Upcoming Art Classes & Workshops
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Fall Classes 2018
Fall Classes 2018
CLASSES RUN FOR 8 weeks
Location: An exact location of Crystal's Home Studio will be on your automated emailed receipt. Algonquin College area
Most Classes are designed for beginner and intermediate students. Classes are paced as an average - lots of individual attention is given to each student in my classes. I strive to push those who are more advance and encourage those who are new. Please double check description to match for best level.
Class sizes are intimate - ONLY 8 people per class, so they fill up fast! Don't delay - reserve your spot today!
· Tuesday am : 9:30-12:00
Inspired by Beatrix Potter: Pen and ink $210.00
Develop your fine observational skills in this nature focused class. We will work from both photographic (animals and flowers) and real life subject matter (fruits and vegetables) to create lovely illustrations in the spirit of this beloved Naturalist Artist. You’ll learn the importance of slow, dedicated exercises that will stimulate your mind and eye/ hand coordination as well as the beauty of skillful pen and ink nature studies that you can take with you to the field or your own studio. NOTE: 11” x 14” HOT PRESSED PAPER is used. Sold in my studio. Please consult complete materials list link above.
(All levels of watercolour – some drawing experience is needed)
· Tuesday pm : 12:45-3:15
Fall in the Country: Watercolour $210.00
You’ll create an autumnal colour chart and We’ll examine colour theory which will help you to avoid “muddy” results. Master painting autumn trees and landscapes with sea sponge, masking fluid and fan brush techniques. Subject matter: rugged, rich, colourful rural landscapes (maybe we'll add some fluffy sheep or cattle) Reference images provided. 11” x 14” COLD PRESSED PAPER is used. Sold in my studio. Please consult complete materials list link above. (Some basic drawing is needed, all watercolour levels are welcome)
· Wednesday am: 9:30-12:00
Flirty Fall Flowers: Watercolour $210.00
Create gorgeous exuberant bouquets of bold colour and expressive strokes and splashes. We’ll begin the course with several miniature watercolours (1 hour paintings) to warm up. Learn the essence to capturing KEY form, light and mass to create beautiful and whimsical results. 11” x 14” COLD PRESSED PAPER is used. Sold in my studio. Please consult complete materials list link above. (Some basic drawing is needed, all watercolour levels are welcome)
· Wednesday pm : 12:45-3:15
“Fall Bounty” BOTANICAL Illustration in watercolour $210.00
Beautiful 3D Botanical illustrations of a fall bounty. We’ll begin the class working from photographs (supplied). Then, you’ll be bringing in your own subject matter: gourdes, onions, garlic and other fall or root vegetables to create highly realistic and textured results. This class is best suited for those with intermediate experience in watercolor (min 2 classes). NOTE: 11” x 14” HOT PRESSED PAPER is used. Sold in my studio
(NO botanical however intermediate drawing and watercolour experience is needed.)
- 2 Day Landscape Workshop
- Thursday OCT 25th & Thursday November 1st $210 for two full days 9:30 am to 3:30pm
- You will learn how to paint realistic grasses, clouds, rocks, fields, and believable leafy deciduous trees through trade secret effects: splattering, sponge-work, layering, masking... make natural colours through specific colour recipes. Note that this is an intensive skill building workshop. If time permits, we will finish with a mini landscape that will be a culmination of techniques learned. - We will begin with a slideshow and discussion. Workshop will include hand outs, colour recipe charts and of course practical exercises and techniques. Exclusive class Limited to 8 people. All levels welcome – supplies not included – please consult materials list link above.
- Watercolour Bootcamp
- Thursday NOV 8th & Thursday November 15th $210 for two full days (9:30 am to 3:30pm) * bring a lunch!
Build on new or existing skills. This intense two day workshop will refine your techniques and we will closely examine common blocks and recurring foibles to get you to that “next level”. Glazes, wet into wet, bleeding out, lifting, mastering masking fluid and more. We will begin with a slideshow and discussion. Workshop will include handouts, colour recipe charts and of course practical exercises and techniques. Exclusive class Limited to 8 people. All levels welcome. – supplies not included – please consult materials list link above.