Collage started showing up as early as the 1860s, whereas transfer came along with photocopiers. In my workshops I often demo photo-transferring and I always use collage in my artwork. These two techniques are similar, but have some very particular differences. Specifically what kind of images are different for each. Collage has the most versatility. You can add in any printed material by glueing it in and taking care to make sure it is flat and properly glued. Photo-transfer is about transferring the ink and only photocopies or laser printed images will work. In this video I talk about the differences and what images work best for photo-transfer.
Saturday 12 - 5pm. & Sunday 1 - 5pm Oct 24-25, 2020
Cost: $195 - includes most supplies.
Yes!! Our second Cityscape workshop. The first one was a big success. Everyone was amazed at the outstanding work they created during the workshop. City scenes launch our paintings because they can include so many different elements. Buildings, trees, transportation, skies, people... your imagination is the limit. What is most important is to experiment and play with form, colour and layering. You will create a painting starting with the sketch of a city scene, using markers, collage and photo transfer to complete your painting by the end of Sunday.
I love this workshop because everyone's results can be different from each other. Some want to draw an exact replica of a scene, while others want to work from a fantasy place. Following your creative desire is encouraged.
During the last workshop, some students brought ipads or laptops in order to work from a picture they like. Other's worked from a printed photograph from their own collection. I will have some city scenes available that are both inspiring and accessible for all levels. YOU DON'T NEED TO KNOW HOW TO DRAW to enjoy this workshop.
I always work on board - never canvas. If you want to work on gallery quality birchboard canvas please bring these to class. I will be providing small boards for experimenting.
Please bring a sketchbook, felt pens, pencil and sharpener/eraser and apron. The rest of the supplies will be included.
Saturday & Sunday, Oct 17 & 18, 2020. 1 - 5pm Cost: $150
LIMITED SPACE available - max 10 students. We will be following all recommendations to stay safe, including wearing masks.
I am so excited for this, as it will be the first workshop dedicated specifically to young people! I want to support the next generation who has had to put up with such a crazy world these days! I want to offer a joyous place to create where complete self-expression is encouraged and accepted. If I can supply a place for 10 teens to relax, be themselves and express feelings they may have about life these days - then I will rejoice!
I will be showing lots of techniques that I use, but also, students will show and share things they have learned along the way. It will be a very collaborative approach. You bring: sketchbook. felt pens - like sharpies, pencils you like and a sharpener. I supply the rest!
Some techniques we will explore are: painting with ink & acrylic. Collage and Ink transfer. Linocut printmaking. Wax layering. Expect multiple activities to be happening at once. Embrace variety and experimentation.
To register please send full name, age, address and phone number to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is mixed media art?
Media means one 'tool' for creating the art. For example: acrylic paint, oil paint, pastel, watercolour, charcoal, pencil crayon, collage and any other 2-D ways of creating that you can think of. It doesn't have to include only traditional art supplies. It could include found objects from around the house, or tin foil, or fabric etc.
Mixed media requires at least 2 different mediums to come together to create one unified piece of art. The more you mix the more complex the work becomes. You can play with layers to see what works. It can be a lot of trial and error.
We examine ways to mix the media. You will learn methods for layering, but more importantly, how to use this medium to express yourself clearly. Check it out in our Mixed Media Classes.
Join us in the brand new MONA LIST ART SALON for the first inaugural workshop!! This space is absolutely breathtaking! It will inspire your creativity. There is plenty of room for each participant to paint and express themselves.
The workshop includes assistance with:
We use fluids and inks in this class, plus charcoal sticks, pens, pencils - basically anything that makes a mark. We will also use Acrylic Matt Medium. Some bonus supplies will be available, but you will have a full supply list once you sign up.
Cost: $175. (Free GOLDEN acrylic apron to the first 6 registrants)
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Mona Lisa Art Salon - 1510 7st. S.W. Calgary, Ab. located in the heart of 17th Ave. S.W. at Just three doors down from Mona Lisa Artists’ Materials
in-person @Mona Lisa Artists’ Materials - 1518 – 7th Street SW
This year I have 6 paintings in the Miniature Masterpieces Gallery at the Western Showcase. I was told by the organizers that this gallery was inspired by my work and how successfully it sold on the first night of the show. If you go to the stampede grounds - please do go and find my work hanging on the walls of the Western Showcase in the BMO Centre. Happy Stampeding!
THIS YEAR - YOU CAN FIND ME AT THE MARKET!! I'M SO EXCITED!!
I will be selling cards of my artwork, plus some original paintings and prints. There is an area where vendors sell out of the trunks of their vehicles and spill a little into the streets. That is where you will find me. It is my first year doing this market, so I would really appreciate a visit from you! There will be amazing deals to be found :-)
I will have some of my BIG CITY LIVING paintings available in card sets.
The Inglewood Night Market is a modern day market that occurs every second Friday in the summer months in Calgary Alberta.
In 2019 our dates are June 7th, July 12th, August 9th, September 13th and September 14th (In September we do two nights both Friday and Saturday) we run from 5pm to 11pm each date.
Each event hosts over 50 local vendors selling diverse goods from handmade craftsmen items to vintage clothing, antiques & collectibles, artisan eats & more! You’ll also find food trucks, singer songwriters, bands, dancers, outdoor seating, a family friendly licenced area and other fun things to check out!
Our home is the beloved Inglewood Neighbourhood just off 9th Avenue and 10th street!
Last few days to see the show!! Check it out - Shona says it is one of the best shows in the gallery!
Find us in the new hip and cool artist studios at CSpace - King Edward School.
Artist Statement regarding the show:
Hope, trust, love, desire, compassion - all have a complexity as they weave and sometimes share space with - despair, distrust, hate, repulsion and envy. The anatomical heart, with its beating, its blood, its valves and pathways, represent our emotions more accurately then any simple 2D cartoon heart.
The balloons, flowers, cupcakes, rabbits and birds - these all represent my belief in goodness, in trust, in beauty. I tie my heart to these uplifting thoughts and feelings. I know there is darkness and destruction in this world, but I choose to feel and focus on the beauty. It doesn’t mean, I don’t feel compassion and sadness - my heart is there, beating and dripping with blood when I see injustice. But like a child, I tie my heart to the balloons.
Art is the...
great connector of people, places and dreams. It speaks the language of the heart when it is authentic and created from an open and non-judgemental space. It is passionate pursuit of creation with a playful mind.