Adult Paint & Play Workshops
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Paint & Play workshops are designed to offer students from beginner to intermediate levels the freedom to play, loosen up and explore a variety of painting techniques using acrylics or oils, without the worry of creating a 'masterpiece.' Workshops are taught by Gallery Owner & Artist Kerry Walford.
"Using my own tried and true techniques we will explore the beautiful and intuitive process of painting the landscape together. I will share a series of demonstrations using different techniques and providing my tips & tricks along with ample time for students to play & practice. Workshops will be themed, for example, Canada's East Coast, Colourful Skies, Waterfalls, etc... allowing us to delve deep and build up skills for a particular type of landscape. Each workshop will cover the fundamentals (great for beginners), and will include fresh subject matter (great for those who wish to take multiple workshops)."
~ Kerry Walford
Using a limited palette of colours students will gain an appreciation and very good understanding of colour mixing. Each workshop will explore techniques for creating an underpainting, colour blocking, layering, adding shadows, highlights and final details. We will paint & play on paper, wood panels and canvas. All art materials and supplies will be provided.
What We Offer:
Workshops are held 3 times a year (Fall, Winter & Spring), each workshop is made up of 6 classes (classes are 2 hours long, for a total of 12 hours of paint & play time). Classes are held once a week for 6 consecutive weeks. We offer acrylic and oil workshops based on the demand at the time.
Fall Workshop will run once a week for a total of 6 classes
Class Days, Times
Saturday | Workshop 1 - Acrylics | 10am-12noon | Sept 18, 25, Oct 2, 16, 23, 30
Sunday | Workshop 2 - Acrylics | 10am-12noon | Sept 19, 26, Oct 3, 17, 24, 31
*There will be no classes on the ThanksGiving Weekend (Oct 9/10) for both Sat or Sun workshops
* We will run an oil workshop when there's enough interest - so let us know if you're interested.
Fall Workshop Theme: Canada's East Coast
In this workshop we will paint various coastal views including Peggy's cove, along with some of the colourful 'Jelly bean' row houses and boats from the Maritimes.
Winter Workshop: Dates TBD
About our Acrylic Workshops
The acrylic workshop comes with a take-home art kit (so that each student gets to keep their own brushes, paint, palette, etc...). These Kits come with all the goodies from our regular acrylic paint kits (paint, brushes, palettes & canvas) plus variety of painting papers along with a hardboard, painters tape & wood panels to allow for plenty of practice surfaces.
About our Oil Workshops
To help keep costs down for the oil workshop and enable those who are new to the medium the ability to try it out without a major investment in supplies, there won't be a take-home kit but rather access to my very own tried and true paints and brushes, along with all the other goodies; paper, wood panels and canvas!
$300+hst ~ for each workshop (acrylics or oils)
Includes all art supplies
Covid Safety & Protocols:
- Classes are held in our gallery space with plexi-glass dividers on all our table tops with appropriate distancing for each student to have their own 'creative zone' but also to be able to see and communicate with each other safely.
- Students masks can be removed once seated
- Each student is supplied with their own art kit to eliminate sharing
- Teachers will wear face masks/shields at all times to be able to properly assist students up close and safely as needed