ACRYLIC PAINTING


This 8-week session concentrates on offering the kind of instruction that benefits each individual, whether the desire is to paint representational, abstracted, symbolic or pure abstract.  You will paint on canvas, size depending on the individual needs of each artist in the group.  Composition, colour theory, colour mixing, values, shapes and other elements and principles of design are addressed. Learning different ways to use acrylic paints are part of the program. You may use additives, pastes and gels with acrylic paints. You will paint art works that will surprise even you.   There will be demonstrations, plus one-on-one instruction.  This course is suitable for all levels. 
Day:  Mondays
Date:  January 9 – Feb 27  
Time:  6:30 to 9:00 pm 
Price:  $240 for 8 weeks 
Levels:  All levels

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THE WATERCOLOUR SAMPLER

Watercolour is an enjoyable, lovable, magical medium that combines that which is carefully planned and structured with the unknown element that comes out to play in serendipity and creates a little of the known, hand- in-hand with a little of the unknown. It is a medium for the adventurous:  monarchs, prime ministers, artists, figure skaters, aviators, housewives, househusbands, in equal measure males and females, amateurs and professionals, the learned and the experimenters all the globe over. To do a watercolour painting can be something that can be executed on the spur of the moment or worked on in the studio for months. The artwork may be elephant size or minutely miniature.

There is no one way of painting in watercolour and the rules are all made to be broken, or maybe there never were any. 
The effects achieved depend on the brand, the papers, the brushes and one of the most important elements, the amount of water.  It is often called the most difficult medium, but also it is called the easiest. You will paint watercolours that are boldly contemporary abstracts. Also on the roster are en plein air watercolours which can be abstracting landscapes or more traditional pieces.  You will experiment with brilliant primary colours, analogous colours, complementary colours and in artist greys.  You may concentrate on shapes, patterns, textures and collaged pieces.  You can paint on paper, panel or canvas. You can paint birds, trees, fruits, figures or no images at all.  Look around our world and you can always find another subject and another way of handling the painting of it.
Day:  Wednesday
Date:  Sept 13  (no class sept 27)
Time:  9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Price:  $240 for 8 weeks 
Levels:  All levels


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ACRYLIC ABSTRACTED LANDSCAPES

Learn to paint beautiful art works. This is an acrylic class for all levels highlighted by personal attention and demonstrations. You will work on abstracted landscapes using symbolic representations of nature. You will paint pure abstract images incorporating texture, colour theory, values, shapes plus the careful use of composition.  You will experiment with the “how to” of using additives to the acrylic paint repertoire to create exciting effects and make your work unique.  Explore a range of acrylic gels, pastes and other acrylic products. Using bold strokes you will surprise yourself with what you will know how to do after a very short time.

Day:  Tuesday

Date:  Sept 12, 8 Weeks, (no class Sept 26)

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WATERCOLOUR ABSTRACTS/ABSTRACTED LANDSCAPES

There is an enjoyment that accompanies a satisfying creative experience and putting a new twist to a beloved activity, such as watercolour painting, is one such experience. You will use various means and resources for inspiration and to help you soar away from what you may have done previously.  The act of painting is abstract in itself so it is not really a huge stretch. Learning to paint beautiful art works using good Composition, colour, shapes and values will help you get there.  There so many ways to paint: wet in wet, wet on dry, loose and/or detailed.  So many options. Demonstrations and one-on-one attention is part of the program.   Suitable for all Levels.

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PAINTING FLOWERS, TREES, SKIES, AND WATER

BEGINNERS

You would love to paint and have wanted to do it for a long time.  Well, this is your chance to enjoy a morning with others who have always wanted to do this too.  It really is even better, even more fun than you thought it would be. In this course you will get to learn all the techniques and tips that will help you now and in the long run.  You will learn your colours and the theory that will make your compositions better and easier.  You will know which brush to use and how much water to put on your special watercolour paper. Learning to relax and enjoy what you are doing is really a major part of this course.  There will be step by step instruction and ongoing demonstrations.  There is help every step of the way.  You will enjoy the process which is the most important part. 

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