New Fall Workshops at Emily Carr University of Art & Design

PERSPECTIVE DRAWING 

8 Sunday Mornings -9:30-12:30 – Oct 16 – through Dec 11 (Off Nov 13)
Expand your drawing, illustration, or painting practice through the creative power of perspective drawing techniques.

Students will how technical precision meets visual concept in this introductory perspective drawing course. Learn how to render accurate perspectival objects and scenes as well as manipulate space and form to create experimental compositions.


CREATIVE DRAWING AND ARCHITECTURE

8 Sunday afternoons – 1:30-4:30 –  Oct 16- through Dec 11 (Off Nov 13)
This structured, high-energy course develops your basic to intermediate drawing and sketching skills, specifically related to space and spatial concerns.

Exercises and projects focus on applying principles of perspective drawing 1, 2, 3 point and fisheye, sketching concepts, and compositional strategies. A variety of creative freehand techniques will allow you to develop your approach to architectural drawing.

New Fall Workshops at Fraser Valley Continuing Education

ACRYLIC FUNDAMENTALS PLUS

This course will include the fundamental skills and processes of painting in acrylics, such as color choices and mixing, as well as highly effective techniques and processes. We will also go beyond the basic skills to create paintings of landscapes and still-life, etc.  Fundamentals-Plus  is a course suitable for those who are beginning to paint in this versatile medium, as well as those with some experience who wish to continue to paint in a supportive studio.  All painting projects are clearly demonstrated, step-by-step by a highly experienced teaching artist, Tony O’Regan (toregan.com).

Wednesdays, Oct 5 to Nov 2 2022, 6:30-pm to 8:30pm, Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC.


ACRYLIC PAINTING STUDIO PROJECTS

This course provides a wonderful project-oriented studio setting for those who have painted with acrylics before, even at a very basic level, and who wish to continue to paint projects in a supportive and organized environment. We will focus on the compositional design, procedures and techniques, through projects, such as, nature and village scenes and floral. Highly experienced teaching artist, Tony O’Regan (toregan.com), will organize and demonstrate each inspiring painting project, encouraging individual expression and development.

Wednesdays, Nov 9 to Dec 7 2022, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC


STILL WATERS RUN DEEP 

Saturday, Oct 15 2022

Learn the components of a reflection in ponds or lakes. What is it that makes us fascinated by water? What are the visual cues that make us believe we are looking into a reflective or transparent surface?
 
Saturday, Oct 15 2022; 9:30am to 1:00pm, Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC


OCEAN WAVES 

Saturday, Oct 29 2022

Learn to understand the parts of a wave and how to depict it in color and gesture  as it rolls onto a rocky or sandy shore.
 
Saturday, Oct 29 2022, 9:30am to 1:00pm, Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley


ROCKY MOUNTAINS 

Saturday, Nov 5 2022

Learn to paint a landscape scene in the majestic Rocky Mountains.
 
Saturday, Nov 5 2022, 9:30am to 1:00pm, Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC.


FLORAL STILL-LIFE

Saturday, Nov 26 2022

Learn to analyze, compose and paint a floral still-life.
 
Saturday, Nov 26 2022, 9:30am to 1:00pm, Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC


DRAWING HORSES

Saturday, Dec 3 2022

Learn some basic methods for drawing and shading horse heads, body forms, and typical poses. We will approach this intriguing and challenging subject matter by using large scale models and projections , using charcoal, soft pencil and blending stumps on paper. Guided exercises and demonstrations will be provided by instructor, Tony O’Regan.

Saturday, Dec 3 2022, 9:30am to 1:00pm, Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC.


INTO THE FOREST 

Saturday, Dec 10 2022

Learn to paint a forest scene with trees, foliage and ground patterns.
 
Saturday, Dec 10 2022, 9:30am to 1:00pm Credo Christian High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC.


DRAWING AND PAINTING FACES 

Saturday, Jan 21 2023

Learn to draw the face, its proportions and features using light and shadow patterns. Learn the basic differences in male-female and child facial proportions and expressions.
 
Saturday, Jan 21 2023, 1:00pm-4:30pm, Classroom  in Credo High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC.


DRAWING FIGURES

Saturday, Feb 4 2023

Learn to construct a figure, its proportions, component forms and gestures. Learn to compose and sketch clothed figures in a street scene.
 
Saturday, Feb 4 2023, 9:30am to 1:00pm, Credo Christian High School 21846 52 Ave Langley, BC.

New Fall Workshops at the Shadbolt Center for the Arts

APPROACHES TO ABSTRACTION

8 FridaysOct 7 – Dec 2 –   10 am-1 pm (no class Nov. 11)
Learn the essentials of abstract painting using acrylic paint. Subjects will range from semi-representational to total abstraction. Explore ten ways of seeing, drawing, and painting with an emphasis on the principles and elements of design. Develop abstract imagery in your paintings in a supportive atmosphere, with demonstrations and individual attention. All experienced and accomplished artists have their own individual ‘toolbox’ of methods and procedures – this is an opportunity to develop yours.

Enter the Webreg BARCODE for this course:  673595


FLORAL EXPRESSIONS in Acrylics

4 Friday afternoons Oct 7 – Oct 28 –  2pm-4:30pm

 This course will move through a number of ways of seeing, drawing and painting floral blossoms. We will use gesture, contour, mass, space and form to generate convincing and expressive representations of a variety of botanical forms. Participants draw and paint floral compositions in Acrylics. Persons with basic through intermediate skills will benefit. The instructor’s website has numerous useful painting and drawing videos for additional study. Print receipt to view supply list. Instructor: Tony O’Regan.

Enter the Webreg BARCODE for this course :   674164


TEN WAYS OF SEEING AND DRAWING

4 Friday afternoons Nov 4 – Dec 2 – 2pm – 4:30pm (off Nov 11)
This drawing intensive is an exploration of concepts for still life, landscape and abstract. Learn to utilize gesture, contour, mass, space, figure/ground, tonality, silhouette, modeling with light/shade, perspective and composition to expand your ability to perceive and draw a variety of subjects. Useful for beginner to more experienced and is applicable to painting as well as drawing.

Enter the Webreg BARCODE for this course :    674217

New Fall Workshops at the Semiahmoo Arts Society

Tony O’Regan is offering a Fall series of 10 ArtSpot Workshops on Thursday evenings, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Semiahmoo Arts, South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre. All levels are welcome. Register for each one on a drop-in basis or all 10.

SEMIAHMOO ARTSPOT – TEN WAYS OF SEEING AND DRAWING

Thursday evenings, starting Sep 15 – Dec 22, 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm – Click ‘Register’ to see more specific dates available.

We can think of drawing as being comprised of 10 different “perceptual filters,” abilities or ways of seeing. Like the filters a photographer might use with a camera, we can use them individually or in combinations on a single drawing to achieve a near-infinite variety of effects.

When you have mastered them, even at a basic level, you will have a powerful “tool kit” for use in drawing, painting and design. Each session will focus on a different way of seeing – gesture, contour, silhouette, figure-ground, tonality, light-shade, mass, space, perspective, and compositional design.

Each session stands on its own and, as usual, Tony will provide a video to “fill in” if you have to miss a session.

INTRO TO LIFE DRAWING

Sunday Oct 2 – one day only – 9:30 – 12:30
Artists have drawn the human figure from live models for many centuries. Have you wanted to join a non-instructional Life Drawing session, but feel a bit overwhelmed by approaching the human form without instruction?

All levels, beginning through intermediate, can benefit from this tutorial whether your goal is life-drawing or simply to improve your ability to draw the figure. In this tutorial session  – Tony O’Regan (instructor for over 25 years –  www.toregan.com )  will help you with the following drawing skills through handouts, live and video demonstrations:

  • Constructing the basic anatomical forms and proportions of the figure, male and female
  • Important  detail areas: head/neck, hands, feet
  • Dealing with twists, bends, folds, foreshortening
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