“A Brush with Good Cheer” Classes at White Point

A Brush with Good Cheer with Tom Alway and Peter Blais
Saturday, March 25th
In keeping with our ‘sea’ theme this weekend we’re painting trawling tubs!
With a paint brush in one hand, and a glass of Blomidon Estate Chardonnay in the other – one of Nova Scotia’s ‘Good Cheer Trial’ partners, unleash your inner Picasso under the guidance of our neighbours and very talented Nova Scotian Artists Tom Alway and Peter Blais from Petite Riviere. You may also know them from our Gift Shop, or their Studio/Gallery Maritime Painted Saltbox in Petite Riviere.

‘A Brush with Good Cheer’
Saturday March 25, 2017
3:30 – 5:30pm, Main Lodge at White Point
Paint ‘Up Against the Wall’ in acrylic under the direction of Tom & Peter
Sip Blomidon Estate Chardonnay & nibble on Taste of Nova Scotia Munchies!

Our Artists of White Point, Peter and Tom will host and guide you through a 2 hour art class for beginners that will have you creating your very own 9” x 14” masterpiece.

“A Brush with Good Cheer” Classes
$49 plus tax
Pairs perfectly with any overnight package or accommodation – make it an ‘artistic’ weekend getaway!

Class includes:

  • 2 hour Art Class with our artists, 3:30-5:30pm
  • 9” x 14” Canvas and all paints required
  • Artists ‘Good Cheer’ Selection for sipping & savouring (to get your juices flowing!)
  • Taste of Nova Scotia infused hors d’oeuvres (to keep you nourished!)

To register & reserve your seat in this sipping, savouring painting class call us at 1.800.565.5068 ext 1
Min 8 participants required to host class, must be 19 years to attend

Meet our Hosting Artists: Tom Alway & Peter Blais
Tom Alway
Originally from Massachusetts, Tom Alway has traveled and studied extensively before settling in to Nova Scotia in 1997. As an artist, Tom draws his inspiration from the landscape around him. He paints realistically exploring the play of light and shade, sometimes with a surrealistic bent. He paints to give a sense of what is in front of the canvas, drawing the viewer into the picture. He paints in acrylics and has begun to use other media (e.g. modelling paste) to provide texture to paintings. He has created several series of pictures, one featuring windows and another foundations. And just for something different Tom has begun painting what he calls fun art.

Peter Blais
With an extensive and acclaimed background in Canadian Theatre, Peter has always had a fondness of fibre art. In 1997, he moved to Mahone Bay, NS, and returned to his career as a visual artist, Blais began to work with paint on canvas as well as exploring the traditions of Nova Scotia folk art in a number of forms – from furniture to sculpture. Since 2005, he has shown at annual Nova Scotia Folk art Festival in Lunenburg – the premiere juried event for maritime folk art.
His acrylics on canvas as well as his folk art and one-of-a-kind furniture pieces.

In 1997 Tom and Peter forged a partnership that led to the opening of  the MARITIME PAINTED SALTBOX GALLERY in Petite Riviere, Lunenburg Co, Nova Scotia.