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The following workshops can be customized to fit 1 or 2 day formats. Weekly series and demonstations on these topics are also possible. To book, contact me directly and we will discuss your workshop preferences, dates, rates and the space we will be working in. Looking for my upcoming events? Click here.
New! Gestural Plein Air Sketching
Learn the secrets of capturing architecture, nature, and indoor scenes with ease and fluidity. Using basic drawing tools and watercolour paints, students will experiment with mark making and colour block techniques to quickly capture a variety of indoor and outdoor subjects. Emphasis will be placed on keeping drawings loose and rhythmic so as to capture the mood and personality of the setting. This is an excellent workshop for beginners to learn the basics of sketching as well as great refresher for more experienced artists looking to loosen up and put play back into their drawings.
New! Exploring Texture - Using Acrylic Mediums For Depth and Interest
Learn how to build rich layers into your paintings with simple tools and techniques. This class will help you identify the different types of products available and the myriad ways you can use them in your art. Participants bring home a set of textured paintings that build colour with different approaches.
New! Urban Sketching – How to sketch in public with confidence Conquer your fear of pulling out a sketchbook in a coffee shop or city park! With this fun, fast paced class students will learn how to fearlessly tackle any sketching subject matter, no matter who is walking by. Using a variety of sketching tools and techniques, students will be well on their way to filling their sketchbooks with interesting drawings.
Making a Good Impression – Beginner Linocut Printmaking In this class, students will learn the basics of linocut printmaking. The instructor will teach students about composition, safe cutting techniques and how to pull prints. Participants will leave with a variety of hand printed projects, their own carved blocks as well as the skill to practice at home using basic art materials.
Travel Sketching – Take Your Sketchbook and Actually Use It! Finally fill your sketchbook with all your vacation memories! Learn what to bring, how to pack it and everything you need to know to cross borders with art supplies. This fast paced class will give you all the reasons you need to beat every excuse that might be preventing your from drawing while you are on holiday!
Breaking Boundaries - Adventures in Mixed Media Printmaking
Add colour to your linocut printmaking through a variety of mediums and techniques. The instructor will cover a number of approaches one can take with mixed media printing. Class time will cover basic linocut carving, inking and printing skills as well as how to use them with other art materials.Emphasis will be placed on utilizing other dry and wet media with your carved block in a number of different approaches to create one of a kind art with a few simple tools.
Making your Mark - Beginner Acrylic or Watercolour Painting Learn the basics of painting and start working on your masterpiece! Students will learn how choose their subject, prepare their canvas, apply paint with a variety of techniques, as well as troubleshoot problem areas. Students will take home a completed painting and the knowledge to develop their skills further on their own.
Take it outside – Painting En Plein Air Learn the basics of painting fresh and lively artwork outdoors! Class time covers the basics of capturing the beauty of nature, how to pack and includes time to create your own masterpiece outside your studio.
Creative Freedom – Using an Art Journal to Unlock Your Creative Spirit Unsure of where to start on the path of creativity? Feeling stalled with creative blocks? Need an infusion of inspiration? Whatever your experience level or challenges you face with your art, you can break through using a series of creative techniques and journaling to discover the next step in your artistic journey!
Sharing Your Story – Creating with a Bigger Picture in Mind Ready to take the next step with your art? Learn how to use a sketchbook to capture your dreams and put them into a growing portfolio. Many artists want to convey a set of experiences or truths but are unsure of how to develop themes and motifs. During this class, students will learn how to define a theme for a series of pieces, how to make a plan for creation as well as develop timelines for completion.
Wrap it Up - print your own cards, gift tags and wrapping paper Using basic printmaking techniques, students will design and carve their own stamps and hand print a variety of special gift giving items perfect for the holidays!
Custom Workshops, Demonstrations, Talks and Retreats
Contact me with your organization's desired medium and topic and I'd be happy to custom fit any of these workshops to suit your needs or develop something special that is the perfect fit. Ideal class sizes are 6 - 24 students depending on subject and space.
Demonstrations and talks can be for larger crowds.