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FOUR - 3 HOUR SESSIONSEVENING Workshop (Thursdays)
This course will be designed to give students a basic foundation of watercolour, covering both practice and techniques.
A series of projects will include painting still life from observation and working from visual memory and abstraction.
With particular attention to colour, washes and transparencies, as well as a bit of exploration of techniques and work of contemporary and traditional artists.
About the Artist
Fabiola Corona is a graphic designer, artist and museum studies expert. This artist has developed ample interests in sensorial interpretations of messages when using different mediums. Graduated in Museum Studies from the University of Montreal and Graphic Design in the National School of Design of Mexico, Fabiola has a strong sense of visual communication solutions, letting room to natural and organic approaches in her work.
Explorations in Creating Unique Collage Art
ONE FULL DAYTUESDAY WORKSHOP
During the first half of this class we will explore the creation of exciting collage papers using various materials and techniques. Our first collages will be practice exercises in a sketch book.
Students will learn how to prepare substrates, and assemble interesting collage pieces stressing the elements and principles of design with a focus on colour theory, shape, texture, and contrast.
In the afternoon we will complete our collage pieces and learn how to mount them onto a wooden cradle board.
Donna Montgomery is a versatile multi-media artist with a background in education. Originally from Northern Ontario Donna Montgomery now resides in Horseshoe Valley, Ontario. Art has always been a passion. As an active member of the Algoma Art Society Donna served as its president for two years. As an educator Donna earned her BA , B. Ed and a Visual Arts Specialist.
Donna began painting in oils then became intrigued with the unpredictability and challenge of watercolour. Recently mixed media abstract art is now part of her creative direction. Her paintings have won awards in local art shows and juried exhibitions. She is currently a member of the Barrie Art Club.
Colourful Play in the Fall Bouquet
FULL DAYWEDNESDAY Workshop
Create a stunning floral from an arrangement of sunflowers, echinacea, windflowers, black eyed susan's and other fall blooms from the garden. (Similar to image shown.)
Begin the day with a quick demo looking at composition and the play of light and shadow in colour choices. We will think about simple shapes and expressive strokes and not get bogged down in detail!
Next, working in a small group to arrange a bouquet, we will sketch then block in compositions, choose colours and mark making tools/materials and start our paintings.
We will mentor each other, take breaks to ask questions, share and learn through active doing.
Lisa Perrin has been a secondary and elementary teacher for over 30 years. She enjoys teaching through a mentoring model where talk, reflection and self expression are encouraged. Sessions are well paced. Lisa’s preferred style of painting is colourful interpretation with loose, painterly strokes.
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.
Fur, Fur, Fur !
FOUR - 3 HOUR SESSIONSEVENING Workshop (Wednesday's)
(*Acrylic Painters: Acrylic painters are welcome. Note: The instructor is NOT proficient with acrylics, but will be teaching about the process of how to make fur. Acrylic painters who join should have a good understanding of the paint and medium as the instructor will not be teaching about that medium.)
Join us for an immersive oil painting workshop where you'll discover the secrets to painting lifelike fur with finesse and flair!
In this class, you'll learn techniques and tips to create stunning fur textures on canvas. From soft, cuddly animals to majestic wildlife, Chantal will show you how to bring fur to life in vivid detail.
You will learn the precise brush strokes and blending methods to replicate fur's intricate patterns, depths, and lustrous sheen. You will also acquire some skills to give your animal subjects a remarkable 3D effect, making them leap off the canvas.
The leader of this workshop will offer guidance and personalized feedback.
Unlock the captivating world of fur in oil painting and take home a masterpiece that'll leave your friends and family in awe.
Reserve your spot now and let your creativity run wild!
About the Artist:
Chantal Dupuis is a lover of the wilderness, and captures nature’s essence or the charming, soulful character of the subjects and animals she paints.
Viewers are most interested in her art because they can recognize the familiar or be transported into the unknown. Everyone comes out with a journey into a scene with movement, emotions and peace.
As a signature member of the Artists for Conservation Foundation she donates a part of her sales of originals to wildlife rescue shelters.
3 HOUR SINGLE SESSIONTuesday Workshop
These workshops are fun and interactive sessions where you will learn the art of drawing Mandala and expand your creative horizons.
Try new variations with mandala art with pencils, microns and kopic markers.
Manasi is an architect and interior decorator with a passion for drawing Mandalas. She firmly believes in this activities value as an absolute joy while also being therapeutic and self enriching.
Drawing Faces for Portraiture and Caricatures
TWO FULL DAYSTUESDAY Workshop
Learn the methods used to accurately draw a person’s face to create a fully shaded pencil drawn portrait or caricature. Learn how our brains mess up our drawing, and techniques that help us draw what we see.
We’ll look at facial proportions, cover the Loomis method, and more.
When portrait and caricature artist Linda Laforge isn't putting smiles on faces drawing caricatures or creating unique, live digital art, she’s painting portraits in her studio listening to podcasts or old movies as background noise. Overseen by her studio boss, Winston (small, furry and very bossy), Linda’s original work is focused on her concerns for our social and ecological balance.
Master Class - Group of Seven
FULL DAYSATURDAY Workshop
Join Sharlena Wood to study the history, adventures and artworks of Canada’s beloved Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. Our journey begins with a slideshow of interesting facts about the group and associated artists, then getting our brushes wet with mini studies of composition, process, technique, and stylization. This day will be filled with modern insights and materials with lively discussions that will certainly inspire your own future work!
Sharlena Wood is known for her art material product knowledge, enthusiasm and support in the local artistic community with Curry’s Art Store/Art School, Wallack’s Art Supplies, Tri-Art Acrylics, Craftsy and ZOOM online classes. Sharlena continues to share her passion through collaborative event art, instruction, commissions and creative endeavours in Toronto, Ontario.
Master Class - Group of Seven
(***CLASS BEING REPEATED DUE TO POPULARITY***)
FULL DAYSUNDAY Workshop
Watercolour Painting - Improve Your Skills
FOUR - 3 HOUR SESSIONSAFTERNOON Workshop (Wednesdays)
Taking your watercolours to the next level:
- wet on wet techniques,
- courage and breaking away from realism,
- and painting playful architectural scenes.
Hilary Slater has been painting watercolours for over 40 years. She has a Bachelor of Education and teaches students to think outside the box, be playful, breakaway from the tradition of realism. The focus is on finding your own unique style.
**ONLINE WORKSHOP** Creative Editing the Landscape
3 HOUR SINGLE SESSION:
Sam will share his process of painting in acrylic explaining the necessity to develop the skill in editing reference material and when painting plein air.
Helpful layering techniques to achieve rich textures and vibrant colours. Techniques using mediums along with palette knife, shapers and brayers will be demonstrated to inspire you in your creative journey. Learn how to edit reference material and interpret the landscape with more creativity.
Having a toned under painting (yellow/orange or pale purple or personal choice) in either acrylic or oil is recommended.
NOTE: PAINTING DEMO will be done on a landscape shape (12 X 16) panel or canvas.
Sam Paonessa AOCA, OSA is a graduate from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. His career as a professional artist spanned over 30 years with Hallmark Cards.
During that period Sam traveled and painted plein air landscapes in North America, Italy and Morocco. As an active member of the Ontario Society of Artists, he has been sharing his valuable experience gaining recognition as an accomplished painting workshop instructor for numerous art groups across Ontario.
FOUR - 3 HOUR SESSIONSMORNING Workshop (Tuesdays)
“The light constantly changes, and that alters the atmosphere and beauty of things every minute.” - Claude Monet
Study the Masters of Impressionism to inspire expressionism in your future brushwork and colour explorations! Look at the history and apply theory Monet and Renoir developed, in mini studies to explore what influenced these Impressionists artists, their work and how painting has since been profoundly affected by the movement.
These projects will focus on colour theory, technique and stylization in acrylic or soft pastel.
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10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday to Friday