Join Karen Brioux for this fun and lighthearted approach to discovering acrylic paint techniques through floral subject matter.
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 interactive course will cover the medium used and 4 methods of pouring
acrylics. Alternate methods and products will be discussed and several samples will be
Nuno felting is a specific felting technique that fuses felting fibres to a base to create a unique, artful fabric. Students of this course will learn the basics of felting and specific technique of nuno felting, how to blend colour fibres, creating a pattern with colour and texture or with permanent gathers, incorporating various materials, or intarsia.
The foundation of any art making process is always strengthened by drawing skills, and it's a skill that some can find intimidating. Dagmar Kovar's class encourages expressive, intuitive line making divorced from the need for representational accuracy, and therefore frees your lines to be soft, fluid and evocative.
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.
Georgia O'Keefe's iconic sensual floral portraits provide the inspiration for this watercolour course with Anita Wood. With big, bold beautiful washes and exercises in composition and technique
Join master watercolourist Hi-Sook Barker for this masterclass workshop focused on techniques for painting water scenes.
Join master watercolourist Hi-Sook Barker for this one day workshop focused on techniques for painting figures into your scenes. Emphasis is placed on utilizing a big Hake brush to develop a fast and fresh approach using the wet-on-wet technique to evoke depth, reflection and transparency.
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 master watercolourist Hi-Sook Barker for this one day workshop focused on techniques for capturing light refracting through glass. Flowers in a clear glass vase challenge painters to refine observation and technical skills, with particular attention to tonal values and light and contrast
Join master watercolourist Hi-Sook Barker for this one day workshop celebrating flowers! Emphasis is placed on utilizing a big Hake brush to develop a fast and fresh approach using the wet-on-wet technique to evoke texture and saturated colour.
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.
This course will appeal to painters of any level, who wish to deepen or rekindle their relationship to their inner muse. Over three days, you will venture deeper into your painting process and develop your personal expression in a safe, non-judgmental and playful space.
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..
Science meets art! Join Kate Civiero for a super fun afternoon delving into the world of etching! Learn how sharpies and ferric chloride conspire to transform your drawing into a design etched into copper.
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.