Program Itinerary

Program Itinerary

Proposed Itinerary (subject to change)

Day 1 (D)

  • Meet at Tsawassen Ferry Terminal (time tbc) for ferry to Salt Spring Island. Ferry arriving at Long Harbour ferry terminal at 2.08pm (subject to changes in the schedule and subject to availability)
  • Approx. 2.08pm Group transfer from the Long Harbour ferry terminal to Wisteria Guesthouse
  • Once checked in and settled into the rooms at Wisteria, we will do a brief orientation of the guesthouse common areas and gardens and do an intro to sketching.
  • We will follow this with a casual walking tour of Ganges Harbour, ending at Hastings House to photograph and sketch. Ending our session with an informal group critique
  • Welcome dinner at local restaurant and return to Guesthouse by foot (or taxi if required at an additional cost)

Day 2 (B, D)

  • 9 am: 2-course home-made breakfast at Wisteria Guest House
  • Visit Saturday Market with Artisans & Gourmet Foods in Ganges Harbour
  • Visit Galleries in Ganges: Steffich Fine Art, Fault Line Projects, Salt Spring Gallery of Fine Art
  • Work on site in Harbour or Hastings House
  • back to Wisteria Guest House to look over sketches, group critique
  • Group dinner at Wisteria Guesthouse (A sample menu would be roasted chicken or salmon with seasonal vegetables, soup or salad, bread, coffee or tea and one of the host’s signature desserts

 Day 3 (B, D)

  • 9 am: 2-course home-made breakfast at Wisteria Guest House
  • Approx. 10:30am departure for excursions by private van with driver to Sunset Farm, Southey Point, North End Farm
  • Visit to Blue Horse Folk Gallery ~ to paint and sketch on site
  • Island Weaver Design,
  • French Country Provincial Fabric Creations ~ Sketch on site
  • Look over sketches & paintings & group critique
  • Group dinner at Twig & Buoy Restaurant. Return to guesthouse around 7pm

Day 4 (B, S, D)

  • 9 am 2-course home-made breakfast at Wisteria Guest House
  • Approx. 10am depart for excursion - Visiting studios by private van with driver: e.g. Serendipity Studio, Gillian Gandossi
  • Excursion by private van & driver to Ruckle Provincial Park, Salt Spring Island Cheese,
  • Salt Spring Vineyards wine tasting & picnic
  • Approx. 3pm – Return to work at the Wisteria Guest House and finish pieces
  • Final critique at Wisteria Guest House
  • Ganges Harbour for Farewell Dinner

Day 5 (B)

  • 9 am 2-course home-made breakfast at Wisteria Guest House
  • Check out of accommodation
  • Approx. 11am Group transfer to Long Harbour ferry terminal. Ferry departs at 2pm so there is some time to have lunch or go for a brief hike and/ or sketch a bit more in the vicinity of the ferry terminal. There are a few nice hiking trails nearby

B = Breakfast

S = Snacks

D = Dinner