Gaye Adams – Acrylic or Oil – 3 days October 6, 7 & 8 – 3 spots open

Create Compelling Light from Photo References
3 day workshop – October 6, 7 & 8
3 spots open

PLEASE NOTE: The instructor will be working in oils, not acrylics. She is also an acrylicist and is conversant in the medium. These days her primary medium is oils. She can instruct the acrylicists of course, but will not be demoing in both mediums, just in oils. Soft oil pastels are also suitable

Gaye’s website:

Workshop dates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 6, 7, 8, 2017 in the Visual Arts Studio
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please arrive at 9:30 a.m. to set up

Open to Members and Non-Members
SSWRAS Members Register before August 12, 2017, $195.
SSWRAS Members Register after August 12, 2017, $225.
NON-MEMBERS Registration, $265.

Your choice of Oil or Acrylics

In this three day course we will explore how to create the illusion of light on the canvas.  It is all about value and color relationships, and getting them exactly right.

I will provide a photo reference for the first day of the class and students are invited to paint along which will be an aid and a learning tool used to demonstrate the principles that will be presented during the class.

There will be a brief color mixing demonstration to get us all off on the right foot, then we will dive straight into painting, first from my photo references, then from yours.

Taking photos that will translate into paintings full of light is another consideration and we will discuss that as well.  There will be several demos during the course of the class, then instruction will be focused on individualised coaching at the easel.

I look forward to working with you!

Supply List – Alla Prima

Oil Paints:  Titanium White, Cad yellow medium, Yellow Ochre, Cad red light, Transparent Red Iron Oxide (transparent earth red is the same), Ultramarine Blue.  I recommend Gamblin or M. Graham paints.  Opus carries a good selection of Gamblin.

–       Gamsol odorless mineral spirits (for brush cleaning) and a container with a lid to pour it into.

–       Blue shop towels (Walmart Automotive section)

–       Baby Wipes for clean up

–       painting gloves (I use Atlas gardening gloves) these are optional but great to have

–       Neo Megilp (oil medium from Opus) or walnut oil, alkyd or regular.  Alkyd dries faster.

–       Brushes – bring some good brushes that will keep their shape.  A variety of sizes and types.  I use a wide range of sizes, and it is better to have a few good brushes, than many poor ones.  I use primarily flats and I find them the most versatile.

–       Palette, glass or disposable, not too small.  You need adequate space for mixing your paints.  11X14 is a good size.

Canvases, small – bring three or four 8X10”s, no larger.  Panels are fine as long as they are well gessoed and not too absorbent.  I use Raymar panels.

Portable easel, drop cloth for under your easel, and a bag for soiled paper towels.

Email with any questions:

NB if you are attending the workshop as an acrylicist, the same pigment list applies – acrylic equivalents will vary some, but get as close as you can.

 Class Size (Limited to 15):  Participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. .  You are not assured a place in the workshop until your payment is received. We will accept names on a waiting list in case someone cancels, so if you really want to take this course, put your name on the waiting list if it is full. We sometimes have cancellation due to illness, etc.  If paying by cheque, make the cheque payable to:  South Surrey and White Rock Art Society, and put the name of the workshop on the cheque, and give to Violet Smythe at the Monthly Meeting. We do not accept cheques for registration on the website. Registrations received after 15 students that will go on a waiting list (in order of date received) in case of any cancellations.

Bring a lunch and anything you would like to drink …or you can pick up a lunch, or drinks from Sources Café located in the building.  Open 8am – 4pm on weekends….

SSWRAS Members                       Register before August 12, 2017, $195.

SSWRAS Members                       Register after August 12, 2017, $225.

NON-MEMBERS                            Registration, $265.

Sign up online and pay with PayPal.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT TO PAY THIS WAY, they ask for your Visa or Master Card once you click PayPal. Only click submit once and wait for our Website to send you to PayPal’s Website. This takes a few minutes. Your acceptance in the workshop is not confirmed unless we receive payment at the time of registration  We prefer you use PAYPAL, but IF YOU SIGN UP FOR A WEEKEND WORKSHOP DURING OUR MONTHLY MEETING PLEASE GIVE THE CHEQUE FOR THE COURSE TO Violet Smythe THAT NIGHT, indicating which workshop it is for. Do not pay if you are on a waiting list. We will contact you if a space becomes available.

Weekend Workshop Gaye Adams, October 6, 7, 8,, 2017

  • October 6, 7, 8, 2017 Arrive at 9:30 to set up for 10am - 4:30pm
  • If you wish to pay for a course with a cheque or cash please sign up at the monthly meeting, give to Carole indicating which course you are signing up for. DO NOT MAIL. We strongly advise you to use PayPal. Only hit the submit button once and wait a few minutes for PayPal to come up. They accept Visa or MasterCard.