If you love the idea of painting with watercolour, explore your creativity and surprise yourself in this beginner online painting program. You will learn colour mixing and theory, the use of watercolour brushes and how to paint with the transparency of watercolours. Demonstrations will be provided, and you will be able to explore various techniques such as making washes, painting wet-into-wet and using resist processes, as well as learning the fundamentals of composition and perspective. You will work from photographs and subjects of your own choice. Drawing skills can vary. This virtual class is appropriate for both the beginner and intermediate painter who would like a refresher program.
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