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Workshops 2019


 Free Greeting Card Collage Art Workshop
with Instructor Joanna Turlej
 
 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
 
 Ohara Ikebana -Traditional Japanese Flower Art
with instructor Lillian Li
 
 Paint and a Brayer – Abstracts in Acrylics
with Instructor Jacintha Krish
 
 Expressive Portrait and Figure in Watercolour
with Instructor Atanur Dogan
 

Workshops 2020


Watercolour Negative Painting Obsession -
Nature’s Treasures!
with Instructor Linda Kemp
Negative Painting Evolution -
Treescapes, Sheep and Birds in Acrylics
with Instructor Linda Kemp
 Encaustic + Mixed Media Explorations
with Instructor Erna de Vries
 
 Dynamic, Modern Watercolours – Board Mounted
with Instructor Jacintha Krish
 
 Bring Colour into your Winter Landscapes- Acrylics Paint Like an Impressionist Workshops Series 1
with Instructor Jacintha Krish
 
Florals & Fruits - Garden to Table- Acrylics Paint Like an Impressionist Workshops Series 2
with Instructor Jacintha Krish
 Figuratively Speaking in Acrylics Paint Like an Impressionist Workshops Series 3
with Instructor Jacintha Krish
 
 Abstracting Your Favourite Subject in Your Favourite Medium
with Instructor Andrew Cheddie Sookrah
 
 Bold & Loose Cityscapes in Watercolour
with Instructor Herry Arifin
 

Workshops 2021


Watercolour Journey - Strong & Vibrant Colours
with Instructor David Daniels

2019 Workshops


September


Free Greeting Card Collage Art Workshop with Instructor Joanna Turlej

Celebrate your creativity! Meet contemporary collage artist Joanna as she demonstrates her unique methods and introduces you to the exciting world of collage! Using your creation as a greeting card or small wall art, see how easy it is to learn techniques that create stunning works of art to express your creativity and sentiments with style. Joanna will have lots of materials, she will be on hand to share tips and tricks and talk about enjoying the creative art of collage making. No art experience necessary, just bring a sense of adventure.

If you enjoy creating your own unique piece of artwork be sure to check out Joanna's upcoming workshop which will further
explore and demonstrate the creative process of collage through a wider variety of artistic techniques and materials.

This event is FREE to adults and all supplies are included. Space is limited.

This workshop takes place
Wednesday, September 4, 7-9 pm
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Register with name and contact number for this workshop

 
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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.


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- Only 2 spaces left

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

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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


Ohara Ikebana -Traditional Japanese Flower Art with instructor Lillian Li

Ikebana is the ancient art of Japanese flower arrangement, one of the many traditional art forms found in Japan.

In this workshop, certified ikebana instructor, Lillian introduces the basic principles of Ohara ikebana in an easy-to-understand way. Ohara ikebana style is distinguished by its understanding of nature and respect for floral materials in their most natural forms. Seasonal plant materials are incorporated into sophisticated asymmetrical designs and the use of empty space is an essential feature of the composition. Harmony among the materials, the container and the setting is crucial. Enjoy taking part in this refined and elegant art as Lillian offers one-on-one guidance to help you create a stunning and unique arrangement.

This workshop includes use of the materials and you will take the fresh flowers* home.

*The container $100 and frog pins $20 will be available for purchase from instructor

This workshop takes place:
Sunday, October 27
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Cost includes use of supplies and fresh flowers: $55.00    OAS member: $50.00

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About Lillian Li:

Lillian trained in Tokyo and has been practicing Ikebana for years. She graduated from Peking University with a master degree in Communications. Her interest in traditional culture and arts began to develop as a young girl. After years of studying and practicing, she specialized in Ikebana and attained the qualifications needed as a certified instructor of Ohara style Ikebana. She started an Ikebana studio in Beijing and has been teaching Ikebana as a full time instructor for various types of classes and workshops.


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

Atanur Dogan on YouTube

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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
Cost: $340    OAS member: $320
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
Cost: $495    OAS member: $470
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”.


Dynamic, Modern Watercolours – Board Mounted with Instructor Jacintha Krish

Watercolours don't have to be delicate and muted, nor do they have to be framed, matted or behind glass. In this workshop Jacintha will teach you the techniques to paint vibrant, dynamic watercolours. She demonstrates how the combination of watercolour with fine point acrylic ink pens make colours pop and highlight texture and detail. Bring a sense of abstraction to your painting, lending it a style that is uniquely its own. Using acrylic gel medium as your adhesive you will learn how to mount watercolour paper on board for a simpler, modern look. No framing, mats or glass needed. Lots of individual attention.
Instructor to supply photos. Materials List


This 2 day workshop takes place:
Saturday and Sunday, April 18 & 19
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


Bring Colour into your Winter Landscapes- Acrylics Paint Like an Impressionist Workshops Series 1
with Instructor Jacintha Krish

Impressionist art is a style which captures subjects that are relatively ordinary; it achieves the impression of the subject rather than a detailed copy. A style in which light and shadow are expressed using bold brushwork and bright, vibrant colour.

In this workshop Jacintha walks you through Impressionist painting techniques to create paintings that bring colour and life to the winter landscape. She shows you how to edit your image to create a simpler but stronger design. Focus on the interplay of light and snow as you paint the winter landscapes with a fearless use of colour and expressive brushwork in a unique style that is unmistakable. Take home a clear understanding of colour mixing and practical strategies to fill your paintings with vibrant colour and light. Lots of individual attention. Materials List


This 2 day workshop takes place:
Saturday and Sunday, April 25 & 26
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


Florals & Fruits - Garden to Table- Acrylics Paint Like an Impressionist Workshops Series 2
with Instructor Jacintha Krish

Impressionist art is a style which captures subjects that are relatively ordinary; it achieves the impression of the subject rather than a detailed copy. A style in which light and shadow are expressed using bold brushwork and bright, vibrant colour.

In this workshop Jacintha will take you through simple, short painting exercises to paint impressionistic florals and/or fruit still life with a fearless use of colour. Understand colour relationships, composition, the effects of light and shapes play a part in conveying a strong visual statement. Learn to think, see, plan and approach your subjects in a modern impressionist style. Lots of individual attention. Materials List


This 2 day workshop takes place:
Saturday and Sunday, May 2 & 3
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


Figuratively Speaking in Acrylics Paint Like an Impressionist Workshops Series 3
with Instructor Jacintha Krish

Impressionist art is a style which captures subjects that are relatively ordinary; it achieves the impression of the subject rather than a detailed copy. A style in which light and shadow are expressed using bold brushwork and bright, vibrant colour.

In this workshops Jacintha will show you step by step how to paint the figure using impressionistic brushstrokes and semi-abstract techniques. Working from a photo for reference, you will learn to capture the essence of a person with spontaneity and freshness by paying close attention to the way light affects the temperature of colours and values. Jacintha will walk you through the elements of a successful composition and the painting techniques that can bring your subject to life. Lots of one-on-one help and demos which will focus on creating portrait art that is both meaningful and expressive. Materials List


This 2 day workshop takes place:
Saturday and Sunday, May 23 & 24
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


Abstracting Your Favourite Subject in Your Favourite Medium with Instructor Andrew Sookrah OSA, SCA, CSPWC, PSC

Sookrah strengths can be seen in his strong sense of design, exquisite use of effective composition, and confident presentation of bold colours.

Each scene, object, or form (human or otherwise) has an abstract, graphic presence at its core. In this workshop, Andrew will help you move beyond the obvious as you explore the movement, texture and colour that brings out the drama in abstracted shapes. He shares his knowledge and techniques of design elements, composition, bold colour and the use of acrylic media. Whether you are a beginner wishing to start developing a style of your own, or an established artists looking to refine your style, Andrew offers lots of one-to-one guidance in the varying degree of abstraction you choose work in. This workshop will be a combination of demonstrations (abstracting figurative/ portraiture, landscape and still life) done in a variety of media, with lots of time for questions and answers. Materials List
This workshop is not media specific. Andrew welcomes artists of all levels who work in watercolour, acrylic, and oil*.
Demonstrations will be done in acrylic and watercolour.

*To maintain our non-toxic environment, the OAS does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits in the painting studios.

This 2 day workshop takes place:
Monday, June 8th to Thursday, June 11th, 2020
10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please bring your lunch
Cost: $330    OAS member: $310

Symphonic Watercolours: The live demos on YouTube

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About Andrew Cheddie Sookrah:

Andrew is a Canadian artist living and working in Toronto. He is member of Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Society of Canadian Artists (Lifetime, Mentor), Ontario Society of Artists, and the Portrait Society of Canada. Sookrah is a raw colourist whose free brushwork is confident and powerful. His strengths can be seen in his strong sense of design, exquisite use of effective composition, and confident presentation of bold colours. His is a masterful exploration of the interconnectivity of nature.


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!

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**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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