Sidewalk Sale Event at The Paint Spot

We’re making room for new products this fall, so this summer event is the best time to pick up some great deals. There are many drawing materials, sketchbooks, portfolios, acrylics and oils so there’s something for every kind of artist, Drop by and try something new or pick up an old friend at a great deal.

Join us Aug 17 (12-8pm), 18 (12-5pm), and 19 (12-5pm) at the Paint Spot for our second annual Sidewalk Sale! The event is best experienced in person.

Click Here for list of some items available online. (while supplies last).

It’s a Block Party

Our sale will be in 3 tents in front of The Paint Spot at 10032 81 Avenue. The street will be closed as part of the Fringe Festival and Grindestone Theater Events. Beer gardens and live busking will also be animating our little street as you wait for your next Fringe show!

Come inside The Paint Spot for more sales and product demonstrations by local artists. Demonstration will run Noon to 5 PM most days. (Schedule subject to change. Curious? Please call 780 432 0240).

Free Demonstrations

Thursday August 17 – Posca Pens Doodles

Posca Paint Markers write on any surface. Join us to doodle a cartoon on panel to create a wall of fun. These pens are also good for writing on bike helmets, skateboards and more.

Friday August 18 – Woodzilla Press Printing

Join artist Mona Sahi as she demonstrates how easy it is to make a lino print on a Woodzilla Press. Inks, paper, and lino blocks will be available for you to make your own print. (Got your own small lino block ready to print? Bring it and try printing on Japanese washi paper).

Saturday August 19 – Golden Acrylics Pastes & Gels

Stop by and watch Samantha Williams-Chapelsky demonstrate Golden artist colors line of Pastes and Gels. She will showcase mixing the textured products into acrylics, painting on top of them and using the gels as a topcoat on a finished work of art. 

Sunday August 20 – Sakura Glaze Pens on Ceramic

Sakura Glaze pens are a unique type of glossy decorative art pen with raised writing you can feel! The three-dimensional ink writes well on plastic as well as non-porous surfaces, to add texture and dimension. Join us to learn several ways to use these glaze pens as a resist on watercolour paper too.

Monday August 21 – Shibori Dye with Indigo

Visit The Paint Spot to learn a few traditional Shibori techniques with Shelly Banks. Shibori is the Japanese art of binding fabric to create designs using Indigo Dyes. Here is a link on how to host your own Backyard Shibori Dye Event  or take a class:  Shibori Dying Class runs August 13, 2023 or Visit our Blog Post for full Shibori Dye instructions

Tuesday August 22 – Brush Pen Testing Station

Brush markers allow for expressive line work for both drawing and lettering. You are invited to try one of Tombow’s Brush Lettering exercises to practice fluid thick to thin mark-making. Come see examples from Kim Fjordbotten’s LIVE at the Zoo and Figure Drawing sessions.

Wednesday August 23 – Amsterdam Acrylic Pearl Colour Mixing

Join us for the demonstration on mixing unlimited pearlescent and metallic colours using Amsterdam acrylics, pearl and copper. See the difference black paper makes.

Thursday August 24 – Monoprint Encaustics

Come make a hot wax print onto Japanese Washi Paper using Enkastikos Encaustic Sticks. Are you curious about Encaustics. Read about them in our Blog Post: Getting Started in Encaustics

Friday August 25 – Gelli Plate Printing

Monoprinting is fast and easy with a Gelli Plate. Join us to make a quick 3-step print that easily creates six colors! This is perfect for schoolteachers. Here is a blog post: Gel Printing Projects for Schools. We will also experiment with image transfers using magazines, photocopies, and oil pastels.

Saturday August 26 – Dramatic Pastels

David Shkolny will demonstrate how to capture light in dramatic composition in pastel. You will see soft pastels in action and feel the different types of sanded and textured pastel papers available at The Paint Spot. Then be inspired to join one of David’s pastel courses this fall.

Sunday August 27 – Non-Toxic Water-soluble Oils

Introducing the new Schmincke Norma Blue Oils and Holbein Duo Oils. These professional water-soluble oil paints handle like traditional oils without the need for traditional solvents. Oil painters can enjoy painting without a toxic or smelly studio. Come feel the quality of these paints and learn about the mediums

Sidewalk Sale Featured Items – (More to be added).

You can find more deals on the Clearance Section of our website.

More to See

Vote For Your Favourite Creature

The sculptures by the kids will be on display for 2 weeks at The Paint Spot. Artist cards with display the child’s first name and age. Family and friends are invited to cast their votes and help us select the winners of the contest. Voting Ends August 26, 2023

  • 1st – $50 Gift Card
  • 2nd – $25 Gift Card
  • 3rd – $10 Gift Card
Click to see gallery

Big Big Pop! Show

100+ art pieces on display. The theme is pop culture. The show runs July 7 to September 26, 2023

Naess Gallery at the Paint Spot 10032 81 Avenue will fill the gallery and store, from front to back and side to side, with your portraits of superheroes, political figures, comic characters, toys, gaming avatars — whoever/whatever pop Art is to you.

Click to see gallery

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