Get your whole body into it, and loosen up your method of painting by tackling three large canvases in two days. Start with a warm up and then paint whatever subject matter moves you. You will learn how to get your ideas down quickly and accurately in a large format, and how to develop a more painterly style. Throughout the class we will discuss mark making, colour choices, design and more. Stretch your body and your creative abilities in this fun, supportive class.

Workshop Date

Saturday and Sunday, January 9th and 10th 2021
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$60 for members, $100 for non-members


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


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Geerts started her professional art career with a move to the West coast in 1987. After exploring many materials she fell in love with acrylic painting and has been working in the medium ever since. During this time, she also worked as a news videographer, and started creating sculpture, joining the Vancouver Island Sculptors Guild. Geerts began showing her work professionally in 1997, and has been consistently represented by a number of galleries since that time.

In 2000, Geerts moved to Calgary, and was able to devote more time to creating art. She also spent time working in film and theatre, building props and sets. The influence of her video editing career showed up in her painting around this time, with her style taking on the look of broken up digital imagery. Since then, her artwork has appeared many times on television, in magazines and books. She has also been experimenting with pairing contrasting materials in sculpture, working with glass, concrete, plaster, metal and most recently, resin.

Geerts continues to develop her multi-disciplinary practice, adding mixed media into her acrylic paintings while also devoting equal time to discovering the possibilities in sculpture.

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 Connie will be using for this workshop. However, you are encouraged to bring what you have on hand.

3 large canvases (approximately 24×30 up to 40×40, or anything in between)

Any colours and brands that you like.

A variety of brushes (1” flat, 1.5” flat, 2” flat, and a few smaller brushes are recommended)

Mark Making Tools
Fine permanent black marker
Watercolor crayons
Any other mark making tools you’d like to bring

Water container
Palette paper
Paper towels or rags
Isopropyl Alcohol
2 plastic binder sleeves
Hair dryer (optional)

* Remember to bring some reference photos to work from