Courses

Please Note: All courses are limited to 12 participants

Open Studio with Jeremy Mayne
March 27-31, 2017
Tuition: $550 cdn.
Surface Explorations with Anthony Steffes
August 21-25, 2017
Tuition: $575 cdn.
Open Studio: Advanced Analysis with Brian Atyeo
August 28-September 1, 2017
Tuition: $670 cdn.
Creating more Evocative Paintings through Experimentation Part II with Ursula Reynolds
October 13-15, 2017
Tuition: $340 cdn.
NOTE: River Rock Studio is available for private as well as group retreats.

Open Studio with Jeremy Mayne
March 27-31, 2017
Tuition: $550 cdn.

This largely self-directed open studio workshop is designed to let you paint at your own pace and your own subject matter. There will be instructor driven sessions, as needed, to help increase your art vocabulary. This is an excellent opportunity to clarify your personal direction and resolve some painting “blocks”.

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Surface Explorations with Anthony Steffes
August 21-25, 2017
Tuition: $575 cdn.

This workshop is all about exploring ways to catch the attention of the viewer by communicating effectively and dramatically through our art. The vast array of acrylic paint, acrylic mediums, papers, and special products, provides endless possibilities for creative problem solving situations as we work towards our final products. The important thing is to focus on the process long enough to make new discoveries. While some demonstrations will focus on two-dimensional pattern and texture, other demonstrations will explore three-dimensional effects achieved by embedding natural objects and using sculpture mediums.

This year we will build on past projects and I will again provide a complete set of materials for a challenge where we all use a given, limited set of materials, our hands, and our minds to independently express our art and point of view. [As always, there will be a surprise or two.]

The course fee includes a $50.00 package of materials we will be using during the five days. A supply list including acrylic paints (basic colours), brushes, work surfaces, and basic workshop materials will be provided to participants.

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Open Studio: Advanced Analysis with Brian Atyeo
August 28-September 1, 2017
Tuition: $670 cdn.

Five hard days of painting will probably appeal to artists who are currently working at that level [intermediate/advanced] or artists who are looking for the experience of intense painting. I will demonstrate on the Monday and Tuesday of the week, focusing on deconstruction vs. reconstruction, and how the Design Elements and Principles apply to this line of thinking. The remainder of my week will be spent with one on one discussion of options and daily group critiques.

I will be encouraging artists towards the contemporary view of painting, with special attention given to paint surface and integrity.

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Creating More Evocative Paintings through Experimentation with Ursula Reynolds Part II
October 13-15, 2017
Tuition:$340 cdn.

In this workshop, we will explore a variety of creative methods using water based paints, including inks, to produce more evocative work. The workshop will build on previously learned techniques and will to some extent be participant driven. Bring some reference materials that are significant to you as well as some old, unresolved paintings to be used as possible springboards for new work and as always, curiosity and enthusiasm are especially welcome.

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