Pop-Up Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Regular hours begin Friday, September 2nd (Closed Mondays)
SEPT 1 7pm – 9pm
ARTS FOR EVERYONE; Opening Reception Join us as we celebrate Semiahmoo Arts’ members and partner groups for an inspiring evening with the arts community. FREE ADMISSION
Everyone is welcome to participate in our Postcard Short Story Project. Write a short story on one of our postcards or bring your own. The postcard stories will be on display on our Postcard Stories display at Pop-Up-Town. You may be acknowledged for your writing talent and selected to read your short story at our closing reception. FREE TO PARTICIPATE
Pop-Up-Town Market Gallery & Art Rental. Members and Partners of Semiahmoo Arts’ will be showcasing their artwork for show & sale and/or rent for the entire month of September.
Sept 2, 6pm – 8pm
So, what’s ekphrastic writing? – Workshop with Heidi Greco Join Surrey poet Heidi Greco in an exploration of links between the visual arts and the art of words. During this hands-on session you will consider examples of ekphrastic work by several established writers. And no, you won’t be restricted to poems – you’ll be encouraged to follow wherever the artwork takes you, to whatever kind of writing you prefer. Register here.
Sept 4, 11am – 12:30pm
Coloured Pencil Fundamentals – In this hands-on introductory session you can learn some ways to get the most out of coloured pencils and achieve a range of visual effects. Techniques including layering, blending and burnishing will be covered. You will complete some simple exercises using wax-based coloured pencils to learn methods that can be applied to a wide variety of subjects, and take home what you create. All supplies will be provided. Register Here.
Sept 7, 6pm – 7:30pm
Introduction to Silk Painting – Hand painted silk is a lively, colourful medium that allows you to make art you can hang on the wall, wear, or use in a variety of creative ways. Watch a demo and then try your hand at painting a small sample piece to take home. All supplies will be provided. Register Here.
Sept 8, 7pm – 9pm
Zero to 360: Literary Open Mic – A collaboration of emerging and experienced writers who each share up to six minutes of poetry, short stories, chapters of novels in progress, memoirs or song lyrics. Sign up at 7:00pm. Readings begin at 7:30pm.
Sept 11, 12pm – 2pm
Dream Worlds – Collage Workshop for Children with Saskia Schanz: Creating your own fantasy world with collage by a taking a trip to your„inside world“ and your „biggest dream“. Using collage techniques we will transpose our biggest dream on to our fantasy world to stimulate ideas and releases mental/emotional associations. In this way, the children will be encouraged to express their inner dreams and dream world. All supplies included.
Sept 13, 10am – 2pm
Stamp Carving & Mark Making Workshop with Nicci Battilana – Join us as we carve, stick & cut stamps for use in card making, and/or art journaling. You will be shown some easy techniques to create stamps and mark making tools. Instruction/demo, image planning, a safety talk and hands on playtime. Ages 17+ Register Here.
Sept 14 11am – 3pm
Plant Pounding for Everyone Paint a Picture w/ Plants! Drop by Pop-Up Town and join Semiahmoo Arts Programmer & Instructor Bobbie Hammersley to create imagery with a diverse bouquet of plant pigments. Drop by anytime between 11:00am-3:00pm and create some beautiful art. BY DONATION.
Sept 16, 10am – 2pm
BIG EYES– A Watercolour Painting Workshop with Nicci Battilana – Learn how to create your very own doe eyed characters. We will practice sketching out basic shapes, determine portion and placement and then begin to bring our characters to life with detail and juicy colours! Ages 17+ Register Here.
Sept 16 -17
September 16 7pm – 8pm; September 17 1pm – 2pm
STORYBOOK THEATRE Surrey Youth Theatre Company presents Bedtime and Naptime Theatre for kids ages 2-7yrs and their caregivers. Wear your pyjamas. Bring your pillow and teddy. Tickets available at the door. $4 per person.
Sept 29 7pm – 9pm
ARTS FOR EVERYONE; Closing Reception Semiahmoo Arts’ farewell to Pop-Up-Town, White Rock. Live music and live storytelling. FREE ADMISSION. More info here.