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Capitol Arts Market 13 Norfolk St. South, Simcoe, Ontario
Classes updated July 16th
Register at the Capitol Arts Market in person at 13 Norfolk St South, Simcoe, Ontario
or contact Robbin through her Email email@example.com
Introduction to Drawing with Soft Pastels
Materials list available from Robbin or at the gallery.
Introduction to the basics of working with the glorious colours and versatility of soft pastels. Over 4 weeks students will be given an overview of basic drawing techniques and colour processes that will offer a good foundation for designing and making pastel landscape drawings. We will discuss various technical aspects of working with soft pastels, some of the different papers and drawing accessories available for this medium
Sept 22nd, 29th
Oct. 6th, 13th
11 to 2 pm
Introduction to Acrylic Painting
Material list available from Robbin or at the gallery
Acrylic paints are the perfect starting medium for anyone interested in taking up painting. They are very forgiving and uniquely versatile! Over the course of 4 weeks, students will learn about composition, colour choices, mixing and glazing. Different materials and mediums brushes and various techniques will be discussed and demonstrated to help students gain confidence in handling acrylic paints and mediums, so they can create and complete their own compositions
Mondays Oct 18th, 25th, Nov 1st, 8th from 11 to 2 pm
Encaustic Painting Techniques Workshops
In this introductory workshop, students will learn the basic techniques of painting with melted beeswax and resin. We will explore the creative possibilities of working with this ancient medium. Layering, incising, collage and image transfer techniques will be demonstrated.
Encaustic Painting Techniques Workshops
Saturday Oct 30th or Nov 13th from 10 to 2 pm
Cost $75.00 per workshop
Classes updated July16th
Register at the Capitol Arts Market in person at 13 Norfolk St South, Simcoe, Ontario. Call Susan at 519-586-9762
Palette Knife Oil Painting
Explore the art of palette knife painting,
see the range of effects from textured impasto to areas of blended colours.
Cost is $50.00 per session 10am to 3pm every other Friday starting September 10 Materials list provided upon registration. Start a journey that you will enjoy for the rest of your life.
Classes for 2021 to be updated
Register at Capitol Arts Market in person at 13 Norfolk St South, Simcoe, Ontario OR Contact Ingrid at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell #519-428-0695
Classes for 2021
Classes being updated
Linda will be running classes in September. Details will be posted on Home page soon
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Acrylic Glazing Techniques Workshop
Saturday, Oct 2nd 10 to 12pm
Applied Acrylic Glazing Techniques continued
Combined class of ABSTRACT & REALISM
Sat. Oct 9th
10 to 3pm
Students learn about different collage techniques as well as different types or genre of collage. Some examples of subjects are landscapes, expressing feelings, art, floral, family or climate
Sat & Sun 10 to 3pm
Collage Workshop 2 day at CAM
This is a long list use as many found items as you can and things from your own art practice. You do not require every single thing listed, this is to be used as a guide. Highlighted items are a must have.
Modge Podge Matte and Gloss or Golden heavy gel medium
Canvases 4 – 9 x 12 , 10 x 10, 12 x12 etc. or 4 sheets Strathmore Mixed Media Paper 11 x 14
Watercolour paper 140 or 300 lb. ½ sheet
Scissors, exacto knife with a fresh blade
Ideas of what to collect prior to workshop.
Various papers/ found papers/ purchased papers/ prepared papers/ photographic images i.e. newspaper, Japanese rice papers ,old books, paper towel, wrapping paper, paper bags, handmade papers, old cards, tickets , photos, magazines, paper napkins with a design ie flowers etc.
Other materials, fabric , burlap, weaves, canvas, , metallic surfaces, foils. Shingles, pieces of wood and fibers
Glass, mirror, wires, string, cords, thread
Sand, shells, stones, powder pigments
Old magazines, books, newspapers, postage stamps calendar pages, flyers, theatre tickets, candy wrappers, boxes, labels book jackets
Leaves, grass, flowers, feathers, twigs
Cheese cloth, plastic netting ( from onions etc.)
Items to make marks
Acrylic paint / watercolour paint/ inks / pens coloured pencils crayons etc
Brushes old flat that can be used to spread glue, brushes for paints
Credit card, brayer ( if you have one)
Roll of paper towel
Container for water
I will supply –
Acrylic paint, decorative paper pads to share, charcoal, stamps and pads, etc.
DAY ONE Basic Collage
What is Collage
Elements of Design
Integrated Surfaces – Claude Simard image
Continue working on Integrated surfaces Collage
Discuss Elements of Design and how they pertain to the current collage.
Day 2 Collage Workshop
Personal Collage / Collaging the Human Figure
Collect images, papers, cards, tickets, cloth etc. that have a connection to the person you are making your collage about.
List the qualities of the person
List their favourite things to do
List how they impacted your life
Where did they live city, town, country, over seas etc
When making your lists what colours, textures and patterns come to mind.
See Materials list
Theses collages are made to express an idea/ opinion provoked by the conditions of society both globally and locally ie. Climate Change, Morality, Mass starvation, indigenous residential schools, black lives matter, equal pay for equal work etc.
Decide on which topic you are passionate about, do not worry if it is not in the list above. If you are passionate about it EXPRESS IT in your collage.
Look through your materials pick out what items you think will work well together to present your case’ Think about textures, colours , patterns that will draw attention and add interest as you build the layers n your collage.