Calligraphy Collage: Colour & Composition Collage: Expressing your Innate Creativity Drawing Perspective: All You Need to Know Floral Design and Drawing Geology as Art Oil Painting Primer Paper Plate Lithography Pastels and Plants


workshops TUITION REGISTER

WINTER 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.

All workshops are held at the Quadra Village Campus (950 Kings Rd) unless otherwise noted.

Collage: Expressing your Innate Creativity (MMEDw130-3)

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.
February 17 Sunday, 1pm - 4pm
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $85.00 (3 hrs) (materials included)
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Floral Design and Drawing (DRWGw174-6)

This full-day workshop will introduce you to the art of flower arranging and provide you with ideas on how to draw your floral creation. The first part of the day will be focused on creating a floral arrangement with a woodland theme. You will incorporate driftwood, succulents, and other woodland greens and flowers into your design. You will learn professional tricks and rules of floral design and complete an arrangement that you can take home at the end of the day. You will then create expressive drawings of your floral arrangement using charcoal, chalk pastels, and watercolours. The instructor will assist you to stretch your imagination to in terms of creative approaches with your designed arrangement as the inspiration.
February 24 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Jillian Player
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Oil Painting Primer (PNTGw167-6)

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.
March 3 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)
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Calligraphy (DRWGw134-6)

Calligraphy will get you started on this versatile and expressive craft and provide you with ideas on how to incorporate letter-making in your artistic practice. You will be introduced to the terminology, materials, tools and expressive delight of calligraphy. The focus will be on “italic”, which is the most classic and versatile hand lettering style. You will learn how decorative lettering can be used on its own or in drawings, paintings and mixed media work. No previous art experience required.
March 10 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Jenny Hainsworth
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)
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Pastels and Plants (DRWGw177-3)

This afternoon workshop will introduce you to working with chalk pastels 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.
March 17 Sunday, 1pm - 4pm
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $85.00 (3 hrs) (materials included)

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Collage: Colour & Composition (MMEDw184-6)

Let artist Kate Scoones guide you through ways to experiment with everyday materials and contemporary design ideas to develop dynamic paper collages. While the results will be finished pieces in themselves, they could also the starting point for drawings or paintings. The emphasis will be on using found images to discover personal colour schemes and vibrant compositions. A brief slide presentation will cover the history of collage and profile many contemporary collage artists.
March 24 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Kate Scoones
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Paper Plate Lithography (PRNTw122-6)

Paper Plate Lithography uses standard black-and-white photocopies as a printing plate. By creating an oil-based lithographic surface, students can reproduce and make prints of drawings or photographic images onto printmaking paper. Great for use in card making, art journaling, collage and as a base for encaustics. Printing can be done either by press or by hand burnishing. All materials provided except students need to supply their own visual resource materials and bring a notebook/sketchbook and pen.
Note: This workshop is held at our North Park Campus: 1725 Quadra St.
March 24 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Tony Bounsall
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Geology as Art (DRWGw173-3)

Did you ever collect rocks as a kid or perhaps you still like to collect them as you walk along the ocean? Geology, or the study of the earth’s surface provides an incredible source for the visual artist. This workshop focuses on three components of geology: striations, rock formations and crystal structures as subject matter for drawing. Examples of artists whose work is inspired by geology will be shown. Projects include using pencils, watercolour, collage and dirt.
March 31 Sunday, 1pm - 4pm
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $85.00 (3 hrs) (materials included)
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Drawing Perspective: All You Need to Know (DRWGw171-6)

Devised in the Italian Renaissance, linear perspective is a system of creating the illusion of depth in drawing and painting. Knowing and applying a few simple rules will help you to create convincing interior and exterior spaces. In this one-day workshop, you will learn how to use one and two-point perspective to draw remembered rooms, invented spaces, and to work from life and from photographs.
April 7 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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