Abstract Painting: Mapping the Landscape Collage & Paint Colour in Painting Discover Your Colour Palette Drawing as Meditation Felting on Found Objects Islamic Design Mixed Media Printmaking Quilt as Art: Freeform Intuitive Piecing


fall workshops TUITION REGISTER

WINTER 2017 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.

Mixed Media Printmaking (PRNT w230-12)

This workshop introduces students to expressive ways to use material and processes in printmaking. The focus will be on monoprinting and collagraphic techniques with students learning how to develop a multi-level textured surfaced collographic plate; dry acrylic skin monoprint transfer and shaped multiple plate monoprint abstracts. Finished prints can later be enhanced or augmented with other media such as chalks, pastels and acrylics. Workshop will include hands-on demonstrations and time allocated to work on the press. No experience necessary. No experience necessary.
Mar 4 & 5 Sat & Sun, 10am - 5pm
Tony Bounsall
Tuition: $275.00 (12 hrs) (materials included)
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Islamic Design (FNDT w118)

You will learn the basics of Islamic pattern design in this one-day workshop. Islamic patterns are intriguing because of their visually complex designs and the fact that no design is ever the same. And yet they are all based on one simple geometric shape: the circle. Through a series of step-by-step exercises, you will work from a pre-formed grid as well as develop your own pattern and several variations of a design. You will learn to create a grid without using a ruler to measure: just a pencil, compass and straightedge. Discussion on how these intricate designs might be integrated into your own work will also be covered.
Mar 5 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Xane St Phillip
Tuition: $150.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)
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Quilt as Art: Freeform Intuitive Piecing (MMED w137)

You will learn to compose using spontaneous imagery and freeform cutting in this workshop. Projects include combining colours and value in an intuitive way and using the resulting design as a springboard for exploration in line and pattern. This process allows for exciting surprises along the way, resulting in kinetic designs. You will learn direct ways to make compositions and how to use design elements and principles such as line, contrast, repetition, and value. You will leave this workshop with the discovery of your own innate sense of design and some lively art quilt pieces. Some sewing experience is recommended and some materials are provided.
Mar 11 & 12 Sat & Sun, 10am - 5pm
Susan Purney Mark
Tuition: $275.00 (12 hrs) (some materials included)
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Drawing as Meditation (DRWG w157)

Simple line drawing is an excellent way to relax and focus, and consequently, a perfect way to develop a daily meditation practice. In this workshop, you’ll learn close observation of natural forms and how to slow down and draw what you see. You will make stylized forms and patterns from nature through a process that is both meditative and creative. The workshop concludes with free painting with watercolour to music. All the methods help induce a state of “mindfulness”, the calm awareness of the present moment. This workshop is for you if you are looking for a way to relax and experience the joy and focus that drawing can bring. No drawing experience necessary.
Mar 12 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $150.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)
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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.
Mar 19 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $110.00 (6 hrs)
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Discover Your Colour Palette (FNDT w119)

Have you ever wondered about how to put colours together? Would you like to learn to create a dynamic colour scheme that is both pleasing and personal? Whether it’s how to choose paint for your home or update your wardrobe, colour choices are by their very nature, subjective. Learn to establish a gratifying colour palette by working with paper swatches and responding to personal decisions based on what are often instant and intuitive likes. Once you have developed your palette, the instructor will guide you through the addition of neutrals and complementary colours to create a personal colour scheme that is both dynamic and visually pleasing No experience necessary.
Mar 26 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Xane St Phillip
Tuition: $150.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)
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Collage & Paint (MMED w164)

Collage is an excellent way to develop compositions or ideas for paintings and it can also be a really exciting element to include as part of the painting process. This workshop introduces students to the different ways collage can be used in painting including as an underpainting, a way to activate a surface as well as making a work entirely painted collage papers, as in Matisse’s “cut-outs”. The day-long workshop will include at least three unique projects.
Mar 26 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $150.00 (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.
Apr 2 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Anna Curtin
Tuition: $150.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Felting on Found Objects (MMED w166-6)

Found felting is a process of felting around found objects to create sculptural forms. This one-day workshop focuses on found felting as a process to develop creative and technical skills around armature building and working with shape, form, texture & colour. Needle felting techniques such as shaping, layering, indentation, elaboration, and extension will also be covered. Contemporary sculptors working with felt and found objects will be introduced and referenced while students engage in both collaborative and individual processes that expand traditional approaches to felt.
Apr 2 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Connie Morey
Tuition: $150.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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