Art Gems:  October Workshops

Mondays 10am-2pm

$100 – All supplies included
No experience necessary

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About Monday Art Gems:

Art Gems provides a dynamic and ever-changing selection of art workshops for all levels of art experience.

Our full 2023 Fall Art Gems schedule is here

Oct 2 – What Shape Are You In? Exploring Shapes and Textures with Dennis Brown 

As artists, we often make shapes that we feel comfortable with and miss the chance to risk a change. In this workshop Dennis will present examples and discuss getting out of that “same old” shape and challenge you to explore shapes outside your comfort zone. (And no, this is not a fitness class!)

All materials provided

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About the Instructor: Dennis takes pleasure in the process of painting the things he is passionate about. He wants to encourage others to share their experiences, emotions or memory through their art. He strongly believes it is his role as an artist to evoke awareness in the power of art to influence all mankind. Dennis Brown is a painter well-known for his expressive abstracts in acrylic and colour saturated watercolours.

Oct 16 – Decoding Colour Theory with Margery Blom

Students will be mixing colours, using warm and cool tones to create an individual colour palette. Several small painting projects will be completed during this class to help understand the fundamental science of colour and applied theory.

Note: this class partners well with Nov 27 Limited Palette (but it is not a prerequisite)

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About the Instructor: Margery Blom BFA is an oil paint artist specializing in scenes from Vancouver Island. Margery displays in galleries all over the Island and is an active member of FCA. You can find Margery as Resident Artist at the McMillan Arts Centre on Thursdays.

Oct 23 – Introduction to Oil Painting with Margery Blom

Explore a variety of techniques and approaches to oil painting through a series of studies and a small painting, using both traditional and water mixable oils.

All materials provided

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About the Instructor: Margery Blom BFA is an oil paint artist specializing in scenes from Vancouver Island. Margery displays in galleries all over the Island and is an active member of FCA. You can find Margery as Resident Artist at the McMillan Arts Centre on Thursdays. 

 

Oct 30 – Bright, Bold Watercolours with Carol Ann Owers

Watercolour is a very versatile medium. A painting can be loose and transparent.  Or you can have your watercolour painting pop by creating a bold dramatic effect.

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About the Instructor: Carol Ann has two passions; painting and teaching art.  Her career in commercial art led Carol Ann to develop and teach two art postgraduate programs for George Brown College in Toronto. She has taught groups and private classes in various art centres and was an art instructor on cruises. Carol Ann enjoys sharing her love of art and teaches Art Bites and Art Gems classes at the MAC.