Abstract Collage Abstract Drawing The Altered Photograph The Contemporary Botanical Drawing Perspective: All You Need to Know Experimental Handwriting Experimental Large Scale Knitting Oil Painting Primer Pastels and Plants Weaving as Painting


workshops TUITION REGISTER

FALL WORKSHOPS

All workshops can be taken for credit towards one of our PROGRAMS (Certificate or Diploma).

Unless noted, all workshops have materials included and are suitable for beginners.

All workshops are held at the Quadra Village Campus (950 Kings Rd).

Experimental Handwriting (DRWGw178-3)

This workshop will explore different ways you can generate your own forms of experimental handwriting through a series of exercises with mark making, obliteration and the fine art of gestural scribbling. Artists and calligraphers are now exploring ideas around asemic writing – writing without semantic content - but a form which produces powerful visual images. Your new forms of expression could find their home in your paintings and drawings as well as standing on their own as complete works of art. The processes of asemic writing can free you to be playful in making marks and help you discover the joy of creating with simple and unusual tools and materials. Bring eight to ten words – from a poem or prose piece – and these will form the basis for some of the writing. Suitable for beginners.
October 20 Sunday, 1pm - 4pm
Lorraine Douglas
Tuition: $85.00 (3 hrs) (materials included)

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The Altered Photograph (MMED w113-6)

The Altered Photograph is about using photography as a departure point for creative exploration. Course projects will be supplemented with examples of historical and contemporary artists who work with altered photographic images. The course will introduce experimental approaches to image making such as, print distressing, collage (with original and found images), staged photography and image transfer. This is a great course for those who love to take or collect photos and are wondering how to use these images in their work. Suitable for beginners.
October 27 Sunday, 10am - 5pm - Cancelled
Tony Bounsall
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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The Contemporary Botanical (DRWGw239-3)

The inspiration for this workshop comes from the fantastical and intricate botanical drawings from the 16th through to the 19th century. The workshop begins by drawing a series of plant studies from observation that will be used later as a source for design development and transformation to create an imaginative watercolour painting. Suitable for beginners.
November 3 Sunday, 1pm - 4pm
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $85.00 (3 hrs) (materials included)
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Weaving as Painting (MMEDw185-6)

In this workshop you will learn how to make large tapestry weavings using ordinary cardboard. Participants will make looms using cardboard with slits and use a wide range of ordinary and unusual materials such as wool yarn, raffia iridescent yarns, fabric scraps and assorted ribbons and fabric trims. Techniques will begin with setting up the warp of the cardboard loom, doing basic weaving with a tapestry needle, rya knotting to create fringe and texture, and the overhand knot to finish the piece off of the loom. These various materials will be used to create a “painting” with fibre. Most materials are included but participants are welcome to bring items from their own personal stash.
November 3 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Everett Wong
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Drawing Perspective: All You Need to Know (DRWGw171)

Devised in the Italian Renaissance, linear perspective is a system of creating the illusion of depth in drawing and painting. Knowing and applying a few simple rules will help you to create convincing interior and exterior spaces. In this one-day workshop, you will learn how to use one and two-point perspective to draw remembered rooms, invented spaces, and to work from life and from photographs. Suitable for beginners.
November 10 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Abstract Drawing (DRWGw166-3)

The very first drawings we ever do as children start off as abstract mark-making or scribbles. This workshop focuses on using lines and marks to make abstract compositions that are as fresh and lively as those first scribbles of a child. The afternoon will consist of three different drawing projects that involve developing scribbles into a drawing; using a geometric design as structure and working with the process of ink washes to create an expressive abstract surface. Suitable for beginners.
November 17 Sunday, 1pm - 4pm
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $85.00 (3 hrs) (materials included)

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Oil Painting Primer (PNTGw167-6)

In this one-day workshop you will explore the enormous potential of oil paint. Oil paint is a slow-drying and very forgiving medium, ideal for beginners because you can redo any brushstroke. Smelly solvents are a thing of the past; we will explore non-toxic methods for thinning paint and cleaning brushes. The focus will be on creating the lush, textured mark-making, rich colour, and subtle effects that only oil paint can achieve. This workshop is open to painters of all levels, from beginners to experienced acrylic or watercolour painters who are curious about working in oils. Suitable for beginners.
November 24 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)
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Pastels and Plants (DRWGw177-3)

This afternoon workshop will provide an introduction to chalk pastels with plants as the subject matter. Using inspiration from the work of Jim Dine, you will discover how to use pastels through a process-based method of working. Drawing projects will include layering pastels, charcoal and conté crayon through wiping, rubbing, erasing and dusting powdered pigment on surface. You will create lively drawings of plants that will be both expressive and personal using a process-based method of working. Suitable for beginners.
December 1 Sunday, 1pm - 4pm
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $85.00 (3 hrs) (materials included)

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Experimental Large Scale Knitting (MMEDw186-6)

You will learn how to take some basic knitting stitches to create jumbo stitches using size 35mm needles. This workshop will show you how to cast on, learn basic knit and purl stitches, adapt knit and purl stitches using five basic Guernsey fisherman pattern combinations: garter stitch, basket weave, moss stitch, garter ribbing and slanted columns and finally cast off, The final result will yield a surface with high visual and tactile impact in colours and textures. You will have a variety of large and sculptural scale knitted samplers at the end of the workshop to be used as wall-hangings or lap blankets. No knitting experience required.
December 1 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Everett Wong
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Abstract Collage (MMEDw175-6)

Have you ever wondered about how to make an abstract collage? Abstract collages can be used as a finished work in themselves, or as a starting point for a painting project. In this workshop, you will learn to create compelling collages using a variety of hand decorated papers, transfer techniques and overpainting with glazes. By day’s end, you will have expanded your knowledge on working with collage materials including how to use both wet and dry adhesion techniques. You will also have a have a stronger understanding of composition by focusing on overall design, colour, texture, balance and harmony. Suitable for beginners.
December 8 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Tony Bounsall
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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