Vineyard Painting Class & Landscape Exploration
Welcome to an all inclusive Vineyard Painting class combined with an afternoon landscape exploration tour. This tour is in partnership with Sagebrush Tours and an all-inclusive art class overlooking the vineyard of Evolve Cellars Winery in Summerland. No painting experience is necessary. Offered on Thursdays.
Enjoy award winning wines while artist and instructor Chelsea Mae helps you paint your very own masterpiece to take home with you.
Following the class, you will have the opportunity to purchase lunch at the Winery. Enjoy a delicious meal along with wine while overlooking the amazing views of the Okanagan Valley.
After lunch find inspiration in Nature by exploring a classic Okanagan landscape with professional guide and naturalist Frank Fraser. You will use all your senses to feel, see, hear and smell the natural world around you. We head up to Munson Mountain (an extinct volcano) or to Vaseux Lake (highest biodiversity in BC) to savour the views and explore up close the diverse and fascinating plants and animals of the Okanagan Valley. The location is variable based on weather and local conditions and will be confirmed before your tour. Get an immersive experience in nature that will rejuvenate your body and nourish the spirit and mind.
- Art Class en plein air
- Transportation in a luxury A/C tour bus from the vineyard to nature
- Tasting fees (two 4 oz glasses of wine)
- All art supplies
- Table-top easel or Standing easel
- An experience like no other
- Interpretive nature exploration and discovery tour
- Transportation to and from your hotel/private residence
Vineyard Painting Class & Landscape Exploration
Book now for only $200
Weekly, every Thursday.
Welcome to an all inclusive Vineyard Painting class combined with an afternoon landscape exploration tour.
Start your day with an all-inclusive wine and art in the vineyard experience at Evolve Cellars. Enjoy award winning wines while artist and instructor Chelsea Mae helps you paint your very own masterpiece to take home with you. No painting experience is necessary.
Okanagan Experiential Tourism Sagebrush Tours
Get to Know the Naturalist, Frank Fraser
Frank has been passionate about the outdoors since childhood. He worked for Banff National Park and Alberta Provincial Parks for over thirty years as visitor experience specialist and naturalist. Frank moved recently to the Okanagan Valley with his wife and two school aged children. He is now a partner in Sagebrush Tours based out of Kelowna. Sagebrush specializes in nature exploration and discovery programs showcasing the incredible biodiversity of the valley. A tour with Sagebrush means an immersive experience in nature, which will rejuvenate your body and nourish the spirit.
Sagebrush operates a new 12 passenger touring van with large picture windows, AC, and comfortable seating. We will pick you up from your hotel, campground, or private residence and take you home safe and sound as part of the tour.
About the Artist, Chelsea Mae Smith
Chelsea Mae comes from a family devoid of artists (or so they’d say), and was often thought to have been switched at birth for the creative bones in her body. She first fell for paint at age 3 finger painting her blind dog blue, and clay at age 9 carving the chunks that fell off the mountain behind her house. She fell for photography when she was old enough to own a camera, and silk screening, book making, and T-Shirt printing in a high school Graphic Design class. She fell in love with making dishes and hand spun pottery in university, and eggshell painting when living in Vietnam after that. She has made books out of driftwood, antlers into coat racks, cucumbers into pickles (did I mention she started her own canning business on the Sunshine Coast?). For Chelsea Mae, art isn’t any one thing. It isn’t a particular media to excel in, or a style to be restricted to. The beauty of art is that it’s attainable by all, anywhere, any time.
Chelsea Mae received her Fine Arts Diploma from Thompson Rivers University in 2012, and since then has been a teacher in classrooms internationally, locally in public schools, and privately in art studios. Her favorite part of instructing is watching her students let loose and have fun, while teasing out their inner artist in the process. Today you can find Chelsea in Penticton, teaching weekly Paint Nite classes at wine bars and breweries, volunteering at the local art gallery, or out exploring the glorious Okanagan for her next dose of inspiration. If you art interested in private art sessions, adding a Chelsea Mae’d piece to your collection, or would simply like to take a scroll through some of her visual creations, please visit chelseamaed.wordpress.com for more.
Chelsea Mae’d = everything made by Chelsea Mae