Big Brush Watercolour with Dale Laitinen November 2019

November 15 to 17, 2019 at Kensington Art Supply

Big Brush Watercolor will be the focus of this workshop, using creative shapes as building blocks to our landscape designs. This workshop will include painting demonstrations and talks each morning, along with individual painting instruction during class time. This workshop will emphasize using sketches as a way to get to good design, and the creative interpretation of landscape photos through the drawing process. Dale will provide technical instruction on transparent and opaque watercolor; color layering and mixing, and class critique.

 

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Landscape En Plein Air with Patti Dyment

June 21 to 23, 2019

The best way to understand how to paint a landscape is to be in it! For two days we will practice strategies for analyzing and designing Nature’s own colors and values. We will consider how to compose “all that” onto our small surface, pre-planning and simplifying to work more quickly. Learn some techniques to reinforce the illusion of light and atmosphere in all your landscapes. This workshop is suitable for beginners and intermediate painters in oils and acrylics.

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Color and Brushwork with Ingrid Christensen

May 24 to 26, 2019

Gain new skills from creating glowing colour to exploring exciting brushwork in this intensive 2-day workshop. Learn how to mix your pigments for accuracy and vibrancy. Discover the power of colour temperature, and learn to layer colours wet-in-wet to create exciting visual vibrations. Develop simple paintings from still life objects. This workshop is suitable for oil and acrylic painters with some experience. Demonstrations will be done in oil.

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Abstracting the Figure with Brian Smith

April 12 to 14, 2019

This two day workshop will develop the student’s eye for abstraction, for the simple shapes of the human form, and to compose pleasing, satisfying paintings from these shapes. Working with a professional model each day and a broad range of materials, students will be encouraged to, and given permission to, PLAY. This workshop is recommended for acrylic painters.

Registration opens at 6 pm on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

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Oil and Cold Wax Landscape with Laura Culic

Workshop #1 – March 15 to 17, 2019 at Kensington Art Supply
Workshop #2 – March 13 to 14, 2019 at Inglewood Art Supply

Learn how to “paint in the moment” and work with oil and cold wax. Experience how cold wax gives oil paint a stiffer, more buttery body which lends itself in creating texture and depth. Use various tools, such as squeegees, credit cards, palette knives, and brayers to build up layers, and scrape back into your work to reveal underlying imagery in surprising and exciting ways. Focus on exploring the cold wax medium, and learn to loosen up and let chance and serendipity influence your work. Use your “mistakes” to contribute to the interest, depth and sense of history in a piece. Laura will offer plenty of one-on-one instruction, insightful and constructive critique and positive encouragement. Participants are encouraged to work on several pieces at once, to allow a true sense of play and experimentation to pervade.

Registration opens at 6 pm on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

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Pastel Innovations with Dawn Emerson

February 15 to 17, 2019

The “Pastel Innovations” workshop is based on Dawn’s book by the same name, and offers participants of all levels fresh approaches to explore and integrate pan pastels and stick pastels with mixed media or alone. Dawn’s energy and joy for the pastel medium will inspire you to work spontaneously without fear.

Registration opens at 6 pm on January 16, 2019

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Acrylic Bootcamp Workshop with Susie Cipolla

January 18 to 20, 2019

Your painting skills are built by practicing and training, and by challenging yourself with new techniques and ideas. This intermediate level acrylic workshop will help you do just that.

We will spend two full days on fun and challenging drills and exercises involving speed, limited palette, limited and expressive brush strokes, tool use, different grounds and more.

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