Short Term Winter Courses 2020


OPEN STUDIO
with artist Joe Fleming

Monday, January 6th – 27th (4 weeks)
10AM – 1PM

Cost: $250 + HST – Registration

Bring your ideas, paintings in progress and your chosen art materials to this four part OPEN STUDIO led by artist Joe Fleming. Joe will do a 30 minute upfront presentation on artistic inspiration, restructuring, the importance of line and seeing the figure through an abstract lens. He will be available to each artist for  personal consultation throughout the 4 week program.


ARTISTIC ASSEMBLAGE
with artist Cherie Harte

Monday, January 6th – 27th (4 weeks)
1:30PM – 4:30PM

Cost: $250 + HST – Registration

Expand your artistic repertoire through the exciting exploration of assemblage!
This course will stretch your imagination as you play, and incorporate, nontraditional objects into your existing art practise.
Working with various substrates we will investigate the process of working with textiles, wire and found objects.
Each class with begin with coffee and conversation as we connect and explore contemporary artists using assemblage in their work.


LARGE ANIMAL DRAWING AND PAINTING
with artist Martha Johnson

Wednesday, January 8th – 29th (4 weeks)
10AM – 1PM

Cost: $250 + HST – Registration

Learn from those exotic creatures that co-habit with us, both domesticated and in the wild. This four week workshop is designed to immerse the artist in the environment of the animal world. Some of the artists looked at include Oudry, da Vinci, Corot, Degas and Muybridge.
Develop skill gesture drawing and painting animal and creature anatomy.
Exercises teach how to represent natural movement. Larger works on paper will be addressed and created in a workshop environment.
Quick, energetic hybrids of paint and drawing will be considered finished works.

Goals include direction towards students own visual individual style. Time will be allotted to the participants own work.


UNDERSTANDING ABSTRACTION AND SEEING IN A UNIQUE WAY
with artist Joe Fleming
WEEKEND WORKSHOP

Saturday, January 25th and Sunday, January 26th
10 AM– 4 PM

Cost: $250 + HST – Registration

As a weekend intensive we will look at various ways of challenging our perspectives on seeing and finding subject matter that informs our paintings. Looking at a wide range of contemporary artists recognized for their unique styles, we will learn how to add dialogue to our practice and broaden our personal painting vocabulary. Group and individual attention offers students a better understanding of their own painterly discipline and the genre they fit into. There will be an emphasis on production rather than completion and an informative critique will complete the day.


PAINT AND PROCESS
with artist Steve Rose

Monday, February 3rd – March 2nd (4 weeks)
Excluding Family Day, Feb. 17th
10 AM– 1 PM

Cost: $200 + HST – Registration

Please join artist/instructor Steve Rose for this unique series of classes. This exciting opportunity offers artists quality studio time to indulge and immerse themselves in their art practice. Each class will begin with a brief informal lecture on a particular artist or movement and progress through exercises and projects.  By creative process of vision to execution emphasis will be placed on individual attention in regard to medium, concepts, content and technical mastery.  Join us as we navigate our way through the artistic process and help each other develop as artists.


THE CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT 2020
with artist Steve Rose

Monday, February 3rd – March 2nd (4 weeks)
Excluding Family Day, Feb. 17th
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Cost: $250 + HST – Registration

Please join in on this unique and creative exploration of the portrait with focus on colour, mixed media and a combination of drawing, painting and collage. Each class will begin with a brief look at examples of work that illustrate the artistic goals of the day. Emphasis will be placed on personal discovery, approach and execution beyond the traditional, with plenty of individual dialogue and artistic mentoring to encourage play and risk. Source imagery will be from photographs of your choice from anywhere you may wish, magazines, newspapers, advertising, art history, online sites, books etc.


BLACK AND BLUE
TWO FULL DAYS OF COLOUR AND COMPOSITION EXPLORATION

with artist Martha Johnson

Wednesday, February 5th and 12th (2 weeks)
10 AM– 4 PM

Cost: $250 + HST – Registration

Two full days to develop fresh strong imagery.

DAY ONE: Work graphically using line and brush to render image and emotion realized quickly, grandly, defiantly on black and white grounds.
Fuse the idea of the photograph with paint in this limited palette workshop.
Or work directly from imagination, intuition and inspiration.

DAY TWO: When Blue is added.
Artists often work towards efficient imagery. Blues, greys, values.
Building on ideas workshopped in the first day students will work large or in series.
Expand focus and skill with atmosphere and mood adding different BLUE pigments which may be figurative, landscape, abstract.

This workshop is suited to students wanting to head deeper into subject matter.
Lessons focus on strong composition, contemporary style.
Learn different blue pigments and their properties. How to change the cast of black.
All methods welcome, abstract, drawing, representational imagery.


BIG RED
TWO FULL DAYS OF PAINTING LARGE WITH ENERGETIC COLOUR

with artist Martha Johnson

Wednesday, February 19th and 26th (2 weeks)
10 AM– 4 PM

Cost: $250 + HST – Registration

RED, COCHINEAL RED, FLUORESCENT RED, TRUE CADMIUM VERSUS CADMIUM HUE, ALIZARIN, QUINACRIDONE, MAGENTA, CRIMSON, RED OXIDE, BURNT SIENNA…a version of the full spectrum of a triad.

Make large, visually arresting work with red pigment as the primary focus.
In this potent two full day event students will gain knowledge about RED’S historic, modern and contemporary uses.

Lessons include using a complimentary coloured ground to create painted auras.
Learn when and how to use these pigments for extraordinary effect.
How to build up red pigments, shape form and create surface texture.
Finish the workshop with greater technical understanding and a large scale work.
All interests welcome including landscape, abstract, figurative, floral and drawing.
No oils please.