Fundraising workshop to benefit NIC Foundation

  • Sep. 10, 2014 6:00 a.m.

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The first rule of being an art teacher is never divulge to your students how you do your own art.

However, artist/teacher Brian Scott has agreed to do a demonstration of his painting techniques as a fundraiser for scholarships at North Island College Foundation.

The artist paints in the morning so the workshop will take place in his Black Creek Studio from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 13; kids and dogs are welcome.

Bring a notebook as the artist will outline his design strategies and techniques in both oil painting and acrylics. He will demonstrate under painting, blocking in, colour theory, and basic design for the artist. He will also be displaying his private art collection and touring his studios and galleries.

Scott has painted for 40 years – his first signed piece is 1974.  He was commissioned in 1979 to paint for Canada Tungsten Mining Corp in the NWT. Husky Injection Moldings purchased his colourful Vancouver Island paintings for their head office in Hong Kong. The artist’s biggest client is North Star Trade Finance in Vancouver. Wherever the company goes, so goes Scott’s pictures; most recently in their new office in London, (UK), Luxembourg and Houston, Texas. Last year a painting had to be removed from the stretcher to be sent to Tel Aviv. A painting of the old barn on Burns Road went to a client County Kildare, Ireland.

All monies collected from Scott’s workshop will go to North Island College Foundation. All that money again is matched by the provincial government.  The artist to date has raised $18,000 plus matching grants for students. When Scott was  a student at Emily Carr College, he received a scholarship and loves the big smile on student faces when they get a cheque from the foundation.