Workshops

 

Workshops

Workshops are designed to give students more in depth information on specific topics. The workshop program generally consists of a variety of one to five day intensive courses taught by professional, working artists. Typically, workshop hours are 9 AM to 4 PM with a one hour break for lunch. Workshops are offered for different skill levels. Most require a certain level of experience, unless otherwise noted, so please read all course descriptions carefully. Supplies are not included (unless otherwise noted). Deposits are required to register and cancellation fees apply.

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

Beginner:  You feel lost and uncomfortable in an art store but you are enthusiastic and willing to learn the basics.
Novice:  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. 

Resin Painting with Lisa Roberts

2019- Mar 28 - Lisa Roberts - Resin BannerExplore one of the hottest trends among artists today! ArtResin® offers a sleek, glossy finish for a variety of creative applications. Join Lisa this fun 3 hour workshop, learning how to mix ArtResin® with acrylic paint to make a beautiful beach scene painting.

SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED 

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Lisa Roberts
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $75.00 + GST
 

All About Birds with Mina Tahmouresie

All About Birds - Feb 24 2019 - bannerTeaching and inspiring youngsters the joy and creativity that comes along with oil painting. They will learn the basic foundational rules to painting which will help them become successful in the future of oil painting. In a supportive and safe environment, they will be able to explore and gain a deeper understanding in all aspects of the fine arts field.

For Ages 7-12

Supplies NOT Included

Level: Beginner (Ages 7-12)
Instructor: Mina Tahmouresie
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: $45.00 + GST
 

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Image Transfer Workshop with Annette Wichmann

2019- March 23 - AW- Image Transfer - bannerOn March 23th, join Annette Wichmann for an in-depth exploration of transferring photos to a variety of surfaces. We will examine the process of image transfer using various techniques to get your images incorporated into your artwork using gels, mediums, transfer pens, coated papers and more. We’ll use both ink-based and toner-based images to demo the processes as well as some hands-on fun!

Some Supplies Included

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Annette Wichmann
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $75.00 + GST
 

Adventures in Colour & Texture Painting Florals with Melanie Morstad

march 16 - florals - melanie morstad - bannerJoin Melanie in this fun, action packed 1 day exploration of acrylic inks and texture painting expressive florals.  We will be building surface texture with GOLDEN Acrylic pastes and gels while adding colour with Inks, High Flow and Fluid Acrylics.  Our subject matter will be florals so please bring your own reference material.  This is a fun way to loosen up!  Melanie will demo in various stages of development from live flowers and photo references.  Some GOLDEN samples will be available to try during the workshop.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Melanie Morstad
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $150.00 + GST
 

Pointed Brush Lettering with Kerri Forster

march 2019 - pointed brush - bannerEach Wednesday in March, work with the pointed brush in contemporary variations. The pointed brush is now delightfully used in hand lettering, handwriting fonts and so much more. This series is built on four classes, and you will end with great confidence with pointed brush and ink and paint. Previous lettering experience is an asset, but not required.

Supplies not included.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Kerri Forster
Date: Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27, & April 3, 2019 
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: $100.00 + GST
 

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Pysanky Sampler with Annette Wichmann

2019 march - pysanky bannerLearn the traditional Ukrainian egg painting technique in this sampler class on Saturday, March 30th from 10:00 am to Noon, or 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. All of the supplies are provided and you will go home with two painted eggs and a traditional kistka (hot wax pen) and some wax. Children (8yrs and older) are welcome (with an additional fee of $20 each) if accompanied by an adult who has paid for the workshop (maximum of 2 children per adult).

EACH PARTICIPANT WILL RECEIVE 2 EGGS, A KISTKA AND SOME WAX TO TAKE HOME! SUPPLIES INCLUDED!

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Annette Wichmann
Date: March 30, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm OR 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: $65 +GST per Adult; $20 +GST per Child (+8yrs)
 

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How to See Colour with Michael Downs

March 2 2019 How to See Colour - BannerThis workshop will change the way you look at colour and help you create paintings with more vibrancy and depth.  The limited colour palette has dominated realist art for centuries, and is still in the mainstay for most painters today. In the late 1800s, Claude Monet made one of the greatest advancements in painting by taking advantage of the newly expanded colour palette.

Michael will guide the class through his simple step-by-step process of how to see colour relationships, working from a still life.  By the end of the workshop, students will develop the skills to see and render color to make their paintings come alive. 

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Michael Downs
Date: March 2, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $125 +GST
 

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The Joy of Painting with Certified Bob Ross Oil Painting Instructor® Tracey Leigh Cozier

Bob Ross - March 14 2019 - bannerUnleash your inner artist for a few hours and share the joy of painting with Tracey Leigh Crozier, a Certified Bob Ross Landscape/Seascape Oil Painting Instructor® at Kensington Art Supply! Beginners are welcome…no experience required…just the desire to paint and to have a great time! At each Bob Ross Oil Painting Class® you will be shown in a step-by-step manner how to prepare the canvas with painting medium and the use of brushes and knives with oil paints using the wet-on-wet technique as seen in The Joy Of Painting with Bob Ross®. Let’s create an enchanting waterfall and experience the true joy of painting!

ALL SUPPLIES ARE INCLUDED!

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Tracey Leigh Crozier
Date: March 14, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $95 +GST
 

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Acrylic Pixelation with Connie Geerts

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Take a journey through the landscape in this one day class with Connie Geerts. She will take you with her step by step through her style of acrylic painting and you will go home with a completed painting you will be pleased to hang. Topics covered will include design shortcuts, brush choices, layering, creating personal style, mark making and more. Bring an apron and camera or notebook to record what you are learning, but especially bring yourself.

All Art Supplies are Included!

Just show up and get creative!

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Connie Geerts
Date: Sunday, February 24
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $125 +GST
 

To register visit: conniegeerts.com


Large & Loose in Acrylic with Connie Geerts

2019 February 13 large and loose - bannerGet your whole body into it, and loosen up your way of painting by tackling a new large canvas in each of these 4 sessions.  You’ll learn how to get your ideas down quickly and accurately in a large format, and how to develop a more painterly style. Throughout the process, we’ll discuss mark making, colour choices, design and more.

To register visit: www.conniegeerts.com

Level: All Levels
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 20, 27 & March 6
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $180 + GST


Pouring Medium Workshop with Lisa Roberts

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Lisa will demonstrate new techniques and methods using Liquitex Pouring Medium and Pebeo acrylic paint to create an amazing and 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.

SUPPLIES ARE NOT INCLUDED!

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Level: Beginner
Date: Thursday, February 28th
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $75 + GST


Resin Painting with Lisa Roberts

2019- Feb 23 - Lisa Roberts - Resin Banner copyExplore one of the hottest trends among artists today! ArtResin® offers a sleek, glossy finish for a variety of creative applications. Join Lisa for this fun 3 hour workshop, learning how to mix ArtResin® with acrylic paint to make a beautiful beach scene painting.

SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED 

Level: Beginner
Date: Saturday, February 23rd
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: $75 + GST

Click here to register.


Pointed Pen Lettering with Kerri Forster

Pointed Pen Calligraphy Classes Poster - February 2019 copyJoin Kerri Forster, Wednesdays in February, to work with the pointed pen in contemporary variations. The pointed nib historically was used in Victorian and Edwardian times, and is now delightfully used in handwriting fonts and so much more. The pointed pen offers tremendous versatility. This series is built on four classes, and you will end with great confidence with pointed nib and ink. Previous lettering experience is an asset, but not required.

Supplies not included.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Kerri Forster
Date: Wednesdays, February 13, 20, 27, & March 6, 2019 
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: $100.00 + GST
 

 


The Sacred Arts Guild of Alberta presents: Indirect Oil Portrait Workshop: The Religious Paintings of William-Adolphe Bouguereau with Whitney McCrary

SAGA banner 2019This 3-day workshop will focus on the study of the indirect method oil painting through the copying of a religious portrait by William-Adolphe Bouguereau.   By working from an historical example of classical portraiture, the student will develop a greater understanding of a limited flesh palette while learning to use a multi-layered approach to building form and colour called the indirect method of oil painting. This workshop is open to students of all levels.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau was a French painter whose life spanned most of the 19th century.   A prolific painter, he completed more than 800 known works in his lifetime. His work has greatly influenced the renewal of classical figurative painting in the late 20th century. Painting in the classical academic style, he is popularly known for his painting of peasant girls and mythological scenes. But, as a Catholic, he also created a large number of religious works.   For this course, students will have an opportunity to make a copy of one of his Madonnas.

Instructor: WHITNEY MCCRARY received her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005 before continuing her education at the Academy of Classical Design in North Carolina. The academy is an intensive drawing, painting, and mural program modeled after 19th century French Academies and influenced by Renaissance humanist philosophy. She later became an instructor at the academy, while also spending time studying in Paris as an artist’s assistant, and studying with classically trained artists across the United States. Her work is inspired by the quality and ideals of past masters, historical methods and materials, with an emphasis on aesthetics and imagination.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Whitney McCrary
Dates: February 9, 16 and 23
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: $300 for SAGA members; $350 for non-members, +GST
 

The Joy of Painting with Certified Bob Ross Oil Painting Instructor® Tracey Leigh Cozier

Bob Ross - Feb 17 2019 - banner copy - fullUnleash your inner artist for a few hours and share the joy of painting with Tracey Leigh Crozier, a Certified Bob Ross Landscape/Seascape Oil Painting Instructor® at Kensington Art Supply! Beginners are welcome…no experience required…just the desire to paint and to have a great time! At each Bob Ross Oil Painting Class® you will be shown in a step-by-step manner how to prepare the canvas with painting medium and the use of brushes and knives with oil paints using the wet-on-wet technique as seen in The Joy Of Painting with Bob Ross®. Let’s paint a mighty mountain and dance with a few happy trees in a positive fun environment!

ALL SUPPLIES ARE INCLUDED!

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Tracey Leigh Crozier
Date: February 17, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $95 +GST
 

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Start to Finish: Creating Dynamic Paintings from Photographs with Ingrid Christensen (FULL)

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This workshop will put you firmly in charge of your painting from the very first mark. It will teach you to organize complex scenes into clear, coherent, and powerful paintings, and to execute them simply and logically.

Working from your own photos, you’ll learn how to develop a concept and then simplify, organize, and manipulate your images to convey it. You’ll discover how to create dynamic shapes and avoiding excessive detail, all the while exploring the basic abstraction that lies at the heart of every successful painting.

Next, you’ll develop your paintings using a shape-based approach, and working wet-in-wet. You’ll learn to layer without making mud, and to use brushwork in a loose yet accurate way, to convey the essentials of your scene.

This workshop is suitable for oil and acrylic painters with some experience. Ingrid’s demos will be in oil.

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Level: All Levels
Instructor: Ingrid Christensen
Date: March 8, 9 & 10, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $375 +GST

Intro to Drawing Manga with Megan Ruhl

Manga HeaderLearn 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