Violet Smythe – Artistry of the Flat Brush – FULL – waitlist available

Violet Smythe – Artistry of the Flat Brush Part I

Due to high demand, the Thursday night classes for the Artistry of the Flat Brush with Violet Smythe [June/July 2018], has been changed to accommodate all the members registered and those already on the waitlist.

So, instead of a single class of 6 nights, there will be two sessions/classes offered, 3 nights each, covering identical content.

Now offering two classes, 3 nights each –
You choose either Class #1 or Class # 2

Class # 1 June 7, 14, 21 – FULL
Class # 2, June 28 and July 5 & 12 – FULL
Classes are 2 1/2 hours each – Class 1 and Class 2 are identical in content
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please arrive at 6:15 to help to set up the studio

You are expected to help set up and clean up the studio
Class limit: each class is limited to 16 registrants (members only)

To register or be added to the waitlist please contact the workshop coordinator at

Please provide your Name, phone number and the class you would like to take (class #1 or #2).

In these classes, you will explore painting with a flat brush, also referred to as a chisel brush. You will develop the ability to manipulate the brush; control the angles and pressure changes to capture the “essence” of your favourite garden flowers like Fuchsia, Coneflowers, Daisies, Iris, Lily, Clematis, Daffodils, Tulips and Pussy Willow – just to name a few!

Use these beautiful creations to embellish your journals or adorn a special card or postcard for a special someone!

Violet’s website:

Supplies to bring:
½” flat brush (preferred brush = J Heinz 850 Series – Synthetic Sable)
Optional ¼” J Heinz 850 Series

These can be purchased through Opus or Island Blue Print Co. Ltd. in Victoria , BC

Watercolour paints and palette, water container, paper towels

Series 400 Strathmore sketch book, 9 x 12

Strathmore watercolour cards or like material

CP 90# watercolour paper (pads work well) or other watercolour paper you may have on hand

All other materials will be supplied by the instructor.

Thursday evening classes are NOT run on a drop-in basis. Those that sign up for these classes are expected to attend each of the nights the class is offered. Once you have signed up please make note of the class(es) you have signed up for. A reminder email will go out in advance of the class BUT please be sure to make note of all classes you sign up for.

If, after you have signed up for the classes you find that you can not attend please notify the workshop chair as soon as possible so that someone on the waitlist or another member can take advantage of this wonderful learning opportunity offered to the SSWR Art Society members.

Please Note: If the course is full please submit your name to be added to the wait list. If a spot becomes available you will be notified.

If you have ANY questions or have to cancel please contact the Workshop Chair, Violet Smythe at and not the instructor. Thank you!