LANDSCAPE PAINTING WEEKEND JAN 18/19 2020

10am-4pm $265 + GST

Create an accomplished landscape painting in two days. This weekend workshop offers tips on how to paint perspective, enhance depth, and bring colour and brushwork dynamics into your paintings. Students will be asked to bring an example of a historic or contemporary artist’s work that inspires them to share with the class for a brief opening discussion. Photos provided by the instructor will be the reference for the weekend project. Speedy painters may even complete two projects. Oil or acrylic. Some experience recommended.

Max 8 students

Location: Val Nelson Studio, #322b-1000 Parker St

To register: val@valnelson.ca 778-865-2650

CLASS SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED FOR 2020

Would you like some painting instruction? I offer beginner to advanced painting lessons, which include group, private and semi-private lessons, and even an online painting class for those with busy schedules. I run these classes regularly out of my private studio at 1000 Parker Street in East Vancouver.

Go to the Class menu at the top of your screen to find out more!

Questions?: To determine which  class is for you, send me an email or call: val@valnelson.ca   778-865-2650

LOOSEN UP PAINTING WEEKEND May 30/31 2020

Are you ready to Loosen Up your painting practice? In this inspiring painting weekend workshop, participants will be assigned fun and challenging timed painting exercises to build confidence to take risks and discover new strategies to their painting practice. Includes blind-contour drawing, semi-blind painting, collaborative painting, limited palette, mark-making, experimental colour, and other approaches to make the process more playful and exciting.

Oil and acrylic. A supply list will be provided in plenty of time before the workshop.

Location: #322b-1000 Parker Street, East Vancouver

Tuition: $265 + GST

Max 8 students.

To register: 778-865-2650 val@valnelson.ca

NOTORIOUSLY INSPIRING 5 day PAINTING WORKSHOP in Historic Moosejaw June 2020

An ideal pairing of inspired learning and blissful relaxation amidst authentic heritage architecture and stunning Prairie landscape.

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Friday, June 26 to Tuesday, June 30, 2020

We are fascinated with the idea of the Prairies with its generous skies, clarity of light and spaciousness. We think we are familiar with it, but do we really know what the heartland has to offer us as artists?

Do you ache to be inspired by a new experience—and to be able to paint or sketch in a bold and direct way? This workshop will help you find your own expression, whether you’re an experienced painter, or just beginning your painting exploration.

Intrigued to learn more? For more information, follow this link!

OPEN PAINTING STUDIO Sundays Jan 26-Mar 1, 2020

This energizing workshop is for students with some painting experience who want to hone their craft under the guidance of a professional painter in her private studio. Bring a new project, or complete something you have on the go if you’re feeling stuck! Val will help you work through any painterly problem you might have be it technical or conceptual.

Each session begins with a 30 minute drawing or painting warmup exercise.

Six Sunday afternoons 2:30-5:30pm: Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 1

Oil or acrylic

$395+ GST

Drop-ins $70 + GST per session

Max 8 students

To register: val@valnelson.ca 778-865-2650

Cancellation policy: Please note that two weeks’ notice is required for cancellation.

Questions?: To determine which  class is for you, send me an email or call: val@valnelson.ca   778-865-2650

ONLINE PAINTING CLASS

Online Class: If you would like to take a class with me, but scheduling is a challenge, you may enjoy my online class, “Loosen Up: Techniques for the Painterly Approach”, produced with Bluprint/NBC (formerly Craftsy).

Here is the link.

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PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS Sunday mornings January 26-Mar 1, 2020

Painting for Beginners

SUNDAY MORNINGS – 10am-1pm:
Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Learn important steps to building an acrylic painting using a loose, impressionistic approach. As you paint a simple still life, your instructor will give demonstrations to help you understand the block-in, develop your work with more detail, and learn about how value, basic colour theory, edge control, and brushwork can be used to create a dynamic painting with strong structure.  Small class size with an award-winning professional painter. 

Six Sunday mornings. $395 + GST

Max 8 students

To register: val@valnelson.ca 778-865-2650

Cancellation policy: Please note that two weeks’ notice is required for cancellation.

OPEN PAINTING STUDIO Saturday afternoons Jan 25-Feb 29 2020

This energizing workshop is for students with some painting experience who want to hone their craft under the guidance of a professional painter in her private studio. Bring a new project, or complete something you have on the go if you’re feeling stuck! Val will help you work through any painterly problem you might have be it technical or conceptual.

Each session begins with a 30 minute drawing or painting warmup exercise.

Six Saturday afternoons 2:30-5:30pm: Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Oil or acrylic

$395+ GST

Drop-ins $70 + GST per session

Max 8 students

To register: val@valnelson.ca 778-865-2650

Cancellation policy: Please note that two weeks’ notice is required for cancellation.

Questions?: To determine which  class is for you, send me an email or call: val@valnelson.ca   778-865-2650

The Alla Prima Still life Weekend intensive at Dene Croft studios Nov 23/25 2019

Saturday November 23rd and Sunday November 24th 2019

Weekend workshop 9:30am-4:30pm 

If you think you can’t draw, don’t worry, this workshop shows you that you can paint! Create an engaging still life in two days. This weekend workshop shows you how to block in, develop your composition further, and push value and colour differences to enhance the space in your painting. Oil or acrylic. All levels.

Location: Dene Croft studios, North Vancouver

250.00 for the weekend

Please call Dene Croft’s studio at 604-250-5562 to book, or email denecroft@gmail.com

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OTHER CLASS OPTIONS

All classes subject to GST

Private Classes: $110/hr (first hour $85 for new student) 4-session package $400

Private Classes for Two: $160/hr

Group Classes: $400 half-day/ $750 full day

Mentorship/Critique: $110/hr

Artist talk: $350

Painting Demo: $350

Cancellation policy: Due to the demands for my teaching and my busy painting schedule, two weeks’ notice is required if you need to cancel or reschedule. Thank you for your understanding!

Online Class: If you would like to take a class with me, but scheduling is a challenge, you may enjoy my online class, “Loosen Up: Techniques for the Painterly Approach”, produced with Bluprint/NBC (formerly Craftsy).

Here’s the link.

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Instructor Biography: A finalist in the Royal Bank Painting Competition, Val Nelson has exhibited widely across Canada, and has taught painting at the Shadbolt Arts Centre, Emily Carr University, and Vancouver Island School of Art. She has 1800+ students and five-star reviews for her online painting course with Bluprint (formerly Craftsy). Val believes that painting can be fun and challenging, offering a beautiful pathway to self-realisation.