August 2020

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.

Basic Figures in Watercolour

August 8, 9AM - 4PM | All Levels | Ages 16+

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.

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Encaustic for Photography

August 8 - 9, 10AM - 4PM | All Levels | Ages 16+

Encaustic is a very old technique using pigments and wax to "paint" and this course marries its otherworldly, ethereal characteristics with photography. Participants are shown how to mount photos on substrates and use a mixed media approach

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Florals in a Clear Glass Vase in Watercolour

August 9, 9AM - 4PM | All Levels | Ages 16+

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

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Floral Still Life in Watercolour

August 10, 9AM - 4PM | All Levels | Ages 16+

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.

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Landscapes: An Impressionist Approach

August 12 - 14, 9AM - 4PM | All Levels | Ages 16+

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.

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Cold Wax and Oil Intensive

August 17 - 19, 9AM - 4PM | All Levels | Ages 16+

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.

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Eco Printing for Textiles

August 20, 9AM - 4PM | All Levels | Ages 16+

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.

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Blue: An Indigo Workshop

August 21, 9PM - 4AM | All Levels | Ages 16+

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.

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Introduction to Egg Tempera

August 22 - 23, 9AM - 4PM | All Levels | Ages 16+

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.

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Natural Dyes for Textiles

August 22 - 23, 9AM - 4PM | All Levels | Ages 16+

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..

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Copper Bottle Opener

August 25, 1PM - 4PM | All Levels | Ages 16+

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.

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Chantry Island Plein Air

August 25, 6:30PM - 9PM | All Levels | Ages 16+

Students will create and paint a booklet cover using  300lb arches watercolour paper on the evening before the plein air excursion. Weather permitting , we travel to Chantry Island with the Marine Heritage Society  to paint several postcard sized watercolours of scenes inspired by the island itself-  these become the pages of your booklet.

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The Business of Making Art

August 27, 12PM - 6PM | All Levels | Ages 16+

Join contemporary landscape painter Donna Andreychuk for a warm and intimate professional development series of unique interest to emerging artist's interested in understanding the processes and particularities of working with galleries and finding representation.

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