March 20 to 22, 2020 at Kensington Art Supply
This workshop will focus on the idea that painting can be fun and experimental. Too often we prevent ourselves from letting loose because we think we need to follow a strict formula, or that we must end up with a finished painting that fits our preconceived idea of “perfection”. I like to think of a painting session as messing around with ten bucks worth of materials. As a result, I can take creative risks, try new ideas or new palettes, and learn something during the session. I might even get a killer painting out of it. But if not, I’ve invested ten bucks and had fun. Through exercises and demonstrations, Perry will show his approach to tackling design fundamentals and processes, and participants will be encouraged to break out of their old routines and “out of the box.” Bring your sense of fun and adventure.
Perry will be painting with acrylics. Oil painters are welcome, but some of the processes may not be completely transferable.
Registration opens at 6 pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
About Perry Haddock
Perry Haddock is a Canadian artist from the south coast of British Columbia, near Vancouver. His paintings reveal his West Coast roots and his love of the coastal images near his home. Painting primarily in acrylic and watercolour, Perry’s impressionistic style is the result of his keen observation of the colours and textures of nature, and his efforts to record his impressions in broad strokes. Perry is a Signature member (SFCA) of the Federation of Canadian Artists and Landscape Artists International, and an active member of the B.C. Art Teachers’ Association.
For me, art is an expression of my reaction to the world around me. I choose to paint landscapes because they excite my sense of wonder, and I react viscerally to their inspiration. As I paint, I work to express myself in bold and loose impressions rather than in details. I want to let the painting emerge as my reaction to the landscape, rather than an imposition upon it.
Learn more about Perry Haddock at https://www.perryhaddock.com/
Friday, March 20, 2020
7 – 9 pm
$5 for members, $10 for non-members
Maximum 30 attendees
Saturday & Sunday,
March 21 and 22, 2020
9:30 am – 4:30 pm each day
$60 for members, $100 for non-members
Maximum 12 attendees
Kensington Art Supply
120, 6999 11 Street S.E., Calgary, AB, T2H 2S1