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Winter Workshops

Intuitive Abstract Painting
Sue Miller
February 21, 2018, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Skill level intermediate (some colour theory knowledge is necessary)
Price: $90

Material List
- One sheet of watercolour paper (22 x 30” or two 11 x 14”)
- Several canvases (bigger the better)
- Paint (red, yellow, blue & white, burnt sienna is optional)
- Palette knife
- Mixing palette
- Odourless mineral spirits (if using oil paint)
- Brushes (large)
- Any other tools to play with


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Evocative Landscapes – Real or Imagined
Sharon Barfoot
February 24 and 25, 2018, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Price: $180

In this workshop we coax hints of reality and simplification of a landscape. We discuss how to control values and use of colour for emotional emphasis and how to suggest rather than delineate. Explore working intuitively and discuss finding balance, symbolic elements, metaphor and inspiration. Most importantly, play and have fun!

Material List
- Brushes: Inexpensive 2” hardware brush for gel medium, a 1” synthetic flat brush, and a round brush for detail (no need for fancy brushes). Brayer (hard) for rolling paint.
- Acrylic Paint: Limited to a handful of colours plus black and white. I use Titanium Buff and limit my palette to no more than four colours. I use pastels in various colour to highlight. Bring some if you have them, but you can use mine as well.
- Substrates: Your preference: 140 lb or 300 lb watercolour paper and/or stretched canvas and/or wood panels: bring at least 6 substrates (paper, canvas, panels, or a combination); minimum size is 18 x 20”. Sketch paper or inexpensive sketchbook to explore ideas.
- Pencils: Vine charcoal: one stick and a pencil for quick studies.
- Photos: Bring photos of landscapes you may want to paint (abstract), and I will have several to choose from as well.
- Palette: Freezer paper, disposable palettes or other.
- Additional: Small spray bottle (travel size); they are available at Walmart or the Dollar Store.
- Hand protection: Latex gloves or barrier cream. Apron or a smock.


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BMFA Couples Paint Jam
Sunday, February 11th, 2 to 4 pm
Arts Centre Gallery

Bring your valentine to this special event!
Join Professional Artist Suzette Terry
as she leads you in step by step instruction on
how to paint a 16 x 20” canvas in one afternoon.
Complimentary glass of wine included.
Must be 19 years of age or older. $40 pp
All materials suppplied
Register on-line (to the right), at the Arts Centre, or call 705-445-3430



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