Winter Classes 2019

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Winter Classes 2019

from 210.00
  • (START DATE IS FEBRUARY 12th)

  • 8 classes total over a span of 9 weeks * NO CLASS MARCH 5th, 6th or 7th

  • Location: An exact location of Crystal's Home Studio will be on your automated emailed receipt. Algonquin College area

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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 WEEKLY CLASSES:

·     Tuesday am : 9:30-12:00

·     Start DATE: Feb 12th

Woodland Trails: Pen and ink

Hit the trails with me. What will be see?

Create charming pen and watercolour illustrations of the following subject matter: winter trees & winter flora (berry bushes & dried flowers), cozy cabins, frozen creeks and tiny foraging critters. This is a wonderful combination of drawing and light watercolour techniques.

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

Supplies not included – please consult materials list link above.

 


·     Tuesday pm :  12:45-3:15  

·     Start DATE: Feb 12th

Great Canadian Winter: Watercolour $210.00       

Learn perfect colour recipes & texture techniques for fresh winter landscapes of iconic Canadiana;  snow capped mountains, rustic cabins, ski trails through the woods, soft powdery landscapes dotted with trees and more!

(LEVEL: Intermediate. No drawing or pen experience is needed. Most images can be traced. Good knowledge of watercolour is beneficial: 2 + classes with Crystal)

Supplies not included – please consult materials list link above.

  


·     Wednesday am: 9:30-12:00

·     Start DATE: Feb 13th

The Bold & Beautiful: Watercolour $210.00 

Who could use a lift of colour to get us through the winter months?! It’s time to sharpen your skills! Learn the secrets to creating smooth, flowing shapes, clean edges and vibrant colour recipes. Photorealistic Florals with background in watercolour. 6 weeks (3 paintings from Crystal’s references)

OPTIONAL: Last 2 weeks your own subject matter

( LEVEL: Intermediate. No drawing experience is needed. Most images can be traced. A good knowledge of watercolour is beneficial. Ie: 2+ classes with Crystal )

Supplies not included – please consult materials list link above.   


·     Wednesday pm : 12:45-3:15

·     Start DATE: Feb 13th

Expressive portraits: Watercolour $210.00 

 

Learn beautiful skin tone recipes, hair texture and master your brushwork to create sparkling and engaging portraits.

(LEVEL: Beginner and intermediate. No drawing experience is needed. Most images can be traced. A good knowledge of watercolour is beneficial but not compulsory)

Supplies not included – please consult materials list link above.


TWO DAY WORKSHOPS

Compelling Animal Portraits in Watercolour

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·     2 Day Watercolour WORKSHOP: Compelling Animal Portraits

·     Thursday Feb 21st & Thursday February 28th

·     9:30 am to 3:30pm

·     $210 * Bring a lunch! *

What breathes life into Animal Portraits? What makes an animal portrait compelling? Crystal shares her trade secrets to creating engaging Animal portraits.

SUBJECT MATTER:

We will touch on composition and narrative.

Techniques including building 3 dimension through glazing, brushwork; fan brush, rigger, long and short fur texture, masking fluid techniques. Sparkling eyes, paws and claws.

 

NOTE: This is an intensive skill building workshop. While we will not be completing a final “animal portrait”, you will come away with essential building blocks to do so!

(ALL LEVELS: No drawing experience is needed. Some knowledge of watercolour is beneficial but not compulsory)

Supplies not included – please consult materials list link above.


Riding The Wave, Watercolour Workshop

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Sample image only

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    ·     2 Day Watercolour WORKSHOP: RIDE THE WAVE

    ·      Thursday March 14th & Thursday March 21st

    ·      9:30 am to 3:30pm

    ·     $210 * Bring a lunch! *

     

    This intense two-day workshop will refine your glazing and masking techniques to create a STUNNING wave “portrait”. Crystal will lead you through step by step glazing process to create luminous layers.

     PLEASE READ:

    This image needs to be drawn in advance!
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    ·  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 & advanced: No drawing experience is needed. Some knowledge of watercolour)

    Supplies not included – please consult materials list link above.* PHTHALO BLUE and HOOKERS GREEN DARK (or winsor green ) are ESSENTIAL for this class other pigments may be substututed for similar colours.