Saturday, December 29, 2012



I've had a few people contacting me about my teaching schedule that it's time to post an update. Sorry there are no plans to teach art classes again anytime soon. Currently I am painting and trying to balance it all with family life, courses and work outside the studio.
There is a show planned for May and I'll post more details about that on my blog and website in the coming months. See my previous post for links to other art instructors and classes in Victoria.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Alesha Fowlie copyright 2011- Red Poppies Acrylic On Canvas

I'm wrapping up my classes at Island Blue in the next couple of weeks then on to a long planned sabbatical from teaching art classes. The closure of their classroom has timed well with my decision.
There are lots of great instructors and art classes out there, (see this link) it's time to let someone else take a turn. I wont say I will never be back but I do need to concentrate on my family's needs and my own artwork for awhile, only time will tell what will come in the future.
Thank You to all former students for your patronage, many a time you inspired me too!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Last Chance

July Class

 Click on this link:

 These will be my last classes at Island Blue, (and probably anywhere else read about that here)

Four sessions, self directed. Runs concurrently with the studio sessions for my Art Vacation class, (see previous post.)

 If you are interested in my  Teen classes check those out, those will be my last ever classes at Island Blue

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Art Vacation

The Circle Two copyright Alesha Fowlie 2009 Watercolour and Mixed Media

I am very excited about this unique art class which is specially designed for students who want to explore their artistic side during the summer months. Eight projects are accessible through a private class blog, which will also include eight side projects and lots of interesting links and technical information. Each project is designed to be fun and adaptable to each student's personal style and favourite materials. As students work through the projects independently, the blog will become a forum for discussion and feedback between Alesha and the participating students. Online version starts June 12th, Studio sessions are July 10th-31st

I have two options for the Art Vacation experience:

1. If you are in Victoria and want to attend the four studio sessions at Island Blue and have full access to the online version please register through the IB website here.
2, If you want to access the online version only for my special introductory price of $50 please register directly by clicking the Buy Now button to the right.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Spring/Summer 2012

Painted Hearts- Acrylic

The spring classes are up:
Sessional Classes: 

Island Blue Art Centre:
Creative Art Studio
Four Session self Directed studio class, click the title to read the description. This class runs for four Thursdays in May from 9:30 to Noon

Big Canvas 
Acrylic Painting workshop working on a large canvas
June 6th, 7th, and 8th 10am to 2pm
More details and registration here 
3 sessions 

Art  Vacation
This class starts on June 12th and takes place mostly online, but includes four studio sessions in July. Click on the title for more details.

Exploring Acrylics- Cedar Hill Visual Arts Centre
8 session Monday night acrylic class starts May 28th 7-9:30 pm
 To register for this classes click here for the Reconline system or phone Cedar Hill (link to the right of this post)

Coast Collective Gallery One Day Workshops:

Exploring Yupo With Watermedia
June 24- Sunday 10 - 4
Click here to register or read more


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Art Classes For 2012

Abstract Watercolour Work in Progress

My winter classes are now online!

Tuesdays and Wednesdays I'll be at the Cedar Hill Visual Arts Centre:

Acrylic Painting Studio 9:30 to Noon   This is a mentored painting class for students who want to work on their own projects at their own pace with my assistance. Course number 467754
Creative Watercolour  1-3:30 As I specialize in unconventional watercolour techniques, this class focuses on unusual surfaces and adding mixed media. Both of these classes run for 8 weeks and start January 17th  Course number 467755
Watercolour 101 9:30 to Noon  Straightforward beginner class concentrating on getting comfortable with the medium. Course number 467757 Starts on Wednesday January 25th and runs for six weeks

If you are registered with the  Saanich Reconline system you can register for those here  Unfortunately due to a programming error the Acrylic Painting Studio did not make it into the Active Living guide but it is now listed as one of the courses. 
You can also register in person or over the phone 250-475-7121.   If you have trouble please let me know.

Thursdays I'll be at Island Blue with Creative Acrylics-Explore from 9:30 to Noon for  8 weeks. ( sorry the Experimental Drawing Class will not be running) Click on the titles to take you to class descriptions and registration links

I have classes planned for the spring as well, including two Yupo workshops at  the Coast Collective  but I'll blog more about them later

Friday, October 14, 2011

October/November Workshops and Classes

Watercolour Abstractions
I have a six session class coming up at the New Cedar Hill Visual Arts Centre. If you can spare 2.5 hours on Tuesday mornings to explore creative approaches in watercolour with a non-representational approach, the next session starts October 25th. Click on the link at the right to register through the Cedar Hill Reconline system

Exploring Acrylics
Acrylic more your style? I have a workshop at the Monterey Centre on Saturday October 29th which will explore various tricks and techniques in painting with acrylics and working with specialty mediums

Creative Studio
Mentored Group at Island Blue. New six class session on Thursday mornings starts on Nov 3rd

Read about my demo at the Windsor Park Art club here