Blackwork Embroidery Collage: Expressing your Innate Creativity Draw like a Surrealist Drawing: Linear Perspective Embroidery on Photographs Experimental Tunisian Crochet Fantastical Garden with Ink The Flower: Design and Pattern with Watercolour Introductory Printmaking: Drypoint Map as Art Monoprinting with Acrylics Painting: Eleven Ways to Generate Ideas Painting: Invented Landscapes with a Limited Palette Painting: Working with Complementary Colours Pastels: Imaginative Vines Watercolour Play Weaving as Painting Working with Oil Paint


winter workshops TUITION REGISTER

WINTER 2021 WORKSHOPS

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

Unless noted, all workshops are suitable for beginners.

Please note the different workshop delivery methods:

Note: Should the BC Ministry of Health Covid-19 protocols change, it is possible that all workshop offerings will be online.

All workshops with classroom delivery have materials included and are held at the Quadra Village Campus (950 Kings Rd).

Please note: Registrations for online workshops close at 4pm on the Friday before the workshop.



Working with Oil Paint (PNTGw148-2)

The material qualities of oil paint, brush cleaning and maintenance essentials will be covered in this workshop. The focus will be on using different approaches to create a full range of values, from black to white. Key concepts taught include: transparency, opaque, and “wet-in-wet.” This two-hour workshop will provide a great introduction for anybody who is curious about using oil paint and wants to learn Neil's minimally toxic method of cleaning and working with the paint. Suitable for beginners.
Jan 24 Sunday, 10am - 12pm Online Delivery
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $45.00 (2 hrs)
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Watercolour Play (PNTGw157-2)

Are you curious about watercolour but aren’t sure where to begin? This afternoon workshop will introduce you to watercolour painting through a series of 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. Suitable for beginners.
Jan 31 Sunday, 2pm - 4pm Online Delivery
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $45.00 (2 hrs)
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Map as Art (DRWGw241-6)

'Mapping' in contemporary art refers to geography and might incorporate the use of actual maps, but mapping has also taken on more nuanced images and forms as artists map physical and digital environments, the movements of the body or an art object in space, and broader ideas such as psychogeographies and histories. In this one-day workshop you will discover a range of contemporary artistic practices engaging with notions of mapping and explore through hands-on drawing exercises mapping as a concept and visual structure. Projects will emphasize a mixed material approach allowing you to experiment with collage and a range of materials such as charcoal, graphite, thread, watercolors, wax, oil bars and pastels. Suitable for beginners.
Feb 7 Sunday, 10am - 5pm Classroom Delivery
Marina DiMaio
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Painting: Working with Complementary Colours (PNTGw175-2)

Understanding complementary colours is useful for creating intensity of colour in your paintings. Key concepts taught include: using complementary colours to creating dynamic contrasts and to “grey down” colours that are unnatural or too strong. Some painting experience recommended.
Feb 7 Sunday, 10am - 12pm Online Delivery
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $45.00 (2 hrs)
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Fantastical Garden with Ink (DRWGw248-2)

This workshop will involve drawing and painting with ink as well as using collage. You will begin by painting a range of invented shapes and lines with different values of ink washes. These elements will be cut out and glued to another surface to create a "fantastical garden". The garden will be further enhanced with brush and pen drawing as well as by using a white conte crayon. Suitable for beginners.
Feb 14 Sunday, 2pm - 4pm Online Delivery
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $45.00 (2 hrs)
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Drawing: Linear Perspective (DRWGw179-2)

This introductory workshop will show you what you need to know to get started with linear perspective, how it works and ways to use it in your art practice. Key concepts covered: simple one- and two-point perspective. Project will include drawing an imagined space following the learned rules and applying a few simple concepts for drawing indoor or outdoor architectural spaces. Suitable for beginners.
Feb 21 Sunday, 10am - 12pm Online Delivery
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $45.00 (2 hrs)
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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. Suitable for beginners.
Feb 21 Sunday, 10am - 5pm Classroom Delivery
Everett Wong
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Draw like a Surrealist (MMEDw189-2)

If you like the idea of incorporating intriguing textures and graphic imagery into your art then this short workshop is for you. We will be working with several drawing techniques such as frottage, entopic graphomania and automatic drawing used by Surrealist artists such as Max Ernst, Andre Masson and Gherasim Luca. These Surrealist methods push beyond the rational to the imaginary and fantastical. Suitable for beginners.
Feb 28 Sunday, 2pm - 4pm Online Delivery
Tony Bounsall
Tuition: $45.00 (2 hrs)
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Pastels: Imaginative Vines (DRWGw249-2)

This workshop will introduce you to chalk pastels and activate your imagination as you create invented vines with leaves and floral elements. The idea for the workshop is inspired by Medieval manuscripts that were often heavily decorated with tangled vines. This workshop is great for those of you who are curious about using chalk pastels, as well as for people who just want to have a couple of hours where you get to engage in inventive play. Suitable for beginners.
Feb 28 Sunday, 2pm - 4pm Online Delivery
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $45.00 (2 hrs)
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Blackwork Embroidery (MMEDw220-2)

Blackwork embroidery is a traditional embroidery technique that was often used to add geometric and floral embellishments to the affluent classes’ clothing in Spain and England. Today, Blackwork is used as a unique way to shade realistic embroidery projects using black thread and a counted thread technique. You will be learn some common Blackwork embroidery patterns, and how to create your own patterns as you make a stitch sampler to prepare for larger Blackwork projects. Suitable for beginners.
Mar 7 Sunday, 2pm - 4pm Online Delivery
Regan Shrumm
Tuition: $45.00 (2 hrs)
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Painting: Invented Landscapes with a Limited Palette (PNTGw177-2)

In this workshop you will create a quick series of small landscape paintings limiting your palette to three colours that are evenly spaced around the colour wheel (triadic colour scheme). Key concepts taught include: using a limited palette and colour mixing to create different moods or atmospheres. Some painting experience recommended.
Mar 7 Sunday, 10am - 12pm Online Delivery
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $45.00 (2 hrs)
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The Flower: Design and Pattern with Watercolour (PNTGw179-2)

This workshop commences by creating a collage using images from a fashion magazine to make a fantastical flower form. You will draw and paint this flower on a 1/4 sheet of watercolour paper and design a background using geometric shapes. This project, inspired by artist Robert Kushner, is best suited to watercolour or gouache. Suitable for beginners.
Mar 14 Sunday, 2pm - 4pm Online Delivery
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $45.00 (2 hrs)
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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 14 Sunday, 10am - 5pm Classroom Delivery
Marina DiMaio
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)
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Monoprinting with Acrylics (MMEDw190-2)

This is a great workshop to generate source material for collage and mixed media painting as well to complete finished monoprints. We will be covering both additive (adding paint) and subtractive (removing paint) approaches to monoprinting. Suitable for beginners.
Mar 21 Sunday, 2pm - 4pm Online Delivery
Tony Bounsall
Tuition: $45.00 (2 hrs)
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Collage: Expressing your Innate Creativity (MMEDw130-3)

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. 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. Suitable for beginners.
Mar 21 Sunday, 1pm - 4pm Classroom Delivery
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $85.00 (3 hrs) (materials included)
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Experimental Tunisian Crochet (MMEDw192-6)

In this day-long workshop, students will be introduced to the basics of Tunisian crochet using large gauge Tunisian hooks and chunky yarn. Students will learn how to chain stitch for foundation, progress to plain stitch, and then knit stitch and finally cast off. Students will create swatches with a mixed media and mixed fibre approach, where items can be inlayed in the process of crocheting. Students are encouraged to bring in their own yarn and fabric scraps. Hooks will be provided. Some basic crocheting knowledge is advised, but not necessary.
Mar 28 Sunday, 10am - 5pm Classroom Delivery
Everett Wong
Tuition: $175.00 (6 hrs) (materials included)

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Painting: Eleven Ways to Generate Ideas (PNTGw178-2)

Not sure what to paint next? This workshop discusses eleven ways to come up with ideas for paintings. Exercises will include drawing and writing exercises, online search strategies, collage, and collaborating with your fellow participants. Suitable for beginners.
Apr 11 Sunday, 10am - 12pm Online Delivery
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $45.00 (2 hrs)
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Embroidery on Photographs (MMEDw219-2)

This unique workshop will reveal ways that to add dimensions and colours to your family photos or found vintage photos using a range of embroidery stitches. Embroidery patterns can embellish items in the photographs such as clothing or objects; or they can be used to add new elements, or even create new personalities of the figures in the photo. You will be learning basic embroidery stitches and how to apply them to the photographs. Suitable for beginners.
Apr 11 Sunday, 2pm - 4pm Online Delivery
Regan Shrumm
Tuition: $45.00 (2 hrs)
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