Join Marion Anderson for a five class, evening format introduction to watercolour techniques. Designed for the beginner, students of all levels will still gain from Marion's mastery of the medium!
From glassblowing to nuno felting, watercolours to oil painting, fine craft to fine art, our artist led experiences can be the catalyst for creative exploration or professional development.
This workshop will show you how writers plot a novel and will
give you the best tips on writing short stories. We’ll also look at where to get your stories
published and how to win contests.
Whatever you're writing ~ fiction or nonfiction ~ readers will care about your story only if they care about your people. In this workshop, you'll learn techniques for creating fictional characters and depicting real people.
Join Marion Anderson for a weekend long exploration of various approaches to painting florals in watercolour, from abstract to representational. Marion's teaching approach is step by step demonstration that let you build your knowledge as a beginner or refine your skills at the intermediate level.
Amelia Kraemer guides participants through creating their own narrative based, mixed media painting as materials and imagery are used to create a story, fictional or real, about the central character.
Join Marion Anderson for a four class, evening format introduction to acrylic techniques. Designed for the beginner, students of all levels will still gain from Marion's mastery of the medium! Students will complete 5 -7 paintings over the duration of the course in variety of subject matter.
Students will explore the dynamics of good composition building with blocks of value, shape and colour with several small studies using an impressionist approach to to colour choice and paint application. They will push the concepts from their first day to a larger scale and learn how to manage details within a value range that will preserve and protect the original structure and expand on initial colour concepts.
This course will appeal to painters of any level, who wish to explore techniques using cold wax medium and oil paint in a safe, non-judgmental and playful space.
*Please note that this is the same class content as the one running August 12-14 but added to ensure a small class size for each and accommodate the waiting list for John's course.
Eco printing is the process of using tannins and mordants to extract coloyr from plat material and transfer it to textiles. Jane Jacobs leads this explorative workshop marrying a love of colour and texture, plants and fine craft.
Indigo has been used as a dye in many cultures, historically extracted from a special plant and revered for its uniqueness . It's deep and evocative blue tones have held a fascination for makers for centuries.
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the materials and methods used in the ancient medium of egg tempera as it is applied to contemporary realism painting. Egg Tempera is a permanent fast-drying painting medium consisting of finely ground dry colour pigment mixed with egg yolk and water.
An introduction to the world of natural dyeing. Discover the history and science of the dye process, and how plants, bugs and minerals can create colour..
Join Marion Anderson for a weekend long exploration of various approaches to painting florals in acrylics, from abstract to representational. Marion's teaching approach is step by step demonstration that let you build your knowledge as a beginner or refine your skills at the intermediate level. The Material fee covers all the materials you need for the course and the provision of tools to use for the duration of the course.
Sharon Barfoot guides an exploration of the pochoir printmaking method, which uses stencils that are inked in solid colours and layered face up on a plate.
We will start each class with a short demonstration and discussion about techniques, then create a piece using the techniques and palate we create. Over the course of the four classes each artist will create their own colour chart to take home.
Join Cheryl Vance for an immersion in tradition embroidery techniques which can then springboard your own projects after the course. Students will begin with fundamental concepts such as embroidery styles, fabric choice, correct use of hoop, needle and thread, and design transfer.
Discover the pleasure of carving soapstone. Soapstone is a very soft stone that can be carved with simple hand tools. In this course you will be introduced to the process of carving and finishing a basic soapstone carving.
This immersive course in encaustic techniques will include an introduction to the medium, history, safety, using heat to fuse the encaustic to wood boards, and an introduction to image transfers.
This workshop is ideal for the botanical artist looking for something a little different. Two stunning step-by-step floral projects in coloured pencils (and acrylic paint) on a black background will be the focus of the two-day workshop.
Image transfer is the process of using photocopies and acrylic gel to transfer images and/or text to your painting and mixed media projects. It is a powerful addition to your artist's toolbox of techniques to extend your creative range.
Watercolour paint is one of the most beautiful, versatile, and fun mediums to use! These classes are for anyone just starting out in watercolour as well as those who are looking to refresh their watercolour skills.
Each medium has it’s own characteristics that make them enjoyable to use ...Oils are brilliant in colour, soft and buttery to work with and easier to blend. Fall into the lustrous, seductive reds of the poppy and focus on increasing your technical mastery of transparent glazes overlaid with opaque colour and highlight details.