Workshops

In my workshops you can expect a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Students of all levels are welcome — if you’re a beginner, you’ll learn as much from watching the people around you as from me. If you’re looking to deepen your understanding of acrylics, develop a more creative, spontaneous approach or just reinvigorate your practice, these workshops will meet your needs. I’ll do some brief demonstrations to show you how I use layering and acrylic mediums and I’ll show you slides of other artists’ work to stir your imagination. Most of the time you’ll be painting while I move around the room making sure everyone gets the individual attention they need. We’ll end with a group critique where you’ll learn to assess your own work in progress and decide what to do next when you’re working on a painting.

Workshops:

A Week-End Mini-Series

Embarking on an art series needn’t be daunting! Over the course of this weekend participants will produce a mini-series of 4 to 6 small works in paint or mixed media. I’ll guide each artist in creating works that inter-relate along a theme of their choice. Students will work on several pieces at once to create consistency through the series while fostering the cross-pollination of ideas. Artists of all levels are welcome.

This workshop will be offered at the following places and dates:

April 21-22, 2018 Etobicoke

June 8-9, 2018 Bath

October 13-14, 2018 Westport

Talks:

Working in Series

Many artists work in series and if you haven’t yet, it may be time to start! Using examples from her paintings as well as artists working across a wide spectrum of media and styles, I’ll expound on the merits of exploring an idea through a series of works. I’ll explain how to work through a series to foster creativity and growth. I’ll discuss the various ways pieces in a series can relate to each other and lastly, the importance of bringing a series to a close and moving on to new ideas. 

This lecture will be offered at the following places and times:

March 9, 2018, 2:30 pm, North Crosby Hall, Westport

March 27, 2018, 7:30 pm, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke