Birds and Flowers art Show

Birds and Flowers Art Show

Artist: Julie Drew

October 25, 2018 - Jan 2, 2019

Reception: Nov 20, 2018
2 - 6pm

Location: Blue Curve Gallery
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital 
10230 111 Ave NW, Edmonton AB


I love flowers and birds there is something that is so joyful of the beauty of flowers and the singing, the soaring and the delight I find in watching birds. When I walk in the great outdoors, it is like a treasure hunt to see what I can find. I am thrilled when I find something that really catches my eye and my heart. I take a photo reference or sketch it right away.

Flowers come in so many shapes and colors. I seek to capture the details and essence of the flowers. Birds have a character all their own. I particularly like the ones I do not see every day, like the egret, eagle and osprey. These birds and flowers speak to me of God’s beautiful creation.


Waiting - art show


Sept 27, 2019 -Jan 2, 2020

Art on the Inside gallery, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital

10230 111 Ave, Edmonton (basement level outside the cafeteria)


     - Just being present

     - With anticipation, expectantly
What are you looking forward to?


      - For clarity, direction and inspiration

     - For redemption… and transformation

     - For Spring, new life, hope

     - For rebirth, regeneration, new growth

     Is about letting go and trusting the process


but those who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint. - Isaiah 40:31

Winter Art Classes

Watercolor for beginners to intermediate370Dancinglight

Thursday nights in Devon 

Location in Devon Alberta. Address supplied when registered.

Jan 9- Feb 13

6:30 - 8:30 pm

$143.00 + GST + supplies

Whether you are a beginner or advanced in watercolor painting, as this is a small class, Julie will be able to guide you through the process of watercolor painting. New students will learn techniques and start with simpler subjects. Advanced students can work on their own projects with guidance from Julie.


pdfWatercolor class supply list




With the City Arts Centre 

Painting: Watercolour 1 & 2 course  (8 weeks) course id #661975

Register (Adult Programs > Visual Arts Programs > Adult > course id #661975 in the search Or look for the title..) Or call 311.

Monday afternoon, Jan 13 - Mar 9, 2020

1 - 4 PM
$155.00+ supplies

Whether you have been painting awhile or this is your first class, all are welcome. We will touch on colour theory and the mixing of colors as we utilize a variety of techniques to create paintings of landscapes and other subjects of your own choice. There will be some group exercises to enhance your skills as well as time to work on your own painting projects.

Location: Terwillegar Rec Centre \multipurpose room C

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Drawing and Painting with Mixed Media course (8 weeks) course id #661976

Register (Adult Programs > Visual Arts Programs > Adult > course id #661976 in the search Or look for the title..) Or call 311.

Thursday afternoon, Jan 23 - Mar 12, 20201 - 4 PM


Sharpen your drawing skills. Never taken a drawing or painting class? No problem, this class is for all skill levels, taking you to the next step in the process. We will use watercolor pencils and ink to draw and sketch landscapes, animals, and people. We will add watercolors for backgrounds to the paintings. We will work toward the idea of travel sketching as well by taking a couple of plein air sessions during the eight weeks, weather permitting.

Location: Terwillegar Rec Centre \multipurpose room C

pdfsupply list


Acrylic 1 & 2 course (8 weeks) course id #661963autumn reds, acrylic, 9x12in, Julie Drew

Register (Adult Programs > Visual Arts Programs > Adult >  course id #661963 in the search Or look for the title.) Or call 311.

Wednesday afternoon, Jan 21- Mar 10, 2020

12:30-3:30 PM


Explore Acrylics and its possibilities through the basics of color mixing, brush work and moving on to techniques to enhance your creative potential. There will be group projects and time to work on your own projects during each class.

Location: City Arts Center 10942 83 Ave

pdfsupply list


"Papermaking Workshop" coming in February (contact Julie if you are interested)

Workshop on "How to make masking fluid work in Watercolor" coming in the spring

Next "Art and Faith retreat" June 26-28 at King's Fold  Early bird registration will open in January 2, 2020.


Workshops and Classes at the Paint Spot 

***REGISTRATION*** Follow the links in the course titles to register on the Paint Spot website.


More information coming on all of these... Mark your calendar.

Saturday, Sept 30, 10 am - 4 pm  Plein Air in MillCreek Ravine $60

We have a beautiful ravine close by. Let's take advantage of whatever the weather brings and paint on site. Sketching and painting outdoors is a good way to do eyetraining for painting and drawing. We will talk about composition, what to leave in and what to remove from the scene in front of you. Supply list will be attached soon or sent out after registration. Pack Light as we will need to carry everything a distance to the site.

Any medium welcome.


Saturday, Nov 4  10 am -4 pm Papermaking Workshop $60 plus $20 for supplies

In this workshop you will have the opportunity to make a variety of papers from natural and recycled fibres. We will begin by making 6-8 different paper pulps such as cattail, thistle, poplar fluff, blue jeans and more, out of seeds, cotton fabric, and recycled acid free paper: You will then have the opportunity to create papers from each of the pulp vats using the templates provided: approximately 10 -15+ unique pieces of paper for you to take home after the workshop.

There is no supply list.
Optional: Fabric,  Inclusions: thread, sprakles, confetti, pressed leaves and flowers.

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4 Thursday evenings Nov 9- Nov 30, 6:30-9 pm Painting on Handmade Paper with Mixed Media $140

We will take the handmade paper made in a previous Papermaking Workshop and use it as a suport for a painting. 

We will work on (at least) two pieces.

One using the Handmade paper for it's own painting.

winter blue- handmade paper painting by Julie Drew

The second painting will use one or a combination of handmade papers mounted on birch panel or canvas.

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We will plan out the painting, working on composition. We will work with different media to capture the painting. Bring extra handmade paper to practice on.