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2019 Workshops



 Encaustic
with Instructor Erna de Vries
 
 Nuno Felting
with Instructor Gular Mustafa
 
 Colour Lessons of the Impressionists
with Instructor Jacintha Krish
 
 Beginner Abstract Encaustic
with Instructor Dania Al-Obaidi
 
 Encaustic Diptych
with Instructor Dania Al-Obaidi
 
 Painting a Watercolour Street Scene
with Instructor Bonnie Steinberg
 
 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
 

March


Encaustic + Mixed Media Explorations with Instructor Erna de Vries - only 2 spots open

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 30th
10 am to 4pm (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”.


April


Not Just a Scarf: Nuno Felting Technique with Instructor Gular Mustafa

Nuno Felting is a process of combining wool roving and fine silk with wet felting.  

Gular will guide you as you learn to felt with a wonderful palette of hand-dyed superfine merino wool and light weight silk fabric. Learn to strategically layer merino wool and fabric, then wet felt them together to create a light and fabulously textured textile. By manipulating the layers of wool and silk you will make a scarf that has characteristics which are quite different from a traditional felt. The texture in the material’s drape and flexibility, lends itself well to beautiful movement. You will create a feminine ruffle edge Nuno scarf in this 1 day workshop.
Limited to 8 participants to ensure a personalized learning experience.

This 6 hour workshop takes place:
Saturday, April 13
10 am to 4pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost $280.00 which includes all supplies

 
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About Gular Mustafa

This award winning, visual artist is a contemporary jewellery maker, object designer and textile designer. An Iraqi Dutch artist, she graduated from The Fine Art Academy in Baghdad and studied art jewellery in Amsterdam, she is a cofounder and owner of FERO FELT Company for fashion. Since 1995, her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in the Netherlands, Europe, Middle East, South America and Canada. Her work has also been published in a number of contemporary art books, magazines and newspapers. She currently resides and is working in Canada.

“My work is an invitation for others to discover their own possibilities, to find ways for the object to converse with the body.”


Colour Lessons of the Impressionists – Florals and Landscapes in Acrylics with Instructor Jacintha Krish

The Impressionists broke new ground when they presented canvases showing flowers, landscapes and scenes of everyday life. These painting full of loose, expressive brushwork depicted light and shadow through their use of colour. In this workshop Jacintha will take you through simple, short painting exercises to promote the understanding and experience of creating the illusion of light on canvas. Paint magical florals and landscapes with expressive brushwork and a fearless use of colour in a unique style that is unmistakable. You will take home a clear understanding of colour mixing and practical strategies to fill your paintings with vibrant colour and light. Materials List


This 2 day workshop takes place:
Saturday and Sunday, April 27 & 28
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


May


Beginner Abstract Encaustic with Instructor Dania Al-Obaidi

Discover the wonders of the ancient medium of encaustic wax. Dania will demonstrate and teach you how to use this fantastic medium. Understand the difference between the types of wax, pigments, and working surfaces such as panel, canvas or paper. Become engrossed with the effects you create as you apply smooth and textured wax in layers while incorporating stencilling into this unique medium. This type of painting is great fun and is perfect for beginners.


This workshop takes place:
Saturday, May 4
10:00 to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost:$225.00 which includes all supplies

 
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About Dania Al-Obaidi:

Dania is an artist living and teaching art in Mississauga, Ontario. Born and raised in Iraq, her work is heavily influenced by the richness and beauty of both old and new world flare. She studied Fine Arts at Baghdad University and has continued further training in Canada at Humber and Sheridan College alongside extensive exhibitions in Canada and the Middle East. Her most favourable passion is abstract painting. She uses intense combination of materials and colours in her work. Dania Al-Obaidi believes that an artists work should come within a person through a lifetime of acquired skills and the wonders of experiences. Only then can an art speak for itself. She prefers using the properties of encaustic painting as the choice of expression on wood and different mediums. She flirts with mixed media on canvas, wood, and handmade paper from time to time.


Encaustic Diptych with Instructor Dania Al-Obaidi

In this workshop you will be working on a single composition that is continued on two panels; a diptych. A diptych is art work that stand strong alone but at the same time works together as a single composition. With the emphasis on approaching wax as a painting media, Dania will teach you to become more familiar and comfortable with colour, brushwork, texture, fusing, and layering. She will encourage your creative development as you balance and harmonize the two panels into a pleasing whole. Approaches to studio setup, tools and health and safety will also be covered. You will go home with a unique and completed diptych. This workshop is suited for those with some experience in encaustic


This workshop takes place:
Sunday, May 5
10:00 to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost:$250.00 which includes all supplies

 
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About Dania Al-Obaidi:

Dania is an artist living and teaching art in Mississauga, Ontario. Born and raised in Iraq, her work is heavily influenced by the richness and beauty of both old and new world flare. She studied Fine Arts at Baghdad University and has continued further training in Canada at Humber and Sheridan College alongside extensive exhibitions in Canada and the Middle East. Her most favourable passion is abstract painting. She uses intense combination of materials and colours in her work. Dania Al-Obaidi believes that an artists work should come within a person through a lifetime of acquired skills and the wonders of experiences. Only then can an art speak for itself. She prefers using the properties of encaustic painting as the choice of expression on wood and different mediums. She flirts with mixed media on canvas, wood, and handmade paper from time to time.


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
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

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

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…” David obtained a Masters in Art Education degree from McGill University, specializing in methods and materials for the painter. His art is represented in galleries across the country and has inspired many nature lovers, artists, and of course, collectors.


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.



Upcoming Workshops 2020



Linda Kemp

Coming March 23 to March 27   Watercolour and Acrylic   More Information coming soon

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



Upcoming Workshops 2021



David R. Daniels

Coming June 21 to 25   Watercolour   More Information coming soon

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.
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