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

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

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 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 1

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

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.