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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.

Help support flood relief efforts in Calgary! Purchase stock photos on our website!

Between June 24 and July 27, 50% of sales from stock photos bought on our website at www.sunnybayarts.ca will be given to the Red Cross to aid with flood relief efforts in Calgary! Please help & support Calgary! Thank you everyone!

Update

It has been a while since we have posted on our blog. We have many updates:

– Our June and July workshops are up on our website!
– Our Sunny Bay Arts newsletter will be e-mailed on a monthly basis starting in May 2013.
– We will have a new mailing address later this summer.

Check our website regularly for updates to workshops and other information!

New Services on our Website!

A few new things to take note of on our website! We have added Art@Home Tips, a special section of our website which include regular posts on how and what to look for when decorating your house with artwork. Our first post is coming soon!

We also have added Art Services on our website, which includes a drop-down menu of all of our art services – Art Rental, Art Commissions, Wedding & Birthday Gifts, Art Business Consultant, and Greeting Cards. That is a lot of new services that we offer so be sure to take a look at each!

And, gift certificates are available to purchase directly on our website! You can purchase a gift certificate and it can be e-mailed directly to the recipient.

If you have any questions or would like more information about our new services, please feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail.

Follow Sunny Bay Arts on Twitter!

We have a new announcement to make!

Sunny Bay Arts is now on Twitter! Here is the link to our Twitter page:https://twitter.com/SunnyBayArts.

If you are on Twitter, please feel free to follow us. It is great to connect with our clients and fans on Twitter!

Sale Tips For Your Art Show

This is taken from my (Barbori’s) blog. Enjoy and feel free to comment or add suggestions:

Sale Tips For Your Art Show

I have been in a number of art shows over the last few years and I have learned a few things about how to increase the potential for selling your own artwork at the shows:

1. Have artwork for sale at a variety of price points so that you widen your potential customer base. Some ways to do that are:

– have a raffle of artwork(s)
– hold a silent auction
– sell framed artworks
– have matted artworks available for sale
– greeting cards are always popular

2. Offer to do commissioned artwork. Sometimes people have a special photo that they would like to have made into a painting or would like to give a painting as a gift to someone.

3. Encourage potential customers to sign-up for an e-mail newsletter which would contain information on future art shows.

Try the above suggestions and see how they work at your art show. The more things you try, the more you will know what works and what does not work when it comes to selling your artwork.

Happy New Year 2013!

Hello and Happy New Year 2013, everyone!

Barboria and I are happy to be back in Calgary and we are excited for the start of our winter art classes and workshops later this month! We hope to see some of you in our classes and please contact us if you have any questions.