This watercolour workshop will take us out onto the streets of Courtenay early in the morning when lighting is most dramatic. We will make small monochromatic thumbnails which capture the lighting that naturally changes over the course of a day. We will then continue with a larger watercolour painting that provides more detail, but retains the earlier dramatic lighting. We will look at the relationship between colours in light and shade, and also how we can purposely lose detail and soften edges in shadow areas to create a convincing sense of light and shade.
$89 / 1 class
Sunday 9:00am – 1:00pm
What is included:
All artist quality supplies are included, but you might want to consider bringing your own personal set of watercolours, pallet and brushes (completely optional).
Who is this class for:
Designed for intermediate painters, students should have some basic watercolour experience or have taken our Very Beginner Watercolour workshop. Drawing experience is always helpful, but not mandatory.
What to bring:
We have some aprons, but wear clothes that can withstand the elements (i.e. glue, paint, etc.) of a fun, creative art studio. Nothing else is required.
We supply watercolour sets and brushes, but if you have your own supplies that you would prefer to use, you are more than welcome to bring them.
Other things you should know:
Please arrive no more than 5 minutes before scheduled start time.
Born in Ashford, Kent, U.K., 1958, and studied drawing, painting and printmaking at The Ontario College of Art, spending the fourth and final year in an off-campus program in Florence, Italy. Exhibited regularly in public and commercial galleries since 1981. Group exhibitions include International Waters (1991) with members of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, the American Watercolour Society, and The Royal Watercolour Society. The show travelled to Toronto, New York and London. His watercolours have also won awards, including the D.L. Stevenson Award for Excellence (2009) at the CSPWC annual Open Waters exhibition, and Best Watercolour (1999) at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.
Also worked in animated film and television from 1985 to 2015 with screen credits as an art director and background artist. Worked for Nelvana Ltd., Walt Disney Animation Canada, Chuck Gammage Animation, Bear Spots, Animation House and Red Rover on commercials, animated TV series such as Droids, Free Willy, Rupert the Bear, Dog City, andFranklin the Turtle, and on movies and direct-to-video productions including Babar: The Movie, Pippi!, and Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas. Unique projects for which I’ve painted backgrounds are an IMAX/OMIMAX format animated short, Journey to the Planets, and a National Film Board documentary co-production, The Dark Years. In September 2014 I volunteered for Team Generous with nine other animation industry artists to make a two minute short movie to promote Habitat for Humanity.
Has taught credit courses in drawing and painting at the Ontario College of Art (1988-92), now OCADU, and in background painting and design at Max the Mutt Animation School (1999-2003) in Toronto. Currently teaching a course in drawing and rendering and a course in design fundamentals in the Metal Jewelry Design Certificate Program at North Island College.
Examples of Focus Topic:
- May 3, 2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm