Abstract Collage Acrylic Painting: Exploring Texture Collage: Expressing your Innate Creativity Collage: Image, Layering & Design Colour in Painting Creativity Jumpstart: 25 Drawings Drawing as Meditation Drawing Perspective: All You Need to Know Drawing with Wool Felted Beasts Islamic Geometric Design Loose Thread Drawing Mixed Media and the Photograph Monoprinted Portraits Oil Painting Primer Printmaking with Acrylics Understanding Colour: The Basics Video Art: A Short Introduction Watercolour: Abstract Composition Watercolour and Collage Watercolour: Botanical Patterns Watercolour Play


workshops TUITION REGISTER

WINTER 2018 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.

Video Art: A Short Introduction (PHOT w120-12)

You will learn how to make a short video from start to finish in this 2-day workshop. Instructor, Peter Sandmark (Executive Director of MediaNet), will guide and direct you through the process of developing a video project, from the breakdown of an idea into a shooting plan; to the preproduction process, camera use, camera movements, sound recording; and then editing and embedding the video into a website. Workshop will also include a brief historical overview of how artists have responded and adapted to new technologies, as well as an introduction to contemporary video artists. You can use your own camera (including iPhones), or work in small groups using MediaNet cameras. Prerequisite(s): None
Jan 27 & 28 Sat & Sun, 10am - 5pm
Peter Sandmark
Tuition: $225.00 (12 hrs) (materials included)

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Collage: Expressing your Innate Creativity (MMED w130-3)

Do you spend more time thinking about making art than actually doing it? Take an afternoon to work on fun and imaginative projects guaranteed to get you back into the flow of creating art on a regular basis. The time to start making art is right now, not some vague day in the future that never comes. By simply cutting, arranging and gluing papers to a surface, you will learn how to make striking compositions through the arrangement of line, form and colour. This is a great workshop for those without art experience or for those you who need a jumpstart on your creativity. Prerequisite(s): None
Jan 28 Sunday, 1pm - 4pm
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $85.00 (3 hrs) (materials included)
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Understanding Colour: The Basics (FNDT w126-6)

This one-day workshop will introduce you to some very basic ways to work with colour, including discovering what colours go well together, use of neutrals, and understanding how to develop your own personal colour style. Workshop exercises will include designing collages with papers to make a range of colour schemes and dynamic colour combinations. This workshop is ideal for those who want to learn more about colour as well as those who are curious about Xane St Phillip's 12-week course called Understanding Colour but have not been able to make the time or financial commitment to the longer course. Understanding Colour: The Basics is not to be missed by anybody who uses colour in their work whether it is painting, needlework, graphic design or photography. Prerequisite(s): None
Feb 4 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Xane St Phillip
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Watercolour Play (PNTG w157-3)

Are you curious about watercolour but aren’t sure where to begin? This afternoon workshop will introduce you to watercolour through some basic exercises that demonstrate how to build simple, yet dynamic, compositions. The emphasis is on "play," not on making finished paintings. You will learn how to hold the brush, how to mix colours and how to have fun by just making marks, shapes and well-designed compositions. Prerequisite(s): None
Feb 4 Sunday, 1pm - 4pm
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $85.00 (3 hrs) (materials included)
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Abstract Collage (MMED w175-6)

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 the conclusion of the day, you will have expanded your knowledge on how to work with collage materials as well as have a stronger understanding of composition, design, colour, texture, balance and harmony. Prerequisite(s): None
Feb 11 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Tony Bounsall
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Oil Painting Primer (PNTG w167-6)

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. Prerequisite(s): None
Feb 11 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)
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Loose Thread Drawing (MMED w176-3)

In this three-hour workshop, you will experiment with thread as a creative drawing medium. By introducing and exploring contour drawing and continuous line work to create portraits with layered thread on paper, you will develop basic skills with drawing, value and line. The workshop will begin with collaborative drawing with thread and continue with individual works through an accessible playful approach. Prerequisite(s): None
Feb 18 Sunday, 1pm - 4pm
Connie Morey
Tuition: $85.00 (3 hrs) (materials included)

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Watercolour and Collage (MMED w177-3)

Have you ever wanted to know how to mix watercolour and collage in the same work? You will learn to incorporate an array of exotic papers with textures and patterns into a watercolour painting in this afternoon workshop. Focus will be on creating simple abstract landscape paintings. Prerequisite(s): None
Feb 18 Sunday, 1pm - 4pm
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $85.00 (3 hrs) (materials included)

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Acrylic Painting: Exploring Texture (PNTG w173-6)

In this one-day workshop you will learn to make your own acrylic texture medium using materials that are readily found in a hardware store as an alternative to the costly mediums available at your local art supply store. You will experiment with methods to thicken and alter acrylic paint and learn how to apply relief to a surface. The focus is on experimental painting techniques and processes, with an emphasis to creating a range of textural surfaces. Prerequisite(s): None
Feb 25 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Angela Pistrucci
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Felted Beasts (MMED w178-6)

This six-hour workshop focuses on playful ways of making hybrid creatures and beasts through explorative drawing and needle felting techniques. Creative approaches to needle felting, colour layering and mixing, and surface elaboration with wool will be introduced and explored. You will work through collaborative and individual processes to invent and create a persona for your individual beast. Prerequisite(s): None
Feb 25 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Connie Morey
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Drawing as Meditation (DRWG w157)

Simple line drawing is an excellent way to relax and focus, and consequently, a perfect way to develop a daily meditation practice. In this workshop, you’ll learn close observation of natural forms and how to slow down and draw what you see. You will make stylized forms and patterns from nature through a process that is both meditative and creative. The workshop concludes with free painting with watercolour to music. All the methods help induce a state of "mindfulness", the calm awareness of the present moment. This workshop is for you if you are looking for a way to relax and experience the joy and focus that drawing can bring. No drawing experience necessary. Prerequisite(s): None
Mar 4 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)
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Watercolour: Abstract Composition (PNTG w131-6)

This one-day workshop will introduce you to the many ways to make abstract compositions using watercolours. Starting with a series of paper collage exercises you will make colour and design work together to create dynamic compositions. You will learn some basic watercolour techniques such as washes, glazing and surface activation. The emphasis will be on making several small-scaled works in order to get plenty of opportunities to try a variety of designs and approaches. Prerequisite(s): None
Mar 4 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Xane St Phillip
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Collage: Image, Layering & Design (MMED w174-6)

This workshop will focus on making collages with photographic images and learning to work with layering using B&W transparencies, glazes and specialty papers with other kinds of surface treatments. Discussions will include creating dynamic compositions and using text elements in the work. Students must provide their own photographic images but all other supplies are provided. Guidance on subject matter and image sizes will be sent out in advance. Prerequisite(s): None
Mar 11 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Tony Bounsall
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Drawing with Wool (MMED w180-6)

This imaginative six-hour workshop explores wool as a drawing medium to create two-dimensional works using pre-felt and dyed wool. Beginning with smaller works that will lead to more independent explorations, the instructor will introduce a range of needle felting techniques for two-dimensional drawings & ‘paintings' that become exciting through working with value, line, texture and colour. Prerequisite(s): None
Mar 11 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Connie Morey
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Creativity Jumpstart: 25 Drawings (DRWG w169)

You will make 25 drawings in this three-hour workshop. Subject matter will include plants, objects, people, landscapes; as well as drawing from memory and the imagination. You will also make drawings of drawings and drawings on drawings. Drawings will be done with pencils and pens on a range of surfaces. While 25 drawings might seem like a lot of drawings to do in three hours, the idea is to create many drawings so no particular one feels precious or stressful. The focus is on experimentation, creativity and having fun. Prerequisite(s): None
Mar 18 Sunday, 1pm - 4pm
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $85.00 (3 hrs) (materials included)

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Islamic Geometric Design (FNDT w127-6)

Have you ever been intrigued by the beauty and visual complexity of Islamic geometric tile designs? Contrary to what you might think, these patterns are easily made by the "beginner" through a series of e techniques that are explained and demonstrated with a simple step-by-step process. You will learn to make several versions of these designs during the day and assemble these patterns into a reference manual (for easy follow-up at home). Instructor Xane St Phillip, who has studied with renown Islamic design expert, Eric Broug, and who has experienced many of these designs first hand in his travels, will demonstrate how the basic techniques used in all geometric designs are made only with a pencil, compass and ruler. No mathematical equations are needed. You will witness how Islamic geometric designs come to life when you assign colours to the pattern system. Instruction will be supplemented with various examples of historic and contemporary designs. Prerequisite(s): None
Mar 18 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Xane St Phillip
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Drawing Perspective: All You Need to Know (DRWG w171)

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. Prerequisite(s): None
Mar 25 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Mixed Media and the Photograph (MMED w156-6)

In this one day workshop you will use your photographs as a starting point for further enhancement by learning various techniques to bleach, alter and augment the photographic surface. Students will also work with mixed media including paint, pencils, pastels and specialty papers. Students must provide their own photographic images but all other supplies are provided. Guidance on subject matter and sizes will be sent out in advance. Prerequisite(s): None
Mar 25 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Tony Bounsall
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Colour in Painting (PNTG w170)

This one-day workshop will focus on applying colour theory to practical colour use in painting. You will learn to mix colours that correspond to what you see and how to mix clean, bright colours using a limited palette. You will experiment with coloured greys and subtle neutrals, and create paintings with effective colour combinations. Work in the painting medium of your choice: acrylics, oil or watercolour. Some painting experience recommended.
Apr 8 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $120.00 (6 hrs)
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Monoprinted Portraits (MMED w181-6)

Monoprinting is a printing technique that is painterly in its approach, allowing for considerable creativity and expressiveness in making varied multiples. In this six-hour workshop, you will focus on creating a series of expressive portraits by varying a single image through mark-making techniques and inventive colour application. Prerequisite(s): None
Apr 8 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Connie Morey
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Printmaking with Acrylics (MMED w182-6)

Printmaking with Acrylics will introduce you to a painterly printing technique known as monoprinting. Monoprints get their name because each print has its own individuality. You will also learn how to incorporate mixed media and collage layering in your printed surfaces. Prerequisite(s): None
Apr 15 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Tony Bounsall
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Watercolour: Botanical Patterns (PNTG w172-6)

Spend a day creating simple patterns made from botanical motifs and painting them in with watercolour. Designs will be inspired from actual drawing of plants, as well as historical botanical drawings and patterns. These designs can be used as works of art in themselves or as part of the design in another work. Prerequisite(s): None
Apr 15 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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