Classes, Homer Watson House & Gallery

Colour Boot Camp!

1853 Colour Boot Camp!   At Homer Watson House & Gallery
Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:00 am – 4:00 pm…$57/$63

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Are you ready to become a colour mixing master?
Are you ready to conquer your colour qualms?

This six-hour intensive workshop will challenge you to adopt a no-fear atttitude towards colour… which will be backed up with a working colour knowledge that will open up your creative colour possibilities!

We’ll get into the basics of colour theory, colour mixing, and colour harmony, with eye-opening demonstrations and exercises along the way, and plenty of time for questions!  This hands-on workshop is great for beginning and intermediate level artists; for more experienced artists wanting a review; and for anyone simply wanting to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for colour.

In addition to a comprehensive presentation and demonstrations, there will also be plenty of exercises to drive the points home.  Of course, there would be breaks for lunch and for refreshments along the way.

 

Color Class

Color Boot Camp! SUPPLY LIST
A Set of Acrylic Paints (Watercolorus are OK too, but not preferred)
Required Colours: White, Yellow, Magenta,
Red, Phthalo Blue (either shade),
Black.   Additional Colors are welcome too!
Small Sized Brushes (#0, #1, or #2)
Protective Clothing (Acrylics won’t wash out of clothing!)
A good night’s sleep…..   😉

 




I love what I do so much,
It’s hard to not want to share what I’ve learned over the years with others.
I teach in a relaxed atmosphere, with lots of fun and nurturing guidance



Homer Watson House & Gallery
1754 Old Mill Road, Kitchener, ON N2P 1H7
Phone: 519-748-4377 Fax: 519-748-6808

 

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Classes, Homer Watson House & Gallery

New!!! Mini-Lecture Series: Composition Concentration

Clear your Friday evenings this fall!  I’m so pleased to announce that I will be presenting a new mini-lecture series at Homer Watson House and Gallery!

This is an in-depth lecture mini-series (3 two-hour sessions) suitable for both beginners and intermediate level artists. The traditional elements and principles of design will be explored and re-evaluated from the perspective of the viewer. The eye-opening presentations will be augmented with interactive activities and simple exercises for the participants. As well, there will be plenty of question and answer time.

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With a design-based vocabulary, participants will test their critical thinking skills in a special critique exercise during the last session. Participants will evaluate paintings (paintings for critique will be provided), and determine the reasons for each painting’s strengths and weaknesses.

Self-guided exercises for independent study that focus on basic composition concepts will also be provided online and will be available for download in a PDF format.

Whether you’re at the early stages of considering concepts of composition, or perhaps could benefit from a review, come out and enjoy this informal discussion concentrating on composition.  Refreshments will be provided.

Sign-up at: Homer Watson House and Gallery

Homer Watson House and Gallery Art Talks
Course# 17177
Fridays, 7:00 – 9:00pm  $29/$32
September 22, September 29, and October 6


Link to Class Notes & Images on Google Drive.


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Classes

Color Classes at Homer Watson!

This Spring, I am expanding my reach, and will be teaching my Colour Theory classes at Homer Watson House and Gallery for the first time!

If you’re interested in learning more abut colour theory, you’ll want to clear your Wednesday evenings for the Spring!




I love what I do so much,
It’s hard to not want to share what I’ve learned over the years with others.
I teach in a relaxed atmosphere, with lots of fun and nurturing guidance


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Colour Theory for Beginners  1737

Register Online // Supply List
Adult program with Amy Ferrari
Wednesday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm..$136/$151
April 5 – May 10, 6 weeks

This is a very intense 6-week series about learning the basics of colour mixing and colour usage. This class is not best for absolute beginners, but is great for those with at least a small amount of painting experience, and a lot of determination. Students should be 15 years old or older.

The many exercises are fun, enlightening, and quite challenging ways of learning through doing. At the heart of this class is coming to a deeper understanding of color relationships, both in colour theory and in colour usage. Not only will you enhance your ability to understand colour systems, navigate colour space, see colours, match colours, and mix colours; you will also enhance your ability to embolden your use of colour and stretch your abilities to be more accurate, more expressive, and more imaginative with your colour choices.

The entire first session will be dedicated to discussion of colour theory, and there will be no painting during the very first session, as it will be all discussion and demonstrations.  You will receive useful handouts, and you may want to take notes.  Part of the discussion will be the appropriate paints and other supplies to buy and there will be a short list of required acrylic paint colours.

Homer Watson House & Gallery
1754 Old Mill Road, Kitchener, ON N2P 1H7
Phone: 519-748-4377 Fax: 519-748-6808

 


Further Exploration in Colours  1746

Register Online // Supply List
Adult program with Amy Ferrari
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm..$136/$151
May 24 – June 28, 6 weeks

This class is a natural follow-up for the previous Colour Theory for Beginners (1737).
Students will have the opportunity to put the knowledge and experience gained from the Beginner’s class to use. Colour relationships, colour systems, and ways to get the most out of colour usage are fully explored, with more challenging exercises that transform colour theory knowledge into colour usage expertise.

Homer Watson House & Gallery
1754 Old Mill Road, Kitchener, ON N2P 1H7
Phone: 519-748-4377 Fax: 519-748-6808

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Color Studio at Button Factory Arts!

If you’re interested in delving into color theory for artists, you’ll want to clear your Thursday evenings in the fall!




I love what I do so much,
It’s hard to not want to share what I’ve learned over the years with others.
I teach in a relaxed atmosphere, with lots of fun and nurturing guidance.

Color Studio at Button Factory Arts
Thursday evenings, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24, December 1 (2016)

Find out more and register at  www.buttonfactoryarts.ca  or inquire and register in person at 25 Regina Street in Waterloo.


Color Studio

This is a very intense and fast-paced 8-week series about the mastery of color mixing and color usage. This class is not best for absolute beginners, but is great for those with at least a small amount of painting experience, and a lot of determination. Students should be 15 years old or older.

The many exercises are fun, enlightening, and quite challenging ways of learning through doing. At the heart of this class is coming to a deeper understanding of color relationships, both in color theory and in color usage. Not only will you enhance your ability to understand color systems, navigate color space, see colors, match color, and mix colors; you will also enhance your ability to embolden your use of color and stretch your abilities to be more accurate, more expressive, and more imaginative with your color choices.

The entire first session will be dedicated to discussion of color theory, and there will be no painting during the very first session, as it will be all discussion and demonstrations.  You will receive useful handouts, and you may want to take notes.  Part of the discussion will be the appropriate paints and other supplies to buy and there will be a short list of required acrylic paint colors.

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Classes

A New Concept for Team-Building: Collaboration Drawing

Would you like a fun new way to inspire and improve your group’s communications?  Invigorate your group’s collaborative efforts with this creative, revealing and challenging communication exercise!

No artistic ability is needed!

Your group will work together to visualize key team-building concepts (communication, integrity, etc.) through simple line drawings. Your group will leave with a one-of-a-kind colorful display of square modules that can be easily hung in your office or gathering area. The endless ways the squares can be configured will help participants envision the interactive dynamics of these concepts.

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Each square module represents one important team-building concept.

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Integrity

The collaborative challenges will help produce insights into how team members think and how they can effectively work together. The number of participants, location, and required time are customizable and can be tailored to suit the needs of your group.


Part 1: It’s educational!

In this new workshop, the irrepressible Amy Ferrari fosters a new way of visual thinking by introducing your group to the fascinating Language of Line. How cool would it be to communicate with only lines and without words or symbols!?

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Part 2: It’s collaborative!

Participants will be divided into smaller groups of 3 to 5. Each smaller group collaborates to visualize one or two key team-building concepts with simple line drawings. Each person’s contribution to the group’s concept becomes very integral to the group’s solution.

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Part 3: It’s challenging!

Participants will be challenged to transform concepts so that they work effectively within an expandable and versatile modular system. Again, collaboration will be needed in order to find unique visual solutions.

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Part 4: It’s fun!

Participants will be able to perfect their square solutions by drawing and painting the final designs onto a square canvas. The endless ways the squares can be configured will help participants envision the interactive dynamics of these concepts and produce insights into how team members can effectively work together.


It’s customizable!

The number of participants can be scaled from 4 to 30 participants.  The minimum required time is 3 hours. Ideally, there will be 4 hours or longer for participants to gain the most from the experience. Materials are provided. The team-building concept list can be tailored to suit the needs of your group. The workshop is highly portable, so most any location could be suitable.


Let’s discuss how this workshop can work for your group…
Contact Desiree Lichty to get started!

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Classes, Community, studio

Spring Program Guides Are Here!

Introducing some new classes I’m offering at Button Factory Arts!

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Click this link to sign up!

15-209    Colour Lab: Theory
Saturday, May 30th 12- 4pm (Workshop)
$76 members/ $89 non- members

This class will be more theory then painting. It is an intensive course in colour theory and mixing colour with acrylic paints in a friendly studio atmosphere. This session is dedicated to an extensive discussion about colour theory. The purpose of the class is to become comfortable with the three-dimensional colour space and have colour mixing and matching become intuitive.

15-210    Colour Lab: Usage 
Saturday, June.6th 12- 4pm (Workshop)
$76 members/ $89 non-members

This class will be more painting than theory. The purpose of this class is to embolden your use of colour, to stretch the possibilities of colour usage, to be more accurate, more expressive and more imaginative. All of the exercises will require a “ramped-up” use of colour, with the idea that after the class, it will be easier to tone down your colour usage as needed rather than struggle and wonder how to “ramp it up”.


15-215     Amy’s Open Studio 
Wednesday, May 6th – Jun.10th 7-9 pm (6 weeks)
$125 members/ $145 non- members

Students will work on their own projects at their own pace, and will have some individualized attention. Impromptu mini-lessons as the student-driven need arises; with composition and visual communication being of prime importance. A key feature is that we’ll spend a small section of every class in a review, with everyone offering constructive input about the ongoing projects in a super positive atmosphere. If you are frustrated with your paintings, and want to break through to higher levels of artistry, this is the class for you!


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