Join this fantastic "artists toolbox" course with watercolourist Anita Wood to learn new ways to mount and present your watercolour paintings.
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.
The Artist’s Journey can be described as the path to accepting ourselves and discovering who we are. Simply by living our lives, our true nature emerges and is revealed through your artwork.
Join Annette Vander Heide for this two day workshop delving into the lush beauty of the peony. Examining a single subject matter allows technical skill development to be intensified in the classroom.
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.
Learn to work with pastels on pastel paper, working through application and blending techniques. The "twist" is Albert's own technique of Add/Remove which begins with laying in a background with pastels and removing pastel by eraser and adding colour back in with pastel pencil.
his informative lecture covers the making of washi paper and what artists have done successfully with it, accompanied by pieces from the Japanese Paper Place's vast collection of washi-based art. The lecture will be followed by a pop up washi paper sale.
Join Karen Brioux for this fun and lighthearted approach to discovering acrylic paint techniques through floral subject matter.
Yes, you really can sew paper! In this full day workshop we will focus specifically on Japanese paper, or washi*. Use stitch as a way to make marks, create texture, piece together or otherwise transform paper.
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
Albert Casson leads this one day workshop encouraging students to think in reverse and therefore capture an alternate perspective on their subject matter.
With this introductory course you’ll understand the basics of the traditional Woodblock process used to print Hokusai’s Great Wave and other masterpieces of Japanese art.
In this intensive mokuhanga course students will take an in depth approach to learning all the essentials of producing a multi colour woodcut print using waterbased pigments impressed on a variety of washi papers.You’ll learn to design and carve a 7.5” x 5.5” key block image and transfer it to a second block using the kogyo method
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.
Marlene Bulas returns to lead her very popular course encouraging creative play and confident self expression. Students may approach this class with either acrylics or watercolours as both lend themselves to Marlen's curriculum focusing on mastering colour through a limited colour palette, using a colour wheel and use of complementary and analogous colours.
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.
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
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.