Watercolours on Alta Lake 

Jack Reid joins summer lineup

By Nicole Fitzgerald

World-renowned artist Jack Reid joins the instructor lineup for the first weekend of the Whistler Art Workshops on the Lake, which take place June through August.

The workshops are set at The North House, a rustic heritage home located on the Alta Lake waterfront in Whistler. Not accessible by car, participants stroll into a serene setting to attend workshops spanning everything from beginner to advanced instruction in acrylics, oils and watercolour painting as well as drawing.

Reid will lead beginners and advanced watercolourists in the workshop How to Paint Snow, Water and Skies with a Limited Palette from Friday to Sunday, June 1 to 3.

Reid will draw from his three decades of teaching more than 25,000 students. His work graces the halls of Windsor Castle as well as the Queen’s personal art collection. He is also displayed locally at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. The award-winning artist is currently working on his third instructional book, Watercolour Basics: Let’s Get Started and Painting Snow and Water.

The three-day class is $340.

For more information or to register, contact 604-938-9221 or visit whistlerartscouncil.com.


Wellness in action

The second annual Whistler Wellness Week hosts various workshops from May 5 to 13 in Whistler to propel participants into the life they’ve always wanted through a series of education seminars, workshops and demonstrations looking at health.

The events will cover a wide range of topics including fitness, yoga, meditation, ayurveda, Pilates, weight loss, supplements, nutrition, interpersonal relationships and goal setting.

Wellness Week highlights include the opening reception Saturday, May 5 at the Hilton; The Secret Uncovered! seminar by award-winning author Michael Losier of Law of Attraction fame on Thursday, May 10; and the Whistler Wellness Fair Saturday, May 12 at the Telus Conference Centre. The fair will gather 70 exhibitors to showcase holistic health, nutrition, fitness, beauty and lifestyle.

Whistler Wellness presenters to look forward to include life-skills mentor Sheilaa Hite as well as personal trainer Ron Jarrett, who is a two-time winner of the Toughest Calgarian Alive competition.

For an event schedule, visit whistlerwellnessweek.com.

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