Painting for the Total Beginner
Jun
25
to Jul 11

Painting for the Total Beginner

2 different workshops to choose from!!

Get in touch with your creative self. Holly will walk you through everything you need to know, from start to finish and show you how to have a blast along the way. These workshops are designed for the absolute, bare, beginner - the people who have always wanted to paint but never had the chance to try. These classes are also great for persons whom already paint but would like to delve into a new medium. Look at the supply list for brushes and some other odds and ends you will have to bring to class, but your paint as well as your canvas in included!

 

Please contact me for the supply list for the supplies you will need for this course

Beginner Oil

Tuesday July 9 and Thursday July 11, 6-9pm

$145 +gst

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Beginner Acrylic

Tuesday June 25 and Thursday June 27, 6-9pm

 $145 +gst

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Workshops held at Swinton's Art Supply in Calgary, Canada

For registration please contact Swinton's Art Supply via links provided or calling 1-403-258-3500

 

 

 

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Da'Vinci Master's Painting Portrait
Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

Da'Vinci Master's Painting Portrait

Monday July 8, 10am-4pm

$145+gst

Throughout history we have had some pretty amazing Masters that have created works of art that are still cherished and admired to this day. Wouldn’t it be great to have one of these images, hand painted, by YOU to hang in your home!! Come and learn a bit of history, some old masters painting techniques and join Holly McWIlliams for this workshop. We will paint a version of one of the most beautiful paintings from history, La Scapigliata by Leonard Da Vinci with a focus on learning how to do a Grisaille (pronounced like Versailles) - an underpainting oil technique in which a composition is constructed completely in monochromatic color. This class is for oil painters; paint and canvas are included but check out the supply list for brushes and some other odds and ends. This class is for everyone! Beginners, intermediate and advanced painters welcome!

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Regular Weekly Classes
Jul
9
to Aug 8

Regular Weekly Classes

SUMMER CLASSES!!!!

This is a short 4 class session of the regular class, individual instruction program that I do from September until June. Come try out some art classes for a wee bit in the summer!

The time slots that I have are:

Tuesday 1-4, July 9, 23, 30, Aug 6               $126.00 (no class July 16)

Wed 9-12, July 10, 24, 31 Aug 7                    $126.00 (no class July 17)

Wed 1-4, July 10, 24, 31 Aug 7                      $126.00 (no class July 17)

Thurs 1-4, July 11, 25, Aug 1 & 8                  $126.00 (no class July 18)

 

All of Holly’s classes are based on individual instruction. Which means, class sizes are very small, max 10 people per class, everyone is at a different skill level (beginner, intermediate or advanced all in one class), and everyone chooses their project and medium (oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, or drawing). Holly will, one on one, work her way around the classroom catering her instruction to suit the students specific needs.

It’s like having a private class in a group environment!

 Learn at your own pace, and what area of art is appealing to you.

Supplies are not included and supply lists will be given depending on what medium you would like to learn. Everyone will need a sketchbook, pencil and eraser, and his or her “folder of ideas” for every class. The folder of ideas is essentially a folder where you can put ripped out magazine pictures, photos and calendar pictures; basically, anything that you think is beautiful. The internet is a wonderful resource of cool pictures!

Beginners don’t be scared!! We can do this.

 

For registration please contact me through this web site or call Swintons Art Supplies 403.258.3500

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Ultimate Guide to Color Theory for Painters - Extended Version!
Jul
15
to Jul 22

Ultimate Guide to Color Theory for Painters - Extended Version!

Monday July 15 10-4pm and Monday July 22 10-4 pm

$230 +gst

A color Theory course that is designed specifically for artists and the paint pigments they use.  This course will dive deep into all the concepts that will stop you from spending most of your time mixing the wrong mud on the palette instead of putting fresh color on to the canvas. There is a method to the madness of color mixing, join Holly McWilliams for this 12 hour course that will break down the double primary system, warm and cool colors, complementary colors and teach you a way to mix your colors that makes sense! Start painting from the offense not the trenches filled with mud!

Open to oil, acrylic and watercolor, supplies not included

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Love it or Leave it! A Painting Critique with Holly McWilliams
Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

Love it or Leave it! A Painting Critique with Holly McWilliams

Tuesday July 23, 6-9pm

$50 + gst

Join Holly for a small, intimate group painting Critique for all the ‘problem’ paintings that never feel quite finished. Bring 1, 2 or 3 pieces to this positive, supportive, environment to get some direction on how to finish your creation or to feel confident in leaving it and moving on to bigger and better ideas. Bring your note pads because group critiques are wonderful ways to get all the fundamentals of what makes a painting work. You don’t want to miss all these juicy tid-bits that will make your pieces sing! This class is for everyone! Oil painters, acrylic, watercolor, drawing, pastelists, beginner, intermediate and advanced.

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Big Bold and Beautiful – Brushmarks and Paint Consistancy 101
Jul
29
to Jul 31

Big Bold and Beautiful – Brushmarks and Paint Consistancy 101

Piddly, little, scratchy brush marks be gone!! Learn how to use the dexterity of your hands, the bristles in your brush and the proper layering of your paint! Join Holly McWilliams in painting sunflowers to get all the dirt on how and when to play with the consistency of your paint for different layering effects and a break down of mark making with your brushes. One brush can be more expressive then a whole arsenal of your teeny-weenie’s. Bring confidence into your work because you have the knowledge of how to use your tools of your trade!!

Open to oil and acrylic.

 

Supplies not included. Please look at the supply list to know what to bring

 $185.00+ gst

workshops held at Swinton's Art Supply in Calgary, Canada

Please contact Swinton's for registration

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Figure Drawing with a Live Model
Jul
30
to Aug 8

Figure Drawing with a Live Model

Monday's and Wednesday's 6-8.30 pm
July 23, 25, 30 Aug 1
$265.00 +GST includes model fee!

Drawing people from life can be intimidating, but once you know a few tips and techniques it can be much easier. Working from the live nude model, gain a better understanding of the elements that make up the human figure and how to artistically portray them. Join Holly McWilliams in her tried and true system of ‘Steps to Drawing’ that always set you up for success. Playing with basic shapes, exploring contour lines, and getting a clear break down of the fall of light, this workshop will have all the things to make your drawings come to life.

Supplies not included

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