Event description

Are you ready to paint Party?!

We want to invite you to enjoy a wonderful evening with paint, drinks, snacks, and good company! Our amazing member and local artist Alyx Essers-Silverman will lead this paint-along with step-by-step instructions. No experience needed, just your enthusiasm to follow along and have fun! A ticket includes all art supplies plus a drink of your choice! Light snacks will also be provided at this evening event.

Materials included:

  • Canvas
  • Paint
  • Brushes

What to expect

  • A 2-hour relaxed, guided painting experience from Alyx Essers-Silverman
  • A like-minded and enthusiastic community of creatives
  • Drinks and light refreshments

By the end of the evening, you will take home a beautiful painting to adorn your home with.

Please wear clothing that you are comfortable painting in, aprons will be provided! You are also welcome to bring your own materials if you want to add an even more personal touch to your artwork, but it’s not required

The Deer Lake Gallery maintains health & safety guidelines to keep our staff, volunteers, and artists safe. Masks, proof of vaccination plus a piece of Government photo ID (for individuals over 18) will be required to participate.

You can prepare for your visit by visiting our COVID-19 Safety Policies below.

About Alyx Essers-Silverman

Art has been part of my life since childhood. I have fond memories of after school crafts with my grandmother, painting classes, photography class, and sculpting. In high school art became an integral part of my identity, so I continued to pursue it in post-secondary education, studying visual arts at Langara College and later moving onto Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where I received my BFA in 2015. 


During my time at Kwantlen, I took a course in Developmental Psychology out of interest. Around the same time, I attended a presentation about Art Therapy, which bridged the gap between my passion for art and my fascination with psychology. It did not take me long to realize that this would be my career path. Art has always been therapy for me and sharing that skill with others is the most fulfilling work I can imagine. I went on to graduate from Vancouver Art Therapy institute in 2017 receiving a Diploma in Art Therapy. 

Currently I am working on my own Art Therapy Practice providing support to Individuals and Groups. I also am working on my own Artistic practice and hope to have more shows and participate in more events in the future.