REGISTRATION opens June 1 and is done online
Please note that registration closes on October 5th, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Workshop dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, 2019
in the Visual Arts Studio, South Surrey Rec. Centre
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please arrive at 9:30 a.m. to set up
Cost: Member $140.00
Maximum of 16 people in class so register early
All levels – beginners welcome.
I enjoy the challenge of painting any subject, but I’m always drawn to landscapes. I am fascinated by the concept of the horizon, the coming together of sky and earth (or water) to create a line that doesn’t exist in reality. Any painting we create is a window into a world. It may be a painting of a dappled forest, a mountain vista, a cup and saucer on a table or the flowers in your garden, but when hung on a wall it extends the viewer’s vision into a space beyond the wall. Using the tricks and tools at our disposal we entice the viewer into that world, hopefully to stay awhile.
When painting a landscape, we are challenged to create, among other things, depth and atmosphere. In this weekend course we will explore creating that depth and atmosphere using composition, linear and atmospheric perspective, the push and pull of elements, colour mixing, values, neutralizing colours (eg. blues and greens), negative painting, creating interesting skies, and anything else that may come up. And, of course, there will be FUN!
Bring the colours you like to use, or try my palette of of warm and cool versions of the 3 primaries plus white and ‘guest colours’ :
Cadmium Yellow Medium (W) Cadmium Yellow Light (C)
Cadmium Red Medium (W) Alizarin Crimson (C)
Ultramarine Blue (W) Cerulean (or Cobalt) Blue (C)
Payne’s Grey / Hooker’s Green / Cadmium Orange / Dioxazine Purple
This should be large! The smaller your palette the more restricted you will feel. I recommend the large Masterson Stay-Wet palette. A few LARGE clean styrofoam meat trays will do at a pinch.
Large! You need to have plenty of water on hand when painting with acrylics. Old Tupperware containers (square or round, make sure they’re deep) can be found at thrift stores, or plastic ones are available at dollar stores. Little yoghurt containers won’t do. I use empty rectangular dish-washer tablet containers or LARGE rectangular yoghurt containers.
Bring your usual brushes and make sure to bring some large ones. Man-made fibre brushes are the best to use with acrylics.
Roll of paper towel or blue shop towel (available at Canadian Tire and Home Depot). I prefer shop towel as it is stronger than paper towel.
Water spritzer – you will need to spray your colours occasionally to keep them moist.
Size is your choice but no smaller than 16″ x 20″. If you’ve been painting on small canvases be brave and maybe try something larger.Your reference photo/s. (Subject is your choice).