This workshop will expose and inspire you to explore a unique 3-dimensional canvas – animal skulls! Skulls offer a peerless canvas that can help capture meaning, love and philosophical questions of mortality and the nature of being as a backdrop that brings new relief to your artistic expressions.
Artists of any skill level are welcome to participate in this 2-day workshop. Participants must bring 1-3 prepared animal skulls to transform – cleaning and preparation instructions, as well as alternative sources, will be provided to participants in advance. Participants will explore all aspects of skull painting, including how to prepare the bone, selecting suitable materials, underpainting, techniques for developing a design, finishing, and hanging. Participants can expect to complete two small (Racoon, Sheep, Cat) pieces over the two-day workshop.
Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and include daily lunch/snacks, relevant materials fees and any applicable taxes
Heidi Chartrand is a self taught mixed media artist living in Metchosin, BC. Having worked with horses for most of her life, she finds inspiration from animals and nature. In 2016, Heidi started painting on bones, later learning to clean skulls, literally facing her fear of death. Canvases were often donated by farmer friends. She loves getting damaged skulls, that are less valuable to others, but allow for the most artistic interpretation.Click here to read more about HEIDI CHARTRAND