PAINTING CLASSES with VAL NELSON

Open Painting Studio

August Sunday Aug 4, 11, 18, 25

This inspiring workshop is for students with some painting experience who want to hone their craft under the guidance of an award-winning professional painter. 

Each session begins with a 30-minute drawing or painting warmup exercise.

Oil or acrylic

Mornings 10am-1pm OR Afternoons 2:30-5:30

Package of 4: $262.50

Drop-ins: $68.25 per session

Max 8 students

Location: Val Nelson Studio, #322b-1000 Parker St

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

 


FALL 2019

Painting for Beginners 

Sunday mornings, 10am-1pm: Sept 29, Oct 6, Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 10

Learn important steps to building an acrylic painting using a loose, impressionistic approach. As you paint a simple still life, your instructor will 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.  Small class size with an award-winning professional painter. 

Six Sunday mornings. $365 + GST

Max 8 students

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

Cancellation policy: Please note that two weeks’ notice is required for cancellation.

Open Painting Studio

TWO OPTIONS:
Saturday 2:30-5:30pm:  Sept 28, Oct 5 , 19, 26, Nov 2 & 9 
OR
Sunday afternoons  2:30-5:30 Sept 29, Oct 6, 20, 27, Nov 3, Nov 10

This inspiring workshop is for students with some painting experience who want to hone their craft under the guidance of an award-winning professional painter. 

Each session begins with a 30 minute drawing or painting warmup exercise.

Oil or acrylic

$365 + GST

Drop-ins $65 + GST per session

Max 8 students

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

Cancellation policy: Please note that two weeks’ notice is required for cancellation.


MOOSE JAW CULTURAL CENTRE

Learn techniques for the painterly approach. This 2-day workshop in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan is an opportunity for painters to loosen up their technique with the guidance of Vancouver artist Val Nelson.

Fun and challenging timed painting exercises build confidence as you learn to work with economy while improving your ability to observe and render form and loosen up your brushwork. Includes blind-contour and gesture drawing, value studies, collaborative painting, limited palette, controlling chroma, and taking risks. Oil and acrylic. Some painting experience recommended.

Workshop hours are from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Participants may bring a bagged lunch. There are also several eateries within short walking distance.

Participants are responsible for bringing their own oil or acrylic painting supplies, canvas or board, and easel. (If you don’t have your own easel, please contact the organizer at maureenlatta9@gmail.com.) 

To take advantage of the Early Bird rate, register by July 1, 2019. Spaces are limited. If you want to register for this workshop but prefer not to pay online, please contact maureenlatta9@gmail.com to make alternate payment arrangements.

For more information or to register visit www.eventbrite.com

http://www.moosejawculture.ca/event/e49247b1f2d75dde84464db05abfb2c6


TESTIMONIALS:

“Val’s Painting for Beginners sessions furthered my understanding of fundamentals in material use and my colours have never looked so alive! Theory, exercise, and one-on-one guidance kept me on track. Her insistence in ‘getting closer to your goal’ was a valuable lesson for me in patience with the work itself. Val is also a super fun teacher, and she creates a very encouraging and welcoming experience for everyone. Thank you, Val!”   Lea Chambers

“Val is already right at the top of her game as an artist and teacher and has the potential to excel even further. She is exceptional in her creativity, raw talent, communication skills, and personality.” John Perkins,  retired architect

If you’re interested in signing on to a class with me but are not sure where you fit, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have and I’ll be happy to help.

val@valnelson.ca


 


 

Cancellation policy: Please note that two weeks’ notice is required for cancellation.

Questions?: To determine which  class is for you, send me an email or call: val@valnelson.ca   778-865-2650


Private Classes: $100/hr (first hour $75 for new student) 4-hour package $375

Private Classes for Two: $150/hr

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

Mentorship/Critique: $100/hr

Artist talk: $350

Painting Demo: $350

 

Online Class: If you would like to take a class with me, but scheduling is a challenge, you may enjoy my online class, “Loosen Up: Techniques for the Painterly Approach”, produced with Bluprint/NBC (formerly Craftsy).

Here’s the link.

 
loosen-up-title-card

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.