Adult Workshops





Peachland 1898 Little Schoolhouse


2017 – 2018 SCHEDULE

CLICK to VIEW & SAVE the 2017 to 2018 SCHEDULE as a PDF FIle

For INFORMATION about these workshops please contact:

Sharon at: Tel: 250-767-6556 or email:

 Sat Sep 16, 2017

Lisa Hewitt                                          

Abstract Painting “Fearless”

All day – 10 am to 4 pm

Lisa has developed a series of workshops for new and emerging artists entitled “Fearless”. Where she teaches the fundamentals of abstract and mixed media.
Working with acrylics, inks, texture mediums and collage, She creates nonrepresentational mixed media works. These days, she is adding ink drawings on top of her abstracted backgrounds. Lisa is a member of The Federation of Canadian Artists, The Kelowna Pallet Club and one of the Founding members of On the Edge Collective.
register with:     250-767-6556


                                                           Sat Oct 28, 2017

                                        Maureen Warner – Paverpol

                                                   All day – 10 am to 4 pm





Sat Nov 18, 2017

Carney Oudendag  – “Mixed Media Medley”

All day – 10 am to 4 pm


Sunday Dec 3, 2018

Workshop with Mary Walker cancelled Portraiture with Jetta Williams

New and experienced artists that wish to learn how to draw the human face or become more proficient at drawing the face are invited to attend this portrait workshop where the map of the face will be taught which will make drawing and seeing the face as less of a struggle and more fun.  Techniques in feature placements will be shown as well as the use of tools in helping with getting the correct shape of the features.
All day – 10 am to 4 pm

$65 prepaid, includes $25 worth of supplies – Call 250-767-6556 to register  or send an e-mail.


Sat Jan 27, 2018

Joanne Fisette  –  Fibre Art Techniques

All day – 10 am to 4 pm

Fibre Arts Techniques

Peachland Little Schoolhouse.

In this workshop you will make a variety of sample pages for a fiber art journal including transferring images, painting on fabric, stenciling, creating paper fabric and more. Keep a record of workshops and add to the journal as you learn.

The price of $50 includes all supplies; bring your lunch and enjoy a creative day of fiber techniques.

Call Sharon 250-767-6556

Or e-mail to register



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February 10, 2018  

Carney Oudendag  – Art Journaling

Carney’s “Art Journal Boot Camp” workshop on Saturday 10 February, 10 – 4 pm, in the Little Schoolhouse will focus on mixed media techniques, experimentation with various art materials, painting, drawing, collage, writing prompts and more.  The workshop is open to all levels of interest.  Some supplies are included.

Please register with Sharon at; pre-payment at the Peachland Gallery.






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March 17, 2018

Frances Stock – Watercolour workshop

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with Wayne Power

Peachland Little Schoolhouse

The Peachland Arts Council is sponsoring a refresher series of six bi-monthly workshops with Wayne Power beginning in January. He will cover the basic elements, composition, perspective, brush/pallet knife use and acrylic and watercolour techniques.  This will be an excellent refresher course for all levels.  Space is limited to 15 participants.

The cost is $60 for six lessons – two a month between January and April, payable at the first lesson.  A suggested supply list will be available once the registration is complete. The workshops are at the Little Schoolhouse on Brandon Lane, on Wednesday afternoons. Please register with Sharon at or phone 250-767-6556 for more information.

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Roberta Farelly will teach a Beginners Workshop for those who want to learn to paint, starting on Monday afternoon, January 22 at the Peachland Little Schoolhouse.

This is a six-week introductory course, $60 pre-paid, and the supply list (on display at the Gallery after Christmas) is very inexpensive.

For information and to register:     Please call Sharon at 250-767-6556 or e-mail





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The Sip N’ Paint series have proved highly popular especially for those who have never painted before. Sip ‘N Paint is starting up again this Fall.

They are scheduled to occur on Monday evenings from 6 – 9 PM, beginning Oct. 16th and continuing every two weeks through to April 2018 with the exception of the holidays.   Hours may change depending on the restaurant.

Download the PDF file schedule for 2017 to 2018 HERE

Sip N’ Paint – 2018

Jan 8                          Blind Angler                          Lorraine Urquhart                 Joan Day

Jan 22                        Blind Angler                          Susan Druissi                       Susan Haglund

Feb 5                         1st/Beach                               Barry Yeats                          Heather Yeats

Feb 19th                     1st/Beach                               Lisa Hewitt                            Carney Oudendag

Mar 5                          Waterfront Grill                     Lorraine Urquhart                 Joan Day

April 9                         Waterfront Grill                     Heather Yeats                        Barry Yeats

April 23                       Blind Angler                          Carney Oudendag                Lisa Hewitt

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Sip N’ Paint – 2018

Jan 22                        Blind Angler                          Susan Druissi                       Susan Haglund

Artist is Susan Driussi. The Project is a whimsical Mushroom Village.

Feb 5                         1st/Beach                               Barry Yeats                          Heather Yeats

Feb 19th                     1st/Beach                               Lisa Hewitt                            Carney Oudendag

Mar 5                          Waterfront Grill                     Lorraine Urquhart                 Joan Day

April 9                         Waterfront Grill                     Heather Yeats                        Barry Yeats

April 23                       Blind Angler                          Carney Oudendag                Lisa Hewitt

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“Whimsical Street Side Cafe” with Susan Driussi – Sip ‘N PAINT – FEBRUARY 20TH


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Please CLICK on the Poster to take you to the website

To sign up and pay for your class just go to the webstore and click on the picture that has Alcohol Inks 101 under it and it will take you thru to the check out.

Check the website for this month’s classes

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with Kindrie Grove

May or June

Foundry field trip and tour followed by a two-day workshop

All levels are welcome!
Please call for more information
(250) 488 4999

This course is offered by Kindrie once a year and the spaces are limited. You will learn about the whole process from clay into bronze.

There will be an optional field trip to the foundry that Kindrie works with prior to the workshop with a tour and explanation of the multi-step lost wax process. A very exciting and educational day! Plus you will make contact with a foundry that you may want to use in the future.

Tour Cost: $115.00

The Workshop

The workshop will be two full days. Kindrie will be using her next large sculpture as the demo. This class is limited to 8 people and will be sometime in May or June. Please call if you are interested so that we can create dates that the majority can attend.

Cost: $350.00 plus GST

(Clay and armature supplies are not included and can be purchased at cost at the gallery.)

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Open call for submissions for the Annual Under $500 Exhibition and Sale!

Calling artists of all levels, from emerging to established, working in all media to submit original work to this years community art show and sale! You may submit up to three (3) original pieces of work, priced under $500 per piece. Each piece must be gallery ready (painted edges on unframed canvases, drawings behind glass, etc). Overly involved or large pieces of work must be approved before they will be accepted into the sale. One registration form must be filled out for each piece and submitted with a bio as well as a CV and/or artist statement if possible. For full stipulations and agreement please see the registration form or call 250-493-2928.

Exhibition runs from Thursday November 9th – Sunday December 24th, 2017.

DEADLINE for registration and art drop off is Friday, November 3rd, 2017!

Pick up your registration forms in person at the Pentiction Art Gallery (199 Marina Way, Penticton), download from our website ( or email to request a form.

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Register Now!

Three Upcoming One Day Writing Workshops
with Visiting Australian Author Emily Craven

Social Media Marketing
Plotting Your Novel
Self-Publishing & Creating Print Books


Social Media Marketing Workshop

Tuesday, February 20th
6:00pm – 8:00pm
$50 per student
Caetani Centre Library

Limited Space available
To register:CLICK HER E.

Social media has taken over modern society and is solely responsible for most of the viral crazes and break-through artists and businesses of the last five years. One of the best free marketing tools in any business arsenal, it is amazing how many creatives and business people do not use it to its full potential (or more to the point misuse it). Social media can also suck up a lot of time if you aren’t wary. This workshop will teach you how to set up and run a dynamic social media platform, without having it take over your life and your relaxation time.

Who is this for?
If your work or career relies on promotion, whether you are a small business owner, a writer, an artist, filmmaker, or planning to be internet famous, this workshop will help you put together the tools you need.

Learning Outcomes
This workshop takes you through strategies to set up your social media, automate your postings so you waste less time, drive traffic to your website and optimise your account so that you are reaching atargeted audience who are interested in your work. Participants will look at how to make their social media appealing to their target market, how to set up a mailing list, and staying true to your branding.

Plotting Your Novel Workshop

Wednesday, February 21st
6:00pm – 9:00pm
$60 per student
Caetani Centre Library

Limited Space available
To register: CLICK HERE.

Are you keen to write your first (or next!) novel? Writing a novel from beginning to end can be a mammoth task! You need to seriously think about how you’re going to manage that in a practical sense. In this course we are going to break down several ways you can plot your novel, depending on your personality, with the help of award-winning author of 6 books, Emily Craven, our writer in residence and here for a limited time from Australia. Give yourself the best chance of writing those heart felt words, The End.

Who is this for?
Beginning, emerging and established writers who are looking for new method to add to their writers’ toolbox.

Learning Outcomes
This course will take you through the art of brainstorming, how to pick the ‘perfect’ idea, the different structures authors use to tell their stories, organic and structured methods to outline your novel, the creation of character profiles and arcs, and tips and tricks to get through your first draft (even when you don’t want to write!).

Self-Publishing and Creating Books Print Books Workshop

Saturday, February 24th
9:00am – 4:00pm
$130 per student
Caetani Centre Library

Limited Space available
To register: CLICK HERE.

Have you always wanted to hold a copy of your own book in your hand? With the rise of Print on Demand publishing, this is not only possible, but inexpensive. Learn in this workshop how to self-publish not only ebooks, but your own print books, and register them for worldwide distribution.

Who is this for?
Not only writers, but writers groups wishing to publish anthologies, professionals wanting to add to their expert ‘image’ with a book showing off their expertise, school teachers wishing to publish students work, photographers etc.

Learning Outcomes
In this workshop we’ll cover why authors are trading traditional publishing for Print On Demand and other avenues. You’ll learn about all the components needed to create a print book including the purchasing of ISBNs, how to find an editor, create a book cover, create your print on demand files via Pressbooks and start to demystify the independent author process.

Editing and Beta Reading Services

Do you have a piece of writing, a novel, or perhaps website copy that needs the expert eyes of an editor? Our Writer in Residence, Emily Craven, author of six books, and editor and producer of Story City, will be here until the end of February and is happy to offer her expertise to our community while she’s here. Emily offers beta reading and manuscript assessment, structural editing of novels and short stories, line editing, website copywriting, and content writing (for blogs and websites).
Drop her an email at for a quote on the work you’d like an expert gaze on!

Emily Craven is an author, speaker, innovator and the publisher/CEO of the Story City GPS app, which allows participants to take part in a story set in the location they are standing. Emily is the winner of the Brisbane City Council inaugural $25,000 Innovation Award for her Story City project, which creates real life choose-your-own-adventure stories around cities, and winner of the 2016 QLD Literary Award’s Young Writer and Publisher of the Year. Emily has spoken to teenagers, teachers, journalists and writers across Australia (keynotes, workshops and masterclasses) on writing, editing, ebooks, and digital/multi-media storytelling, and was the Digital Writer in Residence at Brisbane State High School in 2014-2015.


Caetani Cultural Centre

3401 Pleasant Valley Road
Vernon, BC V1T 4L4

For more information visit or call 250-275-1525.
Office Hours: Monday-Friday between 9-1pm.


Volunteers Matter!

To volunteer in any capacity, please contact the office at 250-275-1525, or Contact Us through the website. You can also go to our Volunteer Form page and list what you might be interested in volunteering for. If you can’t see specifically what might interest you, we are open to suggestions!

We very much appreciate our volunteers’ contributions and invite you to join our team!

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