Abstract Collage Abstract Painting: Mapping the Landscape Abstract Painting Collage: Expressing your Innate Creativity Colour in Painting The Contemporary Botanical Expressive Plant Drawing Image Transfer Oil Painting Primer Pastels and Plants Sketching in the Park


workshops TUITION REGISTER

FALL 2018 WORKSHOPS

All workshops can be taken for credit towards one of our PROGRAMS (Certificate or Diploma).

Unless noted, all workshops have materials included and are suitable for beginners.

The Contemporary Botanical (DRWG w239-3)

The inspiration for this workshop comes from the fantastical and intricate botanical drawings from the Renaissance through to the 19th century. The workshop begins by drawing a series of plant studies from observation that will be used later as a source for design development and transformation.
Sep 30, 2018 Sunday, 1pm - 4pm
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $85.00 (3 hrs) (materials included)
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Abstract Painting (PNTG w125-6)

This one-day workshop gives students a brief introduction to the ideas and approaches behind abstract painting. Exercises focus on brushwork as well as effective use of colour and composition. Workshop is suitable for people who have no experience and want to try their hand at painting for the first time or for people who paint already but want to explore the world of abstract painting on a more concentrated level.
Oct 14, 2018 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Wendy De Gros
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Sketching in the Park (DRWG w176-6)

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Beacon Hill Park while learning some basic drawing skills and ways to approach drawing on location. The class will meet at a specific location in Beacon Hill Park. Subject matter will include flowers, plants, trees and drawing a landscape vista using graphite pencils. This is a great workshop for people with no drawing experience, or who lack confidence in their drawing abilities. More experienced artists would also enjoy the experience of spending the day drawing in the park.
Oct 14, 2018 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Meghan Krauss
Tuition: $125.00 (6 hrs)
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Oil Painting Primer (PNTG w167-6)

In this one-day workshop you will explore the enormous potential of oil paint. Oil paint is a slow-drying and very forgiving medium, ideal for beginners because you can redo any brushstroke. Smelly solvents are a thing of the past; we will explore non-toxic methods for thinning paint and cleaning brushes. The focus will be on creating the lush, textured mark-making, rich colour, and subtle effects that only oil paint can achieve. This workshop is open to painters of all levels, from beginners to experienced acrylic or watercolour painters who are curious about working in oils.
Oct 21, 2018 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)
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Collage: Expressing your Innate Creativity (MMED w130-3)

Do you spend more time thinking about making art than actually doing it? Take an afternoon to work on fun and imaginative projects guaranteed to get you back into the flow of creating art on a regular basis. The time to start making art is right now, not some vague day in the future that never comes. By simply cutting, arranging and gluing papers to a surface, you will learn how to make striking compositions through the arrangement of line, form and colour. This is a great workshop for those without art experience or for those you who need a jumpstart on your creativity.
Oct 28, 2018 Sunday, 1pm - 4pm
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $85.00 (3 hrs) (materials included)
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Image Transfer (MMED w160-6)

This workshop covers a range of techniques you can use to transfer your photographs onto hardboard, acrylic skins and other surfaces that you can incorporate into your paintings, collage or mixed media artwork. You will discover how to blend, distress and create composite images by hand (as opposed to through a digital process). Artists, photographers and anyone interested in photo-based mixed media will find this workshop of interest. Instructor will provide a range of images for you to work from.
Nov 4, 2018 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Tony Bounsall
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)
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Abstract Painting: Mapping the Landscape (PNTG w211)

This workshop will focus on learning to see the landscape as made up of a series of abstracted shapes and forms that one can move through. Both rural and urban landscape forms will be explored and maps will be used as a basis for abstract image making. Maps will be considered as a way to understand how we move through space. The day will consist of two projects layering ideas of map and form. Images of other artists' work will fuel your idea development and understanding of aspects of painting such as perspective, colour, composition, contrast and scale. Feel free to bring ideas and/or images of landscapes or maps that intrigue you. You could choose to focus on a landscape that has special meaning to you and think about ideas of mapping such as literal maps, remembered or historical routes or future imagined routes. Landscape images and maps will also be available for your use. Some painting experience recommended.
Nov 11, 2018 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Anna Curtin
Tuition: $125.00 (6 hrs)
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Colour in Painting (PNTG w170)

This one-day workshop will focus on applying colour theory to practical colour use in painting. You will learn to mix colours that correspond to what you see and how to mix clean, bright colours using a limited palette. You will experiment with coloured greys and subtle neutrals, and create paintings with effective colour combinations. Work in the painting medium of your choice: acrylics, oil or watercolour. Some painting experience recommended.
Nov 18, 2018 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $125.00 (6 hrs)
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Pastels and Plants (DRWG w177-3)

This afternoon workshop will introduce you to working with chalk pastes using plants as the subject matter. Using inspiration from the work of Jim Dine, you will discover how to use pastels through a process-based method of working. The drawing project will involve layering pastels, charcoal and conté crayon through wiping, rubbing, erasing and dusting powdered pigment on surface. You will create lively drawings of plants that will be both expressive and personal using a process-based method of working. No drawing experience necessary.
Nov 25, 2018 Sunday, 1pm - 4pm
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $85.00 (3 hrs) (materials included)

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Abstract Collage (MMED w175-6)

Have you ever wondered about how to make an abstract collage? Abstract collages can be used as a finished work in themselves, or as a starting point for a painting project. In this workshop, you will learn to create compelling collages using a variety of hand decorated papers, transfer techniques and overpainting with glazes. By day’s end, you will have expanded your knowledge on how to work with collage materials including how to use both wet and dry adhesion techniques. You will also have a have a stronger understanding of composition, design, colour, texture, balance and harmony.
Dec 2, 2018 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Tony Bounsall
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Expressive Plant Drawing (DRWG w168-6)

Do you find inspiration when you look at flowers and plants? Nature as subject matter is timeless and readily available; it sharpens your observational skills and hones your drawing skills. Simple drawing tools and watercolour are the mediums that will be used to explore the many approaches to drawing plants. You will also investigate mark-making and composition using the plants themselves as drawing tools. Emphasis in this workshop is on experimentation with materials and developing dynamic compositions.
Dec 9, 2018 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Kate Scoones
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)
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