North Van Arts Open studio is facilitated by Domenica Mastromatteo, the mastermind behind our previous North Shore Art Hive, as well as a professional artists’ facilitator of creative spaces.
This Open Studio invites collaboration and celebrates emerging and professional artists to continue their practice in an affordable and supportive environment, no matter where you are on your creative journey!
The emphasis of this space is artistic creation, grounded in an artmaking process that is not directed or moderated by the facilitators. It’s about creating in community with others. Domenica is available to support you through your creative challenges, and to inspire members to influence and learn from each other.
Our studios are located at Maplewood House, a large log cabin close to Maplewood Farm.
- A range of spaces including; One large light-filled space, a messy space, a back pouch for drying work, woodland area for En Plein air painting, kitchen stocked with tea.
- Broadband and all the comforts of home.
- Off-street parking
- Share box; we’re offering donated art supplies for retired artists living in the local area, these items are put into a ‘share box’ for you to use during your open studio time.
- Light box, easels, paint brushes, paper, paint pallets, various handmade nature-themed printing blocks, and embroidery rings.
- Discount rates for NVA members