Winter Break-a-Brush! Painting Workshop Program - AOE Announcements

1. The 2017 Winter Break-a-Brush! Painting Workshop Program

This Winter, we're looking forward to hosting another great workshop series: Over 6 workshops, we cover key painting subjects and walk with some incredible master painters.

Your ticket on the Group of Seven's Algoma Railcar - Saturday 4 February
Follow the footsteps of the Group of Seven for a sketching and painting expedition in the Canadian wilderness. Create dry media and paint sketches using sound painting practices as they apply to the Canadian landscape: composition, simplification, colour and value - with a modernist edge! During annual trips to the North Shore of Lake Superior, members of the group evolved the style the Group of Seven is best known for: rich, decorative colours melding with deeply-felt perceptions of nature. Whether inspired by the stark and mystical landscapes of Lawren Harris, the lyrical styles of J.E.H. MacDonald and Arthur Lismer or the consummate paint mastery of A.Y. Jackson, join us for a day in the company of this legendary group of Canadian painters.

Our inner abstract – Saturday 11 February
What if we journeyed to inner space to paint what we feel on any given day? Drawing from this wonderful well of energy, the workshop focuses on creating a visual representation from within. For some, that might be a realistic image of some sort with the overlay of another, for others it might be a painting which comprises imagery both in and out of focus and yet others, something entirely abstract. Abstract art means many things to many people, invariably provoking reaction. This workshop will draw upon pure creativity and deep inspiration as well as colour theory as it relates to its emotional association. Let's amaze and surprise ourselves!

Mysterious nocturnes: Whistler, Remington and more! - Saturday 25 February
Discover the creative potential of night scenes. The term nocturne was first borrowed from the world of music (denoting a movement evocative of night) in the 1800’s by perhaps the greatest proponent of night scenes, James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Masters have explored the potential of nocturnes from Rembrandt's monumental “The Night Watch” to Frederic Remington’s fascination with the American West. Nocturnes fill our senses with the potential of form and colour - hinted, but unstated: “Cold-hearted orb that rules the night, removes the colours from our sight. Red is grey, and yellow, white, but we decide which is right, and which is an illusion.” (Peter Knight & The Moody Blues)

Choose your media - Mixing it up! - Saturday 4 March
Explore the creative opportunities of mixed media in visual arts. We will investigate the almost infinite impact of various media applied separately and in conjunction with others. Oil over acrylic, charcoal with wash, pen and ink, pastels with wet media - the list goes on. In addition to creative aspects, this workshop will address common technical problems of application and conservation when using media in combination. Using motifs inspired by the human condition or compositions portraying empty spaces devoid of human presence, mixed media offers a powerful opportunity to apply feelings, experiences, and imagination to create a truly unique works of art!

East and West – Prudence Heward and Emily Carr – Saturday 18 March
Prudence Heward and Emily Carr may have met, but the record is unclear: With Prudence Heward working in Montreal and Emily Carr in BC, these two Canadian masters from the first part of the 20th century followed very different paths. Many of Prudence Heward’s figurative nudes were controversial in their time, whilst Emily Carr found little support for modernism until later in life. Both A.Y. Jackson and Lawren Harris strongly supported their respective work and place in Canadian art. Whether inspired by powerful figurative motifs or the mysteries of Pacific peoples and wilderness, let’s explore the contribution of these two monumental Canadian Artists.

Capturing personality in portraits - from classic to modern – Saturday 25 March
Artists through the ages have striven to capture something more than likeness – that invaluable, elusive quality yearned for, by the final brushstroke. This workshop will explore the joy of creating free and vital portraits, in a variety of styles. Balancing control and technique with immediacy and spontaneity, we will explore how these can be woven together to capture personality as well as likeness. Observation and sound technique will be explained, along with using the portrait as a means of expression. The session will cover working from a live model as well as from photo references.

All Workshops are from 09:30 am to 04:30 pm at Rothwell United Church, 42 Sumac Street, Ottawa, K1J 6P7. $95.00 per session or $75.00 each for bookings of 4 or more sessions. Additional details are found on our website: http://davidkearn.com/courses_e.htm.

These workshops appeal to a wide range of skill levels: from relative beginners to practiced artists wanting to pursue a new style. Together we will dispel myths and develop sound practices, creativity and expression! France and I would like to invite you to join us for an exciting winter painting program.

Reserve by email to france@davidkearn.com
or via Paypal: http://davidkearn.com/courses_e_paypal.htm

A memorable season of painting awaits!

2. AOE Announcements

Please follow these links:
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Winter Update from AOE Arts Council – Bulletin d’hiver du Conseil des Arts AOE

Opportunities for Members : January 19 – Occasions pour les membres : Le 19 janvier

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