Category Archives: Sunny Bay Arts

Winter Inspiration…In September!

We thought that we would share a few photos with you of the wonderful winter wonderland that is currently in Alberta!

Winter wonderland in southern Alberta!

Winter wonderland in southern Alberta!

Winter on September 9 in southern Alberta.

Winter on September 9 in southern Alberta.

Does this make you look forward to winter? What kind of artworks will these photos inspire you to make? Take out your sketchbooks and canvasses and let the art begin!

Art in the Heart of the Foothills Country

Planning a drive through the Foothills countryside? Would you like to include some art stops along the way? There are many artists and marketplaces to stop by at in the country in Millarville, Turner Valley, and Black Diamond. The next time you take a drive in the country, visit these artisans and marketplaces:

– Millarville Farmer’s Market ( www.millarvilleracetrack.com/farmers-market), held every Saturday from June 3 to October 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

– Marryanne’s Eden ( www.maryanneseden.com), an art gallery located in Black Diamond.

– Bluerock Gallery ( www.bluerockgallery.ca), a store and art gallery in Black Diamond.

– Firebrand Glass Studio ( www.firebrandglass.ca) in Black Diamond.

– Boot Hill Gallery & Gift Shop ( www.berniebrown.com/boothill_gallery)in Okotoks.

– Beneath the Arch ( www.beneaththearch.ca) in Turner Valley

– Diamond Willow Artisan Retreat ( www.diamondwillowartisanretreat.com) near Turner Valley.

The above list features many different artists, musicians, shops, galleries, and marketplaces to visit and see the various art creations of many artists. Make your next country drive an “Art in the Heart of the Foothills Country” experience!

Happy Stampede, Calgary!

Howdy! We hope everyone is having fun during the Calgary Stampede! Make sure to check out the Western Art Show that is on at the Stampede Grounds.

Penmanship Workshop in June!

Brush up on your handwriting skills with this workshop! Rediscover the art of penmanship and handwriting.

Date: Saturday, June 21
Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Cost: Before May 31 – $20
After June 1 – $25

Supplies are included in the cost of this class. Please register by phone or e-mail.

New Class Just for Moms!

We have added a new and special class – just for Moms!

The class takes place on Saturday, June 14 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information or to register, take a look at our ‘Art Workshops for Corporate Groups and Groups’ page!

Summer Art Camps 2014 from Sunny Bay Arts!

We are happy to announce that Sunny Bay Arts is offering Summer Art & Penmanship Camps this July and August! The camps are for campers ages 7 to 11 and 12 to 17.

Come ready to learn penmanship, watercolour, and drawing. All supplies included in cost of class! For information on dates and times of the Summer Camps, please visit: www.sunnybayarts.ca/blog/summer-camps-2014/

Homeschool Art Sessions to Continue into June!

Our 2nd Wednesday Homeschool Art Sessions will continue on into June! The new dates and topics are:

May 21 – Gouache
June 11 – Acrylic

If you have any questions or want to register, visit our ‘Art Workshops for Corporate Groups & Groups’ page!

Photos from Festival of Health & Wellness

Sunny Bay Arts was at the Festival of Health & Wellness, sharing a booth with BG Mountain Studio, on March 8th.

It was a fun and successful show and thank you to those who signed up for our e-newsletter!

Here are a few photos from the show:

Barbori at Sunny Bay Arts' booth at the Festival of Health & Wellness.  March 8th, 2014.

Barbori at Sunny Bay Arts’ booth at the Festival of Health & Wellness. March 8th, 2014.

Barboria and Barbori at Sunny Bay Arts' booth at the Festival of Health & Wellness.  March 8th, 2014.

Barboria and Barbori at Sunny Bay Arts’ booth at the Festival of Health & Wellness. March 8th, 2014.

Barboria and Barbori at the booth shared with BG Mountain Studio at the Festival of Health & Wellness.  March 8th, 2014.

Barboria and Barbori at the booth shared with BG Mountain Studio at the Festival of Health & Wellness. March 8th, 2014.

Congratulations to Barboria on Publishing Her 1st Children’s Picture Book!

Congratulations to Barboria Bjarne on the publishing of her first children’s picture book ‘Quanny and Danny’!

Barboria’s Book Launch & Author Reading!

Hosted by: Passion 4 Writing (P4W) Young Adults Writing Group

When: Friday, March 14, 2014

Time: 8:15 p.m.

Location: Sunny Bay Arts’ studio (Please e-mail for the address).

Contact: For more information, e-mail Passion 4 Writing at p4w.calgary@yahoo.ca

About the book:

‘Quanny and Danny’ is a charming children’s story by Barboria Bjarne about a cute little puppy, raised by a goose, and how he inadvertently finds his true voice.

Quanny is a goose who struts around the property as if she were a guard dog. She is looking after Danny, a little grey puppy, who follows Quanny everywhere. He has never heard another dog’s sound, and as a result, Danny has not learned how to bark like a dog; instead, he makes strange “goosey” sounds.

One day Quanny hears Danny making strange excited noises and goes to investigate. She sees that he has found a caterpillar. When Quanny gobbles it up, Danny’s expression of surprise is so funny that Quanny laughs out loud. That goosey laugh sounds close enough to a woof that, when Danny hears it, he stumbles upon his true voice. From then on, he can bark and woof as though he were raised by a dog.

Young children and their parents will enjoy reading this rhyming, light-hearted story about the unlikely pair of Quanny and Danny. It is filled with joy and accompanied by colourful and expressive illustrations.

Would you like to purchase Barboria’s book? Here are links to where you can buy her books:

‘Quanny and Danny’

Friesen Press.com

Chapters-Indigo.ca

Amazon.com

www.barboriabjarne.com

Fabulous Homeschool Art Session today!

Fabulous Homeschool Art Session today at Sunny Bay Arts’s studio! The students did a great job in drawing portraits!

March 12th is the next Homeschool Art Session.