MASTERCLASS – Layers of Design with Brian M. Atyeo - April 1st and 2nd 2017

MASTERCLASS – Layers of Design with Brian M. Atyeo - April 1st and 2nd 2017

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MASTERCLASS – Layers of Design with Brian M. Atyeo

This 2 day workshop is suitable for all skill levels.

Acrylic paint is the fastest growing medium of expression in contemporary image making.  This workshop will look at two of the many sides of acrylic painting. The first will be transparent painting and glazing. We will discuss this technique relative to traditional watercolour to better understand the advantages this technique offers.

The second application will address the use of glazing and scumbling opaque paint over complimentary colours. We will explore this technique of colour application as it relates to pure hue, tinting (adding white) and shading (adding black).

This exploration of paint will happen during demonstrations. There will be time daily for you to respond with your own painting and application of the techniques demonstrated.  Further to the study of paint, we will look at composition and structure as it applies to large shapes vs. Small shapes. This is one of the most distressing areas for painters at all levels.

Bring reference material relating to the subjects you would like to paint. Simplicity would be a great advantage in using the demonstrated techniques as they apply to your subject matter.

Brian Atyeo 7 sm

Date:   April 1st & 2nd 2017

Time:  10:00am - 5:00pm

Cost:   $325


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 4 weeks prior to the workshop start date and receive a full refund. No refunds will be allowed after this date.


About the Instructor

Early in his career, Toronto-born artist Brian Atyeo worked as an Architectural Illustrator in Western and Central Canada. In 1980, he turned his attention to painting full-time, exhibiting his origineal work in Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto.

In 2011, Brian Atyeo capped a twenty-year project to paint Canada from coast to coast to coast. The result was an enduring series of paintings of Newfoundland which received critical acclaim by loyal collectors and a nearly sold out exhibition of thirty-five works. A career artist of more than 30 years, Atyeo is well-known for his ongoing series of Killarney and Algonquin paintings where many of the Group of Seven painted. Inspired by his love of traditional and modern jazz, he also produced an evolving series of paintings and collages of jazz artists. A move to Nova Scotia brought a limited series of textural rock paintings and interior scenes that captured the joy and beauty of life in Peggy’s Cove. Last fall, a new series of abstract paintings of semi-precious stones paid homage to Atyeo’s early playful time of learning and curiosity, and finding beauty in the inanimate world. For the past two winters, Atyeo has introduced a limited series of winterberry paintings on birch panel that capture the beautiful foliage of the season. Atyeo also paints Alberta and loves to drive through the foothills; his paintings convey the majestic beauty of the Rocky Mountains. His next series is based on the Artic and will continue to reflect his unique response to contemporary life across this nation.

Atyeo is a respected teacher and conducts painting workshops across Canada. He is a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour and the Ontario Society of Artists. His work is held in corporate, government and private collections internationally. He is an avid supporter of Ducks Unlimited, an organization with a rich tradition of wetland conservation for 75 years and now working to preserve waterfowl and wildlife for all Canadians.