Winter Classes 2018

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Winter Classes 2018

from 205.00


CLASSES RUN FOR 8 weeks *with a MARCH BREAK (week of 12-16 /2018)

Class start date Feb 12st / Last class April 12th

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Class Descriptions:

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!

BELOW ARE SAMPLE IMAGES ONLY * actual images can and will vary.

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·     Tuesday am (Start date Feb 12th): 9:30-12:00

Expressive portraits (Watercolour) $205.00

Learn the secrets behind capturing your subject matter quickly and efficiently. Clean, clear glazes and expressive shapes and edges. Learn all about colour blocking, shadows & light, masses to contour and capture the topography of the human face. *The last two classes will be a painting produced from your OWN reference photo!

(All levels of watercolour – some drawing experience is needed)


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·     Tuesday pm (Start date Feb12th):  12:45-3:15  

Whimsical Winter  (*Pen and Watercolour) $205.00                          

Learn the art of "immediate" painting, by turning your sketches into lovely watercolours. Great for the avid traveler or people interested in adding a little more whimsy to their watercolour repertoire. Cozy cottages, woodland creatures and frozen rivers in this delightful medium that combines drawing and light watercolour techniques. Great for the beginner watercolourist.

* Be sure to consult both pen and watercolour material lists

* ONLY HOT pressed paper used *

*(Some basic drawing is needed, all watercolour levels are welcome)

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Sample Only

·     Wednesday am (Start date Feb 13th): 9:30-12:00

Mini Western Watercolours (Watercolour) $205.00

A mixture of landscapes and still life paintings. Small scale paintings (8x10) of adorable cacti, arid landscapes , voluminous skies and western still lifes.

(All levels of watercolour –  no drawing experience is needed)



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·     Wednesday pm (Start date Feb 13th): 12:45-3:15

Mini Winter-scapes (Watercolour)  $205.00                        

I’ll provide you with the tips and techniques as well as subject matter for the first 4 weeks of this class. The last 4 weeks you will work from your own inspirational photos. We’ll explore colour theory; how to achieve clean, fresh shadows, texture and mood. Learn how to paint bare, deciduous trees and evergreens.

*(Some basic drawing is needed, all watercolour levels are welcome)

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Sample images only

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·       Thursday am (Start date Feb14th): 9:30-12:00
BIG SKY Country (Soft Chalk Pastel) 

Howdy Partners!

Create bold, gorgeous landscapes, big, dramatic skies and while we’re at it, let’s round up some bison and a horse or two.

Rich, vibrant, incredibly easy to work with, Chalk Pastels offer you the best of both drawing and painting. Achieve 3D effects and through highlighting techniques. Build a better understanding of colour through step by step demos

(Some drawing experience is needed, NO pastel experience needed)

 *cost of paper is included in this class.

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·       Thursday pm (Start date Feb 14th): 12:45-3:15

Sketching the Wild (Pencil & Charcoal) $205.00


Ready, set … DRAW!

It’s a known fact: Drawing in black and white and helps develop your sensibility to tones & value as it hones your observational skills. Learn about composition, laying a ground, gesture drawing & achieving perspective through shapes and masses. Create bold, dramatic charcoal landscapes for the first half. THEN, in our last 4 weeks, we sketch animals in action!

(some basic drawing is needed)