Art Foundations: November/December Classes

Mondays 10am-3pm

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.

Most classes are $125.  Core classes (Drawing, Composition and Colour Theory) are offered at the special price of $100.
Our classes run from Sept-Dec in the fall and Jan-Jun in the spring.   Our full Art Foundations fall schedule is here

Nov 7 – Art Foundations-Life Drawing Level 1-Studio Still Life with Carol Ann Owers 

Still Life Drawing uses inanimate objects for subjects, allowing the artist to focus on light and shadow, defining shapes, angles, cured and straight lines.

Instead of a reference photo, we will work from a real life.  Three objects will be set up to express a theme and through several exercises, the artist will explore how light and colour can create shape within a composition.

Cost $125

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About the Instructor:  Carol Ann is a professional artist and enjoys working in a wide range of mediums, and brings her experience and expertise to the classroom.
Nature in all of her beauty inspires her passion to paint. Living here on Vancouver Island, nature is only steps away to the most beautiful scenery in all of Canada.
Carol Ann enjoys sharing her love of art and teaches Art Bites and Art Foundations classes at the MAC.

Nov 14 – Art Foundations – Wash Drawing Level 1 with Gordon Wilson

This course is designed to introduce students to a method of drawing that was popular with artists and illustrators during the early 20th century. Wash drawing is an easy and effective method of drawing involving watercolour and line work on a toned surface, giving the final piece solid form and depth of field.

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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.

Nov 21 – Art Foundations – Soft Pastels Level 1 with Lucy Wallace

This course is intended to help you develop soft pastel painting in your own way, to build your skills and understanding in order to achieve your artistic goals.

We’ll start with the basics and progress to completing a landscape painting in soft pastels using a variety of techniques and effects. It uses a step-by-step approach, supported by the fundamentals of art, and to work effectively and efficiently.  Photo reference will be supplied.

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About the Instructor:  Lucy works primarily in soft pastels. “I adore the medium – the feel, the luscious colours. I strive with every painting to match my vision for the subject, whether it be animals, birds, or landscapes. In my mind’s eye, I want to build an emotional connection with my subject in some way, to give it life. This has developed over time and continues to develop with every painting.”

Lucy, in addition to Master’s level education in both Health Sciences and Social Work, has a BA in Studio Art (U of S). She is a Signature Member of Pastel Artists Canada, a member of Pastellistes de France, Art du Pastel en France, and holds Active Status with the Federation of Canadian Artists. Her multiple award-winning work is held in permanent and private collections in Canada and abroad and has been featured in many Canadian national juried exhibitions.

Nov 28 – Art Foundations – Watercolour Level 1 with Gordon Wilson

This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of the watercolour painting medium.  We’ll start with an overview of various materials and methods and then learn how to apply them to produce a painting.  By the end of the session, you’ll have the knowledge and reference material to be able to continue to paint on your own.  This course Is designed to be informative, easy to understand, and most of all, a fun learning experience that will last long after the session is finished.

Cost $125

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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.

Dec 5 – Art Foundations –  Textile Art Level 1 with Margie Davidson

Here’s an opportunity to explore colour and texture by creating small fabric landscapes. Emphasis is placed on use of scale, overlapping, value,  and pattern to create depth within each landscape. Participants will work in series and create two or more small landscapes using a fused applique technique.

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About the Instructor: Margie Davidson is a quilt artist and surface designer. She enjoys painting, sunprinting, and blockprinting as well as cooking up colour with natural dyes. Her award-winning quilts have been exhibited in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United States.