Saturday, August 22, 2015

Fall Art Classes - Continued

In this listing of art courses you will find options that are not strictly botanical. You may be interested in trying a new media like print making, coloured pencils, pen and ink or improving your drawing and painting technique. Instructors like Deidre Hierlihy, Anne Armitage, Crystal Beshara or attending workshops that will be at the Ottawa Art School Fair in October. Please visit the website links below for further details and to register.

Deidre Hierlihy
Print Making Workshop
Linocut Printing Workshop
Location TBA: (Nepean Creative Arts Centre or Nepean Visual Arts Centre)
Monday, October 5, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: $90, includes materials and equipment (on loan from instructor)
Maximum Registration: 12 students
Immerse yourself in the delight of lino cut printing.  Using a drawing or photograph as a starting point, play with pattern to transform the image into an effective lino cut design.  Develop expressive mark while cutting the block.  Print the relief using rollers in black and in colour, experimenting on a variety of papers. Contact Deidre for further details and to register at

Ottawa Art School Fair – October 31 and November 1
Workshops, Demos, Lectures, and Shopping

Don’t miss the Ottawa Art School Fair, Saturday, October 31, and Sunday, November 1, at the Hellenic Meeting and Reception Centre, 1315 Prince of Wales Drive.  This event will include workshops, demos, lectures and shopping!  Here are just a few of the many events that may interest our members:
·         Everything you Wanted to Know About Paper by Ed Brickler ($30)
·         Watercolour Markers and Sticks demo by Winsor Newton ($30)
·         Daniel Smith Watercolours – An Intimate Conversation with owner John Cogley ($30)
·         Colour Mixing Workshop with Susan Ashbrook ($65)

Anne Armitage
Coloured Pencil Classes

Pencil Painting for Beginners:   Learn basic art principles of composition and colour with a medium that is inexpensive, uncomplicated, clean to use and easy to store.  This is a five-week course and each student has a completed pencil-painting ready for framing at the end of week five.  Lesson 1: materials. Lesson 2: pencil application and techniques. Lesson 3: composition theory. Lesson 4: colour theory. Lesson 5: completion of the project.  This class is available through the Ottawa Catholic School Boards continuing education program beginning the last week of September. There are classes available Wednesday afternoons in Kanata and Thursday and Saturday mornings at Saint Nicholas (Carling and Merivale).  To find out about registration and to view Anne’s work go to 

Crystal Beshara
Watercolour and Drawing Classes

Crystal Beshara offers classes in a variety of media including watercolour, and pen and ink.  They are they very popular and fill up quickly. The following classes still have room for more students:

Watercolour: The Magic of the Mediterranean, September 30 to December 2, Wednesday, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Watercolour: Wanderlust Greece II, September 30 to December 2, 2015, Wednesday, 12:45 pm to 3:15 pm

Pencil & Conte: Portraiture, October 1 – December 3, 2015, Thursday, 12:45 pm to 3:15 pm
Classes run for 10 weeks, each class is 2.5 hours in duration
Prices start at $215 CAD and now includes the cost of reference images
Exact class location will be sent to you upon registration, free parking


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