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Fall 2017 Workshops

I've just finalized my workshop schedule for the 2017 fall season!  

All workshops take place in the cottage at Cedarvale Park, Georgetown Ontario.  Contact Christy or Credit Valley Artisans to secure your place.

Ad hoc workshops also available.  Come out and paint with me, whether you would like a studio experience (painting from a photograph), or an introduction to painting the Canadian landscape outdoors.  Just shoot me a message and we'll find time.  All levels welcome!

1) Hang a Memory on Your Wall
Sundays in October 15, 22, and 29.  1-4 pm.
Beginner - Intermediate
Cost $100 (CVA members $90)

Bring a photo of your favourite vacation spot, your home town, or any landscape that speaks to you, and Christy will help you turn it into a painting to treasure.  Christy will tailor the lessons to your experience level, covering topics such as composition, brush techniques, and colour mixing - or just how to start!, to more advanced problem solving.

2) Intro to Painting for Kids 5-12
Saturdays in October 14, 21 and 28.  1- 3 pm.
Acrylic (oil also supported).  Materials provided.
Cost $50

Children will work over three weeks to create one or two paintings of a favourite place or treasured object - and so they are encouraged to bring in something that they would like to use for subject matter.  Christy will act as a coach with children but always stresses that they make their own decisions and truly own their painting, as she sees art lessons as a tool to build children's confidence and have fun!

3) Evening Talk: Hints and Tricks to take your Paintings to the Next Level

Friday November 3, 7-9 pm
All mediums, all levels
Cost $20

After several decades of studying art through lessons through her childhood, extensive reading, painting, workshops, and years of night classes at the Toronto School of Art, Christy has learned some painting tricks that were known to the old masters but are rarely taught today.

Learn how to improve your compositions, how to control the path of the eye around the canvas, and how sunlight alters your hues amongst other ideas.

Christy will use old masters, new masters, and local artists' works to illustrate the concepts.  These techniques can be applied in any medium and almost any style.  Come as you are after work, as you won't be painting in this class.  But definitely bring a notebook to record ideas!

4) Fix-It Day
Saturday November 4, 9 - 12 am
Oil or acrylic
Beginner - Intermediate
Cost $30 (CVA members $25)

Do you have artwork sitting in a naughty pile, or thrown in the basement?  Paintings that were great ideas but got stuck?  Come out for this session to find out how they can be resuscitated - and fix them on the spot.  Christy will help with drawing or compositional errors, colour and value problems, or ideas for how to add that special spark.  Later we'll share what we learned with the class, so everyone can learn from the roadblocks that trip us all up!

 Click Here to Register through CVA.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Yours in paint,



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