Tuesday, 16 July 2013

A New Venture - Workshops

A thought that has been germinating for a few months has finally sprouted and is growing like a weed. I am now offering workshops!! I have taught workshops to the Creston Art Club and once to the Riondel Art Club but now I am open to going further afield. Details are still sketchy but I can think of a few things that might appeal to students.

In Watercolor:
It's Snowing
 This simple winter scene gives students a number of techniques to learn.
Trash or Treasure
 Painting metal and glass is always a challenge - I would have to practice a bit!
Atmosphere is always popular and a scene like this can teach a number of things.

Add Pen & Ink:

Fencepost and Daisies
A loose watercolor with pen & ink accents - a great way to spice up a painting
Blue Poppy
Or, just use the pen & ink techniques by themselves for a totally different look

Maybe some Acrylics:

Iris Magic
 Painting with acrylic on paper gives you options - watercolor style or acrylic or both!
Under the Skimmerhorn
 Painting a scene with just a palette knife can be fun and challenging.

These are just some of the things I have taught over the years and I look forward to sharing them as well as other techniques with aspiring artists.  If you or your group is interested in a specific technique, check with me - maybe I can help.

I try to structure my workshops so the participants each takes home a painting that is not a duplicate of my work  but something uniquely their own - it is the technique that is important not the subject.  I hope my idea of workshops will appeal to many artists in the neighboring communities. To find out more contact me at val@mellowood.ca


  1. Good for you, Val - keep us posted!

  2. Thanks Win. I think the hardest part will be getting the word out!