Similar to the half day workshop we start with either a still life work from a photo to develop a small painting. The class starts with an introduction on how to develop a composition, different stroke techniques, how to layer paints, some of the common mediums such as dryers and thinners. Having full day allows more depth and instruction as well as the option of doing a larger painting. Materials
How to do a Pencil Sketch
Drawing is a wonderful tool to have even if you don’t plan on being an artist. It takes a lot of practice to learn to draw well, but here you will get an opportunity to explore some of the techniques of seeing and drawing from the right side of the brain. Similar to the half day workshop, this one will include more in-depth instruction and exercises. Materials: $10
Workshops being developed for the Winter 2016
We are in the process now of refining these workshops. A little moreexperimenting and equipment is needed before we can offer them to a class.
Fun with Wool - a full day workshop
We raise our own milking sheep here and so we shear and process the wool from the sheep in the late spring/summer. In this workshop you will start with a tour of the barn and gardens where the sheep are, getting a closer acquaintance of your benefactors. Then you will get a brief introduction and get to try carding and cleaning wool. You will be shown how wool is dyed and then try small needle
felting project of your own. Therein no limit to the imagination and this is one of those fun workshops where this is very apparent!
Fun with Mosaics - a full day or weekend workshop
Mosaics are another of the most ancient and extremely permanent materials used in artwork around the world. Mosaics are also very forgiving and fascinating to work with, but a project takes longer to complete. There will be a few choices outlined in more detail when the course is available.
Atlin BC and Haines AK retreats
I have organized many of these retreats in the past and they have always been a lot of fun. However, I do have an aging mother living in Ontario who I am committed to visiting at least twice a year. For awhile then, these retreats are on hold. I do intend to organize and offer them in the future and will be advertising these online as well as elsewhere.