Workshops & Events

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Workshop –North Shore Artist Guild

“Creating Bold Painting Statements in Oils and Acrylics”

p1070411Instructor: 
Richard S. McDiarmid, SFCA, NWWS

Program Days: 
Feb. 17 – 18, 2017

Location:    
West Vancouver Seniors Centre – Art Room

Time: 

9:30 am to 3:30pm Sat
10:00am to 3:30pm Sun

Overview of Workshop:

The effective use of light and pattern is fundamental in creating bold statements in painting. Basic theme and chosen painting format as well as an awareness of the relationships of light and colour we may want to communicate, are important as we set out to develop the painting idea. How aware are we of light and its movement throughout the composition?  Is it necessary to have a focal point in the painting? In order to strengthen our intent it is often necessary to subordinate areas of value and to control hard and soft edges – the visual equivalent of ‘speaking clearly’!

A few simple studies may help to clarify how we wish to proceed in setting the stage for our finished work. Consideration of colour dominance, value and intensity relationships are important in the painting’s success.

This workshop will focus on a number of common challenges we face in “finishing” our work. How do we know when the painting is finished? Attention will be given to the composition and design of major elements in the painting as well as technical issues that may help to strengthen the finished visual statement. Preparatory work may include small drawings and /or paintings to determine a final composition. Techniques and forming processes related to the chosen media, will be discussed and demonstrated.  Brushwork, painting knifes, and various glazing techniques are included.

In summary, the workshop focus is on a greater awareness of visual relationships in painting including, line, shape, composition and design, edges, color relationships  (hue, value, intensity), light structure and passage, and general surface qualities.

Workshop participants are encouraged to paint in there own style or chosen direction (ex. representational, non-representational) and  may choose whatever size they like, for the finished work.

Oils or acrylics may be used in this workshop. It is recommended that participants choose one medium only for the 2 day cycle. If  you work in oils please bring odourless thinners and mediums.

Link: nsartists.ca

 


Workshop –SSWR Painting  Workshop

“The Effective use of Light in Composition and Design” – Open Media

p1120790Instructor: 
Richard S. McDiarmid, SFCA, NWWS

Program Days: 
Feb. 11 – 12, 2017

Location:    
WhiteRock B.C.

Time:
9:30 am to 4:30pm

Overview of Workshop:

The effective use of light and pattern is fundamental in creating bold statements in painting. A clear intent is important as we set out to develop our painting ideas. Do we know what we want to say in our paintings before engaging in the forming processes? What makes a good painting? Are we aware of why we are actually drawn to a particular subject or reference materials? How aware are we of light and it’s movement throughout the composition?  Is painting a slavish reproduction of photo reference? These are a few of the questions that will be explored in this 2 day workshop.

The workshop will focus on moving into the painting process with a clearer concept or  idea of what we want to say in the finished painting. This could begin with photos and sketches or combinations of both. Other considerations may include thoughts, symbols and emotions connected to what we are setting out to express in our work. Technical issues related to the chosen media will be addressed . Attention will be given to a greater awareness of visual relationships in painting including, line, shape, composition and design, edges, color relationships  (hue, value, intensity), light structure and passage, and texture or surface qualities.

Workshop participants are encouraged to paint in there own style or chosen direction (ex. representational, non-representational).

Watercolour , oils or acrylics may be used in this workshop. It is recommended that participants choose one only for the 2 day cycle.

Link:   artsociety.ca

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