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The Winter Break-a-Brush! Painting Workshop Program
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2018, 04:43:38 PM »
"To be an artist is to believe in life" Henry Moore
The Winter Break-a-Brush! Painting Workshop Program
This Winter, we're looking forward to hosting another exciting workshop series: during 6 workshops, we profile some wonderful painters that changed the course of art and also cover key painting subjects.

Saturday 03 Feb 2018
In the footsteps of the Group of Seven
Whether inspired by the stark and mystical landscapes of Lawren Harris, the lyrical styles of J.E.H. MacDonald and Arthur Lismer or the consummate paint mastery of A.Y. Jackson, join us for a day in the company of the most legendary group of Canadian painters.

Saturday 10 Feb 2018

Limitless Colour
Paintings are invariably more than they seem. This workshop explains how colours work together in practice and develops some key approaches, such as demystifying and mixing for experienced artists and beginners alike. Instruction and coaching will include sound colour theory and a major part will be its application in practical art.  Colour takes paintings to giddy heights or sends them to the depths with little in between!

Saturday 24 Feb 2018
From Klimt to Klee – Expressionism in the 20th century
Through these two very different artists, Gustav Klimt and Paul Klee, we see breadth and diversity in the explosion of creativity in Austria and Germany through first part of the 20th Century, for a fascinating day in the  company of Germanic Expressionists. The National Gallery has just acquired two additional Klimts now on display in the permanent collection:

Saturday 03 Mar 2018
Multiple perspectives - The perfect....imperfect:

This workshop will focus on perspective in a range of real-world environments. Single, two and three-point linear perspective will be covered and perhaps equally importantly, approaches on when to follow the rules and when to break them. We'll investigate how perspective helps with various subjects and styles.

Saturday 17 Mar 2018
The 100th Break-a-Brush workshop – profiling some of our favorite artists and techniques!
Marking our 100th Break-a-Brush workshop, David will review some of his most his favored painting processes and techniques as well as comment on artists that have influenced his work. He will take requests for demos and segments from the participants!

Saturday 24 Mar 2018
People in their environments
This workshop will explore creating vivid living compositions in dry media and paint, working from both live model and photo references. The workshop will exploring people in real world situations - placing people into scenes and compositions.

All Workshops are from 09:30 am to 04:30 pm at Rothwell United Church, 42 Sumac Street, Ottawa, K1J 6P7. $100.00 per session or $75.00 each for bookings of 4 or more sessions. Additional details are found on our website:

These workshops appeal to a wide range of skill levels: from relative beginners to practiced artists wanting to pursue a new style. Together we will dispel myths and develop sound practices, creativity and expression! France and I would like to invite you to join us for an exciting Winter workshop program.

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A memorable season of painting awaits!