The Art of Making Art – 4 part acrylic painting workshop!
Starting Jan 14th 2023
Arts Etobicoke will be hosting a series of creative workshops at their storefront gallery located at 4893A Dundas Street West.
My acrylic workshop starts January 14 and runs for 4 consecutive Saturday afternoons 1:00 -3:30pm.
Introducing Saturday Art Classes!
In a series of four weekly in-person workshops, participants will learn a new skill taught by a professional artist. Workshops will be in a variety of disciplines. This is a great opportunity for people wanting to learn a new artistic skill. All materials will be provided by Arts Etobicoke.
All proceeds from this class will go towards supporting our free community programming.
Semi-abstracted Spirited Landscape
“The Art of Making Art and Letting GO” covers the basics of understanding the artist’s toolbox as well as opening the heart of an artist to discover their “essence”. Students will learn to work with acrylic paints, composition and more importantly learn to let go of the outcome. We will reconnect with the divergent thinking of a child. A time when we were filled with possibility and making art was carefree. Finding the courage to be in the moment and make art is a liberating and life-changing thing. Each week, the class will start with looking at an art book to critique art and see what excites the individual student. I will also bring something that I am working on to better understand my step-by-step process. Each student will have open studio time to work on a painting of their choice. I will bring art books for students to “copy” if they are not ready to start something original. Or students are welcome to copy my style.
WEEK ONE: Using acrylics the students will mix black and white to assemble a grayscale. Understanding value is the foundation of making art. Students will have open studio time to work on a painting.
WEEK TWO: Using acrylics the students will mix a colour wheel. Learning to see colour as a value and a temperature (warm or cold) is critical to making successful art. Students will have open studio time to work on a painting.
WEEK THREE: Students will learn the core design and painting elements. Students will have open studio time to work on a painting.
WEEK FOUR: Students will now be ready to critique their own work and the work of each other using the skills developed in the workshop. Students will have open studio time to work on a painting.
Venue: Arts Etobicoke
4893A Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M9A 1B2
January 14, 2023 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
January 21, 2023 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
January 28, 2023 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
February 4, 2023 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm