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Please scroll down to see  2017 - 2018 workshops and classes in Western Canada. 

12 Week Oil Painting Class

Thursdays  December 7 - March 8

12:30 - 3:30
Swinton's studios, Calgary, AB

1 space available

Broaden and deepen your painting practise in this 12 week course.  You'll explore both photo reference and life-based painting, with an emphasis on discovering and developing your own unique aesthetic. There will be both group and individual instruction and demos.

The course consists of 3 units:

1 - interpreting the photo reference: Too often, paintings become slavish imitations of their photo reference when they should, instead, use the reference simply as a starting point.  In this unit, we'll focus on developing a clear concept, and editing and manipulating the reference to achieve that concept in paint. 

2 - Painting the clothed figure in an interior: Working from life, this unit will address painting a model in a setting that includes furniture and simple still life objects.  You'll learn to compose and create a coherent figurative scene - one that conveys what you intend through the use of composition, colour, and brushwork. 

3 - Independent subject: This section will allow you to finish previous work, as well as to work on subjects of your own choosing.  It's a good opportunity to bring in paintings from home, start a new piece, or even set up a still life in the studio.  I'll provide individual instruction and mini demos.

This course is suitable for oil and acrylic painters with some experience.  Demos will be in oil.

Please contact me for registration and information.


Supply list



2-Day Figurative Workshop 

Painting the Clothed Figure from Life
Federation of Canadian Artists Calgary Chapter
Calgary, AB

March 17: demo in evening
March 18- 19 workshop

Registration and information: FCA Calgary Chapter


OASIS (Okanagan Art Show and Inspiration Symposium)

Kelowna, BC

April 29 - 30

Presentation, panel discussion, and 1 day workshop

For more information, please contact the FCA COC


2- Day Figurative workshop 

Painting the Clothed Figure from Life
South Delta Artists Guild
Tsawwassen, BC

May 6 - 7

Registration and information: South Delta Artists Guild


3- Day Floral Workshop
Bear Valley High Lands
Lumby, BC

June 23 - 25, 2017

Registration and information: Bear Valley Highlands


1 day still life workshop and evening demo

Sylvan Lake Art Society
Sylvan Lake, AB

Sept.  15/16


3 - Day Intensive Still Life workshop 
FCA Vancouver Chapter

October 13, 14, 15

Registration and information: Federation of Canadian Artists


5- Day still life workshop
Private art group
Langley, BC

October 16 -20



Feb. 24:  1 day composition workshop

Feb. 25, 26 : 2 day portraiture workshop
FCA Central Okanagan Chapter, 
Kelowna, BC

Registration : FCA COC


3-Day Still Life Workshop
April 6-8

FCA Victorai Chapter
Victoria, BC

Registration: FCA Victoria


3 - day still life workshop 

Inglenook art studios
Kenora, Ontario

May 25 - 27













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