Spring Classes 2019

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Spring Classes 2019

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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!


LIST OF CLASSES & Workshops:


Wood Duck 

 ·     Tuesday May 14th & 21st $210 (2 FULL DAYS )

DOWNLOAD THE IMAGE (drag and drop to your desktop or right click on your mouse and “save as”)

Join this very special workshop where Crystal will guide you through the process of painting this gorgeous, proud Wood Duck; the subject of her Audubon Society submission for the 200th Anniversary Exhibition opening this summer in Cincinnati.  Focus on vivid colour , texture and getting that glamorous shine! Techniques: glazes, dry brushing and masking.   

  • 9:30 am to 3:30pm

  • Bring a lunch!

  • DOWNLOAD THE IMAGE (drag and drop to your desktop or right click on your mouse and “save as”)

·     Please PRE-Sketch (with a 2H pencil) onto 11" x 14" 140 lb Cold Pressed 100 % rag paper like: Arches (in Bright White) or Winsor Newton paper. Feel free to trace. Sketch all contour lines to "map out" edges and define shapes. DO NOT SHADE

 ( LEVEL: Intermediate. No drawing experience is needed. You can trace or transfer the image) A good knowledge of watercolour is beneficial. Ie: 2+ classes with Crystal )

Supplies not included – please consult materials list link above.   




Urban Workshop in Pen and Ink

·    Thursday May 16th & 23rd $110 (2, half days)

·      9:30am-12:00pm

* ADD the afternoon class and save %20 with CODE : YES2FULLDAY (at CHECKOUT)

Crystal shares her trade secrets in capturing street scenes, people and action in the urban environment. Perfect for the avid traveler. Want to record quick gestural sketches with light watercolour washes? Learn how to “fake” detail in complex architectural buildings and market scenes as well as adding figures to your sketches to bring your urban environment to life! Includes Great handouts, links and tips.

DAY 1: Ink Studies + people

DAY 2: Watercolour application (fast gestural style)

 ( ALL LEVELS: No drawing or pen experience is needed. Most images can be traced. Some drawing  and watercolour is an asset but not compulsory)

Supplies not included – please consult materials list link above.  


Cottage Journaling in Pen and Ink

·     Thursday May 16th & 23rd $110 (2, half days)

·     1:00pm-3:30pm

* ADD the morning class and save %20 with CODE : YES2FULLDAY (at CHECKOUT)

Learn how to record small plants, barn board texture, and water surfaces (ripples, and reflections)  in pen and watercolour.

DAY 1: Ink Studies + Focus on texture

DAY 2: Watercolour application (fast gestural style)

 ( ALL LEVELS: No drawing or pen experience is needed. Most images can be traced. Some drawing  and watercolour is an asset but not compulsory)

Supplies not included – please consult materials list link above.


Western Pastel Workshop

·    Tuesday May 28th & Wednesday May 29th   $210 (2 FULL DAYS)

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There is nothing quite like the richness of soft pastel on velvety paper. Crystal will walk you through step by step. Learn about toning your paper, sketching masses, capturing value and shape within a few strokes. Then, move into luscious texture techniques in both sticks and pastel pencils. NOTE THIS IS SOFT “chalk” pastels (not oil pastels)

Please see pastel materials list in advance (page 5) of above supply list link.

Purchase your paper through Crystal on day of, bring cash Aprox $15. (REGISTER by MAY 15th in time for your paper to be ordered )

·     9:30 am to 3:00pm

·    * Bring a lunch! *

( LEVEL: Intermediate.  Some drawing experience  and some pastel is needed.

Supplies not included – please consult materials list link above.    


·  PLEIN AIRE IRIS BEDS in WATERCOLOUR

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Tuesday June 11th $35

* ADD the afternoon class and save %20 with CODE : YES2FULLDAY (at Checkout)

·      9:30am-12:00pm

LOCATION: at the Ornamental Gardens (Central Experimental Farm)

  • WATCH FOR EMAIL morning of regarding WEATHER

  • *Full refund if we get rained out!

·       WORKSHOP STYLE:

Crystal will be openly demonstrating in watercolour, Students are welcomed to observe the evolution of her pieces from design to completion. While doing so, students are encouraged to choose their own area of the Iris Beds and enjoy a shared learning with other artists and students in a traditional plein air experience. Crystal will visit each participant several times to offer tips on how to start, how to edit and capture their chosen scene and colour choices /mixing. 

*Please note that the price of this workshop reflects a light, conversational style lesson as opposed to formal step by step art lesson.

 *PRE-REGISTRATION is required (Sorry, no drop ins)

Supplies not included *BRING YOUR OWN drawing / painting supplies, including including chairs, support boards, easels, rags, water containers etc… use of COLD PRESSED watercolour paper.

 

LOCATION:  MEET in the MAIN parking lot (paid parking)

https://friendsofthefarm.ca/plan-your-visit/

75 National Capital Commission Scenic Driveway, Ottawa, ON K1A 0Z2

 


  •  PLEIN AIRE PEONY BEDS in WATERCOLOUR

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·     Tuesday June 11th $35

·      1:00-3:30pm

* ADD the morning class and save %20 with CODE : YES2FULLDAY

LOCATION: at the Ornamental Gardens (Central Experimental Farm)

  • WATCH FOR EMAIL morning of regarding WEATHER

  • *Full refund if we get rained out!

·       WORKSHOP STYLE:

Crystal will be openly demonstrating in watercolour, Students are welcomed to observe the evolution of her pieces from design to completion. While doing so, students are encouraged to choose their own area of the PEONY Beds and enjoy a shared learning with other artists and students in a traditional plein air experience. Crystal will visit each participant several times to offer tips on how to start, how to edit and capture their chosen scene and colour choices /mixing. 

*Please note that the price of this workshop reflects a light, conversational style lesson as opposed to formal step by step art lesson.

 *PRE-REGISTRATION is required (Sorry, no drop ins)

Supplies not included *BRING YOUR OWN drawing / painting supplies, including including chairs, support boards, easels, rags, water containers etc… use of COLD PRESSED watercolour paper.

LOCATION:  MEET in the MAIN perking lot (paid parking)

https://friendsofthefarm.ca/plan-your-visit/

75 National Capital Commission Scenic Driveway, Ottawa, ON K1A 0Z2