ArteMbassy Spring Workshops 2020


RADICAL LAYERING WORKSHOP
with artist Suzanne Metz

Friday, March 27th 
10AM – 4PM

Cost: $165 + HST – Registration

Stop playing it safe and shake up your art practice by working in bold and confident moves in order to let go of the preciousness of your work.

Create depth and mounds of interest through the layering process.
We will work on smaller pieces which will allow us time for layers to dry and ideas to unfold. This will enable us to explore many options and to obtain maximum effects. The workshop will be a process of excavation and revelation, revealing a visual interplay between colour, surface, line, form, texture and pattern.
Material list will be sent one week prior to the class.


DRAWING WITH BLACKS AND WHITES
with artist Suzanne Metz

Friday, April 24th
10AM – 4PM

Cost: $165 + HST – Registration

When does a drawing become a painting?
Come discover “drawing” again – using large sheets of paper which will allow for the freedom to discover exciting mark-making using materials that will undoubtedly takes the “mundane and boring” out of drawing. Reference to black and white contemporary works of art will be made.

Detailed Material list:
Four oversize sheets of paper (minimum 22 x 30” – Above Ground has “Drawing wove paper 27.5” x 35” at 1.99 a sheet (amazon and other art-stores have rolls of paper and other selections!). Bone Black paint and carbon/Mars black paint
Titanium white paint and zinc white paint, Thin fine brush, medium 1” brush and larger 2/3” brush, Ink, Square black and white pastel, Vine charcoal – large and medium sizes, 4B or 6B pencil, Staedtler or white eraser, Matte/gloss medium, Palette paper or palette, Hairspray (or fixative which will be used outside)
I will provide graphite powder.
Any other drawing media you have (oil pastel/oil stick/watercolour crayons/ markers in various sizes etc. Remember ONLY black and white and possibly grey!)


TWO FIGURES
DRAWING AND PAINTING WORKSHOP
with artist Steve Rose

Saturday, May 23rd
10AM – 4PM

Cost: $165 + HST + Model Fee – Registration

Please join us for this rare and exciting opportunity of a day long life drawing and painting workshop employing two models at once! This unique experience will heighten your observational skills, awareness of negative space, design, and overall composition. The day will begin with warm-up exercises of gestures and contours, moving into shorter poses then towards more sustained and developed pieces. Life drawing and painting is the best way to keep your skills sharp through hand – eye coordination, rendering, creative expression, form and design even if it is not your particular forte.


LARGE CANVAS WORKSHOP
with artist Suzanne Metz

Friday, May 29th 
10AM – 4PM

Cost: $165 + HST – Registration

The approach is always exploratory. Working from the nonverbal right brain, the subconscious and the spirit, we will take a journey to make the invisible visible and give form to the formless.  The essence of this workshop is the art-making process.  It is exactly this journey and experience that will push you further into your practice.

We will begin by exploring some fun exercises on paper that will free you from fear and allow you to bring out your personal voice.  We will learn to move in ways that allow for the freedom you need to extend yourself and the mindfulness to shut out your inner critic and let your self emerge.

In this workshop we will be working on a large unstretched canvas stapled to the wall.

A detailed material list will be sent after enrollment.


FROM REALISM TO ABSTRACTION
IN ONE DAY
with artist Steve Rose

Saturday, May 30th
10AM – 4PM

Cost $165 + HST – Registration

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Summer Workshop

 

OUTDOOR PAINTING AT THE MCMICHAEL COLLECTION
AND ROSEDALE PARKS
with artist Martha Johnson

Monday, June 22nd – Thursday, June 25th
10-4PM

Cost: $450 + HST – Registration

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FIGURE IN THE LANDSCAPE
with artist Steve Rose

Monday, June 29th – Thursday, July 2nd
10AM – 4PM

Cost: $450 + HST + Model Fee – Registration

Join artist Steve Rose in the ArteMbassy Studio for 4 days of dynamic drawing and painting inspired by the figure and the landscape. Figures introduced into the landscape bring new meaning and power to a painting. Both historically and in contemporary painting practices the figure in the landscape has been used to build a deeper narrative – each enhancing the other.

During the morning we will focus on creating strong compositions based on landscape and/or still life inspired by great masters past and present. The afternoons will be dedicated to placing the models poses either partial or full figure into these works.

Initial active grounds may be a single source or a hybrid of diverse inspiration from artists such as David Hockney, Matisse, Richard Diebenkorn, and Kim Dorland.

Please join us for a unique creative experience that will be exciting, challenging and that will evoke something new and different!


Summer Programs

 

Haliburton School of The Arts @ ArteMbassy

Expressionism – Power, Passion & Paint

With Instructor Steve Rose

September 7th – 11th
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9:00AM – 4:30PM

Section 41

 Registration at www.flemingcollege.ca

Continuing Education – Registration opens July 2nd

Course Code: ARTS1689

Expressionism is a very unique approach and experience in artistic movements. It is an artistic force that is intense and highly personal. Essentially expressionism offers an opportunity to paint with subject matter but the overall feeling is one where the emotion is more important than the accurate depiction of objects. Content will range from portraits, to landscape, human and animal forms, to still life – all super charged with profound energy and impact. Instruction is ideal if you crave a freer attitude in your work and/or want to step outside your own creative comfort zone into a different realm.


 Haliburton School of The Arts @ ArteMbassy

Abstraction to Non Objective Painting

With Instructor Steve Rose

September 14th – 18th
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9:00AM – 4:30PM

Section 41

Registration at www.flemingcollege.ca

Continuing Education – Registration opens July 2nd

 Course Code: ARTS1079

This course is designed to take you into the realm of non-objective painting, whether you are an experienced or novice painter. Starting with a number of warm up exercises and projects, subject matter will gradually be reduced until you are painting with no subject at all. You will be encouraged to work on your own projects or the instructor can assign topics and/or approaches for you and your work. Non-objective painting can be challenging but the skills learned and the added freedom of expression would benefit any art practice.