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2019 Workshops



 Dynamic Watercolour and Ink Techniques
with Instructor Jacintha Krish
 
 Making an Impression!
with Instructor Heidi Rohde
 
 Atmospheric Perspective to Create Depth
with Instructor Barb TenEycke
 
 Layering Techniques in Abstract and Mixed Media Work
with Instructor Chris Cozen
 
 Plein Air Painting Workshops
with Instructor Robin J. Mitchell
 
 Creating Art with Paper Collage
with Instructor Joanna Turlej
 
 Mastering Acrylics
with Instructor David Langevin
 
 Image Transfer Techniques
with Instructor Joanne Lomas
 
 Exploring the Passion of Seasonal Landscape
with Instructor Bonnie Steinberg
 
 Foot Square Impressionism – Acrylics
with Instructor Jacintha Krish
 
 Paint and a Brayer – Abstracts in Acrylics
with Instructor Jacintha Krish
 
 Expressive Portrait and Figure in Watercolour
with Instructor Atanur Dogan
 

May


Painting a Watercolour Street Scene: Exploring the Passion of Colour, Light And Design! with Instructor Bonnie Steinberg

Come and explore how light, design and colour can put passion in composition! Our subject matter will include a simple street scene, complete with landscape elements, architectural elements and other details. Ontario and its beautiful street scenes, will provide our inspiration. The figure in watercolour will also be explored so that its incorporation will complete a visual story. Participants will learn how to paint great greens, deep violets and other wonderful spring hues. Some new and some old and proven techniques will be taught and demonstrated to provide a purposeful aim for participants. Atmospheric perspective through colour, and linear perspective will also be explored! Participants will marvel at the result…luminous and passionate paintings! Suitable for Beginners with some watercolour experience. Material List


This workshop takes place:
Sunday, May 26
9:30 to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $85    OAS member: $75

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About Bonnie Steinberg:

Bonnie is a practicing artist and a most popular art teacher. Transparent watercolour is Bonnie’s medium of choice. Her watercolours encompass a variety of subject matter, with architectural detail, being her latest achievement. Bonnie’s use of high- keyed colour and dramatic light are the trademarks of her work. A graduate of York University Bonnie received her Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts. Bonnie is also an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, the Society of Canadian Artists and a signature member of the Toronto Watercolor Society. She is also a guest artist and teacher for many art groups in Canada, the United States and Europe.


June


Dynamic Watercolour and Ink Techniques with Instructor Jacintha Krish

In this workshop, learn how an ordinary watercolour painting is magically transformed by encapsulating colour separation with black ink. Jacintha will lead you step-by-step as you learn to simplify the focus of your floral or landscape features by breaking down the composition into manageable shapes. She will show you how to bring detail and lively colour to your art as you learn to combine the ease of fine-point ink pen with loose, flowing watercolour washes. This combination of mediums brings strength to the painting and a sense of abstraction. Loosen up and expand your horizons as you create a watercolour painting to be proud of. Lots of individual attention. Materials List


This 2 day workshop takes place in Studio 1:
Saturday and Sunday, June 8 & 9
10:00 to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $120.00    OAS member: $110.00

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About Jacintha Krish:

Following a career of many decades in business and accounting I now have the ultimate pleasure of being a full time artist and instructor. Painting has always been a part of my life, my constant companion. I paint what I see, what inspires me, what stirs my soul. The beauty of Canada is my inspiration, filled with the sights and sounds of its constantly changing landscapes as well as its people, imbued with the rich biodiversity that is wholly Canadian. I enjoy playing an active role in our art world, participating year round in solo and juried art exhibitions, events and art demonstrations, as well as teaching workshops and courses in various creative organizations in the GTA as well as private lessons. I currently work as an instructor at Neilson Park Creative Centre and Humber Valley Art Club. I have extensive knowledge of painting in different media gained at the Ottawa School of Art and Algonquin University. I have worked for many years with several renowned art instructors in Ottawa and Toronto. For a detailed list of my work history and experience please refer to my website at www.jacinthakrish.com


Making an Impression! with Instructor Heidi Rohde

Whether you're making a print series, embellishing fabric or designing greeting cards, this workshop is perfect for complete beginners and more experienced artists. In this workshop you will learn simple techniques to design and create bold and striking linocuts that can easily be done with a few tools in a small space. You will explore elements of design as Heidi takes you step-by-step through the creative printing process, from composing your design to cutting and printing your block. She will explain the registration techniques needed to create your very own multicoloured or monochrome prints. Then enjoy the “great reveal” - when your first print is pulled off your lino block! Lino printing is an easy and rewarding art form to add to any artist’s repertoire. Material list


This 2 day workshop takes place in Studio 2:
Saturday and Sunday, June 8 & 9
10:00 to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $80.00    OAS member: $70.00

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About Heidi Rohde:

Heidi is a fine artist and instructor who paints expressive and vivid landscapes. She is inspired primarily by nature, particularly the escarpment landscape, the forest trails, farmer’s fields and shorelines She works in acrylic, watercolour and pastel. She was an educator for many years teaching visual arts at the secondary school level. She received her BA at McMaster and her B Ed from the University of Toronto. She continues to enjoy teaching and encouraging students to fulfill their potential.


Atmospheric Perspective to Create Depth with Instructor Barb TenEycke

What is atmospheric perspective? Atmospheric perspective is the effect the atmosphere and light have on a scene as it recedes into the distance, altering the focus, colours and values of objects as they recede into the distance. In order to convey a 3-dimensional scene on a 2-dimensional surfaces you must understand the important strategies at your disposal that convey the illusion of depth and distance. Barb will help you discover the keys to incorporating atmospheric perspective with values, colour temperature, and colour intensity/saturation. Understand how fog, haze, smog, mist creates mood in your art and adds a wonderful sense of depth and an air of mystery. The use of atmospheric perspective is one of the most important tools you can use to make your art look more realistic and accurate. This workshop is best suited to beginners with experience to intermediate. Instructor supplied Art images will be sent to students 1 week prior to class start. Materials List


This 1 day workshop takes place:
Saturday, June 15th
10:00 to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $75.00     OAS member: $65.00

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About Barb TenEycke:

After a lifetime of weekending in cottage country, Barb has a reverence for the diverse landscape of Ontario. She is fascinated by lighting and atmosphere, and how to best express these things using her authentic voice as an artist. She has exhibited in numerous shows, including the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg. Her works are currently hung in several galleries throughout Ontario. Having a background in interior design, Barb enjoys working with clients on custom commissions. “When painting the Canadian landscape, my main interests are elemental; water, rocks, trees, skies. I am particularly drawn to the way light interacts with these elements. Movement is another aspect that I strive to convey in a painting. Rushing water, gentle currents in a forest stream, and trees swaying in the wind are challenges that I eagerly take on. Connecting the viewer to a memory or emotion is the ultimate reward.


Layering Techniques in Abstract and Mixed Media Work with Instructor Chris Cozen

Based on her popular book Acrylic Solutions, Chris Cozen will present this two-day workshop focusing on the importance of creating layers within mixed media compositions. Whether you prefer to work abstractly or representationally layers can add complexity, interest, and texture to compositions. This class is ideal for both experienced beginners as well as more advanced artists as the individual techniques provided can build experience with materials as well as expand one’s existing repertoire. During day one of the 2-day workshop we will demo, explore, and practice the principles of mixed media through numerous layering techniques utilizing color, collage, texture and pattern. In addition, we will create a stack of hand-decorated and papers using paint, Gelli plates, markers, and more which are suitable for collage applications. Day two will bring the techniques into action as participants utilize the techniques and principles learned on day one to create a mixed media composition(s) of their choice. Chris will provide personal guidance and feedback during the session as well as conduct a critics’ circle at the close of the session. Materials List


This 2 day workshop takes place:
Saturday and Sunday, June 22 & 23
10:00 to 3:30 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $450.00     OAS member: $410.00

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About Chris Cozen:

I've spent my adult life as a teacher of some sort or another, mostly with or about young kids. I learned the value of play in those years and what we truly learn about mastery of subject when we play diligently. When I first began to paint seriously in 2000 I fully understood that play is work and that work can be fun! Grownups can call this kind of play anything they wish, but experimentation and doodling, and layering, and playing has been my work for these last 17 years. It doesn't matter where you live, art is all around us. Over the years I've given into the whimsy of life and my work has gotten more detailed, but it's always about color, line and pattern. Her very popular books include Altered Surfaces, Transfers & Altered Images, Mixed Media & Color (Fox Publishers), Acrylic Solutions: Exploring Mixed Media Layer by Layer, and Acrylic Color Explorations.


The Oakville Art Society and Bronte Creek Provincial Park presents

Plein Air Painting Workshops with Instructor Robin J. Mitchell

Every painter will tell you that an important and often most enjoyable part of being an artist is to paint outdoors. Join us as we engage in the outdoor painting experience and get inspired by the nature and all her beauty. Popular instructor, Robin J. Mitchell will guide you in creating harmonious compositions, capturing the light and the mood of the scene as quickly as possible given atmospheric conditions. You be shown how to produce beautiful pieces of art by “keeping it simple” with an easy to use limited palette as well as showing just how valuable and fun plein air painting can be. One-on-one attention to help you hone your talents and enrich your experience. Mediums: oils, acrylics and watercolour. Level: Experienced beginner, intermediate and advanced. Suggested Materials List

Note: Equipment is an essential component of this experience; please carefully review the supplies list in order to be properly prepared and equipped. Adverse weather may necessitate work from photographs in a picnic shelter. You may bring your own or select a photograph from the park’s collection.

Bronte Creek Provincial Park has of a variety of different habitats: tall grass meadows, young forests, old pastures, creek valley, vernal swamps and ponds.

This workshop is available in the morning 10 am to 12 pm or in the afternoon 1 pm to 3pm.
Please register with the OAS and send in names and number of participants.
There is no cost for this workshop; Bronte Creek Provincial Park Parking entry fee is $17.00 per car.

Register Morning M0619-WSRM   - only 2 spots open
10:00 to 12:00 pm  Sunday, June 23
Bronte Creek Provincial Park: $17.00 per car


Register Afternoon M0619-WSRM
1:00 to 3:00 pm  Sunday, June 23
Bronte Creek Provincial Park: $17.00 per car

 
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About Robin J Mitchell:

Robin paints daily life, things that inspire and excite. All the paintings are small, making it easier for people to buy and collect them. “Creating these small treasures brings great joy to my life.” Robin has won a Gemini Award for his work on the movie Nuremberg and has served on a Program Advisory Board at Sheridan College with the Dean of the Arts Program as well as the Dean of the College. His daily paintings on his blog have been viewed by almost fifty thousand visitors. More on Robin


September


Creating Art with Paper Collage with Instructor Joanna Turlej

In this in depth 4 part workshop you will explore what collage is about – playful, fun, versatile, challenging, and unlimited in its creativity. Explore creative expression using paper from many sources - repurposed magazines, your own painted papers, Japanese tissues and papers, or novelty papers adhered to canvas. Joanna will demonstrate proper techniques with short art theory exercises, focusing on colour systems, composition and value patterning. Joanna will encourage you to express your own unique concepts and style of expression as you create your own masterpieces. Benefit from individual attention and direction, group dialogue and sharing. All levels are welcome. Former students will benefit from more advanced level of instruction. Material List

This 4 part workshop takes place
Saturday and Sunday, September 14, 15, 21 & 22
10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Cost: $175   OAS Members $160

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About Joanna Turlej

Joanna is an honours graduate of Ontario Collage of Art and Design University. During her artistic career, she has won many prestigious awards. She has exhibited nationally and internationally. She is an elected member of OSA (Ontario Society of Artists) and elected-life member of CFS (Colour and Form Society). She has been invited to present and teach in many well-known art organizations. Most recently she has taught at Gairloch Galleries in Oakville.


Mastering Acrylics with Instructor David Langevin

David’s unique painting style is an elaborate system of layers that is part Renaissance, part Canadian. He uses an elaborate system of layers of transparent and translucent paint, as well as a variety of texture effects. His striking use of light and colour, combined with his distinctive methods and audacious style, characterize the paintings of this well-known Canadian artist.

Learn everything you need to know to master acrylic painting. This workshop is designed for artists with painting experience in oils, acrylics, or even watercolours. Compared to oil and watercolour, acrylic paints are a relatively modern medium and how to use them effectively is still a challenge for many artists. Techniques that are successful when using oil paints or watercolours do not often yield good results when applied to acrylic paints. This is because the physical and chemical properties of the synthetic acrylic paints are unique. In this workshop the focus will be on learning the specific properties of acrylics and how you can use them to achieve fantastic results. Luminosity, colour intensity, and mastering the transparent and translucent techniques of glazes and veils will be emphasized. Come prepared to take notes, ask questions, and to paint. This workshop is for intermediate to advanced painters. Materials List

This 3 day workshop offers a rare opportunity for intermediate to advanced artists to be challenged
with new techniques and ideas from a modern day Old Master and an innate talent.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, September 16 to 18
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $685     OAS Members $650

**Please read the refund policy for acclaimed artist

Register with a $ 300.00 deposit here

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About David Langevin BFA, M.ED., SFCA

David is a modern day Old Master – an impeccable craftsman, an innate talent

David perfected his painting skills as he studied at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Canadian Conservation Institute and McGill University. He is a senior signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, and writes a regular Q&A column on acrylics and oils in the FCA Magazine. After several years of teaching art, David became a full-time painter in 1994 and he lectures and teaches workshops as well. He has gained recognition for his dynamic and original landscapes and “treescapes”. He has a profound knowledge of materials and techniques combined with a brilliant sense of design and drama. Trees and rocks, water and sky, mountains and snow, these elements, combined with distinctive painting methods and an audacious style, have characterized the paintings of this well-known artist. David’s dramatic renditions of the Canadian wilderness and his bold ‘tree portraits’ have become almost as familiar as the subject they depict. His striking use of light and unique painting methods have creating a captivating vision of this country’s landscape.

“Like most successful artists these days, I am self-taught. I learned my painting skills thru my own efforts and studies, and I figured out how to make a living in the trade the same way. When I looked at the paintings of the Old Masters I saw in their work something that I did not see in modern art. Nothing in my education or experience as a painter could help me understand how they achieved the effects that they did. I wanted that. I wanted to know I could achieve any effect that I could imagine. I wanted complete expressive freedom…”


Image Transfer Techniques for Successful Transfers Workshop with Instructor Joanne Lomas

Join us in this exciting workshop to create your own image transfers, a wonderful addition to your art! Artist/ instructor Joanne will demonstrate techniques to transfer black and white copied images; trees, buildings and flowers, onto 4 x 4 inch wood. With Joanne’s guidance and her step-by-step instructions you will learn the best methods for creating and applying the images onto the surface. Working with gel medium you press the copy onto the wood, then once dry, you rub away the paper leaving the image on wood surface. Colour can be applied using transparent acrylic paint to keep the original image visible. Learn to embrace the unexpected in this exploration of colour, texture and imagery. Beginner or seasoned artist, this workshop will open up a whole new world of using artistic imagery to create unique, personalized and gift-able art. Get creative, have fun and take home 3 beautiful pieces of art. Material List

This workshop takes place on in Studio 2:
Sunday, September 22
11:00 am to 3:30 pm
Cost: $75   OAS Members $65

Wood, images, paint and gel medium are included

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About Joanne Lomas

Joanne is visual artist and explorer. Emotion and “the moment” are themes that run throughout what she creates. Whether printmaking or painting, she looks to images in her immediate surroundings to connote her perspectives of comfort, discomfort, and the uncanny. She reinterprets the experiences of everyday life, sometimes with a unique depiction. Though her works may have an unconventional feel she is an avid En Plein Air painter of more traditional scenes.


October


Exploring the Passion of Seasonal Landscape: Here And Beyond! with Instructor Bonnie Steinberg

In this workshop, discover how colour and its interpretation work in developing a vibrant composition. We will be painting a landscape complete with autumn foliage, reflections in water and other detail. The Ontario landscape and beyond will provide our inspiration. Great autumn hues, will be emphasized. Some new and some old and proven techniques will be taught and demonstrated to provide a purposeful aim for participants. Atmospheric perspective through colour will also be explored. Autumn landscape painting will become a passion! Suitable for Beginners with some watercolour experience. Material List


This workshop takes place:
Sunday, October 20
9:30 to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $85    OAS member: $75

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About Bonnie Steinberg:

Bonnie is a practicing artist and a most popular art teacher. Transparent watercolour is Bonnie’s medium of choice. Her watercolours encompass a variety of subject matter, with architectural detail, being her latest achievement. Bonnie’s use of high- keyed colour and dramatic light are the trademarks of her work. A graduate of York University Bonnie received her Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts. Bonnie is also an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, the Society of Canadian Artists and a signature member of the Toronto Watercolor Society. She is also a guest artist and teacher for many art groups in Canada, the United States and Europe.


Foot Square Impressionism – Acrylics with Instructor Jacintha Krish

In this workshop you will create a few 12” x 12” works of art – landscapes, florals and still life in a contemporary impressionistic style - perfect for gifting. Guided and encouraged by Jacintha, you will learn how the impressionists skillfully contrasted warm and cool colours in their paintings to express the effects and quality of light. This two-day workshop will reinforce the importance of composition, brushwork, value, colour and movement. Working small is a wonderful way to develop the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Demos and individual instruction. Best suited to experienced beginners to intermediate students. Materials List


This 2 day workshop takes place:
Saturday and Sunday, October 26 and 27
10:00 to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $125.00    OAS member: $115.00

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About Jacintha Krish:

Following a career of many decades in business and accounting I now have the ultimate pleasure of being a full time artist and instructor. Painting has always been a part of my life, my constant companion. I paint what I see, what inspires me, what stirs my soul. The beauty of Canada is my inspiration, filled with the sights and sounds of its constantly changing landscapes as well as its people, imbued with the rich biodiversity that is wholly Canadian. I enjoy playing an active role in our art world, participating year round in solo and juried art exhibitions, events and art demonstrations, as well as teaching workshops and courses in various creative organizations in the GTA as well as private lessons. I currently work as an instructor at Neilson Park Creative Centre and Humber Valley Art Club. I have extensive knowledge of painting in different media gained at the Ottawa School of Art and Algonquin University. I have worked for many years with several renowned art instructors in Ottawa and Toronto. For a detailed list of my work history and experience please refer to my website at www.jacinthakrish.com


November


Paint and a Brayer – Abstracts in Acrylics with Instructor Jacintha Krish

In this workshop create contemporary, impressionistic styled paintings using a brayer roller. Traditionally used for spreading ink in the printmaking process; Jacintha explores how the brayer can be used as the primary fine art tool in your paintings. You will learn how to create loosely styled paintings in florals, landscapes and even figurative work. Experiment with overlapping blocks of colour and see how layers rolled in different directions provide complexity and an interesting texture to your work. She will encourage you not to overthink - just have fun layering surfaces and free your creativity. Beginners with some painting experience to intermediate.
Instructor to supply photos Materials List


This 2 day workshop takes place:
Saturday and Sunday, November 9 and 10
10:00 to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $125.00    OAS member: $115.00

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About Jacintha Krish:

Following a career of many decades in business and accounting I now have the ultimate pleasure of being a full time artist and instructor. Painting has always been a part of my life, my constant companion. I paint what I see, what inspires me, what stirs my soul. The beauty of Canada is my inspiration, filled with the sights and sounds of its constantly changing landscapes as well as its people, imbued with the rich biodiversity that is wholly Canadian. I enjoy playing an active role in our art world, participating year round in solo and juried art exhibitions, events and art demonstrations, as well as teaching workshops and courses in various creative organizations in the GTA as well as private lessons. I currently work as an instructor at Neilson Park Creative Centre and Humber Valley Art Club. I have extensive knowledge of painting in different media gained at the Ottawa School of Art and Algonquin University. I have worked for many years with several renowned art instructors in Ottawa and Toronto. For a detailed list of my work history and experience please refer to my website at www.jacinthakrish.com


Expressive Portrait and Figure in Watercolour with Instructor Atanur Dogan

Discover the spontaneity so unique to watercolour and paint colourful, expressive portraits and figures. Artist/instructor Atanur will teach you valuable watercolour concepts and techniques to capture movement, gesture and the spirit of your subject as you paint from photographic reference. Learn how light affects the temperature of colours and values, and how to use the transparency of this medium to allow the light of the paper to come through. Deemed one of five best portrait artists in the world by the Portrait Society of Canada, Atanur will guide you to create vivacious, vibrant paintings in stunning colour Demonstrations lots of individual assistance and critiques. Workshop best suited for beginners with some experience to intermediate. Material List


This 2 day workshop takes place:
Saturday and Sunday, November 16 & 17
10:00 to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $175    OAS member: $160

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About Atanur Dogan:

Atanur is a watercolour artist with Turkish/Canadian dual nationality. A graduated of Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey, he is best known for his portraits and figures and distinctive painting skill. His forceful brush strokes evoke the life and tribulations of his subjects. He has mastered the difficult medium of watercolour, utilizing contrasts in colour and depth to create striking effects. He enjoys painting people of different ethnicities, with a focus on their faces and body language and what these express. He has participated in more than 200 exhibitions worldwide and teaches workshops around the globe. In 2004 he hosted an international exhibition entitled " Peace Through Art ", and then established the International Watercolor Society in 2012. In just 6 years, International Watercolor Society has become one of the most active art societies in the world with 90 country branches. Atanur and his team also opened IWS galleries, IWS Educational Centres, IWS Research Centres and have published an IWS International Magazine. Every year the society country branches organizes international watercolour festivals, exhibitions and workshops. Atanur travels to every country supporting each IWS activity. His goal is to make watercolour one of the world’s most popular painting techniques.



Upcoming Workshops 2020



Watercolour Negative Painting Obsession - Nature’s Treasures! with Instructor Linda Kemp

Give your brain a workout! Discover how to start, build and complete several quick projects that teach all the essential negative painting skills you need to simplify nature’s complex forms. In this proven program you will discover how to paint delicate blossoms, clusters of berries, ferns and foliage - all it takes is a simple shift in the way you see! Linda will demonstrate and lead you step-by-step through the key exercises and basic strategies of working with this unconventional, creative approach as you learn to build multiple, overlapping layers in your own samples. This stimulating two-day workshop is intended to open a creative door and provide thought-provoking options for artists of all levels of painting experience who are searching for inspiring ideas and broadened perception. Negative painting is addictive and FUN!
Beginners with experience to intermediate.

This 2 day workshop takes place:
Monday, March 23 and Tuesday, March 24 , 2020
10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please bring your lunch
$340 for non-members / $320 for members
Sign up early, as space is limited and Linda sells out quickly!

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About Linda Kemp

"There is nothing like an intriguing puzzle to get the brain working and few things more satisfying than finding a solution to a perplexing problem. So while some people take pleasure in working on the newspaper's daily crossword puzzle I can't resist sorting through and arranging shapes and colours. In particular, the interwoven forms and layers of patterns I find while investigating tangled woodlands, meandering streams, open fields, roadside ditches and the countryside landscape. Appreciating my discoveries is easy; figuring out how to interpret my finds and then portray that essence two dimensionally with paint on paper is the real challenge! It is this desire to decipher, understand and organize what I see that motivates me to paint. In my attempt to interpret nature’s patterns and understand how the pieces fit together my strategy relies on simplifying the complicated and building in layers using negative shapes". Linda's Website


Negative Painting Evolution - Treescapes, Sheep and Birds in Acrylics with Instructor Linda Kemp

Indulge in artistic exploration as you learn how to transform trees, sheep and birds into evocative, stylized paintings. Each day features a different subject! In this new program you will learn tactics for creative interpretation using negative painting concepts. Discover how to see the subject as basic shapes, create experimental underpaintings, and build with layers and blocks of colour using luminous transparent and opaque acrylics. Linda’s simplified colour and design concepts will provide you with fresh approach to self expression. Try negative painting and learn to see the world in a different way!
Beginners with experience to intermediate.

This 3 day workshop takes place:
Wednesday, March 25 to Friday, March 27, 2020
10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please bring your lunch
$495 for non-members / $470 for members
Sign up early, as space is limited and Linda sells out quickly!

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About Linda Kemp

"There is nothing like an intriguing puzzle to get the brain working and few things more satisfying than finding a solution to a perplexing problem. So while some people take pleasure in working on the newspaper's daily crossword puzzle I can't resist sorting through and arranging shapes and colours. In particular, the interwoven forms and layers of patterns I find while investigating tangled woodlands, meandering streams, open fields, roadside ditches and the countryside landscape. Appreciating my discoveries is easy; figuring out how to interpret my finds and then portray that essence two dimensionally with paint on paper is the real challenge! It is this desire to decipher, understand and organize what I see that motivates me to paint. In my attempt to interpret nature’s patterns and understand how the pieces fit together my strategy relies on simplifying the complicated and building in layers using negative shapes". Linda's Website


Encaustic + Mixed Media Explorations with Instructor Erna de Vries

This workshop allows both beginner and experienced participants to unleash their creativity while developing or furthering skills and techniques in wax. Erna demonstrates all you need to know in melting/fusing, colour mixing, texturing, incising, layering, collage application and incorporating image transfers. She encourages experimentation with techniques of your choice to create unique mono prints and panel paintings on Japanese papers and cradled birch panels. All materials will be provided with access to pharmaceutical grade bees wax, pigments, pan pastels, collage materials, stencils and image transfers. Workshop information will include Encaustic safety, materials and equipment Join us as we venture into the exciting works of wax.
Limited to 8 participants to ensure a personalized learning experience. This workshop fills quickly - to ensure your spot early registration is recommended.

This 1 day workshop takes place:
Saturday, March 28th, 2020
10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please bring your lunch
Cost $175.00 which includes all supplies

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About Erna de Vries

Erna is an artist and educator whose passion for art has driven her to explore and experiment with diverse media and challenge students who have come under her guidance. With an interest in depicting the urban industrialized landscape, she utilizes wax, concrete, reclaimed metal, collage and image transfers. Erna is drawn to encaustic for its luminous, spontaneous qualities and the unique melting/solidifying process. Erna holds a B.A in Art/Art History, B.ED, Honours Art Specialist, Plastic/ Fine Arts Certificates and is a certified Enkaustikos instructor. Her work has been shown in national and international juried shows, a solo show in Richmond VA, featured artist at McMaster Innovation Park and an article on her working methods and techniques can be found in the on line Spring 2015 issue of Encaustic Arts Magazine. Erna is the recipient of: Reserved Best in Show Award - Urban Jungle - Vaughan Juried Exhibition, Jurors Award - Ontario Society of Artists - 144th Juried Exhibition - John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
“I make art out of an intuitive response to be creative; to challenge and break down boundaries while maintaining a reverence for the relationship between our created and man-made worlds”.


Bold & Loose Cityscapes in Watercolour with Instructor Herry Arifin

In this workshop artist/instructor Herry Arifin shows you how to take advantage of watercolour’s most unique properties to produce bold and loose cityscapes painting. Working from a photo reference you will learn to transform the scene to make it suitable for working fast to produce an expressive and clean watercolor. Herry uses a direct and simplified approach to teach you how to create a sense of atmosphere and mood and how to add pops of colour and enough detail. Understand the importance of tonal values and the principles of design such as unity, balance harmony and repetition to create paintings filled with energy, mystery and ambiance. Demos, critiques and lots of personal attention. Reference photo will be provided. Materials List
This workshop is best suited to an experienced beginner to intermediate.

This 2 day workshop takes place:
Saturday and Sunday, June 20 & 21, 2020
10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please bring your lunch
$220 for non-members / $200 for members

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About Herry Arifin

Herry paints loosely, wet on wet, and this type of painting is ideal for him eliminating extraneous details, and closing in on his subjects. Unlike many new watercolour artists, Herry isn't afraid to include people in his works. Because of this his works are filled with energy and human vitality. Herry is an eclectic artist and he eagerly paints, still life, landscapes and urban scenes. His delight of city scenes seems unlimited; be it streetcars, ethnic neighbourhoods, busy sidewalks or boats in the harbour, his paintings are lively and filled with the energy of the city.

"People often think that to paint one must have unusual, inborn talent, or to go through a long period of training in art school. I found that is not really true – painting, like talking is a natural human activity. I had no special training as a young person, only after retiring, I attended painting classes. This taught me the fundamentals of design and of the technical aspects—handling paints and paper. Since then it has been a matter of practice, and looking as much as possible at high quality paintings by others. The choice of medium and style for communicating in paint is a personal one. At first I wanted to imitate other painters, but fairly soon I realised that the important thing was to allow my own style to develop. I’ve chosen watercolor because it suits my personality as well as my painting style. What inspires me most is taking a busy, even chaotic, scene, and organising it into a pleasing, simple pattern of values and colours."



Upcoming Workshops 2021



Watercolour Journey - Strong & Vibrant Colours with instructor David Daniels

Watercolor paintings can be so much more than a checklist of watercolor technique. David Daniels goes beyond the basics of paint application, and teaches how to construct strong, vibrant, personality filled paintings. Technique is very important to this discipline, but it is the composition of your painting that will engage your viewer. When strong compositions and thoughtful technique are combined, it is an unbeatable combination. David shows how to carefully construct a watercolor using preliminary sketches and value studies. He will also demonstrate his methods of using multiple glazes of wet-into-wet passages to achieve unsurpassed brilliance as well as the use of masking agents to achieve jewel-like clarity. Dave is not restricted to using only traditional watercolor materials. Experimentation with all water media are endemic to his work.
Workshop best suited for intermediate to advanced artists.

This 5 day workshop takes place:
Monday, June 21 to Friday, June 25, 2021
9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please bring your lunch
Cost of workshop $795**
Sign up early, as space is limited and David sells out quickly!

David Daniels Videos

**Please read the refund policy for acclaimed artist

Register with a $ 300.00 deposit here

 
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About David Daniels

David earned a Masters of Arts Degree from Central Michigan University. After 15 years of teaching in the Michigan public school system he moved to Washington, DC to pursue an art career. In the past several years, David’s talent has earned him the distinction of Best of Show in such prestigious organizations as the Capitol Hill Art League of Washington, DC, the Cultural Society of Coral Springs, Florida and the Washington Watercolor Association of Washington, DC.
In addition to being a working artist, David is a dynamic and engaging watercolor instructor. He is the watercolor instructor for the Smithsonian Institution of Washington, DC, is a former instructor at Montgomery College in Maryland, and he teaches workshops throughout the world. David is on the faculty of the Amalfi Coast Music & Arts Festival in Italy. David's Website



OAS Workshop Refund Policies :

Artist Workshops:

There is a $25.00 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw from a workshop 14 days prior to the first day of class. If withdrawal is made after this date, the total registration fee is non-refundable. There will be no discounts, refunds, credits or transfers for classes not attended. A full refund will be issued if there is insufficient enrollment or if OAS cancels the class. If you have questions about these policies please call before you enroll. All cancellations must be made in writing via email to info@oakvilleartsociety.com.


**Acclaimed Artist Workshops

A deposit of $300 is applied as a pre-payment of an acclaimed artist workshop. A refund, less a $75.00 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw from this workshop 3 months prior to the start of the workshop date. If withdrawal is made after this date, the total deposit fee is non-refundable. There will be no discounts, refunds, credits or transfers for workshop not attended due to illness, emergencies or events beyond our control. All cancellations must be made in writing via email to info@oakvilleartsociety.com. Should this workshop is cancelled by us; all money will be promptly refunded. If you have questions about these policies please call before you enroll.


Registration:

All our instructors are experienced artists who have made a special time commitment to bring you the best of their expertise and to help you develop artists in the media of your choice. Whether you are new to art, or have experience, you will benefit from the accumulated knowledge and skill of each these talented instructors.


The Fine Print :
  1. When you sign up online you will receive a class confirmation emailed to you
  2. Registrations must be received a minimum of one week prior to class start
  3. Adult classes are geared to ages 18+.
  4. Adult students provide their own supplies.
  5. Please note that NO turpentine/linseed oil based solvents will be permitted. Oil painters must clean their brushes with vegetable oil or soap & water. Alternately, water-based oil paints are available at all art suppliers.
  6. Start dates are estimates only and may be subject to change.
  7. All students have the right to learn in a positive and creative environment. If any student disrupts the learning of others, or is disrespectful towards others, he or she will be given one warning by the instructor. In the case of a child the parent/guardian will be notified in writing by the program coordinator. Failure to correct the disruptive behaviour will result in the student's removal from the course with no reimbursement of fees.
  8. The OAS does not offer make-up classes for students who are unable to attend scheduled classes.
  9. Payment must accompany registration. You may pay for your classes and workshops through our secure payment gateway. These are secured transactions and your credit card information is never stored. If you wish, you may ask to have a Paypal invoice sent to you.
  10. Weather-related closures will be posted on Twitter

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