Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Studio 'O Canada' - Plein Air Painting in the Ottawa region"
August 21, 2021
 

A one-day art workshop in the Ottawa region open to artists of all levels and mediums (oils, acrylics, watercolors). This workshop is more than an introduction to plein air painting as it will help you to interpret and depict the landscape in a personal way. A reflection on the intertwining of two realities, the one offered by nature and your own as the viewer, leading to a synthesis of both on canvas. Price of 425 CAD (around US$350) includes two-way transportation Ottawa-Val-des-Monts-Ottawa, an art history lecture, three to four-hour plein air painting coaching, and an outdoor five-course gourmet dinner including wine. In a nutshell, a fun art workshop in Canada that emphasizes knowledge, genuineness, colors, flavors, and new friendships.
 
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$350
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Artist Retreat"
August 28, 2021
 

Calling all artists and creatives! Explore and discover how to tap into your inner artist in a fun and encouraging environment. We will be exploring the many uses of acrylic paints and mediums and their colour relationships while learning brush technique and how to create compelling abstract work. This class is ideally suited for those who have some knowledge of colour theory and drawing but want to further their techniques as an artist. This workshop offers a different spin on learning intuitively while offering an understanding of the necessary fundamentals. You will work towards creating a free, loose and confident painting which speaks to your unique style. Registration is limited to 10 people in person, and 10 more online.
 
Location: Niagara, Canada
Instructor: Sandra Iafrate
Cost: $85 online / $185 in-person
Website, email


"Abstract Artist Retreat 2022"
August 6, 2022
 

This workshop scheduled for 2022 will focus on working in abstract while considering some basic fundamentals exploring composition, colour and expressive brushwork. This event is held at my Niagara-on-the-Lake studio. The studio is bright and spacious and registration is limited to 10 people. Outdoor painting may be an option, weather permitting. In this workshop you will learn how to plan work as well as work intuitively to create a loose and confident painting which speaks to your unique style. No lugging of paints and materials! All GOLDEN Artist quality paints and mediums are included along with 16”x20” canvas. A healthy artisan lunch is included and all beverages. All participants will take home their abstract work along with an Artist Pack gift.
 
Location: Niagara, Canada
Instructor: Sandra Iafrate
Cost: $80 online / $185 in-person
Website, email


 

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