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Learn Oil Paint Portraiture Basics with a Pro, July 3-5 at Strange Fellows Brewing

Dip into the right side of your brain and learn something new, by signing up for the Strange Fellows Brewing ‘Intro to Oils’ portrait painting workshop with David Vegt, beginning this Monday, July 3rd…

Opportunities like this don’t roll around often: the three-session-long class with locally-lauded and prolific artist/painter, Vegt, takes place over the course of three consecutive evenings (July 3-5, from 7-9pm), and includes all of your supplies, as well one Strange Fellows beer, wine or cider (non-alc options also available) per session, for added inspiration. All you need to equip yourself with is a picture of the person you want to capture on the canvas, and a willingness to get your hands dirty learning how to do just that. Foundational portraiture skills will all be covered (drawing, values, edges and colour). Other skillsets imparted by Vegt over the total six hours include: how to draw with your brush; pushing form into place; and how to build your painting by starting with a monochrome underpainting before adding colour and detail.

All-in the three day course will only set you back $150! Prime yourself to scratch your creative itch by signing up here. This is an intimate class and learning to paint from a pro in a brewery sounds super rad, so tell your buddies but snag your own seat ASAP!

Neighbourhood: East Vancouver
1345 Clark Dr.

Burdock & Co to Host One-Night-Only ‘See Ha La’ Pop-Up, July 23rd

Feeling a bit adventurous? The name of the event literally translates to "Just try it" in English - the sort of laid-back summer attitude we can totally get behind.

Transport Yourself to the Streets of Georgia at the ‘Georgian Night Dinner’, July 28th

From the food and wine, to the singing and toasting, this is shaping up to be a pretty special night!

Hit the ‘Burg and Burg’ Pop-Up Event Going Down This Weekend in Vancouver

“Burg and Burg” pop-up burger and wine bar will be serving up what they consider to be the “best Smashburger in the world.” this Saturday. With a claim that bold, you’ll definitely want to pay them a visit and judge it for yourself!

Nine Shows & Art Exhibitions to See This Summer

From new public art installations to gallery and museum exhibitions, in-stores and more - there is a plethora of offerings on view this summer. Here's a selection that I recommend checking out while you can.