Classes

 

Adult Art Classes
Ongoing Art Classes

Ongoing, monthly classes for artists of any medium and all levels of experience and expertise.  Individualized instruction in a classroom setting with a workshop artist/instructor.  Choose a class time that suits you!  Work at your own pace, in the medium of your choice, on subjects that interest you most.  Supplies are not provided or included in class fees.

Instructors:

Lisa Roberts

E-mail: lisa@kensingtonartsupply.com

Specializes in pouring medium, resins, and mixed media.
Sherry Telle   Specializes in alcohol ink, watercolour, and coloured pencil.

Register in store or call us at 403.283.2288.


 

Independant Instructors
Independent Instructors

To register with these instructors, please contact them directly.  A one month minimum sign up is required under our independent instructors.

Nancy-lynne Hughes

E-mail:  nlhughes@hughesfineart.ca

Phone:  (403) 863-4261

Specializes in drawing, acrylics, oil, watercolours.

Tuesday: 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm,6pm-9pm

Thursday: 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm

Mary-Leigh Doyle

E-mail: m.l.doyleart@shaw.ca

Specializes in acrylics, oils, and mixed media.

Mondays: 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm

Thursday: 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm

Michael Downs

E-mail: tmdowns@telus.net

Specializes in drawing and painting - oils, acrylics, watercolour, and pastels.

Monday-Thursday: 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm, 6pm-9pm

 Brittney Tough

E-mail:
brittneytough@gmail.com
 
 Specializes in watercolour.

NO CLASSES RUNNING

Ekaterina Pozdniakova

E-mail: epozdniakova@yahoo.com

Specializes in oil painting.

Monday: 6pm-9pm

Megan Ruhl

E-mail: 
megruhl@hotmail.com
 

Manga Illustration, drawing and watercolour.

NO CLASSES RUNNING

Connie Geerts

Website:

conniegeerts.com

Workshop Format

Focused on developing personal style in acrylic and mixed media, through exercises and working on series.

 Wednesdays: 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm

David Kitler

davidkitler.com

Specializes in drawing, and acrylics.

Thursday: 6pm-9pm

Fridays: 1pm-4pm


We require 7 days' notice before the date of the class or workshop you are registered in for you to receive a full refund.  There is no refund available with less than 7 days' notice, with the sole exception being if Kensington Art Supply or one of our instructors must cancel the class or workshop.  In this instance, the full fee will be refunded, or you may have the fees applied to another class or workshop.  If you must miss a class or workshop, you may find another person to take your place and you are responsible to receive payment from them.  In this case, please let us know their name and email in case they need to be notified about supplies required or other information pertaining to their class or workshop.


 

Skill Levels

Absolute Beginner:  You feel lost and uncomfortable in an art store but you are enthusiastic and willing to learn the basics.
Beginner:  You have basic drawing skills and some familiarity with a medium or mediums.
Intermediate:  You can draw well and you are very comfortable with your medium.   You understand the basic elements and principals of design (composition, value, and color).
Advanced:  You have excellent drawing skills and you are confident with your medium(s).
Professional:  You are a working artist

Please note – you will get the most out of art classes and workshops that are appropriate to your skill level. 


 

GOLDEN Online Lecture & Demonstration

This Golden Lecture and Demonstration will be presented in Zoom and will cover a variety of topics on acrylics and acrylic mediums.

This one hour exploration of Golden products will look at the Golden product range, a range of acrylic gels, mediums, and pastes artists can add to their repertoire of acrylic knowledge as well as brief demonstrations and examples of products used in artworks.

Questions will be answered throughout this demonstration and students will leave with an expanded knowledge of all things Golden!

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Thank you for choosing to attend a GOLDEN Lecture and Demonstration presented by our GOLDEN Working Artists. The GOLDEN Lecture and Demonstration will be presented in Zoom and will cover a variety of topics on acrylics and acrylic mediums. You will need to register in order to attend the Zoom presentation; please use the provided link to complete your registration. You will also need the Virtual Lecture Demo Event Code provided below. In order to receive the Zoom presentation invitation, the registration form must be completed no later than 3 working days prior to the event date.

ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME

IMPORTANT! To register you need the event code: W83-262

REGISTER HERE

GOLDEN Working Artist: Samantha Williams-Chapelsky

  • Virtual Lecture Demo Event Code: W83-262
  • Event Date: 2/27/2021
  • Event Time: 10:00 AM Edmonton

After you register you will receive an additional email with the Zoom link details. Should you have any additional questions please contact the organizer of your event or the Working Artist, Samantha Williams-Chapelsky at samanthawilliams@live.ca


Owls & Feathers

Connie Geerts Owl Workshop

Owls & Feathers

This workshop is about painting wise owls with believable feathers.  Bring your own reference or choose from one of Connie’s.  As usual, you can work on this or any other project during the class.

Instructor: Connie Geerts

Level: All welcome – Beginner to Advanced

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Times: Morning 9am-12pm OR Afternoon 1-4pm

Workshop Fee: $45

Location: Kensington Art Suite #120, 6999 11 Street SE Calgary


SUPPLIES:

  • Set of acrylic paints,
  • Palette
  • Paint brushes (I recommend at least a 1″ flat, 1.5″ flat, and a few smaller brushes)
  • Canvas (any size)
  • Cradleboard or paper to paint on (any size)
  • Sketch/note book
  • Watercolour crayon or chalk to draw your image
  • 1 plastic binder sleeve
  • Ruler
  • Any other tools or mediums you like to use
  • Reference photos of the subject you want to paint

NOTE: All the teachers are back at Kensington Art Supply as of September so we are back to using one classroom.  Due to social distancing rules, each class is limited to 7 students.  To make the same number of 14 spots available, there will be a morning class (9 am-noon) and the usual afternoon class (1-4 pm).  The same subject matter for that day will be taught in each class.  Please make sure you sign up for the time slot you are after!

Covid 19 information: We will be social distancing with a max of 7 students per room.  Participants are expected to use hand sanitizers, and good social distancing protocols.  Masks are required per city bylaw. There will not be coffee service at this time.  We will strive to provide a safe atmosphere.


INSTRUCTOR BIO: Geerts started her professional art career with a move to the West coast in 1987. After exploring many materials she fell in love with acrylic painting and has been working in the medium ever since. In 2000, Geerts moved to Calgary, Alberta and was able to devote more time to creating art. Geerts continues to work in her first passion, acrylic painting, but now devotes equal time to discovering the possibilities in sculpture.


Connie's Wednesday Drop-In, August 19th

 Connie Tree

Subject this week: Pixelated Trees

This week I’ll take you step by step through the process of painting trees in my signature style of pixelation. Bring a canvas or board in the size you want to work on.   If you have a something else you want to work on, I’m always happy to help you with whatever project you choose.

The reopening of classes is going great.  Taking into account social distancing rules, the classes are limited to 7 people per room.  We are able to use both rooms for a total of 14 students.   For the moment we’ll just be doing drop in classes which I’ll try to post a couple of weeks in advance.  You sign up for each class individually, but I’ll have a few weeks up at a time if you want to book ahead.  This is so we can remain on top of things if the Covid 19 situation changes. 

The reopening of classes is going great.  Taking into account social distancing rules, the classes are limited to 7 people per room.  We are able to use both rooms for a total of 14 students.   For the moment we’ll just be doing drop in classes which I’ll try to post a couple of weeks in advance.  You sign up for each class individually, but I’ll have a few weeks up at a time if you want to book ahead.  This is so we can remain on top of things if the Covid 19 situation changes. 

-Connie

 

 Covid 19 information: We will be social distancing with a max of 7 students per room, but we have both rooms.  Participants are expected to use hand sanitizers, and good social distancing protocols. There will not be coffee service at this time.  We will strive to provide a safe atmosphere.  Effective August 1, 2020 masks are mandatory for all students as per the City of Calgary Face Coverings Bylaw.

Instructor:  Connie Geerts
Time:  1 pm to 4 pm
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Fee:  $45.00 + GST
Location:  Kensington Art Supply -  #120, 6999 11 Street SE Calgary 

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Paint-Ins with the Federation of Canadian Artists

fall 2019- Paint Ins BannerFCA Calgary is hosting Paint In sessions on the second Wednesday morning and Thursday evening of the month at Kensington Art Supply. The instructor will begin with a 30 minute demo and the remaining time, will mentor artists as they paint projects they are working on. Bring your own art supplies in the medium of your choice and work on your own project in the company of fellow artists. Artists Rex Beanlandor Mary Leigh Doyle will be on hand to provide one-on-one guidance as you develop your painting. Kensington Art Supply is also offering participants 15% off any art supplies purchased during the session.

Open to both FCA Calgary members and non-members. $15 for members of the FCA and $20 for non-members.
 
Sessions are currently suspended because of the Covid 19 pandemic. We’ll announce when they resume.
 

Ongoing Classes with David Kitler

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Kensington Art Supply is pleased to welcome David Kitler to its roster of ongoing art instructors!

If you struggle with a pencil or brush, this is the class for you! Learn to draw ANY subject in ink, graphite, coloured pencil, pastel, and how to “draw with a brush.”

David has been a professional artist and instructor for over 25 years. His work and techniques have been featured in numerous art publications: Northlight Books,  International Artist magazine, The Artist’s Magazine, and Arabella.

Students of all levels are welcome!

See examples of David’s work at http://davidkitler.com

Level: All levels
Instructor:  David Kitler
Dates:  Thursdays, 6- 9 pm, Fridays, 1-4 pm
 

To register, please contact David at kitler@davidkitler.com