Workshop Information

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“Painting A Watercolour Streetscene: 

Exploring The Passion of Colour, Light and Design!”

      A Workshop with Bonnie Steinberg

       Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Workshop Instructor

 Bonnie Steinberg is a graduate of York University where she received her Honours (B.F.A) Bachelor of Fine Arts. Bonnie is also an elected member of the C.S.P.W.C. (the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, the S.C.A. (the Society of Canadian Artists) and a signature member of the Toronto Watercolor Society (T.W.S). Bonnie is also a guest artist and teacher for many art groups in Canada, the United States and Europe. She has most recently taught a two-week watercolour painting workshop in Italy, including Florence, Venice and Tuscany, and a weeklong watercolour workshop in Sedona, Arizona. Currently, she has just returned from teaching a one-week course in New Brunswick.

 

Workshop Description

 

     “The Day’s End” by Bonnie Steinberg

 

Come and explore how light, design and colour can put passion in composition!  Our subject matter will include a (SIMPLE) street scene ,or iconic laneway, complete with landscape elements, architectural elements and other details. Ontario and its beautiful street scapes, will provide our inspiration. The figure in watercolour will also be explored so that its incorporation will complete a visual story.  Participants will explore “how” to paint great greens, deep violets and other wonderful hues.  Some new and some old and proven techniques will be taught and demonstrated to provide a purposeful aim for participants. Atmospheric perspective through colour, and linear perspective will also be explored! Participants will marvel at the result…luminous and passionate paintings!

 

Materials

Students will provide their own materials for the workshop.  Consequently, there is no materials fee.

Please bring:

  • Paints (Artist Quality) of choice
  • minimum palette (permanent rose, cobalt blue & aureolin yellow)
  • IF POSSIBLE 6 or more colours that equal  (2 reds, 2 yellows, 2 blues)

*PLEASE NOTE: STUDENTS ARE ALWAYS INVITED TO BRING THE COLOURS THAT THEY ALWAYS USE, OR ESPECIALLY WANT TO LEARN TO USE”

Suggested colours:

 Aureolin Yellow                    Raw Sienna                     Opera                       Scarlet Lake                

Burnt Sienna                            Permanent Rose             Cerulean Blue           Cobalt Blue    

Winsor Blue (red shade/and               Winsor Red                   (or green shade)

Fench Ultramarine Blue            Alizarin Crimson (Permanent)      New Gamboge or Indian Yellow

Viridian Green                             Quinacrodone Gold            (Optional): Prussian Blue

 

  • Brushes of Choice

Suggested sizes:

2" Robert Simmons white-sable-skyflow wash(*optional)  

1" flat gold sable-clear hand, beveled end

#5 & #8 round gold sable

#3 or #4 rigger

#16 (½" x ½") flat gold sable (THIS IS A LIFTING BRUSH… (OPTIONAL ONLY))

 2" hake

 

  • Paper – good quality 100% rag paper 140 lb and/or 300 lb (hot) smooth and cold press board if paper is in sheets, and if not, blocks are suggested
  • Palette – (Robert E Woods or John Pike or equivalent) – scrub each paint compartment (not mixing areas) with an SOS pad to rough up the surface so that the paint will stick
  • 2 plastic containers (500 ml)
  • Eraser
  • Tissues (Kleenex) a box is great!
  • HB or 6B pencils
  • Masking tape and masking fluid
  • Small natural silk sponge (Curry’s has these or so does Shopper’s Drug mart)
  • Sketch book
  • Ruler or set square for drawing
  • OPTIONAL:Music CD

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS(BOOKS/PHOTOS)-THE INSTRUCTOR WILL HAVE AVAILABLE VARIOUS SUBJECT MATTER  COLOUR REFERENCES FOR $1 PER COLOUR OR YOU CAN BRING YOUR OWN.

 

      “Iconic Charlottetown” by Bonnie Steinberg

 

Workshop Fee and Registration

The cost of this one-day workshop is $65.00, payable to the Art Gallery by cash or cheque at the time of registration.

 

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“THE ALLA PRIMA STILL LIFE”

A Workshop with Robert Strickland

Sunday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Workshop Instructor

 The Art Gallery of Bancroft welcomes Toronto-based Robert Strickland to lead a still life painting workshop, the first for the 2018 season.  Robert is new to the Gallery, but has an impressive list of accomplishments, including being awarded both the Best Under 35 and the Foundation Award at the 2017 Next2 Exhibition hosted by the Toronto Arts and Letters Club (juried by McMichael Gallery, McLaughlin Gallery and Loch Gallery).   He has been awarded Chalmers Professional Development Grants by the Ontario Arts Council between 2014 and 2016.  In Toronto, he has been an active member of numerous art walks and art crawls.  Robert is also an accomplished plein air artist, being named the 2017 Best Artist under 30 by the PleinAir Salon; locally, he has led a 2-day workshop en plein air at the Egan Chutes Provincial Park.

Robert will also be conducting a three-day en plein air workshop in the Bancroft/Maynooth from June 8-10, 2018.  More details are available at his website http://robertstricklandart.com/workshops.

 

Workshop Description

In this workshop, students will learn how to paint a still life from life, and the importance of observation. There will be a focus on shape, value, edge, temperature, and colour. Robert will demonstrate in the morning, students will get some insight into his process. In the afternoon Robert will come around for critiques.  Although Robert will be instructing using oil paints, students are welcome to use acrylic paints as well.

 

      “Red Peonies” by Robert Strickland

 

 

Materials

Students will provide their own materials for the workshop.  Consequently, there is no materials fee.

Paint

Titanium white

Lemon yellow

Cadmium yellow

Cadmium red

Alizarin Crimson

Cobalt blue

Ultramarine blue

Viridian

Transparent Oxide Red/burnt Sienna

 

canvas

Oil primed linen (available for example at www.raymarart.com )

 

brushes

hog bristles, long flats, assorted sizes

few soft brushes, long flats.

 

Workshop Fee and Registration

The cost of this one-day workshop is $65.00, payable to the Art Gallery by cash or cheque at the time of registration.

 

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“Painting Winter Light and Shadow”

            A Workshop with Christopher Crosgrey

               Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

The Art Gallery of Bancroft is delighted that acclaimed artist and instructor Christopher Crosgrey of Bracebridge, ON is returning to lead another workshop using oil or acrylic paints.  This workshop is a natural extension of his workshop titled “Raise Your Colour IQ!” presented last November.  The November workshop was not a prerequisite, however, and the coming workshop is open to all interested artists.

 

Workshop Instructor

Chris’s background as an art educator includes over thirty years of teaching on the secondary level, spearheading art programmes in two B.C. high schools.  He has taught adult workshops on drawing, painting, and colour through Fraser Valley College (B.C.) and has also presented a two-day Colour and Painting workshop through Muskoka Arts and Crafts.  He has spent several dozen hours providing individual instruction, mostly mentoring a western Canadian artist of note.

Chris was formerly an Active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, and consistently had his work accepted into FCA juried shows in Vancouver in the 1990’s. During this time, he also had a successful two-man show at Toronto’s Arcadia Gallery.  Recently he has had work accepted into The Franklin Carmichael National Juried Landscape Exhibit (twice), The Blue Mountain Fine Arts Juried Show, and The Art Gallery of Bancroft’s 2017 Juried Show.  Chris has won Honourable Mention Awards from The Federation of Canadian Artists and The Art Gallery of Bancroft.

At the 2015 Muskoka Arts And Crafts Spring Members’ Show, he was awarded the Muskoka Conservancy Award and the Ruth Upjohn Memorial Award for “Best in Show”.  He is represented by The Algonquin Art Centre (Algonquin Park), The Framing Place & Gallery (Huntsville), and The Dabbling Duck Gallery (Port Carling).

 

Artist’s Statement

“My paintings deal with northern and cottage country themes, and explore the interplay of light and shadow throughout the seasons.  They’re generally loosely rendered with brushwork and colour emphasized over detail.  I paint on a modest scale to create landscapes that have a sense of intimacy and poetry about them.”

 

Workshop Description

This one-day workshop is for beginning and intermediate painters working in acrylic or oil, and will equip them with the fundamentals for rendering light and shadow in a basic winter landscape.

The day will include a ten minutes slide show of professional-level paintings that depict winter light and shadow. To further illustrate/reinforce workshop concepts, I’ll have on hand four original winter landscapes by various artists, plus three Group of Seven prints of winter scenes.

The workshop will guide students in the proper orchestration of “values” (lights, mediums, darks) needed for a painting to evoke a true sense of light.

           ” Northern Tranquility”  by Christopher Crosgrey

 

The class will work up the same simple winter scene, modeled on an image prepared by the instructor. First the student will “under-paint” this image using a “warm” acrylic gray scale mixed in advance by the instructor. At this stage the drawing, composition and, most importantly, correct values are established.

Once dry, “local colour” is applied over the under-painting, matching the underlying values throughout.  Here students become acquainted with, and put to use, certain colour concepts: warm and cool interaction, colour sequence, intensity, and tints, tones, and shades. At this point I’ll also demonstrate a couple of paint application techniques: wet-in-wet and scumbling.

 

Materials

There is no materials fee for this workshop. 

Please bring:

  • Paper towel and waste bag.
  • A decent-sized palette for mixing (disposable variety is fine).
  • Mixing knife.
  • A small desk-style easel (if desired).
  • Your usual paints (oil or acrylic), mediums, containers, etc.
  • Acrylic retarder (but only if you have it already).
  • Two inexpensive painting surfaces (preferably 12” by 16”, no larger than 16” by 20”)

-either 1) stretched canvas; 2) “canvas board” (i.e. canvas on cardboard); or

              3) a gessoed hardboard panel

 

N.B. For health reason, please don’t bring turpentine, mineral spirits, or solvents.  A bit of linseed oil will suffice for an initial cleaning of brushes.

 

Workshop Fee and Registration

The cost of this one-day workshop is $65.00, payable to the Art Gallery by cash or cheque at the time of registration.

 

 

More Information

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Art Gallery of Bancroft
10 Flint Avenue
P.O. Box 398
Bancroft, Ontario
K0L 1C0

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