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Workshop Title
Grasses, Fields and Wildflowers
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Class Description
Undulating hills, grassy knolls and fields dotted with wildflowers. Let’s capture the beauty of rural Ontario.

This workshop will teach you about aerial perspective, effective brushstrokes, and believable colour.
About the Artist
Cathy is a professional oil painter who owns and operates her own art gallery in Midland, ON. She is a prolific painter, completing approximately 100 paintings a year. She teaches daily at her gallery, and offers a unique monthly Mentorship Program to interested painters. Cathy’s paintings have been collected worldwide.
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Supplies Students Should Bring:

Paint / art media
- Oil or acrylics

- Bring your usual colours...

Plus the following colours are suggested:
- Cadmium orange
- Permanent rose
- Sap green

- Odourless solvents
Art Surface / Support
- Stretched canvases, one canvas per night
- Preferably raw, un-toned
- Minimum size 11x 14
- Tabletop easel
Supplies and Tools
- Variety of brushes
- Palette paper
- Rags
- Apron
- Notebook and pencil
Reference materials
- Photos that depict fields, ditches, wildflowers growing in the landscape, grassy fields
- Instructor will also have reference photos on hand

Materials Instructor Will Bring:

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- Reference Photos

Workshop Outline: Complete: All-4 Class Series, 1 only-Single Session, 1 & 2 - Saturday OR Full Day

Session 1
- Demo: Aerial perspective, and how to achieve that, using brushstrokes to portray distance.
- Students will use chalk pastel and create a sampler.
- Instructor will bring all materials for that exercise.
Session 2
- Demo: Grasses, long and short, weeds and reeds.
- Overlap, effective colour choice
Session 3
- Demo: Wildflowers in a field
- Size and placement.
- How to make it believable.
Session 4
- Demo: Students choice of any subject....Grasses, fields or wildflowers. Weeds and reeds.

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