Abstract Drawing Expressive Plant Drawing Geology as Art Gouache Painting: Finding the Fantastical Introductory Printmaking: Drypoint Painting Your Own Flower Arrangement


workshops TUITION REGISTER

WINTER 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)

In light of the changing COVID-19 situation the Provincial Health Officer has declared a public health emergency. VISA has made the decision to cancel the remaining classes and workshops in the winter semester, effectively ending the school year until May. This is effective as of 5pm Tuesday March 17.

Expressive Plant Drawing (DRWGw168-6)

Local plants and flowers are ideal subject matter for this one-day workshop that will guide you to create large floral drawings. Explore the possibilities of combining a variety of mediums to create lush and delicate florals on a grand scale. This tried and tested process will have you marvelling at the unexpected results. Suitable for beginners.
Mar 22, 2020 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Kate Scoones
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)
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Introductory Printmaking: Drypoint (PRNTw126-6)

One of the joys of printmaking is that it involves a very process-based way of working with materials. The tools, terminology, and techniques can be intimidating if you do not have a background in printmaking so this workshop will provide an ideal introduction to give you everything you need to get started. You will experiment with inking squeegees, metal drawing tools, and learn how to use a printing press. In this one-day workshop you will gain a basic understanding of the differences been intaglio and relief printmaking techniques in hands-on, step-by-step printing exercises, which will introduce you to the essentials of drypoint. Once you have completed a workshop or course at VISA in printmaking, arrangements can be made for you to use the press for a small fee. Suitable for beginners.
Mar 29, 2020 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Marina DiMaio
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)
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Gouache Painting: Finding the Fantastical (MMEDw219-12)

This two-day workshop will guide you through discovering the magical qualities of gouache (an opaque water-based paint) while focusing on subjects that are out of this world, such as invented plants and animals and imagined places. Participants will use collage methods to combine imagery into something unique and unexpected. Collages will be used as source material for paintings. Some painting experience required.
Apr 4 & 5, 2020 Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Kate Scoones
Tuition: $225.00 (12 hrs)
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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.
Apr 19, 2020 Sunday, 1pm - 4pm
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $85.00 (3 hrs) (materials included)
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Painting Your Own Flower Arrangement (PNTGw265-6)

This unique workshop will introduce you to the art of flower arranging (floral design) and provide you with ideas on how to approach painting your floral creation. The first part of the day will be focused on making a floral arrangement by learning the classical “Dutch Master” design. You will learn professional tricks and rules of floral design and complete an arrangement that you can take home at the end of the day. You will paint your floral arrangement in the second half of the workshop using an expressive personal approach, with your design as an inspiration, or starting point. Participants will be encouraged to interpret what they see as opposed to painting exactly what is in front of them. All flowers and vessels will be provided. The flowers will be a seasonal mix. Some experience recommended.
Apr 19, 2020 Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Jillian Player
Tuition: $125.00 (6 hrs) Material Fee: $40 (for flowers and vessel).
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