Classes & Seminars

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  • All class fees must be submitted in Canadian Dollars.

Class Refund Policy

Once a payment has been made and a confirmation has been issued, a class place will be reserved for the registrant. If a cancellation must be made the participant must first seek a replacement from the wait list (contact the class coordinator). The wait list will be established in chronological order. If there is no wait list the participant must find a replacement or forfeit the workshop fee. Emergency cancellations will be handled at the discretion of the Coordinator.

Questions about the workshops? Contact the Seminar Coordinator.

May
20
Sat
Coloured Pencil and Calligraphy: A Technique Sampler Book with Kristen Doty @ Burnaby Sports Complex West
May 20 @ 9:30 am – May 21 @ 4:00 pm

COLOURED PENCIL AND CALLIGRAPHY: TECHNIQUE SAMPLER BOOK

with Kristen Doty

Colored pencil is a contemporary and popular medium employed by many artists today. On its own, colored pencil can be used to create amazing and beautiful works of art. It is readily available, doesn’t require a lot of set up, clean up, or even water. Used with
other media, and/or surfaces, a variety of interesting and beautiful effects can be achieved and the amount of time the process of applying colored pencil takes can be reduced.
By completing a series of basic technique exercises, you will learn how to use colored pencil or hone your existing skills. We will touch on color theory, values, and color mixing, and then use these techniques to blend with calligraphy, both in making the letters
themselves and by adding illustrations utilizing colored pencils. Other media and surfaces will be discussed and demonstrated, and some will be used in class to open up exciting possibilities and stir your creativity resulting in new applications and ideas. Finally, the exercises will be sewn together using a simple Japanese binding to form a book for ease of future reference. No drawing or bookbinding experience is necessary.

SUPPLY LIST

Colored Pencils – Good, artist’s quality, at least a set of 12 assorted colors (more is better)
(I prefer Sanford – Prismacolor [aka Berol Prismacolor or Prismacolor Premier], but there are other good brands: Derwent – Artist’s Coloursoft; Faber Castell – Polychromos; Lyra – Polycolors; Caran d’Ache – Pablo).
Pencil sharpener – what you have: hand held, battery, or electric & extension cord
Graphite drawing pencils, HB & 2H (2B also nice if you have one)
Eraser – Bring what you have. The soft white Pentel Click eraser is nice. Staedler white and/or Magic Rub are also good.
Black ink – your favorite
Calligraphy nibs & holders – Speedball C-0 or C-1 & Your favorite… whatever you have…
Folded ruling, pointed, etc.
Watercolor Brush(es)–at least one medium size (#5 – 8) round.
Old brush for loading nibs
Masking or drafting tape
X-acto knife
Jar or water container & paper towels
Gouache &/or Watercolor – (Artist’s quality) A couple tubes of each… whatever you have. We can share. If unsure about color, bring your favorite colors or a primary set: Red, Yellow, Blue.
White plastic watercolor palette – (10-well round is nice, 6-well rectangular is fine)

Optional items – Bring what you have:
Bone Folder (extremely helpful)
Round stylus
Dishcloth or small terry cloth or microfiber cloth (best)
Scissors
Drafting Brush
Watercolor colored pencils (small set or one to try)
Apron
Portable drawing board
Note:
Material Fee (included in the cost of seminar) includes all papers (an assortment of high quality papers); needles & linen thread, and other materials supplied by the instructor.

Sep
8
Fri
One-Day Class with Massimo Polello @ Burnaby Sports Complex West
Sep 8 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

TOPIC TO BE ANNOUNCED. A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY WITH THIS FINE ITALIAN CALLIGRAPHER.

 

Sep
9
Sat
Beautiful Alphabets with Massimo Polello @ TBA
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm

Beautiful Alphabets with Massimo Polello

More information coming soon.

Oct
21
Sat
Gentle Gothics with Alice Young @ Burnaby Sports Complex West
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

An opportunity to study Gothic with Alice Young from Victoria, B.C.

Nov
18
Sat
Roman Capitals with Renée Alexander @ Burnaby Sports Complex West
Nov 18 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

This B2B class will be suitable for all learners. A great class for Beginners.