Curious about watercolour and ready to give it a try? Spend a relaxing weekend learning basic watercolour techniques such as wet-in-wet, modeling forms, creating textures, saving the whites, and most important, letting the water do the work!
Saturday and Sunday, July 10 and 11 10:30a - 3:30p
Instructor: Bruce St. Clair
One Week Workshops
People in the Wild - Plein Air
Portraits in the Wild is an exciting opportunity to extend and grow your portrait and landscape painting skills. On days 1 & 2 we work outdoors with a model to set various photo opportunities under natural lighting and do reference drawings of the model and the location, including value and colour studies. A good phone or camera and a simple photo editing program on your home computer are requirements for this activity. On Day 3-5 students work in the studio to develop their painting using the materials gathered from day 1 & 2 as reference. Students electing to use oil or acrylic should expect to complete 1 finished work. Water colourists might complete 3 finished studies in the same time period. Some knowledge of working en plein air or from live models is a good starting point. Material list to follow.
August 16 - 20, 9:30a to 12:30p
Instructor: Nancy Steele
Different Strokes for Different Folks!
Fly across your canvas from Canada to France and brush with the likes of MacDonald & Monet, Varley & Van Gogh! A 5- day fun, intensive acrylic painting techniques course exploring the palettes and brush strokes of The Group of Seven, The Impressionists & beyond! You can also challenge yourself and transform your ideas in mixed media.
August 23 - 27, 9:30a to 12:30p
Instructor: Karen Peperkorn