ART LESSONS

I believe that each art student has an inherent internal compass and needs a positive and a non-competitive environment to develop his or hers strength in expressing their artistic view.
I combine a contemporary approach to art with traditional methods of drawing and painting, encouraging students to explore new materials, techniques and inviting experimentation in their work.
 

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PORTRAIT PAINTING
May 20 - July 8, 2021

8 week course via Zoom

Fee: $180

Thursdays 2 pm - 4 pm

 

Contemporary Portrait Painting in oil or acrylic media.

In this course the emphasis will be placed on different approaches to composing a portrait, contemporary techniques and quality of colour.

Students will learn about canvas preparation methods,  underpainting process, mixing flesh tones and finishing mediums. This class will include demonstrations and video recording of the lessons.
Basic drawings skills required.

When registered you will be provided with a receipt, material list and a zoom link.

Not refundable 7 days prior to the start date.

Credit or full refund if cancelled by the provider.

INDIVIDUAL MENTORSHIP FOR ARTISTS
Ongoing

1 hour sessions via Zoom

Wednesdays

Email to book time

Individual mentoring is for artists that already have projects they are working on or would like to start a new project. Private sessions are meant to assist one with composition, colour mixing, refinement of details,

exploration of various strategies, troubleshooting a technique problem or simply providing a professional feedback.

Painting with acrylic or oil medium.

Drawing with a graphite pencil, charcoal, pastel or a sanguine.
 

When registered you will be provided with a receipt, material list and a zoom link.

Not refundable 7 days prior the start date.

Credit or full refund if cancelled by the provider.

EXPLORATIONS IN COLOUR 
 May 25 - June 29, 2021     Cancelled

6 weeks course via Zoom

Fee: $180

Mondays, 2 pm -4 pm

 Explorations in Colour  is in depth painting course about the relationships between colours, its psychological and physical characteristics, and mixing principles.

Through practical exercises and demonstrations students will learn how to create colour schemes and to successfully apply them in abstract and representational artwork in any media.

 

When registered you will be provided with a receipt, material list and a zoom link.

Not refundable 7 days prior to the start date.

Credit or full refund if cancelled by the provider.

 

PORTRAIT DRAWING
March 4 - April 22, 2021       
CANCELLED

8 week course via Zoom

Fee: $200

Thursdays, 2 pm -4 pm

This course is designed for those who wish to advance their portrait drawing skills to be applied to any medium. Through step-by-step instruction and understanding of anatomy students will explore various  approaches to representing the human face. Participants will execute several works per term from high quality photographs with the focus on technical command and quality of expression. A variety of media and techniques will be explored to encourage  individual expression and skill.

When registered you will be provided with a receipt, material list and a zoom link.

Not refundable 7 days prior the start date.

Credit or full refund if cancelled by the provider

PLAIN-AIR  LANDSCAPE PAINTING
June 21 - 22, 2021
   

2 day in-person workshop

location: Stratford , Ontario Area
Fee: $100


Monday- Tuesday , 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

 

This plain-air workshop is for those who enjoy painting from nature and would like to develop fast painting techniques and wet-on-wet approach to a landscape painting.


Techniques, such as palette knife application, blending, the colour expression of light, shadow and mood  in the variety of light settings will be addressed.

 

Oil or acrylic media.


Portable easel or french box easel required.


When registered you will be provided with a receipt, material list and location.
Not refundable 7 days prior the start date.

Credit or full refund if cancelled by the provider.

PLAIN-AIR  LANDSCAPE PAINTING
June 26 - 27, 2021
   

2 day in-person workshop

location: Stratford , Ontario Area
Fee: $100


Saturday - Sunday, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

 

This plain-air workshop is for those who enjoy painting from nature and would like to develop fast painting techniques and wet-on-wet approach to a landscape painting.


Techniques, such as palette knife application, blending, the colour expression of light, shadow and mood  in the variety of light settings will be addressed.

 

Oil or acrylic media.


Portable easel or french box easel required.


When registered you will be provided with a receipt, material list and location.
Not refundable 7 days prior the start date.

Credit or full refund if cancelled by the provider.

Nanci Smith

Anna is a thoughtful and creative teacher who guides her students in understanding the importance of colour value, perspective, drawing and composition.

I was fortunate to take one of her Winter, 2021 Landscape online classes. I learned a great deal from Anna’s classes and highly recommend her as an art instructor. 

Rachelle Shubert

In both the Colour Explorations and Portrait Painting classes, Anna’s courses encourage the artist to to develop an adventurous palette.  

The Zoom format allows her students to closely observe her colour mixing and brush strokes, which are based on a lifetime of experience.

A generous teacher,  Anna goes the extra mile to give detailed and helpful feedback. 

Gladys Yao

Anna’s course on Portrait Painting is exactly what I am looking for.

The course is very systematic

and everyone could follow the demonstration.

It is not only about painting but also lessons on colour mixing which is extremely useful. 

I find this a very practical learning process.