Spring 2010 Art Workshops

The Absolute Beginner Drawing Workshop is a one-day workshop with artist Linda Findlay, to be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010, from 10 am to 4 pm (half hour lunch break) or Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 10 am to 4 pm (half hour lunch break). It’s aimed at those who have always wanted to draw but can’t figure out how to start. Learn about different drawing mediums and techniques through a series of fun drawing exercises that will help build your confidence. Learn about charcoal, conte, graphite, and the techniques best suited to each medium. How to choose drawing paper will also be discussed. Instruction will be given on gesture drawing, line drawing, and the basics of developing value shading techniques. The workshop will take the format of discussion, question and answer, instructor demonstrations, and student practice through making sample drawings. Workshop supplies are included in the price of $55.

The Absolute Beginner Acrylic Painting Workshop is another one-day workshop with artist Linda Findlay on Saturday, April 24, 2010, from 10 am to 4 pm (half hour lunch break). It’s intended for those who have always wanted to paint but feel intimidated. Starting at the very beginning, students will learn the basics about acrylic paint including how to mix basic colours, how to use brushes and which brushes are best for each technique, the pros and cons of various painting surfaces, where and how to use gesso, and a brief introduction to mediums and gels. The aim of this workshop is to learn some basic skills about working with paint and to provide encouragement by demystifying the medium and its tools. The workshop will also take the format of discussion, question and answer, instructor demonstrations, and student practice through making samples of various painting techniques. Workshop supplies are included in the price of $60.

Call 250-740-6350 to inquire or register. Payments can be taken over the phone if you have either Visa or Mastercard. Note that these workshops can be given as a gift – just mention that you need a gift certificate for either the drawing or acrylic painting (and the date of the workshop) and the gallery will provide one. Register early to avoid disappointment.