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

resin bannerExplore one of the hottest trends among artists today! ArtResin® offers a sleek, glossy finish for a variety of creative applications. Join Lisa Roberts 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: All Levels
Instructor: Lisa Roberts
Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $75.00 + GST
 

Click here to register.


Italics for Beginners with Kerri Forster

italics banner copyJoin Kerri Forster on Wednesday evenings in November to work on the Italic Calligraphy Hand. Italic is one of the most often used and most recognized calligraphic styles. It offers tremendous variety and its influence can be seen in a great deal of contemporary lettering today. Much of the wonderful brush lettering in modern hand lettering is done in Italic Hand. Register today and learn this important calligraphic hand lettering technique.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Kerri Forster
Date: Wednesday, November 6, 13, 20, & 27.
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: $75.00 + GST
 

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

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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 northern lights landscape this October, in a fun positive environment!  

ALL SUPPLIES ARE INCLUDED!

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Tracey Leigh Crozier
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $95 +GST
 

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Advanced Pouring Medium with Lisa Roberts

advanced POUR - oCT 30Take pouring medium to the next level in this exciting new workshop with Lisa Roberts! Learn how to add a personal touch to your existing pouring paintings, using gel mediums, embossing powder and more!  If you enjoyed her popular beginner’s pouring medium workshop, this is the place to be!

SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED 

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Lisa Roberts
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $75.00 + 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 26, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $125 + GST
 

 Click here to register.


Watercolour Techniques with Brittney 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)

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


Resin Painting with Lisa Roberts

2019- NOVEMBER 7 - Lisa Roberts - Resin poster-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, November 7
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $85 +GST
 

Acrylic Pixelation with Connie Geerts

novemberpixelTake 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: Saturday, November 23
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $125 +GST
 

To register visit: conniegeerts.com


Abstracted Realism in Acrylic with Connie Geerts

2019 NOVEMBER abstract realism BANNERTake 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!

To register, visit conniegeerts.com

 

Level: All Levels
Date: Wednesdays, November 6 – 27
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $180 + GST


Art Journaling with Louise Gallagher

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Join artist and storyteller Louise Gallagher for an art-journal workshop!

Art your heart out! Let go of your inhibitions and limiting beliefs about your creativity. Dive into the pure joy of expressing yourself through art and words to find inner contentment and peace. Learn to play with all the colours and textures of your unique expression. as you follow your senses and connect to your internal creative voice.

Basic art-journaling supplies will be provided, a supplies list of suggested additional materials will be sent upon registration.

Experienced artists and the creative-curious welcome. 

Level: All Levels

Instructor: Louise Gallagher
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Fee: $65+ GST
 

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Mixed Media with Terra Simieritsch

 

banner copyDo you have a bird that holds special meaning to you? Join Terra Simieritsch as she guides you through the process of creating your own unique mixed-media musical songbird on a 6x6” birch board support with fluid acrylic paints.

Over the course of the day you will learn how to:

  • Prepare a wooden surface for painting,
  • Choose great sheet music to use in your mixed media projects,
  • Adhere paper to birch board panels,
  • Learn techniques to paint birds, and
  • Incorporate paint in a way that allows the sheet music to shine through.

Beginner and intermediate adult students with some prior painting experience will enjoy creating a feathered friend to take home.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Terra Simieritsch 
Date: Sunday, November 24th
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 pm
Fee: $125 + GST (All supplies included!)
 


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 effects. 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!

Level: Beginner
 Instructor: Lisa Roberts
Date: Thursday, November 21th
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $75 + GST
 

Painting in Textures with Jenny Baker

dec 7 - 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, December 6
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $125 +GST
 

Mountain Air Workshop with Stephanie Hoogveld

NOV 30 - MOUNTAIN AIR - STEPH HOOGVELD -BANNERLearn how to paint this gorgeous mountain silhouette featuring Alberta’s ever-changing skies! Join professional artist Stephanie Hoogveld for this fun-filled workshop where you will learn all the acrylic painting techniques to complete your very own painting. Stephanie will take you step by step through her process and teach you how to create a strong composition, brush stroke techniques, how to create your own personal style, colour mixing and many more tips and tricks along the way!

Level: All Levels 
Instructor: Stephanie Hoogveld
Date: Saturday, November 30
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $125 +GST