Current Show

Honghong Wang

Honghong Wang

May 7th to May 20th

Opening Reception
Saturday May 7th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

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

Basic Inquiry News

Holiday Hours

December 21th, 2015

The studio will be closed for the day Friday January 1, 2016.

Figuratively Speaking

December 12th, 2015

You may have noted in October 26, 2015 minutes reference was made to a September 29, 2015 video shoot at the studio by Spotlight Productions Ltd., a company under contract to provide video productions for the Telus Community Channel. Melinda Friedman the director has provided us with the links to the final product on both U Tube and Facebook. Please feel free to take a gander as it is a well done production featuring one of our outstanding models Francoise Thibault.

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.