Oil Painting (Spring)
Date: April 27 – June 15
Time: 8 Thursdays, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Instructor: Greg Bennett
In this class with artist/instructor Greg Bennett you’ll learn the basics of oil painting, a medium renowned for the richness of its’ colours and its’ versatility of applications. Instruction will cover how to get started and safely work with oil paints, how to mix the paint, brush care, application methods, and colour theory. Students will work from photos and still life to complete their own oil paintings.
Please note, this class is limited to only 10 participants to ensure that everyone has as much individual time with the instructor as needed.
Fee: $190 (includes HST, supplies extra)
Supply list: Oil Painting – Intro, supplies list
Introduction to Watercolours (Spring)
Date: May 3 – June 7
Time: 6 Wednesdays, 1:30 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: April White
Watercolours are a medium with potential for both gentleness and vibrancy and so have a great expressive capacity for any artist, but like anything they take practice to master. Working from still life and selected images, this class will teach you how to prepare your paper, plan your image, and apply the paint to achieve a variety of palettes, tonal values, and textures. Whether you are interested in figurative, abstract, landscape, or more contemporary designs, this class will provide a great technical foundation for you to progress with this medium. Leave with a small series of paintings that will make great references as you move forward. A great class to take with a friend!
Fee: $186 (includes HST, supplies extra)
(Supply list soon to be announced)
Introduction to Acrylics (Spring)
Dates: new class added! April 11 – May 9
Time: 5 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Instructor: Gerald Vaandering
An excellent opportunity to learn the skills of acrylic painting. It is truly incredible what can be accomplished with this medium – from thick impasto to spectacularly complex layers…but you must begin somewhere! In this introductory class, you will learn the basics of paint application and colour theory as you work from images and still life to create a small series of paintings. You’ll get the basics of perspective, proportion, and development of form. Expert painter and accomplished art educator Gerald Vaandering brings expertise from his practice to guide you through the foundations and into more complicated work. No experience necessary. A great class to take with a friend!
$168 (includes HST, supplies extra)
Supply list: Art Supplies for the Intro to Acrylics class