Workshops

Workshops


Registration


To register for a workshop send an email to the registrar at: workshops@manotickart.ca
Participants must be paid up members of MAA for the year 2020.
To pay for a workshop you can use PayPal or an e-Transfer to: treasurer@manotickart.ca
You can also mail a cheque to: Treasurer, 5602 Goddard St. Manotick, ON, K4M 1C5

OR pay by cash or credit card at one of our monthly meetings.

*****More workshops will be announced soon, once dates and venues have been confirmed, check our website regularly for new workshop announcements*****


January 12 Vic Dohar


One Day Workshop “Watercolour Landscape Workshop” with Vic Dohar – Sunday, January 12, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Participants must be paid up members of MAA for the year 2020.
This one-day workshop with Vic Dohar is for artists working in watercolour media.

In this one-day workshop you will create two watercolour landscape paintings. The first one will be instructor-led, beginning with distilling and simplifying a landscape scene with an emphasis on shapes and creating a strong composition, then painting the subject matter using a limited watercolour palette, layering, texturing, and achieving a strong value contrast to support the composition and subject matter. The second painting that you will create in the afternoon will follow the same process and steps learned in the morning, but the subject matter will be a landscape of your choice. The instructor will provide guidance and examples throughout the processes, as well as a constructive critique session. At the end of the workshop you will have acquired a greater appreciation of the versatility of watercolour while keeping the approach simple, and a different perspective on making a landscape composition more eye-catching.

Participants are required to provide their own paints, materials and supplies. A material list will be supplied in advance of the workshop.

The workshop is open to 12 participants at a cost of $75 per participant with a payment deadline of November 12, 2019.

Workshop Lead: Pam Bixel (pam.bixel@gmail.com)
Workshop Name: Watercolour Landscape Workshop
Instructor: Vic Dohar
Preferred Timing: 9:00am – 4:00pm, 1-hour lunch
Workshop length: One day
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Location: Moncion’s Your Independent Grocer, 685 River Rd, Gloucester, ON K1V 2G2


January 19 Rachel MacDonald

 

One Day Workshop “Watercolour Floral Workshop - Poppies” with Rachel MacDonald – Sunday, January 19, 2020, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Participants must be paid up members of MAA for the year 2020.
This one-day workshop with Rachel MacDonald is for artists working in watercolour media.

Rachel will teach about a variety of Poppy species familiar to us all. This will include wild, alpine and oriental poppies. We will study the different petals, buds, seed pods and greenery. Rachel will demonstrate painting various colours i.e. crimson, pink, white and yellow. We will learn to:

  • paint using lots of water, allowing colours to merge on the paper
  • create areas of shadow and areas of light
  • paint a simple background
  • glazing

Supplies needed:

  • 140 lb cold press, good quality
  • Backboards to tape your paper on
  • Beige masking tape
  • #10, #6, #3 round brushes

Paints:

  • Alizarin Crimson, Rose Madder, Magenta, Permanent Rose, New Gamboge, Cobalt Blue, Raw Umber (Cadmium Red for those who want to paint orange poppies)
  • Sheets of paper 16’’ by 20’’ taped to a board, ready to start painting
  • Med HB pencil and white or soft erasers

Poppies are fun to paint and one of the most loved flowers around the world. 
Rachel will send out some suggested simple sketches a week before though she encourages everyone to create their own composition.

The workshop is open to 10 participants at a cost of $80 per participant with a payment deadline of November 19, 2019.

Workshop Lead: Pam Bixel (pam.bixel@gmail.com)
Workshop Name: Watercolour Floral Workshop - Poppies
Instructor: Rachel MacDonald
Preferred Timing: 10:00am – 3:00pm, ½ hour lunch
Workshop length: One day
Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020
Location: Moncion’s Your Independent Grocer, 685 River Rd, Gloucester, ON K1V 2G2

 


February 29 - March 1 : David Kearn

 

Two day workshop "In the Footsteps of Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven" with David Kearn - Saturday February 29 and Sunday March 1, 2020

Participants must be paid up members of MAA for the year 2020.

Follow in the footsteps of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven for a sketching and painting expedition in the Canadian wilderness. Create your own paintings using sound practices as they apply to the Canadian landscape: composition, simplification, colour and value - with a modernist edge! Painting before the Group of Seven was formalized, Tom Thomson directly influenced our lives with his iconic Canadian paintings and the Group of Seven's rich, decorative colours meld with deeply-felt perceptions of nature. Become inspired by the stark beauty of Tom Thomson's vision, mystical landscapes of Lawren Harris, lyrical styles of J.E.H. MacDonald, Arthur Lismer and the consummate paint mastery of A.Y. Jackson - join us in the company of the most legendary group of Canadian painters!

 

A list of supplies will be provided at a later date.

The workshop is open to 12 participants at a cost of $140 per participant with a payment deadline of January 31, 2020.

Workshop Lead: Nienke Smith (smithnien@gmail.com)
Workshop Name: In the Footsteps of Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven
Instructor: David Kearn
Preferred Timing: 9:00am – 4:00pm, 1 hour lunch
Workshop length: Two days
Date: Saturday February 29 – Sunday March 1, 2020
Cost: $140.00
Location: City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Dr, Nepean, ON K2G 4R7

 


June 23-26 Brian Buckrell

 

Four Day Brian Buckrell Acrylic Workshop Developing Strong Landscape Paintings
Participants must be paid up members of MAA for the year 2020.

This four-day acrylic workshop will expose students to approaches for planning and developing an acrylic landscape painting. It is designed for the serious beginner (with acrylic experience) to the intermediate painter interested in strengthening fundamentals for developing strong acrylic landscape paintings. Oil painters using odourless solvents are welcome but all demos will be made in acrylics. 

Day one we will review the fundamental principles of shape, value, colour and design that we will apply in our painting.  We will plan and paint together from a provided reference.  Day two we will review those fundamentals and you will paint from your own reference under supervision. Day three we will cover the fundamentals of perspective for landscape painters. Using a reference provided we plan and make a painting of an alley scene emphasizing both linear and atmospheric perspective. Day four you will paint again from your own reference under supervision and following the principles presented. 

Lots of learning; lots of fun

Location: Manotick United Church, 5567 Manotick Main St. Manotick
Date: June 23-26, 2020
Timing: 9am-4pm
Registration: Workshops
Cost: $325- PayPal or an e-Transfer to: treasurer@manotickart.ca
Class Size: max 15 participants

Supply list will be sent out once registered.

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Bio: Brian retired from the University of Guelph (veterinary medicine) in 2001 and relocated from Ontario, with his wife Cathy, to Comox B.C., on Vancouver Island. He began painting seriously in 2004 studying with acclaimed artists in Canada and the US. In 2007, he invested in full time study at the Jeffrey Watts Atelier in Encinitas California, drawing and painting from life. He continues to study with exceptional artists today. Brian paints full time. His paintings are reflective of his love of the outdoors, agriculture and rural communities. The more he paints the more his work moves towards abstracted impressions of his subjects.

Brian has won numerous competitions and awards for both his studio and plein air paintings in BC.

In 2016 in Ontario he was an invited participant in the 50th Anniversary Plein Air Compotion at the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg (home of the Group of Seven and Tom Thompson), where his painting won first place.

His work has been sited in Arabella Magazine, in South West Art and in the North Light Books: The Best of Acrylics 2014, 2015, 2016 and Plein Air Magazines- Plein Air Today. His paintings have sold across Canada, and internationally.

Be sure to check out Brian’s Website https://www.brianbuckrell.com/gallery/available-paintings

 


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