SUNDAY OPEN PAINTING STUDIO Val Nelson Studio: September 27 @ 10am-4pm

This Class is Full. Please contact me for information on future in-person and online workshops.

This six hour session will be an expanded format for those familiar with Val’s 3-hour sessions. The day will begin with an extended painting warmup from life, using as your subject objects you bring that you would like to paint. Val will give a demo and some painting tips, and you will have more time than in previous sessions to devote to your still-life warm-up study.

In the afternoon students will work on resolving personal painting projects they already have on the go with feedback and guidance from the instructor. Students are also welcome to begin a new project.

Oil or acrylic. Some painting experience recommended.

$175 (includes GST)*

Supply list provided upon registration: 778-865-2650

LOCATION has changed. I will be offering small class sizes of 4 people in my studio space at #322b-1000 Parker Street. Please be mindful and considerate of social distancing. Face-coverings are not mandatory, however please bring your own face covering and gloves to use at your discretion.


The Gap between your abilities and your taste

This excellent video by Ira Glass gives inspiring advice to creative people everywhere. It speaks to the fact that, when you’re first starting out on your artistic adventure,  your work will fall short of your expectations. The trick is to MAKE A LOT OF STUFF. Through sheer persistence, and logging in a lot of hours you will get there.