• Urban Landscape Painting
  • Tools of the Trade: Colour Mixing & Brush Handling
  • Watercolour Portrait Painting
  • Introduction to Collage
  • Intuitive Painting from the Heart

  • Spring 2017 - Workshops & Mini-Classes

    Urban Landscape Painting

    with Paul Robert Turner

    This course is designed for students who are interested in developing drawing and painting skills using the urban environment as a reference. Working from photos, students will be introduced to various concepts with an emphasis on utilizing the many compositional opportunities found in the city environment. Basic perspective, value, practical colour theory and numerous painting techniques will be discussed within the framework of a very flexible contemporary painting process. Students can paint in either oils or acrylics. All levels of skill are welcome but students must have some previous painting experience.

    11152 | Mondays, 12:30 to 3:30 PM, May 15, 29, June 5, 12 and 19

    Fee: $250.00 + HST (material list provided)
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    Tools of the Trade: Colour Mixing & Brush Handling

    with Roberto Rosenman

    In this workshop, we will focus on the technical side of creating a painting. Primarily, we will use colour theory to learn how to mix any colour on your palette. Students will learn how to identify hue, value and chroma when painting and avoid some of the pitfalls of painting, like creating 'mud' on your palette. In addition, we will examine the different pigments, understanding where they fall on the colour wheel and how and when to properly use them. Students will also learn proper brush handling and techniques including how to create blends, hard and soft edges, glazes, and impasto techniques. Lastly, we will look closely at the materials of painting- understanding the different types and uses of brushes, mediums, varnishes and painting surfaces. Suited for both oil and acrylics, students will gain useful knowledge that can be applied to both representational and abstract forms of painting.

    11159 | Wednesdays, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, May 31, June 7 and 14

    Fee: $195.00 + HST (material list provided)
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    Watercolour Portrait Painting

    with Sadko Hadzihasanovic

    Explore the vibrancy and transparency of this medium through a spontaneous and more contemporary approach to portrait painting. Students will learn to control the pigment, while learning about the interaction of colour, design, contrast, composition and texture as it pertains to watercolour portrait painting. All levels, beginner to advanced, are welcome to join.

    11161 | Sunday, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, June 11

    Fee: $60.00 + HST (model fee included, material list provided)
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    Intuitive Painting from the Heart

    with Farida Zaman

    In this unique workshop, students will explore a whole new way of painting from a space of freedom, non-judgment and experimentation. This process is about loosening up, letting go of expectations, having fun and allowing your art to unfold naturally. The emphasis is on finding your true voice and allowing your personal expression to bloom and grow with flow and ease. There are no mistakes here! Working on large canvases, we spiral between painting with wild abandon, boldly trusting in the unknown, and making more conscious choices about composition, personal imagery and color palette. This is a process-based workshop that will empower you with a toolbox of new techniques as well as a new perspective to approach your creative journey!

    11163 | Monday and Tuesday, 12:30 to 3:30 PM, June 19 & 20

    Fee: $95.00 + HST (material list provided)
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