This online watercolour course is intended for students who have taken Introduction to Watercolour at ARAS or who have had some experience with watercolour through practice or from taking classes at another art school. They should already have experienced the basic methods of watercolour painting and have some understanding of colour mixing and theory. During the class, you will learn more advanced methods for painting landscapes and still life, work with new topics such as people, portraits and perspective and may pick subjects of your choice as a group and individually. The instructor will show images as examples and inspiration and give demonstrations on techniques of painting.
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.
"Moira is a talented and enthusiastic watercolour teacher, who creates an exciting, productive, and friendly virtual environment for developing one’s painting skills from home. Whatever our chosen topic or technique may be, she is ready with professional examples and demonstrations displayed clearly on screen to stimulate and inspire our individual creations. Questions are welcomed as we work, and the resulting paintings can be shared with the class on screen if desired for enlightening discussion and constructive feedback. No wonder students keep coming back for more!” - Birgit