We’ve added another portrait class to the fall schedule with our fantastic new teacher, Dave Benning! This time it’s the iconic James Dean. Class starts October 11. Sign up soon as Dave’s classes always sell out fast!
Just a reminder there are still a few spots left in our other fall classes, including the Beginner’s starting in October, so make sure to sign up as these will be our last classes before the winter break!
Jackie’s been painting up a storm this summer and is ready to offer 5 brand-new classes for the fall season!
Tulips in Blue and Freesias are still-life flowers that would fit with any decor. Tour d’Eiffel is a palette knife featuring an iconic Parisian view. Freighter at Spanish Banks features an iconic Vancouver view, and Sun Mask is a colourful take on traditional Haida art. We are also offering a new portrait class from our special guest teacher Dave Benning, featuring the much-loved John Lennon.
There’s lots to whet your palatte but as usual seats are limited so be sure to visit the website to register soon! Jackie will be placing the paintings in the window at the studio in Crescent Beach if you’d like to come down and see them in real life while we are still closed.
Have a great rest of the summer and Happy Painting!
We’re excited to announce that Dave Benning, Vancouver’s premiere rock ‘n’ roll artist will be teaching a class at Tiggy’s before the summer!
Join us Sunday, May 24 from 11am-1:30pm for a special sneak-preview demo session with Dave. Watch as he creates magic on several canvases and experience his contagious energy! This is a unique opportunity to get a feel for Dave’s teaching and artistic style before committing to a full class. Registration is limited and includes lunch (as well as complimentary tea & coffee). Click here to sign up now!
Starting Sunday, May 31 from 10am-3pm, Dave’s “Rock Star” Portrait Class will be a 3-week, hands-on, project-based painting class in true Tiggy’s style. Complete an iconic image (we will be choosing the image at the demo session) and learn Dave’s techniques for creating his lifelike hyper-realistic portraits. We recommend students to have some painting experience before taking this class (taking a previous class at Tiggy’s will be helpful) but it is not a requirement. Click here to secure your spot early!
It took us a little longer than expected to upgrade our systems but the Tiggy’s site is now back up-and-running! Plus, we have new classes:
Brand new Maggie’s Garden has proven popular and is already almost full; if you’d like to take it after it fills, email us and let us know and we’ll schedule another class!
We’re also offering three Open Classes for three Fridays in a row; this is a perfect opportunity for those working on a pattern packet or project that requires more than one session.
Madrona and Amalfi Coast have just a few spots left and are starting soon – sign up now!
We also have an exciting new class coming up with a new guest teacher, Dave Benning: Vancouver’s premiere rock ‘n’ roll artist. Check out his work on his website, davebenning.com. We’ll be holding a special sneak-preview demo that will showcase his teaching style and will have limited spots, so make sure to check your inbox for updates!
We’re updating our online class registration system! The new system will be very similar to the one you are already experienced with, but will be even easier to use. We will need to shut down the website for a couple days while we make the changes, and unfortunately you won’t be able to sign up for classes during this time. Rest assured any classes you have already signed up for will carry over to the new system, and you can still register right up until we shut down the site.
The website will be unavailable during the Easter Long Weekend, Friday April 3rd to Sunday April 5th. You can still register for classes Thursday April 2nd, and your registration will be saved.
Spring is here, and we have some brand new classes starting up in the next couple months. First up is Madrona, a stylized arbutus offered on Thursdays starting April 16th. There’s also Amalfi Coast, a colourful painterly piece on Thursday’s starting May 14. There’s a new Beginner’s Saturdays in May, the last one before our summer break!
Jackie’s been painting up a storm and we will be adding another new class in about a week, Maggie’s Garden, which will be offered Saturdays in May. Check back soon!
We’ve added a brand new class to the schedule: Venice! The first class we scheduled was almost full before we even added it to the website, so we’ve added a second class right away.
We’re running one of the classes three consecutive days in a row; it means you’ll be able to leave your supplies and canvas in our secure studio overnight each day, and go home with a finished piece in three days instead of three weeks!
We have now updated the website with the photo for the White, Blue & Apricots class, and you can see it in person at the studio. Also stay tuned as we will be scheduling brand new classes in the spring, with titles including Venice, Amalfi Coast, Curvy Arbutus and Garden Archway.
A great new palette system by Mijello is now available at Tiggy’s! This wet palette is super simple to set up requiring only a few strips of damp paper towel. It allows you to mix right on the wet palette (difficult to do in other wet palette systems) and clean-up is a breeze! Plus, the lid has a gasket and offers a totally air tight seal, meaning your paints will last weeks or even months! Visit our studio in Crescent Beach to learn more.
We would like to mention that all canvases used in our classes must be purchased at Tiggy’s. The canvases we order for our students are of the highest quality and made right here in Canada. They are 100% natural cotton canvas, double gessoed and back stapled to sturdy stretcher bars. This means there are no pin-holes in the canvas and you can display them without framing as the edges are finished nicely. Many of them even come in sophisticated shadow-box frames.
By purchasing your canvas and supplies at Tiggy’s, you support the studio and ensure that we will be able to continue to offer a great variety of quality classes. Mona and I would like to thank you for your support and for keeping us in business for 20 years!
Happy new year from everyone at Tiggy’s! We hope you had a restful Christmas break and a great start to 2015. We have been open just over a week, and are already adding new classes to our Spring schedule!
White, Blue & Apricot is a brand-new class starting in March (photo to come). We’re also bringing back English Village due to popular demand as well as Shari’s Beach (perfect for West-Coast homes). There’s also a new Beginner’s date in case you or someone you know haven’t painted at Tiggy’s before and would like to start!
Be sure to sign-up any time online if you’re interested in any of these classes, or feel free to call the shop or stop by during our business hours.
We should also mention there are only a couple spots left in the popular New York New York palette-knife and Granville Island classes starting mid-February, so make sure you don’t miss out!
We’ll be adding more brand-new classes in the coming weeks as Jackie paints them, so be sure to check back.