Chemainus sketch club going strong at 47

The Chemainus Sketch Club first met at the home of Edith Crozier in April, 1969 and is still going strong today with 47 members.

Joyce Martell Special to the Citizen

The Chemainus Sketch Club first met at the home of Edith Crozier in April, 1969 and is still going strong today with 47 members.

For 46 of those years, the Sketch Club has held it’s monthly meetings at the Fuller Lake Arena on the first Wednesday of every month from September to June.

During the summer months, the club organizes plein air sketching at various locations in the Chemainus Valley.

The Chemainus Sketch Club promotes education in the arts by featuring guest artists who hold demonstrations and workshops.

Older members mentor new members and the club also has an extensive library of reference books on drawing and painting with various mediums.

Many of the Chemainus Sketch Club’s artists have developed and advanced their style to the extent that they are able to show and sell their work in galleries.

The Chemainus Sketch Club will be participating in the Chemainus Museum’s 25th Anniversary celebrations on Aug. 17 at Waterwheel Park. People will be able to learn about the club’s history, see artists at work and admire and/or buy some of the art work produced by club members. The club will also be mounting a show at the 49th Parallel Grocery Store gallery (Chemainus location) in September.

The Chemainus Sketch Club welcomes new members.

Contact Joyce Martell at 250-245-4681 for details.