water demoOne of the things I do when I teach is to demonstrate painting techniques. Sometimes I already have a painting in mind and sketch it out before class, knowing it can work for a demo.

However, most of the time it is a technique or project that I start with the class or a demonstration of a technique for one of my student's projects. Then, I have a partial painting or just some random colors and texture that I can turn into something else.

athabasca pine tree, 11 x 7 in, mixed media, Julie Drew

Over the last couple of years of teaching, I have accumulated more unfinished pieces than I have managed to complete. I just counted 59 I had photgraphed last fall to record the process of painting. Rather daunting. I had no idea there were so many.  Not all of them will be completed. For those that will be completed, something about them inspires me to press on with them.

trollfalls mixed media, 12 x 9 in, Julie Drew

Winter Art Classes

Watercolor for beginners to intermediate370Dancinglight

Thursday nights in Devon 

Location in Devon Alberta. Address supplied when registered.

Jan 9- Feb 13

6:30 - 8:30 pm

$143.00 + GST + supplies

Whether you are a beginner or advanced in watercolor painting, as this is a small class, Julie will be able to guide you through the process of watercolor painting. New students will learn techniques and start with simpler subjects. Advanced students can work on their own projects with guidance from Julie.

Registration

pdfWatercolor class supply list

 

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With the City Arts Centre 

Painting: Watercolour 1 & 2 course  (8 weeks) course id #661975

Register (Adult Programs > Visual Arts Programs > Adult > course id #661975 in the search Or look for the title..) Or call 311.

Monday afternoon, Jan 13 - Mar 9, 2020

1 - 4 PM
$155.00+ supplies

Whether you have been painting awhile or this is your first class, all are welcome. We will touch on colour theory and the mixing of colors as we utilize a variety of techniques to create paintings of landscapes and other subjects of your own choice. There will be some group exercises to enhance your skills as well as time to work on your own painting projects.

Location: Terwillegar Rec Centre \multipurpose room C

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Drawing and Painting with Mixed Media course (8 weeks) course id #661976

Register (Adult Programs > Visual Arts Programs > Adult > course id #661976 in the search Or look for the title..) Or call 311.

Thursday afternoon, Jan 23 - Mar 12, 20201 - 4 PM

$155.00

Sharpen your drawing skills. Never taken a drawing or painting class? No problem, this class is for all skill levels, taking you to the next step in the process. We will use watercolor pencils and ink to draw and sketch landscapes, animals, and people. We will add watercolors for backgrounds to the paintings. We will work toward the idea of travel sketching as well by taking a couple of plein air sessions during the eight weeks, weather permitting.

Location: Terwillegar Rec Centre \multipurpose room C

pdfsupply list

 

Acrylic 1 & 2 course (8 weeks) course id #661963autumn reds, acrylic, 9x12in, Julie Drew

Register (Adult Programs > Visual Arts Programs > Adult >  course id #661963 in the search Or look for the title.) Or call 311.

Wednesday afternoon, Jan 21- Mar 10, 2020

12:30-3:30 PM

$155.00

Explore Acrylics and its possibilities through the basics of color mixing, brush work and moving on to techniques to enhance your creative potential. There will be group projects and time to work on your own projects during each class.

Location: City Arts Center 10942 83 Ave

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"Papermaking Workshop" coming in February (contact Julie if you are interested)

Workshop on "How to make masking fluid work in Watercolor" coming in the spring

Next "Art and Faith retreat" June 26-28 at King's Fold  Early bird registration will open in January 2, 2020.

 

bloomwhereyouareplantedIINote about Covid- 19.

I am thankful that the winter classes finished before this all began.

I do not know how the spring will go, but I am starting to look into and think about how I might teach online, for those who were planning on continuing with the spring classes. If the spring classes do not run, the city will reimburse you or let you put the money toward a new class in the future. If you are interested in trying an online version of the course, let me know by email. We can experiment with it together.

 

With the City Arts Centre 

Painting: Watercolour 1 & 2 course  (8 weeks) course id #662015

Register (Adult Programs > Visual Arts Programs > Adult > course id #662015 in the search Or look for the title..) Or call 311.

Monday afternoon, April 6 - June 8, 2020 (omit holidays)

1 - 4 PM
$155.00+ supplies

Whether you have been painting awhile or this is your first class, all are welcome. We will touch on colour theory and the mixing of colors as we utilize a variety of techniques to create paintings of landscapes and other subjects of your own choice. There will be some group exercises to enhance your skills as well as time to work on your own painting projects.

Location: Terwillegar Rec Centre \multipurpose room C

pdfsupply list: 

 

Drawing and Painting with Mixed Media course (8 weeks) course id #662002

Register (Adult Programs > Visual Arts Programs > Adult > course id #662002 in the search Or look for the title..) Or call 311.

Thursday afternoon, April 23 - June 11, 2020 

1 - 4 PM

$155.00

Sharpen your drawing skills. Never taken a drawing or painting class? No problem, this class is for all skill levels, taking you to the next step in the process. We will use watercolor pencils and ink to draw and sketch landscapes, animals, and people. We will add watercolors for backgrounds to the paintings. We will work toward the idea of travel sketching as well by taking a couple of plein air sessions during the eight weeks, weather permitting.

Location: Terwillegar Rec Centre \multipurpose room C

pdfsupply list

 

Acrylic 1 & 2 course (8 weeks) course id #662004Flowers over the Lintel, acrylic, 9x12 in, Julie Drew

Register (Adult Programs > Visual Arts Programs > Adult >  course id #662004 in the search Or look for the title.) Or call 311.

Wednesday afternoon, April 21-June 9, 2020

12:30-3:30 PM

$155.00

Explore Acrylics and its possibilities through the basics of color mixing, brush work and moving on to techniques to enhance your creative potential. There will be group projects and time to work on your own projects during each class.

Location: City Arts Center 10942 83 Ave

pdfsupply list

 

Watercolor classes in Devon will start on April 16 and run for 8 weeks in the evenings. 6:30-9 pm. 

$190.48 + GST + supplies

Whether you are a beginner or advanced in watercolor painting, as this is a small class, Julie will be able to guide you through the process of watercolor painting. New students will learn techniques and start with simpler subjects. Advanced students can work on their own projects with guidance from Julie.

pdfWatercolor class supply list

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Next "Art and Faith retreat" June 26-28 at King's Fold  Early bird registration is open until March 27.

 

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