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Fine Arts Classes

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Getting Loose with YUPO
This is a 2 day workshop where we will be Abstracting the Landscape on YUPO.
If you feel it is time for a challenge and/or want to paint in a loose fashion, this might be the workshop for you! YUPO is a non-absorbent synthetic surface that has a mind of it’s own.
We will be working on two paintings – starting with painting an abstract with big shapes to better understand our surface and painting a landscape.
Paint with Watercolours and or Fluid Acrylics!
Photo references will be available for inspiration!
Instructor: Anita Wood
Date: Tues. May 15 & Wed. May 16
Time: 9:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $91.00 Members
$124.00 Non-members
Click the link for the supply list Abstracting the Landscape on YUPO

 

The Red/Green Show (Watercolour)
Gather up all your tubes of red watercolour paint – from red orange to red purple- and everything in between !Then include your favourite tube greens or recipes for greens and bring them along as well to this adult, wet on wet watercolour class designed for painters with some experience. You will need a natural sponge and a non porous board such as plexi- glass, corrugated plastic or coated masonite large enough for a full sheet of watercolour paper.
After a morning demo, working from live flowers we will follow up with a second demo with ideas and techniques for finishing.
Supply list upon registration.
Instructor: Marion Anderson
Date: Fri. Feb. 2
Time: 9:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $135.00 Members/$160.00 Non-members

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alcohol Inks 
Join us for this opportunity to experiment with alcohol inks – no art experience necessary and no materials either – just bring your art smock or apron.
In this 2 hour class, we will complete  a small warm up piece on Yupo paper before moving on to a 6×6” ceramic tile. This is then attached to a 6×6” birch panel and the edges finished in black gesso.
You go home with one design to frame or matt as a card and the other to hang when you walk in the door!
Instructor: Marion Anderson
Date: Fri. March 2
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $65.00 Members/$80.00 Non-members

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting your world: Interiors 
Sometimes the most interesting subjects are right in front of you. Learn to appreciate and paint your own surroundings. Places that we live in, eat in, sleep in and work in can be the inspiration for fascinating paintings. Directed exercises and working from your own interior photos on Saturday, then from a live interior set up with model in the studio on Sunday. Supply list upon registration.
Instructor: Laurie Wonfor Nolan
Date: Sat. May 26 & Sun. May 27
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $91.00 Members
$124.00 Non-members
Model Fee: $20.00 – $25.00 per person payable to the instructor

 

Painting with Acrylics 201
This class is for painters who wish to experiment with acrylic painting in greater depth. You will have the opportunity to rework paintings and explore new techniques such as texturing, glazing and layering. Using your own supplies we will learn about colour mixing and application. A basic supply list will follow. Please bring simple landscape photos that you can work from – photos with light and shadow are most effective.
Supply list upon registration.
Instructor: Kate Innes
Dates: Thurs. April 19 & Fri. April 20
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $50.00 Members/$68 Non-members