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Workshops 2022


Expressive Portrait and Figure in Watercolour
with Instructor Atanur Dogan
Light and Colour: Mastering Plein Air - Oils/Acrylics
with Instructor John David Anderson
Pump Up Your Palette:
Contemporary Impressions in Bold Colour 1
with Instructor Jacintha Krish
Exploring Colour, Light and Design In Fall
Watercolour with Mixed Medium
with Instructor Bonnie Steinberg
Rocks, Sand and Sea Glass in Watercolour
with Instructor Diane McEntee
Pump Up Your Palette:
Contemporary Impressions in Bold Colour 2
with Instructor Jacintha Krish
Encaustic + Mixed Media Explorations
with Instructor Erna de Vries
Painting Landscape with Dry Pastels
with Instructor Maria Iva
Painting Landscape with Palette Knife in Oil
with Instructor Maria Iva


September


Expressive Portrait and Figure in Watercolour with Instructor Atanur Dogan

Discover the spontaneity so unique to watercolour and paint colourful, expressive portraits and figures. Artist/instructor Atanur will teach you valuable watercolour concepts and techniques to capture movement, gesture and the spirit of your subject as you paint from photographic reference. Learn how light affects the temperature of colours and values, and how to use the transparency of this medium to allow the light of the paper to come through. Deemed one of five best portrait artists in the world by the Portrait Society of Canada, Atanur will guide you to create vivacious, vibrant paintings in stunning colour Demonstrations lots of individual assistance and critiques. If you wish you may bring a sketched out portrait to allow for more painting time. Workshop best suited for beginners with some experience to intermediate.Materials List

This 2 day workshop takes place:
Saturday and Sunday, September 10 & 11
10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $245.00     OAS member: $220.00

Please note: Non-medical mask or face covering is still mandatory. Please do not sign up for this workshop if you are unable to comply. Entry will be denied without mask.

I have read and agree to follow OAS COVID protocols     Membership Status    
 
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About Atanur Dogan

Atanur is a watercolour artist with Turkish/Canadian dual nationality. A graduated of Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey, he is best known for his portraits and figures and distinctive painting skill. His forceful brush strokes evoke the life and tribulations of his subjects. He has mastered the difficult medium of watercolour, utilizing contrasts in colour and depth to create striking effects. He enjoys painting people of different ethnicities, with a focus on their faces and body language and what these express. He has participated in more than 200 exhibitions worldwide and teaches workshops around the globe. In 2004 he hosted an international exhibition entitled " Peace Through Art ", and then established the International Watercolor Society in 2012. In just 6 years, International Watercolor Society has become one of the most active art societies in the world with 90 country branches. Atanur and his team also opened IWS galleries, IWS Educational Centres, IWS Research Centres and have published an IWS International Magazine. Every year the society country branches organizes international watercolour festivals, exhibitions and workshops. Atanur travels to every country supporting each IWS activity. His goal is to make watercolour one of the world’s most popular painting techniques.


Light and Colour: Mastering Plein Air - Oils/Acrylics with Instructor John David Anderson

An inspiring plein air workshop with award winning, Canadian artist, John David Anderson. Enjoy the best of both worlds - paint and sketch on location and then develop colour studies in-studio. The first day of the workshop will consist of plein air painting, followed transforming field sketches into successful studio paintings. Well known for his patience and in depth instructions, John teaches you how to break down the complexity and reveal the magic of the creative process. Learn to capture the landscape’s changing light, forms, and colours to create light filled, Impressionist-inspired 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. Open to intermediate and more advanced painters even with no plein air experience - please don’t let that hold you back.
Participants will need to have supplies and equipment including a portable easel or pochade set up, and be able to walk short distances with your gear. Oakville location to be announced week prior to start. You will need your own transportation to site. Materials List

This 2 day workshop takes place:
Saturday and Sunday, September 17 & 18
10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $250.00     OAS member: $225.00

Please note: Non-medical mask or face covering is still mandatory. Please do not sign up for this workshop if you are unable to comply. Entry will be denied without mask.

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. It’s always exciting!


Pump Up Your Palette: Contemporary Impressions in Bold Colour 1 with Instructor Jacintha Krish

Do you want to develop your own style or paint with more colour and feeling? In this 2-part workshop, Jacintha will inspire you to paint confidently, use brilliant colour, and fluid brushwork. She will guide you step by step in the fundamentals; beginning with simple but strong compositions and the use of loose bold brushstrokes to create dramatic and contemporary artwork. Learn the art of using different tools and techniques, stencils and palette knives. This fun workshop will inspire you to take the next step in your personal exploration of expressive painting. We will be painting bright and bold inspired by the fall landscapes. Advanced beginner to intermediate level painters. Materials List

This 2 day workshop takes place:
Saturday and Sunday, September 24 & 25
10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $160.00     OAS member: $140.00

Please note: Non-medical mask or face covering is still mandatory. Please do not sign up for this workshop if you are unable to comply. Entry will be denied without mask.

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


Exploring Colour, Light and Design In Fall Landscape - Watercolour with Mixed Medium with Instructor Bonnie Steinberg

Come and explore how light, design, and colour can put passion in composition! In this workshop, we will explore a rural landscape, in early fall, with its own special charm. Ontario and beyond, and its endless array of rural elements will provide our inspiration. For the artist that craves colour, then this workshop is definitely for you! We will also explore rural elements as they are described in beautiful colour and light with the addition of “mixed medium” for those who want to explore additional options to enhance their paintings. The addition of pen and nib with free flowing black ink, and additional white gouache will be demonstrated. The use of these materials is optional, and you can certainly choose not to incorporate this extra medium. A strong sense of composition including both atmospheric and simple linear perspective will be taught and emphasized with each painting. Some new, and some old and proven techniques will be taught and demonstrated to provide a purposeful aim for participants. Great autumn hues will be especially emphasized and explored. You will learn to master great combinations in colour mixing that will further enhance your painting. With Bonnie’s hands on approach, demonstrations and discussions, and an emphasis on individual attention, your painting will take on new luminosity. You will be thrilled with the result…a fall painting with passion! Materials list to follow.

This workshop takes place:
Saturday, October 15
10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $110.00     OAS member: $100.00

Please note: Non-medical mask or face covering is still mandatory. Please do not sign up for this workshop if you are unable to comply. Entry will be denied without mask.

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.


Rocks, Sand and Sea Glass in Watercolour with Instructor Diane McEntee

Painting rocks that look convincing can be quite a challenge for beginners. In this workshop learn how to paint realistic rocks under water, floating leaves, and sea glass successfully. Diane illustrates how the use of light in your painting adds drama, mood and movement. Capture the subtle changes in value intensity and texture from light, shade and shadow areas. She will walk you through each step of design and technique: shapes, creating textures, shadows, and how to save whites for added sparkle. Lots of demos and individual attention that help you hone your painting skills. This workshop suitable for beginners with a little experience. Materials List

This 2 day workshop takes place:
Saturday and Sunday, Oct 22 & 23
10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $160.00     OAS member: $145.00

Please note: Non-medical mask or face covering is still mandatory. Please do not sign up for this workshop if you are unable to comply. Entry will be denied without mask.

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About Diane McEntee

Diane has been painting in different mediums for over 40 years and has for the last 20 years focused on watercolour. She taught watercolour workshops in Maple Ridge, BC and Burlington, ON as well as private classes in Burlington and Niagara. "I've been fortunate to take classes with renowned artists in Australia, Kansas and Texas, not to mention several provinces in Canada. I love that you can be completely creative with colour vividness through glazing as well as transparency, and the portability of supplies. Whether painting portraiture, landscapes or still life, watercolour can be used with versatility."


Pump Up Your Palette: Contemporary Impressions in Bold Colour 2 with Instructor Jacintha Krish

In Part 2 of Pump Up your Palette you will delve deeper into understanding values, colour and details. Jacintha will challenge you to be bold as you take a more playful and exploratory approach to colour. Learn techniques to create light and shadow and how to keep from overworking your paintings. Get rid of your inner critic as you embrace imperfection and create freely and loosely. This fun workshop will inspire you to take the next step in your personal exploration of expressive painting. We will be painting bright and bold inspired by the fall and winter landscapes. Advanced beginner to intermediate level painters.Materials List

This 2 day workshop takes place:
Saturday and Sunday, October 29 & 30
10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $160.00     OAS member: $140.00

Please note: Non-medical mask or face covering is still mandatory. Please do not sign up for this workshop if you are unable to comply. Entry will be denied without mask.

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


November


Encaustic + Mixed Media Explorations with Instructor Erna de Vries

This workshop allows both beginner and experienced participants to unleash their creativity while developing or furthering skills and techniques in wax. Erna demonstrates all you need to know in melting/fusing, colour mixing, texturing, incising, layering, collage application and incorporating image transfers. She encourages experimentation with techniques of your choice to create unique mono prints and panel paintings on Japanese papers and cradled birch panels. All materials will be provided with access to pharmaceutical grade bees wax, pigments, pan pastels, collage materials, stencils and image transfers. Workshop information will include safety, materials and equipment. Join us as we venture into the exciting works of wax.

This workshop takes place:
Saturday, November 5
10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $225.00 which includes $40 in workshop materials

Please note: Non-medical mask or face covering is still mandatory. Please do not sign up for this workshop if you are unable to comply. Entry will be denied without mask.

I have read and agree to follow OAS COVID protocols    
 
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About Erna de Vries

Erna is an artist and educator whose passion for art has driven her to explore and experiment with diverse media and challenge students who have come under her guidance. With an interest in depicting the urban industrialized landscape, she utilizes wax, concrete, reclaimed metal, collage and image transfers. Erna is drawn to encaustic for its luminous, spontaneous qualities and the unique melting/solidifying process. Erna holds a B.A in Art/Art History, B.ED, Honours Art Specialist, Plastic/ Fine Arts Certificates and is a certified Enkaustikos instructor. Her work has been shown in national and international juried shows, a solo show in Richmond VA, featured artist at McMaster Innovation Park and an article on her working methods and techniques can be found in the on line Spring 2015 issue of Encaustic Arts Magazine. Erna is the recipient of: Reserved Best in Show Award - Urban Jungle - Vaughan Juried Exhibition, Jurors Award - Ontario Society of Artists - 144th Juried Exhibition - John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto “I make art out of an intuitive response to be creative; to challenge and break down boundaries while maintaining a reverence for the relationship between our created and man-made worlds”.


Painting Landscape with Dry Pastels with Instructor Maria Iva

Learn to create vivid and expressive landscape paintings using the brilliant hues of soft pastel. In this workshop Maria will guide you through the process to achieve balance and harmony in your painting by creating a point of focus, defining values, underpainting, seeing and using colour, and how to simplify and work from your photographs. Experiment with the varied applications of this incredible medium such as blending, layering, direction to create texture, light and movement. Create loose, fresh landscapes filled with vivid colour and energy. Demos, positive critiques and lots of individual attention. This class is best suited to beginners with some experience and intermediates. Maria Iva has Master Pastelist designation with Pastel Artists Canada. Materials List

This workshop takes place:
Sunday, November 13
10:00 am to 3:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $100.00     OAS member: $90.00

Please note: Non-medical mask or face covering is still mandatory. Please do not sign up for this workshop if you are unable to comply. Entry will be denied without mask.

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About Maria Iva

Maria is a nature lover and a tireless hiker. She finds her inspiration in exploring wilderness areas of Southern Ontario. She often paints scenes that fascinate her on location with soft pastels on sanded paper and later recreates them on canvas in her studio in oil using a palette knife. Her pastel paintings are usually quick plein air sketches that capture the light and the feeling of the scene. Her oil paintings are much bigger pieces that are richly textured and colored. Using wet-on-wet technique she applies thick palette knife strokes that create depth and plenty of details. In both media Maria uses clean vibrant colors that allow her to demonstrate the effect of sunlight on the scene. Maria started painting after having a successful career in education and in a short time achieved a professional level that allowed her to exhibit and sell her work. Maria is an Elected Member of the Society of Canadian Artists and a Master Signature Member of the Pastel Artist Canada. She lives and works in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.


Painting Landscape with Palette Knife in Oil with Instructor Maria Iva

Palette knife painting is a thick application of paint that results in a heavily textured surface and requires the artist to "let go" of details. In this workshop, Maria will teach you how to create light filled landscapes in oil with beautiful texture and depth using the impasto technique. She will take you, step-by-step, through the processes of colour mixing, underpainting, texture, colour and composition. This workshop is intuitive, focusing on strokes and movement rather than perfect realism. Workshop is suitable to experienced beginners who wish to develop and expand their own particular painting styles. Materials List

This workshop takes place:
Sunday, November 20
10:00 am to 3:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $100.00     OAS member: $90.00

Please note: Non-medical mask or face covering is still mandatory. Please do not sign up for this workshop if you are unable to comply. Entry will be denied without mask.

Membership Status    
 
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About Maria Iva

Maria is a nature lover and a tireless hiker. She finds her inspiration in exploring wilderness areas of Southern Ontario. She often paints scenes that fascinate her on location with soft pastels on sanded paper and later recreates them on canvas in her studio in oil using a palette knife. Her pastel paintings are usually quick plein air sketches that capture the light and the feeling of the scene. Her oil paintings are much bigger pieces that are richly textured and colored. Using wet-on-wet technique she applies thick palette knife strokes that create depth and plenty of details. In both media Maria uses clean vibrant colors that allow her to demonstrate the effect of sunlight on the scene. Maria started painting after having a successful career in education and in a short time achieved a professional level that allowed her to exhibit and sell her work. Maria is an Elected Member of the Society of Canadian Artists and a Master Signature Member of the Pastel Artist Canada. She lives and works in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.


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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