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Art Critique Salon with Michael King - President Plein Air BC

100 Braid St Studios

Thursday, 17 November 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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Art Critique Salon with Michael King

Painting is a personal act; after you've poured your heart into a piece it can be difficult to see it objectively and it can take a lot of courage to agree to have someone assess your work.  You might choose to have your work critiqued for a number of reasons: it may help you get into juried shows, align your intentions with what you want to say, to grow as an artist, increase the impact to others on an emotional level or help you sell more paintings. 
Although the term "critique" can have a negative connotation, our Art Critques Salon offers a fun, supportive and education environment that will provide you with practical advice on your work while helping you improve your artist's eye.  Artist and past board member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Michael King will provide honest, encouraging and respectful feedback with insight into things such as compostion, structure, mood, lighting, design and even painting and finishing techniques. He will also assist you on how to better critique your own work.  Please bring one or more pieces of art. This event is by donation but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Instructor Michael King
Michael is a contemporary Canadian painter and art instructor. He works primarily in oil and is known for soft plein air landscapes, modern still lifes, and portraiture.  He is founder of and an associate member of the Oil painters of America.  He is past president and past vice president of the Fraser Valley Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists and past board member of Federation of Canadian Artists. He is an active community member of his home, Port Coquitlam, working with civic agencies and community organizations on arts related and city planning projects.
Twitter: @michaelkingart
Youtube:  MichaelkingArtWorks

Doors open at 6:45pm and the salon begins at 7:00pm. 
Refreshments will be available.  

Must I register and pay through Evenbrite?  
No. Eventbrite is one of the easiest ways to register and pay however you can save the eventbrite fees by registering over the phone with a credit card (a $1.50 convenience fee will apply).

What forms of payment do you take?
1.  Eventbrite (fees do apply)

2.  Credit Card via Square ($1.00 convenience fee applies if you pay in person; a $1.50 convenience fee applies if you are registering via phone)
3.  Cash (please call the studio ahead of time to determine price + GST & bring exact change as we have limited cash on the premises)
4.  Cheque (by special arrangement & if you are a regular customer of the studio) 

What is your refund and cancellation policy? 
We realize that "life" happens.  If something serious comes up please let us know & we will see what we can do.  We generally do not provide refunds unless classes are cancelled by 100 Braid St Studios.  If you as the purchaser cancels, a credit may be able to be issued for another 100 Braid St program.

Why do some classes and parties have age requirements?
We provide classes/parties for all age groups: adults, youth, and children.  Some events are 16+, because of both subject and dexterity; others are geared toward children or youth and others are for the entire family where everyone can work together (no age restrictions).

What are my transport options getting to the event?
By Car:  
The studios are conveniently located just off of Hwy 1 on Braid St between Rousseau and Brunette. Parking is available in the front of the building and additional parking is available in the back of the building.

By Skytrain: 
Millenium Line: Braid St Station.  
100 Braid St Studios is about a three minute walk across the street from the Braid St Skytrain station.  The station is the major interchange with skytrain for many Coquitlam and New Westminster bus routes. 
Walking Route from Braid Station to 100 Braid St

By Bus:
Many Coquitlam and New Westminster bus routes meet at the Braid Station interchange and then it's just a short walk to the Studios.

How can I contact the organizer with questions?
Please email at:
Phone: 778-886-5391
Hours of operation:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday:  by appointment only
Wednesday - Friday:  11am - 9:30pm
Saturday  9:30am - 9:30pm 

The posted hours are generalized times when you will find the studio open or someone available by phone. Our hours are subject to change based on specific classes or events which can run anywhere from 8am - Midnight, Tuesday to Saturday.   


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We look forward to seeing you!


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100 Braid St Studios
200-100 Braid St
New Westminster, BC V3L 3G1

Thursday, 17 November 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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100 Braid St Studios

100 Braid St Studios is an inclusive working art studio for New Westminster and Lower Mainland artists that allows visitors to be inspired and to learn from the artists practicing in the studio. Our painting events are unique opportunity for you to have a great time and try something new.  Just pick out the class you'd like to attend, register online, show up for your class where everything has been set up and provided for you.  Follow along with our instructor and then take your own masterpiece home. We provide a no-skills-required environment where we welcome to non-artists and artists alike.

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