Happy Spring! New Classes are around the Corner

MadronaSpring 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!

If you’d like to register for any of our classes please visit our classes page! Happy painting!

Veni Vidi Venice!

veniceWe’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!

The first class starts Tuesday, March 31. If you’d like to sign up be sure to visit our classes page to register securely online!

Thanks and Happy Painting!

Mijello Palette System Now Available at Tiggy’s

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.

DSC06728A 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.

CanvasesWe 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!

-Jackie

Happy New Year, Happy New Classes!

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!

English Village
English Village

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.

Happy Painting!

Art Show in Crescent Beach

Karen Hisey
Karen Hisey

One of our students, Karen Hisey, will be participating in an art show that’s being held in Beecher Place (12160 Beecher Street) in Crescent Beach on Saturday, November  22 from 1 – 8pm. There will be paintings, sculptures, pottery and photographic art. Please plan on attending!

Tiggy’s Art Studio is now closed for our annual winter break. We will reopen on Friday January 9. Jackie will be answering emails while we are closed should you need to contact her at jackie@tiggys.ca. New classes will be added to the website as they are completed. You can register for classes safely online anytime by visiting tiggys.ca/current-workshops. We are unable to process registrations via phone or in person while we are closed.

Have a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the new year!

Tiggy’s Closes for Christmas October 31st

Tuscan StepsTiggy’s will be closing for Christmas October 31 and won’t reopen again until January 9, 2015. If you’d like to purchase supplies make sure you visit us before the end of next week.

We’ve scheduled a bunch of new classes for 2015, so make sure you take a look at our Classes page to see what’s available. Some are already almost full so be sure to sign up for the class you’d like to take before it’s too late! Online registration will be available while we’re closed over Christmas. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to process sign-ups in the store while we are closed, so registering via the website is recommended. Your information is sent over an encrypted SSL connection and complies with PCI standards, so is as safe as if you were to register in our studio.

Have a Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you again in the new year!

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New Classes for the New Year!

West Coast BeachWe’ve scheduled a bunch of new classes for January and February 2015! On the list are a number of popular classes we’ve recently run including Gulf Island Cabin, Arbutus, Whistler Village, Tuscan Steps, Clambake, and Granville Island.

There are also two classes from a number of years ago, brought back by popular demand: the striking Sunflower, and locally-inspired West Coast Beach. West Coast Beach is unique in that Jackie encourages you to bring photos of your children (or grandchildren, or nieces and nephews, etc!) as everyone will be customizing their own painting with images of their kids! (The one shown is of Jackie’s two children).

ArbutusWe’ll be closing for Christmas on October 31st, but there are still classes available if you’d like to get some painting done in our bright studio space while the days get shorter, or perhaps would like to make a thoughtful Christmas gift. Shari’s Beach (starting Wednesday October 15) has only a couple spots available, and there’s one spot left in the New York, New York palette-knife class running the weekend of October 25th and 26th. Remember, you can put your name on our waiting list if a class you’d like to take is full, and we’ll let you know when we schedule a new date (usually before it goes online!) just email jackie at jackie@tiggys.ca or call the studio (604-541-8322).

If you’d like to register for a class you can visit our Classes page on the website (tiggys.ca) and register on-line via our secure, encrypted registration form. We will also be open this week starting Tuesday, October 7 from 10am-2pm if you’d like to register over the phone (604-541-8322) or in person.

Visit Tiggy’s in Crescent Beach this Saturday for our 20th Anniversary Grand Re-Opening!

Come down to Crescent Beach this Saturday, September 20th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to help us celebrate 20 years in business! Join us for complementary coffee and goodies and take a look at our bright new studio space, as well as our selection of fall classes (they always look better in real life)! Registration in the studio will be available starting on Saturday as well.

To celebrate our grand re-opening we’re having a sale!

This Saturday only, ALL in-stock canvasses will be 50% OFF!
Plus choose one regular-priced item (excluding paintings, pattern packets and handmade brush holders) to receive 50% OFF!

We will also have lots of old Class Patterns on sale:
1 for $3-
2 for $5-
5 for $10-
Limited quantities available, get them before they’re gone!

We hope to see you on Saturday!

Fast ‘n’ Fab Promotion! Read on to get Your Discount!

Fast ‘n’ Fab classes are brand new to Tiggy’s for the fall schedule, so we’d like to offer you a special discount on an already great price!

Avocado Series 1Our new Fast ‘n’ Fab classes offer you the opportunity to create a professional work of art in a one-day, five-hour class! Even though these classes are completed start to finish in just one day, they are not short on skills, techniques or theory. You will still receive a full set of class notes, photograph of the finished piece, and personalized instruction from Jackie (plus the surface you will be painting on is included!)

The techniques and skills you will learn and practice are the same as in much larger paintings, but the smaller size enables you to finish in a 5-hour class (and more easily find a spot to display them!)

Shoes Series 1To celebrate these brand new classes and our 20th year in business, we’d like to offer you 20% off our regular Fast ‘n’ Fab class fees! Just enter promo code FAB20 into the Promo Code box at the bottom of your registration form when signing up for any of the new Fast ‘n’ Fab classes, and you’ll instantly get 20% off! Plus your surface is still included!

Update: We are now offering everyone 20% off our Fast ‘n’ Fab Classes without having to enter a Promo Code. The Class Fee already is reduced by 20%, plus your surface is still included for free!

Visit our Classes page now to register online, and remember to enter FAB20 when signing up.

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