Ever wondered if you could paint?

Starting September 11, I will be offering art classes in oil and acrylic at the MAC from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Elissa Anthony-Gab Island Full Workshop 1I am able to guide you to find your style through structured exercises, experimentation and “happy mistakes”! Students work on projects they choose, including subject matter and size. New students can join any time there is an opening.

You will learn at your own pace with instruction as needed. Classes are small, allowing time for individual attention.

Learn the Basics:

Sketching: the right pencils, paper, erasers, measurement to use;
Perspective: the art of making objects recede and give depth to the image;
Colours: colour mixing, complementary colours, warm and cold colours, the importance of colour temperature;
Underpainting: its importance, which colours to use and why;
Creating reality from fantasy – the illusion of distance;
Brushes: sizes, styles and brush techniques;
Glazing and layering;
Composition: creating your own world using a photo;
Mixed media;
Styles: pointillism, expressionism, impressionism and more;
The importance of laughter and camaraderie at work and play.

Things to bring:

  • paintbrushes, oil and acrylic paint,
  • odourless solvent for oils
  • containers for water or solvents
  • containers with lids to take home used solvents
  • **photos that you would like to paint ~ or a painting you would like to emulate
  • painting surface ~ canvas, wooden cradle, canvas paper etc.
For beginners ~ I will have a small selection of paints, brushes for use at a cost of 5 dollars per class. This gives you the opportunity to try before you buy!!

Class Price:  $150.00 for 8 hours of hands on instruction which can be broken into four 2-hour classes OR two 4-hour classes

registration by email, online or contact the artist thru her website,  www.elissaanthony.com.  There is also a page of information about classes.

Payment is always due at the beginning of the class in ALL cases.

**** Missed classes are lost classes. Due to the very small class sizes, I am unable to provide “make-up” classes if a class is missed. Please be sure of your availability for the full duration (one, two or four sessions) when you sign up for classes. Notice of cancellation must be received at least 24 hours before the missed class in order to maintain your seating for future sessions. ****

For more information phone: 250-757-2360    or Email: Elissa