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I am very excited that these incredible watercolour masters are coming to Vancouver to share their experience and artistic talents with us. It’s an amazing opportunity for anyone who loves to paint. Whether you are an experienced painter or just starting out, there is always so much to learn from painting together.

Artescapes Vancouver studio workshopMy goal is to create a watercolor community, where we can all come together to paint and learn more about this compelling medium of watercolour.

My studio is located in a 1920’s heritage building – complete with bricks, old wood floors, tall ceilings – offering an environment that is warm and creative. It’s a block from the waterfront, with a stunning outlook on both the Vancouver city skyline, and the North Shore mountains.North Vancouver, home of artescapes

Sitting at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue, in beautiful, vibrant North Vancouver – the surrounding neighbourhood is filled with restaurants and shopping – with farmer’s markets and great accommodation.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about the workshops or your stay in North Vancouver.
I hope you’ll join us.

Janice Blore


As many artists had been asking me to teach in Canada I leapt at the opportunity and hastily agreed. I was invited to hold workshops with Artescapes, run by an incredible lady called Janice Blore. How amazing this connection turned out to be. When I arrived in Vancouver I was warmly greeted by Janice and shown the room where I would be teaching. Janice takes great care in looking after artists attending courses that she organises. Even down to the refreshments which seemed to continually magically appear every time I turned to look in that direction. The venue is unique in that it seems to carry an amazing atmosphere which even my husband noticed. I can’t describe it really but one group, out of the three I taught there, will relate to this blog post very well as they too felt it. Something wonderful happened in the room as everyone created. A peaceful feeling. Actually it was quite beautiful and a memory that will stay with me forever….Jean Haines
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  • Karyn on the rocks

    Karyn on the rocks

  • Marcia plein air

    Marcia plein air

  • observation deck

    observation deck

  • Tom on the quay

    Tom on the quay

  • Chien in the studio

    Chien in the studio

  • Fabio painting

    Fabio painting

  • Painting on the Capilano

    Painting on the Capilano

  • Capilano Tom

    Capilano Tom

  • beautiful Capilano canyon

    beautiful Capilano canyon

  • beauty spot

    beauty spot

  • Enda plein air

    Enda plein air

  • Reid at Granville Island

    Reid at Granville Island

  • Fabio in the studio

    Fabio in the studio

  • hanging out

    hanging out

  • Keiko Tanabe's class

    Keiko Tanabe's class

  • Capilano river

    Capilano river

  • painting on the wharf

    painting on the wharf

  • working at the studio

    working at the studio