This exciting 2-day workshop is designed for anyone wishing to explore painting in abstraction using techniques of laying in texture. Participants will be combining art materials and household objects to experiment so you get over the fear of working with acrylics and abstract compositions. You will be encouraged to approach painting loosely and without rules and restrictions so you’re fully able to explore and have fun.
A demonstration will be given each day and we’ll cover the basics of glazing, splattering, washes, blending and working with gel mediums and pastes. Students will prep surfaces and develop compositions that will be used for day two. The next day will be creating more layers and unifying your surfaces with color to develop subtle and sculpted textures by dry brushing, using acrylic skins and transfers to finish your paintings.
This class is suitable for all levels however some experience with acrylics would certainly be an advantage. This will be a risk taking workshop where artists will be pushed to paint on the edge and be inspired to trust their instincts.
Date: Nov 25th - 26nd 2017
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ellis Art Studios
1021 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z3
You can secure your spot by purchasing this workshop online HERE or by signing up via email or telephone at firstname.lastname@example.org | 250.300.4668 or in-person at Ellis Art Studios.
Refund & Cancellation Policy:
A supply list will be provided upon registration. You may withdraw 2 weeks prior to the workshop start date and receive a full refund. No refunds will be allowed after this date.
Brazen Edwards is a versatile artist that attended high school at the newly developed Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts then later enrolled in the BA Criminology Program at the University of Alberta and was given special permission to take Art Fundamentals as a component of her degree. She then went on to pursue a career with the RCMP and relocated to the Okanagan in 2009. She found the region to be inspiring and realizing art was her true calling she began devoting herself to that pursuit in 2010 and has been fortunate enough to have her artwork collected internationally.
Brazen is on the Board of Directors for CARFAC BC and is a juried member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. In 2015, she created Ellis Art Studios, a 5000sq ft multi-disciplinary art facility located downtown Kelowna. They provide professional studio space and world class educational programming to prepare artists, emerging or professional to become more successful in the art world.