SALE EXTENDED: 20% OFF* WINTER ART CLASSES 2022

New for 2022 are a couple shorter lessons that are easier to schedule into busy lives. AND be sure to consider private classes for one or up to three students. Check them out below!

THE COURSES

ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS: Series of 6 x Three-hour Lessons 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. I cover the block-in, basic color theory, and paint handling: you will walk away with the knowledge and ability to work on your own painting projects beyond the workshop.

No experience necessary.

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

Tuition: $420 incl GST

New! DRAWING BASICS Series of 6 One-hour Lessons If you think you can’t draw, this course is for you! We had some lovely breakthroughs in my recent Weekend Crash Course so I thought I would keep this course going, only in a more bite-sized format that makes scheduling easier. Each session covers two drawing modules that expands the student’s ability to perceive and render the world around them. Includes contour drawing, massing into gesture, mark-making, easy approaches to basic portraiture and figure drawing without measuring, and more. Don’t worry, you don’t need to know what that means!

No experience necessary. Bring your pencil and sketchbook.

Saturdays at 12 pm. Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19

Tuition: $145 incl GST

New! LOOSEN UP Painting Tips: Series of 6 x One-hour Lessons. Do you feel a bit stuck in your painting process? Do you yearn to find your own “style” and get out of your own way in the studio so you can have more fun? Part of the solution lies in mindset, and part of it is technical. By working through a series of painterly problems, you will come away with a number of strategies that you can apply to your studio time beyond the lessons.

Some experience recommended. Oil or acrylic. Supply list provided upon registration.

Saturdays 2-3pm. Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19

Tuition: $145 incl GST

LANDSCAPE PAINTING WEEKEND Our recent session went so well I am running this again! In this informative workshop, participants will learn how to bring more depth, movement, and dynamic brushwork into their landscape paintings. Effective use of a limited palette, making dynamic compositions, and expanding the range of green mixtures will be covered. Students will execute several landscape studies that help them absorb and retain the lessons that they can apply to their own personal project on the latter half of Day Two.

Some painting experience recommended. Oil or acrylic.

Mar 5 & 6, 10am-4pm

Tuition: $285 incl GST

I’M PLEASED TO ALSO OFFER:

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 above, 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

*20% off sale ends Jan 10, 2022

To register: val@valnelson.ca

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