Painting for the Total Beginner
Jun
26
to Jun 28

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 Acrylic Painting

Tuesday June 26 6-9 pm and Thurs June 28 6-9pm

$145.00 + gst

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Beginner Oil Painting

Tuesday July 10, 6-9 pm and Wednesday July 11, 6-9 pm

$145. + gst

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Individual Art Instruction in a Group Environment
Jul
10
to Aug 1

Individual Art Instruction in a Group Environment

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 1-4pm July 10, 17, 24, 31 $126

Wed 9-12am July 11, 18, 25 Aug 1 $126

Wed 1-4pm July 11, 18, 25 Aug 1 $126

All of Holly’s classes are based on individual instruction. Which means, class sizes are very small, max 8-10 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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Applied Colour Mixing...extended version!
Jul
16
to Jul 18

Applied Colour Mixing...extended version!

Monday July 16, 10-4 pm

Tuesday July 17, 6-9 pm

Wed July 18 6-9 pm

$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 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 hour course that will break down the double primary system, warm and cool colors, complementary colors and transitions. Start painting from the offense not the trenches filled with mud!

Open to oil, acrylic and watercolor.

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Elemental Figure Drawing – starting on the right foot
Jul
23
to Aug 1

Elemental Figure Drawing – starting on the right foot

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 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.  Holly Is a very giving instructor with teaching through demo's, class critiques and one on one personalized instruction, total beginners and intermediates will get a lot out of the class.

Supplies not included

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The Creative Way
Jul
24
to Aug 2

The Creative Way

 

Tuesday’s and Thursday’s 6-9pm

July 24, 26, 31 Aug 2

$250 + gst

Some supplies are included in this course. See the supply list for other odds and ends you will need.

What is your creative voice? Navigating the world through an artistic lens is a different vibe from everyday life and once you know a few skills for painting and drawing, the inevitable “what do I paint next” rears its head from time to time.

Creativity is an elusive beast with many faces, many outlets. How do you hone your creativity and tap into that unique visual voice that no one but yourself is capable of dreaming up?

This workshop will not only illuminate the natural flows and cycles that an artistic nature will take but it will unveil personal interests and esthetics. Through lectures and projects be prepared to plum your subconscious for imagery that has personal meaning. We will explore the interesting aspects of line, value and color and how these are connected to create mood and a personal esthetic that is all your own. If you have been feeling blocked creatively or are looking for your own creative voice through 2D art, this is the workshops for you.

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