• This 7 hour workshop takes place over 2 days: Saturday, May 25, 10am to 3 pm (Please bring your lunch) & Sunday, May 26, 10am to 12pm

    Instructor AJ Webb

    Fluid Art, is a fun and expressive way to get creative! Come join us, as you play and experiment with acrylic paints in this fun interactive workshop. In this beginner course, AJ will teach you the fundamentals of fluid art: making pouring medium and mixing acrylic paints while experimenting with open cup, flip cup, blooms and balloon kisses. Be captivated by the process; the colours, and the magic and movement. You will have an opportunity to transform two 12×12 canvases and a glass vase into beautiful abstract art that you will be proud to display. No experience is necessary – fluid art might just be the creative art form that you are looking for! Materials List
  • Saturday, June 8th 9:30am to 4:30 pm (Please bring your lunch)

    Instructor Peter Cheung

    In this workshop Peter will challenge and encourage you to “think loosely” as you take advantage of the unique, spontaneous qualities of watercolour. Under Peters guidance you will learn how to simplify the scene into a manageable composition and how to paint confidently with a freer expression. He will focus on painting techniques, composition and design that are easily understood and will help you gain a fuller appreciation of the potential of the watercolour medium. Loosen up, take an open approach and develop the skills to judge when your picture is at its maximum potential. In this workshop Peter will help you grow as an artist as he encourages you to let go and create bold, loose watercolours. Lots of demos and one on one. Subject includes landscape and flowers. Materials List
  • Tuesday May 21 (9am-1pm), Wed. May 22 (9am-1pm), and Thurs. May  23 (6-10pm).  This workshop takes place over two mornings and the subsequent evening:
    Location:  Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park,  2340 Ontario St. Oakville (meet at the gazebo).  Please note the above hours intended to capture varied light conditions. These workshops are intended for traditional oil, water-soluble oils and acrylic.  This workshop will guide participants through the process of outdoor painting. From how to choose a subject, to capturing its essence, Peter will demonstrate the techniques that will allow you to convey your intended message through an impactful and engaging painting. Much more than an unstructured, unguided Plein Air outing, Peter’s daily demonstrations and individual attention throughout the three sessions will grow your skills and enhance your technique. You will learn to manage the evolving morning and evening natural light over the course of these sessions, regardless of the weather. Materials: Plein air easel, palette, brushes, palette knife, paint thinner, paper towels

    Paints: cad red medium, cad yellow light, yellow ocher, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue, prussian blue, titanium white

    Other: hat, sunscreen, bug spray, water bottle, bag for used paper towels

       
  • Tuesday June 11 (9am-1pm), Wed. June 12 (9am-1pm), and Thurs. June 13 (6-10pm).  This workshop takes place over two mornings and the subsequent evening:
    Location:  Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park,  2340 Ontario St. Oakville (meet at the gazebo).  Please note the above hours intended to capture varied light conditions. These workshops are intended for traditional oil, water soluble oils and acrylics. This workshop will guide participants through the process of outdoor painting. From how to choose a subject, to capturing its essence, Peter will demonstrate the techniques that will allow you to convey your intended message through an impactful and engaging painting. Much more than an unstructured, unguided Plein Air outing, Peter’s daily demonstrations and individual attention throughout the three sessions will grow your skills and enhance your technique. You will learn to manage the evolving morning and evening natural light over the course of these sessions, regardless of the weather. Materials: Plein air easel, palette, brushes, palette knife, paint thinner, paper towels

    Paints: cad red medium, cad yellow light, yellow ocher, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue, prussian blue, titanium white

    Other: hat, sunscreen, bug spray, water bottle, bag for used paper towels

       
  • This 2 day workshop takes place: Saturday and Sunday, June 8 & 9 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Please bring your lunch
    Instructor Diane McEntee Painting sand and rocks that look convincing can be quite a challenge for beginners. In this workshop Diane illustrates how to successfully paint realistic rocks under water, floating leaves, and sea glass. Learn to use masks, create washes, and how to render details to express the magic of light. She walks you through each step of design and technique: colours, shapes, 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 some experience. Materials List
  • Please note that sessions with Keith Thirgood are sold out but there are still some spaces for Wendy Pride These workshops are in partnership with Bronte Provincial Park so to register your name or for any additional information contact: info@oakvilleartsociety.com Saturday, June 15th: Registration for each session is limited to 15 participants!  Wendy Pride: Morning 10 am to 12 pm for Beginner and Experienced Beginner Wendy Pride: Afternoon 1 pm to 3 pm for Experienced Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Keith Thirgood: All day 10 am to 4 pm All Levels -  Instructors Wendy Pride or Keith Thirgood Join us for a couple of hours or a full day and engage in the outdoor painting experience as you get inspired by nature and all her beauty. Popular instructors, Wendy Pride or Keith Thirgood will guide you in creating harmonious compositions, capturing the light and the mood of the scene as quickly as possible given atmospheric conditions. If you are new to painting outdoors, you will learn the essentials as you explore the beauty of picturesque Bronte Creek Provincial Park painting the unique natural elements of the park: ravine and creek, field and forest. Experience how to interpret nature by simplifying its elements and hone your skills at outdoor painting. Express yourself in a bold, colourful way to capture the beauty and spontaneity of nature. Enjoy Mother Nature as you experience the value and power of painting outdoors - no matter your skill level.  Material List

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