Sunday, August 29, 2010

I had to move my class blog to [just click on the link to the right]
I created this awhile ago and had a different email address attached to it. Despite my best efforts it wouldn't let me change because I have my other blog attached to my current one. After a year of constantly signing in and out of blogger I have given up and imported this blog into the new one. Sorry if this is a pain, it should be the last blog move I promise!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

More Fall Classes

I am excited to be teaching in a new venue in September.While the Oaklands Community Centre has been around for awhile;they just acquired a new building and have expanded their class offerings. My friend Andrea Soos and I are teaching a new series of art classes for adults and teens,[Andrea is also teaching pre-schoolers.]
To see the program guide click this Link or pick up a copy of the current Victoria Active Living Guide,[it came with the Victoria News check your recycling!]

On Wednesdays Sept 15th-Oct20th You can take Adventures in Drawing
When that ends you can take Adventures In Acrylic Painting Oct 27th-Dec 1st
Both classes are suitable for a beginner or someone with more experience

If you want to explore Watercolour try my one day workshop Oct 3rd 10-4pm

I also have some Teen Drawing and Painting workshops Sundays Sept 26th and Oct 17th noon to 3pm

For my Classes at Island Blue or Henderson Rec Centre see this previous post

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fall Classes

I've finished with the markets and have no more shows booked for awhile. For the rest of the summer I will be concentrating on updating my Etsy Shop and working on a large canvas I have had on the back burner. I am in no hurry for my summer to end but you may want to think about some of the classes I have coming up in September:

At Island Blue Art Centre:

Wet On Wet Watercolour
Sept 7th to Oct 26th[tuesdays]
Learn how to control paint on saturated wet watercolour paper. The work pictured "Cityview" was painted using this method.

Creative Painting

Starts Sept 9th 9:30-noon.[thursdays]
I will be offering two eight week sessions back to back. This class offers artists of all levels the opportunity to work on their own projects with my feedback. As well as this creative coaching I will still offer demonstrations suggested by the students in the class.

Check Out my one day workshops at Island Blue at this Link
There are some interesting offerings by other instructors as well including some great new watercolour ones taught by Jessica Milne and Jenny Olsen, [both very talented artists and excellent teachers.]

At Henderson Recreation Centre I am offering an Acrylic Class which will focus on exploring colour theory. This will probably be my last offering through Henderson or Monterey Centre, I have decided to cut back on teaching in January.
This class starts Sept 13th and runs for 8 sessions 9:30 to noon[mondays]

I have some classes at Oakland Community Centre but the program isn't out yet, I will post those in a week or so.

Questions? Contact me at

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Gone Fishing

I have taken the entire summer off teaching!

I will be nurturing my own artistic pursuits and spending time with the family.

I do know what I will be offering in the fall, so if you have any questions feel free to contact me. I will be posting Fall Classes later when the brochures are close to coming out and my venues are ready to take registrations.Right now only the programmers and I know whats coming up!

You may find me at the Government Street Market, and other fairs this summer,trying to rustle up some grocery money.I recommend contacting me first if you are going to come looking for me,(I plan on keeping a very erratic schedule.)
If you are in Comox on August 7th and 8th you can catch me at the Originals Only Show

This piece "Fish Out Of Water" is on display as part of the Fernwood Studio Tour display at the Fernwood Inn, [corner of Gladstone and Fernwood} until the end of the month.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Creative Acrylic Class

All my spring classes are underway now and my weekend painting workshops have passed. The last class I am offering before I take a break for the summer is a week long intensive Creative Acrylics Class at Island Blue.
It runs: Mon-Fri, June 14-18, 2010 9:30-3:30PM
Click on the link for a complete class description.

These classes are a bit tiring but are great fun. I am always impressed by what my students get accomplished with their work.
The work pictured is a painting in progress: It has fluid and tube acrylic, modelling paste and interference colours worked in so far.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring Classes

Another full spring session coming up!
Classes at Henderson take place in the Muffin Nook. It's a really nice space with lots of natural light and free parking. Unfortunately the room is a little small, and you have to bring your own table easel,[if you're painting in acrylic.] There's no place to get coffee nearby but you can bring a thermos or use their kettle to make your own.
Island Blue's classes cost a little more but they offer a spacious art studio, proper easels and a discount on art supplies for the duration of the session. Parking is terrible though.
Sessional Classes:

Tuesdays-Hands On Acrylics 9:30am-noon Apr 20-Jun 8 [no class on Monday May 24th for Victoria Day]
8/$104 Henderson Recreation Centre
This class explore painting through simple projects and hands-on demonstrations.It is suitable for both beginners and more experienced artists looking for a refresher on the basics.

Click on the titles for more info about the classes:

Creative Acrylics-Texture,Blending and Glazing

Thursdays, April 22-June 10, 2010
9:30 - NOON Island Blue Art Centre 8/$150

Watercolour Explorations-Beyond Realism
APRIL 22-JUNE 10, 2010 Island Blue Art Centre
1:00-3:30 pm

How to Make Tile Pendants
Sunday, April 18, 2010 Island Blue Art Centre
10:00-4:00 PM

Monoprinting Using Gelatin Plates
Sunday, April 25, 2010 Island Blue Art Centre

Making Glass Magnets and Decorated Tins

Sunday, May 16, 2010 Island Blue Art Centre
10:00-4:00 PM

You can check out my Etsy Shop for examples of Pendants, Magnets, and Decorated Tins

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Colour Classes start the first week of March at Island Blue
Watercolour theory on Tuesdays and Acrylic on Thursdays from 9:30 to Noon

Both classes run for six sessions,[with a week off in the middle for spring break]
I have a couple of interesting one day workshops in March as well, Watercolour on Yupo March 7th and Acrylic Style Watercolours on March 13th