ArteMbassy Winter Workshops 2019

 

BECOMING A BETTER PHOTOGRAPHER
with artist Rick Bornstein

What Makes a Good Composition

Sunday, January 20th  1PM – 4PM
Cost: $85 + HST  – Registration

The overriding objectives of this course offering are directed at understanding the components of composition and learning how to create consistent compelling images. Throughout this course, an emphasis will be placed on ‘how to see photographically’.

Photography is an art and not a science and accordingly there are no rules per se. However, there are techniques that are labelled ‘rules’, such as the rule of thirds, the rule of odds and others, but these rules are only guidelines.  In order to learn how to capture compelling  images consistently, the photographer needs to understand how to operate the camera, the technical aspects and the artistic aspects of photography.

The course is designed for the novice to the more experienced photographer.  Attendees may bring either a cell phone or a digital camera.

The session includes the following:

  • The ‘why’ behind the image that the photographer wishes to capture, also described as ‘Visualization’,
  • ‘My” sixteen guidelines for good compositions; a display of photos and discussion, and
  • A discussion on how to reflect on your photos and self critique them.

The Figure by Martha Johnson

THE FIGURE – DRAWING AND PAINTING FROM DARK TO LIGHT
with artist Martha Johnson

Friday, January 25th 10AM – 4PM
Cost:$165 + HST   – Registration

Coaxing a figurative work from a darkened surface links to the chiaroscuro of Caravaggio, Klimt’s mystery with allegory and Harold Town’s rich and tender love drawings.

Students will work several near black surfaces both drawing and painting. Key to this process will be the development of form by adding light in.

Attention will include how to work in reverse on support materials such as Mylar, paper, canvas and birch panel.

Large scale, composition, repetition or image in series are ideas and topics addressed.

The workshop includes a session with a model in the morning.


WORKING IN LAYERS: CONTEMPORARY MIXED MEDIA TECHNIQUES
with artist Kim-Lee Kho

Working in Layers with Contemporary Mixed Media Techniques

Friday, February 8th 10AM–4PM

Cost: $165 + HST – Registration

In a combination of structured exercises and personal exploration, you’ll layer, distress, work into, and interfere with your mixed media and images to integrate and reveal contrasting visual material which can include painting, drawing, collage, transfers, embedding etc. Be inspired and informed by physical samples and images, supported by one-on-one consultations and group discussion.

Materials fee $15, payable to the instructor, covers a variety of prepared materials and tools you will need for the projects (in addition to those you will bring).

Level: adventurous, whether beginner, intermediate or advanced


LARGE CANVAS PAINTING with artist Suzanne Metz
LET’S GO GRAFFITI WORKSHOP

Friday, February 15th 10AM – 4PM
Cost $165 + HST – Registration

Using the large canvas format, words, florescent paint, spray paint and mark making of infinite variety build a work of art that is either intuitive or packs a political punch.  Through guided exercises and then working independently push your visual ideas forward on a journey of  artistic expression, experimentation and exploration.


  COLOUR AND FLOWER POWER ON MYLAR WORKSHOP
with artist Martha Johnson

Friday, February 22nd 10AM -4PM
Cost: $165 + HST – Registration