art in motion

02/28/2016

 
Art in Motion
with Christina Watts

Thursday, March 3, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Toss away all inhibitions and approach your art with a spontaneous kick start!  This class will show you how to use movement and free form as the foundation for expressive art.   We will bring out that creative spirit and allow the right brain to be right!

Due to severe allergies we request that attendees do no wear perfume or cologne to the workshop.  Thanks for helping us keep this a safe place to play for all!

Materials to bring to class:

Please wear your painting clothes!  
  • 4 to 6 letter sizish sheets of either 90lb watercolour paper or mixed media paper (paper that will hold up to some water works)
  •  A water soluble pencil and/or elegant writer (scrap therapy or spee dee) 
  • Pens, paint brush pens, or nice black writing pen - optional
  • Black India ink, or any other black fluid medium 
  • A bowl (for your ink) 
  • Paints (full body acrylics preferred, but what ever medium you have can also be used) make sure you have an applicable white paint. And palette or flat surface for the paints.
  • Brushes
  • Stencils
  • Mark making items - such as copper scrubby, strings, elastic bands, toothpicks, toys with wheels, etc.
  • Paper towels, wet wipes
  • Gloves

Non-Member drop in fee is $10.

Please RSVP Sharron MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com OR use the below form if you are planning to attend so we can configure the studio space accordingly.

    RSVP Form

 
 
Class Instructor: Donna Morrison
Donna Morrison has traveled the world, painting and displaying her art in renowned galleries.  She is the owner and operator of Life Lessons Fine Art Studios where she offers natural drawing classes and acrylic and oil painting classes.


Thursday, February 25, 2016
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Learn about and explore biomorphism!  This class will focus on biomorphic abstraction processes using the fundamentals of colour, line and organic form.  Historical works from Georgia O'Keeffe will be studied, then we get hands on  with our own organic abstract works of art while adhering to the basic design principles covered.

Due to severe allergies we request that attendees do no wear perfume or cologne to the workshop.  Thanks for helping us keep this a safe place to play for all!

Materials to bring to class:
  • Water based paints (acrylic, watercolour, tempera, gouache etc)
  • Inks, pens or brushes
  • Papers, canvas or other preferred surphaces to paint on
  • Charcoal, chalks, or conte's etc
  • Objects or images from nature:  rocks, driftwood, seashells, bones (bleached for sanitation), beads, twigs etc!


Non-Member drop in fee is $10.

Please RSVP Sharron MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com OR use the below form if you are planning to attend so we can configure the studio space accordingly.

    RSVP Form

 
 
PictureStudy sample from Art Cloth Studios.
With Sharron MacBride & 
Christina Watts


Thursday February 18, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Discover the Japanese design concept involving play and placement of light and dark elements!  Compose them together to form a unique two dimensional piece of art... but wait there's more...

Bridge the idea of this Japanese Notan into a fun mixed media project that incorporates some texture and colour!

Due to severe allergies we request that attendees do not wear perfume or cologne to the workshop.  Thanks for helping us keep this a safe place to play for all!

Materials to bring to class:
  • 2 pieces of white cardstock paper 12" X 12"
  • 2 pieces of black cardstock paper 6" X 6"
  • cutting matt or flat cutting board
  • exacto or pen knife, scissors
  • Pencil & Eraser
  • Paper Towel
  • Glue stick
  • Paints and a couple brushes (can be acrylic inks, watercolours, liquid acrylic; bright colours with lots of pigment that will dry fast enough)

Note that for paper other sizes will do as long as one is double the size of the other; horizontal or square will work.

Vellum paper will be provided.

Non-Member drop in fee is $10.

Please RSVP Sharron MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com OR use the below form if you are planning to attend so we can configure the studio space accordingly.

    RSVP Form

 
 
Figure Drawing with a Live Model

Thursday, February 11, 2016
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Practice figure drawing with timed draped model sessions!  This is a fun approach to loosen up and gather sketches of the human form. Use whatever medium you wish to explore.

Materials to bring to class:

  • sketch book or paper of choice
  • pencils, pens, charcoal, conte or drawing medium of choice
  • eraser


Non Members drop in fee is $10

Please RSVP Sharron MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com OR use the form below if you are planning to attend so that we can configure the studio space accordingly.

    rsvp form

 

info night

02/01/2016

 
Info Night
presented by various arties and open floor discussion

Thursday, February 4, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We will be reviewing relevant artist guidelines including copyrighting, selling art, and other formal aspects of art.  There will be an open floor discussion with each other on their own experiences and expertise.

Non Members drop in fee is $10.

Please RSVP Sharron MacBride at macbride.sharron@gmail.com OR use the form below if you are planning to attend so that we can configure the studio space accordingly.

    rsvp form