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"Watercolor & Whimsy" with Alex Fong June 6-10, 2011
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"Watercolor & Whimsy" with Alex Fong June 6-10, 2011

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Key Information:
Class Size: 4 - 8 people
Destination: British Columbia  
Category: Art and craft workshop
Specialty: Drawing, Painting  
Season: June
Courses Per Year: 16
Course Level: All levels
Min Price: 595 Canadian Dollar (CAD) per person
Max Price: 595 Canadian Dollar (CAD) per person

Discover how to capture the simplicity and power of watercolor in your work! There will be 'no secrets', just old, new and better ways to express ourselves it's magic! The Quadra Island Studio Tour takes place June 6-7, so you may want to come early-there are more than 30 artists opening their studios!

Alex Fong's interest in art began at a young age. However, it was not until his study of interior design that he discovered the medium of watercolor and the freedom of color and expression that matched his vision of the world. Alex Fong's work has attracted the attention of fine art collectors since the early days when he exhibited at Vancouver galleries, through his years as a touring member of the Western Lights Artists Group. Alex has exhibited in both Canada and the U.S. for over fifteen years. His watercolors are featured in both private and corporate collections throughout the continent.

Faculty Information:
Alex Fong early works reflected a traditional oriental technique. As his talents flourished, Alex developed a personal style that has since become his hallmark. Alex's paintings are a kaleidoscope of light and color - a bouquet of wonder and whimsy. The sense of delight that accompanies them, draws the viewer in for a closer look. His translucent, impressionistic paintings are distinguished by a parade of colored flecks that he calls "confetti", to represent his celebration of life. The result is an exquisite balance of spontaneity and grace. Though Alex's artistic vision continues to evolve, his works reflects a fresh and youthful outlook. Alex will also teach and demonstrate in a one-day seminar at the scenic Heriot Bay Inn on June 6.

Other Activities:
Kayaking, canoeing, wild-life viewing by land or by sea, hiking-we have several trails nearby, fishing and boating-let us know, we can help arrange a charter, shopping-gift shops, artists and craftspeople, Quadra Island Studio Tour, Quadra Island Garden Tour, skateboarding-we have a state-of-the-art park, rock climbing - we have a new climbing wall in the community center, cultural events-theater, music, first Nations events and museum, relaxation, a pub for rock n' roll and jazz.

Facility Information:
Firesign Studio is a comfortable studio in the woods of Quadra Island. Eight people can work in the studio comfortably and the workshops have been great for all concerned.

Price Includes:
- 5 days painting instruction
- Delicious lunches, and unlimited studio time.

We like to get together for a group dinner on Thursday night (not included in the rate). Some accommodations available at Firesign - register early to claim your space!

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