2020 Workshops

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Cheryl Peddie   Florals from Life – Oils or Acrylics

Saturday, February 29, 9:30am – 3:30pm     

Members: $85   Waitlist

Did you know that painting from a photo can be more difficult than painting from life?  In this class you will learn how true this is.  Our day together will be a mix of learning by watching demos and doing small, manageable exercises painting from real floral bouquets.  You will learn:

  • How to take seemingly complex areas and simplify them down to manageable shapes
  • About value, temperature, saturation, edges, drawing and design, and light and shadow families
  • How much easier colour mixing is when you can actually see your subject matter in front of you — no more trying to guess colours from bleached out or too-dark photos


Karin Richter   Pastel – The Luscious Medium

Friday, March 20, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Members : $85  Buy Now Button

Come and enjoy a day of immersing yourself in the luscious medium of soft pastels. The workshop is designed for artists of all levels who are either new to pastels or want to improve their existing pastel paintings. Different techniques will be covered and different supports introduced. Try a variety of papers and boards for either a rough or soft look. Through demonstrations, personal attention and critiques, Karin will focus on the elements needed to create a successful painting like strong composition and design, exciting colour and tonal values.

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