Workshop Schedule 2018PDF File: Click & PrintWorkshops Brochure 09-13-18.pdf
Be inspired to draw! Join Sharlena as she shares her LOVE of drawing and charcoal, and the beautiful results of her very own signature brush shading technique. Create awesome effects ranging from the bold and dramatic to soft and delicate that can be incorporated easily into your own personal style! With focus on composition, core elements of contrast, value, textures, confident line and mark making to create remarkable illusions on paper, this class is guaranteed to excite you and improve your drawing skills.
About the Artist
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, and now worldwide with Craftsy Sympoz Inc. online classes. Sharlena continues to share her passion through collaborative event art, instruction, commissions and creative endeavors in Toronto, Ontario.
(See 'Photos' for Image of Workshop Project ... Dahlia)
Monday Morning Workshop
We will learn how to apply and layer coloured pencil to achieve the luminous petals of a light pink Dahlia. How to blend and burnish the colours giving it a painterly look and so much more.
I'm a self taught artist and have learned the art of watercolouring, coloured pencil, pastel and graphite through reading books, watching videos, and lots of hours practicing the techniques I have acquired.
I strive to produce realism in my paintings and drawings.
Inspired by my parents, who are both artists, I have painted since an early age. I started drawing professionally in 1990, selling pastel portraits of children. It was during that time I discovered watercolours. I fell in love with the medium and was able to achieve the vibrant colours and details I longed to paint. Recently I have fallen in love again, this time with the coloured pencil and graphite mediums.
I have taught since 2004 doing workshops and giving weekly lessons. I have also written several digital books on how to watercolour
Thursday Evening Workshop
Straight from work, no problem ... Sandwiches, Homemade Cookies
& Coffee/Tea Provided
Ever wonder how to make an apple appear spherical, a bowl concave, a cylinder hollow or a box look like it could hold something within? Do you want to create the illusion of depth in your still life? What about the background or base around your objects? Walk with Sharon Black down this path and together you will explore how light, shadow, colour and perspective give an object form. We will also learn how to paint some creative backgrounds and bases such as material and wood.
Art has always been a part of Sharon's life and for many years she traveled and taught throughout Canada and the United States, and as far as Japan. Still life is one of the first art forms that she became involved in before moving on to discover the worlds of plein air and portraiture. Sharon has always felt that once you've learned to accurately draw what you see, you can then apply colour to create light, shadow and depth. This is the path that Sharon walks and she would love to share it with others who are adventurous.
Sir Edwin Landseer forever changed what a portrait of a dog could be, painting the companions of royalty, working dogs and the everyday dog on the streets of London. This course takes the rich character of those Landseer portraits as inspiration, as well as a wide range of works which approach to the animal is as a subject, including contemporary watercolours of the animal. Demonstrations will address specific aspects of the animal portrait in detail: painting the expressive eye will be demonstrated in a step-by-step approach with a peacock or a horse's eye as subject, and other presentations will cover translating texture, and the challenges of a wide variety of animal anatomy. Reference is provided for all exercises in class, drawn from across the animal kingdom. As time allows, the class will explore the full scope of the watercolour medium as relates to the animal portrait: dry brush textures, underpainting for definition of form, enriching flat colour, conserving whites, iridescence and colour mixing. Handouts will be available detailing demonstrations and exercises.
Martha Robinson holds a BDes (Bachelor of Design) in Illustration from OCAD University, and her background includes a practice in illustration and textile design, as well as solo exhibitions in public and private galleries and juried shows. Her working career as an illustrator demanded a facility with a variety of media and subjects. She now paints primarily in watercolour, and sometimes in oil for exhibition. Martha received her MA in Contemporary Art (CADN) from OCAD University, and is presently a candidate in the Interuniversity Doctoral Programme in Art History at Concordia University. In addition to the subject of her dissertation, the representation of birds in contemporary art, her research interests include natural history, the history of watercolour, mid-century modernism and landscape painting.
Marianne will demonstrate her loose representational method for Fall landscape in acrylics, giving a wealth of information throughout the day. She will cover planning the painting, colour selection, brushwork, blending, texture, hard and soft edges, overall harmony and more.
Marianne provides wonderful reference photos and will give lots of individual assistance and encouragement as you work on your own painting. Suitable for all levels.
Marianne was born in England, but spent much of her childhood in Malaysia. The stunning scenery and abundance of exotic animals and plants heightened her love of nature and keen interest in drawing and painting. Marianne settled in Canada in 1980 and lives in Schomberg, surrounded by beautiful countryside.
Marianne's art education in England was furthered by courses in Canada. She is a full-time artist and a sought-after art instructor for both acrylics and watercolours. Her stunning paintings of flowers, landscapes and abstracts have been exhibited in many juried exhibitions in which she has received numerous awards, including several “Best in Show”. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections in many countries.
Painting the excitement of a cityscape! This workshop will focus on the principles of perspective. Using paint, brush and pallete knife, we will create a street scene and add all the fun details you may find on a street. People, cars, utility poles and wires, etc.
Murray Van Halem is a landscape and portrait painter living in Victoria Harbour. He has exhibited and instructed at the Orillia Museum of Art and History, Quest Art School and Gallery, Collingwood Library and facilitates workshops at his own studio. Murray is a multi-year exhibitor of the Coldwater and Images Studio Tours.
Abstracting Your Choice of Subject
(Landscape, Floral, Portrait, Object, etc.)
Through observation and intuition, we will drill down to the core of any image, be it Landscape, Floral, Portrait, Object, etc., then simplify and abstract that image to the degree you wish, with shapes, colours, textures, etc. and create a painting in this one day of intensive creative painting.
Sookrah is a raw colourist whose free brushwork is confident and powerful. His strengths can be seen in his strong sense of design, exquisite use of effective composition, confident presentation of bold colours…
RECENT PAINTING EXPEDITIONS
Sable Island, 2017
Pelee Island, 2017
Shanghai, Suzhou, China, 2016
Nanzing, China, 2016
Haida Gwaii, Canada, 2016, painting, kayaking, camping expedition
Gros Morne, Newfoundland, Canada, 2015
Dingle, Ireland, 2014, 2015
Andrew Cheddie Sookrah is a Canadian artist living and working in Toronto and an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, the Society of Canadian Artists (Lifetime) , the Ontario Society of Artists and the Portrait Society Of Canada.
Thursday EVENING Workshop
Have a fun day playing with colour. Learn to embrace some vivid colour to your paintings starting with a vibrant underpainting. We will review some colour theory and what it takes to create a colour filled dynamic painting.
About the Artist
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.
Learn to paint and capture light, utilizing transparent watercolours that truly glow. Hi-Sook will lead you through demonstrations that show you how to create glorious florals from a bright sunlit petal, to a single bloom, to a large bouquet. Emphasis will be placed on basic techniques and impressionistic style that are easy for any skill level to learn.
Hi-Sook Barker is a full time teacher known for her floral and landscape paintings in an impressionistic style. She is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour. Currently Hi-Sook teaches at several locations throughout Durham Region. Her original works can be found in collections all over the world.
Ever look at a piece of artwork and know something wasn't quite right, but couldn't quite put a finger on it?
It may be all in the perspective!
Learn the fundamentals of perspective, so you can successfully apply them to your own creative masterpieces!
- Owner Operator of Lynda Giles Art Studio
- Previous Owner Operator Harvey House B&B and Art Studio
- Writer and Illustrator- "Kristopher Finds A Rainbow" for Rainbows Canada
- Speaker for "Words on Work"
- It has been said "I teach a mean perspective and drawing course".
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday to Friday