Fresh Strokes • Amherst Island Retreat
Aug
18
to Aug 23

Fresh Strokes • Amherst Island Retreat

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  • This Retreat is confirmed with spaces still available •

From the sky, land, water to all the green in between, the beauty of Amherst Island will ignite passion, awe and wonder in every corner of your soul - energizing your life on and off the canvas.

Explore methods of abstracting from nature with conceptual and composition studies, experimental tools, mixed media and acrylic mediums, all to help convey what you see and how you feel about the world around you. Mornings begin with inspirational challenges to exercise your creativity, leading into open studio time for connecting to your intuition, personal interests and authentic style. Benefit from demonstrations, critiques, music to groove you and personal guidance that will inspire confidence, fearlessness and joy in the creative process!

Fresh Strokes - Amherst Art Retreat is a nurturing, liberating experience for all levels of artists.

To Register, email sharlenawood@gmail.com

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Fresh Strokes
Oct
1
to Dec 3

Fresh Strokes

Make your mark with lyrical brushstrokes! In addition to mastering the various skills of working with acrylic paint, this course aims to develop a confident, signature stroke that will convey the spirit and tone of narrative elements in your final works. With guidance to customize main projects in your choice of style and subject, benefit from critiques, demonstrations, colour mixing and skill-building exercises that explore the range and quality of brushstroke attributes and technique.

10 weeks every Tuesday starting Oct 1 – Dec 3 from 1 – 4 pm

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Drawing Fundamentals: Elegant Surfaces
Oct
2
to Dec 4

Drawing Fundamentals: Elegant Surfaces

Fall in love with the creative process and draw inspiration from nature, elegant materials, and authentic expression. Develop a free and playful mindset while drawing as you gracefully experiment with ink, soft pastels and mixed media on washi, wood and creating your own gorgeous drawing grounds. Each class features a demonstration and unique project, delighting in graceful lines, delicate surfaces, and capturing the spirit of nature in a relaxing, healing environment. All skill levels welcome.

10 weeks every Wednesday starting Oct 2 – Dec 4 from 9 am – 12 pm  

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Acrylic Confidence
Oct
2
to Dec 4

Acrylic Confidence

Learn the essential techniques you need to paint confidently with acrylics! Starting out with the anatomy of acrylic paint and mediums, weekly projects explore innovative possibilities of this modern medium, from glazing, colour mixing, layering and blending to creating sculptural textures. Benefit from demonstrations, critiques and personal guidance for beautifully completed paintings that combine knowledge with the joy of painting.

10 weeks every Wednesday starting Oct 2 – Dec 4  from 1 – 4 pm 

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Fearless Drawing
Oct
3
to Dec 5

Fearless Drawing

Discover the joy of drawing! This daring adventure provides the technical confidence required for experimentation, imagination, and joy in the creative process. Explore materials, confident mark-making, value, shading, and proportion using classical and modern techniques you can apply to any style and subject. Benefit from upbeat demonstrations, critiques and personal guidance for ultimate self-expression.

10 weeks every Thursday starting Oct 3 – Dec 5 from 9 am – 12 pm

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Creative Courage
Oct
3
to Dec 5

Creative Courage

Let’s get together every Thursday afternoon and create! A facilitated Studio series that is focused on creative exploration, supported in a nurturing collaborative environment. Bring your favorite supplies for drawing, mixed media or painting, and choose your own adventure - whether it’s a new project or one you would like support working on. Sharlena will be there to share, guide, advise, inform, commiserate, and celebrate your individuality and freedom of expression.

10 weeks every Thursday starting Oct 3 – Dec 5  10 from 1 - 4 pm 

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Fearless Drawing
Oct
7
9:30 AM09:30

Fearless Drawing

This is not your average drawing class! Fearless Drawing provides the technical confidence required for experimentation, imagination and joy in the creative process. Explore drawing materials, confident mark making, value, shading and proportion using classical and modern techniques useful for still lifes, portraits, animals and landscapes. Benefit from upbeat demonstrations, critiques and personal guidance for ultimate self-expression. Level: Beginners and beyond.

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Elegant Surfaces for Drawing
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Elegant Surfaces for Drawing

Fall in love with the creative process, drawing inspiration from nature, elegant materials, and authentic expression. Develop a free and playful mindset while drawing as you gracefully experiment with pencil, ink, and soft pastels, delighting in graceful lines, delicate surfaces, and capturing the spirit of nature in a relaxing, healing environment. All skill levels welcome.

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Petite Bijoux • Landscapes
Nov
23
10:00 AM10:00

Petite Bijoux • Landscapes

Journey into the magical realms in-between realism and abstraction to achieve expressive landscapes. This class provides an upbeat atmosphere for intuitive painting and creating small, precious mini landscape original artworks that can serve as cards or gifts. Explore methods for abstracting from nature, conceptual studies and composition, unconventional tools and media, brushwork and colour harmonies, acrylic mediums and mixed media experimentation, all to help convey what you see and how you feel about the world around you. All materials included.

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Fearless Drawing
Jul
8
to Jul 10

Fearless Drawing

This is not your average drawing class! Fearless Drawing provides the technical confidence required for experimentation, imagination and joy in the creative process. Explore drawing materials, confident mark making, value, shading and proportion using classical and modern techniques for still lifes, portraits, animals and landscapes. Benefit from upbeat demonstrations, critiques and personal guidance for ultimate self-expression. Level: Beginners and beyond.

(Code: CRN: 7088)

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Intuitive Landscapes
Jul
5
to Jul 7

Intuitive Landscapes

Journey into the magical realms in-between realism and abstraction to achieve expressive landscapes. This class provides an upbeat atmosphere for intuitive painting and methods for abstracting from nature. Explore conceptual studies and composition, unconventional tools and media, brushwork and colour harmonies, acrylic mediums and mixed media experimentation, all to help convey what you see and how you feel about the world around you.

(Code: CRN: 7083)

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Acrylic Confidence
Jun
24
to Jun 28

Acrylic Confidence

Discover the essential techniques you need to paint confidently with acrylics! Projects explore colour mixing, expressive brushwork, and the technical basics and possibilities of this modern medium, from glazing and palette knife painting, to creating sculptural textures and using acrylic mediums. Benefit from demonstrations, critiques and personal guidance for beautifully completed paintings that combine knowledge with the joy of painting.

 (Code: CRN: 7079)

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The Intuitive Landscape
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

The Intuitive Landscape

Journey into the magical realms in-between realism and abstraction to achieve expressive landscapes. This class provides an upbeat atmosphere for intuitive painting and methods for abstracting from nature. Explore conceptual studies and composition, unconventional tools and media, brushwork and colour harmonies, acrylic mediums and mixed media experimentation, all to help convey what you see and how you feel about the world around you.

SOLD OUT

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Drawing Wild Animals
Jun
12
to Jun 13

Drawing Wild Animals

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Take a walk on the wild side! Create powerful images of inspiring, amazing wild animals as we explore the essentials of drawing media, proportion, value, texture and composition. From fur to feathers, final projects feature personal expression and attention to detail for realistic features, unique markings and capturing personality. 

SOLD OUT

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