Workshop Schedule 2018PDF File: Click & PrintWorkshops Brochure 07-2018.pdf
A fun, positive approach to painting landscapes in watercolour! Marianne will demonstrate step by step, explaining a range of techniques for achieving an exciting landscape painting from a reference photograph, starting wet-in-wet and exploring the magical properties of this wonderful medium. We will cover composition, values, washes, wet-in-wet, interesting colour choices and simplifying the scene to convey a particular concept. Personal creativity is encouraged and there is lots of individual assistance for all levels. A selection of reference photos will be provided.
About the Artist
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.
Detailed Chinese Painting (Gongbi)
Using the bamboo brush to create the motion of water and ink, and learning how to control highly detailed brushstrokes to produce realist painting, a special technique in Chinese painting.
There will be some Chinese painting product for sale during the workshop.
About the Artist:
Aileen (Ka Ieng) Pou has been practicing Chinese art since she was ten and she minored in Fine arts in her undergraduate. Since picking up her first brush, she has developed a strong foundation in art techniques, and has become very adept at using art to express her ideas.
Aileen earned painting awards in 2003 and 2009 and has held Chinese art and photography exhibitions in Macau and Hong Kong. She is an artist in Uptown Gallery in Waterloo. She taught children Chinese painting in Toronto Mandarin School during Chinese New year. She has done Chinese calligraphy for TV set and different big brand companies.
Aboriginal Dot Art Inspired Painting
One - 3 Hour Morning Workshop
Explore pattern and design through the use of dots inspired by Aboriginal Dot Art! With patience, focus and attention to detail dynamic designs will be achieved using acrylic paint and dot making tools.
Participants will create design based paintings using dots. Emphasis will be on size variation of dots, repetition of pattern, balance and symmetry, and creating movement within pattern and design.
Jordan Eveland is a Fine Arts graduate from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. As a mixed media artist, Jordan works with clay, wax and paint and is always excited to learn and share new art techniques. Jordan has lived in Creemore for 12 years and has been facilitating art workshops as well as children’s in school and art “camp” programs for the past 10 years. Working with children and helping them to explore their own creative passions with unique “hands on” experiences has been an inspiration. Jordan hopes to continue to help children broaden their artistic exploration and to learn from their amazing creativity as well!
Have fun learning a “recipe” to give you some tools for painting abstracts. There will also be exercises to stimulate your creativity, and build your confidence that will open new doors on your art journey.
Marlene Bulas has been an artist for approximately 20 years and finds great joy in painting a wide range of subjects. She has taken numerous workshops with well-known instructors, and her paintings continue to receive awards and recognition in Canada and the USA.
Abstracting the Landscape
Thursday Morning Workshop
Each landscape has an abstract, graphic presence at its core. This course will teach artists to go beyond the obvious and truly explore movement, texture, colour and bring out abstracted shapes, whether beginners wishing to start developing a style of their own, or established artists looking to refine theirs in the medium of their choice. Instruction will be given to artists working in the means of expression they choose.
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…
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.
2 Days! Beginner to Intermediate Portraiture
Students will work from a live model each day to create a convincing, life-like portrait. The workshop will cover key concepts including construction and planes of the head, simple anatomy, light and shadow, shapes, values and edges, use of charcoal/conté medium.
The first day we will draw each other, so artists need to be willing to model for short periods of time.
Anne graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto in 1985 with a diploma in Communication and Design, studied at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver, and continues to study at the Haliburton School of the Fine Art, OCADU and attends and schedules independent workshops. She has been drawing from life for over 40 years and has been teaching life drawing for more than seven years. Anne organizes an Open Studio Life Drawing session which has run for thirteen years; and continues to offer workshops on drawing and painting, inviting visiting artists to teach. Anne teaches life drawing at the local integrated arts high school; offers individual and private classes and, when her schedule permits, teaches life drawing classes.
Class outline and materials list
Let's transform that 'so-so' watercolour sketch, or not quite finished painting with pen and ink !
The tools are simple and fun to use, and the results are nothing short of 'magic'!
We can add detail, that is tedious to do in paint, add character, and focus and clarify parts of the watercolour that seem to have lost their way.
Use a lot of pen and ink marks to give a whole new feeling to that watercolour, or just add bits here and there to enhance the image.
Success comes quickly and 'mistakes' can be disguised. And if you love to paint from life, like Christa does outside in the summer, pen and ink is truly a wonderful addition to your painting skills.
The last 20 years teaching art has been wonderful for me. Being able to share all those 'art learnings', and seeing artists creating and gaining confidence in their art, has made these years so interesting, and continues to inspire me to keep on "PAINTING"!
My own creative process continues to evolve, the learning and experimentation never ends!
3 Days! Preparing for Plein Air
For acrylic and oil painters with experience working in their medium. Demos will be done in acrylics.
Painting on location is enjoyable - but difficult. The painter is faced with making choices from the vast amount of visual information, often under changing conditions, and in a limited time. Experienced plein air artists have an approach to planning their composition before they begin to paint. Time spent planning can speed the painting process and increases the chance of a successful painting/sketch and makes the day enjoyable.
This three day plein air workshop will begin with one day of working together indoors. We will review fundamentals and approaches to simplifying the information and planning for strong composition. We will work together from supplied reference material. This will prepare us to better handle the two outdoor days with confidence and enjoyment.
Brian retired from the University of Guelph (veterinary medicine) in 2001 and relocated with his wife Cathy to Comox B.C.. Shortly after he began his study with acclaimed artists in Canada and the U.S. In 2007, he committed to full time study at the Jeffrey Watts Atelier in California, drawing and painting from life. He continues to study with exceptional artists.
He paints full time in oil and acrylics. His interest is the Canadian landscape, including painting on location (plein air). His work has been described as contemporary impressionism. Brian has won numerous competitions for both his studio and plein air paintings in British Columbia and in 2016 was honoured to be invited to participate in the 50th Anniversary Invitational Plein Air Competition at the McMichael Gallery (home of the Group of Seven Collection) in Kleinburg, Ontario where his painting, McMichael Morning, was awarded First Place.
Brian's paintings have been featured in Arabella Magazine, South West Art Magazine and Plein Air Magazine’s Plein Air Today. He is also featured in the North Light Books: The Best of Acrylic Painters, 2014, 2015 and 2016. His paintings have sold across Canada, the USA and Internationally.
Brian and Cathy share their time between Courtenay, BC. (Winter) and Collingwood, Ontario (Summer).
3 Days! Painting the Figure
This 3 day intensive workshop will help you learn the importance of quick value studies, the excitement of direct painting and mixing flesh colours, and the use of simple palettes, with a new pose and model each day.
Brian Smith graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Canada in 1969. For over 40 years he has been both a professional award-winning graphic designer, and a practicing fine artist focusing on classical drawing and painting from the figure. In January 2005, Brian was awarded the title of Honourary Drawing Master by the Drawing Society of Canada. Brian was named Artist of the Month by American Artist magazine and was a featured artist on the television program Star Portraits. He has taught classes and workshops on life drawing, portraiture and figurative abstraction for over 30 years and has been on the faculty of the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU), The Koffler Centre for the Arts, Haliburton School of Art and Design (HSAD), Curry’s Art School, Visual Arts Mississauga and Neilson Park Creative Centre as well as conducting Master Classes in his own studio.
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.
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.
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.
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday to Friday