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. 

Alcohol Inks Workshop with Sherry Telle

AI -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, July 27
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $125 +GST
 

Pet Portraits in Coloured Pencil with Sherry Telle

pet portraits - bannerExplore the world of coloured pencil in this 2 day workshop, while focusing on a favorite subject: your pet. Gain and understanding of colouring techniques and skills including blending, burnishing, creating texture, and layering colours for rich darks and luminous lights.

You will learn how to use a grid to get an accurate drawing from a photograph. You will be using your own photos, or you can follow along with the instructor with her reference. We will look at how to choose a good pose and photo; bring as many photos as you can!

 
Level: All Levels 
Instructor: Sherry Telle
Date: Saturday  and Sunday, July 13-14
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $175 +GST
 

Painting in Textures with Jenny Baker

JUL 6 - JENNY BAKER - BANNERIf 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, July 6
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
 

Pouring Medium Workshop with Lisa Roberts

 

2019- July 28 - Lisa Roberts - pouring banner

Lisa will demonstrate new techniques and methods using Liquitex Pouring Medium and Pebeo acrylic paint to create an amazing and 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!

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Lisa Roberts
Date: Sunday, July 28th
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $75 + GST
 

Large & Loose in Acrylic with Connie Geerts

2019 jul 10large and loose bannerGet your whole body into it, and loosen up your way of painting by tackling a new large canvas in each of these 4 sessions.  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.

To register visit: www.conniegeerts.com

Level: All Levels
Date: Wednesday, July 10 -31
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $180 + GST


Wildlife Painting Workshop in Acrylics with David Kitler

 

Wildlife Painting Workshop David Kitler July 27-28 banner copyArtists of all skill levels are invited to register for this workshop.  Whether you have always wanted to try acrylics, but did not know where to start, or whether you have already been using this versatile medium, but want to further develop your technique, this is the hands-on workshop for you!  While working on a wildlife subject of your choice (including the family pet!), David will review drawing and painting basics, while also teaching techniques that are specific to painting in acrylics.  You will learn how to recognize the basic shapes that make it easier to draw any subject; how to mix most colours by using a few basic ones; how to achieve smooth gradations; and how to create optical texture by using David’s signature method of applying transparent washes over opaque layers.  Classes will have a maximum of 15 participants, allowing David to give each one a significant amount of individual attention, while fostering an environment where participants also learn from each other.  Learning will be further facilitated by demonstrations.  Techniques may also be applied to oils.  

Level: All Levels
Instructor: David Kitler
Date: July 27 & 28, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fee: $275 + 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