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How to Not be Afraid of Painting in Oils (ages 17 to adult)

March 5 - March 6

$150.00

Saturday, March 5 & Sunday, March 6

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Instructor: Laureen Marchand
Whether it’s from ideas about safety or about tradition, many artists are uncertain about using oil paints. This workshop will demonstrate not only that artists’ oils can be non-toxic and safe, but also that they are meant to be used in as many ways as there are artists. Students will learn colour mixing, varying application techniques, how to adapt oils to their own subjects and ways of working, and how generous oil painting can be. Students will also learn safe studio practice and how to use oils without solvents or smell.

During this two-day workshop, students will have the opportunity to develop their compositional and planning skills, find different ways of mark-making that are personal and relevant, use a range of tools, and make and build on mistakes and accidents.

There will be an hour-long lunch break each day.

*All materials for art classes are included in your class fee.

 

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Start:
March 5
End:
March 6
Cost:
$150.00
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Venue

Dickson Community Centre
751 Lorne Street West
Swift Current, SK S9H 0J7
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New Ideas in Painting in Oils or Acrylic (ages 17 to adult)

May 7 - May 8

$150.00

Saturday, May 7 & Sunday, May 8

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Instructor: Laureen Marchand
Artists of any level, from beginners to experienced, will find inspiration, and learn new skills during a weekend painting workshop with well-known Saskatchewan artist and teacher Laureen Marchand.

Learn to create more interesting compositions, mix the colours you see, use light and shade effectively, and work successfully with your chosen materials. This workshop is designed to adapt to each individual’s needs, and Laureen will help participants to communicate their own vision and work with their own particular challenges.

The weekend will concentrate on bringing your own unique personality and gifts to your creation of art. The initial direction will be given with regard to the subject matter. If you also have specific subjects you want to use, such as objects, photographs, or ideas, please bring them.
There will be an hour-long lunch break each day.

*All materials for art classes are included in your class fee.

 

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Start:
May 7
End:
May 8
Cost:
$150.00
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Venue

Dickson Community Centre
751 Lorne Street West
Swift Current, SK S9H 0J7
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Laureen Marchand: How to Not be Afraid of Painting in Oils

October 23, 2021 - October 24, 2021

Whether it’s from ideas about safety or about tradition, many artists are uncertain about using oil paints. This workshop will demonstrate not only that artists’ oils can be non-toxic and safe, but also that they are meant to be used in as many ways as there are artists. Students will learn colour mixing, varying application techniques, how to adapt oils to their own subjects and ways of working, and how generous oil painting can be. Students will also learn safe studio practice and how to use oils without solvents or smell.

During this two-day workshop, students will have the opportunity to develop their compositional and planning skills, find different ways of mark-making that are personal and relevant, use a range of tools, and make and build on mistakes and accidents.

Details

Start:
October 23, 2021
End:
October 24, 2021
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Venue

Dickson Community Centre
751 Lorne Street West
Swift Current, SK S9H 0J7
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Bonnie Gilmour: It Happens in Wheel Time: Potter’s Wheel Workshop

September 24, 2021 - September 26, 2021

In this intensive 3-day workshop, students will learn advanced wheel-throwing techniques from established Saskatchewan ceramicist Bonnie Gilmour. Bonnie creates expressive, wheel-thrown forms ranging in scale from monumental – architecturally inspired public art to primitive – historically informed pieces for the personal collector, and one-of-a-kind commissions. Her work has been exhibited nationally and her pieces are in private collections worldwide. When not attending international ceramic residencies, she hosts destination workshops that cater to corporate executives, school children and everyone in between. Bonnie’s passion is clay, and her artistry is engaged at its most elevated occasion when she shares the techniques and unlimited potential of its “essence” – mud.

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Start:
September 24, 2021
End:
September 26, 2021
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Dickson Community Centre
751 Lorne Street West
Swift Current, SK S9H 0J7
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Charley Farrero and Tim Moore: Making a Scene: Ceramic Slip Casting Collage

August 18, 2021 - August 21, 2021

In this intensive 4 day workshop, participants will learn the art of ceramic slip-casting and creating a 3-dimensional collage from renowned Saskatchewan artists Charley Farrero and Tim Moore. Charley’s exhibition A Certain Detour is currently being shown at Art Gallery of Swift Current.  Originally from Paris, France, Charley Farrero has worked as a ceramic artist since 1972. His ceramics work has been exhibited worldwide. Tim Moore is a Métis artist whose work revolves around identity within Canadian post-colonial constructs. His work challenges a multitude of media from collage to mixed material sculpture and has been shown nationally. Charley’s thoughtfully spontaneous ceramic collages combined with Moore’s cheeky representations are sure to intrigue and develop the imagination of participants while learning the fundamental skills of collage and ceramics.

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Start:
August 18, 2021
End:
August 21, 2021
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Venue

Dickson Community Centre
751 Lorne Street West
Swift Current, SK S9H 0J7
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Heather Benning & Phil Tremblay (of Julienne Atelier): The Bronze Age

November 18, 2020 - November 21, 2020

Explore Lost Wax Bronze Casting.
This class will focus on:

  • Oil Clay modelling
  • Silicone mold-making with an acrylic hard-shell mother mold
  • Lost-wax casting using ceramic shell
  • Wax casting
  • Bronze Pouring
  • Patinas
  • Resin Casting
  • Original ceramic sculptures
  • Presentations on the use of bronze casting in contemporary and historic art practices.

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Start:
November 18, 2020
End:
November 21, 2020
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Venue

Dickson Community Centre
751 Lorne Street West
Swift Current, SK S9H 0J7