All posts by Joel Warkentin

Encaustic Painting & Collage Workshop with Liba Labik

Encaustic Painting & Collage Workshop with Liba Labik
  Encaustic is considered one of the most ancient painting techniques in the world. It is a paint that is composed of beeswax, damar resin and pigments. Students will learn in this workshop about the studio safety, how to make own encaustic medium, how to create mono prints & photo transfers and how to use hot wax in combination with other materials to create mixed media artwork. Students will have an opportunity to create .

Intro to Drawing Manga with Megan Ruhl

Intro to Drawing Manga with Megan Ruhl
Learn the basic techniques of Japanese Manga Illustration! Each session will focus on style, genre, and character development.  Topics include dynamic poses, perspective and proportion, lights and special effects, and creating a storyboard. Students will have access to lots of reference material and receive one-on-one instruction, as they come away with designs for their own original manga series! To Register, visit: megruhlarts.com

Wednesdays in October – Foundation Hand Lettering with Kerri Forster

Wednesdays in October – Foundation Hand Lettering with Kerri Forster
Created and geared towards new calligraphers or those newly interested in hand lettering and calligraphy, Foundational (also called Bookhand) is a great place to start. Using a dip pen and ink this four week class will cover the basics of calligraphy and hand lettering as we learn this iconic and simple style which is amazing preparation for more advanced letter forms. No previous experience necessary, come as you are and learn this incredible technique. .

Oil Painting Workshop with Michael Downs

Oil Painting Workshop with Michael Downs
Working from the live nude model this workshop is designed to develop your ability to accurately render basic shapes in relation to one another using line and value. You will accomplish this through direct observation with a step by step process. Basic line and blocking in of the forms using black and white oil paint. No experience is necessary.   Click here to register online Level: All LevelsDate: Saturday, October 20Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 .

Adventures in Colour and Texture, Creating Skies, with Melanie Morstad

Adventures in Colour and Texture, Creating Skies, with Melanie Morstad
Join Melanie in this fun, action packed 1 day exploration of acrylic inks and Fluid Acrylics. We will be building surface texture with GOLDEN Acrylic pastes and gels, then adding colour with inks, High Flow and Fluid Acrylics. Our subject matter will be landscapes with big skies so please bring your own reference material. Melanie will demo landscapes in various stages of development. Level: All Levels Date: Saturday, October 20 – 10:00 am – .

Pouring Medium Workshop with Lisa Roberts

Pouring Medium Workshop with Lisa Roberts
Lisa will demonstrate new techniques and methods using Liquitex Pouring Medium and Pebeo acrylic paint to create an amazing unique effect. She will share her knowledge of pouring medium and how to easily create a variety of different effects on cradleboard.  By the end of the workshop, each student will have at least two finished artworks.Click here to register online Supplies Not Included Level: BeginnerDate: Saturday, October 27Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pmCost: $75 + .

Pouring Medium Workshop with Lisa Roberts

Pouring Medium Workshop with Lisa Roberts
Lisa will demonstrate new techniques and methods using Liquitex Pouring Medium and Pebeo acrylic paint to create an amazing unique effect. She will share her knowledge of pouring medium and how to easily create a variety of different effects on cradleboard.  By the end of the workshop, each student will have at least two finished artworks.Click here to register online Supplies Not Included Level: BeginnerDate: Saturday, October 27Time: 1:00 am – 4:30 pmCost: $75 + .

Oil Painting Workshop with Michael Downs

Oil Painting Workshop with Michael Downs
This workshop will teach students how to work from a live subject through direct observation, with a step by step process. Using a limited palette, colour will be introduced. This method often referred to as a grisaille method is a effective and excellent way to begin with when working from a live model. No experience is necessary. Click here to register online Level: All LevelsDate: Saturday, November 24Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pmCost: $110 + GST