If you have a strong background in watercolour painting and have taken previous courses in the medium, this virtual class will challenge you to continue painting at an advanced level. You will expand your painting skills by learning new techniques and working with a professional artist/educator. Varied demonstrations, subject matter and themes will be explored including self-directed projects and multi-media works, should there be interest for that. Previous watercolour painting experience is needed
Students will paint portraits or self portraits using the Zorn Palette: Alizarin Crimson, Yellow Ochre and Black.
Students will paint a wild or domesticated animal while learning techniques for painting fur, scales, feathers (using wet-on-wet methods), and various brushes.*Please Note: This week class will run from 1:00-3:30pm.
Student choice! Students may work on anything of interest with guidance and feedback from your instructor.
For the final week, students will work with abstraction and spontaneity while creating their piece.
Moira Clark’s Teaching Philosophy: “I think it’s great when people of all ages and experience want to study visual arts. In teaching painting my intention is to foster individual expression and growth for students by providing a solid foundation of technique combined with the freedom to experiment and play with the medium. Ultimately I enjoy seeing students discover their own personal style.”
Moira Clark has a BFA from York University. Her prints and paintings have been exhibited across Canada in public galleries such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Burnaby Art Gallery, the Albright- Knox Gallery in Buffalo and her work is in many public and private collections. Her paintings in acrylics and oil have evolved over the years from representational observations of still life and architecture to her current abstract works. Moira has exhibited in Toronto art galleries since 1977 and was a founding member of the artist-run gallery, Loop, in 2000. She has taught printmaking and painting since 1979 at Open Studio, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto School of Art, and Sheridan College/UTM. Visit moiraclark.weebly.com and at the Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art.