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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Live Painting Demonstration with Chantelle Trainor-Matties


Indigenous Painting Visual arts
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Abbotsford Recreation Centre

2499 McMillan Road

Abbotsford, BC



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Watch as Chantelle Trainor-Matties works on a painting and discusses her process of creating the work. She will also go into detail about techniques that can help you with your acrylic paintings such as how to keep your acrylics from drying, layering paint, and blending.

This 1.5 hour demonstration is an opportunity to learn more about Chantelle's work as well as learning the best ways to blend paint for your own takeaway wooden feather!

Chantelle Trainor-Matties is an artist from British Columbia, Canada with Nisga’a and Métis heritage who specializes in illustration, graphic design, and painting. She works for herself and does freelance and contract work for private and commercial clientele through her small business Frettchan Studios. Her work ranges from bold formline to charming cartoons to painterly realism. She participates in a variety of events such showcases, markets, trade shows, exhibits her work in galleries and has recently begun to paint murals. Her late ferrets are her main inspiration; other favorite subjects are flora and fauna, pop culture, the macabre and Northwest Coast art.

Please note that this activity is held within the Abbotsford Recreation Centre and therefor falls under any Provincial Guidelines for COVID-19. As such masks will be required at all times. For current guidelines please visit:



City of Abbotsford Parks, Recreation & Culture

The City of Abbotsford's Parks, Recreation & Culture (PRC) Department is responsible for parks, recreation, cultural activities, programs, facilities, community development and liaison with local community groups and organizations. We strive to be a complete and vibrant community that supports a high quality of life for all residents and celebrates Abbotsford's uniqueness.


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