art safari: individual sessions
Art Safari: Textile/fabric painting w/ Margot Miller
Create fabulous fabric in a few hours. Hand paint flowing flowers and vines or use a leaf for a botanical print with a lovely colour wash background. Use marking, stamping and masking tape for geometric patterns. Learn to mix subtle soft shades or intensive bright colours with these eco-friendly textile dyes. Oct. 1, 9:30 - 12:30
Art Safari: Large gestural drawings w/ Lynda Cronin
Using charcoal, acrylic, pencil, or pastel, work large and free! The effect is vibrant, large gestural strokes where mark making and colour thrive. Oct. 8, 9:30 - 12:30
Art Safari: Painting on glass (Vitrail) w/ Souri Pourmasoud
In this workshop you will experience working with vitrail media on flat and curve surface of glass. Do you admire the vivid colours of stained glass as the light passes through it? With paints, you can reproduce these beautiful effects on decorative pieces or on everyday use pieces such as dishes or glasses. Oct. 15, 9:30 - 12:30
Art Safari: Acrylics w/ Fanny Cecconi
Oh, let’s play! Fanny will show you a few tips and tricks for controlling this fast drying medium, e.g., how to keep your acrylics open [wet] without the use of retarder mediums. We will create a small Sampler canvas with the various brush techniques and other implements you may use to apply the paint. Just a beginning, but you’ll be amazed what
you can learn in such a short period of time. Oct. 22, 9:30 - 12:30.
Art Safari: Alcohol inks w/ Margaret Brackley.
Alcohol Inks are free flowing and vibrant feel good colours. Come and continue to enjoy the freedom of letting this amazing medium do almost all of the painting for you! You will learn various techniques on how to move this highly-pigmented and fast drying medium on non-porous surfaces. In this class you will prepare a glass pendant, different size ceramic tiles, yupo paper and turn a plain white candle into a vibrant one. All projects will be finished and sealed before end of class. Oct. 29, 9:30 - 12:30.
Art Safari: Printmaking w/ Barb Carr & Margaret Bignell
In this session, you'll find yourself getting very excited about the possibilities that printmaking has to offer! Barb and Margaret will introduce the many ways of doing printmaking, and will lead you through two fun projects: monoprinting using the printing presses, and linocuts which you can do at home. Nov. 5, 9:30 - 12:30.
Art Safari: Collage Play with Stitch w/ Bethany Garner
Come share a super fun, improvisational three-hour workshop exploring a variety of ideas and techniques to create a small and dynamic fabric collage filled with layers of design, texture and detail. Students will enjoy building creative confidence, trying new things and “seeing what happens.” We’ll talk about finding inspiration, choosing fabrics from the provided stash, easy ideas for composition and creating details with stitching by hand in this short time together. Appropriate for all levels. Nov. 12, 9:30 - 12:30.
Art Safari: Mixed Media w/ Fanny Cecconi
It is impossible to cover everything but the tip of the proverbial iceberg for a Multi or Mixed-Media course in just 3 hours! Fanny likes to teach in a hands-on style, therefore, this class will begin with a very short lecture on 'possibilities' for inspirations and materials you could use, with the remaining portion of the time dedicated to creation! Go home with a small project you've made yourself with Fanny's assistance using the materials we provide. Zero experience or drawing skills are required! Nov. 19, 9:30 - 12:30