The Victoria Sketch Club Program has four major components:
September through April
Painting indoors every Tuesday afternoon at the beautiful Windsor Park Pavilion in Oak Bay. This weekly program includes a
wide range of activities such as life drawing from nude or costumed models, character poses or a still life set-up. Additionally,
there are occasional critiques by guest artists, and demonstrations of particular techniques. Members may bring along work in
progress for comment by their fellow artists, following the regular painting session. In mid-December the members and their
partners gather for a potluck Christmas lunch.
The annual Victoria Sketch Club Art Show and Sale is held in the gymnasium of the Glenlyon-Norfolk School (Beach Drive
campus) during Spring Break. This is an opportunity for the members to display and their recent works. Over the years this
show has become a landmark art event in the Victoria community to which many visitors return year after year.
May through August
The weekly Tuesday outdoor summer program takes place at a wide variety of public and private venues throughout Victoria
and environs; such as marinas, gardens, the seashore, cityscapes, heritage sites, farms and orchards. Artists begin work on
their own around 10 in the morning, meet for lunch, and paint/draw on into the afternoon. Prospective new members are invited
to take part in the summer program.
In September the Club organizes a week long paint-out at an artistically inspiring location. Each day members scatter to paint
at sites of their choice, re-assembling with the group in late afternoon for a "show and tell" critique. Over the years we have met
in locations such as Hornby Island, Cowichan Bay and Ucluelet.