Welcome to Summer Art Classes for Teens and Adults! Your health is our priority, and classes will look a little different as we implement changes that are in line with COVID-19 distancing and sanitizing practices. These measures include:
- Space! Each class participant will be seated alone at one six foot table, at a distance of at least six feet apart from other participants;
- Class sizes are limited to abide by groups of ten people or less, including instructor;
- The classroom space will only hold one class per day and will be sanitized before and after the class. Hand sanitizer and wipes are available inside the classroom space for use by the participants and instructor;
- Participants are encouraged to wear masks indoors;
- Participants must stay home if they are feeling ill. Please see our refund policy at the bottom of the page;
- Participants are encouraged to sanitize hands throughout the day.
The magic of plain air painting awaits you in this two day workshop. On day one, Jeanette will perform a demo and give a brief explanation about composition, value and colour. The class will do a few drawing and painting exercises and use the remaining time to sketch what they will want to paint the next day. Day two is dedicated to your plein air painting, with Jeanette close by for guidance and support.
Students can work in Oil, water based Oils or Acrylics; Participants to bring their own lunch. Supplies needed (provided by student): a sketch block, pencil or charcoal, paints (the following colours are recommended as a minimum: Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Ochre, Quinacridone Red (Or Rose Madder or Cadmium Red deep), Ultramarine Blue, Raw Umber – helpful other colours are Cadmium yellow medium or deep, Manganese or Cerulean Blue, and possibly a green). If working with oil: non smelling solvent or if working with water solubles or acrylics a water container; a variety of sizes relatively stiff brushes (hog hair or synthetic), a palette knife is optional, and as many canvases as you think you will need – no bigger than 16×20. A field easel, palette with a large flat surface for mixing colours. If you need to purchase paints – it is encouraged to NOT buy the cheapest option – paints are priced according to the amount of pigments they have. Low quality paints are difficult to work with as they do not contain enough pigment to allow for good mixing or intensity in colour. Level 2 is a good start.