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Workshops 2021


Expressive Fall Watercolour Painting with Mixed Medium!
with instructor Bonnie Steinberg
Encaustic & Mixed Media Explorations
with Instructor Erna de Vries

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



October


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

Symphonic Watercolours: Bonnie on YouTube

This 1 day workshop takes place at OAS on:
Sunday, October 18th, 2021
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.

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”.



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 4th 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  
 
Bonnie 1
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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.

This 5 day workshop takes place:
Monday, June 20 to Friday, June 24, 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!

David Daniels Videos

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.
  10. Weather-related closures will be posted on Twitter

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