MASTERCLASS -  Impressionistic Still Life with Janice Robertson - May 4th & 5th 2019

MASTERCLASS - Impressionistic Still Life with Janice Robertson - May 4th & 5th 2019

Regular price $350.00 Sale

MASTERCLASS -  Backgrounds, Layering and Glazing with Janice Robertson

This two day course in acrylics will cover techniques for painting flowers, fruit, and other interesting objects in an impressionistic style. There will be an emphasis on composition, brushwork, and colour mixing. Backgrounds can often be tricky for many artists. The default is often to just paint literally from your reference photo. Or to not do a background at all. Sometimes this is a good choice but sometimes it isn’t.  A change in background treatment can have a profound effect on the look of your painting. The goal will be to encourage participants to think outside the box a little more.

Through demonstation and one to one instruction, participants will explore layering, glazing, and wet-in-wet techniques; both in the background and the subject. The demo will be a simple still life and students can choose to work from the same reference photo, or use a reference of their own.

There will be several demos during the course of the class, and instruction will be focused on individualized coaching at the easel.

Date:   May 4  & 5th 2019

Time:  10:00am – 5:00pm

Cost:   $350

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 or telephone at | 250.300.4668 or in-person at Ellis Art Studios.

Refund & Cancellation Policy:
A supply list will be provided upon registration.  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 Instructor Janice Robertson - SFCA, NWWS, LAI, AFC

Janice Robertson was born on Vancouver Island in 1952, into a family with a long history of women artists. She lives in the historic village of Fort Langley, BC with her artist husband, Alan Wylie.  Janice launched her career as a professional artist in 1989. She has received many awards including the Foreign Award in the Houston Watercolor Society’s Exhibition in Texas in 2004, the William and Margaret Foley Award in the Adirondacks National Exhibition of Watercolors in 2008, and she has won the Bronze Medal three times in the Federation of Canadian Artists Annual Signature Members exhibition.

Janice is a signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Landscape Artists International, the Northwest Watercolor Society and Artists for Conservation. She was elected as an Artist in Residence at the annual Painters at Painters event in Campbell River BC in 2004. Janice served as President of the Federation of Canadian Artists from 1999 to 2001. She is listed in Who’s Who in Canada and her paintings are in collections through the world. She is also a popular and well- respected workshop instructor and juror.

Janice’s work is largely a reflection of her abiding love for the beauty of the west coast forests and beaches that she has known all her life. Her attachment to her home and garden are represented in her still- life paintings. She works in acrylic, watercolor and oil.

Janice Robertson is represented by galleries in Vancouver, Whistler, Sidney, Fort Langley, Kelowna and Mexico.