Blue Heron Books is on my map. How could you fail in the book business with a name like Shelley Macbeth? She runs great events and never disappoints with hundreds in attendance. She knows each of her customers and their tastes. Shelley is that great combination of woman of letters and an entrepreneur. Her staff loves books and thrive on recommendations. —
Learn the tricks of the trade in the art of watercolour from David Greaves and make your paintings come alive. Students will learn how to do value sketches and will be introduced to wet in wet techniques for skies, backgrounds, and more. For beginner to advanced students.
6 Weeks – Thursday, Oct.2nd to Nov.6th, 1pm to 3pm $150
Congratulation to Ryan Lamoureaux
Ryan Lamoureux is our Youngest Uxbridge Arts Association member and has two pieces hanging in Blue Heron Studio in Uxbridge. He just won the 2013 Art Battle in Peterborough, where he is attending Trent University.
According to Ryan…
The 2013 Art Battle took place on November 21st at the Venue in Peterborough. There were two rounds of paint-battles (each round only 20min long). The top two voted by the crowd from each round moved onto the finals. The four finalists painted a second piece for the final round.
It was an amazing experience to be painting so fast in such a short period of time. The host announced the whole time and the crowd did a count down…so it was pretty intense.
Come the final round, it was crazy to look around at the other artists and realize that I was up against Art instructors and other people who had gone to school studying fine art! I was pretty excited, and now I get to go onto the upcoming provincial art battles and represent Peterborough there!
See what the Elves have cooked up at Blue Heron on Santa Claus Parade Saturday…
Come downtown for the Santa Claus parade and make a day of it. Blue Heron Books has something for everyone on November 30th.
Local television personality, Neil Crone, will be in store for the launch of his new book, Enter Laughing – the collection of his wildly popular newspaper column.
Neil will be joined by Terry Fallis, author of The Best Laid Plans and “Mr. August” of the Bare it For Books 2014 Calendar. Mr. Fallis will be selling and signing his own books, and recommending books by other authors. Author Vikki Vansickle, a former bookseller, will also be in the store offering her own recommendations to Blue Heron customers. And local author Ruth Walker will also join in the bookselling fun. The success of The Great Escape has filled up Ted Barris‘ appointment calendar but the Uxbridge writer may put in an appearance as well.
The Blue Heron Studio will be hosting one of its Art Rocks the Studio exhibitions from 10 – 5pm
Nov. 30th also marks Small Business Saturday in North America. In Canada, this event is called Shop the Neighbourhood. This day is set aside to remind shoppers of the importance of supporting small business, as well as benefits to the individual and the community.
January Book Club
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