Thursday, January 10, 2013

Upcoming Classes and Workshops 2013

Happy New Year!
I stayed out of the studio for much of the month of December after painting my heart out in November. Honestly, I tried hard to stay out of the studio but I did end up sneaking a few hours in here and there. I just couldn't help myself. Why would I force myself to take some time out of the studio? Well, I wanted to come back to my paintings with a fresh set of eyes. Sometimes paintings are like puzzles where you need to take a break and come back and then you start to notice things or solutions that you may have missed before. You can often lose your grasp of the big picture or tiny things that effect the whole because you were looking or working on them for such a long time. A month is too long for me, but it was a good exercise, and taught me a lot. By the time I came ,back to paint I couldn't get in there fast enough. I couldn't squeeze my paint tubes and pour my mediums fast enough. I am so fortunate to be able to do what I love! What a great way to start the new year.

I am not only painting, but getting my submissions ready for upcoming art competitions and shows, and finished putting together the classes I am going to be teaching for the next 6 months.
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Upcoming Art Classes and Workshops
(Side Note: These classes are listed for Adults, but I will accept teens 14+ in the weekly oil painting class and feel comfortable working next to adults.)

Drawing the Human Figure
In a positive and encouraging atmosphere learn different ways to draw the human figure and learn tricks and tips to create interesting compositions out of the human form. We will also cover proportion, shading and capturing drapery of fabric. Supply list available at the gallery.
Instructor: Daphne Cote
Saturday, January 26
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost $40

Painting the Human Figure
In a positive and encouraging atmosphere learn proportion, lighting, skin tones, composition, while using your choice of either oil or acrylic paint. We will also be touching on how to handle clothing and backgrounds. Supply list available at the gallery
Instructor: Daphne Cote
Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost $80

Exploring Oil Painting
In this six week session , through the use of still life and other reference material (i.e. photos), explore oil painting in a supportive, positive and creative atmosphere with one on one instruction focusing on what makes up a painting. Completing one painting per class. All skill levels welcome. No toxic solvents. Supply list available at the gallery.
Instructor: Daphne Cote
6 Thursday Evenings:
1st session:  April 4 – May 9
2nd session: May 16 – June 20
7 – 10 p.m.
Cost $115 per session

You can register for classes by contacting:
The Allied Arts Council in Spruce Grove
We are located in the heart of Spruce Grove within the Melcor Cultural Centre which also houses the Spruce Grove Public Library (East Side of King Street Plaza).
35 – 5th Ave, Spruce Grove, Alberta
(in the Melcor Cultural Centre)
Phone: (780) 962-0664
Email: [email protected]
NEW Gallery Hours!
Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and all Statutory Holidays.

Thank you for reading! And I hope you have a wonderful day.

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