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

Special Summer Drawing Series

Tuesday Evenings, beginning July 12, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Semiahmoo Art Center
Instructor: Tony O’Regan
Tony will share some of the expertise he has gained as an artist, architectural designer and instructor at Universities and Art Colleges for over 25 years.

Greetings to my friends in Art!

The two-hour sessions will be on various drawing topics that I think may interest you:

  • Perspective Drawing
  • Shade-Shadow-Reflection
  • Face
  • Figure
  • Boats
  • Horses
  • Village Streets
  • and more!

You can enroll one evening at a time or for a set, as you may find convenient. I hope to see you there!

Refresh your Art Skills this summer! 

This special summer drawing series will include Perspective Drawing, Shade-Shadow-Reflection, as well as focusing on drawing special subject areas, like Face, Figure, Boats, Horses, Village Streets, and others.

The first session will deal with an overview of Perspective Techniques and Principles. The second session will focus on Perspective Applications and case studies. From there, we will go on to Villages and Street Scenes; Drawing the Face; Drawing Figures; Boats and Coastal Scenes; then animals – Horses and Dogs. The classes are intended to be of use to people who wish to draw for its own sake or as an adjunct to painting.

Bring basic drawing materials of your choice – soft 2b or 4b pencil, 8 x 11 paper or larger, and whatever else you may wish to use.

Sessions will run from 6:30-8:30 Tuesday evenings beginning July 12 at Semiahmoo Art Center in the Visual Arts Studio (located at 14601-20 Ave, South Surrey, BC).

Cost is just $25 /session drop-in basis ($20 for Semiahmoo Arts members).

All levels welcome. Numbers are limited, so please pre-register at Semiahmoo Arts. Call the office at 604-536-8333 or use the button to register.

Acrylic Painting – Fundamentals

Every Tuesday, Mar 8 – Mar 29, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, online via Zoom
Instructor: Tony O’Regan
This online course will guide you through basic techniques to create colourful art subjects, such as landscapes and reflective lakes. The 4 sessions consist of thorough demonstrations and are appropriate for beginner to intermediate level students. Includes two months of further access to Tony O’Regan’s website so you can review videos of demos at your own speed and convenience after the end of the course. Materials are not included – list on request
$95 (tax included)

Acrylic Painting – Still Life Florals

Every Tuesday, April 5 – April 26, 2022, 7:00-9:00pm, online, via Zoom

Instructor: Tony O’Regan

Flowers have always been a favourite subject for painters. Gesture, Contour, Silhouette, Light and Shadow are among several highly interesting techniques you will learn to create beautiful floral paintings. The 4 sessions consist of thorough demonstrations. Some prior experience with acrylic painting is recommended.  Includes two months of further access to Tony O’Regan’s website so you can review videos of demos at your own speed and convenience after the end of the course.   Materials are not included –  list on request.

$95 (tax included)

Acrylic Painting – Coastal Scenes

Every Tuesday, May 10 – May 31,  7:00 – 9:00 pm, online via Zoom

Instructor: Tony O’Regan

In this online course, you will learn techniques to depict rocky shores and ocean and beach scenes, creating paintings of our beautiful coast. Some prior experience with acrylic painting is recommended. The 4 sessions consist of thorough demonstrations. Includes two months of further access to Tony O’Regan’s website so you can review videos of demos at your own speed and convenience after the end of the course. Materials are not included – list on request.

$95 (tax included)

Acrylic Painting – Approaches to Abstraction

Every Tuesday, Jun 7 – Jun 28,  7:00 – 9:00 pm, online via Zoo

Instructor: Tony O’Regan

Abstract painting has been a powerful influence on modern artists. In this course, you will learn many design-focused techniques and processes for addressing this exciting genre. Gesture, Line, Space, Tonality and other ways of seeing will provide a useful perceptual ‘toolkit’ for approaching the abstract in painting. Some prior experience with acrylic painting is recommended. Includes two months of further access to Tony O’Regan’s website so you can review videos of demos at your own speed and convenience after the end of the course. Materials are not included – list on request.

$95 (tax included)

Painting the Rocky Mountains Series- Semiahmoo

Rockies Session 1: Acrylic and Water Colour, May 2, 2021

ROCKIES, SEMIAHMOO – Session 1: MOUNT RUNDLE, Part A – Acrylic & Water Colour, 1 of 4 { May 2  2021}

ROCKIES, SEMIAHMOO – Session 1: MOUNT RUNDLE, Part A – Acrylic & Water Colour, 2 of 4 { May 2  2021}

ROCKIES, SEMIAHMOO – Session 1: MOUNT RUNDLE, Part A – Acrylic & Water Colour, 3 of 4 { May 2  2021}

ROCKIES, SEMIAHMOO – Session 1: MOUNT RUNDLE, Part A – Acrylic & Water Colour, 4 of 4 { May 2  2021}

Rockies Session 2: Acrylic and Water Colour, May 9, 2021

ROCKIES, SEMIAHMOO – Session 2: MOUNT RUNDLE, Part B – Acrylic & Water Colour, 1 of 5 { May 9,  2021}

ROCKIES, SEMIAHMOO – Session 2: MOUNT RUNDLE, Part B – Acrylic & Water Colour, 2 of 5 { May 9,  2021}

ROCKIES, SEMIAHMOO – Session 2: MOUNT RUNDLE, Part B – Acrylic & Water Colour, 3 of 5 { May 9,  2021}

ROCKIES, SEMIAHMOO – Session 2: MOUNT RUNDLE, Part B – Acrylic & Water Colour, 4 of 5 { May 9,  2021}

ROCKIES, SEMIAHMOO – Session 2: MOUNT RUNDLE, Part B – Acrylic & Water Colour, 5 of 5 { May 9,  2021}

Rockies Session 2: Acrylic and Water Colour, May 9, 2021

ROCKIES, SEMIAHMOO – Session 3: MORAINE LAKE, Part A – Acrylic & Water Colour, 1 of 5 { May 16,  2021}

ROCKIES, SEMIAHMOO – Session 3: MORAINE LAKE, Part A – Acrylic & Water Colour, 2 of 5 { May 16,  2021}

ROCKIES, SEMIAHMOO – Session 3: MORAINE LAKE, Part A – Acrylic & Water Colour, 3 of 5 { May 16,  2021}

ROCKIES, SEMIAHMOO – Session 3: MORAINE LAKE, Part A – Acrylic & Water Colour, 4 of 5 { May 16,  2021}

ROCKIES, SEMIAHMOO – Session 3: MORAINE LAKE, Part A – Acrylic & Water Colour, 5 of 5 { May 16,  2021}

Painting Rocky Mountains Series

4 ONLINE Classes – Sundays: May 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2021

Learn to paint Mountains with Art Master Tony O’Regan! Tony is a painter and teacher with 20 years experience teaching across Vancouver and at the University of BC. Semiahmoo Arts will be hosting his new course ‘Painting Canada’s Majestic Rocky Mountains’. In this class you will learn to paint the scenic wonders of Western Canada; Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks and Mount Rundle in Banff.

The processes and techniques for addressing mountain terrain, snow and lakes, will be demonstrated and addressed in this exciting online workshop. Both watercolor and acrylic are demonstrated and artists are welcome to work in either of these mediums. Class is at the intermediate level, so some previous experience is recommended.  The demos are video-recorded by the instructor and will be available for streaming on his Website, so participants can review and practice after each class. Since the class is presented via Zoom, some experience with Zoom is recommended.

Online class via zoom

$99.5 (tax incl.)

Sundays 2:00PM – 4:00PM

May 2, 9, 16, 23 (4 Classes)

Tony is a White Rock resident and holds a Masters in Environmental Design, as well as a 4-year Honors Diploma in Painting with 20 years teaching at major universities.


Participants supply own materials, list to be provided.

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