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.
ADVANCED WATERCOLOUR PAINTING
TIME: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
COURSE ID: 13067
TERM DATES: Monday, May 25, 2020 to Saturday, June 27, 2020
Gather some interesting objects from around your space to create a found still life with a monochromatic or limited palette.
Explore Wet-on-Wet painting techniques with pre-soaked paper and learn to gradually build to strong colours and shapes.
Work with natural skin colour mixes as well as layering of primary and secondary colours by creating a self-portrait as seen in your computer screen.
Try out inventive organic, non-representational shapes without any previous composition to highlight the juxtaposition of shapes.
Composition, painting of clothed figures and use of background will be the focus for creating works based on photos of group gathering.
*This breakdown is flexible and open to accommodate student interests and requests.
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.