Category: DVAC Workshop

{submitted by Christine Hanson and photo by Louise Spiritcougar Lefebvre} The “Introduction to Pastels” workshop began with Margaret giving us a thorough explanation of different materials for pastel and why some are much better than others. Then she demonstrated various …

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{Submitted by Eva Johnson who also organized the workshop} On Nov. 4 and 5, Laura Culic led us in our first workshop of the year. Fifteen fortunate participants learned how to mix cold wax with oil paint to create layer …

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Photos provided by Elizabeth Johnston. Professional artist Brian Smith conducted a 2 day workshop on painting the portrait using the Zorn palette. By utilizing this very limited palette, the decisions around colour, intensity and value become much simpler.

Photos from the wonderful Bianka Guna non-objective painting workshop. Photos courtesy of DVAC member Eva Johnson.         

{Text and photos courtesy of Brent} The first DVAC workshop of the 2014/15 year was held on Saturday and Sunday November 22 and 23, 2014. The workshop, led by Joan McGivney taught club members about an easy way to transfer …

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{article submitted by Brent Arlitt, photos by Brent Arlitt and Eva Johnson] John David Anderson conducted a Plein Air painting workshop for interested members of the Don Valley Art Club on the weekend of June 7 and 8, 2014. The …

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{Submitted by Joanne MacLean (text) and Larry McGill (photos)} On May 3rd and 4th a group of  DVAC members enjoyed a chance to play and experiment with materials to intuitively explore mediums,  textured papers,  shapes, composition,  colour and value.  Camille …

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(Article submitted by Brent Arlitt) The Brian Smith Workshop on Figurative Abstraction was wonderful. Brian led the group through methodology on how to connect to the artistic spark that lies within the artist with confidence. Three models added to the …

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The John Pryce workshop was sold out early and fully attended by 15 eager artists from the club. John showed members his special methods for capturing light for brilliantly glowing landscape paintings. Painters at the workshop applied their own styles …

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The first session of the DVAC Extended Pose Thursday night was enjoyed by all. The next series of poses starts November 28th and will finish January 23rd with a 3 week break over the holiday season. Any member wishing to …

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