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Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA

September 2021

Oil Painting 2 – The Still Life Lives On!

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA + Google Map
$269

Build on the skills you learned in the Very Beginner Oil Painting to really get comfortable with oil paints! You will learn how it feels to see as an artist sees and paint what is in front of you. This time-honoured tradition of still life painting is ideal for learning how to create the illusion of realism while developing a strong sense of composition. Through drawing, brush work and colour play you will create studies in order to grow and…

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Oil Painting 2 – The Still Life Lives On!

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA + Google Map
$269

Build on the skills you learned in the Very Beginner Oil Painting to really get comfortable with oil paints! You will learn how it feels to see as an artist sees and paint what is in front of you. This time-honoured tradition of still life painting is ideal for learning how to create the illusion of realism while developing a strong sense of composition. Through drawing, brush work and colour play you will create studies in order to grow and…

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Very Beginner Drawing Workshop

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA + Google Map

Never drawn before or want to refresher on the basics before jumping into a Drawing class? This one is for you! We will introduce you to the common drawing supplies such as viewfinders, different types of pencils, graphite sticks, and charcoal.  Discover the fun of Lyra graphite sticks and drawing with an eraser. These 3 hours are packed with exercises that will introduce you to “learning to see” in a different way: including contour drawing, upside down drawing, using a…

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Very Beginner Watercolour Workshop

September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA + Google Map
$79

We will cover the very basics of watercolour in this 3 hour Very Beginner workshop. If you are new to watercolour or need a refresher on the foundational skills, this is where you want to start! You will learn about colour mixing, layering using both wet and dry brush techniques, and different ways to create texture. We will also discuss various supplies and paper types so you gain the confidence to pursue your own projects at home or enrol in…

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Drawing 2 – Exploring Still Life – ONLINE

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA + Google Map
$169

This class is delivered online with limited seats for a highly interactive experience with your instructor. In this Still Life drawing class you will practice drawing from real life using direct observation. Focus will be on creating compositions, observing how values create reflections and form, as well as how to draw the wrinkles and folds in drapery. Traditionally still life drawings are composed of fruit and household objects but in this class we will have fun exploring less conventional objects.…

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Drawing 2 – Exploring Still Life – IN STUDIO

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA + Google Map
$249

In this Still Life drawing class you will practice drawing from real life using direct observation. Focus will be on creating compositions, observing how values create reflections and form, as well as how to draw the wrinkles and folds in drapery. Traditionally still life drawings are composed of fruit and household objects but in this class we will have fun exploring less conventional objects. After this class you will see the everyday world in a new way. I loved my…

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Watercolour 2 – Texture and Colour Mixing for Natural Objects

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA + Google Map
$259

In this course we will look to the natural world and also to “watercolour drawings” by accomplished nineteenth century artists, lepidopterists (a person who studies butterflies and moths!), botanists, and ornithologists who set about documenting natural objects in sketchbooks and folios. If possible, take some time to collect meaningful and compelling objects to paint and bring them to class. For example: stones, bark, boulders, dead things, bird wings, insects, pupae, larvae, flotsam, jetsam, fossils, flowers, weeds, leaves, fruit and veg,…

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October 2021

Very Beginner Photography with Karen McKinnon

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA + Google Map
$249

Come play with us as we explore photography with Karen McKinnon of McKinnon Photography. In this one-day photo workshop, Karen will take you from using your camera’s automatic settings to working in manual mode. On that journey, she will share tools and inspiration to find and refine your way of seeing. This is a hands-on workshop that is open to all levels of photographers. If you are used to shooting in automatic but want to venture into the powerful world of…

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Very Beginner Acrylic Painting Workshop

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA + Google Map
$79

Learn how to paint with acrylics in this 3 hour workshop designed for very beginners! You will be guided through the basics such as paint brush selection, how to mix paint to create the colour you want, and the difference between mediums. It’s not about the finished product in this class – we will be focusing on techniques and skills that will start you on your acrylic painting journey. After this workshop, you will feel more confident to take other…

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Lupine Pups – Drawing and Painting from Abstract to Real

October 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA + Google Map
$169

Over a period of five weeks, students will engage in a lively art class where they will be introduced to various drawing and painting mediums. They will experiment with abstract imagery as the building blocks for more realistic images. Through diverse exercises and projects, students will explore their own thoughts and ideas. It’s always an art adventure! All supplies are included. That means that you just show up! Covid protocols: Please use hand sanitizer or wash hands with soap and…

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Acrylic Painting 2 – Shape, Emphasis and Lawren Harris – ONLINE

October 18 @ 6:00 pm PDT
Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA + Google Map
$169

This class is delivered online with limited seats for a highly interactive experience with your instructor. In this session you will learn about line and pattern to take your paintings to the next level. We will use Lawren Harris’s work to guide our exercises, but we will also examine other artists throughout history. Throughout our 5 classes we will do 4 different exercises together. One will focus on shape, the next will focus on emphasis, and the third will focus…

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Acrylic Painting 2 – Shape, Emphasis and Lawren Harris – IN STUDIO

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA + Google Map
$259

In this session you will learn about line and pattern to take your paintings to the next level. We will use Lawren Harris’s work to guide our exercises, but we will also examine other artists throughout history. Throughout our 5 classes we will do 4 different exercises together. One will focus on shape, the next will focus on emphasis, and the third will focus on one of Harris’s works – his brushstroke, his palette and his subject matter. During the…

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November 2021

Watercolour and Ink Workshop with Barbara Callow

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PST
Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA + Google Map

Learn how to combine watercolour painting with ink line work for quick and effective small paintings with local artist Barbara Callow! Record your world with these fun little watercolour and ink sketches. These charming little paintings are quick and deceivingly easy to do as the ink line drawing forgives many errors in the watercolour painting making this method relaxing and stress free. Useful for sketching on location or painting in the comfort of your home using reference photos.   Dates:…

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Watercolour 2 – The Incredible Landscape (of Vancouver Island)

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
Lupine Art Studio, Lupine Art Studio, A - 442 Duncan Ave., Courtenay CA + Google Map
$259

On Vancouver Island we live in an incredible landscape of varied, complex terrain. Our notion of landscape and landscape art seems to come from the land itself and also from inspiration and insights found in art, film and animation. All the great art historical representations of landscape exist here on Vancouver Island; Pastoral, Picturesque, and most particularly, The Sublime. Watercolour is traditionally associated with landscape and we’ll explore the island with this medium. We’ll learn how to manipulate pictorial depth…

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