Sample Workshops

The following is a sample list of workshops: 

  1. Acrylic Paintings – Transform a plain white canvas into your own personality, using techniques that incorporate the concepts of hot/cool colours, texture, balance and overall value.  Let loose and paint freely using the methods provided.  Walk away with a painting to proudly hang on your wall or give as a gift.
  2. Clay Masks – Using clay, students are guided through making their own individual clay mask.  By using a variety of textures, each mask is uniquely different.
  3. Beautiful Batik – Easy fabric painting; we will create unique fabric flags using a variety of techniques!
  4. Glass Mosaics – Learn the beautiful ancient art of Mosaics while creating a Mosaic Mirror using glass and mirror scraps.
  5. Watercolour Laboratory – Students will learn a variety of traditional and experimental watercolour techniques. This workshop will be half art studio/half science laboratory! You will discover different ways to turn your watercolour experiments into cards, ornaments and collages.
  6. 3-D Art – Using 3-D glasses…and a lesson in light, and the spectrum…you will create artwork that jumps right off the page!! We will use paint, felt pens, and paper to create pictures that you could fall right into.  You get to keep your artwork and 3-D glasses to use when we are done to AMAZE your friends and family!
  7. Aboriginal Traditional Pouches – A hands-on art activity creating a buckskin ‘necklace’ pouch that includes an informational session on types of leather, the tanning process and the various kinds and uses of pouches. The students will decorate their pouches with traditional symbols and/or simple beading.
  8. Painting With Acrylics – Follow along step by step to create a live painting, setting up colours and learning the process and techniques as the painting evolves. Each student will feel confident every step of the way and have a beautiful finished painting at the end of the class.
  9. Gelli Plate Printing – Learn the art of Gelli plate printing!  It’s a wonderful way of creating unique mono-prints! You will be walked through how to use this wonderful technique as you explore different ways to create patterns and designs for amazing prints! This will be fun!
  10. Sumi-e (Ink Picture) Painting – Travel back in time to ancient Japan where they only had ink sticks, bamboo brushes and rice paper to create marvelous images of scenery, creatures and Manga!  We will explore how to use this awesome medium to create a Kamloops inspired scene and a creature!

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