The Okanagan School of the Arts and the Penticton Regional Hospital Foundation are partnering to develop the first permanent, theme based, art collection for the benefit of patients, visitors and staff.

This is a unique opportunity for local Artists to create paintings for the new wing of the Penticton Regional Hospital.  This program will encourage artists to move beyond art for art’s sake, to art that has the power to transform the viewer. Each artist will create unique paintings that express healing benefiting both patients and caregivers. One of the functions of art includes healing: for the viewer, art of this nature will allow them to step out of their reality offering relief, lessening anxiety and uplifting the spirit. As artists , this is our goal.

Jan Crawford B.Ed BFA AFCA, will guide a group of experienced  painters to produce 10-15 large paintings (36 x 48) that will  engage the viewer and offer a moment of reflection The course will focus on specific skills and techniques associated with painting, creating your colour palette, transparency vs. opacity, glazing and using acrylic mediums and a strategy for critiquing art work. The artists will also explore the subject of art in public spaces and the role art plays in healing. Art as therapy will be introduced  as well an understanding of the therapeutic process in art making .

This twelve-day course will take place at the Shatford Centre between March and May. It will be held over 6 weekends each two weeks apart, giving the artists time to work on their paintings.  Dates chosen are Saturdays & Sundays,  March 16/17, March 30/31, April 13/14, April 27/28, May 11/12, May 25/26, 2019.  The artists will produce one painting for themselves and one for the hospital collection that is inspiring and relevant to the path of illness leading to health.

The ten to fifteen paintings to be donated to the permanent art collection of the Penticton Regional Hospital will be chosen by a qualified jury.  The collection will be displayed in the new tower.

The cost for the 12 day course will be $750.00.  Some material costs will be covered through a grant from the Hospital Foundation and Opus Kelowna .  Bursaries from the Okanagan School of the Arts’ Bursary Fund may be available to qualified applicants.  Applications are available in the office.

The maximum number of spaces available is 15.  Any questions please email crawfordart@telus.net or to get more information about Jan please visit her website https://www.jancrawford.com/


Additional information


Jan Crawford


9 am to 3 pm


Intermediate to Advanced


Shatford Centre, Penticton


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