It’s always good to learn from others firsthand
Markham Art Collective believes that Workshops and Seminars are great resources to pick up from experienced practitioners. Learn from their expertise to further your experience as an artist.
Valerie Kent: Mixed Media: Collage and Texture
Loyalist College: Workshop 7801 $289 or 168.50 July 2 to 6 Monday through Friday. It will take place in the Kente Bldg. Room 2L11 from 9 to 4 p.m.
This workshop demonstrates how to use familiar materials in new ways. You will create two specialty papers to use with your collages: Crystalline Paper and Brayer Paper. We will also work with Transfers. These new additions will add great pizzazz. After scaffolding your supports with texture you will have a starting point and your paintings will have three-dimensionality. A wide variety of materials, including the specialty papers, oriental papers, egg shells, cheesecloth, dried flower petals, gesso, sand, tiny glass beads, acrylic mediums and gels and any other materials of choice may be used. You paint with watercolour and acrylic paint, applying elements and principles of art, including composition, values, texture, and colour mixing. The theme for this year is Movement: representational, symbolic or abstract. This workshop is suitable for all skill levels. A materials fee of $20 is payable to the intstructor on the first day.
This is a really interesting workshop and we do such a variety of artworks. I hope to see you there.
My first summer show of the season will be on from July 7 to August 12th at the Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery. I expect to have about 30 pieces in the show. This gallery is in Sutton, Ontario
Love to hear from you.
Valerie Kent B.Ed., B.F.A., M.F.A.,O.C.T. is an experienced artist and instructor. She studied at Ecole des Beaux Arts, Concordia University, University of Iowa, St. Francis Xavier University, York University, University of Toronto, Ontario Institute of Education. Valerie paints in watercolours, acrylics, oils and mixed media. She presents workshops widely to art societies, colleges and leads art river cruises in France and land trips to Italy. She is represented by Gallery Artplus in Belleville, ON and is a member of IAOCA International Association of Contemporary Artists (Japan). She writes art articles and enjoys doing art demonstrations on television.www.valeriekent.com
Wilson Street Studio Art Retreats for 2012
Five Day Art Retreat
July 2 to 9
Special Five day retreat in Charlevoix, Quebec with Don Cavin
Wilson Street Studio has arranged for acclaimed professional artist and instructor Don Cavin to take you on a five-day painting adventure in Charlevoix, Quebec.
Three and a Half Day Art Retreat
July 19 to 22
Prince Edward County with Edward Abela
Edward Abela, an artist painting in Canada and Europe, works with you over three and a half days in the heart of Prince Edward County, Ontario.
August 19 to 22
Pennisula Lake, Muskoka with Helen Walter
Helen Walter, has had great success coaching and inspiring novice painters. She works with you over three and a half days helping you capture the glorious scenery of Muskoka, Ontario.
September 20 to 23
Elephant Lake, Haliburton with Don Cavin
Don Cavin is your coach and mentor as you paint the rugged landscape of Haliburton. Staying at Elephant Lake, you travel out to many of the stunning locations in the area.
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Herbert Pryke – Artcures
The Power of Art
October 26, 2012
Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
10268 Yonge Street