Monday, November 7, 2016

Winter and Spring Classes and Workshops

(detail picture of current work in progress on my easel)

November 25 PD Day Workshops:
Kids Painting Morning
-Acrylic painting inspired by the Group of Seven
-Ages 7-12 yrs
-Supplies Included
-9:30-11:30am
-$35.00
Teens Drawing Afternoon
-Charcoal drawing based on black and white film stills
-Ages 13-17yrs
-Supplies included
-1:00-3:30pm
-$40.00

Held at Daphne's Studio. To register email artist@daphnecote.com


Winter Painting Party
At The Stony Plain Library, 4613 52ave, Forest Green Plaza, Stony Plain
Saturday, December 3rd, 2:00-4:30pm

Get Creative Painting Through a Winter Wonderland! Join Daphne as she walks you through creating a winter themed painting inspired by past artists. We will use acylic paint, nibble on goodies, listen to christmas music, and chat about art. It's a great way to relax with friends! Bring friends or make friends. Supplies included.
$35.00
To register email artist@daphnecote.com

Self Directed Classes in the Artist's Studio
At Daphne's Studio in Stony Plain

You pick your medium and your reference material that you will work from and Daphne will help you work through your paintings or drawings. Daphne will share tips and techniques on creating works of art as you work on what you want at your own pace. This tutoring and mentoring class is open to all skill levels. Class sizes are small, max. 5 students.

Adults Mondays 6:30-8:30pm  8 week session $160.00
Teens Mondays 4:30-6:00pm  8 week session $120.00
Children Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm 8 week session $80.00

Session One
Mondays January 23rd to March 20th (no class on February 20th)
Tuesdays January 31st to March  21st

Session Two
Mondays May 1st to June 26th (no class on May 22nd)
Tuesdays May 2nd to June 20th

Held at Daphne's Studio. To register email artist@daphnecote.com


Weekend Retreat:Portrait Painting From Life
At The Paint Spot, 10032 81st Ave NW, Edmonton
Friday-Sunday, January 27-29, 2017 Fri: 5:30-8:30pm; Sat & Sun 10:00 am - 4:00pm
$219.00 (includes model fees)

Open to oil AND acrylic painters! Take a weekend retreat and devote yourself only to improving your portrait painting skills. We will cover general topics in portraiture as well as concentrating on the particularities of our models. We will be working from live clothed models focusing on creating likeness. Learning to see and record the individuality of your model is of major importance when you are painting portraits. We will cover facial anatomy and learn to discover the subtleties that are unique to a person's individuality and personality. We will also cover light and shadow, hair, and clothing. You can apply the skills you learn in this class to all your portraiture - in fact your new knowledge and ability will show in all your painting!

To register contact The Paint Spot: 780-432-0240
The Paint Spot Website


Figure Drawing with Daphne Cote
At The Allied Arts Council in Spruce Grove

This course will cover drawing accurate proportions, light and shadow, and creating interesting and dynamic figure drawings in charcoal. We will explore how to capture a persons likeness, personality, and spirit. We will spend half of the classes working from reference material and the other half from live models in an energetic, positive, and encouraging environment that sparks inspiration, creativity, and confidence. Open to students 18yrs+

Thursdays 6:00pm to 8:30pm, February 2nd to March 22nd
To register contact the Allied Arts Council 780-962-0664, alliedac@telus.net, 35-5th Ave, Spruce Grove

(current drawing in progress)


Figure Painting Intensive
At The Paint Spot, 10032 81st Ave NW, Edmonton
March 24th to 26th Fri: 5:30-8:30pm; Sat & Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm

Working from live models we will learn how to paint the human form by starting with a limited pallet developing tone and then building up with color to create lively paintings in either oil or acrylic. We will explore composition, skin tones/color, painting techniques. The class will start with demos and lecture on Friday night. Saturday and Sunday will start with quick painting sketches, bring a bag lunch for an inspirational lunch break with Daphne, and the last hours will cover long poses to create finished paintings. Open to students 18yrs+.

To register contact The Paint Spot: 780-432-0240

Drawing Bootcamp : Making it Look Real
At The Paint Spot, 10032 81st Ave NW, Edmonton
April 1st and 2nd: Sat & Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm

This workshop is packed full of drawing exercises designed to help you to see and learn valuable techniques for drawing the world around you. You will explore, line, light and shadow, perspective, texture, and composition while drawing a variety of subjects. The aim of this workshop is to improve your drawing skills so you can draw anything. 

To register contact The Paint Spot: 780-432-0240

Drawing Class in May Details TBA
At The Paint Spot, 10032 81st Ave NW, Edmonton


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Fall and Winter Classes 2016






BEYOND THE PENCIL: Life Drawing with Charcoal & Conte

This is an ideal class to begin your figure drawing studies or to deepen your understanding and increase your ability to depict the human figure! In this class we will be studying the human form from life using charcoal and Conté. Depending on students’ needs we will be covering anatomy, light and shadow, warm and cool tones, texture, creating mood, likeness, and energy in our drawings. We will be working from quick studies to more completed drawings. If you have drawn only in pencil, this is an excellent introduction to other drawing materials and their uses. Make your figure drawings come alive with these traditional materials, used to create strong or delicate lines, subtle or dramatic shading, and expressive portrayals.
Price: $160.00
Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27 6:00-8:30



OBSERVATIONAL PAINTING: Floral Still-life Weekend

Do you feel the need to improve your observational skills to enhance your paintings? Do you need to know more about how to plan your paintings? Do you want to be able to bring your own style to paintings? Whatever your painting medium, there are skills you need to have in order to go from good to great painting! In this weekend class you can use your choice of oil, acrylic, watercolour, or gouache to learn about painting through observing floral still lifes. This class is excellent to study the technical side of creating a painting while also learning to interpret what you see in order to create a great work of art. We will explore colour, value, composition, paint application methods, and understanding what we see. What we explore in this workshop can be used for painting all subjects. Our goal is to help you gain the knowledge you need to further you painting skills and gain confidence to build on your own personal painting practices.
Price: $147
Saturday & Sunday September 10 & 11 10:00-4:00 EACH DAY



GATHER A BOOK FULL OF IDEAS: In Gouache



This class series is designed to promote exploration, discovery, and recording ideas. We will be dabbling in different genres and subject matter. We will create work in our sketchbooks as we research such things as still life, abstraction, the human figure, portraiture, illustration, landscape, interiors, cityscape, etc. We will look at how to put ideas together and how to work through ideas whether they are based on emotions, politics, morals, specific or general messages, and more. In this class everyone's work will be distinctly different and determined by each student’s own tendencies and interests. We will do all this in gouache, which is an amazing medium to use in a sketchbook as it has many similarities to oii, acrylic, and watercolour painting all combined in a quick-drying and easily portable way. This is a great class series to cultivate ideas to start a body of work or to further one’s own current painting practice in any medium.

You will find many uses for your gouache! It is also a great medium for traveling artists.
Price: $14O
Thursdays September 8, 15, 22, 29 6:00-8:30 PM



WEEKEND RETREAT: PORTRAIT PAINTING FROM LIFE



Open to oil painters AND acrylic painters! Take a weekend retreat and devote yourself only

to improving your portrait painting skills. We will cover general topics in portraiture as well as concentrating on the particularities of our models. We will be working from live clothed models, focusing on creating likeness.

Learning to see and record the individuality of your model is of major importance when you are painting portraits. We will cover facial anatomy and learn to discover the subtleties that are unique to a person’s individuality and

personality. We will also cover light and shadow, hair, and clothing. You can apply the skills you learn in this class to all your portraiture in fact your new knowledge and ability will show in all your painting!

Price: $219
Friday-Sunday  October 21-23
Friday 5:30-8:30 & Sat & Sun 10:00-4:00 PM


SEMI-PRIVATE SELF DIRECTED LESSONS

 In the artist’s studio


Teens:
6 Mondays 4:30-6:00 PM starting Sept 12
Price: $90
FULL



Adults:
6 Tuesdays 12:00-2:00 PM starting Sept 13
Price: $120
Open spaces



6 Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm starting Sept 12
Price: $120
2 Spaces open


KIDS CLASS

Located at Stony Plain Library
Ages 7-12
6 Saturdays 10:00-11:30 starting October 1
Price: $120
2 classes each drawing, charcoal & painting.

To register contact Daphne at artist@daphnecote.com
Classes are prorated for late registrations

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Art Classes and Workshops Spring and Summer 2016

The following classes and workshops will be held
at:
The Stony Plain Public Library
4613 52 Ave, Stony Plain

Kids Classes and Workshops

Kids Drawing Classes ages 10-17yrs
Supplies provided.
Using pencil, charcoal, conte, and pen we will be
using different techniques to create interesting and
dynamic works of art. There will be a heavy focus
on light and shadows through the exploration of
shading, crosshatching, and line weight.
-6 Tuesdays 4-5pm May 3rd to June 7th
$85.00
-3 Tuesdays June 21, 28, and July 5th $42.00

Kids Painting Classes ages 10-17yrs
Supplies provided.
We will spend 1/3 classes exploring watercolor,
1/3classes on acrylic, and 1/3classes on oil paint
(with no solvents). We will learn different
techniques and the elements of design while looking
at different types of subject matter.
-6 Tuesdays 5:15-6:15pm May 3rd to June 7th
$100.00
-3 Tuesdays June 21, 28, and July 5th $95.00

PD Day Kids Craft ages 2-7yrs
Create 2 decorative candle holders while learning
about color theory.
Parents welcome. Supplies provided.
May 20th 1-2pm $15.00

PD Day Kids Paint Afternoon ages 8-14yrs
Create a painting based on Van Gogh’s Starry
Night. We will learn about color, brushstrokes,
and art history. Supplies Provided.
May 20th 2-3pm $15.00

Kids Craft Mornings ages 2-10yrs old
Get creative! Learn concepts of art and design
through play! Each Saturday we will create a
different craft projects TBA. Parents and
families welcome. A great inspiring way to
break up the summer.
Supplies provided.
$20.00 per class per student. $100.00 for all 6
Saturdays.Discount for siblings.
Saturday June 18th 10:30am-12pm
Saturday June 25th 10:30am-12pm
Saturday July 9th 10:30am-12pm
Saturday July 23rdth 10:30am-12pm
Saturday August 6th 10:30am-12pm
Saturday August 13h 10:30am-12pm

Workshops for All

Mother’s Day Weekend Floral Oil Painting Workshop
Saturday May 7th 10am-4pm
Open to all skill levels and ages.
Bring your mom or loving supporter, friend,
partner, or family member to celebrate
mothers day weekend with a workshop that
inspires creative growth while oil painting
fresh cut flowers. This workshop is all about
color and brush strokes. We start with looking
at inspiring paintings and dive in with lots of
one on one instruction.
Bring your own supplies or have supplies
provided for $30.00 (for two people)
Two person registration: $110.00
Single registration: $70.00

Father’s Day Weekend The Personal Sketchbook
Workshop
Saturday June 18th 12-3pm
An afternoon for all ages as we explore several ways
to creatively use a sketchbook that reflects you and
your life. How to capture what’s going on around
you or to creatively record your ideas. We will be
using pencil, watercolor, and pen. We will be
looking at other artists sketchbooks for ideas and
inspiration.
Bring your own supplies or have supplies provided
for $20.00.
Two person registration: $50.00
Single registration: $35.00

Adults Classes and Workshops

Expanding Painting Practice
In your choice of oil, acrylic, watercolor, or gouache
we will be exploring different subject matter and
genres of painting which will push us to learn new
techniques. This class is open to all skill levels, this
is a great way to explore painting whether you’re
new to painting or to build on already existing skills
of an intermediate or professional level. Supplies
required.
-6 Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm May 3rd to June 7th
$190.00
-3 Tuesdays June 21, 28, and July 5th $95.00
-3 Tuesdays July 12, 19, and 26th $95.00

Drawing: Making It Look Real
Great for beginners and intermediate skill levels. We
will explore different drawing techniques with the
goal of being able to draw the world around us.
There will be strong emphasis on shading, texture,
and composition.
Bring your own supplies or have supplies provided
for $20.00
-6 Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm May 3rd to June 7th
$190.00
-3 Tuesdays June 21, 28, and July 5th $95.00
-3 Tuesdays July 12, 19, and 26th $95.00

Painting or Drawing from Photos Workshop
Saturday July 23rd 12-3pm $40.00
Bring in 5 to 10 of your photo images either
professionally printed (must be on photo paper) or
on a tablet and we will go through what to look for
in reference material and how to use reference
material to get across your ideas. This is open to all
subject matter from figurative, landscape, cityscape,
still life, even abstract. We will then start on one
painting/drawing using the medium of our choice.
Open to all skill levels. A great way to get an
artwork practice going. Supplies required.

Adults Paint Night Cityscape in Acrylics
Friday July 29th 6-9pm
We will be working from images of night time
cityscapes to create dramatic paintings. A great
beginners painting class. Similar to paint from
photos.
Bring your own supplies or have supplies provided
for $20.00 (for two people)
Two person registration: $65.00
Single registration: $40.00

Portrait Painting Workshop
Saturday May 14th 10am-4pm
$70.00 (this includes model fee)
We will be working from live clothed models with a
focus on creating likeness. We will cover facial
anatomy and discovering the subtleties that describe
a persons individuality and personality. We will also
learn about light and shadow, painting hair, and
clothing. This workshop goes well with the previous
nights free portrait painting demo by Daphne. Get
inspired and the next day get your brushes wet. All
skill levels welcome.Supplies Required either oil
paint or acrylic.

Figure Drawing Workshop
Working in charcoal from a live model we will
discover the nuances and magnificence of the
human form. We will practice measuring and
proportion, how to create volume,
understanding anatomy, along with expressive
mark making.
Bring your own supplies or have them
provided for $15.00
-Friday June 3rd 5:30-8:30pm
& Saturday June 4th 10am-4pm
$125.00 (this includes model fee)
-Friday July 15th 6-9pm $45.00(this includes
model fee)

Art in the Park
Plein Aire painting outside at Rotary Park in
Stony Plain. Using your choice of either
acrylic, oil, watercolor, or gouache we will be
painting the beautiful park around us. There
will be a heavy focus on color.
Supplies required including easel.
-Sunday June 26th 12-3pm $25.00
-Sunday July 17th 12-3pm $25.00
-Sunday July 31st 12-3pm $25.00

To Register of if you have any Questions
contact Daphne at:
artist@daphnecote.com

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Art Classes and Workshops April, May, and June 2016

A Message from the Instructor: 
During my classes and workshops I strive to create a positive and encouraging environment for my students to feel inspired. In all my classes I work one on one with each student with the belief that not one student is at the exact same skill level as another nor do the students have the same tastes in style or preference in artist practice, each person is unique and brings something different to class. My goal is for students to leave feeling confident to continue to practice their skills and create art at home.
-Daphne


The following classes and workshops will be held at:
The Stony Plain Public Library
4613 52 Ave, Stony Plain


Art Classes and Workshops
for
Adults and Children

Kids Classes and Workshops

Kids Drawing Classes ages 10-17yrs
6 Tuesdays 4-5pm May 3rd to June 7th
$85.00 Supplies provided.
Using pencil, charcoal, conte, and pen we will be using different techniques to create interesting and dynamic works of art. There will be a heavy focus on light and shadows through the exploration of shading, crosshatching, and line weight.

Kids Painting I Classes ages 10-17yrs
3 Wednesdays 5:15-6:15pm Apr.6, 13, 27.
$50.00 Supplies provided.
We will spend 1 class exploring watercolor, 1 class on acrylic, and 1 class on oil paint (with no solvents). We will learn different techniques and the elements of design while looking at different types of subject matter.

Kids Painting II Classes ages 10-17yrs
6 Tuesdays 5:15-6:15pm May 3rd to June 7th
$100.00 Supplies provided.
We will spend 2 classes exploring watercolor, 2 classes on acrylic, and 2 classes on oil paint (with no solvents). We will learn different techniques and the elements of design while looking at different types of subject matter. Projects in this class will be different than Kids Painting I.

Workshop for All

Floral Oil Painting with Mom Workshop
Saturday May 7th 10am-4pm
Open to all skill levels and ages.
Bring your mom or loving supporter to celebrate mothers day weekend with a workshop that inspires creative growth while oil painting fresh cut flowers. This workshop is all about color and brush strokes. We start with looking at inspiring paintings and dive in with lots of one on one instruction.
Bring your own supplies or have supplies provided for $30.00
Two person registration: $110.00
Single registration: $70.00

To Register of if you have any Questions contact Daphne at:
artist@daphnecote.com


Interested in private instruction or a customized course? Contact Daphne.


Adults Classes and Workshops

Expanding Painting Practice
6 Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm May 3rd to June 7th $190.00
In your choice of oil, acrylic, watercolor, or gouache we will be exploring different subject matter and genres of painting which will push us to learn new techniques. This class is open to all skill levels, this is a great way to explore painting whether you’re new to painting or to build on already existing skills of an intermediate or professional level. Supplies required.

Drawing: Making It Look Real
6 Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm May 3rd to June 7th
$190.00
Great for beginners and intermediate skill levels. We will explore different drawing techniques with the goal of being able to draw the world around us. There will be strong emphasis on shading, texture, and composition.
Bring your own supplies or have supplies provided for $20.00

Paint from Photos Workshop
Friday April 8th 6-9:30pm $40.00
Bring in 5 to 10 of your photo images either professionally printed (must be on photo paper) or on a tablet and we will go through what to look for in reference material and how to use reference material to get across your ideas. This is open to all subject matter from figurative, landscape, cityscape, still life, even abstract. We will then start on one painting using the medium of our choice. Open to all skill levels. Supplies required.

Portrait Painting Workshop
Saturday May 14th 10am-4pm
$70.00 (this includes model fee)
We will be working from live clothed models with a focus on creating likeness. We will cover facial anatomy and discovering the subtleties that describe a persons individuality and personality. We will also learn about light and shadow, painting hair, and clothing. This workshop goes well with the previous nights free portrait painting demo by Daphne. Get inspired and the next day get your brushes wet. All skill levels welcome.Supplies Required either oil paint or acrylic.

Figure Drawing Workshop
Friday June 3rd 5:30-8:30pm
& Saturday June 4th 10am-4pm
$125.00 (this includes model fee)
Working in charcoal from a live model we will discover the nuances and magnificence of the human form. We will practice measuring and proportion, how to create volume, understanding anatomy, along with expressive mark making.
Supplies required.

Art in the Park
Sunday June 26th 12-3pm
$25.00
Plein Aire painting outside at Rotary Park in Stony Plain. Using your choice of either acrylic, oil, watercolor, or gouache we will be painting the beautiful park around us. There will be a heavy focus on color.
Supplies required including easel.


To Register of if you have any Questions contact Daphne at:

artist@daphnecote.com



“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
-Thomas Merton


Contact or follow Daphne Côté:
Instagram:@daphnecoteartist
Twitter: @DaphneCoteArt



Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Adults and Kids Classes/Workshops and Free Live Demo


Free Live Demo March 11th 6-8pm
Come and join me for a free live demo. You can see me in action while I paint a portrait from life using oil paint. You will also be able to ask me questions as I work. (It's a great way to get inspired before the Portrait Painting Workshop taking place the next day). It will be a great Friday evening. Bring a friend and make it a date!
The demo and following classes and workshops will be held at the 
Stony Plain Public Library 4613 52 Ave, Stony Plain, AB

Adult Classes and Workshops

Expanding Painting Practices 
6 Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm Mar.2, 9, 23, and Apr.6, 13,27. $190.00
In your choice of oil,acrylic, watercolor, or gouache we will be exploring different subject matter and genres of painting which will push us to learn new techniques. This is a great way to explore painting. this course is fantastic for all skill levels. Supplies required.

Paint from Photos Workshop 

Friday April 8th 6-9:30pm $40.00
Bring in 5 to 10 of your photo images either professionally printed or on a tablet and we will go through what to look for in reference material and how to use reference material to get across your ideas. This is open to all subject matter from figurative, landscape, cityscape, still life, even abstract. We will then start on one painting using the medium of your choice. Open to all skill levels. Supplies required.

Portrait Painting Workshop 
Saturday March 12th 10am- 4pm $70.00
We will be working from live clothed models with a focus on creating likeness. We will cover facial anatomy and discovering the subtleties that describe a persons individuality and personality. We will also cover light and shadow, hair, and clothing. This workshop goes well with the previous nights free portrait painting demo by Daphne. Get inspired and the next day get your brushes wet. Supplies required.
Kids Classes and Workshops 

Kids Drawing Classes ages 10-17yrs 
6 Wednesdays 4-5pm Mar.2, 9, 23, and Apr.6, 13,27. $85.00
Using pencil, charcoal, conte, and pen we will be using different techniques to create interesting and dynamic works of art. There will be a heavy focus on light and shadows through the exploration of shading, crosshatching, and line weight. Supplies provided.

Kids Painting Classes ages 10-17yrs
6 Wednesdays 5:15-6:16pm Mar.2, 9, 23, and Apr.6, 13,27. $100.00
We will spend 2 classes exploring watercolor, 2 classes on acrylic, and 2 classes on oil
paint (with no solvents). We will learn different techniques and the elements of design while looking at different types of subject matter. Supplies provided.


Kids Spring Break Workshops March 29th and 31st 
Charcoal Drawing ages 8-13yrs 10am-11am
Acrylic Painting ages 8-13yrs 11am-12pm
Making It Look Real Drawing and Painting* 10-17yrs 12-1:30pm
Fees: $30.00 for one class $50.00 for two classes, and Young Aspiring Artists Special $75.00 for all three. 
(*$35.00 for this single class) Supplies provided.


 To register or if you have any questions please email Daphne artist@daphnecote.com 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Creating Portraits Workshop April 2015

Portrait Sketch of Ava

Creating Portraits Workshop
April 25th 12-5pm
Cost: $65.00
Location: Stony Plain Library, #112, 4613-52ave. Stony Plain

In the drawing or painting medium of your choice, learn about the facial structure in order to create more accurate portraits. Instructed by Daphne Côté who has experience in almost every medium. This one afternoon workshop is open to all skill levels.

To register email Daphne artist@daphnecote.com



Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Upcoming Workshops

I will be instructing two workshops on Thursday nights this March and May in Edmonton.
Please contact The Paint Spot to register

There is also space still available in my Creating a Portrait workshop, contact Daphne to register.


Bringing Life to Figure Drawing
Description
Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2015   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Through the use of a live model we will study the human form to create greater likeness, more accurate proportion, depth and volume through tonal values, as well as liveliness in our drawings. Instruction is both group-oriented and tailored to students’ personal interests and skill levels, with one-to-one attention for each student. Demos will be included. The class environment will be encouraging, positive, and energetic. Students will leave with skills to continue figure drawing on their own.
Participants receive a 20% discount on these supplies:
2B pencil, sketchbook (at least 8x10"), vine charcoal, charcoal pencil  AND while charcoal pencil, utility knife for sharpening, brown craft paper or neutral-coloured paper (pad, about 18x24”), kneaded eraser AND white eraser




Bringing Life to Figure Painting
Description
Thursdays, May 7, 14, 21, & 28   6 PM - 9 PM
Through the use of a live model we will study the human form to create greater likeness, more accurate proportion, depth and volume through studying skin tones. You will learn to add liveliness with brushstrokes and colour. Instruction is both group-oriented and tailored to students’ personal interests and skill levels, with one-to-one attention for each student. Demos are included. The class environment will be encouraging, positive, and energetic. Students will leave with skills to continue figure drawing on their own.
(The cost of this class includes the model fee.)
Participants receive a 20% discount on these supplies:
2B pencil
Sketchbook (at least 8x10”)
Walnut oil
M Graham oil paint: Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow, Burnt Umber,  Burnt Sienna, Titanium White
Brushes: 2 Rounds, size 8 or 10; at least 3 Brights, Flats, or Filberts, size 8
Canvasboards:
5   8x10”
3  11x14”
3  16x20”
Palette, 16x12” or larger
Please bring some painting rags. You may also wish to bring suitable painting clothes, a snack, and a drink.
By the instructor’s request: ABSOLUTELY NO SOLVENTS!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Creating a Portrait Workshop

February 28, 10am-5pm

This workshop welcomes all skill levels and is open to almost all mediums, graphite, charcoal, conte, pastel, oil paint, acrylic, watercolor, etc. (no loose pigments)

Space is limited, please register early.

Workshop Fee: $95.00
For Questions or to Register contact Daphne by email artist@daphnecote.com


Monday, January 19, 2015

Edmonton Journal Artpic: Growing Up No. 9

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Artpic+Growing+Daphne+Cote/10735829/story.html
Take a look at this piece featuring my work in the Edmonton Journal written by Fish Griwkowsky. 
Here: Artpic: Growing Up No. 9

Exhibition at Naess Gallery (Paint Spot, 10032 81 Avenue); on view until February 17.

Closing Reception: Thursday, February 12 6-9pm.

Facebook Event.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

My Gift to You, a New Painting Demo Video!




Happy Holidays to all!
  Here is my first, ever, painting demo video. It is of the process I took to create a commissioned painting titled: Dear Jocelan.
   It is with my sincerest thanks and gratitude to all of those that have encouraged, supported, and inspired me over this past incredible year. I can't wait for all that the New Year brings!
Thank you!




Monday, December 15, 2014

Portrait Society of Canada: Miracle of the Portrait People's Choice

Two of my paintings are being considered by the Portrait Society of Canada for their Miracle of the Portrait competition, winners to be announced December 20th. Please take a moment to vote for the People's Choice Award - vote here.
Self Portrait, 16"x20', Oil on Board, 2014

Dear Jocelan, 16"x20", Oil on Linen, 2014


Monday, December 1, 2014

Figure Drawing Workshop


January 9, 6-9pm and January 10, 10am-4pm

This two day workshop will be focusing on tonal value techniques to create realistic 3 dimensional drawings from a live model. This workshop welcomes all skill levels and will also cover other aspects of figure drawing according to students needs, such as: anatomy, line weight, and composition.

Space is limited, please register early.

Cost: $130.00 + $20.00 model fee: total $150.00

To register or if you have any questions please email Daphne: artist@daphnecote.com

Saturday, November 22, 2014

SPARKS, show of new paintings


I hope you can join me at the opening reception on Saturday November 29th from 2-5pm. This show is of new works fresh from my studio and I can't wait to share them with you.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Summer Portrait Project 2014

 
 
 
What an unexpected wonderful experience!

Here's the background behind my Summer Portrait Project:
It all started out when a course I was registered to ...take was cancelled (although I instruct courses, I like to learn from others as well to grow in my own practice). I sat down and reflected on where I was in my art career and process. I had paid for models all year and recently I had people starting to offer to model for me for free, refusing payment and only wanting to be apart of my creations and hoping to inspire, which is such an extraordinary gift that makes me speechless. I also have been paying for conferences and courses, all my supplies, and at the end of the day I have hundreds of paintings laying around. I asked myself if there was a way to further my education, without cost besides my time, with less traveling and where by the products of my studies don't lay around my studio collecting dust. That's when I came up with my Summer Portrait Project. These were the guide lines: To study as many faces as possible from the end of June to September 1st. To study different facial structures and skin tones by creating 8x10" oil sketches in under 1.5hrs from a live sitting. Charge $35.00 per oil sketch to cover the cost of materials and a bit for my time and then the oil sketches get to go home with the sitter.
So I put one (that's right only ONE!) call on Facebook asking for people interested in having their portrait sketch done, though I put out a reminder close to the end for those who had contacted me but not set dates. Life and the world gave me a great big 'Yes!' response, once again life proved if you are open to it, if you are passionate about it, and it is something you love, positive magnificent things will happen in your life encouraging you to follow your dreams and passions. Within one day I had 10 people scheduled to participate. I was blown away. I thought that I would get, at the most, 10 participants all summer. Now that the project is over I am astonished to say that I have completed 42 portrait sketches in just over 2 months. All from live sittings (except half way through I started to do the younger children from photo reference because they looked like they were being tortured after sitting for an hour, and yes they were all allowed breaks), and the paintings were each completed in 1.5hrs or less. It sparked some interest from a journalist who wrote an article (read the article) on my work and the project. The income allowed me to hire a part time assistant. It lead to some commission work. The documentation of the process also sparked interest from patrons and galleries all over the world. Now I'm in the process of putting together work for 3 upcoming shows that will be within the next 6months and course outlines for some upcoming workshops.
I write this in the hopes that it encourages people to put aside their fear and self-doubt and to go out and do what you love to do and to think outside the box to make a living at it. Also, to have the courage to put yourself out there, you never know what it may lead to. For me things are snowballing and I get to do what I love to do, paint! And to communicate to others ideas that I have through painting the human figure.
To all those who participated I send you a huge THANK YOU! As well to those who have been following my Summer Portrait Project and contributing their encouraging words, and to all those who I am fortunate to work with now and in the future. I cannot forget my family for their encouragement and patience.
 
 
 















 
 Portrait Sketch of Seamus Portrait Sketch of Kurtis Portrait Sketch of Kris Portrait Sketch of Patrick

Portrait Sketch of Blaize
 Portrait Sketch of Jude Portrait sketch of Quintin Portrait Sketch of Bram

Portrait Sketch Portrait Sketch of Corinne Portrait Sketch of Marguerite

Portrait Sketch of Ava Portrait Sketch of Kayla

Portrait Sketch of Molly Portrait Sketch of Henry

Portrait Sketch of Noah  Portrait Sketch of Roger

Portrait Sketch of Trent  Portrait Sketch of Elizabeth


Portrait Sketch of Parker        Portrait Sketch of Eva

Portrait Sketch of Layne  Portrait Sketch of Kaydence