Painting for the Total Beginner
Jan
19
to Feb 3

Painting for the Total Beginner

2 different workshops and paint mediums 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 Acrylic

Friday Jan 19 6-9, Saturday Jan 20 12-3

$145.00 + gst

 

Beginner Oil

Friday Feb 2 6-9, Saturday Feb 3 12-3

$145.00 + gst

 

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Big Bold and Beautiful – Brushmarks 101
Nov
24
to Nov 25

Big Bold and Beautiful – Brushmarks 101

This is no normal afternoon soap opera. This is a class to embrace the fear of the bold, be dazzled by the beautiful and doing it all with a big brush! Piddly, little, scratchy brush marks be gone!! Learn how to use the dexterity of your hands, the bristles in your brush and the layering of your paint! 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…. Your Brushes! Open to oil and acrylic.

Friday June 9 6-9pm, Saturday June 10 10-4 pm

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Painting the Live Model
Aug
1
to Aug 3

Painting the Live Model

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
August 1, 2, 3
10am – 3.30 pm

Ready set paint! Here we go… the long awaited class of figure painting is here! This is an intensive 3 full day course that delves into painting the nude figure from life. Some figure drawing experience and the Skin-tastic- skin-tone workshop will be helpful for this course. Holly is a very giving instructor and her classes are always packed full with humor and information. Through demonstrations, one on one personalized instruction and group critiques this class is a must to get you through the challenging subject of painting figures from life.

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Skin-tastic Skin Tones!
Jul
24
to Jul 26

Skin-tastic Skin Tones!

Monday July 24 - 9:30am - 4:00pm
Wednesday July 26 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Ok all of you figure painters out there; here is a class for you!!  Skin-tastic-skin-tones is a workshop with an easy to follow breakdown of how to identify and mix proper skin color’s. Skin tone and colors have to be some of the most difficult subjects to paint. Join Holly for this 3 day workshop that breaks down how to mix beautiful lush skin tones in your work. Learn the properties that make skin look believable. Open to acrylic and oil paint.

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Beyond Basics - Figure Drawing
Jul
18
to Jul 27

Beyond Basics - Figure Drawing

Tuesday and Thursday 6-8.30 pm
July 18, 20, 25, 27
$265.00 + gst includes model fee!

Figure drawing level one is not a must but this workshop is designed for those with intermediate experience.

The key to successful figure drawing is to learn how to observe and draw what you actually see. Join me in this 4-day workshop to learn how to observe the interplay of form, value, mass and line. Through various sketching techniques, using a live nude model in the studio, you will receive all the secrets to producing a fluent and dynamic figure drawing.

Supplies not included

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Elemental Figure Drawing – starting on the right foot
Jul
10
to Jul 12

Elemental Figure Drawing – starting on the right foot

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 6-8.30 pm
July 10, 11, 12
$195.00 +GST includes model fee!

Drawing people from life can be intimidating, but once you know a few 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. From simple gestural sketches with playful lines to slightly longer poses with a tad more time that will allow you to develop your style. We will explore all the fun of different kinds of line and try out various shading techniques.  Total beginners welcome.

Supplies not included

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Applied Colour Mixing...extended version!
Jul
3
to Jul 5

Applied Colour Mixing...extended version!

Monday July 3 10am-4pm
Tuesday July 4, 6-9pm
Wed July 5, 6-9pm
$230 + GST
Supplies not included

 Back by popular demand this class is a must for anyone who is sick of mixing huge vats of the wrong color! This new extended version of 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 for this 12 our course that will break down the double primary system, warm and cool colors, complementary colors and transitions Start painting from the offence not the trenches filled with mud!

Open to oil, acrylic and watercolor.

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Figure Drawing with a Live Model
Mar
17
to Apr 7

Figure Drawing with a Live Model

Drawing the figure from life can be intimidating, but once you know a few secrets it can be much easier. Working from a live nude model, gain a better understanding of the elements that make up the human figure and how to artistically portray them. From simple gestural sketches with playful lines to slightly longer poses that will allow you to develop your style. We will explore all the fun of different kinds of line and try out various shading techniques. Beginners welcome.

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