Playful Patterns 3: Part of the JoyMakers Series

Online Learning (6 weeks)


October 19 - November 23 (6 weeks)

Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

LIVE on Zoom

$150 + Creative Kit ($40) / members $127.50 + Creative Kit ($40)

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The adult art class where you have the license to play!

Are you seeking a little joy? Join artist Barb Fyvie on Zoom as she leads you in a journey of self-discovery through art making. In her third patterns class, she will introduce you to 6 new patterns. If you haven’t created anything in a while, this is the perfect way to start. Play, relax and enjoy being in the moment while creating colourful patterns using watercolours. Beginners welcome!

Instructor: Barb Fyvie

Important Creative Kit Information:

  • During this registration step you can purchase our CREATIVE KIT with all the supplies needed for the program. 1 Kit is sufficient for 1 student.
  • If you have ALL of the required materials listed for the class, you can opt out of purchasing a creative kit.
  • Kits will be available for pick up at artsPlace at least one week in advance of the start date of the course.
  • If you live outside of the Bow Valley, there will be an additional $25 charge to have your kit mailed to you. Please be sure to enroll in the course 20 days before the start date to ensure a timely delivery. Please specify that you require the kit mailed to you in the comments section of your online enrollment process and one of the artsPlace staff team will contact you. 

Creative Kit:

  • A liquid or dry cake watercolour set with 12 colours
  • 12 sheets of 140lb. watercolour paper 9”x12” or larger
  • Palette for mixing paint (for liquid watercolours)
  • Round watercolour brushes: #6, #8
  • Flat watercolour brush: 3/4”, 5/8”, or 1/2” (1/4” is nice to have too)
    *If you have bigger or smaller brushes feel free to bring them along.
  • 2 black Sharpie markers: fine and extra fine
  • 2 water containers
  • Pencil, eraser, ruler
  • Paper towels, blow dryer


This course will be delivered in a Zoom Meeting. A meeting link and password will be emailed to you in advance of the start of the sessions. Please download the Zoom Application from

Meet the Instructor

Barb Fyvie

Barb has run her studio practice for 20 years. After completing a BFA at the University of Alberta in 1984 she worked in design and education alongside her painting studio practice. In 2015, she was awarded a Public Art Commission by The Town of Canmore. Her work can be found in collections across Canada, and in the U.S. and Europe. Barb also mentors emerging artists and teaches painting and expressive arts workshops in the Bow Valley.

Experiencing the arts is a right regardless of financial means. Learn about the Discover Art Access Program here.

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