Colour my World: Pastels for the Beginner Artist II Level 1-2 – Fall 2021

Explore the potential of pastels to portray the colours and light of different seasons. By experimenting with different colour schemes and underpaintings and exploring layering of colours, we will discover how to create dramatic nocturnal paintings as well as mood and depth in fall and winter scenes. We will also build on pastel techniques using still life. Although this course is meant to build on skills developed in Colour My World part one, artists new to pastel are also welcome and encouraged to discover the potential of this wonderful medium. The instructor will provide photographic references, but students are encouraged to work from their own more meaningful landscape photographs. Class demonstrations and individual instruction provided throughout in a fun, supportive environment.

8 weeks in person starting Thursdays October 7 – November 25, 2021, 1pm to 4pm

Course S2-124: Fee: $250   Members: $220 Oakville Art Society, 560 Bronte Road. Oakville, Ontario, L6L 6S1

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Colour My World: Pastels for the Beginner Artist Workshop – Spring 2021

Warm and Cool Colour Blending Still Life

8 week course was held from April 29, 2021 to June 17, 2021 on Thursdays 10am to 12pm

In this beginner pastel course, students fell in love with the colours of pastel. Students learned a variety of pastel techniques to draw and mix colours to portray form, light, texture and depth in still life and landscape paintings. Class demonstrations and individual instruction were provided throughout in a fun, supportive environment.

Colour My World: Pastels for the Beginner Artist Workshop – Winter 2021

Students joined me on an 8 week course from Feb 25, 2021 to June 17, 2021 from 10am to midday.

In this beginner pastel course students fell in love with the colours of pastel. Class demonstrations and individual instruction were provided throughout in a fun, supportive environment. Students learned a variety of pastel techniques to draw and mix colours to portray form, light, texture and depth in still life and landscape paintings. Students learned not only from my feedback along the way but also from critiquing each other in class critiques.

See examples of my students work in the gallery below.

Drawing and Painting for Adults Course – Fall 2020

Students joined Cathy in a 9 week course to introduce the student to the fundamentals of Drawing and Painting by demonstrating techniques and learning about media and materials. Students were challenged with the processes of drawing and painting. Students learned the fundamentals skills of Drawing, Composition, Value, Colour Theory, Colour mixing and how to begin a Painting.

Course Description – This level 1 drawing and painting course is for adults looking to build and expand upon their creative skills, extend their knowledge of the elements and principles of design, and develop their use of art materials and techniques. Through the guidance of an artist educator, students will be challenged with new methods, presented with different mediums and introduced to acrylics, examine composition, colour and form through the use of the media. Learn, collaborate, and connect with other artists and develop your creativity while you explore your technical skill. No experience required.

Paint Your Travel Memories Workshop – Winter 2019

Over a 6 week course, students were able to recreate a special travel memory through paintings from their photographs.

Course Description – Learn the basics of how to portray scale and the illusion of depth and space using colour and linear perspective in both urban and rural landscapes.  Recreate your memories in your style of choice using acrylic or pastel. Class demonstrations and individual instruction provided throughout in a fun, supportive environment.

Drawing Refreshers: Drawing for the Beginner Artist Course – Fall 2019

Students joined me on a six week course to learn techniques and gain confidence as a beginner artist.

Course Description – This beginner drawing course will help you gain confidence as an artist through review of drawing fundamentals of how to see and compose in a fun supportive environment. We will review how to draw in proportion, using a variety of shading techniques to show light, volume and texture.  Topics include drawing from still life as well as the live model. Class demonstrations and individual instruction provided throughout.