Current Show

Once Upon a Time
Alice Koan

October 17th to October 30th, 2015

Gallery Hours

Saturday October 17th and 24th
2 - 4 pm

“Life drawing is a basic inquiry into the human form.” - Maurice Spiro

Basic Inquiry News

Your are invited to Alice Koan's Painting Group

November 23th, 2015

Dear Members,

Please find below the invite and proposal for Alice Koan's painting group. Alice is trying to put together a group of painters that would enjoy working at the studio a few times per week. For more information please contact Alice via her email:

You are Invited

To join an exciting painting group starting in January 2016

You: a member of Basic Inquiry, don’t want to be bored by painting at home alone, but love to work with others whom you can share ideas and experiences, and be motivated and motivate others simultaneously.
Age: 18 -100 years old
Painting experiences: 0 – 6000 years
Subject Matters: portraits, human figures, still-life, wild life, landscape, abstract, collage, etc.
Schedules: Tue: 7 – 10pm
Thursday and Friday: 2 – 5 pm
Fee: $25/month
Models: no models in any of these painting sessions
Location: Basic Inquiry Studio

Invitation Proposal

Basic Inquiry: Artists Helping Artists with W.L. Davis Memorial Fund

October 28th, 2015

Bursaries provide urgently-needed funding to students at the end of the academic year when their student loan funding has been exhausted. This year, 85 Emily Carr students received bursary funding and many more applied. The Basic Inquiry – W.L. Davis Memorial Fund was established by The Vancouver Life Drawing Society (VLDS) in September to provide support for students with the greatest financial need.

For more details please view the Emily Carr Website.