WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES

new sessions starting soon!

 

 

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studio 322
1000 Parker Street
click on contacts to register via email
COMING UP THIS FALL
STUDIO WORKSHOPS:
MIXED MEDIA
Sept. 8 and 15
7 - 9:30pm
$120
From photo transfer to plaster, come experiment with a variety of mixed media approaches. 
No experience needed, most supplies are included.

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PAINTING CRASH COURSE
Sept. 9 and 16
6:30 - 9:30pm
$90
This is the class to take for new comers and for those who need to refresh. Here you will learn the basics behind colour theory, mixing any colour you can dream up and blending techniques
with acrylic paint. You will end up with a expressive landscape painting and inspiration to continue!

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WEDNESDAY PAINTING
7 - 9PM
$100 monthly
$35 drop - ins (reserve a spot early)
If you are little lost or stuck in the mud with your painting, this session is for you!

Bring paintings you have been working on or start something new. Here you can work out the challenges of composition or technique in the atmosphere of a studio filled with other creative people. Each class will start with a focus on an art concept that can be used in your own work. Both contemporary and historical references will be discussed. All mediums welcome  - no smelly solvents please.

 

STARTING SEPT.30

Trout Lake Community Centre
online: www.vancouver.ca
phone: 604-257-6955

West Point Grey Community Centre
online: www.westpointgrey.org
phone: 604-257-8140

PAINTING - weekend crash course!
TBA
11am - 2pm
$115 for one day 
$190 for both days
DAY ONE:
In this class colour theory and brush technique will be covered. For those of you who have some experience, more advanced techniques will be covered. This fundamental class is essential for absolute beginners before launching into DAY TWO.
DAY TWO:
Here you will delve into a landscape composition in the spirit of Tom Thomson and the Group Of Seven. Examples of paintings are available or students are encouraged to buy a calendar.
In both days, there will be time for demonstrations and practise. The projects are designed to build confidence in painting AND to enjoy the creative release. There will be a short break half way through for lunch and discussion before getting back to WORK.
A starter kit ($60) may be purchased or bring your own. Please refer to supply list below.

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Basic supply list:

paints:                                                       supports:                                                      brushes:  
yellows-- cadmium and hansa lemon            canvas paper or canvas board or mesonite      a range of sizes- round and flat
reds-------cadmium and alizarin or rose          stretched canvas for advanced students           synthetic flat and round (# 3 - #8)              
blues----- ultramarine and pthalo 
                                                                                         one large natural bristle

titanium white
mars black 

 

DRAWING INTENSIVE
TBA
6:30 - 8:30pm
$85
Specific exercises in observation and sketching can greatly improve your confidence and enjoyment in drawing. Here you will have the opportunity to draw from a range subject matter. Specific techniques with mediums such as pencil, charcoal and ink will explored as well as perspective and composition.
supply list:
  • a sketchbook- one that is large enough for you to feel comfortable sketching on location  (approx. 12"x16" or smaller)
  • HB, 2B and 6B pencils
  • free flow ink pens (black)
  • a pad of newsprint (24" x 30") or larger

 

Create your own class:

If you would like to set up your own schedule, classes can be arranged with a 10 student maximum. These are based on 2 or 3 hour sessions. Times and dates are flexible within a 2 month period. Five session periods must be paid in full at the first class.

                        one session                           five sessions
private:              $35 / hour                                 $30 / hour
semi-private:      $18 / hour per person                 $15 / hour per person

Depending on the nature of the class, time can be set aside for studio work at no charge.


**to register for any of these courses or workshops, click on "contact" at the top and send me an email. My studio is equipped with easels. Classes are kept small (usually 5 max) , early registration is recommended.