Adult Paint & Play Workshops
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*A Note on Upcoming Workshops: We have decided to postpone winter adult workshops until the spring of 2022. I'm grateful to be a working artist, and to have seen a great increase in the demand for my work over the last couple of years. I will be busy painting over the winter months in order to keep my representing galleries stocked with new art for 2022. We plan to start workshops up again in the spring of 2022, details to come as we get closer to the spring. Thank you for your patience & support!
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.
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