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  • How to Mix Media

    This one-day workshop begins by creating thumbnail sketches based on your selected reference photos. Experimental drawing/mark making techniques follow with ink, marker and graphite. Then you will learn the secrets to gluing your drawings flat while you collage them and finish your compositions using acrylic paint and coloured pencils. This workshop will introduce you to many mixed-media techniques as well as offer a creative way to think of artmaking as a form of play. Suitable for all levels. All supplies included. SATURDAY, APR 20, 10AM - 4:30PM IN-PERSON

  • Collage into Drawing

    Collage is a versatile art form that provides a great way to develop ideas for drawings. In the workshop you will learn how to make a unified composition from cut-out images and shapes. You will discover how collage can be a powerful tool for storytelling, whether is it used to narrate personal stories, comment on social issues, or just be a playful combination of disparate visual elements. This collage will be used as a source for a charcoal drawing. This process will open you up to the knowledge that ideas for drawing or painting are only a few cut-up elements away from you. Suitable for all levels. All supplies included. SUNDAY, MAR 3, 1:30 - 4:30PM IN-PERSON

  • Drawing Plants with Ink and Pastel

    In this workshop you will focus on making line drawings with ink and using soft pastels as a background as well as to add some colour. Using a traditional dip pen and ink, you will learn to make elegant and confident lines to draw tropical houseplants. These drawings will be enhanced by layering a few colours of soft pastel to add colour and visual interest. Suitable for all levels. See supply list. SATURDAY, MAR 16, 1:30 - 4:30PM ONLINE

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  • Cocktails By The Sea
    September 14, 2023 | 1:00 a.m.
    3475 Ripon Rd, Victoria, BC V8R 6H1, Canada
    Tickets: $128.13 - $205.00
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  • Art History: Flower as Form and Metaphor

    Vancouver Island School of Art 302-733 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 250-380-3500 info@vancouverislandschoolart.com Supply List - Art History: Flower as Form and Metaphor This art history course will have some hands-on exercises so please have the following materials for each class: - regular sketchbook, 11 x 14” - set of graphite pencils with a range of values (H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B - set of watercolour or gouache paints- #4 and #10 brush- watercolour pad (9 x 12”, 100% cotton, 140lb, a brand such as Arches) - glue stick- scissors- fashion or other kind of magazine for collage - a pad of inexpensive coloured paper (such as “construction paper’) Supplies can be purchased in downtown Victoria at: Art World (860 Yates St), Island Blue (905 Fort St) or Opus (512 Herald St). Some of the local Art stores offer a student discount or PST exemption: 1. Let them know at the cash that you are a student at VISA 2. Show proof of registration or payment (your Registration Receipt email from VISA).

  • Drawing into Painting: Landscape

    Vancouver Island School of Art 302-733 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 250-380-3500 info@vancouverislandschoolart.com Supply List - Drawing into Painting: Landscape Paint - Watercolours in tubes (gouache or acrylic gouache is also an option and can be used with watercolour and ink) - Turner and Holbein are my choices for colour quality. Lukas is a reasonable brand with nice vivid colours suitable to this course's approaches - A range of warm and cool primary colours. Reds: Alizarin Crimson (cool), Cadmium red hue (Warm) Yellows: Cadmium light hue (W), Lemon Yellow or Hansa Yellow (C) Blues: Cerulean (C) & Ultramarine (W) Raw Sienna and Payne's Grey - Watercolour: Similar idea and a similar colour range Acrylic medium -Any brand, used for base coats Inks - Black ink specifically for fountain pens such as Parker Quink. Higgins also has a reasonable one - Three colours of Acrylic Ink (not for Fountain pens-it will clog them!) - F&W Liquitex and Golden all make good ones. Red. Cerulean and Ultramarine Blue or similar (so many hues will work) *with paints and inks, I prefer to shop to taste as you would buying shirts or pastries rather than focusing on theory. Brushes - Use a variety of rounds and flat synthetic sable brushes for watercolour/gouache - Have a large (#10 or #12) flat watercolour /gouache brush, #8 rigger, and Princeton 'Dagger" brush - Flat 1” acrylic brush to apply acrylic medium - Feel free to use what you already have Pens - Dip pens - pen holder and speedball C-5, C-6, and Hunt School Nib - Black water-soluble felt-tipped pen - Sharpie (fat) - Fudenosuke pen - Black broad posca marker Surfaces/Paper - Look for an 11"x14" or 16"x20" multi-media pad that takes watercolour and ink Palette - Plastic palette for mixing paint, (white plastic lids, white plates or disposable palette pad can also be used) Other Supplies - Drawing board (18x24”) - 2 Bulldog clips (to hold the paper to the board - optional). - Plastic containers to hold water (such as yogurt containers) - Painters masking tape (removable) - Rags (old cotton clothes) for cleaning up Supplies can be purchased in downtown Victoria at: Art World (860 Yates St), Island Blue (905 Fort St) or Opus (512 Herald St). Local art supply stores have varying discount options for students. Monks and Opus offer membership programs for discounts. Check stores’ websites for details.

  • Painting: Understanding Abstraction II

    Vancouver Island School of Art 302-733 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 250-380-3500 info@vancouverislandschoolart.com Supply List - Painting: Understanding Abstraction II Students can choose any painting medium to work with such as oil, acrylic, watercolour or gouache. While the instructor has experience and knowledge of all these media, the student is expected to have some knowledge of the medium they choose to work in for this course. If you are looking for a how-to-paint course, please consider our Painting: Introduction I course. For every class to do in-class exercises: - 9 x 12” or larger sketchbook (preferably the kind with rings so pages can lie flat) or loose sheets of paper - 9 x 12” watercolour sketchbook (Arches, 100% cotton) - HB pencil, eraser and sharpener- set of watercolours, watercolour brush #10 (approx) - palette to mix paint on - coloured pencils - glue stick - scissors - jar of water Materials will be discussed during the first class but here is a general overview of what you should expect to have on hand: -paints: a good selection of colours, at least two of each of the primary and secondary colours (a warm and cool of each), two browns, black and white -brushes: a range of brushes from small to large, round and flat -medium: (for acrylic or oil)-odourless mineral spirits (for oil) -palette to mix paint on-palette knives (metal for oil, plastic for water based medium) -rags -surfaces: canvas, cradled panels, paper, found wood -drawing materials: pencil, charcoal, etc. Recommended Textbook: Karmel, Pepe, Abstract Art : A Global History , Thames & Hudson, 2020 Edition Note: Supplies can be purchased in downtown Victoria at: Art World (860 Yates St), Island Blue (905 Fort St) or Opus (512 Herald St). Local art supply stores have varying discount options for students. Monks and Opus offer membership programs for discounts. Check stores’ websites for details.

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