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Adult Art Workshops

ADULT PROGRAMS FALL/WINTER 2018/2019

We believe everyone is an artist at the Creative Palette.  Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing environment where both beginners and advanced artists can come and relax and create art using different methods and materials with an experienced artist.  Come and experience a home-based studio for smaller more specialized classes.  We will be offering "en plein aire" classes, figurative classes using live models, and different art forms including sculpture, mixed media and painting both indoors and out.  Check regularly for new workshops!  Our workshops for adults ages 16 and older are usually Tuesday mornings or Friday nights for adults!  

 

Still life Drawing and Painting in Watercolour Batik

Join us for this 3 Day workshop where you will learn how to use thumbnails to choose a composition working from a still life setup.  Good instruction on how to see and draw from 3 dimension to transform a drawing ready to paint.  Continue your study of light, tone and colour as you learn how to create a watercolour batik on rice paper.  Techniques in pen and ink linework and colour theory will be a part of this great workshop.  Seasonal stillife setup could include fruit, flower, lantern and or a vase.  All 3 classes should be taken together for success in this workshop.  Suitable for beginners.

Available on Tuesdays Nov. 13th, and 20th & 27th, 2018 from 10:30 am to 1 pm

Cost is $185 plus HST and includes all supplies. 

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Still life Drawing and Painting in Acrylics

Join us for this 3 Day workshop where you will learn how to use thumbnails to choose a composition working from a still life setup.  Good instruction on how to see and draw from 3 dimension to transform a drawing ready to paint.  Continue your study of light, tone and colour as you learn how to apply acrylics in bold, thick strokes. Techniques in the painterly method will be demonstrated on a 12 x 16" canvas provided.  Suitable for beginnes.

Fridays Nov. 23rd & 30th and Dec. 7th from 6:30 to 9 pm

Cost is $195 plus HST and includes all supplies for this 3 day workshop. 

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Pen & Ink Lantern - Techniques in Zentangles

Come and join us for this fun 1 day workshop where you will learn basic techniques in pen & ink to create a design using numbers or symbols to decorate a lantern.  You will draw and ink a template that you will shade in black in white ink.  Your drawing will be scanned, duplicated and printed on rice paper and adhered to a glass lantern provided.  (Please note you will have to wait a week to pick up your completed lantern).  This class is available to teens and/or adults.  Create a gift for someone for the holidays!  Great class to take with your teen!

Available on Tues. Dec. 11th from 10:30 am to 1 pm

 Cost is $68 plus HST per person and includes the lantern. (NOW FULL!) 

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Watercolour & Ink Fruit and Fabric

Using traditional watercolour techniques with new masking fluid pens, ink and gel pens create a unique piece that is individual to you.  Bring a fabric sample from home and your favourite piece of fruit or use one of the many samples provided and learn some tips and tricks to draw, compose, paint and ink your special work of art.  Great class for beginners or experienced artists who want to try mixing mediums to create a detailed painting.  This class runs for 3 consecutive Tuesdays.

Available on Tuesdays Jan. 22nd, 29th and Feb. 5th, 2019, from 10:30 am to 1 pm

Cost is $185 plus HST and includes all supplies. 

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Watercolour Batik Winter Trees

Watercolour Batiks are a unique way to bring texture and line work into your watercolours.  Using wax as a resist and a way to hold colour create a simply stunning piece of art on transparent rice paper using 4 layers of colour.  This class is a great class for both beginners and experienced.  You will create two paintings in two days.  Evenings or days are available.

Available on Fridays Feb. 1st and 8th, 2019, from 6:30 to 9 pm

or Tuesdays Feb. 19th & 26th, 2019, from 10:30 am to 1 pm

Cost is $125 plus HST and includes all supplies. 

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Scratchboard - From Your Photo!

It is a very simple process to change your favourite photo into a black and white version on scratchboard.  Come and learn how to reproduce your favourite photo onto a piece of scratchboard and score with a special blade to bring out the highlights with lines.  Easy step-by-step instructions using traditional scratchboard blades.  People will be amazed with your talent.  Great class to do with a friend on a Friday night.  Beginners welcome!

Available on Friday Feb. 22nd, 2019, from 6:30 to 9 pm

Cost is $65 plus HST and includes all supplies. 

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ADULT PROGRAMS SPRING 2019

Acrylic Stillife Painting - Bold Strokes

Great class to join if you are looking how to apply colour in a 'painterly' manner with bold strokes of texture. Working mainly with a still life setup and the addition of photographs, participants will begin to learn how to prepare your canvas and to see in simple shapes as they do a tonal study.  Applying paint in a thick manner we will explore a more impressionistic and simplified approach to applying the paint. 

Available on Tuesdays March 26th, April 2nd and 9th, 2019 from 10:30 am to 1 pm

Cost is $199 plus HST and includes all supplies. 

 

 

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Stain Glass Pen & Ink Zentangles

This is a great 2 day program for those who love to doodle and would like to add colour to their doodles.  Great instruction on how to come up with a design in pencil and ink for the first class.  Your image can be abstract in nature or representational like the dragonfly.  By the second class I will have made your art into a reproduction on rice paper that you can paint with inks and glass paints.  A piece of glass can be provided for you to mount your image on.  All supplies are included, but a frame around your art is extra.  Great fun for beginners or advanced artists.

Available on Fridays April 5th and 12th from 6:30 to 9 pm

or Tuesdays April 23rd and 30th from 10:30 am to 1 pm

Cost is $105 plus HST and includes all supplies. 

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Intuitive Art - Acrylic Pour with Alcohol Inks

Come and explore your inner creative spirit in this fun and easy non-representational art workshop.  On the first class you will learn about complimentary, tertiary and analogous colours as you choose and mix your colours.  As you let your paint flow and ebb you will pick up your canvas and allow the paint to flow and expand.  Once dry, in the second class you can use alcohol inks and gel pens to enhance and add to your painting.  All supplies are included.  Limited spaces.  Messy but so much fun!

Available on Fridays April 26th and May 3rd from 6:30 to 8:15 pm

or Tuesdays May 28th and June 4th from 10:30 am to 12:15 pm

Cost is $105 plus HST and includes all supplies. 

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More workshops are added frequently, so please check regularly.  A minimum of 5 participants for a class to run.  Our single day or evening workshops are designed to give adults a chance to just come out and try an art class in a relaxed, step-by-step environment.  Why not come out and see what you can do in just a few hours!  All supplies are included.  (Exception is the nuno-felting class where bubble wrap and a rolling pin is required.) Price ScheduleAll supplies included in first workshop. Prices negotiable for continuing workshops.Private Lesson $75 per hour

2-4 participants $35 per person per hour
5-8 participants $25 per person per hour

If you wish to participate with other creative people in a medium of your choice you are welcome to give us a call and we will do our best to put a group of people together for you!

"Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing."
-Marc Chagall

"The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable."
-Robert Henri

"When it is working, you completely go to another place, you are tapping into things that are totally universal, completely beyond your ego and your own self. That's what it is all about."
-Ketih Haring

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Shelly Melnyk

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"One word: 'Awesome!' Heather’s skills & talent as an artist combined with her warm, enthusiastic inclusive approach have afforded my daughter to grow and explore her creative passion. The variety of mediums helped her to try new things and create pieces she is truly proud to show. The technique and theory help to round out her whole learning experience. Thank you Heather!" Shelly Melnyk

Ruth Rankin

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"Our daughter has thoroughly enjoyed every class that she’s taken with Heather. So much so, that she invited friends to an art class birthday party. Lots of fun! It’s been a great balance to add a creative activity to her extra-curricular activities." Ruth Rankin

Pamela Schellling

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"She loves art. We love framing her work. We love the oil pastels and the watercolors. A beautiful smile after every class to go with a fantastic piece of art!" Pamela Schellling

Tracy Link

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"My daughter loves coming to art class with Heather. She loves it so much she has asked to join a second class per week. The pieces she has brought home are beautiful. Our favorite painting is on our fireplace mantel so we can see and enjoy it every day. Heather is very talented and works well with the children. We would recommend this class to everyone." Tracy Link

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