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December 3, 2022

Eric Cator

Merging the Real and the Imagined
Graphite on Paper

Eric will guide you through the process of drawing detailed graphite images that combine still-life with imaginative drawing.  Working from a small object to capture texture, shadows, and form, you will then add to this object aspects of living creatures (e.e. eyes, limbs, mouths) to create an entirely new and fantastic creature.  The goal for this workshop is for each participant to complete a signle, detailed portrait of a unique life form in a realistic style.

February 11, 2023

Kevin Bice

Photography and Painting:  Beyond Copying
Your Choice of Medium

When using a photograph as a source, the artist must consciously choose between replicating the photo's image or simply treating the image as a starting point to the process of painting.  This workshop will explore ways of using photos of all types to generate completely new and original works.

March 11, 2023

Carol Finkbeiner Thomas

Abstracting the Landscape
Acrylic or Oil

Are you too tied to faithfully reproducing photographs when painting?  Would you like help creating more abstracted landscapes?  This workshop is for you!  In it, you will explore a variety of strategies for creating paintings that will allow you to maintain structure while loosening up.  It's all about using the elements and principles of design!

April 15, 2023

Nancy Newman

Spring is Here:  A Watercolour Workshop

Celebrate the arrival of Spring.  Painting in a loose style, you will create a joyful spring bouquet of tulips, hyacinth and daffodils.  Transparent colours mingling on the page allow for a dramatic finish with ink.  Step by step demonstration, and drawing references are provided.  Guaranteed to be your new favourite way to paint!

May 13, 2023

Michael Spillane

Wildlife:  Drawing with Coloured Pencils

This workshop is ideal for those wishing to learn a range of skills relating to wildlife drawing using coloured pencils.  Participants will be given step-by-step instructions on how to progress through a given project.  Michael will provide detailed handouts, individual attention, and demonstrations throughout the process.  The workshop will focus on realistic drawing techniques and explore the potential of coloured pencils as a medium for wildlife drawing.