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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!

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!

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




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.

This week: Homeschool Art Session and Watercolour Workshop day!

There is lots going on at Sunny Bay Arts this week!

Wednesday, January 8th is Homeschool Art Session day!
Saturday, January 11th is Watercolour Workshop day!

Also up on our website is information on Penmanship Lessons. The lessons are great for ages 7 and up and all lessons are one-on-one for 1 hour. Pick up your pen and sign-up today to learn handwriting and penmanship techniques! For available days and times, please contact us.

New Art Sessions for Homeschoolers!

Starting on November 13 and going to March 12, Sunny Bay Arts will be offering art sessions for homeschoolers on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Each month will offer a new art technique or medium for homeschoolers to try. Visit our ‘Workshops’ page for more information!

Alberta Culture Days at Leighton Arts Centre!

Alberta Culture Days at Leighton Arts Centre: September 29, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Calgary, AB
We will be giving art demonstrations, on September 29 only, in sketching and watercolour at the Leighton Arts Centre as part of the Alberta Culture Days. Come on out for fun times and gorgeous views and art!

New Watercolour Calligraphy by Barboria Bjarne!

Take a look at Barboria Bjarne’s newest watercolour calligraphy!

Barboria Bjarne - Beauty Matters.  Watercolour and Calligraphy.  9" x 12".

Barboria Bjarne – Beauty Matters. Watercolour and Calligraphy. 9″ x 12″.

‘Cartoons in Watercolour’ Workshop!

Sunny Bay Arts is offering a new workshop in October!

Learn how to paint cartoons in watercolour! This workshop will explore various watercolour techniques which will help you to be able to paint your favorite cartoons. Supplies are included in this workshop.

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2013

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost: $50
You can pay for this workshop through Paypal on our ‘Workshops’ page or bring the payment to the workshop.

Group workshops are for students ages 16 and up.