Francee Kaehn will lead a three-day Introduction to Colour Workshop at Nanoose Place, Multipurpose Room #1, 2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay, from March 15 to 17, 2011. Classes will run from 9 am to 4 pm daily with a one-hour lunch break (take a bag lunch). This three-day workshop is based partly on the strategies of Betty Edwards, author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain and Color. The course is suitable for all skill levels from beginner to advanced. For more information or to register ($150), call Judy at 250-937-7570.
As an artist working on a drawing or painting, have you ever asked yourself, “What IS that colour?” In this three-day workshop, you will complete a series of practical exercises through which you will acquire a working vocabulary of colour that is essential to seeing, naming, and mixing colours to match your perceptions. You will learn colour theory by mixing paint. And the best part is that you will end up with a surprisingly beautiful painting that will display colour that is harmonized and satisfying to the eye.
Francee Kaehn has spent the last 30 years as an art educator. She has a bachelor of education degree with a major in secondary art from the University of Alberta. She also attended Grant MacEwan College in the Visual Art/Fine Art Program, where she was recognized for outstanding achievement. Francee does not have a preferred medium in which to work, nor even a trademark style. Rather, she enjoys exploring different materials and techniques, as well as a range of genres from realism to abstraction. It is her belief, however, that no matter what kind of art you want to create, it is important to have a solid drawing foundation. Her retirement has allowed her to move outside the classroom to conduct workshops such as this.