Media Adventures with Jordan Eveland:
Every week Jordan will walk you through an art venture with different materials and techniques. Each session is designed to open the door to new expressions and creative combinations:
About the Artist
Jordan Eveland is a Fine Arts graduate from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. As a mixed media artist Jordan creates “one-of-a-kind” kiln-fired jewellery, but is not only limited to clay. Painting, found objects and encaustic wax have also been an inspiration for her creative process.
Jordan hopes to help people broaden their artistic exploration and to learn from their own amazing creativity as well!
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Explore new media and materials on frosted mylar with the view to creating a gestural landscape. In the afternoon, execute your gestural landscape working from both sides of a large sheet of mylar.
Over thirty years working as a visual artist, Martha has produced drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations. Martha’s installation work includes an 80′ regional mural in the Bookshelf Cafe in Guelph, ON .
She teaches painting at the Avenue Road Arts School in Toronto and Grand Manan New Brunswick in the summer. Martha also helped found Ensemble, assisting emerging artists develop exhibition experience.
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Photograph Your Art:
This hands-on 'Photograph Your Art' workshop will show you the nuts and bolts of capturing and editing photos to achieve top quality results.
Image of Soft Box
Ian McIntosh is a professional photographer, based in Barrie, Ontario. When asked what style of photography, his answer is “All of the above” and loves the challenge of creating images for himself and clients. Most of the time you can find Ian at his studio or walking around Barrie with his camera.
The styles Ian works in most often are Headshots, Portraits, Landscapes, Real Estate and Architecture, Fine Art and Wall Décor, Product Photos and Events.
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Colour Me Crazy:
Do you have a desire to utilize a more exciting colour palette in your paintings? In this 4 class series you will be experimenting with different approaches each week to help you obtain high key colour paintings that are exciting and innovative. Emphasis on energetic brush strokes and intuitive painting will also be encouraged. Painterly and impressionistic paintings are guaranteed!
Cathy is a full time, professional oil painter who opened her own art gallery in Midland, Ontario last year. Her subject matter and style is diverse as she continually experiments with new styles. Cathy has shown her work in numerous art festivals and galleries in Ontario and some international venues. Cathy has a steady roster of students who meet with her on a regular basis, and she looks forward to sharing her knowledge with you.
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To apply these basics in practical assignments combined with hands on demonstration and personal attention.
About the Artist:
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Brush Strokes for Better Results! - Elevate Your Good Photograph To A Terrific Painting:
Each brushstroke has a tone, an emotion and tells its own story. This course is for beginners wishing to start developing a style of their own, or established artists looking to refine their style in the medium of their choice. Instruction will be given to artists working in the means of expression they choose; realism, impressionism & abstraction.
Andrew Cheddie Sookrah is a Canadian artist living and working in Toronto, and a member of Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Society of Canadian Artists (Lifetime, Mentor), Ontario Society of Artists, Portrait Society Of Canada.
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, and confident presentation of bold colours.
His is a masterful expression of the interconnectivity of everything.
Guidelines to Portraiture
About the Artist
CYRIL LEEPER, P.P.O.I.P., A.B.A.R., P.I.N.Y.
At the early age of 9, Leeper began art studies at Art School at the Grange (the present location of the A.G.O.) under members of the Group of Seven. During this time he also pursued piano instruction at The Royal Conservatory of Music and later violin with Frank Radcliffe then on with Prof. David Zafer at the University of Toronto for 6 years. At 17, he began studies with H.D. Sheppard a protege of Franz Johnston and Fred Haines and later apprenticed with the famous portraitist, Kenneth K. Forbes RCA, OSA, PPOIP twice winner of the Proctor Prize.
On the one hand, his music studies with the violin took him from performing with the NYO, TYO to the Stokowski Orchestra in Switzerland under Leopold Stokowski to serving 9 years as Concertmaster of the Huronia Symphony in Canada.
On the other hand, the competition between the Arts and Music came to a head in Rome, Italy when he was accepted on scholarship into the "Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Roma" The Art Academy of Rome for 5 years and in the 3rd year won the Gold Medal in Italy at the Centre for Figurative Arts with a one man exhibition to follow. He later was Accepted into the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de San Fernando at the University of Madrid, Spain, this Art Academy was originally founded by Francesco Goya. He was presented the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal at the Legislature and the Silver Jubilee Medal at Roy Thompson Hall.
His official portrait in Britain of Malcolm Muggeridge was used as the cover piece for "The National Review."
Spectacular Skies in Acrylics with Peter John Reid: Saturday Workshop
Explore the Glory of Watercolour - Creativity, Techniques, Composition in Landscape Subjects:
Each week will focus on different subjects and technique with approximate 45 min. demo, class paint time with my guidance and finish with approximately 30 min. critique time.
I have been a watercolourist since 1977 and have taught classes for over 30 years. Over that period, I have had the privilege of attending workshops with many top level instructors including Frank Webb, Alvero Castagnet, Fred Graff, Christopher Schink, Skip Lawrence and Alex Powers.
Loosen Up Your Landscapes - Acrylic (or Watercolour):
Landscapes - Ways to Achieve a Looser Look
Marianne will demonstrate her method for painting loose, dynamic landscapes in acrylics, explaining the techniques and giving a wealth of information in each class. She will cover planning the painting, composition, selecting the important elements for maximum impact, exciting colour palettes, loose 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 paintings.
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 the beautiful countryside near King City, Ontario.
Marianne is a full time artist and a sought after art instructor. Her stunning paintings of flowers, landscapes and abstracts have received numerous awards in juried exhibitions.
Pastel Landscape: Chasing Colour
Teaching Experience: Workshops specializing in life drawing (from beginner to advanced), pastel - plein air and at home/studio, and for various art organizations, art schools and colleges.
Ontario: Pastel Studio Canada, Cambridge; Algonquin College, Ottawa
Pastel Artists of Canada National Symposium, Burlington Cultural Centre
Haliburton School of Fine Art, Haliburton
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Colour Clinic: Why and How to Use Modified Colour:
Mixing and Painting with Modified Colours
Deepen your colour understanding and expand your painter’s toolbox with this lively primer/refresher on modifying colours. As painters, we are inevitably drawn to the excitement of full-intensity colour, but too much of a good thing can leave our work looking more like candy and less like painting. In this workshop, we’ll learn about tints, tones and shades, colours created by mixing all three primaries, and mixed blacks. We’ll then practice using modified colours to create several different effects through hands-on exercises. Leave straight-out-of-the-tube behind and start mixing with the pros!
About the Artist: Kal Honey is an artist, art instructor and former graphic designer. An award-winning graduate of OCAD, Kal’s work includes painting, assemblage, and collage -- encompassing bold graphics, subtle patterns, text and wordplay. Kal teaches artist-to-artist: inspiration, challenge, structure, support, artistic freedom, lively discussion — and laughter. He is an instructor at Haliburton School of the Arts (diploma, certificate and summer programs), Neilson Park Creative Centre and Visual Arts Mississauga, as well as leading workshops, giving lectures and jurying exhibitions throughout Southern Ontario.
Deb specializes in oil landscapes in varied styles from contemporary to classic impressionism. Deb has her retail gallery and studio in Barrie, where she lives, and is involved in the local arts community, teaching, mentoring and organizing events.
Artists search for ways to give their work the “Wow” factor. We want viewers to take that extra moment to look at what we have created. One way to achieve this is to paint in the negative. Use the space in and around an object to enhance the illusion of depth and increase the range of values in your painting.
Painting negatively can be a very positive experience!
Nancy is an award-wining artist, teacher and juror. She is the Past President of the Toronto Watercolour Society (TWS) and the Society of York Region Artists (SOYRA). Nancy has exhibited her work in many solo shows and juried group shows including TWS Aquavision, Art Aurora, Society of York Region Artists (SOYRA), and Blue Mountain Foundation of the Arts (BMFA) shows. She has received several First Place, Honourable Mention and People's Choice Awards. Nancy has been a guest instructor for many art societies such as the Banbury Group of Artists, Don Valley Art Club and the Marsh Street Painters, Clarksburg. She gives workshops and teaches regular sessions of classes at the Aurora Cultural Centre. Nancy has been an instructor at the Haliburton School of the Arts for many years. In June of 2015, 2016 and 2017 Nancy was an instructor for the Blue Mountain School of Landscape where the focus was painting en plein air.
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10am-3pm Monday to Friday