Abstracts Workshop with Bonny Roberts

Getting Started on Abstracts Workshop

August 17, 18, 19


Professional Artist and Teacher

Bonny Roberts


Presented by

Renee Matheson & Tina Baird

Robinson Place Workshops


60 Robinson Point Road, Naramata

Home (250) 496-4265     Cell (250) 488-4999

info @ robinsonplace.ca

“I have had so many people come up to me and say that they would like to paint abstract but they don’t know where to begin. That’s what this course is all about.”   Bonny Roberts

Imagine giving yourself the gift of a creative weekend at a beautiful home on Okanagan lakefront, a time away to create, learn, share, and relax. Good company with like minded artists, comfort food, a lakefront private beach, a warm therapeutic Jacuzzi…a time to create, reflect and rejuvenate.

Robinson Place Workshops are hosted at Robinson Place Bed & Beach. Owned and operated by Renee, great granddaughter of the founder of Naramata, this beautiful lake front home sits on the land that once was part of the Naramata Heritage Inn built by Mr. Robinson. This beautiful Spanish style home is filled with original art and antiques, many from the original Inn. This is your home for the weekend to enjoy, your home for relaxation, restoration and rejuvenation.

This workshop is limited to 15 students. The Full Immersion which includes accommodations is limited to 6 people in separate beds sharing rooms or more accommodation space is available if participants are sharing a bed.

Please see room rates at www.robinsonplace.ca. There will be a 20% discount on these rates for workshop participants.

Workshop Only (without accommodations) $355 pp. plus HST

Includes: workshop; Tapas and dinners;  continental breakfasts; coffee and tea; Jacuzzi; and optional morning yoga and meditation.

Workshop Only participants are invited to arrive at 4:00 pm on Friday.

*5 PM – Welcome on lakefront patio

*6:30 PM – Dinner

*7:30 PM- 8:30 PM – Introduction to Workshop


*8:30 AM – Continental breakfast

*9:15 AM to 9:45 AM – yoga and meditation

*10 AM to 1:00 Noon – Morning Workshop Session: texturing the first canvas

*1:00 to 2:00 PM – Lunch

*2:00 PM- 5:30 PM – Colour Demonstrations and second canvas colour abstract

*5:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Refreshments, Tapas and Pot Luck Dinner


On day two we will continue the process of abstract exploration. Bonny will do demos and there will be one on one instruction as students add texture to their colour abstract, if desired, and colour to their textured canvas. The intention is for students to finish two abstract paintings during the workshop.

Sunday Schedule

* Same as Saturday’s Schedule with a final group sharing and critique from

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

* Wind up and check-out for all participants will be from 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm.


Registration and Accommodation Reservations:

Robinson Place Bed and Beach

(250) 496-4265

(250) 488-4999

info @ robinsonplace.ca

Workshop Information and Supplies List

Bonny Roberts

(250) 499 8037


Watch for upcoming workshops including the second Bonny Roberts workshop September 21-23; Suzanne Northcott in November; and a Plein Air trip to Las Vegas with Kindrie Grove in late October/early November to paint the wild horses and burrows to help save them

Stay tuned, there is talk of a Plein Air Workshop with Kindrie Grove and photographer Arlene Gawne in Africa; and Kindrie “With Bears in Canim Lake, BC.”

Explore your creativity all weekend

Creativity Workshop Weekend

June 15, 16, 17


Professional Artist and Instructor

Kindrie Grove

(250) 490-1625




Presented by Renee Matheson & Tina Baird

Robinson Place Workshops

60 Robinson Point Road, Naramata

Home (250) 496-4265 Cell (250) 488-4999

Email: info @ robinsonplace.ca


This workshop is about learning to listen to the inspiration that drives us to create, to access it and then manifest it. In a supportive and non-judgmental environment, you will hear your own creative voice of inspiration. Intuitive artistic expression will be accomplished with the accompaniment of music preformed by Brian McGibney playing intuitively to add to our own energy. Learn how to honour and hone the skills of accessing the creative flow and incorporating it in all aspects of your life.

Imagine giving yourself the gift of a creative weekend. Good company with like-minded artists, comfort food, a private beach, a warm beautiful home on Okanagan lakefront…a time away to create, learn, share, and relax. Robinson Place Workshops are hosted at Robinson Place Bed & Beach. This beautiful lakefront home sits on the land that once was part of the Naramata Heritage Inn. The beautiful Spanish style home is filled with original art and antiques, many from the original Inn.

This workshop is limited to 15 students in total, on a first-come first-serve basis.

The Full Immersion includes accommodation and is limited to 6 people two beds to a room.  Workshop Only (without accommodations) $385 + HST.  Includes: All instructional workshop hours; main art supplies; Friday evening Welcome Tapas and dinner; Saturday evening Tapas and potluck dinner; 2 continental breakfasts; 2 lunches; coffee and tea beverages for the weekend; access to the Jacuzzi and grounds; and Saturday and Sunday morning yoga and meditation.


Check in 4:00 p.m.

*5 PM – Tapas and Welcome

*6:00 PM – Dinner provided

*7:30 PM-9 PM – Creativity Workshop.


Day one of this workshop is geared toward learning to listen to the inspiration that drives us to create. From paintings, photographs and sculpture to music and literature, to innovative thought and invention, all these endeavours begin with tuning in to the song of creativity within us. Through reflective directed meditation, creative play and fun exercises in a supportive and non-judgmental environment, you will begin to hear your own creative voice of inspiration. Intuitive artistic expression will be accompanied by Brian Mc Gibney’s music.


Day two will continue the process of self-expression. With creative projects that are kept in the vein of play, and that require no specific skill set, you will perhaps discover new passions or make deeper connections to existing ones. Brian will accompany the creation of a large-scale intuitive painting outdoors in the yoga studio on Sunday morning. This piece may be an abstract expression or might incorporate personal symbolism, but it will be a direct representation of the process of music combined with intuitive painting. (art supplies provided) From self-affirming games to the creation of your own personal creativity mandala.


For workshop registration and accommodation reservations please contact Renee Matheson at Robinson Place Bed and Beach. Home (250) 496-4265 Cell (250) 488-4999, Email:  info @ robinsonplace.ca   A 50% deposit is required upon reservation for  confirmation.

For more information on the Workshop please contact instructor Kindrie Grove at (250) 490-1625.


Please bring a sketchbook and an assortment of drawing materials such as: pens, pencils, chalk pastel, crayons, oil pastel or felts, and 4 latex paint brushes from 2”- 4” in size. Newsprint pad also recommended. All other supplies will be provided.

Take an Art Trip on May long weekend

submitted by Thea Haubrich of Twin Lakes Encaustic Art

This year for the first time ever Artists’ Studios in Naramata, Summerland, Penticton and south to Vaseux Lake, will all hold special open houses on May 19 and 20 from 11 am – 5 pm.

The ART TRIP is a free self guided driving tour that will create a memorable day or two. The adventure begins with you, just circle the studios you think will be most interesting, invite a friend and go for your tour. Take a break for lunch at one of the valley’s amazing wineries or cafes and then carry on to more art studios, see as many as you like. You can start again the next day and go to a different area. Bring the kids, it’s a nice way to expose them to the arts.

The ART TRIP is a unique opportunity to see up close and personal how artists work, ask them questions and learn about the stories behind the art. You’ll see places you never knew existed and you might discover a new favorite artist. Learn how jewellery is made, see a sculptor at work, a blacksmith’s fire, or a piece of wood turned into a bowl. Watch the printing process of t-shirts, see a potter throwing clay or a photographer’s cameras and techniques. You can go into a clothing designer’s studio or see how glass is fused into beautiful objects and watch an artist make magic happen with wax, pastels or paint on canvas, paper or fabric.

“I have toured many of the studios and am very impressed with the quality and diversity of the work. We are fortunate to have a strong arts community in Summerland and the South Okanagan” said Lisa Jaager, Manager of the Summerland Chamber and Visitor Centre. “We are pleased to support the local arts and specifically our studios, there are always maps and information at the Visitor Centre as well as examples of local artists work at the Made in Summerland shop attached to the Visitor Centre”.

So, jump in your car or on your bike and take the ART TRIP. ”If you can’t take the Art Trip on the May long weekend, there are plenty of opportunities to visit the studios throughout the summer. May 19/20 is the opening of the season, and most of the studios will be welcoming visitors through until the fall. Many are open every day. Brochures and websites have all the information you’ll need to check days and times with the studios you want to visit. “

Art on the Naramata Bench:  www.naramatartstudios.com   Fourteen studios feature interesting artwork of many kinds, come and meet the artists who have chosen to live and work in the unique setting that is the Naramata Bench, including arts council member Renee Matheson at Robinson Point Studio (Robinson Bed and Beach).

Summerland and Trout Creek www.studiotour.wordpress.com    Not only is Summerland known for its rural beauty but who would have guessed you’d find more than 16 different artists studios. Come and explore the world of art in Summerland.

Lake to Lake www.tinyurl.com/lakestudio   On the Lake-to-Lake tour you will visit 8 artists’ studios in Penticton and 4 studios located between Penticton and Vaseux Lake, including arts council member Twin Lakes Encaustic Art . The self-guided route lies along the Corkscrew Drive on the east side of Skaha Lake, where big horn sheep are often seen. Enjoy the scenery, the wildlife, and expand your art collection through a personal connection with the artist.

Our Lake-to-Lake Studio Tour members are once again exhibiting work at Tangled Vines Estate Winery. I helped hang the show and the tasting room now looks like a real gallery!

TwinLakes Encaustic Art Ltd.
Thea Haubrich
128 Eastside Road
Okanagan Falls, B.C.
250 497 5163
info @ encaustic.ca