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2018 Workshops


Portraits with Panache with Instructor Jacintha Krish

Demystify the art of portrait and figurative painting as you learn the techniques involved in the art of painting people. Watch in class demonstrations and participate in hands on instruction as we work together learning to draw and paint faces and figures. Learn to be creative with innovative painting methods and unusual colour palettes as you journey into the world of portraiture and figurative painting. The final result will help you paint a compelling portrait that is compositionally strong and engages the viewer. Jacintha will provide one- on-one guidance as well as offering critiques as you paint from a live model. Good drawing skills and a strong grasp of painting fundamentals are recommended. Mediums: Acrylics, India ink and Pastels. Materials List

This 3 day workshop takes place on:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday February 28 to March 2
10 am to 4pm Please bring your lunch
Cost includes model (6 hours): $210 Non Members $185 members

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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 years with several renowned art instructors in Ottawa (where I lived for thirty years) as well as in Toronto where I now reside. For a detailed list of my work history and experience please refer to my website.


Zhostovo – Rich, Luminous Colours in Decorative Painting with Instructor Heather Redick

This workshop teaches techniques in the beautiful, traditional art of Zhostovo Art Painting. Heather expert guidance and detailed instructions will help you develop the skills necessary to paint in this time honoured tradition. Step-by-step, she breaks down the procedures so you can better understand the basics: colour mixing, brush control and loading, brushstrokes, paint application and blending, and surface preparation. Your shapes change into beautiful flowers as you create layers to each flower petal by petal. Incredible colours, amazing stroke work and a timeless treasure that you’ll want to paint, display and enjoy for years to come! Please note: Tray, printed instructions, worksheets, colour photograph, paint and mediums are included in cost. Participants are responsible for brushes, paper towels, tools (palette knife), grey palette for oils. Heather will have brushes available for sale.

This 3 day workshop takes place on:
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - March 23, 24 and 25
9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please bring your lunch
$320.00 for non-members / $300.00 for members
Sign up early, as space is limited

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About Heather Redick CDA

I've been painting since the early 90's. Since then I've been lucky enough to travel the world, doing 'how to' seminars - places like Japan, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, USA. I have made so many wonderful friends through painting. My greatest joy has been to watch artists develop their skills before my eyes - to witness them as they realize just what they have accomplished! I've written several books, hundreds of instructional packets, presented at trades shows all over North America, and worked with a variety of art material manufacturers. Zhostovo florals has been a passion mainly because of the precise stroke work and intricate borders involved. I also love landscapes and have more recently enjoyed painting seascapes. I work mostly in oils but many of the floral pieces are done with acrylic. I host workshops at my home in Zurich, Ontario and will travel just about anywhere to provide project or technique seminars - in oils or acrylic media. I would love it if you would come and paint with me. I promise to share as much as possible with you and assist you on your road to your potential. For more information please refer to my website.


Watercolour Street Scenes: 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 emphasized so that its incorporation will complete a visual story. Participants will learn how to paint great greens, deep violets and other wonderful 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! This workshop is best for Beginners with some painting experience. Material List

This workshop takes place on:
Sunday, May 27
9:30 to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $85 OAS member: $75

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About Bonnie Steinberg

Bonnie Steinberg 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.


Essential Landscape Class - Negative Painting Techniques in Watercolour with Instructor Linda Kemp

Conjure the spirit of the landscape in this innovative program. Discover secrets and strategies for interpreting and simplifying the landscape as you build your painting from the ground up with overlapping bands and interlocking shapes.
Learn negative painting strategies and the successful sequencing of opaque and transparent glazes to create a luxurious patina and gentle glow in your work. Whether you work on location, from your imagination or photos, you will be amazed by this elegant, alternative method of creating the landscape. Explore brushwork techniques for creating textures and subtle transitions of delicate tints and muted hues and how to layer lost and found edges to suggest windswept meadows and distant trees. Investigate where to use captured negatives and establish minimal hard edges to gradually bring your work into soft focus. We will be working in watercolor, but these strategies will work with all painting mediums. You will be amazed at the difference this essential program will make in the way you see and paint! Materials List

This 2 day workshop takes place:
Monday, June 18 and Tuesday, June 19,  2018
10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Please bring your lunch
$300.00 for non-members / $285.00 for members
Sign up early, as space is limited

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About Linda Kemp
A full time artist, Linda frequently instructs and lectures at national symposiums and watercolour workshops throughout Canada, The United States and The United Kingdom. She was the recipient of the 2005 Woman of Distinction Award for Arts and Culture and in 2008 received the AJ Casson Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Watercolour, the top award for the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour National Juried Exhibition.
Linda is internationally recognized for her unique contemporary watercolours and innovative use of negative painting. She is the author of two books: Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines - A Positive Approach to Negative Painting and Simplifying Design and Color For Artists - Positive Results Using Negative Painting Techniques (North Light pub.) and four instructional Dvds. Kemp is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, The Ontario Society of Artists and The Society of Canadian Artists and was given honorary membership in the Society for all Artists (UK). This artist is profiled in Canadian Who’s Who, Who’s Who of Canadian Women, The Dictionary of International Biography, The 20th Anniversary Edition of Trivial Pursuit and 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century.
Her award winning paintings are in private, public, and corporate collections around the world, including The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, and the private collection of HRH The Prince of Wales.
Her paintings and articles have been featured in publications such as Artist’s Magazine, American Artist, Watercolor Magic, International Artist, Watermedia Focus, Palette Magazine and The Watercolour Gazette. Castle, U.K.

Transforming Imagery - Negative Painting Evolution with Acrylic With Instructor Linda Kemp

Indulge in artistic exploration as you learn how to transform literal representation of nature's patterns and birds into evocative, gently abstracted paintings. Investigate effective strategies for stylizing and modifying imagery that focus on simplified design possibilities and basic color concepts to empower self-expression and express your unique creativity.
In this essential program you will learn tactics for creative interpretation of subject matter and negative painting concepts. Discover how to build with warm and cool light and secrets for sequencing layers to evoke a sense of mystery. Linda’s simplified color and design concepts will provide you with fresh approach to self-expression using luminous transparent and opaque acrylics on canvas, claybord and mylar sheets.
This stimulating, fun workshop offers demonstrations, prepared notes and individual painting time guided by friendly, helpful advice. You will take home a number of small studies and finished pieces. You will also acquire skills that will make you a more capable, accomplished painter. Materials List

**This 3 day workshop takes place:
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday- June 20 to 22, 2018
10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Please bring your lunch
$450.00 for non-members / $425.00 for members
Sign up early, as space is limited

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Linda Kemp
Linda Kemp
About Linda Kemp
A full time artist, Linda frequently instructs and lectures at national symposiums and watercolour workshops throughout Canada, The United States and The United Kingdom. She was the recipient of the 2005 Woman of Distinction Award for Arts and Culture and in 2008 received the AJ Casson Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Watercolour, the top award for the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour National Juried Exhibition.
Linda is internationally recognized for her unique contemporary watercolours and innovative use of negative painting. She is the author of two books: Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines - A Positive Approach to Negative Painting and Simplifying Design and Color For Artists - Positive Results Using Negative Painting Techniques (North Light pub.) and four instructional Dvds. Kemp is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, The Ontario Society of Artists and The Society of Canadian Artists and was given honorary membership in the Society for all Artists (UK). This artist is profiled in Canadian Who’s Who, Who’s Who of Canadian Women, The Dictionary of International Biography, The 20th Anniversary Edition of Trivial Pursuit and 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century.
Her award winning paintings are in private, public, and corporate collections around the world, including The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, and the private collection of HRH The Prince of Wales.
Her paintings and articles have been featured in publications such as Artist’s Magazine, American Artist, Watercolor Magic, International Artist, Watermedia Focus, Palette Magazine and The Watercolour Gazette. Castle, U.K.

Larger and Looser: The New Master’s Program for The Postmodern Painter with Instructor Robert Burridge

Think BIG. Creative painting techniques for the Postmodern artist are now available in this cutting edge, large and loose workshop. Using Holbein Artists acrylic paints, Burridge will demonstrate his latest colour theories, goals and theme techniques for the purpose of creating powerful show stoppers. This workshop is a serious approach for those who have a great sense of humor and a positive attitude. Paint and canvas are just a point of departure for you to explore a high intelligent work of art. Emphasis is on originality, personal vision, intentions and goals. Daily demos and handouts included. This expressive abstract workshop pulls out all the stops and propels you into the stratosphere of what it's like to be a truly contemporary painter. Materials List

This extraordinary 5 day workshop takes place:
Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29, 2018
9:30 am to 4 pm Cost $950.00**

**Please read the refund policy for acclaimed artist
Workshop is best for beginners advanced to intermediate artists
Bob’s workshops are much in demand and always sell out!
Please sign up early.

Register with a $ 300.00 deposit here

 
Robert Burridge
Robert Burridge
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About Robert Burridge

“It is said, "Your heart doesn't know how old you are." For me, it's true. Painting every day in my small studio overlooking the Pacific Ocean, I feel like a kid again playing with color, design, paint and canvas, which reminds me of the saying, "It's never too late to be what you always should have been." Follow your bliss!” Robert teaches a variety of painting workshops to professional and emerging painters throughout the United States, Mexico and France. His workshops have historically changed artists' lives forever. Daily, he receives letters and emails from artists who have attended his classes and whose careers have taken off in new and productive directions. “In 1985, I turned my passion into my second career. I retired from industrial design and became a full time, contemporary fine art painter, moved to California's Central Coast and prepared to paint the rest of my life. Today, besides painting, I am an invited juror for international art shows, a college and national painting workshop instructor, and teach a fine art mentor program in central France. Recently selected as the Honorary President of the International Society of Acrylic Painters, I hold a signature membership with them and with the Philadelphia Watercolor Society. My original paintings can be seen in six international galleries, on Starbucks Coffee mugs, Pearl Vodka bottles, eight tapestries and on fine art edition prints in upscale retail stores and cruise ships. My work has received lifetime honors, including The Franklin Mint Award and recently the Philadelphia Watercolor Society's prestigious Crest Medal Award for achievement in the arts previously awarded to Pablo Picasso, John Singer Sargent and Georgia O'Keeffe.”


Art Marketing: The Business of Selling your Art with Instructors Kate and Robert Burridge

This workshop is for artists and anyone who wishes to learn the marketing secrets of the successful painter and teacher Robert Burridge and his wife, Marketing Director, Kate Burridge. This one-day workshop presentation has been highly praised by successful artists and galleries - topics include: creating a marketing plan; how to photograph your artwork; get into Art Fairs and Juried Shows, planning you own solo exhibitions, promotional necessities-resume, bio and artist's statement; websites and social networking; pricing your artwork; copyright, legislation and licensing; goof-proof commissions; and with a focus on how to find and keep the perfect gallery. This "dynamic duo" teaches this course at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, CA, for national art groups, trade shows and organizations.

This information-packed 1 day workshop takes place:
Saturday, June 30, 2018 9:30 am to 4 pm
Cost $150.00

 
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About Kate Burridge

Kate has over 20 years’ experience in international marketing, promotion, and professional presentations. Besides managing her husband Bob Burridge's art career, Kate is also an author, lecturer and consultant to a long list of art associations and agencies in the United States. Kate developed "Art Marketing: The Business of Selling Your Art," an eight-week course that she and Robert Burridge taught at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, California. She also authored "News Releases: Getting the Media to Work for You," published by Art Calendar Magazine. Kate and Bob have written for Art Calendar magazine, Fine Arts Magazine and the ISAP (International Society of Acrylic Painters) Newsletter.

About Robert Burridge

Robert was an Industrial Designer who, after 25 years in the business, left the corporate world to be a full time, contemporary painter. Today he is a juror for international exhibits, college and national workshop instructor and is the Honorary President of the International Society of Acrylic Painters. He is a Signature Member of both the Philadelphia Water Color Society and the International Society of Acrylic Painters. His honors include the Franklin Mint Award and the prestigious Philadelphia Watercolor Society's Crest Medal for Achievement in the Arts. The Crest Medal Award was previously awarded to Picasso, John Singer Sargent, and Georgia O'Keeffe. Robert teaches a variety of painting workshops to professional and emerging painters throughout the North America, Mexico and Europe. His workshops have historically changed artists’ lives forever. Daily, he receives letters and emails from artists who have attended his classes and whose careers have taken off in new and productive directions. Robert Burridge has written and published two artist books: Loosen Up Studio Workbook and Art Marketing: The Business of Selling Your Art. He has produced and starred in five teaching videos and DVDs. His wife, and career manager Kate, co-produced all of the above. He is also a contributing writer for Art Calendar magazine and has written features for various magazines, periodicals and newsletters.


Autumn Passion: Dynamic Fall Landscape- Elements in Living Colour 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! Material List

This workshop takes place on:
Sunday, September 16th
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.


2019 Workshops


Mastering Acrylics with Instructor David Langevin

David’s painting style is somewhat unique. He uses an elaborate system of layers of transparent and translucent paint, called glazes and veils, as well as a variety of texture effects that create dramatic images of his subjects. Having studied the painting methods of his favourite historical painters like Da Vinci, Correggio, Titian, Caravaggio, Ruebens, and Rembrandt, to name a few, he has developed a system of painting that is part Renaissance, part Canadian.

Learn everything you need to know to master acrylic painting. This workshop is designed for artists with painting experience in oils, acrylics, or even watercolors. Acrylic paints are relatively new and how to use them effectively is still a challenge for many artists. Techniques that are successful when using oil paints or watercolors 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.

This 3 day workshop takes place on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, September 16 to 18
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
$685 Non Members $650 Members

**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.


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 the front page of our website under the “What's Happening Now at OAS” header before the start of class.

Gift Certificates :

Give your friends and loved ones something special Gift certificates are available at the OAS and may be applied to a class or workshop of choice. We have many popular classes, so encourage early sign up.

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Gift certificates are valid for two years from the date of purchase and can be redeemed for a class or workshop offered by the OAS, either onsite or offsite.
If the class/workshop is cancelled by the OAS for any reason, the Gift Certificate is still valid with its original expiry date. Classes/workshops are filled on a first-come basis.


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