PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS Online * with Val Nelson Winter 2022 Jan 16, 23,30, Feb 6, 13, 20

*also available in-person for Comox Valley residents

Hey Painter Wannabes! Please join me for the upcoming Fall 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, you needn’t worry, the Zoom classes will be recorded, so you can catch up at your own speed.

Great! When does it start, and how much does it cost?” Classes are on Saturday mornings, beginning Sept 25, 2021. See below for more details!

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PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

Six Sunday mornings 10am-1pm: Jan 16, 23,30, Feb 6, 13, 20

Class Fee: $420 (includes GST)

BONUS Discount Fee: Sign up two people at once, and you’ll receive a free 15-minute follow-up consultation/critique with moi.

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

Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel, please give me one week’s notice. Within that time frame I can offer you a credit toward a future class. Six days’ notice or later, I am sorry I cannot offer a refund.

Supply List: Provided upon registration

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

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