For the month of August, 2018, I was ‘Artist in Residence’ at the Shadbolt Center for the Arts, Burnaby BC. I created a 15 foot by 3 foot painting on five wood panels. The theme was derived from the many reported ghost sightings in the buildings on the Deer Lake site. It will be on… Read More »
I was invited to pose as Mr. Turner the British painter at the Shadbolt Center earlier this month and gave a lecture-workshop for 60-70 people. Drawing tall ships. Fun to be dressed in 19th century costume with top hat. Maybe the look will make a comeback.
“Tony’s Art School” Shadbolt Center Burnaby April 11 – a series of 8 Wednesdays: Drawing in Morning 10 am-1 pm. Painting (either acrylic or Watercolor) in PM 2 pm- 5 pm Call Shadbolt Center in Burnaby or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Watercolor Painting – 4 Tuesdays – $125 10 am to 12:30 pm – 4 Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 (course will also be offered May 1, 8, 15, 22) We will explore a variety of subjects, such as landscape, water, and others. Everything is demonstrated clearly, and supported by a website with videos. Suitable… Read More »
I guess the name Art Slam says it all. Is winning better than losing in a speed painting contest? Oh well. It was all for charity. 18 people competed, 20 minute time limit, acrylics, any subject (no explicit nudity). I did a pair of boats in the first round and flamenco dancers for the finale.… Read More »
After graduating from art school (where no one demonstrated anything – no kidding!) I took some drawing and painting classes with Canadian Painter (and War Artist) Sam Black. He was an awesome teacher. In fact he won the Governor General’s Award for Teaching. At the center of his teaching method was the ‘demo’ . He… Read More »
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Yesterday I drew as a demonstration at the Shadbolt Center Burnaby for the “Rhododendron Festival”. Charcoal and pastels on office easel paper about 24 x 36. Hyped the colors a bit in P-Shop. The idea was to promote classes and participate in the Civic Festival representing the Shadbolt Center. I always enjoy doing this type… Read More »
Hi Tony, I am thrilled to tell you that I am accepted to the Master of Architecture program at UBC! I think this wouldn’t have happened without your support. Thank you so much for your advice, good feedback and all your support. I can’t appreciate enough. Best Regards, Ms JJ
Paste each of these titles into the SEARCH BOX beneath the Categories list on the right. CHAIRS ASSIGNMENT ONE: The following post title has several videos imbedded – the last two show how to draw 1-point and 2 point chairs, exercise one. Perspective Day 1 Of 8 Emily Carr(7 Vids and 2 Assigs in this post)… Read More »
This was essentially a watercolour demo. But, I was demonstrating an acrylic version of the same painting in this session, jumping back and forth. That’s why the painting looks different from time to time – hope it’s not too confusing. I didn’t finish the trees in the acrylic version(16 x 24 on canvas) – maybe… Read More »
I have been interested in doing some graphite work and might take it up before long. A friend, Bridged Lott, has taken it up also. Check her blog to see the result: http://www.bridgedlott.com/blog I have always done charcoal drawing, working with tonality, etc. Graphite seems a very different thing. I’ve done a little,… Read More »
Many or even most schools try to have some sort of numerical point system for adjudicating applications. There can be some near-ties. Guess what they might use to break the tie…Date of Application (seriously). Also, when you leave things to the last minute, there can be computer glitches on the part of the school and/or your references.… Read More »
Dear Tony: First, a very Happy New Year! (Jan 2016) In addition to seasonal good wishes, however, I’m writing in particular to send sincerest thanks for your very kind words and sympathetic assessment following my participation in your Fall semester perspective drawing class – really, I was quite blown away! In my entire school career… Read More »
Emily Carr course: Building Architectural Models and Maquettes, Fall 2015. foamcore , Bristol board and gluegun. Excellent work Jenna!
Tony O’Regan teaches techniques of drawing and painting which are user friendly and can be easily incorporated in the artist’s tool box of techniques, helpful for broadening creative expression. Tony’s Art School has empowered me in artist expression through his instruction of the fundamentals in drawing and painting. The techniques demonstrated and practiced in class… Read More »
I previously posted 2 videos under name of “DAY 6” that should help you in doing this assignment – Please scroll down past all the video posts as they are near the bottom of the video list for some reason.
Once in a while I go on a sketching expedition with the Urban Sketchers Meetup group. This time we sketched the Ceperley House at the Shadbolt Center – Summer 2015.
Congrats! – Former student Wayne S. just emailed to say he has been accepted to M. Arch Program in San Diego.
For the “ARTFARM DEMOS”, click on the Category tab “ARTFARM DEMOS persp & figure” (4th one down) at the right (or below if using a mobile device). ALWAYS click back on the Category tab to navigate because it’s possible to get lost among the videos. There are even more related videos under the “PERSPECTIVE” and “FACE AND FIGURE” Category… Read More »
Always use the ‘Category‘ tabs to the right (or below this on mobiles) to find your interest, such as, “Teaching – EMILY CARR CURRENT CDA” for Creative Drawing and Architecture, or “Teaching – EMILY CARR CURRENT PERSPECTIVE” for the Perspective for Art/Design course, or “Teaching – SHADBOLT CENTER” or “Teaching – THE GALLERY WHITE ROCK”, etc. Note that… Read More »
I have always felt that “Talent” is a very peculiar concept. People say, “X has talent, so no matter how hard I try, I can never achieve what they have done,” or , “I have talent and have always achieved quick praise, so why should I try harder to achieve anything more”. Either way… Read More »
A very nice note from a former student Alison Shields Design Manager at Starbucks Coffee Asia Pacific Limited: “Thanks for the recommendation Tony – I really appreciate it, especially unsolicited! I had never taken a drawing lesson until Kwantlen and didn’t consider myself artistic at all, and now hand sketches are my favourite way to… Read More »
I have assembled a group of perspective and other videos related to my workshops under the category: “SHADBOLT ART CENTRE WORKSHOP”. The most recent workshop was May 31, 2015. To view that group of videos just click on that title on the categories list at the right. Always go back to the categories list to… Read More »
Dear Tony, I just wanted to let you know that I drew 150 small scale figures, side view only. I also drew another 125 small scale figures, front, side, walking/jogging. The size ranged from 1/2 inch to 7 inches, average about 2 inches or less. Now it is a part of me, like you said. I really… Read More »
Very nice email I just received from a student: Hi Tony, I want to thank you again for writing a reference letter for me. It was for my application to University of Arts London. The interview went really well and I was offered a place in the program with unconditional acceptance which I was not… Read More »
On Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:22:15 -0700, L.S. wrote: Hi Tony, I just want to share an idea with you for practicing figure drawing. This idea originated from my granddaughters (ages 6 – 11) who, using the newspapers, draw ‘extra’ features on people or animal images. I have taken this one step further, thinking of… Read More »