Fall Short Term Courses 2019


FALL WORKSHOPS

 

PAINTING THE KIMONO

Still Life Painting
with special guest artist

Christopher Broadhurst

September 17th – 19th
10–4 PM

Cost: $350 + HST – Registration

Join guest artist Christopher Broadhurst in the ArteMbassy Studio for a three – day workshop using beautiful Japanese kimonos as our point of reference. This workshop will provide the painter with exercises in composition and colour while stretching and expanding your painting style.

 For the painter with more experience, it will furnish an opportunity to explore and render the sumptuous and intricately patterned surfaces of these wonderful garments.

For painters at all levels of experience, the structure of the kimonos themselves will suggest the basic form compositions might take… along with the addition of a few other, very simple still life elements.
Treat yourself to this rare and very special opportunity to work with Christopher.

Material list upon registration.


Martha Johnson

Join artist Martha Johnson for

THE FIGURE OF MYTH – Part 1

The Messenger

Tuesday, October 15th – November 5th (4 weeks)
6–9PM

Cost: $250 + model fee + HST – Registration

October 15th 

Discussion and painting demonstration with live model with a focus on “The Messenger” in myth –  Hermes, Mercury, an angelic announcement foreshadowing.  What is the meaning of myth?  Why have these classical stories come down to us in European and late western art. How is myth relevant to us in the contemporary world? Can these profoundly human stories bring greater meaning to our own personal work as artists?

Wine and Cheese will be served

Tuesday, October 22 – November 5th

In the second session student will paint from the live model starting with quick ,  gesture poses then moving on to more in depth focused figure studies of the idealized human form. Time will be given in the last two sessions to develop individual projects based on the concept of the messenger in myth.


THE COLOUR OF SHADOWS
A FOUR WEEK WORKSHOP INTENSIVE ON COLOUR AND LIGHT

with artist Martha Johnson

Wednesday, October 16th – November 6th (4 weeks)
10–1PM

Cost: $250 + HST – Registration

This workshop uses the season for striking inspiration.
As light moves further away, shade can be read as strong and careless contrasted with atmospheric greyed softness.
Lessons include deliberate colour mixing of warm and cool shadows.
How to use neutral colour for shade.
When to add white to shadows.
Creating shape with light and dark.
Developing shadows with complimentary pigments.
Using unlikely pigments for extraordinary effect.
Loose expression is encouraged and “smokey” diffuse colour addressed.

All painting interests welcome including those moving towards abstraction.

THE ABSTRACTED FIGURE
with artist Steve Rose

Monday, October 21st – November 11th (4 weeks)
1:30–4:30PM

Cost: $250 + model fee + HST – Registration

Working from life is a benefit to all artists because of the skill building it allows by way of observation, eye/hand coordination and rendering shape, form and volume. Artists will address their personal creative development through drawing, painting and exploring the human form. Emphasis will be placed on individual interpretation with regard to personal expression in colour, mark making and overall execution of poses. Working with model. Materials list available.


Martha Johnson - Wolf

CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
LARGE ANIMAL WORKS

Drawing and Painting

with artist Martha Johnson

Wednesday, November 13th – December 5th (4 weeks)
10–1PM

Cost: $250 + HST – Registration

Darwin’s Origin of the Species and his theory of adaptation have us learning 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.

CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPES
with artist Steve Rose

Monday, November 18th – December 9th (4 weeks)
1:30–4:30PM

Cost: $250 + HST – Registration

Utilizing the landscape and the organic world with an emphasis on the conceptual/personal investigation will be the focus of this workshop. It will provide an opportunity to expand your visual language and artistic skills. Progressing from a series of warm-up exercises intended to push and inspire new creative paths you will be challenged with fresh approaches to a cherished and respected age-old painting genre. Materials list available.