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. 

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!