Artist in Residence

The City of Port Coquitlam Artist-in-Residence program is a self-directed residency offering artists the opportunity to research, develop and produce new or ongoing bodies of work, with dedicated studio time. The Artist-in-Residence program offers opportunities for artists to work in the community, develop arts-based engagement activities, and deliver creative projects that generate meaningful connections. The program sees artists work collaboratively with community members in initiatives where the participants take a central role as creators, producers, and performers or as active audiences for the project. With a goal of contributing to the growing vibrancy of our neighbourhoods, the Artist-in-Residence program seeks to inspire participation and relationship-building where art (the process of creating together) acts as a catalyst for individual and community engagement. Residencies are for artists or artist collectives working in the visual, performance, literary, and musical arts.

Artist-in-Residence | Kaitlyn Beugh

Meet Port Coquitlam’s new Artist in Residence in Lions Park, Kaitlyn Beugh. Working in nature, Kaitlyn inspires others to connect deeper with the land they are on, whether through a creative process or simply by sitting with nature and paying attention tot he nuances of the life that surrounds them. During her residnecy, she will collaborate with local residents, as well as the plants, river, rain, wind, and sun in Lions Park. She has a keen interest in finding unique ways of creating art using invasive plant species growing in the park, such as English Ivy, Holly, and Blackberry.

Kaitlyn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts with a minor in Social Practice and Community Engagement from Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

TriCity News: Lions Park artist collects leaves, iron from train tracks for Port Coquitlam ecoprints

For all workshops please check-in at the Lions Park Fieldhouse or Picnic Shelter
2300 Lions Way, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 2A8

Workshops

Invasive Species Walk (all ages)

Join Lions Park Artist-in-Residence, Kaitlyn Beugh, on a short yet immersive walk through Lions Park. During this walk Kaitlyn will introduce participants to several invasive species growing in Lions Park park, share how they may have gotten here, what they do, and ways participants can incorporate them into their art making. Following the walk, colouring pages featuring select invasive species will be available, along with paper and basic art materials such as crayons, pencils and erasers. Enjoy a fun afternoon with friends and family, and create some art inspired by all the invasive plants and other discoveries in Lions Park. It is recommended that participants bring a chair or blanket to sit on for the drawing portion of the workshop following the walk.

*Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Eco-Printing (16+)

Join Lions Park Artist-in-Residence, Kaitlyn Beugh, in exploring eco-printing using natural materials from Lions Park and surrounding areas. During this workshop, participants will use plant material and iron water on fabric to create unique prints. These fabric prints will then be installed as part of a larger art installation in Lions Park. Each workshop will vary, as the group will focus on one method of eco-printing each session using the natural materials available at the time.

*This workshop is not suitable for young children. Having an up to date tetanus shot is recommended as we may be working with materials that have been in contact with iron water during the workshop.

Drawing with the Rain Garden (all ages)
Join Lions Park Artist-in-Residence, Kaitlyn Beugh, and witness the rain garden as it takes form. Sit alongside it sketching your favourite parts during these open studio sessions with the artist. Colouring pages inspired by the rain garden and blank paper will be available, along with basic art materials such as crayons, pencils, and erasers. Feel free to bring any other art material you’d like to use during the session. It is recommended that participants bring a chair or blanket to sit on for the duration of the workshop.

*Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Eco-Printing Sunday, September 18th from 10am-12pm
Drawing with the Rain Garden Sunday, September 25th from 10am-12pm

 

Artist-in-Residence | Vera Sidorova

Meet Port Coquitlam’s Outlet Artist in Residence, Vera Sidorova. Vera is a multimedia artist and art tutor practicing with traditional and digital media. During her residency she will be exploring urban watercolour style acrylic and ink sketching, landscape oil painting, botanical art, and acrylic still-life painting.

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Workshops

Still Life Painting (8+)
In this workshop, participants will paint a still life from reference. Artist-in-Residence Vera Sidorova will explain local colour, what kind of retired paints from history might have been used to capture this colour, and what modern replacements are available.
Outlet Artist in Res          70858    Sa           12:00pm-3:00pm             Oct 15
Outlet Artist in Res          70853    F              2:30pm-5:30pm              Oct 21
Outlet Artist in Res          70854    F              2:30pm-5:30pm              Oct 28
Outlet Artist in Res          70850    F              2:30pm-5:30pm              Nov 4

Shadow Box Still Life Pumpkin Painting (8+)
This artist-led workshop is a great chance for emerging artists to learn how to build a shadow box and set it up for still life painting. Once complete, participants will then proceed with an acrylic painting of uniquely shaped pumpkins.
Outlet Artist in Res          70856    F              9:00am-12:00pm             Oct 7

Hand-Eye Coordination Training for Artists (8+)
Join Artist-in-Residence Vera Sidorova as she guides you through Charles Bargue drawing exercises.  This is a great opportunity to learn tips and tricks of precocious drawings done by old masters from France.
Outlet Artist in Res          70857    F              3:30pm-5:30pm                Oct 14

Art Clinique with Artist-in-Residence (14+)
Community members are invited to bring artworks for critique, or listen and learn tips and tricks on how to improve drawing and painting skills with some exercises.
Outlet Artist in Res          70859    Sa           3:00pm-4:00pm                Oct 15

Walk and Sketch the Cityscape (14+)
Walk and sketch historical buildings in Port Coquitlam, such as: Melissa Park Lodge (constructed in 1910, located at 2175 Mary Hill Road), Port Coquitlam City Hall (constructed in 1914, located at 2580 Shaughnessy Street), and the Oldest Port Coquitlam House (constructed 1889, 2112 Mary Hill Road). Dress for the weather and bring your sunscreen, water bottle and snack. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Outlet Artist in Res          70848    Su             2:30pm-5:30pm              Oct 16

Paint Party (5-10)
Artist-in-Residence Vera Sidorova is hosting a still life paint party for children! Vera will explain how to draw and paint simple objects to make them appear realistic. All materials are provided.
Outlet Artist in Res          70860    Sa           9:00am-12:00pm              Oct 22

Painting Forest – Plein Air Workshop (14+)
Join Artist-in-Residence Vera Sidorova on a walk along the Coquitlam River from McAllister foot bridge to Lion’s Park (around 3 km) to make a painting of trees. Tools and guidance on composition will be provided. In case of rainy weather, the demonstration will happen indoors at the Outlet studio, and the artist will use a photo reference for the painting. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Outlet Artist in Res          70849    Su           9:00am-1:00pm              Oct 23

Choosing the Correct Photo Reference for Painting (8+)
In this workshop, Artist-in-Residence Vera Sidorova will talk about how to choose photo references for painting.
Outlet Artist in Res          70861    Sa           9:00am-11:00am               Oct 29

Portrait of a Tree – Plein Air Workshop (14+)
Create a painting of the historic apple tree at Wilson Avenue. Materials provided. In case of rainy weather, the demonstration will happen indoors at the Outlet studio, and the artist will use a photo reference for the painting. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Outlet Artist in Res          70851    Sa           9:00am-1:00pm              Nov 5

Walk and Sketch a City Clock (14+)
Let’s pass the time by walking around downtown Port Coquitlam and sketching some clocks!  Clocks may include the Shaughnessy Station clock, the Port Coquitlam Courthouse clock, and the Veterans Park clock. Please dress for the weather and bring your sunscreen, water bottle and snack. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Outlet Artist in Res          70855    Sa           9:00am-12:00pm             Nov 12

Brushwork Workshop (8+)
In this workshop, Artist-in-Residence Vera Sidorova will explain edges, brushstrokes, glazing, and scumbling techniques – all skills needed to make painting less flat and more realistic.
Outlet Artist in Res          70852    F            12:00pm-2:00pm            Nov 18

Contact

Lesley Perrie 
Public Art & Community Engagement Specialist
Tel 604.927.8442
Email perriel@portcoquitlam.ca