General Meetings


Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
By Zoom & In Person at the MAC

Guest Artist: TBA

We will be broadcasting our Zoom meeting from the McMillan Art Centre. (133 McMillan Street, Parksville). Members and guest are also welcome attend in person. Guests must register by using the Contact Us tab of this website. Members are asked to register by email to attend in person as usual. Masks are required in the MAC Studio during the meeting.

May 19, 2022
Annual General Meeting Demo

Diane Michelin

Diane Michelin created this beautiful watercolour painting during her demo at our AGM.

Watercolour painting by demo artist Diane Michelin
Diane Michelin – Watercolour demo at the MAC

April 21, 2022
General Meeting Demo

Dianne Nelson

Our April 21st meeting was well attended and we greatly enjoyed Dianne Nelson‘s demonstration of how she paints with special acrylics on silk. Dianne sent a photo of her beautifully finished painting for us to enjoy.

By Dianne Nelson – final demonstration, acrylic on silk
Dianne Nelson
Dianne Nelson

March 17, 2022
General Meeting Demo

Julia Lucich

Julia Lucich entertained our group with a wonderful demonstration of how she skillfully paints with palette knives. Her lovely sense of humour and stories of how her series “The Pooka Project” and “Party Animals” came to be had us all smiling.

Julia Lucich demo
Photo by Sandy Trafananko
Julia Lucich demo
Photo by Sandy Trafananko

January 20, 2022
General Meeting Demo

Marilyn Riopel

Marilyn Riopel treated our group to an amazing demonstration of her skill with alcohol inks. It was obvious how much she enjoyed playing with the inks and experimenting with the effects she is able to achieve using alcohol, alcohol blending solutions, hair dryers, pipettes and other tools. Marilyn has generously provided us with notes summarizing what inks she uses, some of her tools and how to frame finished works. These notes will be emailed to DeCosmos members.

Marilyn Riopel photo courtesy Sandy Trafananko
Watching Marilyn’s demo from home on Zoom

‘Cabbage Roses’ by Marilyn Riopel. Alcohol Ink.

Check out more of Marilyn Riopel’s work under the Featured Artist section of this website.

DECEMBER 9, 2021
General Meeting Demo

Bonnie Luchtmeijer entertained our group at the MAC with an amazing presentation of everything gold from her store, Qualicum Art Supply & Gallery. (Simultaneously streamed on Zoom).


Pastel demonstration by Faith Love-Robertson at the MAC (simultaneously streamed on Zoom)