The Artists Circle of the West Island, Montreal, Quebec, Le Cercle des Artistes de la Banlieue Ouest

The Artists’ Circle Program for 2017-2018

Pierrefonds Cultural Center, 13850 Gouin Blvd West (east of boul. Saint-Jean) room # 123
Please come 15 minutes early so we have time to chat before we start the meeting. Guests are welcome (for a $5.00 fee). Come check us out!


Classes for the fall session click here

Members' Exhibitions and activities click here

September 19th 7:00 pm - Mark Zimmerl is back to give us a demonstration on sketching a landscape in oil. Here's Mark's website:

October 17th 7:00 pm - Sheryl Medicoff will inform us about how to take professional photos of our work. Sheryl is a professional photographer who will be speaking about, and demonstrating how to professionally photograph your work to keep a photographic history, and for placing your work on a website. To fully benefit from Sheryl’s teaching, it is highly recommended to bring: 1. Camera, preferably a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) 2. Polarized filter for lens 3. Tripod 4. One of your works (preferably unframed) If you do not own this equipment, it would be worth it to beg, borrow, or …. buy! However, you will still get lots of valuable information even if you are unable to bring photography equipment. Sheryl would be happy to answer your questions about preparing for the demonstration, and she can be reached at:

November 21st 7:00 pm - Shernya Vininski will be demonstrating. "I have found that bleeding tissue creates beautiful textures.....The process is simple, I lay a tissue over a plastic and begin painting with acrylics....once dry I peel it off and glue it onto a surface that I can work on further with Watercolour ....a bit oversimplified but all will be explained at the demo.".

December 19th 6:00 pm - Christmas and Holiday party for all. Bring your favourite dish for the table and any items that you wish to donate to the auction table. Don’t forget your wallet in case you see something to buy!! The proceeds are going to West Island Community Shares.

January 16th 7:00 pm - Renald Murphy, SCA Renald is a watercolourist and art teacher. He'll do a demo of his method of watercolour en plein air, simplified choice of materials & method of drawing/designing to capture the essence of a scene and personalize it.

February 20th 7:00 pm - Edith Larochelle Acrylic fluid dirty-pour flip cup. Our member, Edith will be showing us how to use fluid acrylics to achieve some stunning effects.

March 27th 7:00 pm - Our March 20th meeting date has been rescheduled to March 27th. Donna McGee will do a mixed media presentation.

April 17th 7:00pm - Françoise Issaly , the Liquitex and Winsor and Newton representative, will do a demo on perspective.

April - Artists' Circle Exhibition and Sale 2018. TBA

May 15th 6:30 pm - Our Annual General Meeting is the last meeting of the year. As a reward for our hard work, we have another potluck dinner! Bring your best sharing dish and get to know each other! Bring art items you wish to sell for your own profit. Please mark them with your name and price. And don't forget the food!

Prepared by Laura Lane-Wiltshire
Subject to revisions and/or updates,  last update 2017/10/09