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 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. 

Abstracted Realism in Acrylic

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Learn how to get beyond realism in this full day Zoom class. Create interesting artwork by adding abstract elements and changing the way you approach painting animals or whatever subject matter you choose. Join us for this fun, supportive class.

Morning: We’ll start in the morning with a warm up exercise to get you loose and trying new things. Following that, we’ll have a discussion about what we’ve learned through the exercise. There will be an opportunity to share with the group and get feedback (if you are comfortable with that).

Afternoon: Lunch break from 12-1pm, then a demonstration in the afternoon with time to paint with the group or sign off and paint on your own. Again there is an opportunity to get feedback either during the call or by email after the class.

  • Time: Saturday March 6th, 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Price: $65

Supply List (updated February 25) DOWNLOAD PDF

The attached document is about “The One Rule” of design. I suggest you read it before class because I will refer to this idea.  DOWNLOAD

REGISTER HERE

Beginner & Advanced Artists Welcome!

Note: After registration you will receive a link to the Zoom Workshop


Alcohol Ink Secrets!

Sherry Telle Alcohol Ink Secrets Workshop

 

How to control the uncontrollable?

Learn different lifting techniques, spray and spatter and pour, stamping, resist techniques, masking and staining, Everything you need to know to create your own masterpiece!

This is a let-yourself-go workshop in which you will have fun, test your boundaries, and use lots of colour and texture.

  • Time: Saturday March 13, 10am – 4pm
  • Price $45

Supply List - DOWNLOAD PDF

REGISTER HERE

Beginner & Advanced Artists Welcome!

Note: After registration you will receive a link to the Zoom Workshop


Oil Painting with Michael Downs

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Follow Michael’s step-by-step process to creating a successful painting. Landscape in the morning and a portrait in the afternoon.

About this Workshop

  • Price: $45
  • Time: February 20, 10am-4pm

Follow Michael’s step-by-step process to creating a successful oil painting. We will paint a landscape during the morning session and a portrait in the afternoon. Michael will show how anybody can be successful using the same technique great artists have used for centuries to develop their paintings. 

Beginner and advanced painters are welcome.

You will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting and a reference images upon enrolment.

NOTE: Registered participants will be able to view the recorded workshop up to two weeks after the event.

Supply List PDF DOWNLOAD

REGISTER HERE

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Reference Images:

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Acrylic Pixelation

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Take a journey through the landscape in this one day workshop with Connie Geerts. She will guide you step-by-step through her style of acrylic painting and you will go home with a finished artwork that you will be pleased to hang.

Topics covered will include design shortcuts, brush choices, layering, personal style, mark making and more. 

Bring a lunch, an apron and a camera or notebook to record what you are learning.

All Art Supplies Are Included 

Price: $125 supplies included
Time: March 28, 10am-4pm

REGISTER HERE

NOTE: If you have trouble registering, please contact Connie at cmgeerts@shaw.ca or 403-547-9727


GOLDEN Online Lecture & Demonstration

This Golden Lecture and Demonstration will be presented in Zoom and will cover a variety of topics on acrylics and acrylic mediums.

This one hour exploration of Golden products will look at the Golden product range, a range of acrylic gels, mediums, and pastes artists can add to their repertoire of acrylic knowledge as well as brief demonstrations and examples of products used in artworks.

Questions will be answered throughout this demonstration and students will leave with an expanded knowledge of all things Golden!

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Thank you for choosing to attend a GOLDEN Lecture and Demonstration presented by our GOLDEN Working Artists. The GOLDEN Lecture and Demonstration will be presented in Zoom and will cover a variety of topics on acrylics and acrylic mediums. You will need to register in order to attend the Zoom presentation; please use the provided link to complete your registration. You will also need the Virtual Lecture Demo Event Code provided below. In order to receive the Zoom presentation invitation, the registration form must be completed no later than 3 working days prior to the event date.

ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME

IMPORTANT! To register you need the event code: W83-262

REGISTER HERE

GOLDEN Working Artist: Samantha Williams-Chapelsky

  • Virtual Lecture Demo Event Code: W83-262
  • Event Date: 2/27/2021
  • Event Time: 10:00 AM Edmonton

After you register you will receive an additional email with the Zoom link details. Should you have any additional questions please contact the organizer of your event or the Working Artist, Samantha Williams-Chapelsky at samanthawilliams@live.ca


Composing from the Imagination - December 9

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Subject this week:
Composing from the Imagination

This week we’ll work on how to compose a completely new image using various sources and your own imagination.  As always, you can work on whatever project you wish.

Instructor: Connie Geerts

Level: All welcome – Beginner to Advanced

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Times: Morning 9am-12pm OR Afternoon 1-4pm

Workshop Fee: $45

Location: Kensington Art Suite #120, 6999 11 Street SE Calgary


SUPPLIES:

  • Set of acrylic paints
  • Palette
  • Paint brushes (I recommend at least a 1″ flat, 1.5″ flat, and a few smaller brushes)
  • Canvas (any size)
  • Cradleboard or paper to paint on (any size)
  • Sketch/note book
  • Watercolour crayon or chalk to draw your image
  • 1 plastic binder sleeve
  • Ruler
  • Any other tools or mediums you like to use
  • Reference photos of the subject you want to paint

NOTE: All the teachers are back at Kensington Art Supply as of September so we are back to using one classroom.  Due to social distancing rules, each class is 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 are required per city bylaw. There will not be coffee service at this time.  We will strive to provide a safe atmosphere.


INSTRUCTOR BIO: Geerts started her professional art career with a move to the West coast in 1987. After exploring many materials she fell in love with acrylic painting and has been working in the medium ever since. In 2000, Geerts moved to Calgary, Alberta and was able to devote more time to creating art. Geerts continues to work in her first passion, acrylic painting, but now devotes equal time to discovering the possibilities in sculpture.


CANCELED - Judy Moore - Christmas Ornament Painting!

WORKSHOP CANCELED

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Christmas Ornament Painting with Judy Moore

Join artist Judy Moore for a fun-filled day of painting some Christmas ornaments! Bring along your acrylic or oil paints and partake in the festivities of the season as you and other students make some endearing and memorable ornaments for your whole family to enjoy! Judy will supply the ornament (you may choose between glass or plastic) and there will be additional ones for sale if you want to stock up for the winter.

Supplies are NOT included and be sure to bring your mask (and your mittens) to ensure that a safe and supportive environment is available for all!

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:  Judy Moore
Time:  6pm – 9pm
Date: Thursday, November 26th, 2020
Fee:  $65.00 + GST
Location:  Kensington Art Supply

WORKSHOP CANCELED


Rabbits!

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Subject this week:
Rabbits!

This week it’s Rabbits for the demo! Cute and cuddly fuzz bunnies or long and lanky jackrabbits. You choose! Of course as usual, you can bring whatever you would like to work on.

Instructor: Connie Geerts

Level: All welcome – Beginner to Advanced

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Times: Morning 9am-12pm OR Afternoon 1-4pm

Workshop Fee: $45

SUPPLIES:

  • Set of acrylic paints
  • Palette
  • Paint brushes (I recommend at least a 1″ flat, 1.5″ flat, and a few smaller brushes)
  • Canvas (any size)
  • Cradleboard or paper to paint on (any size)
  • Sketch/note book
  • Watercolour crayon or chalk to draw your image
  • 1 plastic binder sleeve
  • Ruler
  • Any other tools or mediums you like to use
  • Reference photos of the subject you want to paint

NOTE: All the teachers are back at Kensington Art Supply as of September so we are back to using one classroom.  Due to social distancing rules, each class is 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 are required per city bylaw. There will not be coffee service at this time.  We will strive to provide a safe atmosphere.


INSTRUCTOR BIO: Geerts started her professional art career with a move to the West coast in 1987. After exploring many materials she fell in love with acrylic painting and has been working in the medium ever since. In 2000, Geerts moved to Calgary, Alberta and was able to devote more time to creating art. Geerts continues to work in her first passion, acrylic painting, but now devotes equal time to discovering the possibilities in sculpture.


Owls & Feathers

Connie Geerts Owl Workshop

Owls & Feathers

This workshop is about painting wise owls with believable feathers.  Bring your own reference or choose from one of Connie’s.  As usual, you can work on this or any other project during the class.

Instructor: Connie Geerts

Level: All welcome – Beginner to Advanced

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Times: Morning 9am-12pm OR Afternoon 1-4pm

Workshop Fee: $45

Location: Kensington Art Suite #120, 6999 11 Street SE Calgary


SUPPLIES:

  • Set of acrylic paints,
  • Palette
  • Paint brushes (I recommend at least a 1″ flat, 1.5″ flat, and a few smaller brushes)
  • Canvas (any size)
  • Cradleboard or paper to paint on (any size)
  • Sketch/note book
  • Watercolour crayon or chalk to draw your image
  • 1 plastic binder sleeve
  • Ruler
  • Any other tools or mediums you like to use
  • Reference photos of the subject you want to paint

NOTE: All the teachers are back at Kensington Art Supply as of September so we are back to using one classroom.  Due to social distancing rules, each class is 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 are required per city bylaw. There will not be coffee service at this time.  We will strive to provide a safe atmosphere.


INSTRUCTOR BIO: Geerts started her professional art career with a move to the West coast in 1987. After exploring many materials she fell in love with acrylic painting and has been working in the medium ever since. In 2000, Geerts moved to Calgary, Alberta and was able to devote more time to creating art. Geerts continues to work in her first passion, acrylic painting, but now devotes equal time to discovering the possibilities in sculpture.


November 11 - Connie Geerts - Wednesday Workshop

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Subject this week:  The Prairie Landscape

This week I’ll demonstrate my style of prairie landscape and various ways of approaching the design from your own imagination.  As usual you can work on whatever project you wish after the lesson.

   All the teachers are back at Kensington Art Supply as of September so we are back to using one classroom.  Due to social distancing rules, each class is 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 are required per city bylaw. There will not be coffee service at this time.  We will strive to provide a safe atmosphere.

Instructor:  Connie Geerts

Level: All welcome!

Time:  Afternoon 1-4 pm

Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Fee:  $45.00 + GST

Location:  Kensington Art Suite #120, 6999 11 Street SE algary 

 

MORNING: Click HERE to register!

AFTERNOON: Click HERE to register!


November 4th - Connie Geerts - Wednesday Workshop

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Subject this week:  Black Animals


This week we’ll look how to paint black animals with depth and colour.  Bring your own reference material or take a look through what I bring to class.  As usual you can work on whatever project you wish after the lesson..

   All the teachers are back at Kensington Art Supply as of September so we are back to using one classroom.  Due to social distancing rules, each class is 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 are required per city bylaw. There will not be coffee service at this time.  We will strive to provide a safe atmosphere.

Instructor:  Connie Geerts

Level:  All welcome!

Time:  Morning 9am-12pm     Afternoon 1-4 pm

Date: Wednesday, November 4, 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!

               


CANCELED - Judy Moore - Christmas Ornament Painting!

WORKSHOP CANCELED

Christmas Ornament Painting with Judy Moore

Join artist Judy Moore for a fun-filled day of painting some Christmas ornaments! Bring along your acrylic or oil paints and partake in the festivities of the season as you and other students make some endearing and memorable ornaments for your whole family to enjoy! Judy will supply the ornament (you may choose between glass or plastic) and there will be additional ones for sale if you want to stock up for the winter.

Supplies are NOT included and be sure to bring your mask (and your mittens) to ensure that a safe and supportive environment is available for all!

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:  Judy Moore
Time:  1pm-4pm
Date: Sunday, December 13th, 2020

WORKSHOP CANCELED


October 28th - Wednesday Workshop with Connie Geerts

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Subject this week:  Abstracted Realism Week

We’ll be working on ways of changing the form of representational images in this class, learning how to move away from realism and have a some fun with imagery. Bring stencils, rice paper, acrylic markers, crayons or other mark making tools you like.   We’ll be covering a number of methods on how to get started abstracting realism in this class and the previous week. 

All the teachers are back at Kensington Art Supply as of September so we are back to using one classroom.  Due to social distancing rules, each class is 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 are required per city bylaw. There will not be coffee service at this time.  We will strive to provide a safe atmosphere.

Instructor:  Connie Geerts
Time:  Afternoon 1-4 pm
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Fee:  $45.00 + GST
Location:  Kensington Art Supply
                  #120, 6999 11 Street SE Calgary 

Click HERE to register!


November 14th - Large and Loose with Connie Geerts

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Large and Loose – Connie Geerts

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 are required per city bylaw. There will not be coffee service at this time.  We will strive to provide a safe atmosphere.

Level:  All levels
Instructor:  Connie Geerts
Time:  Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
Date: November 14, 2020
Fee:  110.00 + GST
Location:  Kensington Art Supply
                  #120, 6999 11 Street SE Calgary

Click HERE to register!


November 12th - Sherry Telle - Alcohol Ink Christmas Cards

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Christmas Cards – Alcohol Ink Workshop

Join Sherry Telle for a journey through a winter wonderland of alcohol inks! To get into the festive season this class will focus on creating your very own Christmas Cards, just in time for the holidays. In the spirit of giving, all supplies are included so be sure to bring yourself and leave the snow outside!

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.

ALL SUPPLIES ARE INCLUDED!

Instructor:  Sherry Telle
Level: Beginner 

Time:  6pm – 9pm
Date: Thursday, November 12th, 2020
Fee:  $75.00 + GST
Location:  Kensington Art Supply -  #120, 6999 11 Street SE Calgary

Click HERE to register!


October 22nd - The Joy of Painting® with Tracey Leigh Crozier.

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The Joy of Painting® with Tracey Leigh Crozier.

 Let’s social distance while sharing the joy of painting a soothing summer scene in a positive fun environment.

 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 painting knives with oil paints using the wet-on-wet technique as seen in The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross®. 

Level: All Levels

Instructor: Tracey Leigh Crozier

Date: Thursday October 22, 2020

Time: 6pm to 9pm

Fee: $95+GST

Click HERE to register!


November 7th - Jean Pederson - Watercolour Workout!

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Watercolour Workout!

Spend two days with renowned artist Jean Pederson for a fun-filled workshop focused on watercolour experimentation! Throughout the class students will work with several different surfaces to get the most out of your watercolour. Be prepared to refresh your knowledge of pigments and get up-close and personal with hot/cold press watercolour sheets as well as Yupo paper! Throughout the workshop you will be able to figure out what techniques work best with your artistic voice. All students are encouraged to bring photos or sketchbooks to act as painting subjects.

Jean is a signature member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, the Transparent Watercolour Society of America, and the American Watercolour Society to name a few.

SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED!

Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Jean Pederson
Date: November 7 & 8, 2020
Time: 9am-4pm
Fee: $195.00

Click here to register! 


November 18th - Tracey Leigh Crozier - Joy of Painting

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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/knives With oil paints using the wet-on-wet technique as seen in The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross®. Let’s social distance while sharing the joy of painting a soothing summer scene in a positive fun environment!

Participants are encouraged to wear clothes they don’t mind getting paint on or they can bring their personal painting apron.

All supplies are included for this workshop.

Level: All Levels

Instructor: Tracey Leigh Crozier

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

Fee: $95+GST 

Click HERE to register!


November 28th - Portraits with Judy Moore

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Portraits with Judy Moore

Bring your paints and your brushes and join Judy Moore for an informative workshop on portrait painting! Students have the option of working in either acrylics or oils, so make sure you have all the necessary supplies for your choice of medium.

This one-day workshop is meant for beginners or painters with intermediate skill levels. Judy will provide the photos for the portraits, so you can sit back and rest assured that she’ll be able to help you out with the whole process! 

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:  Judy Moore
Level: Beginner or Intermediate
Time:  10am – 4pm
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Fee:  $125.00 + GST
Location:  Kensington Art Supply -  #120, 6999 11 Street SE Calgary 

Click here to register!