FLORAL PAINTING AS AN APPROACH FOR DISCOVERING ONE’S PERSONAL EXPRESSION 

Vincent Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” paintings are some of the best-known 19th-century still-life paintings, while Georgia O’Keeffe’s unique and intimate images of flowers serve as powerful and personal metaphors of life. Contemporary artists are still motivated to express florals in ways inspired by these two artists, yet do so in utterly unique and personal ways. In this workshop, you will be guided towards creating works of art that are personally expressive. Participants will be guided towards working on large scale floral painting, creating forms and shapes unique to themselves, while learning about and adopting some of the methods and techniques of these amazing artists.The class is from August 8 to 11 (4 days). Page 20 of the guide lists full details. The class is $231 for members and $272 for non members. To register please call 905.303.1821

NOT QUITE FLORAL COLLAGE 

Get a taste of spring, in this playful and fun workshop with artist Sharon Kirsh. Participants will create their own lovely abstracted floral compositions using papers they create themselves, other collage materials as well as acrylic paints. Working with collage allows for a free exploration of shape, colour and value, and offers something new to both novice and experienced artists alike. Material fee of $20 includes 18 x 18 in. canvas, collage materials and acrylic adhesives. This workshop is suitable for all levels. A supply list will be provided prior to the class. The senior's discount does not apply; the full fee is required. Fee is $55 for residence and $65 for non-residence. To register go here. And search course code 563066. One of the items we will be using for the workshop is Yes Glue. 

ART - MIXED MEDIA

Experiment with different approaches to collage and mixed media using a variety of found objects, acrylic mediums, paints and more! It's a fun way to learn new art techniques and combinations and discover how to incorporate new materials into your creations. No previous experience is required. A supply list will be provided prior to the first class and specialized materials will be available for purchase. This class through the Town of Richmond Hill is already in progress for the spring. It is scheduled in the Fall Guide. 

DRAWING AND PAINTING TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGY (INTERMEDIATE LEVEL) 

Learn drawing and painting techniques in carefully guided sessions. At the beginning of each session, new works of art are used to demonstrate techniques relevant to their methodology. Students apply the formalized strategies of their own work. Instructors individualize and encourage the student to try new approaches to works inspired by photographs or sketches. A systematic knowledge-based approach to the use of acrylic paint will be demonstrated. 

 

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