Demo/Workshop calendar and upcoming shows 2013|
Check out these scheduled events|
Saturday Feb 16th,2013|
1 day workshop
"The Joy Of Mops" which explores mop brushes as a unique means of new expression in your work.
Marsh St. Painters Clarksburg|
March 26th, 2013 9am -1pm
The Joy Of Mop Brushes
Society Of York Region Artists|
Demonstration evening Tuesday, April 9th, 2013|
Workshop evenings Wednesday, April 17th and April 24th
Willowdale Group Of Artists - Banbury Centre|
May 22nd Wet On Wet - Controlling Edges and Shapes|
May 29th Working With Negative Shapes
Orillia Fine Arts Association June 5th and 6th 2013|
- "The Joy Of Mop Brushes"
- "Making Negative Shapes Work For You"
- "Building On An Abstract Background"
- "Developing Paintings On Terraskin"
Blue Mountain School of Landscape Painting|
June 17th - 21st 2013|
Combining on-location sketching sessions with studio work to develop finished paintings. Several watercolour techniques will be explored including controlling wet on wet shapes, discovering the joy of mop brushes, and building paintings on an abstract background.
The volunteers for this workshop venue are extremely well organized to give great value for the money. There are wonderul locations to sketch, and bring back to the studio for painting afterward.
I have brochures I can mail out upon request.
Bridgewater Retreat Workshop at Tweed|
Sun July 7th to Thur July 11th 2013|
Title: Exploring Loose Watercolour
The overall focus of the workshop is to introduce artists to a spontaneous approach to watercolour. Merv`s love of nature and architectural subjects are transformed into beautiful washes of striking colour and loose detail. We will explore wet in wet painting looking at control of shapes and edges, working with mop brushes to create luscious vibrant work, building paintings on an abstract background, and painting with negative shapes.
Duration: 4 days
Course is limited to 20
Suitable for beginners with some experience, intermediate & advanced painters
Old terrycloth towel to cover your painting board.
(1) 1” or 1.5” flat brush
(1) #1 and (1) # 6 mop brushes (or other mops you may already have in small and medium size)
Arches 140lb cold press paper (5 sheets)
Note: No special colours required. Just bring your other regular painting supplies.
Details of Workshop day by day
Sunday evening will be get-acquainted time with a demonstration.
Each morning and after lunch session Monday through Wednesday begin with a demonstration followed by participant paint time under the guidance of the instructor until the session ends. After dinner each evening will be available for a critique time of the days` results.
Monday will focus on wet in wet technique, with emphasis on control of shapes and edges while working on a wet surface.
Tuesday will be working with mop brushes to create juicy, vibrant work in the morning and painting with negative shapes in the afternoon.
Wednesday will be about building paintings on an a splattered, abstract background while saving some interesting white textural shapes.
Thursday morning will be available to finish previous days` work, with mini demos to answer specific technical questions.
$120.00 per person (including taxes), per day, double occupancy; includes three meals per day,
unlimited use of studio and on-site facilities. Guests are required to provide their own sheets (single
bed) and towels. Please also bring a flashlight. No pets. All cabins are smoke free. Please wear
comfortable walking shoes, as the terrain is uneven. We are unable to accommodate individual
specific dietary needs.
Check in between 4:00pm - 6:00.pm. Dinner at 6:30pm.
There will be a cancellation fee of 25% charged after July 15th on accommodation fees.
For information on Bridgewater Retreat visit: www.bridgewaterretreat.ca
To book course contact:
The course fee is $195.oo with $50.00 payable upon booking
as a deposit.
To book accommodation contact: Bridgewater Retreat
(613) 478-6116, or toll free at 1-888-478-6116
"Comprehensive Watercolour Techniques"
- Working wet on wet (controlling edges and shapes)
- Painting abstractly on terraskin
- A monochrome approach of 3 values
- Board and batten (barnboard effect)
- Painting with glazes (shapes on shapes)
- Developing a detailed painting on a splatter background
Note: participants will need 2 sheets of terraskin plus normal painting supplies
Marsh Street Painters Clarksburg|
Full day workshop - Includes sketching on location prior to exploring techniques which will be appropriate to develop paintings from the sketches.
Orangeville Art Group |