Shades of Blue- Exploring the Colour Blue

 Saturday, March 2nd from 10 – 4 at Kerry Farm near Abernethy

We talk of the February blues, we sing the blues, and sometimes we feel blue. Even so, blue is a favourite colour of many, bringing with it feelings of calm, of depth, of richness, harmony and tranquility. At this time of winter, we live in a world coloured by blue…the blue of a winter sky, the violet blue shadows on fresh snow. What is your relationship to the colour blue? If it is a favourite colour, why?

Whether you are an artist, a quilter, a house painter, or simply curious, Shades of Blue offers you a chance to focus on the colour blue. We will warm up with some exercises to spark your creativity, mixing different shades of blue, and considering the relationships of other colours to the colour blue. After these guided explorations, you can work on your own “Blue” piece.  It could be a monochromatic landscape, a patchwork of paper, an abstract in blue, or anything you choose.

Materials for the exercises offered will be supplied as will scrap paper for those who wish to work in paper collage. Other materials (ink, watercolours, watercolour paper) will be available in the afternoon for a small donation to cover the cost. Or better yet, bring along the materials for the medium that you love to work with!!

Bring your own bag  lunch…I will be providing orange soup because orange is the complementary colour of blue, and there is not much blue food out there!!! Coffee and tea will also be available.

Wear something blue!! Bring something of beauty – a photograph, an object, a scarf – that is blue.

Cost: $65.00 per person. All PLAYshops have a sliding scale from 0 to the stated cost. Please let me know at the time of registration what you can pay. Please pre-register, and to hold your place send a $25 deposit by e- transfer to or by cheque to Sue Bland,  Box 128, Abernethy, Sask. S0A 0A0 .

Enjoy the fun blue gallery below!! Thanks to Tania Wolk, Suzanne Mitten, Kate Hersberger, Lanelle Muirhead, and Cherie Westmoreland for the contributions.