Once-per-month painting challenges, to advance your painting chops!

Winter 2024

Mondays: Jan 15, Feb 26, March 18, Apr 15

Time: 4-7pm

Location: Val Nelson Studio, 2270 Cliffe Ave, Suite #228a (enter at back door)

Tuition/Registration: $285 for 4 sessions. Drop-ins may be available, individual sessions $75. Please email val@valnelson expressing your interest. Payments sent by E-transfer to: (or cash also appreciated)

Painting Skill-builder is a series of four x three-hour painting sessions designed to enhance your painting abilities and move your painting practise to the next level! Tackling assigned exercises with specific target skills for each session, we will mix up painting from direct observation with other modalities such as gesture drawing and painting, and master studies. Through this process, you will expand your capacity to see and render forms in space with more confidence, develop an eye for proportion, understand colour more deeply, and absorb the possibilities of brushwork nuance. If you have been painting alone, the camaraderie of a group dynamic can inject new energy into your artistic process. The group meets once per month, with a commitment via pre-registration as a benefit to you (for accountability!) and the other participants. Acrylic or oil.

Supply list: Provided upon registration

Cancellation policy: Please provide 7 days’ notice if you need to cancel, at which time I will be happy to credit you toward a future class within a year of your class purchase.