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Workshops 2021


Colour Lessons of the Impressionists – Still Life Florals in Acrylics
with Instructor Jacintha Krish
Foot Square Impressionism – Acrylics
with Instructor Jacintha Krish
Bold and Colourful Fall and Winter Contemporary Landscapes
with Instructor Jacintha Krish
Working with Acrylics: A Limited Palette Workshop
with Instructor Gloria Kingma
Expressive Fall Watercolour Painting with Mixed Medium!
with Instructor Bonnie Steinberg
Encaustic & Mixed Media Explorations
with Instructor Erna de Vries
An Impressionistic Approach to Landscape Painting in Oils/Acrylics
with Instructor John David Anderson

Workshops 2022


Exploring Colour, Light and Design in Spring
with instructor Bonnie Steinberg
Watercolour Journey - Strong & Vibrant Colours
with Instructor David Daniels

Upcoming Workshops 2021



September


Colour Lessons of the Impressionists – Still Life Florals 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 stilllife 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

Jacintha is an excellent communicator and teacher - well prepared and organized
I learned a lot and loved her laid back style and encouragement

This 2 day workshop takes place at OAS on:
Saturday and Sunday, September 11 & 12
10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please bring your lunch
Cost: $160 OAS member: $145

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

Please note that non-medical mask or face covering is mandatory. Entry to workshop will be denied without. Please do not sign up if you are unable to comply

Pandemic Options: I have read and agree to follow OAS COVID protocols   Membership Status  
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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


Foot Square Impressionism – Acrylics with Instructor Jacintha Krish

In this workshop you will create a few 12” x 12” works of art – landscapes and florals 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—forms intrinsic to landscape. 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. Instructor to supply photos. Materials List

Jacintha is an excellent communicator and teacher - well prepared and organized
I learned a lot and loved her laid back style and encouragement

This 2 day workshop takes place at OAS on:
Saturday and Sunday, September 18 & 19
10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please bring your lunch
Cost: $160 OAS member: $145

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

Please note that non-medical mask or face covering is mandatory. Entry to workshop will be denied without. Please do not sign up if you are unable to comply

Pandemic Options: I have read and agree to follow OAS COVID protocols   Membership Status  
 
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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


October


Bold and Colourful Fall and Winter Contemporary Landscapes with instructor Jacintha Krish

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

Jacintha is an excellent communicator and teacher - well prepared and organized
I learned a lot and loved her laid back style and encouragement

This 2 day workshop takes place at OAS on:
Saturday and Sunday, October 2 & 3
10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please bring your lunch
Cost: $160 OAS member: $145

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

Please note that non-medical mask or face covering is mandatory. Entry to workshop will be denied without. Please do not sign up if you are unable to comply

Pandemic Options: I have read and agree to follow OAS COVID protocols   Membership Status  
 
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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


Working with Acrylics: A Limited Palette Workshop with Instructor Gloria Kingma

There are many skills that must be mastered when learning to paint and a basic understanding and use of colour is at the top of the list. In this workshop Gloria teaches you her approach to acrylic by using a limited colour palette. Using ultramarine blue, cad yellow light and cad red light, she takes you through the steps of underpainting with a “mother” colour then adding this “mother” colour to desaturate the three primaries to make any colour you need. A limited palette is a great teaching tool helping you to focus on value; since value is so integral to the success of a painting it’s hard to underestimate its importance. This workshop will help you discover all the possibilities of each colour used. Best suited for those with some painting experience. Materials List

This 1 day workshop takes place at OAS on:
Saturday, October 16
10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please bring your lunch
Cost: $130 OAS member: $120

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

Please note that non-medical mask or face covering is mandatory. Entry to workshop will be denied without. Please do not sign up if you are unable to comply

Pandemic Options: I have read and agree to follow OAS COVID protocols   Membership Status  
 
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About Gloria Kingma

Gloria has been painting in various mediums for many years. She feels the world is her canvas and her purpose is to capture the beauty displayed in everyday things. She lives and works in the small town of Dunnville, which is situated on the banks of the Grand River not far from Lake Erie. Her studio is located in a century old brick building complete with creaky hardwood floors and an abundance of light to paint by. “I feel so blessed to have such an inspirational space to work in. The play of light as it enhances colour and bounces across objects is all I need to get me into my studio and start the creative juices flowing”. Gloria works in acrylic, watercolour, pastel and encaustic.


Expressive Fall Watercolour Painting with Mixed Medium! with instructor Bonnie Steinberg

In this workshop, discover how colour and its interpretation work in developing a vibrant composition. We will paint a fall themed composition, complete with foliage, mist, reflections in water, and other interesting details. You will have the opportunity to create an expressive watercolour, with the option of adding mixed medium: inks, pastels, and gouache if desired. Discover how to incorporate “happy accidents” to utilize the full potential of a watercolour painting. You’ll create an artwork filled with vibrancy and mood. Colour will be emphasized. Some new, and some old and proven techniques will be demonstrated to provide a purposeful aim for participants. Atmospheric perspective through colour will also be explored. Autumn painting will become a passion! Material List for watercolours with optional mixed media. Materials List

I enjoyed Bonnie's class ...her teaching style methods and info were excellent
Bonnie is a very helpful and patient teacher

Symphonic Watercolours: Bonnie on YouTube

This 1 day workshop takes place at OAS on:
Sunday, October 17th
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 that non-medical mask or face covering is mandatory. Entry to workshop will be denied without. Please do not sign up if you are unable to comply

I have read and agree to follow OAS COVID protocols   Membership Status  
 
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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.


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 only 5 participants to ensure a safe and personalized learning experience. This workshop fills quickly - to ensure your spot early registration is recommended.

My encaustic class was fantastic!! It was very informative and enjoyable
Erna is a great teacher - very knowledgeable and I learned a lot

This 1 day workshop takes place:
Saturday, October 23
10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please bring your lunch
Cost $185.00 which includes all supplies

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

Please note that non-medical mask or face covering is mandatory. Entry to workshop will be denied without. Please do not sign up if you are unable to comply


Erna de Vries on YouTube

 
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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”.


An Impressionistic Approach to Landscape Painting in Oils/Acrylics with Instructor John David Anderson

A very special 2-day workshop with award winning, Canadian artist, John David Anderson. Learn to capture light and paint the rich vibrant colours of the fall landscape. John will encourage you to refine your painting skills and experiment as you develop an understanding of colour, edges, shape and design, and value contrast. Create light filled, Impressionist-inspired landscape paintings with depth, atmosphere, and feeling. Oil paint is the preferred medium but you can also use acrylic paint. Lots of demos and individual attention. This workshop is best suited to intermediate and advanced artists.Materials List
Limited to only 10 participants to ensure a safe and personalized learning experience. This workshop fills quickly - to ensure your spot early registration is recommended.

This is the best class I have ever taken - the instructor was so well organized, and so generous with information.
John is a fantastic teacher, his expertise and knowledge is amazing.Best workshop ever

This 2 day workshop takes place:
Saturday and Sunday, November 6 & 7
10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please bring your lunch
Cost: $225.00 OAS member: $210.00

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

Please note that non-medical mask or face covering is mandatory. Entry to workshop will be denied without. Please do not sign up if you are unable to comply

Pandemic Options: I have read and agree to follow OAS COVID protocols   Membership Status  
 
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About John David Anderson

"Painting is pretty much like breathing for me now. I started at a young age copying the works of Glen Loates and Andrew Wyeth and it just grew from there with the increased exposure to more and more possibilities with paint. Northern and southern European impressionists along with some of the French and Dutch painters as well as North American impressionists all have left their mark on me. The quality of light in anything I see becomes the focus of my thoughts when a painting begins. Light has an emotional statement to make as it touches things, passes by them, floods over them...it creates a colour field that allows me to enter in. Once in the space I begin an expression of the space and the affect it has on me. Colour relationships are the voice of that illuminated space that I try to speak to with my brush. Its always exciting."




Upcoming Workshops 2022



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 that non-medical mask or face covering is mandatory. Entry to workshop will be denied without. Please do not sign up if you are unable to comply

I have read and agree to follow OAS COVID protocols   Membership Status  
 
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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.

David Daniels Videos

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

 
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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.
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