Monday Portraits – Online

Welcome to Monday Portraits. We are a FREE online program requiring only your enthusiasm and love of portraiture!

  • How does it work?  First, you sign up. Then, a photo of a subject is emailed to you each week, usually on a Monday. 
  • You may create your portrait in any medium.  You need not use the exact image sent, so if there is one that inspires, by all means, use that. 
  • Participants are asked to email their portraits back to the organizer with their name, medium and substrate used by the following weekend.  The images will then be shared amongst the group as well as on Metchosin ArtPod’s social media pages, Facebook and Instagram. 
  • Contact Diana Farrell to sign up for Monday Portraits, using this link.

Rural Sketching – Weekly

Wednesdays 2 pm – 4 pm. Leave at 2 pm sharp. Those who want to meet at the site will be notified of the location on Wednesday morning.

This is for anyone interested in weekly sketching sessions, from beginners to experienced sketchers, rain or shine. In good weather, we will be in outdoor locations such as parks, forests, or beaches; in bad weather, we will sketch found objects or views from a window or the inside environment indoors. This is inspired by a recent Field Journaling workshop by botanist and artist Lyn Baldwin in Metchosin.

There are no instructions, but tips can be shared. The suggested basic supplies are a sketchbook, felt-tip permanent ink (not water-soluble) pen, pencil, eraser, and seat pad. If adding watercolour, the sketchbook pages should be heavy enough to allow wetting. The photograph shows the kit of ArtPod member Janet Moore and includes a sample page from her sketchbook.

Those interested in trying out a session or two or who want more information, please get in touch with

Life Drawing and Portrait Drop-in

This is an open invitation to artists of all experiences. Beginning September 20th, 2022, join us on Tuesday mornings from 10 to noon for an opportunity to draw a human figure from live models. Portrait artists are encouraged to join in. Instruction will not be provided. Models are nude.

Sessions will be held in the upstairs DIY Studio at the Metchosin Arts and Cultural Centre. The room holds 20 artists plus models, first come, first served. Sorry, this room is not wheelchair accessible.

The cost is $10 per session, payable in cash on the day(s) you attend. For additional information, please get in touch with the coordinator, Janet Moore, at