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. 

Skill Building in Acrylic with Connie Geerts

skillbuilding - sept 2019 - BANNERWork on your own projects while increasing your skills in acrylic. In this 4 week class, Connie will provide weekly demonstrations and guidance focusing on using colour effectively, personal style, loosening up, glazing, negative painting, how to simplify, creating believable eyes, design choices and what they convey and more.  Take your painting skills up a level in this fun and supportive class.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Connie Geerts
Date: Wednesdays, September 4, to October 2, 2019 (4 classes)
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $180 +GST
 

To register visit: conniegeerts.com


Blackletter Calligraphy with Renate Worthington

blackletter - september 2019 - web bannerBlackletter or “Old English” is an upright alphabet written with a broad-edged pen. The lower case letters consist of mostly straight and angled lines; capitals are curvy, flowing and can be beautifully flourished.

Nibs, ink, markers and cartridge pens will be shown and available to try at the first class. Beginners may try different tools and then purchase supplies at the store that evening.

Previous experience with a dip pen will be an asset.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Renate Worthington
Date: Wednesdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: $100 + GST
 

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Acrylic Fluid Workshop with Sheila Schaetzle

2019- October 26 - Workshop banner copyDiscover your vibe with Acrylic Fluids. Loosen up with layering and scumbling. Glazing and scumbling provides an uneven, broken effect creating a range of soft and hard edges that blend together. Acrylic fluids dry quickly and allows a combination of the traditional oil and watercolor techniques. This workshop is for everyone who has held a paint brush before. The process is fast as we work the whole painting; while one area dries we move to another area; moving the process forward . Learn a little about everything that goes into creating a painting. 

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Sheila Schaetzle
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $125 + GST
 

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All About Colour with Brittney Tough

all colour banner copyThis watercolour workshop is all about colour! Brittney will share knowledge on how colour temperature, value and individual paint characteristics can help you create vibrant watercolour paintings. This workshop will increase your understanding of the colours on your palette and will help you to plan, anticipate and create more harmonious paintings. 

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Brittney Tough
Date: October 6, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $100 +GST
 

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

Bob Ross - Sept 7 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 share the joy of painting “Evergreen Valley”  this September, in a fun positive environment!  

ALL SUPPLIES ARE INCLUDED!

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Tracey Leigh Crozier
Date: September 7, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $95 +GST
 

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Watercolour Techniques with Brittany Tough

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Whether you are new to watercolour, or want to refresh your skills, this workshop series will teach you the foundational techniques you need to get started with watercolour painting.  In each workshop, you will learn one watercolour technique along with other tips and tricks and apply it to a painting.  Each watercolour technique will be demonstrated  and then Brittney will assist you with one on one guidance throughout the painting process.

 

For more information, and to register, please contact: artist@brittneytough.com

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Brittney Tough
Date: Thursdays, October 10 – 31, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee: $250 +GST (per 4 classes)

Venetian Plaster with Adele Woolsey

Venetian Plaster Banner copyHave you always loved texture in your paintings but aren’t sure how to achieve the look you want? Learn techniques for working with Venetian Plaster to create unique, highly textured painting surfaces. This workshop goes through all the steps in detail to help you succeed in utilizing this versatile material to its full potential. Learn what supports to use, how to prepare the panels, how to manipulate the Venetian plaster and what tools to use. Avoid the pitfalls and learn how to troubleshoot and use shortcuts to create the look and feel you want.

In addition learn several techniques for painting on Venetian plaster using water based media. Best of all come and have fun and try out a new process in a safe, relaxed environment.

Venetian plaster supplied. Supply List will be provided after registration.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Adele Woolsey
Date: Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15th
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $275 + GST
 

Alcohol Inks Workshop with Sherry Telle

alocohol ink full day - august web bannerExplore the world of alcohol Inks with instructor Sherry Telle, in this full day workshop. Learn how to manipulate the inks through pouring, spraying, brushing and using various tools to create texture on Yupo paper. We will work on small pieces in the morning, and then a full 20” x 26” piece in the afternoon. You will learn how to control this interesting medium, and how to let it go! This class is all about how to control the inks while keeping the beautiful loose marks that you can only get with this medium, and tackling the challenge of a large piece!

Great for beginners to advanced!

Level: All Levels 
Instructor: Sherry Telle
Date: Saturday, August 10
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $125 +GST
 

Painting Kananaskis with Jenny Baker

aug 17 - JENNY BAKER - banner copyIf you would like to learn palette knife painting or increase your skills with one, here is your chance. We will use a variety of palette knives and yes, a brush or two to create. We will use acrylic paints and Super heavy gloss gel as well. Jenny will be doing demos for you throughout the process and will also have the finished painting on display.

Level: All Levels 
Instructor: Jenny Baker
Date: Saturday, August 17
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $125 +GST
 

Acrylic Pixelation with Connie Geerts

Take a journey in acrylic painting, 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, September 22
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $125 +GST
 

To register visit: conniegeerts.com


Resin Painting with Lisa Roberts

2019- Sept 5 - 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: Monday, September 9, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $75.00 + GST
 

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

Unleash 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 share the joy of painting a snowy landscape this October, in a fun positive environment!  

ALL SUPPLIES ARE INCLUDED!

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Tracey Leigh Crozier
Date: October 6, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $95 +GST
 

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Large & Loose in Acrylic with Connie Geerts

2019 large loose august bannerGet your whole body into it, and loosen up your way of painting by tackling a new large canvas on each day of this weekend workshop.  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. Stretch your body and your creative abilities in this fun, supportive class.

Level: All Levels
Date: Saturday and Sunday, August 17 & 18
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $180 + GST

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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.

Supplies Not Included

Level: Beginner
Date: Monday, September 30th
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $75 + GST

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Abstracted Realism in Acrylic with Connie Geerts

2019 august abstract realism banner Take your paintings beyond realism in this new course with Connie Geerts. Over 4 weeks, you’ll learn a number of ways to approach abstracting an image.   You’ll work with reference photos to abstract, landscape, people or whatever subject matter you choose. You’ll also learn where to start when painting just from imagination. We’ll spend some time exploring with texture and collage as part of the process.   Come ready to play in this fun, supportive class!

Level: All levels
Instructor: Connie Geerts
Dates: Wednesdays,  August 14 to September 4 (4 weeks)
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fee: $180 + GST
 

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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