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Feathered Symphony - Cardinal & Blue Jay Edition
FOUR - 3 HOUR SESSIONSMORNING Workshop (Tuesdays)
Unleash your creativity as we embark on a vibrant journey to capture the exquisite beauty of two iconic birds, the Northern Cardinal and the Blue Jay, dancing across your paper. This immersive class invites you to wield the magic of watercolor and ink, blending hues and strokes to bring these winged wonders to life.
Learn watercolor techniques for stunning avian portrayals.
Learn how to ink detailing to add depth and definition.
Unlock the potential to add a whimsical Chickadee to your masterpiece.
Time Permitting Bonus:
For those craving an extra challenge, dive into the enchanting world of the Chickadee, adding a delightful third member to your feathered trio. If we have time, we will add the Chickadee to our list. We will finish the other 2 birds first and we can't promise that there will be enough time to do or start the Chickadee but it will be in our back pocket!!
Transform your paper into a symphony of colors, where these birds come alive under your brushstrokes. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just spreading your wings, this class promises a delightful blend of skill-building and avian artistry.
Unearth the artist within, as we paint not just with colors but with the spirit of these remarkable birds. Join us in celebrating the beauty of nature through the delicate medium of watercolor and ink!
About the Artist
Chantal Dupuis is an international selling, award winning artist who loves and represents nature in all of its shapes and forms using, mostly, watercolour and oil mediums.
The Brush Dances
FOUR - 3 HOUR SESSIONSMORNING Workshop (Wednesdays)
In this class you will use a method of using a 'brush' that can be used in this medium, or applied to any other that you may choose whether with a brush, pen, pencil, pastel or ... It will give you more strength in you brushstrokes, as well as incorporating your spirit, through movement and breath, into each pass of the brush.
You will also learn how to load a brush with various shades of gray, for sumi-e, which will translate into using various colours in other media.
Roslyn will look to the students for suggestions of any kind of subject matter to incorporate into the instruction.
And this class will be fun!!
**Note: If you don't have supplies, borrow a kit for a fee, or purchase supplies from instructor. Contact Roslyn Levin directly. See 'Class Outline including Materials List' below.
Roslyn has been painting in sumi-e for almost 50 years. She also does shodo, or Japanese calligraphy. She has won numerous prizes in both media - nationally and internationally.
Her book "The Brush Dances" is used world-wide and is considered an excellent teaching tool for the use of a brush in sumi-e or other media.
Roslyn's chosen subject matter are birds, animals, insects and nature - just no straight lines, please!
Her studio has been in Dragonfly Arts on Broadway in Orangeville for more than 18 years where she can be seen painting on washi or, if she is not there, you can simply enjoy her wonderful zen paintings.
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10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday to Friday