This workshop is about how to use the fundamentals of acrylic painting to enhance and enrich your personal voice as a painter.
Explorative exercises will offer methods and materials as a foundational bridge to your individual creative path. Among the exercises presented will be a creative approach to colour theory, direct painting from still life and surrounding interior landscapes, and working from the live model. These group projects will focus on sharpening observational skills and learning how to build effective compositions with paint and colour.
I will give demos on paint additives, brush techniques, painting in “grisaille” and with glazes, the use of coloured under-painting and the expanded use of surfaces using acrylics; toothy watercolour paper, slick yupo, canvas paper, and other mixed media papers alternating with painting on canvas.
The morning projects are a foundational bridge to your individual creative path. Your personal imagery is central. Using your sketchbooks, painted studies, photo sources and your imagination in combination with what you learn in the morning studies, you will have an opportunity to pursue your personal imagery in the afternoons with suggestions and one-on-one guidance from the instructor.
Your technique and painting skills will expand as you investigate your own voice and creativity in acrylic painting and you will conclude the workshop with a wide ranging body of work on paper and canvas and greater knowledge of this surprising and versatile medium.
Materials fee includes the cost of a live model.
Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and include daily lunch/snacks, relevant materials fees and any applicable taxes
Alain Costaz has over 30 years of professional art practice and teaching experience and is a graduate of Concordia University (BFA) in Montréal.
Alain is a faculty member of the Victoria College of Art, giving community classes in Victoria and workshops on mainland BC and Alberta. In his Victoria studio Alain holds individual and group classes with an informed, supportive teaching style, sensitive to individual learning.Click here to read more about ALAIN COSTAZ