Birds and Flowers art Show

Birds and Flowers Art Show

Artist: Julie Drew

October 25, 2018 - Jan 2, 2019

Reception: Nov 20, 2018
2 - 6pm

Location: Blue Curve Gallery
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital 
10230 111 Ave NW, Edmonton AB

 

I love flowers and birds there is something that is so joyful of the beauty of flowers and the singing, the soaring and the delight I find in watching birds. When I walk in the great outdoors, it is like a treasure hunt to see what I can find. I am thrilled when I find something that really catches my eye and my heart. I take a photo reference or sketch it right away.

Flowers come in so many shapes and colors. I seek to capture the details and essence of the flowers. Birds have a character all their own. I particularly like the ones I do not see every day, like the egret, eagle and osprey. These birds and flowers speak to me of God’s beautiful creation.

 

Workshops and Classes at the Paint Spot 

***REGISTRATION*** Follow the links in the course titles to register on the Paint Spot website.

 

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Saturday, Sept 30, 10 am - 4 pm  Plein Air in MillCreek Ravine $60

We have a beautiful ravine close by. Let's take advantage of whatever the weather brings and paint on site. Sketching and painting outdoors is a good way to do eyetraining for painting and drawing. We will talk about composition, what to leave in and what to remove from the scene in front of you. Supply list will be attached soon or sent out after registration. Pack Light as we will need to carry everything a distance to the site.

Any medium welcome.

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Saturday, Nov 4  10 am -4 pm Papermaking Workshop $60 plus $20 for supplies

In this workshop you will have the opportunity to make a variety of papers from natural and recycled fibres. We will begin by making 6-8 different paper pulps such as cattail, thistle, poplar fluff, blue jeans and more, out of seeds, cotton fabric, and recycled acid free paper: You will then have the opportunity to create papers from each of the pulp vats using the templates provided: approximately 10 -15+ unique pieces of paper for you to take home after the workshop.

There is no supply list.
Optional: Fabric,  Inclusions: thread, sprakles, confetti, pressed leaves and flowers.

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4 Thursday evenings Nov 9- Nov 30, 6:30-9 pm Painting on Handmade Paper with Mixed Media $140

We will take the handmade paper made in a previous Papermaking Workshop and use it as a suport for a painting. 

We will work on (at least) two pieces.

One using the Handmade paper for it's own painting.

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The second painting will use one or a combination of handmade papers mounted on birch panel or canvas.

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We will plan out the painting, working on composition. We will work with different media to capture the painting. Bring extra handmade paper to practice on.

Studio Location: 6724 - 86 St, Edmonton


Morning Watercolor class, Wednesdays  count me in
8 week session $180 

Drop in for $25/lesson pay in cash on the day

9:30 am-11:30 am;  Oct 10 - Nov 29, 2018

 

City Arts Centre at Terwillegar Rec Centre: (register: call 311 or visit edmonton.ca/eReg)

Drawing and Painting with Mixed Media 1-4 pm, 8 Thursdys,Sept 27-Nov 15, 2018, $155  (register: call 311 or visit edmonton.ca/eReg course code #635333)

Sharpen your observation and drawing skills in this mixed media class using watercolor pencils, watercolor, pen and graphite. We will explore the process of sketching and capturing a mood, a place and an idea. These techniques will increase your overall paintings and give you tools to sketch and paint on the go, taking your creativity outside the studio!

 

Workshops at Artelier: 10032 81 Ave


Floral Watercolor Workshop bloomwhereplanted opt
Sat, Nov 3, 2018, 10 am -4 pm, $80 ea Supply list provided upon registration. 

We will work on  two paintings during this one day workshop. The first will be an exercise in pouring watercolor and using creative techniques to loosly establish a field of wildflowers. This is an excercise to loosen up and play with what turns up, working with the unpredictability of watercolor. 

The second painting will be a more traditional approach of composition, and techniques to paint translucent petals and leaves. We will alternate between the two paintings, allowing one to dry while we work on the other.

 Registration call the Paintspot 780-432-0240

 


river of delightWatercolor Workshop: Painting the flow of water (Landscapes with Waterfalls)
Nov 24-25, 2018, 10 am -4 pm, $160 ea Supply list provided upon registration.

Painting water: how it flows and moves over rocks and tumbles to the river below. This intense two day workshop uses a lot of basic techniques to capture the movement of water. We will work on one main painting and several exercises for creating movement in water. The exercises can be turned into mini paintigs by adding the landscape around the river or waterfall. Bring your favorite waterfall pictures for reference photos. 

 

 

 

Art: Vocabulary for the Soul Workshop  Art Vocabulary For the Soul Retreat-student work
Sat, Dec 1, 10 am -4 pm, $80 ea $15 supply fee

Art has a way of allowing us to see what is on the inside of us, our thoughts and feelings, and even the things we keep hidden from ourselves. In this workshop, we will use different exercises to engage our inner self, by drawing on the artist within. We will begin by fingerpainting, letting our inner child come out to play.  The exercises will progress through the day utilizing different mediums that will be available to choose from: watercolor pencils, pastels and oil pastels.

Optional: pencil, color pencil, 9 x 12 sketchbook, eraser

Retreats 

The Enneagram in Love and Work Workshop 
A Personal Development Retreat

Oct 19-21, 2018  $165 
(Additional optional fees including accommodation)

Star of the North Retreat Centre, St Albert

enneagramshadow150wThe Enneagram is an incredible tool for helping us truly see ourselves.  It is a map that guides us into our hearts and souls, bringing to light the desires, motivations, and fears that drive our choices and actions.  Often we get stuck in these choices and actions, circling in repetitive life patterns without knowing why.

The Enneagram gives us a hand up toward true and deep self-transformation, improved relationships with others, and a more authentic relationship with God. 

 

Art: Vocabulary for the Soul Workshop
Nov 9, 4pm  - Nov 12, 2018,  2pm, 
Early Bird $265 shared room, until Oct 21, 2018; $300 after Oct 21

Accommodation Lodge, Covenant Bay Bible Camp on Poplar Bay of Pigeon Lake

Prayer GardenThis spiritual retreat is for those who want to connect with God. Whether you are an artist, writer, musician, or just curious to try something new, we are all able to connect with God creatively. Students will be encouraged to create in the art of their choice -- painting, writing, photography, dance, etc. Instruction for watercolor and drawing will be provided for those who desire it.