Local artist shares talent with young and old

Derken shows one of her newest works in her home studio.
Derken shows one of her newest works in her home studio.


Local artist Liz Derksen is offering semi-private art classes from her home-based studio. After a request for private lessons she decided to offer small group classes for both kids and adults focusing on sketching, drawing and painting.

Classes will run for six weeks and consist of one weekly, two hour session for $150. While the adult class is currently full, she has room for two more children to fill her five student allotment. Classes started October 26 and are open to ages seven and up. All materials are included in the price.

“Our main goal is to have fun! I want to offer more than just the basics of painting,” she said.

Derksen has always been an artist and started showing her work around three years ago. Her background includes both acrylic painting and cartooning. She has also been teaching art one afternoon a week at Sun Peaks Elementary School.

“I think there is a growing reception for the arts in Sun Peaks,” she said.
Derksen is also interesting in throwing painting parties in her studio for local residents.

“It would be a three hour evening with painting and wine. It’s a great alternative for people who want to have some fun and paint but don’t want to sign up for a full set of classes,” she said.

People are welcome to drop into her studio in The Cottages anytime. To find a good time or to sign up classes email liz61d@shaw.ca.