Mini-Workshops Are Here!
We are pleased to announce the mini-workshops for February 2019.
Come join the fun!

Our two new mini-workshop co-chairs, Lynn Calliste and Vickie Stewart have been working hard at coordinating the instructors, classes and registration. The list and description for each workshop is online.

The Mini-Workshops will again be held at McTavish Academy of Art,
1720 McTavish Rd., N. Saanich.

SPAC Monthly Meeting
The next SPAC meeting is Monday, December 3 @ 2:00 pm at Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. Please note it will be the second afternoon meeting of this year (2:00 pm). The November afternoon meeting was so well attended, we could hardly get to the refreshments table at break time!

Our featured presenter will be Irene Corman of Salt Spring Island. Irene has worked in several mediums during her pursuit of art but found her muse in polymer clay and jewellery making. “My interest is in creating one of a kind pieces that are comfortable to the touch, beautiful to the eye, and respectful of the medium”.

Everyone has until the end of the year to renew, or sign up for the first time, your membership – and be able to attend the popular February mini-workshops and participate in the SPAC Spring Show. We are always welcoming new members.

See red link on the right column to download membership form.

Remember to bring your name tag to the meeting for a chance at winning one of several ‘artsy’ door prizes. 

Success on Fall Trip to Vancouver
In early November there was a day long trip to Vancouver to visit Circle Craft Market. Started 45 years ago, Circle Craft is one of the most successful Craft organizations in Canada.

The Market took place this year Nov 7 – 11 at the Vancouver Convention Centre and our group attended on the 7th on opening day. There were 300 artisans participating and selling the highest caliber works.

Once again, everyone who attended said it was loads of fun – and shopping was great as well!

Saanich Peninsula Hospital Art Exhibit
Fall changeover was Tuesday Nov 6 with lots of entries and an amazing variety of artwork. The art will remain on display for 3 months and we’re all anticipating record sales!

January Coffee Party
Sunday, January 20th, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Elizabeth’s Church, 10030 Third Street in Sidney.

This year, we would like to acknowledge new members to our growing community within SPAC. See November Art Chat (page 7) re: picking up your New Member cards and getting them to our Social Convenor, Nikki Drummond.

SPAC and social media
SPAC has launched its own Facebook page which can be found at Our Social Media Chair, Susan Siemens, has also set up Instagram! You can contact her at, subject line ‘Social Media’  or on the facebook page.

This is really exciting as we can all show samples of our artwork on it – a perfect and easy way to show our talent to the world. There will be lots of links to art magazine articles, seminars & videos and tips on art making. Everyone is invited to contribute. FYI – Susan will help with ‘technical issues’!