OTHER ART CLASS OFFERINGS

All classes subject to GST

I offer private in-person classes, and classes for up to four students at my home studio in Courtenay, Vancouver Island. val@valnelson.ca 778-865-2650!

CURRENT CLASS OFFERINGS: I usually have several group classes on offer, just check the class menu on my homepage.

GIFT OF ART Coupon: Do you have a loved one you would like to inspire through gifting them with a class coupon? Email me and we can set that up! val@valnelson.ca

CUSTOM PRIVATE CLASSES for Individuals and up to 3 students – Bring friends, family, or co-workers! I will designed lessons just for you, based on your needs and your schedule. You get plenty of personal attention in these intimate classes! Choose from some of the lesson ideas in the Class Menu, or let’s chat and come up with a plan.

Privates: $120/hr incl GST / Package of 4 hours $425 incl GST

Classes for two: $160/hr incl GST / Package of 4 hours $330 each incl GST

Classes for three: $180/hr incl GST / Package of 4 hours $275 each incl GST

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

Mentorship/Critique: $110/hr

Artist talk: $350

Painting Demo: $350

*Cancellation policy: One weeks’ notice is required if you must cancel. Cancellation must be by email to val@valnelson.ca or text 778-865-2650. Sorry due to the small class sizes, there are no refunds, however I am happy to credit you toward a future class within a 12-month period.

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.

PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS with Val Nelson Fall 2022 Mondays: Sept 19, 26, Oct 3, (break for Thanksgiving), Oct 17, 24 & 31

Hey Painter Wannabes! Please join me for the upcoming Fall 2022 sessions of Painting for Beginners.

I so love teaching this class because I get to watch my students light up and get cracking at the easel with a little technical know-how.

Not sure if this class is for you? Below are some common questions I am asked that I hope will inspire you to jump right in and get the paint flowing.

Do I need to have painted before?” Some of my students are taking up their paint brush for the first time. We all knew how to make art when we were children. We were born creative! It’s just that some of us kind of forgot somewhere along the way! Be assured, it does come back with a little coaching. Some of you have enjoyed playing with paint and experimenting, but may have felt frustrated because of some technical questions you just couldn’t find a way around. That’s where I come in!

“I don’t really know how to draw.” Don’t worry! Learning to paint is largely allowing yourself to open up your perception. I take you step-by-step through a process that helps you train your brain to learn how to really see. It’s super cool. In fact, you might even notice that as you expand your abilities in painting, you see the world around you differently too.

What will I learn?” In six information-packed three-hour sessions, you will learn important steps to building an acrylic painting using a loose, impressionistic approach. As you paint a simple still life, I 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.  By the end of the class, you will have begun and possibly completed your own personal project.

Yikes, that sounds complicated!” Nope. The class begins with limited colour and gradually expands to full-colour projects. And the class size is small, so you get plenty of one-on-one instruction.

“I have a crazy schedule. What if I have to miss a class?” If you must miss a class, I will do my best to fill you in when you return.

Great! When does it start, and how much does it cost?” Classes are on Monday afternoons, beginning Sept 19, 2022. See below for more details!

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PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

Six Monday afternoons, 3-6pm

Sept 19, 26, Oct 3, (break for Thanksgiving), Oct 17, 24 & 31

Class Fee: $420 (includes GST)

Location: Courtenay, BC, details provided upon registration

Supply List: Provided upon registration

How to pay: Cash, or E-transfer to val@valnelson.ca

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

Cancellation policy: Please provide minimum 7 days’ advance notice if you need to cancel, at which point you can receive a credit toward a future class.

CLASSES ON HIATUS :)

Hi folks, I’ve had a few requests for class offerings for the Spring, but have been focussing on my Vancouver show and will be taking a little time away from teaching. Thanks for your interest! I may teach a few in-person workshops this summer, so stay tuned.

OVERVIEW OF PAINTING CLASSES

Lovely artwork by a 12-year old student who has been studying oil-painting with me.
Her choice of subject matter was the family dog. How can that not be inspiring?

I teach online and in-person group and one-on-one painting and drawing classes . My classes include Painting for Beginners, Painting Landscape, Colour Theory, Drawing, and sometimes Open Painting Studio for artists to keep the momentum going in their practice in the company of others artists (see the Class menu at the top right of the page).

My home studio is in Courtenay, about a half-hour south of Campbell River on Vancouver Island, and just a little over an hour north of Nanaimo. Private sessions are customized to the student’s specific needs. I teach all levels, from age 11 to adult. The focus for the sessions may include general painting technical training, critiques and/or coaching, to help students with their creative process. My approach is positive and constructive; I teach painting in oil or acrylic.

I also love performing demos for painting groups and art stores, such as the Opus Art Supplies demos I have done over the years.

Do you have an idea for a class you would like to see that is not listed above? Shoot me an email or give me a call and perhaps we can set something up for you! Class fees under “Other Options” in Classes drop-down above. 🙂

val@valnelson.ca 778-865-2650