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2018 Workshops



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.


The Beauty of Classical Silverpoint Drawing with Instructor Raffaele Abbate

Silverpoint drawing is a Renaissance medium using modern tools that is gaining renewed appreciation in today’s contemporary art world. The drawing is made by dragging a metal stylus over the surface of a prepared paper, leaving a mark much like a graphite pencil. Raffaele will focus on the techniques of drawing in this manner as you create unique artworks in which the metals will be applied over various media and aged to create selective patinas. Experience the delicacy, exquisite line quality and soft tonality of this wonderful medium. Participants will learn classic drawing techniques and receive lots of individual attention. Material List

This 2 day workshop takes place:
Saturday and Sunday, September 22 & 23
10:30 to 3:30 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost $90.00 for non-members / $80.00 OAS members

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About Raffaele Abbate

Raffaele is an award winning Classical Realist artist trained in the Academic style. He specializes in still life, landscape painting and portraiture while teaching classical painting and drawing techniques. Raffaele came to Canada from a small fishing village in Sicily, while studying Computer Science and Mathematics. After a number of years as a small business owner, he chose to pursue a career in art. His journey to become an Academic artist has been challenging. In 2012, Raffaele graduated from the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto. Through this and other experiences, Raffaele has come to understand that it is only through full dedication to one's craft that you can become a master. Raffaele works and teaches classical drawing and painting techniques, through art workshops in southern Ontario and from his studio in Mississauga.


Abstract Adventure in Encaustic for Beginners with Instructor Dania Al-Obaidi

Vibrant, luminous, abstract encaustic paintings for the adventurous! Learn how to paint an abstract landscape painting with wax.
In this workshop explore texture, light and colour as you discover the wonders of this ancient medium. Dania will review encaustic materials: types of wax, working surfaces (panel, canvas, paper), tools, and explain the differences between wax pigments, oil pigments and how to incorporate each into the encaustic medium. Watch as Dania demonstrates colour mixing and layering applications of smooth and textured wax to achieve stunning results. Once you have a basic understanding of encaustics, she walks you through the steps to create an abstract landscape painting using layers of colour and a variety of techniques. As you focus on composition, focal point and movement, you will find that this medium has some exciting possibilities that makes it not only fun and easy to work with, but creates some really cool effects.

This workshop takes place on:
Saturday, September 29th
10:00 to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $235 which include supplies Class size is limited

I really enjoyed the Encaustic workshop. The teacher was super organized and very helpful throughout. I thoroughly enjoyed learning the technique and her demonstrations and hints during the workshop were terrific. I understand she will be giving another workshop in the fall and I will definitely consider taking it.
Sunday’s workshop - encaustics- was amazing and Dania even more so. Great group of lady participants as well. Learned a new medium and enjoyed the experience, and walked out with two completed pieces. The only problem now is I am addicted and I’ll need to get myself a blowtorch.
Encaustic medium has always been of interest to me. The workshop and organization was exceptional. All the supplies were ready on our tables. The explanations and demonstrations were presented with enthusiasm and clarity, all questions were answered. Critiques, which are so important, were helpful and done well. I hope to attend other workshops in the future.
 
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About Dania Al-Obaidi

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


Encaustic Diptych for Intermediates with Instructor Dania Al-Obaidi

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

This workshop takes place on:
Sunday, September 30th
10:00 to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $255 which include supplies Class size is limited

 
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About Dania Al-Obaidi

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


In this 2 part workshop you’ll progress from drawing to painting the portrait.
Explore the ways to capture a subject’s spirit and essence in drawing and then in oil and acrylic.

Enrich Your Understanding of Portraiture through Drawing with Instructor Wayne Moore

Learn to create a finished portrait in pencil and charcoal that captures likeness and conveys expressive effect. Working from a live model, Wayne will begin with a structural approach to the head and its features while building a strong foundation of the basic techniques such as shading, tones and composition. You will learn the critical skills needed to see with an artist’s eye and then capture what you see on paper. Wayne’s methods will strengthen your drawing processes and be a more creative artist. Lots of individual assistance. You should have some basic drawing experience for this workshop. Materials List

This 3 hour workshop takes place:
Sunday, November 4
1pm to 4pm
$60.00 for non-members / $55.00 for members

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About Wayne Moore

“The dynamic figure in motion has been a primary interest, continuing influence and source of personal expression. My sculpture, drawing and painting trace the history of the search for image and form.” An award winning artist, Wayne is a local artist who is extremely accomplished in the fields of drawing, painting and sculpting. A popular instructor he currently teaches classes and workshops throughout southern Ontario. His teaching skills show patience and he is extremely helpful regardless of one's level in the field in which he is teaching. Wayne’s paintings and sculptures may be found in many corporate & private collectors in Canada, United States, Mexico, England, the Netherlands and Japan.


Painting the Portrait in Oil and Acrylic with Confidence with Instructor Wayne Moore

Do you want to create portraits that capture the real person? In this workshop Wayne will take you through a comprehensive understanding of the head structure, and its features. Understand how to develop a strong balance of proportion, value, and colour to help you accurately capture a likeness. Give power and presence to your work as you sharpen your observation skills and translating what you see into a compelling portrait. Demonstrations and lots of one-on-one guidance. Includes model fees Material List

This 5 hour workshop takes place:
Sunday, November 11
10 am to 3:30 pm
$100.00 for non-members / $90.00 for members

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About Wayne Moore

“The dynamic figure in motion has been a primary interest, continuing influence and source of personal expression. My sculpture, drawing and painting trace the history of the search for image and form.” An award winning artist, Wayne is a local artist who is extremely accomplished in the fields of drawing, painting and sculpting. A popular instructor he currently teaches classes and workshops throughout southern Ontario. His teaching skills show patience and he is extremely helpful regardless of one's level in the field in which he is teaching. Wayne’s paintings and sculptures may be found in many corporate & private collectors in Canada, United States, Mexico, England, the Netherlands and Japan.


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

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

This 2 day workshop takes place:
Saturday and Sunday November 17 & 18
10:00 to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
$110.00 for non-members / $100.00 for 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 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


Dynamic Watercolour and Ink Techniques with Instructor Jacintha Krish

In this workshop, learn how an ordinary watercolour painting is magically transformed by encapsulating colour separation with black ink. Jacintha will lead you step-by-step as you learn to simplify the focus of your floral or landscape features by breaking down the composition into manageable shapes. She will show you how to bring detail and lively colour to your art as you learn to combine the ease of fine point marker with loose, flowing watercolour washes. This combination of mediums brings strength to the painting and a sense of abstraction. Loosen up and expand your horizons as you create a watercolour painting to be proud of. Lots of individual attention.

This 2 day workshop takes place:
Thursday and Friday November 22 & 23
10:00 to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
$110.00 for non-members / $100.00 for 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 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



2019 Workshops



Mastering Acrylics with Instructor David Langevin

David’s unique painting style is an elaborate system of layers that is part Renaissance, part Canadian. He uses an elaborate system of layers of transparent and translucent paint, as well as a variety of texture effects. His striking use of light and colour, combined with his distinctive methods and audacious style, characterize the paintings of this well-known Canadian artist.

Learn everything you need to know to master acrylic painting. This workshop is designed for artists with painting experience in oils, acrylics, or even watercolours. Compared to oil and watercolour, acrylic paints are a relatively modern medium and how to use them effectively is still a challenge for many artists. Techniques that are successful when using oil paints or watercolours do not often yield good results when applied to acrylic paints. This is because the physical and chemical properties of the synthetic acrylic paints are unique. In this workshop the focus will be on learning the specific properties of acrylics and how you can use them to achieve fantastic results. Luminosity, colour intensity, and mastering the transparent and translucent techniques of glazes and veils will be emphasized. Come prepared to take notes, ask questions, and to paint. This workshop is for intermediate to advanced painters. Materials List

This 3 day workshop offers a rare opportunity for intermediate to advanced artists to be challenged
with new techniques and ideas from a modern day Old Master and an innate talent.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, September 16 to 18
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
$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.

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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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