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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Acrylic for the Absolute Beginner starts November 2, Only a Few Spots Left

This little painting will be part one of the projects we will be working on starting this Wednesday, November 2 at the Port Moody Arts Centre.  There are four spots left if you would like to join us, should be a lot of fun!

We will be using a variety of surfaces and techniques to create interesting effects through acrylic washes, glazes, texture and layering.

This class will be a fun exploration for beginners and more experienced students.  We will create several paintings using the techniques you have learned.  All professional quality supplies are included in the course fee.

If you would like to join me, please register online at Port Moody Arts Center Online Link or call 604-931-2008. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Awash in Watercolor Classes Starting April 4 - Project #1

Watercolor Demo Painting for Awash in Watercolor Classes
This is a little demo painting I did today for students in my upcoming Awash in Watercolor class at Port Moody Arts Centre.

The class is for beginner to intermediate artist's so while this project is geared towards beginners, I will show ways to create a more advanced painting as well using the same methods.

If you would like to join me there are only a few spots left so sign up now at http://register.asapconnected.com/courses.aspx?coursegroupid=19583  or by calling Port Moody Arts Centre directly at 604-931-2008

Suite E Life Drawing Sustained Pose - Caitlyn March 2016


Originally posted on my Fine Art Blog.


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Alla Prima Oil Painting Class - Student Work - New Class Starting in April 4

This is one of my students from my last Alla Prima Oil Painting class and her lovely landscape painting.  We started this class with an exercise on value control and then we created a couple of landscape paintings using the alla prima method. 

This class covers what you need to know regarding supplies, fat over lean, support and how to care for your supplies.  We also focus on color mixing, seeing as an artist, edge control as well as what we need to consider as artists when creating paintings.

If you would like to join me for my next class, please register by March 30 which is 5 days prior to the start date of April 4.  You can register at http://register.asapconnected.com/StaffDetails.aspx?pk=24306   or by calling Port Moody Arts Centre directly at 604-931-2008

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

New Acrylic Class....New Project

Detail of Texture - Adventures in Acrylic Class Project
This is the start of a new project that we will be working on for my upcoming Adventures in Acrylic classes starting on March 10, Thur night from 7-9pm.

A blank white canvas can be an intimidating place to start but once you add a bit of texture...the possibilities start to reveal themselves.

Now to decide on my color palette....this is going to be fun!  

If you would like to join me there are only a few spots left so sign up now at http://register.asapconnected.com/ClassDetail.aspx?pk=500451 or if you prefer, you can call 604-931-2008 to register over the phone. 

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Adventures in Acrylic - Last Class Before Summer Break Starting March 10 at Port Moody Arts Centre

Student's Finishing Touches on Abstract Painting
This is a photo of one of the beautiful paintings done by one of my student's at my last Adventures in Acrylic class at Port Moody Arts Centre.



For my acrylic classes, I use only professional grade supplies (Golden, Liquitex etc.) and teach students the techniques they will need to confidently create their own paintings both during the classes and once they get home and are on their own.  

I cover color theory in every class so that, by repetition and example, by the end of the classes students can feel confident about which color to choose for the effect they are trying to achieve.  

During the classes we will create anywhere from 2-6 paintings depending on the complexity of the projects as I vary the projects for each session.  My goal is to help artists learn how to see and think as an artist and provide the tools they need so that they can create a process that works for them and their style so that they can consistently grow as an artist.

The  class runs on Thursday night from 7-9pm starting March 10 and you can register athttp://register.asapconnected.com/ClassDetail.aspx?pk=500451 or if you prefer, you can call 604-931-2008 to register over the phone. 


Thursday, March 03, 2016

Adventures in Acrylic at Port Moody Arts Centre - New Class Start March 10, 2016

Acrylic on Canvas - Detail
This is a piece created in my current Adventures in Acrylic class at Port Moody Arts Centre.  Tonight is the last class of this session, this session flew by!

I will be offering one more acrylic class before summer break and there are a few spots left if you would like to join me.

The  class runs on Thursday night from 7-9pm starting March 10 and you can register at
http://register.asapconnected.com/ClassDetail.aspx?pk=500451 or if you prefer, you can call 604-931-2008    to register over the phone.  Please register on or before March 5 to ensure a spot in the class.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Adventures in Acrylic - Abstract Painting - New Classes Starting in March at Port Moody Arts Centre

Student's Painting - Acrylic - 9x6"
This is a really cool painting a student created during my Adventures in Acrylic class at Port Moody Arts Centre.  We worked using several transparent layers and black opaque layers to create some totally unique abstract paintings.

New classes are starting in March at the Port Moody Arts Centre if you would like to join me.

I am offering two sessions as it has been a popular class.  The daytime class will be Tuesdays from 12:30-2:30pm starting March 1 you can register at  http://register.asapconnected.com/ClassDetail.aspx?pk=500447

The next class will be Thursday night from 7-9pm starting March 10 and you can register at
http://register.asapconnected.com/ClassDetail.aspx?pk=500451 or if you prefer, you can call 604-931-2008  to register over the phone.