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Quest Art School + Gallery hosting upcoming art workshops

Enrollment is required for these outdoor workshops
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QUEST ART SCHOOL AND GALLERY
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Plein aire with Ross Skoggard

Join local artist Ross Skoggard for two half days of plein air painting. Some experience is necessary for this class.

Ross will lead a plein air work shop where he will introduce you to a technique that A.Y. Jackson taught Tom Thomson when they shared a studio in Toronto. It’s counter intuitive but works very well for small alla prima sketches in oil as well as for acrylic and pastel work.

Come learn the secret! 

Ross had his first solo exhibition in Paris 50 years ago. He has shown in Toronto and New York and most recently at Quest Art School + Gallery in 2015. 

Class size is eight max

When: Wednesday Aug. 26, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Thursday Aug. 27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene, under the pavilion on the left as you enter the area. There are no services at the pavilion, including benches or tables. So bring your own chair, easel and/or table. 
Social distancing will be maintained and please bring a mask and sanitizer.
Fee: $60 for two half days

What to bring
Artists are welcome to work in the medium of your choice: acrylic, oil, pastel. Please bring all your own supplies including your own easel or paint box, chair and anything you will need to be comfortable. Don’t forget a hat, drinking water and your camera. Reminder that all garbage must be taken away, and oil painting rags should be disposed of properly and taken away with you.

In case of rain we will paint under the pavilion. You could also work from a photograph.

Suggested Supply List
Paint, brushes, canvas, paper Paper towel, water, water jug or odorless mineral spirits, bag for garbage removal palette, palette knife, Easel or board for your paper
Paints: your favourites Should include typical landscape colours – blues, yellow, green, brown, red, titanium white

To enroll, go to Questart.ca. Please complete the COVID-19 screening form and return to virginia@questart.ca

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The Joy of Painting with a Photo and a Poem - With Marlene Bulas

Join regional artist Marlene Bulas for 2 half days of outdoor painting. Some experience is necessary for this class.

Class size is eight max. 

Objectives:

  • Discovering some new techniques to make our paintings more creative, interesting, and fun.                             
  • Establishing a light source                               
  • Using  contrasts and why they are important-warm and cool, big and little, light and dark                              
  • Learning to evaluate your photo for what is useful , what is not, and how to make it creative                              
  • Bringing a poem related to your subject, will help create insight into the painting                              
  • Learning values, perspective, and  the use of colours,  is very helpful.  

When: Wednesday Sept. 2, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Thursday Sept. 3, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene, under the pavilion on the left as you enter the area. There are no services at the pavilion, including benches or tables. Please bring your own chair, easel and/or table.
Social distancing will be maintained and please bring a mask and sanitizer.
Fee: $90

Artists are welcome to work in the medium of your choice: acrylic or oil Please bring all your own supplies including your own easel or paint box, chair and anything you will need to be comfortable. Don’t forget a hat, drinking water and your camera. Reminder that all garbage must be taken away, and oil painting rags should be disposed of properly and taken away with you.

Suggested Supply List
A photo and a poem for your subject
Paint, brushes, canvas, paper
Canvas sizes ranging from 12”x12”,to 16”x20” to 20”x20” , or any size no larger than 20”x20” (Orange gesso on canvas may be prepared for mid tone prior to class if you wish.)
Paper towel, water, water jug or odorless mineral spirits, bag for garbage removal
Palette (Marlene uses wax paper to mix colours for acrylics), palette knife,
Easel or board for your paper
Paper pad to draw and design your composition, pencil, eraser, water soluble markers, and some permanent markers. 

Paints - Bring paints that you like, your favourites
Suggested colours: Reds- alizarin crimson, cadmium red hue, quinacridone magenta(optional)
Blues-cobalt blue hue, cerulean blue, manganese blue hue, pale blue, turquoise (optional) 
Yellows-cadmium free yellow deep, naples yellow, yellow ochre
Other colours –hooker green, mid-light green, burnt sienna, purple, orange, small white gesso, titanium white, black   

Brushes—flat brushes that can draw an even straight line, ranging from 1” to smaller flats, and some larger flats that are necessary for larger painting areas., also a few small and medium round brushes.  

Any questions about the workshop are welcome. My Phone # is 705-325-6094 and my email is mbulas@thunderstar.net

To enroll, go to Questart.ca. Please complete the COVID-19 screening form and bring to the class.

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