LOOSEN UP! Painting Workshop

January 2013

 Are you a realist painter, and looking for ways to create more flow and movement in your work? Join me in my studio for six fun and challenging studio sessions amongst like-minded fellow artists.

If you have been painting alone, the group dynamic of a class creates a sense of camaraderie through an exchange of ideas. Warm-up exercises at the beginning of each day will give you new tools with which to understand how to move the paint around more freely. Students can bring projects already in process or start new ones in the class. The instructor will cover issues such as paint handling, palette and composition choices as well as historical and contemporary painting references. Oil and acrylic painters welcome (no turpentine, please).


The class size is small (maximum six students) so it’s an intimate and friendly setting.

Private consultations also available; please email Val for more information.

Dates:      6 Saturday mornings

January 19-February 23, 2013

 Time:       10am-1pm


322b-1000 Parker Street,
East Vancouver, BC

 Fee:          *$50/session, $275 for 6

To register: val@valnelson.ca

Testimonial: “Val’s enthusiasm, sense of humour and gentle critiques kept me going as I worked tentatively through a frustrating time. For me “loosening up” meant working in the moment, rather than thinking ahead to a finished piece. I felt myself breaking through to a new way of working, both intellectually and technically, and I feel like my mind is finally connecting with my paintbrush!“

– Camille Sleeman, Visual Artist

*Please note that participants are encouraged to sign up for at least 4 sessions for group continuity.