Contemporary Landscape Painting with Norma Barsness – Sunday, Oct 25th


Join Norma in capturing the incredible beauty of the Alberta landscape. Find your unique style of painting, and learn some new techniques as we create bold contemporary landscapes. Each artist will be encouraged to be wild and free, to use vibrant colours and to be expressive in their own way. From concept to creation, you will discover how to express the landscape in your own contemporary view.

Workshop Date

Sunday, October 25th 2020
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$30 for members, $50 for non-members


Kensington Art Supply
120, 6999 11 Street SE
Calgary, AB, T2H 2S1


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Artist Norma Barsness is a landscape contemporary painter with a unique vision. Her paintings take a familiar scene and turn what is common into something extraordinary. Her compositions portray life, colour and beauty in the natural flora of Alberta. Her style at times is primitive and contemporary, embellished with vibrant colours and shapes. Her constant goal is to create pieces that speak to the heart. What is conveyed will be different for each viewer as each person approaches a painting from a different perspective. Norma’s paintings transport us to a place where time stands still. Her compositions portray a quiet time, yet powerful images of movement can be seen. Her paintings tempt those who choose to look beyond the mundane and to experience a unique and timeless look at simple life. Norma resides in Calgary and paints scenes familiar to her. She works to induce emotion and attain a particular aesthetic, rather than portray a specific place. Viewers are drawn in by her brilliant colours and bold brush strokes which define her signature style. Norma’s work has been exhibited widely in many Alberta shows and galleries.

Artist Statement

“Celebrate each of life’s moments by viewing nature and simple everyday life experiences. Attempt to have an impact of what may be viewed as commonplace, and make it into something special.”

Additional Information


If this workshop or demonstration is sold out, email your name and phone number to [email protected] to add your name to the waitlist. If we have a last minute cancellation, our Workshop Coordinator will contact you. If you still want to attend, you will pay the registration fees directly to the person who is cancelling their registration. FCA Calgary does not refund demonstration or workshop fees, or manage the transfer of payment between individuals.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are non-refundable. You may transfer your registration to another person if you are unable to attend, that person will pay the registration fee directly to you. Contact the Workshop Coordinator ([email protected]) to see if there is anyone on the waiting list. FCA Calgary does not manage the transfer of payment between individuals. It is your responsibility to collect payment from the person you transfer your registration to.

Supply List

Below is a list of the supplies Norma will be using for this workshop. However, you are encouraged to bring what you have on hand.

Canvas board, canvas panel or cradled panel 14X18 or 16X20

Liquitex or Golden are preferred, but bring any brand you like.

Titanium White
Phthalo Blue
Yellow Oxide
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Cadmium Yellow Light
Medium Magenta
Ultramarine Blue
Permanent Green Light
Cadmium Red Light
Napthol Crimson
Dioxazine Purple
Quinacridone Burnt Orange (Golden)
Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold (Golden)

Gesso & Mediums
Black Gesso
Heavy Gel (Gloss)
Acrylic Glazing Liquid

Brushes & Palette Knives
A variety of small, medium and large brushes
Palette knife

Mark Making Tools
Lead pencils
Coloured pencils
Charcoal (vine, compressed or pencil)

Water container
Palette paper
Painter’s tape
Paper towels or rags

* Remember to bring some landscape photos to work from as a reference