Workshops

 

Workshops

In light of the present COVID-19 outbreak, we are taking precautions to ensure that staff and students are safe. Workshops have now begun again in July 2020 with safety and sanitization processes in effect according to the Government of Alberta standards. Effective August 1, 2020, all students must wear face coverings as per the City of Calgary Face Coverings Bylaw.

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. 

September 20th - Connie Geerts -Large and Loose Workshop

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Connie Geerts – Large and Loose Workshop

Get your whole body into it, and loosen up your method of painting by tackling two large canvases, one with a warm up, the other with the subject of your choice.  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 class we’ll discuss mark making, colour choices, design and more.  Stretch your body and your creative abilities in this fun, supportive class.

 

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 used at your discretion. There will not be coffee service at this time.  We will strive to provide a safe atmosphere.

 

Level:  All levels
Instructor:  Connie Geerts
Time:  Sunday 10 am to 4 pm
Date: September 20, 2020
Fee:  110.00 + GST
Location:  Kensington Art Supply  #120, 6999 11st SE Calgary 

 If you have any trouble registering below call Connie at 403-547-9727. You do not need a paypal account.

 Supplies:   Set of acrylic paints, palette, paint brushes (I recommend 1″ flat, 2″ flat, 1.5″ flat and a few smaller brushes)   2 large canvases (approximately  24×30 up to 40×40 or anything in between size-wise), Isopropyl alcohol, roll of paper towel,  sketch/note book, fine, permanent black marker, water colour crayons, 2 plastic binder sleeves, reference photos of things you want to paint, any other mark making tools you like (optional – hairdryer)

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
                   


September 16th - Connie Geerts - Birds in Acrylic

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Connie Geerts – Wednesday Workshop – September 16th

Subject this week:  Birds


This week I’ll demo how to paint birds quickly and easily.   I’ll have some reference material but feel free to bring your own. As always you are free to work on whatever subject matter you choose.

Things are changing up a bit as of this month.   All the teachers are back at Kensington Art Supply for September so we are back to using one classroom.  Due to social distancing rules, each class is still 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 used at your discretion. There will not be coffee service at this time.  We will strive to provide a safe atmosphere.

Instructor:  Connie Geerts
Time:  Morning 9 am – Noon
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Fee:  $45.00 + GST
Location:  Kensington Art Supply. #120, 6999 11 Street SE Calgary 

Morning – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Afternoon – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!


September 23rd - Connie Geerts - Colour Mixing

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Connie Geerts – Wednesday Workshop – September 23rd

Subject this week: Colour Mixing


This week we’ll work on various processes for confident colour mixing and creating harmonious effects in your paintings.  Bring paper to do an exercise on.  I’ll have some reference material but feel free to bring your own. As always you are free to bring whatever project you’d like to get feedback on while you work.

Things are changing up a bit as of this month.   All the teachers are back at Kensington Art Supply for September so we are back to using one classroom.  Due to social distancing rules, each class is still 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 used at your discretion. There will not be coffee service at this time.  We will strive to provide a safe atmosphere.

Instructor:  Connie Geerts
Time:  Morning 9 am – Noon
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Fee:  $45.00 + GST
Location:  Kensington Art Supply. #120, 6999 11 Street SE Calgary 

Morning – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Afternoon – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!


September 30th - Connie Geerts - Design

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Connie Geerts – Wednesday Workshop – September 30th

Subject this week:  Skill Building #2 – Design


This week we’ll go in depth into “the one rule” of design and how it applies to everything. We’ll also look at the principals and elements of design.  Please bring watercolour/canvas  paper to do an exercise on.  I’ll have some reference material but feel free to bring your own. As always you are free to work on whatever project you choose.

Things are changing up a bit as of this month.   All the teachers are back at Kensington Art Supply for September so we are back to using one classroom.  Due to social distancing rules, each class is still 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 used at your discretion. There will not be coffee service at this time.  We will strive to provide a safe atmosphere.

Instructor:  Connie Geerts
Time:  Morning 9 am – Noon
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Fee:  $45.00 + GST
Location:  Kensington Art Supply.  #120, 6999 11 Street SE Calgary 

Morning – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Afternoon – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!


Sherry Telle Alcohol Ink Workshop - New Techniques!

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      Join Sherry Telle on September 19th for a fun-filled day of Alcohol Ink experimentation with new techniques! Learn how to lift inks, add pearlescent pigments, work with Pebeo Cerne Relief, and  experiment with Posca pens. Be sure to bring various found objects to use as you practice lifting inks. The sky is the limit!

SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED!

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:  Sherry Telle
Level: Beginner or Intermediate

Time:  10am – 4pm
Date: Saturday, September 19th, 2020
Fee:  $125.00 + GST
Location:  Kensington Art Supply -  #120, 6999 11 Street SE Calgary 

Click here to register!


October 3rd - Maritime Birch Trees with Sheila Schaetzle

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Maritime Birch Trees with Sheila Schaetzle

Join Sheila for a fun-filled day of painting that will take you on an inspiring journey through her hometown in New Brunswick.Throughout the class, students will experiment with various acrylic techniques and learn how to recreate the wonderful colours and textures of the Maritimes. Using both brushes and palette knives you will learn how to properly tone your canvas, set up an under-painting, create soft edges, and establish an abstract background perfect for any subject matter. Sheila’s workshop will provide a safe and supportive environment where students can openly discuss their pieces and improve through conversations with each other. 

The suggested supply list will be sent out upon registration and will include a range of colours, all chosen to work harmoniously with each other on the canvas. Students receive a 15% Discount on all supplies and Sheila will be in the classroom 30 minutes before the designated start time to answer any questions you may have. 

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 used at your discretion. There will not be coffee service at this time.  We will strive to provide a safe atmosphere.

SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED!

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Sheila Schaetzle
Date: Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $125.00 + GST