The Alla Prima Still life Weekend intensive at Dene Croft studios

Saturday November 23rd and Sunday November 24th

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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Painting for Beginners

SUNDAY MORNINGS – 10am-1pm:
Sept 29, Oct 6, Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 10

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. $365 + 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

TWO OPTIONS:
Saturdays 2:30-5:30pm: 
Sept 28, Oct 5 , 19, 26, Nov 2 & 9  
OR 
Sundays  2:30-5:30 pm:
Sept 29, Oct 6, 20, 27, Nov 3, Nov 10

This energizing workshop is for students with some painting experience who want to hone their craft under the guidance of an award-winning professional painter. 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. 

Oil or acrylic

$365 + GST

Drop-ins $65 + 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

“Loosen Up Weekend Intensive” – Painting Workshop at Moose Jaw Cultural Centre

September 14 and 15, 2019

Learn techniques for the painterly approach. This 2-day workshop in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan is an opportunity for painters to loosen up their technique with the guidance of Vancouver artist Val Nelson.

Fun and challenging timed painting exercises build confidence as you learn to work with economy while improving your ability to observe and render form and loosen up your brushwork. Includes blind-contour and gesture drawing, value studies, collaborative painting, limited palette, controlling chroma, and taking risks. Oil and acrylic. Some painting experience recommended.

Workshop hours are from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Participants may bring a bagged lunch. There are also several eateries within short walking distance.

Participants are responsible for bringing their own oil or acrylic painting supplies, canvas or board, and easel. (If you don’t have your own easel, please contact the organizer at maureenlatta9@gmail.com.) 

Spaces are limited. If you want to register for this workshop but prefer not to pay online, please contact maureenlatta9@gmail.com to make alternate payment arrangements.

For more information or to register visit www.eventbrite.com


If you’re interested in signing on to a class with me but are not sure where you fit, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have and I’ll be happy to help.

val@valnelson.ca



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

OTHER CLASS OPTIONS

Private Classes: $100/hr (first hour $75 for new student) 4-hour package $375

Private Classes for Two: $150/hr

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

Mentorship/Critique: $100/hr

Artist talk: $350

Painting Demo: $350

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.