Beach artist Jennifer Cline has added a new dimension to her artistic output. It has always been a hobby of Cline’s to sketch musicians on stage at various venues in the Beach (I know, I have one of me performing!). She recently sent me copies of sketches she has completed for two local bands, New Country Rehab and The Ronnie Hayward Trio. I found them fascinating, and called her to see if she does them as commissions.
“I like doing these sketches,” she said. “I find the shape of some of the instruments fascinating. I was doing one lately when a friend of the band offered to pay me for it. I was amazed, and said ‘sure!’”
If you would like to have Jennifer come out and do a sketch of you or your band, call her at 416-699-2084, or visit her on line at

La Muse is a collective of French- and English-speaking artists who teach in various disciplines throughout the GTA.  It offers after school classes, or acts as artist-in-residence at schools. In the Beach, artist Patrice Stanley, who has been an art teacher for 10 years, is a member of La Muse, and is currently artist-in-residence at St. Jean de Lalande school in Scarborough.
Stanley is offering a special bilingual March Break Art Camp for young artists seven to 12 years of age, at Davey Hall at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., from March 12 to 16. There will be printmaking, sculpture, painting, drawing, mixed media and collage, conducted in a bilingual atmosphere. The group Mairead & Company will drop by as special musical guests.
Cost for the week-long camp is $275 plus tax, or $65 per day. It is advised to register early as there is limited enrolment. You can do so by calling Chantal LeBlanc at 416-402-3402, or email

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