Upcoming Art Classes!

The Following Courses are held at the VISAC Gallery located at 1501 Cedar Ave, downtown Trail. Lower Level Selkirk College Building.
Please email director@visacgallery.com with any questions or for registration

Enjoy the art of portraiture through the discovery & exploration of classic drawing materials (charcoal & pastels). In this guided afternoon workshop we will learn about classical approaches to realism as we apply traditional knowledge and techniques & draw from life. The work of past masters & a live model will provide focus & inspiration in this intensive session open to all levels of experience.

With local Artist & experienced Instructor: GEORGE KOOCHIN
$45 for VISAC members
$50 non members
All supplies included

Beginning in Janurary 2020.  Beginner and experienced rockhounds have an opportunity during the fall and winter seasons to expand their knowledge of working with rocks and gems as the VISAC Gallery presents a four-session course on cutting and polishing semi-precious or just plain pretty stones.
Long-time local rock and gem craftsman Russ Olson will present two 4-week 2-hour sessions.  The cost for the four weeks is $75 for VISAC members, $100 for non-members, plus $5 for materials.  All sessions will be held in the VISAC Gallery's Lapidary Room.Some of the topics to be covered include cabochon, which relates to the flat cutting and polishing of stone for mounting on a ring or pendant; mosaic stones; opal triplets, which involves sandwiching the stone between a black base and a quartz cap for protection; rock beads; and knife handles.

"They will be learning how to cut and polish stones, make custom jewelry they can wear such as belt buckles, pendants, and earrings," Olson said. "The appeal is that they are leaning a craft that has unlimited ways in which you can go."