Registration now for classes and workshops- beginners to advanced, the creative and the curious…
For those who have no or little experience with watercolour
-covering the basic techniques, with lots of stimulating applied projects: basic techniques of wet in wet, wet on dry, drybrush, washes (flat, gradated, glaze), negative painting, hard and soft edges, using masking fluid, lifting and removing paint/ fixing “mistakes”, using a grid, creating texture, painting from life and photos, and more!
All materials supplied (basic watercolour kit consisting of palette, artists’ quality paints, brushes and paper-- which are yours to keep)
6 classes- $250
For those with some experience in watercolour, who would like to extend their skills and build confidence; with a focus on: value and colour, composition, painting special subjects (brick, wood, stone, lace, glass, metal etc.).
Bring your own materials or supply list supplied.
6 classes - $180
Further explorations in watercolour focusing on landscape and portraiture, with a look at different approaches and styles of rendering the landscape and the portrait. Lots of exciting projects!
Paper supplied, but bring your own paints and brushes, or supply list supplied.
For those who want to explore more ways to use this exciting medium: painting watercolour on canvas, mounting watercolour on wooden panels, painting on different papers, including Yupo, travel sketches with watercolour and ink, and adding other media etc.
Substrates supplied, but bring your own paints and brushes, or supply list supplied.
6 classes -$200.
- exploring basic techniques and a variety of genre with this versatile medium
All materials supplied (a basic kit including palette, paints, and brushes which are yours to keep) – or bring your own (supply list provided)
6 classes - $260
•Altered Spaces: - one day
Using a collage technique involving creating beautiful papers using National Geographic magazines and a strong citrus solvent- and then using them in small collages on wooden panels. No experience necessary just fun for all!
One day- 9:30 – 3:30 $45
•Mixed Media Floral Still Life- one day
Create a unique floral painting, using acrylic paint, papers, pastels and other fun media. Canvas panels (16x20”) and most paint etc is supplied. If you want to create on wooden panels or larger canvases, just bring them along…
One day 9:30 - 3:30 $45
• Cold Wax and Oil Painting- 2 day
Using oil paint and cold wax medium, explore the interesting effects of this medium to create paintings of your own imagining.
Two half days (as this medium needs some drying time between layers).
Most materials are supplied: Wood panels, oil paint and cold wax.
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 to 3:00 each day $80
•Exploring Encaustics : 1 or 2 day
A look at the ancient medium of hot wax painting- layering, collaging, embedding, texturizing and fusing with hot air or gas torch- to create abstract or representational works.
All materials supplied: wood panels, encaustic medium and paints, India ink, oil sticks, pigments, etc.
One day- $45 ; 2 day $80
Watercolour "Focus on" sessions:
half day sessions on specific topics or subjects in watercolour...
More topics will be added as interest indicates... :
Birds—Travel sketches (ink and watercolour), city streets...Flowers with acrylic ‘embossing’, painting on Yupo paper, etc
$30 per session