Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of the FCA

Meetings 2019

Put these dates on your calendar! We meet on Saturdays and Wednesdays.

• May 4 Valley View Community Centre, Kamloops
• June 12 Paintout at the Chase Beach, Chase
• September 4 Blind Bay Hall, Blind Bay
• October 19  Valley View Community Centre, Kamloops
• November 13 Blind Bay Hall, Blind Bay

Meetings open with Chapter business, followed by critiques of art brought in by members. We encourage you to bring 1 or 2 artworks either completed or in progress for input from peers and AFCA'S. Critiques are a valuable learning tool that help everyone grow and improve.

We serve light snacks, tea and coffee but bring a lunch. After lunch, there is a demonstration by a Federation member or non-member, or we hold a learning event.  If you are not a member, but curious about what the Chapter can offer, you are welcome to attend a meeting at no charge. 

2019 Meetings

May 4: Valleyview Community Hall 

2288 Park Drive, just off the Trans Canada Highway and Highland Blvd.
10am sharp – 3pm

We have an exciting day lined up for you!

• Update on the results of the Open National Show.

• Peoples Choice Winners ribbon presentation.

• Critique – bringup to 2 paintings for feedback and support. 

Bring art books, materials and supplies that you wish to sell, put a price tag on everything, price to sell.

• Bring cash to scoop up deals!

Invite an artist friend

Yvonne Reddick Y Reddick clearwaters

Guest Artist Demo with Yvonne Reddick

“I am excited to do a demo for the TNSC. The subject matter will be rocks under water and how to glaze over the monochromatic underpainting to add colour with both transparent and opaque pigments, working wet into wet.

We can go over how to glaze the rocks to ‘push’ them under the water and to show the light playing on top reflecting various colours. So much fun!

Looking forward to seeing all of you and to our time together sharing some of the magic of painting.”


tea snackBring a lunch!   Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be provided.  

                             See you there!


June: Paint Out  

June 12 at Chase Beach, Memorial Park  1212 2nd Ave., Chase
No TNSC business today! 
Bring a lunch, a blanket, easel and paints to set up outdoors for a day of painting and socializing.
Features at the location:  colourful play apparatus with waterfall, the beach, the wharf, boats, the lake, trees, lawns.
There are washrooms, free parking and it's level.   



March 12, 2019: Blind Bay Hall, 2510 Blind Bay Road, Blind Bay 

Deb milner demo 2019

Above: Deb Lively AFCA during colour demo Mar 12, 2019
This is the Annual General Meeting - please don't miss it!


We welcome new president, Mairi Budreau and new
executive board members.

We twin with the Blind Bay Painters for the critique.

Debbie MIlner-Lively, AFCA is doing a demo focusing on colour. 
If you want to carpool with Cathie Peters from Kamloops, let her know
. It is only a 45 minute drive.

Feb. 16: Valleyview Hall, 2288 Park Ave, Kamloops, BC. 

We have an exciting presentation for you at our meeting on Saturday at the Valleyview Hall!  Barb Klie photography and Mike Svob on values, with practical work time! Meeting starts at 10am.  Bring a lunch and a piece to critique as always. 

Barb Klie, who is an outstanding photographer, will show some of her winter photos and talk about issues such as composition, contrast, colour, leading lines toward your centre of interest, and creative viewpoints.  Here is a sample  

We will also show a 20 minute video by Mike Svob on values, which ties in nicely with Barb's images.  Please bring a pencil, a sketch pad and a few of your reference photos that need work on values. We will work together to improve the values in your image.

Business will focus on our upcoming Art on the Move Sale and the National Open Show in April.
See you on Saturday at the Valleyiew Hall, 2288 Park Drive, just off the Transcanada Highway and Highland Blvd. 



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