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Workshops 2022


Create Textured Paintings with Palette Knife in Acrylics - An Online Workshop
with Instructor Shelley Prior
Encaustic + Mixed Media Explorations
with Instructor Erna de Vries
Exploring Colour, Light and Design in Spring
with Instructor Bonnie Steinberg
Watercolour Journey - Strong & Vibrant Colours
with Instructor David Daniels

Create Textured Paintings with Palette Knife in Acrylics An Online Workshop with Instructor Shelley Prior

Put down those blending brushes and put some glorious texture into your painting with a palette knife and acrylic. In this fun and creative workshop, Shelley will teach you techniques for starting, building and finishing a landscape that glows with light, colour and dimension using only a small palette knife and heavy body acrylic paint. Learn palette knife skills that will enrich your paintings and create stunning effects which are not possible with a brush. This workshop is suitable for all levels. Material List

This is a live interactive painting class using the Zoom on-line platform from the comfort of your own workspace. You will need access to a computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet and have downloaded the Zoom app before class begins. You will be provided with a meeting ID and passcode to get into class 1 week prior to the start of the workshop.

This workshop takes place online:
2 Saturdays- February 5 & 12
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cost: $35.00 OAS member: $30.00

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About Shelley Prior

Shelley is an award-winning professional watercolour artist in Burlington, who started painting at a very young age and has never really stopped. A graduate of Sheridan College in Oakville and Dundas Valley School of Art, Shelley has taught watercolour and acrylic painting throughout Ontario for more than 30 years. Her passion for nature is evident in much of her work, but she also enjoys varied subject matter such as still life and portraiture. Her art is almost always highly realistic with rich colour, beautiful light and attention to detail. Many of her original works can be found in collections throughout the world.


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 safety, materials and equipment. Join us as we venture into the exciting works of wax.

Limited to 6 participants to ensure a personalized learning experience. This workshop fills quickly - to ensure your spot early registration is recommended.

In signing up for this workshop you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to the OAS COVID-19 protocols

Please note: To ensure the safety of all persons entering the OAS studios; you must provide proof that you have been fully vaccinated. Non-medical mask or face covering is still mandatory. Please do not sign up for this workshop if you are unable to comply. Entry will be denied without proof or mask.

This workshop takes place in studio:
Saturday, March 26th
10 am to 4pm (please bring your lunch)
Cost $195.00 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”.

Painting A Watercolour Street Scene: Exploring Colour, Light and Design in Spring with instructor Bonnie Steinberg

Come and explore how light, design, and colour can put passion in composition! Spring in Ontario and its beautiful streets scenes provides our inspiration. Subject matter will include a simple street scene complete with landscape elements, architectural elements, and other details. Bonnie will guide you through the exploration of techniques and help you understand concepts such as atmospheric and simple linear perspective. Discover the secret of mixing great greens, deep violets and other wonderful spring hues. Lots of demos and individual attention. You will marvel at the result…luminous and passionate paintings! Materials List

Symphonic Watercolours: Bonnie on YouTube

This 1 day workshop takes place at OAS on:
Sunday, April 3, 2022
10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please bring your lunch
Cost: $110 OAS member: $100

In signing up for this workshop you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to the OAS COVID-19 protocols

Please note: To ensure the safety of all persons entering the OAS studios; you must provide proof that you have been fully vaccinated. Non-medical mask or face covering is still mandatory. Please do not sign up for this workshop if you are unable to comply. Entry will be denied without proof or mask.

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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. Bonnie is the recipient of the Toronto Star's readers Choice award for best instructor.


June


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.

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This 5 day workshop takes place:
Monday, June 13 to Friday, June 17, 2022
9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please bring your lunch
Cost of workshop $850**
Sign up early, as space is limited and David sells out quickly!

Acclaimed artist's workshop: Please read our workshop refund policies before signing up for any class

Register with a $ 300.00 deposit here

In signing up for this workshop you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to the OAS COVID-19 protocols

Please note: To ensure the safety of all persons entering the OAS studios; you must provide proof that you have been fully vaccinated. Non-medical mask or face covering is still mandatory. Please do not sign up for this workshop if you are unable to comply. Entry will be denied without proof or mask.

 
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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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