Be creative this summer!

Summer Classes and Workshops  the west island of Montreal.

To register, visit or call Galerie d'Art Pointe Claire.

 

Hands-on Color: Theorie Practice

Hands-on Color: Theorie Practice

Color theory? Nothing could be easier! Understanding color is a straightforward process when learned through practice. Each week we will explore a fundamental aspect of color through the creation of small abstract and figurative paintings. Learn to use the different primary colour palette systems, how to use secondary colours, the fundamental role of value in painting; what complements are all about as well as the push and pull of a warm and cool palette.

Each class you will make one or two small paintings to put that theory to real practice. For oil and acrylic. (Other mediums are welcome, please email the instructor to verify.) Some painting experience is an asset.

Date: 6 weeks. Mondays June 26 – July 31
Time: 7-10pm.
Fee: $160.00

Outdoor Landscape Sketching Workshop

Outdoor Landscape Sketching Workshop

Would you like to join the outdoor sketching artists but not sure how to start? Join us as we step outside, observe our world and draw!
This is an all day drawing workshop, once a week for four weeks, starting with the sites in Pointe Claire.

Date: Tuesdays July 3-24
Time: 10 am – 4 pm.
Fee: $200.00
Materials not included

Learn to Paint the Portrait

Learn to Paint the Portrait

This is a three week, all day workshop series for painters interested in learning the portrait. Featuring detailed demonstrations throughout all stages of the painting; comprehensive explanations of theory such as facial structure, proportions, light, shadow, colour. A special focus will be placed on how to use and adapt standard palette for mixing skin tones.

  • Week 1: Basic drawing and tonal under-painting. Facial structure, light and shadow
  • Week 2: Blocking in with colour, simplified skin tones using warm and cool colours
  • Week 3: Refining colour and details.


      Date: 3 weeks. Thursdays July 5,12,19.
      Time 10 am - 4 pm.
      Fee: $160.00

      Materials not included

Abstracting the Landscape

Abstracting the Landscape

Abstracting the Landscape oil/acrylic Explore different ways to see and paint the landscape in this all day workshop series. This approach will free you from details or the need to create faithful reproductions and introduces you to creative ways of interpreting the landscape.
br/ Prepare yourself to be bold and have fun! Demonstrations will be done in oil and acrylic using brushes and the painting knife.This is an all day workshop that meets over three weeks.


Date: Fridays 10 – 4pm July 6, 13, 20
Fee: $160.00
Materials not included

Landscape workshop: The Painted Sketch.

Landscape workshop: The Painted Sketch.

Keeping up your painting practice can be fun and spontaneous. Learn how to create fresh lively impressions of the landscape through the painted sketch. In this three day intensive workshop you will learn skills that are fundamental to landscape painting including how to compose and simplify the subject, how to prepare your palette and mix colours and how to use a more spontaneous painterly approach.

Come with plenty of small canvases and lots of energy. This class is aimed at intermediate level painters. If you are not sure, contact the instructor.

Materials: oil and acrylic paint; not included.
Date: Friday –Sunday, august 3, 4, 5.
Time: 10 am – 4 pm.
Fee: $200.00

Soft Pastel Workshop

Soft Pastel Workshop

This is a two day intensive pastel drawing workshop that will cover the fundamental elements of drawing and painting with soft pastel. Learn a variety of pastel techniques such as layering colour, blending, cross hatching; how to use different types of drawing surfaces including colored and sanded papers as well as basic elements in colour theory. Subjects will include still life and landscape. Basic drawing experience is an asset.

Date: Saturday –Sunday, July 21-29
Time: 10 am – 4 pm.
Fee: $120.00