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. 

Thursdays, August 9-30 - Developing Personal Style with Connie Geerts

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Have you been painting for a while but are struggling to develop a style that is uniquely yours?

The aim in this course is to help you figure out your own, personal aesthetic. Through many exercises, we’ll find and combine your personal preferences with the inherent ways you put down paint. Over the 4 weeks, we’ll start you on a journey to hone your style to more accurately reflect you and hopefully bring a greater level of creative satisfaction.

Level: Intermediate

Date: Thursday, August 9, 16, 23, and 30

Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fee: $425 +GST

 

Register at: conniegeerts.com

 


Stoneground Painting Demo

Stoneground Painting BannerExperience Stoneground watercolour paint with Eric Rowe and the Stoneground Paint Co. team, and explore the dynamic colour range that Stoneground’s Autumn Palette offers.  This workshop is suited for artists and creative enthusiasts of all levels, and will focus on seasonal subject matter using a variety of watercolour techniques.  The Stoneground team will be on hand to explain the paint-making process, what makes their paint so easy use, and why Stoneground’s colours are so bright and smooth.  All materials will be provided.  Join us for a fun, creative, evening exploring Stoneground watercolour paint.

Click here to register online!

Level: All Levels

Date: Wednesday, September 19

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: $45 +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


Saturday, September 22 - Beginners 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 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, a Supply List will be provided after registration.

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Lisa Roberts

Date: September 22, 2018

Time: 9:00 am – 12:30pm

Cost: $75 +GST

 

Click here to Register now!


Advanced Pouring Medium with Lisa Roberts

Advanced Pouring Medium HeaderAre you ready to take your Pouring Medium techniques to the next level? In this advanced workshop by Lisa Roberts, she will help you work with your current poured artworks and add layers, painting, resin, and objects creating dimensional and intriguing work that makes your artwork stand out.

Her techniques will include encasing, painting, and adding three dimensional objects within layers to create a truly showstopping artwork. 

Click here to register online!


A Taste of Encaustics with Judy Perrin

Taste of Encaustic Sept 23This workshop is designed to introduce you to the art of encaustic painting.  It is an ancient method of using beeswax, which dates back to ancient times, many thousands of years ago.


This is a workshop for beginners or those who have dabbled a bit and are curious to learn more about this luscious medium.  You will be provided with a basic wax medium which is the foundation of your painting, and learn how to apply and fuse each layer of wax . You will be introduced to using a griddle to keep your waxes fluid and a hotair gun to fuse each layer as you go. Judy will also introduce you to different ways of making your own mediums and colours, using oil paints and oilsticks.

Come on out and try this fun and versatile medium!

Click here to register online!


The Magic of Painting for Kids with Mina Tahmouresie

Magic of Painting BannerTeaching kids the skills for using acrylic paint and how to have fun with it in a safe and creative environment. They will learn the basic foundational rules to painting which will help them become successful in the future with acrylic painting.

The class will be set up as a paint along, so students will be given a reference where we, all together, learn to paint it! 

Click here to register online


Saturday, September 29 - 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: September 29, 2018

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $125 +GST

 

To register visit: conniegeerts.com


Wednesdays in October - Foundation Hand Lettering with Kerri Forster

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Created and geared towards new calligraphers or those newly interested in hand lettering and calligraphy, Foundational (also called Bookhand) is a great place to start.

Using a dip pen and ink this four week class will cover the basics of calligraphy and hand lettering as we learn this iconic and simple style which is amazing preparation for more advanced letter forms.

No previous experience necessary, come as you are and learn this incredible technique.

Click here to register online!

 

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Kerri Forster

Date + Time: October 3, 10, 17, 24 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 

Cost: $100 +GST (For four classes)


Oil Painting Workshop with Michael Downs

Oil Painting Workshop Headerl Working from the live nude model this workshop is designed to develop your ability to accurately render basic shapes in relation to one another using line and value. You will accomplish this through direct observation with a step by step process. Basic line and blocking in of the forms using black and white oil paint.

No experience is necessary.

Click here to register online

Level: All Levels
Date: Saturday, October 20
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $110 + GST


Adventures in Colour and Texture, Creating Skies, with Melanie Morstad

Banner Adventures in Colour and Texture Creating SkiesJoin Melanie in this fun, action packed 1 day exploration of acrylic inks and Fluid Acrylics. We will be building surface texture with GOLDEN Acrylic pastes and gels, then adding colour with inks, High Flow and Fluid Acrylics. Our subject matter will be landscapes with big skies so please bring your own reference material. Melanie will demo landscapes in various stages of development.

Level: All Levels

Date: Saturday, October 20 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $150 +GST

Click here to register online!


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: October 21, 2018

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $125 +GST

 

To register visit: conniegeerts.com


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 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.

Click here to register online

Level: Beginner
Date: Saturday, October 27
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $75 + GST


Pouring Medium Workshop with Lisa Roberts

Pouring Medium Header October 27 Afternoon

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.

Click here to register online

Level: Beginner
Date: Saturday, October 27
Time: 1:00 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $75 + GST


Oil Painting Workshop with Michael Downs

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This workshop will cover the first steps introduced in the tonal studies. Then using a limited palette, colour will be introduced. This method often referred to as a grisaille method is a effective and excellent way to begin with when working from a live model. The first workshop is not necessary to take as method in first tonal approach will be reviewed and expanded into colour in this workshop.

No experience is necessary.

Click here to register online

Level: All Levels
Date: Saturday, November 24
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $110 + GST