Inspired British Columbia: A Video Documentary Series by Camille Vernet

Camille Vernet, a documentarian filmmaker has produced a series of videos highlighting a variety of artists in BC. in a documentary series.

Inspired British Columbia

One of the featured artists is Jeanne Krabbendam, a mixed media visual artist in Vancouver BC. As her assistant, I was included in the interview. As you watch this video you will get a better understanding of the process that inspires Jeanne and I as we create our mix media art.

Remember to visit youtube and watch the rest of Camille’s documentary series.

Upcoming Events 2019

BC Cultural Days at the SALT WATER STUDIO

Artists Sandra Bowen and Jeanne Krabbendam are hosting a three-day Cultural Days event:

‘Creative Photo Op’

Visitors will be invited to come to the studio and stage their most creative picture, using supplies at the studio such as paintings, palettes, paint, brushes, cover-ups, etc. to post on their social media or use otherwise.

Dates and times:
Fri September 27, 11 am – 7 pm
Sat September 28, 11 am – 7 pm
Sun September 29, 12 pm – 6 pm

Come by, get your picture taken, see a selection of latest works by the artists, look around for small art gifts or design products and celebrate Cultural Days at the SALT WATER STUDIO this year!

Fall Classes: 2019

Mixed Media: Experiment with Transfers and Textures

with Sandra Bowen 

You are looking for new impulse to your art practice?

This workshop, spread over two afternoons, will focus on different image transfer techniques and how you can work them into your art projects, together with texture ideas that will help you build the surface of your art pieces.

We will work with papers, cheese cloth, spackle, modelling paste and gel mediums, making use of regular palette knives and brushes and more unusual application tools and materials.

Come have fun and explore new ideas for your mixed media art work!

Dates: 2 Wednesday Evenings, September 11 and 18, 6:15 – 9:15pm

$105+tax – All use of tools and materials included!
For information and registration online or phone: 604-718-8222 (course code: 239037)

Sorry no drop-ins permitted


Exciting Collages

with Sandra Bowen

An intensive workshop in which participants learn to build a collage painting with different materials and tools while keeping the ‘glow’ in their art work. This workshop is for everyone who wants to learn about the steps in the collage process. The instructor will guide the participants through hands-on and technical advice in making an exciting piece of art in two afternoons!

We will work with:
– acrylics / liquid acrylics
– gels and mediums,
– collage material such as magazines, photographs, artifacts
– stamping, stenciling
– glazing, lifting and more

Dates: 2 Thursday Evenings, October 17 and 24, 6:15 – 9:45 PM

$120+tax – All use of tools and materials included!
For information and registration online or phone: 604-718-8222 (course code: 239056)

Sorry no drop-ins permitted


Fantastic Acrylics and Abstract Painting

with Sandra Bowen 

Three Wednesday evenings playing with acrylic paints and learning how to start, create exciting layers and finish a piece of abstract art.

You will be introduced to ways of creating a design for your piece, textures, dry brushing, lifting and glazing.

Come an join me for a three-week course in the most beautiful art room in Vancouver, right at Coal Harbour, with views of the water, Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains! A worry free course: I will bring all your supplies!

Dates: 3 Wednesday Evenings, November 6, 13 and 20, 6:15 – 9:45 pm

$165+tax – All use of tools and materials included!
For information and registration online or phone: 604-718-8222 (course code: 239038)

Sorry no drop-ins permitted

Private Studio Classes

Introductory to Mixed Media: Private Studio Classes

Open up your artistic side and discover the wonders of mixed media.

Join me to explore techniques such as photo transfers, gels and mediums and layering; using different types of print material, fabrics, papers, found objects and textures. Learn to blend textures with plasters to build your own unique style of painting.

Private and Semi-Private Classes Available

Available to travel for group workshops or demonstrations.

Session times and lengths can be discussed.

Past Exhibitions

Sandra Bowen A Little Distance

An Exhibition at Timms Community Centre

June 26 – Aug 5 Exhibition
2 New Pieces of Sandra’s art will be available for sale and viewing

Hosted by: Langley Arts Council ~ Summer Exhibition

Place: Timms Community Centre

Dates: Wednesday June 26 through to Monday August 5th, 2019

Location: 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley City, BC

An exhibition at Britannia Mine Museum
with art works by students and their instructor

Sandra Bowen, Monica Gewurz, Zohar Fiszbaum, Maryam Hatami, Karen Holland, Jennifer Hobson, Margriet Mastenbroek, Henry Sawatzky, Peter Sickert and Jeanne Krabbendam

March 1 – April 28 Exhibition
11 New Pieces of Sandra’s art will be available for sale and viewing
at Britannia Mine Museum
March 1, 6 – 8 PM
refreshments & artists in attendance

Exhibition runs from Thurs March 1 through Saturday April 28
during museum hours (daily 9 – 5)
Free for members or with regular admission

Britannia Mine Museum
1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach,
(on the Sea to Sky Highway north of Vancouver)
Exhibition information contact: