Demos and Workshops

Join us once a month for a demo from a visiting artist and sign up for the full day Sunday workshop to learn how to apply the techniques to your own artwork.

Monday Evening Demos: FREE for members, $5 non-members
One day  Workshops: $50 for members, $65 non-members
*Please Note* – Cost for 2 day workshops TBD

To register for a  Workshop please contact our Demo/Workshop
Coordinator Mary Espinosa
maryesp28@yahoo.com

Registration Form
 

Virtual Demo Evenings and Workshops

Abstracting the Landscape – Andrew Sookrah

Andrew SookrahVirtual Demo Evening – Monday, June 8 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Virtual Workshop – Saturday, June 13 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

Andrew Cheddie Sookrah will do a live 2-hour demo on the zoom meeting app, showing his process of creating a painting, including choosing subject, approach, planning, designing, blocking in using complimentary colours, making necessary adjustments, then painting to finish. Artist will take and answer questions throughout the session.

Workshop 
Each landscape has an abstract, graphic presence at its core, in this workshop Andrew Cheddie Sookrah will show artists how to go beyond the obvious and truly explore movement, texture, colour and bring out abstracted shapes. Whether beginners wishing to start developing a style of their own, or established artists looking to refine theirs in the medium of their choice, this will be an informative and fun workshop.

Instruction will be given to artists working in the means of expression they choose.  Demonstrations will be done in acrylic, with feedback given to anyone working in oil  or watercolour.

Andrew Cheddie Sookrah

Members will need to download Zoom onto the device of their choice to participate.  You will receive an email with the meeting link that you will “click” to enter the demo or workshop at the meeting time.

Please contact Mary Espinosa to register for this workshop.  Workshop fee is $25.00, payment can be made by cheque or e-transfer to rhgaexec@gmail.com
Mary – maryespinosaart@gmail.com


Floral Bouquet using Glazing and Impasto Techniques
Marissa Sweet SCA OSA

Marissa SweetWorkshop – Sunday, June 21 – 9:00 to 11:30

The focus of this workshop is to see flora’s in a new way through understanding composition, colour and creating texture.  Techniques will be   based on two Abstract painters, namely; Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock who brought forth new techniques in painting.  The fusion of different techniques led to the most amazing abstracts!

Marissa Sweet SCA OSA, an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and Signature member of the Ontario Society of Artists has been teaching acrylic and mixed media painting at various public and private galleries and community centers for 15 years.  She emphasizes individual attention and positive reinforcement, creating a welcoming and encouraging group dynamic for all levels of experience.

Supply List:  A bouquet of flowers you would like to paint!

16” x 20” or 24” x 24” Wood Panel

Colours – Acrylic – heavy body
Quinacridone Magenta or Alizarin Crimson
Phthalo Blue – Red Shade
Cadmium Yellow Medium Deep (Hue)
Ultramarine Blue
Titanium White
Titan Buff
Burnt Sienna
Yellow Ochre

Optional:  If your floral bouquet has purple or bright yellow greens, then I would recommend the following paint colours

*Purple/lilac – Dioxazine Purple
*Bright Yellow Greens – Phthalo Green Yellow Shade

Sketchbook – any size to take notes and design your abstract flower

*Permanent  Acrylic Ink – any colour

1 – Liquid Acrylic – Small bottle – White or Titan Buff ( if you have other colours already, use them)

Acrylic Mediums:
1- jar Regular Gloss Gel
Polymer Medium or acrylic medium

Tools:
Synthetic brushes, flat or angle, 1” ½” ¼” 3/8”
Any household brush 2 – 3”
1 brayer – any size (soft rubber)
1 – 2 stainless steel palette knife

Other:
Spray bottle for water
Isopropyl alcohol
Medicine dropper
Paper Towel
Disposal Palette

Members will need to download Zoom onto the device of their choice to participate.  You will receive an email with the meeting link that you will “click” to enter the demo or workshop at the meeting time.

Please contact Mary Espinosa to register for this workshop.  Workshop fee is $25.00, payment can be made by cheque or e-transfer to rhgaexec@gmail.com
Mary – maryespinosaart@gmail.com