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Imagine & Inspire
Teen March Break Art Studio
with Instructor Heather DeHaan
Plan your Painting from a Photograph
in Acrylics
with Instructor Julie Wurtele
Painting Semi-Realism Mountains
in Acrylics
with Instructor Julie Wurtele
Paint a Waterfall in Acrylics
Smokey Hollow, Waterdown
with Instructor Julie Wurtele
Still Life: Drawing from Observation
with Instructor Tritan Braho
Secrets of Colour and Value
with Instructor Tritan Braho
Colour and Values for Still Like Painting;
Necessary Exercises in Water-soluble Oil or Acrylics
with Instructor Wendy Pride
Impressionistic- Big & Bold
Landscape Painting - Oils/Acrylics
with Instructor John David Anderson
Painting A Watercolour
Urban Landscape
with Instructor Bonnie Steinberg
Learning to Draw -
the Human Figure
with Instructor Norman Choo
Mastering Oil for Beginners
with Instructor Peter Cheung
Landscape Painting in Oil with
a Palette Knife for Beginners
with Instructor Maria Iva
Contemporary Spring and Summer Florals -
in Acrylics
with Instructor Jacintha Krish
Large Landscape Painting in Oil
with a Palette Knife
with Instructor Maria Iva
Fluid Art Workshop
in Acrylics
with Instructor AJ Webb
Rocks, Sand and Sea Glass
with Instructor Diane McEntee
Bronte Provincial Park Plein Air
with Instructors Wendy Pride
or Keith Thirgood
Expressive Fall Watercolour Painting
with optional Mixed Medium!
with Instructor Bonnie Steinberg
Large Canvas:
Painting the Snowy Landscape - Oils/Acrylics
with Instructor John David Anderson

March


March Break Workshop for Teens 13 to 17

"Imagine & Inspire" - Teen March Break Art Studio with Instructor Heather DeHaan


Come join us this March Break and explore your creative side while developing your artistic skills. Artist/instructor Heather will guide you through a wide variety of art projects such as drawings, paintings and mixed media. She will encourage you to focus on enjoying the creative process as you learn new concepts and skills. With years of experience in mentoring teens, Heather has designed the projects in this workshop to be relaxed and social as well as creative and meaningful. This workshop may also be suitable for those looking to create for their portfolio for post-secondary school applications. Materials List

This 5 day March Break workshop is for teens 13 to 17
Monday, March 11 to Friday, March 15
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: $125.00

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About Heather DeHaan

Since I was a young child, spending countless hours stretched out on the floor of my bedroom immersed in my sketchbook, creating and designing have been a part of my everyday life. With a background in the fashion design industry, I have pivoted into facilitating accessible creativity in community for all ages and stages in life. I enjoy working with beginner artists in the safe environment of the art studio to learn skills and techniques and unlock their creative potential. I believe that the creative process is not defined by perfection, but by exploration, growth mindset, and that “making” is necessary, healing, and soul filling. I enjoy all forms of art, especially painting (mostly acrylics), creating mixed media, murals/street art, and am currently discovering my evolving personal artistic style. I look forward to meeting you and potentially creating with you!


Plan your Painting from a Photograph - Acrylics with Instructor Julie Wurtele


In this workshop, Julie helps you choose the most effective photographs to paint and how to make them come to life on your canvas. There are fundamental differences from what we see in real life and what we see when we take a photograph. Explore some of the shortcomings of working from photographs as you learn to simplify and translate the image into a three-dimensional feeling painting. The fundamentals of a good painting will be emphasized as Julie guides you through some basic strategies to plan your project from start to finish. Lots of guidance and encouragement to develop your own creative style. Please bring a selection of photographs you would like to plan to paint. This workshop is geared to beginners with some experience. Materials List

This workshop takes place on:
Tuesday, March 19
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: $85.00

 
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About Julie Wurtele

Born in Cheshire, UK, Julie studied Fine Art in England and Dundas Valley School of Art. She enjoys all forms of art but has a passion for colour and nature, her paintings reflect growing up surrounded by the Welsh Mountains and her worldwide travels. She describes her style as semi-realism/semi abstract influenced by the Group of 7 and European artists. Julie has been an instructor for adult, teen and children's classes at Oakville Art Society since 2011. In 2010 she established Artfully You, providing painting and events in person and online to large corporations. Julie has developed a unique teaching method using shapes and symbols children and adults can relate to, breaking the project down step by step and encouraging the development of individual styles. She believes anyone can learn to be a great artist and there are no mistakes only “happy accidents”.


Painting Semi-Realism Mountains in Acrylics with Instructor Julie Wurtele


Explore ways of opening yourself to thinking, visualizing, and creating semi-realism painting in this fun workshop. Painting in a semi-realism style is an exciting challenge for artists--but just how do you translate the scene before? Julie will teach you, with step-by-step demonstrations, how to subtract, expand, isolate, define, and translate a photo or sketch to create a dynamic semi-realism painting. Learn how to create strong compositions, and to use colour to highlight mood and emotion in your paintings. Create imaginative landscape paintings as you step out of strict realism style to a more expressive interpretation. This workshop is geared to beginners with some experience. Materials List.

This workshop takes place on:
Wednesday, March 20
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: $85.00

 
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About Julie Wurtele

Born in Cheshire, UK, Julie studied Fine Art in England and Dundas Valley School of Art. She enjoys all forms of art but has a passion for colour and nature, her paintings reflect growing up surrounded by the Welsh Mountains and her worldwide travels. She describes her style as semi-realism/semi abstract influenced by the Group of 7 and European artists. Julie has been an instructor for adult, teen and children's classes at Oakville Art Society since 2011. In 2010 she established Artfully You, providing painting and events in person and online to large corporations. Julie has developed a unique teaching method using shapes and symbols children and adults can relate to, breaking the project down step by step and encouraging the development of individual styles. She believes anyone can learn to be a great artist and there are no mistakes only “happy accidents”.


Paint a Waterfall in Acrylics: Smokey Hollow, Waterdown with Instructor Julie Wurtele


Waterfalls are a fantastic but challenging subject to paint. Waterfalls have crags, hard rock edges, turns, reflections, and movement. Julie will teach you to paint realistic waterfalls by applying fundamental principles to painting water, land, and sky. Learn techniques in composition, perspective, and effective use of light and shadow to create depth and realism. A step-by-step approach to creating a bold, colourful painting that captures the beauty and spontaneity of nature. This workshop is geared to beginners with some experience. Materials List.

This workshop takes place on:
Thursday, March 21
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: $85.00

 
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About Julie Wurtele

Born in Cheshire, UK, Julie studied Fine Art in England and Dundas Valley School of Art. She enjoys all forms of art but has a passion for colour and nature, her paintings reflect growing up surrounded by the Welsh Mountains and her worldwide travels. She describes her style as semi-realism/semi abstract influenced by the Group of 7 and European artists. Julie has been an instructor for adult, teen and children's classes at Oakville Art Society since 2011. In 2010 she established Artfully You, providing painting and events in person and online to large corporations. Julie has developed a unique teaching method using shapes and symbols children and adults can relate to, breaking the project down step by step and encouraging the development of individual styles. She believes anyone can learn to be a great artist and there are no mistakes only “happy accidents”.


Still Life: Drawing from Observation with Instructor Tritan Braho

Drawing has long been recognized as the most basic foundation for the painter. The reason is simple: drawing teaches one to “see.” The focus of this workshop is on learning to develop and use your visual sense on real objects not photographs. Tritan will teach you how to render a variety of objects realistically using line and contour, shape and form, light and shadow, space and depth, proportion and perspective, all critical to a successful drawing. Explore techniques with contemporary practices to gain insight into the creative process through drawing. The fundamentals taught in this workshop will allow you to increase confidence in your ability as you master the skills to see and draw just about anything. Materials List

This 2 half days workshop takes place on:
Tuesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 28
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cost: $75.00

 
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About Tritan Braho

Tritan received his Masters of Fine Art from Byam Shaw School of Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. Tritan’s work captures and examines overlooked everyday objects and moments and the light around them. He uses photography to freeze change, light and movement and transfers his chosen image into canvas using a high level of technical skill during the painting process. It is during this process that he gives his subject an intriguing presence while building a relationship between figuration and abstraction. “With my choice of subject my aim is to impose a sense of beauty and importance on what may be usually dismissed and considered unworthy of attention in everyday life. I try to do this by putting my chosen object into focus and seeing them through a different light, reinventing them and giving them a new dignity”.


April


Secrets of Colour and Value with Instructor Tritan Braho

Colour and value are often regarded as one of the most important elements in creating a stunning work of art. In this workshop Tritan will guide you in colour exploration in order to break old habits and help you find fresh new ways to bring expressive colour to your art. Discover the attributes of colour: value, intensity, and temperature so you can apply what you’ve learned to your art. Bring your questions and colour challenges for personalized hands-on instruction in the mysteries of colour. Materials List

This workshop takes place on:
Tuesday, April 2th
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cost: $40.00

 
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About Tritan Braho

Tritan received his Masters of Fine Art from Byam Shaw School of Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. Tritan’s work captures and examines overlooked everyday objects and moments and the light around them. He uses photography to freeze change, light and movement and transfers his chosen image into canvas using a high level of technical skill during the painting process. It is during this process that he gives his subject an intriguing presence while building a relationship between figuration and abstraction. “With my choice of subject my aim is to impose a sense of beauty and importance on what may be usually dismissed and considered unworthy of attention in everyday life. I try to do this by putting my chosen object into focus and seeing them through a different light, reinventing them and giving them a new dignity”.


Colour and Values for Still Like Painting; Necessary Exercises in Water-soluble Oil or Acrylics with Instructor Wendy Pride

In this practical workshop, Wendy will guide you to focus on colour mixing and values as you observe and paint basic still life objects in light and shadow. Colour theory, mixing complements, greys, and doing value exercises are foundational elements of the sessions. You will paint a number of subjects that you bring to the classroom which will include a boiled egg (sphere and values), a hothouse tomato (vibrant clean reds), a green pepper (masterful greens), a bunch of colourful grapes (turning the form), a bowl of fruit, and more. The exercises will challenge you to see and arrive at lifelike results. This workshop involves enjoyable painting from life practice leading participants to be better equipped to handle still life forms in future work. The end result of the workshop is for you to have a number of successful studies to refer to, not a painting in and of itself. Materials List

This 2 half days workshop takes place on:
Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Cost: $115.00

 
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About Wendy Pride, OPA

Contemporary Impressionist Artist, Wendy is an oil painter passionate about the effects of light and the importance of colour in her work done in the impressionist style. She is honored to be an associate member of the Oil Painters of America. Wendy has studied at the Cape Cod and Scottsdale Schools of Art and has painted plein air under the mentorship of several American master painters. She is happy to be able to guide students along their painting journey by teaching at the Oakville Art Society.


Impressionistic Approach to Big & Bold Landscape Painting in Oils/Acrylics with Instructor John David Anderson

If you dream of painting landscape on a larger scale then this workshop, with award winning, Canadian artist/instructor, John David Anderson can help you turn a vast expanse of a big, white canvas into a painting. Explore size-to-scale relationships as you create large light filled, Impressionist-inspired landscape paintings with depth, atmosphere, and feeling. Working on large 20”x30” to 30”x40” canvases, John will encourage you to refine your painting skills as you develop an understanding of colour, edges, shape and design, and value contrast. Approach painting on a larger scale as you would any other new technique worth exploring, with an open mind and an acceptance of a new learning curve to conquer. 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

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

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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.


Painting A Watercolour Urban Landscape;Exploring Colour, Light and Design in Spring with Instructor Bonnie Steinberg

Come and explore how light, design, and colour can put passion in composition. Our inspiration will be spring in Ontario and beyond with its endless array of architectural and urban elements. Subject matter will include simplified street scenes with landscape elements, architectural elements, and other details within the urban environment. Discover the secret of mixing great greens, deep violets and other wonderful spring hues. You will marvel at the result…colourful and luminous paintings! Bonnie will guide you through techniques with demonstrations such as atmospheric and simple linear perspective. If beautiful colour and light is a passion, then this workshop is certainly one workshop that you won’t want to miss! Materials list

This workshop takes place:
Saturday, April 6th
10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $120.00     OAS member: $110.00

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About Bonnie Steinberg

Bonnie Steinberg 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. Most recently, Bonnie has completed a wonderful workshop in Western Canada for Leading Edge workshops in Winnipeg Manitoba and will be leading another workshop in Newfoundland.
Symphonic watercolours with Bonnie


Learning to Draw with the Human Figure as Subject with Instructor Norman Choo

Working from life subjects can help us hone our drawing skills and what better subject to draw from than the life model. Norman will focus on different dry media - charcoal, conté and coloured pencil. A short discussion of drawing techniques will be given at the beginning of each session. Then we will proceed to the core of this workshop which is to practice drawing from poses that are 30 minutes or longer. A wonderful opportunity to hone your figurative skills in a supportive and creative environment. All levels of participants are welcomed, no prior experience required. Materials List

This workshop takes place over 5 Sundays
Sunday, April 7, 14, 21, 28, & May 5
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: $225.00   Cost include Model Fees

 
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About Norman Choo

Born in Kuching on Borneo Island, Norman found his passion for the Visual Arts in his schooling years. Hungry to learn, he taught himself and sought out the best teachers he could reach. His journey as an artist began in the late 90s by participating in numerous artist organizations and events in Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, Japan, China, Australia, Poland, the USA, and Canada. Norman moved to Canada in the mid 2000s.


Mastering Oil for Beginners with Instructor Peter Cheung

Experience the beauty and texture of oil painting. If you are new to oil painting, then this workshop is designed to teach you the fundamentals of this luminous medium. Peter will break down techniques and concepts, drawing, composition, value, mixing colour, brush work and lighting, in an easy-to-understand way. He will guide you through a series of exercises and a small-scale painting to help you develop your skill set. Peter shares his joy of capturing movement, colour and light, with his style of colourful, energetic, contemporary work. This class will be fun and non-threatening for those new to the world of oil painting. Materials List

This workshop takes place:
Saturday, April 13
9:30am to 4:30 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $115.00     OAS member: $105.00

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About Peter Cheung

Peter is an Ontario based, multiple award-winning artist who works in oil paint. Born in Hong Kong, he was influenced by Chinese art at an early age, although was not able to pursue it until later in life. After he moved to Canada in the late 70s, education and family commitments largely kept my artistic vigour at bay, but he never abandoned his desire to commit himself to the craft. In 2015, when circumstances permitted, Peter decided to leave the corporate world and committed to becoming a full-time artist. “My philosophy for creating art is simple, I committed to create artwork that emanates energy, life force and movement. My portfolio strongly reflects my love affair of sailing and the wildlife of the west coast where I went to university and worked for fifteen years. My artwork heavily influenced by my fascination of the four season colours of Ontario and the East coast.”


Landscape Painting in Oil with a Palette Knife for Beginners with Instructor Maria Iva

Palette knife painting is a thick application of paint that results in a heavily textured surface. In this workshop, Maria will teach you dynamic, bold palette knife techniques as you get a hands-on feel for the use of the knife instead of a brush. She will guide you in colour mixing, underpainting, texture, and composition. You will get a good understanding of the processes to effectively use layers of paint to enhance the landscape you're depicting and how to choose colours which make the most of this technique. Create impressionistic styled landscapes with beautiful texture and depth. Workshop is suitable to beginners who wish to develop or expand their own particular painting style, Maria will select a simple scene as a reference. Materials List

This workshop takes place:
Sunday, April 14
10:00 am to 3:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $110.00     OAS member: $100.00

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About Maria Iva

Maria Iva 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.


Contemporary Spring and Summer Florals - Acrylics with Instructor Jacintha Krish

A painting doesn't have to be complicated to be beautiful. In this workshop Jacintha will guide you through simple painting techniques and exercises to create beautiful floral paintings with a contemporary flair and fearless use of colour. Learn how to edit your image to create a simpler but stronger design. Understand how colour relationships, composition, and the interplay of light and shadow play a part in conveying a strong visual statement. Capture the subtleties and variations in the quiet beauty of the emerging spring foliage or bring the vibrant colours of summer blooms to life. Lots of individual attention and demonstrations. Materials List

This 2 day workshop takes place:
Saturday and Sunday, April 20 & 21
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Please bring your lunch
Cost: $175.00     OAS member: $155.00

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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


Large Landscape Painting with a Palette Knife in Oils with Instructor Maria Iva

In this workshop Maria takes you on a journey to refine your palette knife techniques and expand the skills needed to improve your artwork. Working large scale - 16x16” up to 20x20” square canvas - create shapes and textures with varied palette knives, and interpret the beauty and colour of the Georgian Bay or Muskoka Marsh landscape. Delve into the challenges of painting large with a palette knife and push beyond your comfort zone as you embrace the energy of painting with a knife. The nature of this workshop is intuitive, focusing on strokes and movement rather than perfect realism. Explore your creativity using colour design and techniques that produce a dynamic, expressive landscape painting. Workshop is in oils and is suitable to intermediate to advanced artists. Materials List

This workshop takes place:
Saturday, April 27
10:00 am to 3:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $110.00     OAS member: $100.00

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About Maria Iva

Maria Iva 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.


May


Fluid Art Workshop with 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

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
Cost: $75.00     OAS member: $65.00

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About AJ Webb:

AJ retired from the Massage Therapy field in 2004 where she was an instructor for eleven years at Toronto and Burlington based Colleges. Although she no longer treat clients, her interest in teaching and art has never waned. She now runs a gardening business and spends her free time painting and tutoring. “Over the past 5 years I have been moving away from traditional acrylic painting and have concentrated on fluid art and outdoor paintings. Fluid or pour painting is so much fun and rarely disappoints the artist”


June


Rocks, Sand and Sea Glass in Watercolour with 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

This 2 day workshop takes place:
Saturday and Sunday, June 8 & 9
10:00 am to 3:00 pm Please bring your lunch
Cost: $115.00     OAS member: $100.00

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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."


Plein Air Painting in Bronte Creek Provincial Park with 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.

Materials List    Equipment is an essential component of this experience; please carefully review the supplies list in order to be properly prepared and equipped.


Please note: These workshops are best for acrylic, water soluble oil or traditional oil.
If you are intermediate or advanced the fundamentals taught are applicable to watercolour and pastels.

Beginners will learn about setting up outdoors, choosing a subject and laying in a painting.


Workshop is free with Bronte Creek Park entry fee of $18.00 but you must register your name via email


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

 
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Adverse weather may necessitate work from photographs in indoor shelters. You may bring your own or select a photograph from the Bronte Creek Park’s collection.
Bronte Creek Provincial Park has of a variety of different habitats: tall grass meadows, young forests, old pastures, creek valley, vernal swamps and ponds.


October


Expressive Fall Watercolour Painting with Optional Mixed Medium! with Instructor Bonnie Steinberg

In this workshop, discover how colour and 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, and the option of adding mixed medium: inks, and gouache if desired. Participants will create an artwork filled with vibrancy and mood with an emphasis on colour and light. 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! Bonnie will provide a full hands-on experience. If colour is your passion, then this workshop should not be missed!
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This workshop takes place:
Saturday, October 19th
10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $120.00     OAS member: $110.00

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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. The addition of adding mixed medium is her recent addition. Bonnie’s 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. Symphonic watercolours with Bonnie


November


Large Canvas: Painting the Snowy Landscape in Oils/Acrylics with Instructor John David Anderson

If you dream of painting a winter landscape on a larger scale then this workshop, with award winning, Canadian artist/instructor, John David Anderson is for you.
In this workshop you learn to use the seasons’ light and colour to capture the beauty of snow-covered landscapes on a large canvas. John will encourage you to see the beauty of winter: sky colours, the mounds, shadows and contrast of the snow and the rich winter darks of trees. Age-old concepts of value, colour, composition and brushwork will be explained simply and effectively for all to understand. Emphasis will be placed on loosening up brushwork, and being more purposeful and direct with paint application. 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. use observation, photos and imagination as our inspiration. Limited to 12 artists Materials List

This 2-day workshop takes place
Saturday and Sunday, November 9 & 10
10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Cost: $225.00     OAS member: $210.00

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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.



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.

The OAS is a registered Canadian charitable organization.
We are wheelchair accessible.

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