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Instructional Videos on youtube at Jane Appleby Art Videos


Lyrical Abstraction in Acrylics with Jane Appleby

Sun, January 7, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Jane will be introducing attendees to the sometimes daunting world of abstraction.She will be using a variety of techniques to create her piece and, explaining as she goes along, various techniques that can be used to achieve different results. From dry brushing, to wet on wet, to using different tools; Jane will cover a lot of ground in order to loosen people up and let their abstracts sing. She will be using colour and technique application on a large canvas and showing the audience how abstraction is played out.

Space is limited and registration is required.
Please visit Opus North Vancouver or contact them at 604‑904‑0447 to register.

Place Des Art – Coquitlam Classes: 604-664-1636 


  • Dynamic Composition: Painting in Mixed Media  * MARCH 10, 2018

    Take your drawing and/or painting skills to the next level. Through discussion and hands-on application using various mediums, you’ll practice using the seven elements of painting: line, shape, form, value, colour, texture, space. You’ll improve your skills with these seven elements by practicing with mixed-media on paper to create a variety of visual effects. Suitable for all levels (Adults 18+). Supplies included.

    21349 • SA • Mar 10, 2018 • 1:00 – 4:00 PM • $40

  • Outdoor Painting: Impressions in the Park  JUNE 17, 2018, 11am – 2pm

    Gain inspiration from the outdoor experience and spontaneously capture the landscape by colour mixing acrylic paints on canvas. Individual expression is encouraged. Studio space is available on poor weather days. This class is suitable for all levels. Supply list available at the reception desk.

    21380 • SU • Jun 17, 2018 • 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM • $35

Art Supply List for Jane Appleby Class -2017

Place des ArtsJane at Mackin Park

1120 Brunette Avenue
Coquitlam, British Columbia
V3K 1G

T: 604.664.1636 | F: 604.664.1658
info [at]

Teacher: Jane Appleby

*South Surrey White Rock Art Society – Composition including Notan and Colour – Acrylic or Watercolour  * April & Oct 2019

Private Classes

Painting instruction (indoor or outdoor) or mentorship is available for all levels and focuses on personal expression and critique. Jane will cover techniques in media of choice and other materials as needed. Colour theory, mixing, design and abstracting will be discussed (working from life or photographs onto Paper and/or Canvas). Critique available for students work while individual style is encouraged. Most supplies are provided. Golden Paints preferred: Cadmium Yellow (lt),Quinacradone Magenta, Phtalo Blue (GS), Cobalt Blue, Raw Umber, Payne’s Grey, Titanium White.

Please Email or Call Jane to make an appointment (604-802-4546).

Instruction/Mentorship/Critique: $90 / hour – outdoors or studio

Group Rates: 2 people $150 for two hours, Fullday Workshops $500-$800 (4-15 people)


Artist Talk/Demo for art groups, school classes or events: $150 and up

Currently instruct:

  • Acrylic, watercolour, oil, drawing
  • Painting techniques, colour theory and composition
  • Adults and children

Past instruction experience:

  • Port Moody Arts Centre, Children and Adult Painting Workshops 2007-2017
  • Demonstrated painting techniques at Surrey Arts Centre, Ferry Building, Shadbolt Center For the Arts, Burnaby and Art Clubs: 2000-2017
  • Elementary School guest artist for various projects 1998 – 2017
  • Instructed Workshops at: Mission Arts Center, Galiano Island Gallery 2002
  • Gallery Guide and Instructor-Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam 2001



“Jane returned for the second time to provide us with her expertise in colour and expression with water colours. She engaged our most reluctant ‘artists’ to perform and had the enthusiastic students busy with differing techniques. She was very generous with her talent.” Liane Langton, Youth Worker – Take a Hike Program

“I had nothing but positive comments about our favourite guest artist !!! The Pictures.. were part of our display for the student-led conferences. My class thinks [Jane] rocks!” Mrs. Kaga, Grade Two Teacher.


“The participants rated the programs as “very good” to “excellent”. The instructor provided clear directions and worked with each of the students to bring out the best possible work – Surrey School Board”
Summary of Course Evaluation from White Rock Continuing Education.


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4349 Dawson Ave. Burnaby, BC
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