Embracing Abstraction with Brazen Edwards

Embracing Abstraction with Brazen Edwards

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Embracing Abstraction with Brazen Edwards

This exciting 2 day workshop is designed for anyone wishing to explore painting in abstraction using techniques of laying acrylics and creating dynamic 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 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 texture mediums and pastes. The first day, students will prep surfaces and develop compositions that will be used for day two.  ​The next day will be spent creating layers of colour and unifying your surfaces to develop fascinating details by dry brushing and using acrylic glazes to create your paintings.

This class is suitable for all levels.  This will be a risk taking workshop where artists will be pushed to paint on the edge and be inspired to trust their instincts.  In the words of Bob Ross, "There are no mistakes, only happy accidents!"

Date:   June 8th & 9th 2024

Time:  10:00am - 5:00pm

Cost:   $150

Workshop Location:

Ellis Art Studios
1021 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z3

You can secure your spot by purchasing this workshop online or by signing up via email at director@ellisartstudios.ca 

Refund & Cancellation Policy:
A supply list will be provided.  You may withdraw 8 weeks prior to the workshop start date and receive a full refund. No refunds will be allowed after this date.

About The Artist

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.

She now resides in Vancouver, Canada but spends part of the year painting and travelling the world.