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. 

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

Bob Ross - january 2020 - eventbritebannerUnleash 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 “Frozen Beauty in Vignette” this January, in a fun positive environment!  

ALL SUPPLIES ARE INCLUDED!

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Tracey Leigh Crozier
Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $95 +GST
 

Click here to register.


Animal Portraits with Judy Moore

judy bannerLearn how to create wonderful animal portraits! Learn how to work from photographs, mix colours, and layer paint to create a realistic painting of your furry friend. Students bring photos and work on their own projects during the workshop. All skill levels are welcome!

Supplies not included.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Judy Moore
Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020
Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $125 +GST
 

Click here to register.


Watercolour Tips & Tricks with Sherry Telle

feb 6 2020 watercolour - banner copyTips and tricks to loosen up your watercolour painting! Learn to use a palette knife to create realistic textures, trees and grasses. Learn lifting techniques; and how to use a splash screen. Learn how to add people to your landscape, and much more…

ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED!

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Sherry Telle
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $75.00 + GST
 

Realistic Pastel Workshop with Kathy Hildebrandt

2020, February 01 - kathy hildebrandt banner copyBrought to you by the Calgary Sketch Club. This one-day workshop will focus on painting in a realistic manner with soft pastels and pastel pencils (no oil pastels). This workshop is geared to artists with all levels of pastel experience, using the pastels you have.

We will be working from photographs. We will start with the importance of having a strong drawing in place as drawing is key to painting realistically. Using a combination of hard and/or soft pastels, along with pastel pencils, we will work the painting one section at a time until a realistic look is achieved.

There is a demo on January 30th, at Woodcliff United Church. 5010 Spruce Dr, SW Calgary.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Kathy Hildebrandt
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $60.00 for members, $75.00 for non-members + GST

Alcohol Inks Workshop with Sherry Telle

alocohol ink full day - february 2020 - 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!

SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED!

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Sherry Telle
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $125.00 + GST
 

Click here to register.


Adventures in Colour & Texture, Creating Water with Melanie Morstad

feb 8, 2020 - melanie morstad-adventures in acrylic water - bannerJoin Melanie in this fun, action packed 1 day exploration of acrylic inks and texture. We will be building surface texture with GOLDEN Acrylic pastes, then adding colour with Inks, High Flow and Fluid Acrylics. Our subject matter will be trees so please bring your own reference material. Melanie will demonstrate painting water in various stages of development.

SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED!

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Melanie Morstad
Date: Saturday, February 8
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $150 +GST
 

Pointed Pen Lettering with Kerri Forster

Pointed Pen Calligraphy Classes banner - February 2019 copy

Join Kerri Forster, Wednesdays in January, to work with the pointed pen in contemporary variations. The pointed nib historically was used in Victorian and Edwardian times, and is now delightfully used in handwriting fonts and so much more. The pointed pen offers tremendous versatility. This series is built on four classes, and you will end with great confidence with pointed nib and ink. Previous lettering experience is an asset, but not required.

Supplies not included.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Kerri Forster
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: $100.00 + GST
 

Skillbuilding in Acrylic with Connie Geerts

Connie Geerts - January  2020 - skillbuilding bannerWork on your own projects while increasing your skills in acrylic. In this 4 week class, Connie will provide weekly demonstrations and guidance focusing on using colour effectively, personal style, loosening up, glazing, negative painting, how to simplify, creating believable eyes, design choices and what they convey and more. Take your painting skills up a level in this fun and supportive class. All levels welcome! 

Level: All Levels 
Instructor: Connie Geerts
Date: Wednesdays, January 8 to 29, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $180 +GST
 
To register, please visit conniegeerts.com

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

Bob Ross - february 13 2020 - eventbritebanner copy

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 “Winter Mountain” this February, in a fun positive environment!  

ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED!

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Tracey-Leigh Crozier
Date: Thursday, February 13. 2020
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fee: $95 +GST 
 

Encaustic Workshop with Liba Labik

bannerEncaustic is considered one of the most ancient painting techniques in the world.It is a paint that is composed of beeswax, damar resin and pigments. The world “encaustic’ comes from the Greek “encaustikos” “to burn in”, referring to the process of using heat to fuse the layers together. It was notably used in Favyum mummy portraits in Egypt around 100-300AD. This technique was lost for hundreds of years. It was re-discovered again in 18th century and it was reviewed in the twentieth century largely by Jasper Johns. Today, encaustic painting is experiencing revival. Students will learn in this workshop about the studio safety, how to make own encaustic medium, how to create mono prints & photo transfers and how to use hot wax in combination with other materials to create mixed media artwork. Experimenting will be highly encouraged. Students will have an opportunity to create their own artwork under Liba’s supervision or they will have an option to choose from projects that Liba will have available. Group demonstrations and friendly critiques will be an essential part of this workshop. “Encaustic Painting & Collage” workshop is designed for students of all levels and interests.

Absolute beginners are welcome; experience in visual art is not required.  

Level: All Levels (Age +13 recommended) 
Instructor: Liba Labik
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $175.00 + GST
 
Please visit her website or contact liba@libaartstudio.com  to register.

Alcohol Inks Sampler with Sherry Telle

Alcohol Inks Sampler january 2020 banner jan 30This introduction to Alcohol Inks includes a one hour demo on how to manipulate the inks with pouring, spraying, brushing and using various tools to create texture as well as plenty of time to experiment with the inks on Yupo paper. You will learn how to control this interesting medium, and how to let it go! Discover how alcohol ink reacts like no other.

ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED!

Level: All Levels 
Instructor: Sherry Telle
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $75 +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!

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Megan Ruhl
Date: February 9, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $65.00 + GST
 

To Register, contact the artist


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 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: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $75.00 + GST
 

Click here to register.


Abstract Acrylics with Sheila Schaetzle

 

2020- January 12 - Sheila Schaetzle - Workshop Banner copyCreating a good abstract requires a good understanding of all parts of creating a good painting. This workshop will teach you about types of acrylic paints, brush stroke, colour theory and application techniques. Learn while you paint in this one day workshop as students work with acrylics to create an abstract with multiple layers of acrylic glazes, and texture.

 The suggested supply list includes colours that work well together; students with different paint colours will produce a difference result.  The classroom is a supportive learning environment with open discussion. Registered Students Received 15% discount at Kensington Art Supply

SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED!

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Shelia Schaetzle
Date: Sunday, March 1
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $125 +GST
 

Abstracted Realism in Acrylic with Connie Geerts

2020 February 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!

Level: All Levels
Date: Wednesdays, February 5 – 26, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $180 + GST

To register, visit conniegeerts.com


Art Journaling with Louise Gallagher

 

art-journaling 2020 bannerJoin 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 creatively curious are welcome. 

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Louise Gallagher
Date: Monday, January 27, 2020
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Fee: $65+ GST
 

Click here to register.