Creative Art Series

When you are immersed in creating, time stands still and you find yourself in the moment. Some may call this a special kind of mindfulness. Escaping into your creation requires your full mindful attention. 

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mindfulness and watercolour

NEW: Mindfulness and Watercolour

Watercolour is expressive and translucent while being calm. It finds its own path, as you guide it gently. When I wish to be mindful, I often, break with my routine and pick up my watercolours. It allows me to be creative. Yet, I need to pay attention to every mark I make. Which allows me to be in the moment and present during the painting process.

Visual arts usually require this intense mindfulness. If you lose the rhythm by being distracted it will show directly on your paper or canvas. Your focus is rewarded by remaining with the process.

Book Now

INSTRUCTOR: Louise Lambert

LOCATION: Wine Country Studios (1632 Braeburn Ct., West Kelowna | Near Mission Hills Winery)

DATE:

  • Saturday, May 14th
  • Sunday, May 15th

TIME: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

COST: $52

2 workshops 10% off $93.60- SAVE $10.40

3 workshops 15% off $132.60- SAVE $23.40

4 workshops-20% off $166.40- SAVE $41.00

You can mix and match workshops as you wish, providing we have openings. So reserve soon.

Book now to avoid disappointment! These workshops usually sell out quickly.  Limited space is available.

Book Today:  Call or email Wine Country Studios to reserve your spot.

Contact:   (250)212.3674 | [email protected]

For Private Lessons and Semi-Private Lessons and to arrange a  group workshop, contact Louise Lambert:

(250)212.3674 or [email protected]

Covid protocols: Please read

Easy parking: on Braeburn Street, where you will see the black door to the studio, which will be open, follow the short path to the studio.

Covid protocols in place and due to this it is recommended that students bring their own supplies.

 Supplies

  • Acrylic paints-You can pick up a small inexpensive kit of acrylic paints from Opus Art Store, we recommend Liquitex, No. 1501, set of six, or you can pick up Daler Rowney or other brands at Walmart.  
  • Your basic paints should include white, red, yellow, blue and black

If you already have supplies bring those.

  • Brushes-one small and one medium 
  • Cup for water for paints

Palate-can be a simple as a clean plastic food container, paper or plastic plate where you can mix your paints

Paper towel or rag, apron or wear clothes that you won’t mind getting paint on.

Canvas types by workshop:

Create your Spirit Animal -8” by 10” canvas

Van Gogh and Monet- 10” by 12” or 11” by 14”

If you cannot bring your supplies, contact us so we can make accommodations.

Go to the new Wine Country Studios website for more info  Contact: Louise Lambert  250-212-3674, [email protected] www.winecountrystudios.ca

Create Your Spirit Animal

Everyone has a spirit animal, why not capture the essence of yours?

We will start with a guided meditation, and after paving the way with gentle coaching you will create your own artistic version of your spirit animal. If you have never held a paintbrush or drawn before now is your chance for a fun and insightful experience.

Did you know we may have as many as seven different Spirit Animals in our lifetime? They may appear during different times or events in your life to guide and protect you.

Create your own Spirit Animal Workshops can be tailored to groups from adults to children.

Your instructor and Guide:

Louise Lambert, a Métis Professional artist, will be your guide.

Her works are well known in the Okanagan Valley, selling internationally. Owner of Wine Country Studios, she has conducted over 200 workshops throughout North America.

Book Now

INSTRUCTOR: Louise Lambert

LOCATION: Wine Country Studios (1632 Braeburn Ct., West Kelowna | Near Mission Hills Winery)

DATES: 

  • Saturday, May 28, 2022
  • Sunday, May 29, 2022

TIMES: 1:30 to 3:30 pm

COST: $52 (Price discounted when multiple workshop seats are purchased together)

2 workshops 10% off $93.60- SAVE $10.40

3 workshops 15% off $132.60- SAVE $23.40

4 workshops-20% off $166.40- SAVE $41.00

You can mix and match workshops as you wish, providing we have openings. So reserve soon.

Book now to avoid disappointment! These workshops usually sell out quickly.  Limited space is available.

Book Today:  Call or email Wine Country Studios to reserve your spot.

Contact:   (250)212.3674 | [email protected]

For Private Lessons and Semi-Private Lessons and to arrange a  group workshop, contact Louise Lambert:

(250)212.3674 or [email protected]

Covid protocols: Please read

Easy parking: on Braeburn Street, where you will see the black door to the studio, which will be open, follow the short path to the studio.

Covid protocols in place and due to this it is recommended that students bring their own supplies.

 Supplies

  • Acrylic paints-You can pick up a small inexpensive kit of acrylic paints from Opus Art Store, we recommend Liquitex, No. 1501, set of six, or you can pick up Daler Rowney or other brands at Walmart.  
  • Your basic paints should include white, red, yellow, blue and black

If you already have supplies bring those.

  • Brushes-one small and one medium 
  • Cup for water for paints

Palate-can be a simple as a clean plastic food container, paper or plastic plate where you can mix your paints

Paper towel or rag, apron or wear clothes that you won’t mind getting paint on.

Canvas types by workshop:

Create your Spirit Animal -8” by 10” canvas

Van Gogh and Monet- 10” by 12” or 11” by 14”

If you cannot bring your supplies, contact us so we can make accommodations.

Go to the new Wine Country Studios website for more info  Contact: Louise Lambert  250-212-3674, [email protected] www.winecountrystudios.ca

Spirit Animal: Bear - painted by Louise Lambert
Read More about Spirit Animals

“Create your Spirit Animal” is a unique, guided mediation and painting workshop run by Wine Country Studios.  The owner and workshop facilitator is a professional Métis artist, Louise Lambert.  The program draws on the Métis understanding of ‘spirit animals’ as life guides and symbols of qualities and values that each animal holds. 

 Louise draws upon her forefathers the Algonquin people who believed that nature was inhabited by spirits intermixed with the physical world.  The Algonquin were deeply spiritual and had a religion founded on animism, the belief that a spiritual world animated and interacted with the physical world.  Instead of believing in one god, the Algonquins believed in an essential spirit present in all living things and embodied in Kitchi Manitou.  

Historical evidence of the Algonquin settlements, dates back to 4280 BCE and possibly earlier. Their tribal lands were largely found in the areas of the Ottawa River valley.  Their first known meeting with Europeans occurred in 1603 when they encountered the French explorers. Later they were exposed to the influx of French trappers as the region was rich for the fur trade.  

Many European settlers married Algonquin women, as they provided comfort as well as acting as guides in the new territory.  The first inter-mixed, as they called them back then, became known as the Métis which translates in French as a ‘Mixed.’ 

Interested in learning more about Métis people?  Check out our blog. 

CYSA picture of participants painting sprit animal
Create your Spirit Animal - Experiences

As I transition to retirement after a challenging career in the military, emergency nursing, and teaching, I have found my protector in the Create your Spirit Animal workshop.  

When I paint, I usually paint whimsical flowers, so it surprised me what emerged on the canvas.  A fierce wolf stared back at me. Telling me that characteristics and behaviours that no longer serve me are being culled from my consciousness.

The wolf is a protector and it spiritually and physically protects me at all times.

-Wendy M, Kamloops, BC

~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~.~

When I was a child, I spent my hours creating many forms of artwork with my favourite aunt.  When I became an adult, now with kids, working full time, and responsibilities, I lost this precious chance.  Being a mum,  a caretaker for my family and the pressure of making money took over.  

Over this last period of time, during COVID, I found the urge to reconnect with myself and my true inner spirit.

Part of that true inner self was returning to creating art. However, I was conditioned not to do something just for me, because the demands of being a mum, wife, and work took priority – everything felt like it needed to serve dual processes. Doing it just for myself didn’t feel like enough of a priority.  

Now I have the urge to do something that reconnects me to myself.

When I saw the opportunity to come to the “Create the spirit animal workshop” it aligned perfectly with my inner soul and my creative urge.

It was meant to be.  It has opened an opportunity for me to create more and enjoy my spirit. Doing something for myself is important, and felt amazing”

 

-Sheena S., West Kelowna, BC

Creative Art Series

When you are immersed in creating, time stands still and you find yourself in the moment. Some may call this a special kind of mindfulness. Escaping into your creation requires your full mindful attention.

Paint like an Impressionistic Master

Beginner and experienced artists can discover and create their own impressionist artwork. You’ve always admired Monet’s Water Lilies; why not create them first hand in our impressionist workshops. The brush strokes are loose and the colours pure. Precision is not required.

You will get launched with the foundation of the painting and then you are free to explore and add your own touches. You will be gently guided by professional artist Louise Lambert with tips on your setup and palate recommendations.

Look for in these creative series:

  • Monet Water Lilies
  • Van Gogh’s Starry, Starry Night
  • Van Gogh Returns with Sunflowers
  • Lauren Harris, Winter Wonderland

Your instructor and Guide:

Louise Lambert, a Métis and Professional artist, will be your guide and instructor.

Her works are well known in the Okanagan Valley, selling internationally. Owner of Wine Country Studios, she has conducted over 200 workshops throughout North America.

Book Now

INSTRUCTOR: Louise Lambert

LOCATION: Wine Country Studios (1632 Braeburn Ct., West Kelowna | Near Mission Hills Winery)

DATE:

  • Van Gogh Returns with Sunflowers:
    • Saturday, June 11, 2022
  • Monet Water Lilies-Spring
    • Sunday, June 18, 2022

TIME: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

COST: $52

2 workshops 10% off $93.60- SAVE $10.40

3 workshops 15% off $132.60- SAVE $23.40

4 workshops-20% off $166.40- SAVE $41.00

You can mix and match workshops as you wish, providing we have openings. So reserve soon.

Book now to avoid disappointment! These workshops usually sell out quickly.  Limited space is available.

Book Today:  Call or email Wine Country Studios to reserve your spot.

Contact:   (250)212.3674 | [email protected]

For Private Lessons and Semi-Private Lessons and to arrange a  group workshop, contact Louise Lambert:

(250)212.3674 or [email protected]

Covid protocols: Please read

Easy parking: on Braeburn Street, where you will see the black door to the studio, which will be open, follow the short path to the studio.

Covid protocols in place and due to this it is recommended that students bring their own supplies.

 Supplies

  • Acrylic paints-You can pick up a small inexpensive kit of acrylic paints from Opus Art Store, we recommend Liquitex, No. 1501, set of six, or you can pick up Daler Rowney or other brands at Walmart.  
  • Your basic paints should include white, red, yellow, blue and black

If you already have supplies bring those.

  • Brushes-one small and one medium 
  • Cup for water for paints

Palate-can be a simple as a clean plastic food container, paper or plastic plate where you can mix your paints

Paper towel or rag, apron or wear clothes that you won’t mind getting paint on.

Canvas types by workshop:

Create your Spirit Animal -8” by 10” canvas

Van Gogh and Monet- 10” by 12” or 11” by 14”

If you cannot bring your supplies, contact us so we can make accommodations.

Go to the new Wine Country Studios website for more info  Contact: Louise Lambert  250-212-3674, [email protected] www.winecountrystudios.ca

2022 -March- Monet workshop - pic for website and workshop

Creative Group Experience: Book a Private Group Workshop

Reserve your private event in a working art studio in the heart of wine country. These spirited experiences are designed to be entertaining, and insightful and promise to make the most novice artist feel comfortable right from the beginning.

Create Your Own Spirit Animal

Wolf Spirit Animal

Workshop Description: Perfect for those who are interested in connecting with their spirit animal or just want to have fun in the process. If you have never held a paintbrush now is your chance for a fun and insightful experience.

Workshop length: 2 hours to 2.5 hours

Class size: 3-7 people

Workshop Description: Perfect for those who are interested in connecting with their spirit animal or just want to have fun in the process. If you have never held a paintbrush now is your chance for a fun and insightful experience.

Workshop length: 2 hours to 2.5 hours

Class size: 3-7 people

Book Now

INSTRUCTOR: Louise Lambert

LOCATION: Wine Country Studios (1632 Braeburn Ct., West Kelowna | Near Mission Hills Winery)

Pricing: Gather Your Group 
Not sure how many people will be joining? Just give us an estimate and add the participants up to the day of the event. Pricing will be provided upon determining the number of participants.

Book your Event: Select a day for your group’s event. The more notice you can provide, the better. We can often accommodate last-minute groups, however, rush fees may occur.

Book Today:  Call or email Wine Country Studios to reserve your spot.

Contact:   (250)212.3674 | [email protected]

For Private Lessons and Semi-Private Lessons and to arrange a  group workshop, contact Louise Lambert:

(250)212.3674 or [email protected]

Covid protocols: Please read

Easy parking: on Braeburn Street, where you will see the black door to the studio, which will be open, follow the short path to the studio.

Covid protocols in place and due to this it is recommended that students bring their own supplies.

 Supplies

  • Acrylic paints-You can pick up a small inexpensive kit of acrylic paints from Opus Art Store, we recommend Liquitex, No. 1501, set of six, or you can pick up Daler Rowney or other brands at Walmart.  
  • Your basic paints should include white, red, yellow, blue and black

If you already have supplies bring those.

  • Brushes-one small and one medium 
  • Cup for water for paints

Palate-can be a simple as a clean plastic food container, paper or plastic plate where you can mix your paints

Paper towel or rag, apron or wear clothes that you won’t mind getting paint on.

Canvas types by workshop:

Create your Spirit Animal -8” by 10” canvas

Van Gogh and Monet- 10” by 12” or 11” by 14”

If you cannot bring your supplies, contact us so we can make accommodations.

Go to the new Wine Country Studios website for more info  Contact: Louise Lambert  250-212-3674, [email protected] www.winecountrystudios.ca

Creative Art Series

Van Gogh Sunflowers

Workshop Description: Be an Impressionist artist for the afternoon. Paint and explore the beloved artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, and Canada’s own Lauren Harris.

Choose from these Creative Series:

Monet Water Lilies
Van Gogh’s Sunflowers
Lauren Harris, Group of Seven 

Workshop length: 2 hours to 2.5 hours

Class size: 3-7 people

Workshop Description: Be an Impressionist artist for the afternoon. Paint and explore the beloved artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, and Canada’s own Lauren Harris.

Choose from these Creative Series:

Monet Water Lilies
Van Gogh’s Sunflowers
Lauren Harris, Group of Seven 

Workshop length: 2 hours to 2.5 hours

Class size: 3-7 people

Book Now

INSTRUCTOR: Louise Lambert

LOCATION: Wine Country Studios (1632 Braeburn Ct., West Kelowna | Near Mission Hills Winery)

Pricing: Gather Your Group 
Not sure how many people will be joining? Just give us an estimate and add the participants up to the day of the event. Pricing will be provided upon determining the number of participants.

Book your Event: Select a day for your group’s event. The more notice you can provide, the better. We can often accommodate last-minute groups, however, rush fees may occur.

Book Today:  Call or email Wine Country Studios to reserve your spot.

Contact:   (250)212.3674 | [email protected]

For Private Lessons and Semi-Private Lessons and to arrange a  group workshop, contact Louise Lambert:

(250)212.3674 or [email protected]

Covid protocols: Please read

Easy parking: on Braeburn Street, where you will see the black door to the studio, which will be open, follow the short path to the studio.

Covid protocols in place and due to this it is recommended that students bring their own supplies.

 Supplies

  • Acrylic paints-You can pick up a small inexpensive kit of acrylic paints from Opus Art Store, we recommend Liquitex, No. 1501, set of six, or you can pick up Daler Rowney or other brands at Walmart.  
  • Your basic paints should include white, red, yellow, blue and black

If you already have supplies bring those.

  • Brushes-one small and one medium 
  • Cup for water for paints

Palate-can be a simple as a clean plastic food container, paper or plastic plate where you can mix your paints

Paper towel or rag, apron or wear clothes that you won’t mind getting paint on.

Canvas types by workshop:

Create your Spirit Animal -8” by 10” canvas

Van Gogh and Monet- 10” by 12” or 11” by 14”

If you cannot bring your supplies, contact us so we can make accommodations.

Go to the new Wine Country Studios website for more info  Contact: Louise Lambert  250-212-3674, [email protected] www.winecountrystudios.ca

Explore Painting Outdoors

outdoor group setting

Workshop Description: Immerse your group in the Okanagan Landscape, while capturing its essence.
Nothing is as exciting as painting outdoors. Discover the coveted scenes that only artists know of. Each participant will be supplied with outdoor easels.

Workshop length: 2 hours to 2.5 hours

Class size: 2-3 people

 

Workshop Description: Immerse your group in the Okanagan Landscape, while capturing its essence.
Nothing is as exciting as painting outdoors. Discover the coveted scenes that only artists know of. Each participant will be supplied with outdoor easels.

Workshop length: 2 hours to 2.5 hours

Class size: 2-3 people

Book Now

INSTRUCTOR: Louise Lambert

LOCATION: Wine Country Studios (1632 Braeburn Ct., West Kelowna | Near Mission Hills Winery) Location for the outdoor setting will be determined at the time of booking to accommodate the group’s needs.

Pricing: Gather Your Group 
Not sure how many people will be joining? Just give us an estimate and add the participants up to the day of the event. Pricing will be provided upon determining the number of participants.

Book your Event: Select a day for your group’s event. The more notice you can provide, the better. We can often accommodate last-minute groups, however, rush fees may occur.

Book Today:  Call or email Wine Country Studios to reserve your spot.

Contact:   (250)212.3674 | [email protected]

For Private Lessons and Semi-Private Lessons and to arrange a  group workshop, contact Louise Lambert:

(250)212.3674 or [email protected]

Covid protocols: Please read

Easy parking: on Braeburn Street, where you will see the black door to the studio, which will be open, follow the short path to the studio.

Covid protocols in place and due to this it is recommended that students bring their own supplies.

 Supplies

  • Acrylic paints-You can pick up a small inexpensive kit of acrylic paints from Opus Art Store, we recommend Liquitex, No. 1501, set of six, or you can pick up Daler Rowney or other brands at Walmart.  
  • Your basic paints should include white, red, yellow, blue and black

If you already have supplies bring those.

  • Brushes-one small and one medium 
  • Cup for water for paints

Palate-can be a simple as a clean plastic food container, paper or plastic plate where you can mix your paints

Paper towel or rag, apron or wear clothes that you won’t mind getting paint on.

Canvas types by workshop:

Create your Spirit Animal -8” by 10” canvas

Van Gogh and Monet- 10” by 12” or 11” by 14”

If you cannot bring your supplies, contact us so we can make accommodations.

Go to the new Wine Country Studios website for more info  Contact: Louise Lambert  250-212-3674, [email protected] www.winecountrystudios.ca

Art Lessons

Private or Semi Private Art Lessons

Need some encouragement to get started?

Enjoy individual attention in learning how to draw and or paint with Professional Artist, Louise Lambert.  You will be equipped with an easel, appropriate lighting and supplies.  Louise will coach you to bring out your talents and develop your skills.

 Location:

Meet at the professional studios of Wine Country Studios: 1632 Braeburn Ct, West Kelowna, British Columbia,

Reserve your art lesson now! CLICK HERE

Teaching Philosophy

In a supportive and non-judgemental atmosphere you will be given enough structure to ensure a sense of accomplishment, while allowing your creative expression to develop.  Along with the pleasure you will get from art there are a wealth of skills that are naturally developed during the process.   Educators, brain researchers have noted that adults and children who engage in the visual arts show vast improvement in concentration levels, problem-solving abilities and critical-thinking skills.

Creativity lights up the mind and research reveals that it increases learning and retention, as well, while being a wonderful break from the normal routine & stress.

 Join us for these creative experiences from Wine Country Studios and rejuvenate yourself.

Book Now

INSTRUCTOR: Louise
LOCATION: Wine Country Art Studios

DATES – TBA

$124 / 1 person / workshop OR $62 / per person / workshop for 2 people

For more information on upcoming workshops, events and classes, visit www.westkelownacity.ca/recreation

art workshop gift card

Select the perfect piece of art for the home or use this gift towards art workshops and classes.

A gift of experience that will last a life time.

Look in our SHOP and listings of WORKSHOPS & CLASSES to be inspired.

Outdoor Workshops

Explore Painting outdoors, Plein Air, this literally means “in the open air”
Working from outdoors lets you see the true colours and immerses you in the living ambience of the moment and place. Find this natural refuge from the world, as time stands still.

outdoor paint workshops

Creating A Landscape

Join us for this memorable experience by capturing the land in an intimate landscape painting that you create. 

Meet us in at a selected outdoor location rich with history and presence, in the beautiful Okanagan Valley.

While creating your own landscape interpretation with just enough guidance, you will transported back in time amongst the virgin forests, pristine lakes and towering mountains of a land full of promise and life yet to be discovered by a peoples searching for a home and a destiny.

You will capture the effects of sunlight and depth… 

By observing a painting demonstration you will be able to create your own artwork. Use a medium of your choice, soft pastels, watercolor or acrylics, you will have the opportunity to use your existing art supplies or a supply list will be provided upon registration.

Your Guide:

Louise Lambert, a Métis and Professional artist will be your guide and instructor.

Her works are well known in the Okanagan Valley, selling internationally.  Owner of Wine Country Studios, she has conducted over 200 workshops though out North America.

The workshops run from May to late September and we meet at selected locations.

More Info

INSTRUCTOR: Louise Lambert

LOCATION: Kalamoir Regional Park (3041 Collens Hill Rd, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 1X5)

DATES: 

  • Thursday, July 21, 2022
  • Saturday, July 30, 2022

TIMES: 9:30 to 11:30 am

COST: $52 (Price discounted when multiple workshop seats are purchased together)

2 workshops 10% off $93.60- SAVE $10.40

3 workshops 15% off $132.60- SAVE $23.40

4 workshops-20% off $166.40- SAVE $41.00

You can mix and match workshops as you wish, providing we have openings. So reserve soon.

Book now to avoid disappointment! These workshops usually sell out quickly.  Limited space is available.

Book Today:  Call or email Wine Country Studios to reserve your spot.

Contact:   (250)212.3674 | [email protected]

For Private Lessons and Semi-Private Lessons and to arrange a  group workshop, contact Louise Lambert:

(250)212.3674 or [email protected]

Painting in the Vineyards

Painting made easy with the inspiring Vineyards of the Okanagan Valley.  See why painting outdoors is so motivational and mindful.  You will learn how to select your scene, distilling the elements of the landscape and not worrying so much about the outcome. You will enjoy a relaxing and mindful experience.

You will have the opportunity to observe a painting demonstration and then create your own.  Working in a medium of your choice, soft pastels, watercolour or acrylics, you will have the opportunity to use your existing art supplies or a supply list will be provided upon registration.

Your Guide:

Louise Lambert, a Métis and Professional artist will be your guide and instructor.

Her works are well known in the Okanagan Valley, selling internationally.  Owner of Wine Country Studios, she has conducted over 200 workshops though out North America.

The workshops run from May to late September and we meet at selected locations .

More Info

INSTRUCTOR: Louise Lambert
LOCATION: Wine Country Studios

DATE:

Saturday, November 20, 2021

TIME: 9:30am – 12:00pm

COST: $52

Call or email Wine Country Studios to reserve your spot or Register with:

Westkelownacity.ca/recreation

Call 778-797-8800

Workshop Number: 8581

Outdoor painting workshops

“PLEIN AIR”   Painting Outside

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