Info and Class Schedules

This page is for  fellow artists and students.

Class Schedules  2018

Dec 5  - Lunch & Learn - Wednesday - Orillia Museum of Art & History


Note: I am open to having a group of 3-4 people in my home for lessons in oil painting. I will be booking groups for 2019. Please contact me if this is of interest to you and your group.


Lunch & Learn - Orillia

Orillia Museum of Art & History
Dec 5, 12-2pm

Enjoy a catered lunch while chatting and interacting with me as your host artist. I will be talking about simplicity in design and demonstrating the variety of colours achieved by using a few basics hues. You can try blending and creating some amazing colour combinations for yourself. If time allows, I will take you through my exhibition in the Lounge Gallery, where you will see how simplicity in colour and design is applied in my artwork.

Please register for this event $15. Registrations will begin first week of November.


Class Descriptions   (not all classes are offered in a given year)

 

Basic Basic 101
This five week course will focus on the very basic knowledge that you will need to begin painting with oils.
How to lay out your paint, what the tools are for, how to hold and use the brushes, how to mix colours, how to be environmentally responsible, plus lots of other tips and tricks. We will work on at least two paintings during the course.
For this class, all materials and equipment is provided, so you can see if you like it without a big investment.

Intermediate 201 - Components
This five week course is designed to study and practice some of the components of landscape paintings, such as skies, water, trees, rocks, fields, etc. Along the way, we will touch on composition, perspective, value, safety and environmental issues and more.
You will need some experience with oils plus your own materials.

Intermediate 202 - Challenges
This five week course is designed to increase your speed, skill and confidence. Each week, I will present a new challenge, that will get your creative juices flowing, and open your mind to new ways of studying and starting your own future projects. This course is suitable for most fine art media. You will need your own materials.

Intermediate 203 - Creative Right Brain
This five week course is designed to let you tune in to the creative right side of your brain.
We will apply tested and proven techniques, such as upside down painting, negative space finding, contour sketching, and more.
You will need some basic experience with oils plus your own materials.

Intermediate 204 - Abstracting* The Landscape
*Abstracting - in the sense of "taking away".
This five week course is designed to help you see the big picture, and to focus less on the details.
We will explore concepts of Blocking In, Simplifying, Impressionism, and more.
You will need some basic experience with oils plus your own materials.

 

 Intermediate 205 - En Plein Air
This five week course will be held indoors for the most part, with one final outdoor field trip.
The course is designed to help you prepare for outdoor painting. We will use photographs to practice the art of simplifying, and making choices (what to paint, what to include, what to exclude, what to move, shrink, enlarge, etc). We will also talk about equipment, safety and comfort.
You will need some basic experience with oils plus your own materials.

Intermediate 206 - More Challenges
This five week course is designed to increase your speed, skill and confidence. Each week, I will present a new challenge, that will get your creative juices flowing, and open your mind to new ways of studying and starting your own future projects. This course is suitable for any painting media. You will need your own materials.

Mailing List:  If you would like to be informed of upcoming classes and schedules, please subscribe to my mailing list from this website or contact me directly . deb@debgriseart.com

 


2018