Jessie St Clair July 25, FULL
Title: Who’s Story Are You Telling?
Description: In this workshop, we will explore creating wild and whimsical backgrounds using spray paint and stencils. After building up your backgrounds, you will paint a portrait(s) of an animal or person who either inspires, excites, or interests you in some way; the face can be anything from your dog, to a famous musician, or a family member making a hilarious expression.
Joy Kaitman August 1 CANCELLED
Title: Exploration in Colour, water colour or acrylic
Join me on a journey of discovery as we explore how to use the colour wheel and how the information it contains can be used to enhance your use of colour in your own paintings, giving you the fundamentals to build your colour mixing and selection skills. We will be using hands-on exercises to help each participant understand the properties of colour and how to use them in a painting.
Title: Florals in Oil or Acrylics
Cheryl has recently returned from a trip from France, where she painted in Claude Monet’s famous gardens! So she’s very excited to share what she knows about painting florals, with you. They are often a favourite subject because of their beautiful colour and pretty forms. However they can often end up more challenging than students expect. In this class you’ll learn how to:
– see the structure and design of a floral arrangement through the use of light and shadow
– block in your composition so that you’ll end up with interesting planes and form
– and then proceed upwards through layers of paint to add volume, loose brushwork and final, sparkling details
We’ll also be talking about the importance of color temperature, value, saturation, and edges. Please bring some reference photos to paint from – I will help you choose one that will give you the best results in your painting.
Title: Portrait Drawing 101
Description: There is nothing more challenging and fascinating in art than drawing a human face. It presents the double problem for the artist: rendering the exterior and capturing the personality. However challenging that might be, it is simple if you KNOW HOW. Step-by-step instructions will get you to understand the basics of portrait drawing and get the mystery out of it.
Whether you have never draw a portrait before, or you want to strengthen your knowledge of portrait drawing, Instructor Jane Romanishko will lead you through this process.
In this one day workshop you will be introduced to basics of drawing generic portraits, proportions, values and techniques.
We’ll try different mediums such as pencil, ink and charcoal.
In the afternoon you can try to draw from mine or your own reference
You don’t need to be a master to take this workshop, you just need a desire to improve your current paintings and give them that something extra special. It is not about the medium you work in (any welcome), your style or approach but about your wish to become a better painter. This can easily be done by simply “mastering the basics”.
Bring several paintings to class, finished but not necessarily framed. We will start by reviewing the principles necessary to plan and execute a successful work of art. We will then use a checklist to evaluate the work and see where improvements can be made.
With renewed confidence and knowledge, you will then plan a new painting from your own reference material or mine and get to work.