Oil Painting with Stefanie Denz
3 Day Painting Workshop
Enjoy 3 days in my studio participating in a focused and personalized approach to the painted surface. Fundamentals will be covered:composition, color, tonal values and painting skills. Each student will be given the tools to facilitate their explorations.
Material supplied: easels, painting surfaces, paint mediums, containers & palettes. Bring your sketchbook & brushes. Lunch included.
July 6, 7 & 8 & August 17, 18 & 19
9:00 - 2:30pm
Cost $280 or $310 with oil paint
Class size 2-6. All levels welcome
Accommodation - limited space @ $50 per night includes breakfast.
Stefanie Denz (MFA)
Stefanie has been painting most of her life and teaching drawing and painting for 15 years. She has received numerous awards including Canada Council grants and recently attended an artist residency in Berlin. Her focus is on interpretations.
250 653 2018
B&B available -please inquire
Watercolour Painting with Lisa Lipsett
What if you could have the confidence to paint with natural ease without fear or failure? Learn to paint in fresh ways, with no brushes, using both hands & eyes closed to better feel the joy of art merged with nature, heart & contemplation. Year round on-line and on island classes.
Saturday July 9, 16 or 23rd - 10-4pm
Cost - $95
Summer Art Camps for kids 9-12
July 4 - 8 and July 11 - 15
Monday to Friday - 10 - 3pm
Cost - $240
Max 8 students. All materials provided.
Please bring lunch and snacks, journal and pen for writing. Dress to be comfortable outdoors.
Lisa Lipsett is the developer of the Creative by Nature Art Method, a heartfull contemplative drawing and painting practice that supports authentic creative expression with natural ease and deepens nature connection through art. She facilitates others to uncover their own creativity naturally.
250 537 9785
Visual Art with Gillian McConnell
Creating from the Artist Within
Learn to create work that's emotionally moving, intellectually stimulating, spiritually uplifting, & visually engaging. Class content works for all levels of experience. Beginners welcome.
Expressive Drawing- embark on a fun, multi-media adventure in mark making.
Journeys to Abstraction - generate compelling abstract imagery through simple exercises to help you see & think abstractly.
Compositions & Critique- learn the elements and principles of composition; how to identify & correct mistakes; how to give & receive criticism
Working in a Series - learn how to develop a strong body of work from inspiration to exhibition.
For dates & times contact Gillian or check her website
Gillian is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores issues concerning popular culture, politics and psychology. She attained a BFA (major printmaking/minor art history) from Queen's University at Kingston, Ontaria (1980). An award winning artist, Gillian has also studied textile and fashion design, marketing and multimedia. She has been teaching since 2004.
250 537 4439
Oil Painting with Nicola Wheston
Learn how to paint from the life model, still life & Plein air landscape from observation. Each student will get individual guidance addressing strengths & weaknesses while maintaining their own personal style.
Painting from Life & Painting from the Model
5 day course - 9 am - 4 pm
Painting from Still Life
4 day course - 9am - 1pm
Plein Air Landscape Painting
2 day course working outside on site 9:00am - 1pm
Classes every Mon. & Tues. from July - mid Sept.
Please inquire for details & dates. List of materials will be given w/ each registration.
Tea provided bring own lunch & snacks.
Nicola Wheston studied painting at the Rusking School of drawing, Oxford and at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, with 35 years as a full time exhibiting artist.
Nicola Wheston will help to develop your ability to see & to correct common problems with structure, proportions, foreshortening & composition.
Each student will get individual guidance addressing strengths & weaknesses while maintaining their own personal style.
Classical Life Drawing with Patrick McCallum
Classical Life Drawing
Explore fundamentals of academic drawing, focusing on line, form, volume & rendering of the human figure. For beginner or intermediate artists with emphasis on improving knowledge of the figure & your overall drawing ability.
These classes explore the fundamentals
of academic drawing, focusing on line,form,
volume and rendering in the context of the undraped human figure. Instruction is geared toward the beginner or intermediate artist. Topics include mass, gesture, proportion, composition, rendering and anatomy. Please see website for dates and times.
Max 8 students
$225 for adults & $195 for students under 19
Private classes also available.
Patrick has spent over 20 years as a professional illustrator and has been instructing life drawing since 1992. He has studied classical drawing at George Brown College in Toronto, and the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle. He teaches on Salt Spring Island and at the Mechosen International Summer School of the Arts.
Foundation in Oils for absolute beginners with Terri Reid
Foundations in Oils for Absolute Beginners
The purpose of this class is to inform and support the adult Absolute Beginner by giving a foundation from which to start your own painting exploration. This course offers practical, hands on experience in a supportive, positive environment. Absolutely no drawing or painting experience is required.
You will paint your own colour wheel using only primaries, learn about colour choices and harmony, shading with grays and complimentary colours, using a limited pallette and the “recipes” to some gorgeous mixes.
You will practice the principles of Nota, tonal value, composition and design, how to create distance and shading, to create focus and movement. You will also practice some common methods of paint application, dark to light, light to dark, dry brush, layering, Alla Prima, Grisaille and glazing WITHOUT USING SOLVENTS.
For ages 18 +.
Classes run every month for 4 weeks on Tuesdays, from 1:30 to 4:30pm at Central Hall ( The Fritz theater downstairs).
Cost is $180 and materials are required. Please call me for materials list. Contact me to discuss what material you already have and what we can do to get you started.
2016 Class Dates:
May 31 to June 21
July 5- July 26
Aug 2 – Aug 23
Sept 6 – Sept 27
Oct 4 – Oct 25
Nov 22 – Dec 13
I was a successful custom jewelry designer and goldsmith in Vancouver which allowed me to buy 2 acres on Salt Spring in 1987. Having designed on a tiny scale with jewelry, I decided to turn my hand to larger pieces and my exploration of various painting styles, materials and techniques began. I am a self-taught artist. My early work was influenced by Mexico, having spent time there as a human rights observer in Chiapas. I also love the coast and the rolling hills of the Okanagan. Patterns, colours, energy and lines of movement grab me the most. I hope the viewer is drawn to spend time contemplating them. My work includes close up views of nature, semi-abstract figures, realistic portraits, large, bright still life’s, plein air sketches and sculptures. My pieces can be heavily textured or smooth with many glazes. They range in size from 8” x 10” to 4 x 5 feet.
I teach Oil Painting Classes, specializing in beginners. These classes include various oil painting techniques, colour theory, mixing colour, paint application, depth, shading, composition and more.
778 353 0014
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Private lessons can be arranged to cater to your specific level and needs.