Art Foundations: April Classes

Mondays 10am-2pm

$100 – All supplies included
No experience necessary

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About Art Foundations:

These day long workshops are geared for those who want to delve deeper into a particular art technique or medium.  Our  teacher artists have created classes that are engaging and welcoming, whether you’re following up an Art Bites class, or learning a new skill set to add to your art tool box.

Our full Art Foundations 2023 spring schedule is here

Apr 3 – Ink Resist with Gordon Wilson

Ink Resist  is an exciting technique using waterproof India ink over a mask created with gouache. The painting is then washed under running water, leaving the India ink where there was no gouache and white paper where the gouache prevented the ink from touching the paper. The end result will resemble a wood block print; the fun part is not knowing exactly how it will look until the reveal!

This is a more in-depth workshop of the techniques learned in Gordon’s Feb 12 Art Bites class but previous experience is not necessary.

Cost: $100 – all materials supplied

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About the Instructor: Gordon Wilson enjoys taking seemingly complex art styles and making them accessible and easy to learn.  He has a degree in design and education and has taught in high schools for 15 years, as well as other venues.  Prior to teaching Gordon was a commercial designer and illustrator for 20 years working in television, publishing, and advertising.

Apr 17 – Watercolour with Faith-Love Robertson

In this workshop, you’ll learn the versatility and spontaneity of watercolour; from realism to abstraction and all things in between.  We’ll work with light and shadow, composition, basic and then more complicated subjects.  You’ll also learn to preserve and retrieve whites to make your paintings sparkle. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to start a painting on your own and take it to a finished stage.

Cost: $100 – all materials supplied

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About the Instructor:  Faith has 30 years of teaching experience, as well as a college education in design, art history and rendering.  She works in oil, pastel and watercolour and has won awards in all three media, and has shown and sold work locally, nationally and internationally.  Faith belongs to the FCA (Federation of Canadian Artists), DeCosmos Fine Arts Society, South Delta Artist Guild, and Arrowsmith Chapter of the FCA.


Apr 24 – Acrylic Spring Florals with Susan Schaefer

Join Susan Schaefer for a fun day of exploring florals.

Enjoy painting bright and colourful flowers, with curvy shapes, great movement and forgiving design.

Susan has been a professional artist for over 20 years. She is a well known instructor in the Oceanside area.  Her teaching method is relaxed and positive, paying close attention to individual needs. Her students describe her as, “a well organized, and a very encouraging and a supportive instructor.”

Cost:  $100 – all materials supplied

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About the Instructor: A West Coast artist with Prairie roots, Susan is an accomplished acrylic painter who is generous in sharing 20 years of tricks and tips that she has learned from some of Canada’s finest artists.