Victoria sketch club canada


A Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia art society, it was founded in 1909 and is still in operation (2011). The Victoria Sketch Club included Emily Carr as a charter member and through the years has been joined by some other very well-known Canadian west coast artists including Thomas Fripp, Max Maynard, Ina Campbell Uhthoff, Jack Shadbolt, Colin Graham and Ted Harrison. It began with the name the Island Arts Club, and has had a few other names over the years including the Island Arts and Crafts Society, and The Sketch Club; however its objectives have remained the same which are to foster and encourage the work of its members through exhibitions and regular activities involving drawing outdoors and from live models. Source: The Victoria Sketch Club. Contributed by M.D. Silverbrooke.