Taking inspiration from our natural setting we will paint the plants that surround us, combining them into magical landscapes reminiscent of memories or dreams. We will capture the changing ocean light by using copper, aluminum and ‘gold’ leaf. This course combines the rigours of botanical observation with some hippy drippy acrylic spontaneity. Prepare to sharpen your drawing and observational skills while expressing your love of nature with loose and juicy acrylics. No drawing experience is required. You’ll be amazed how good you already are with a little instruction and a lot of gentle encouragement. Students may also choose to include animals that they observe during our time in the workshop such as insects, birds and whales!
Course fee: $665 Supply fee: $15 STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Tuition is listed in Canadian Dollars and includes lunch and daily snacks and is inclusive of all applicable taxes.
JEAN BRADBURY, a Seattle based painter, explores her love of nature with large scale acrylic and metallic leaf works that depict plants and animals in whimsical landscapes. Her use of metallic leaf allows her to capture the changing light of day so that her artworks reflect light in even the darkest spaces. Bradbury has a BFA from Queen’s University and grew up on an organic farm in rural New Brunswick. She currently works with the United Nations teaching farm women in the country of Jordan about natural dyes and textile design. She is the founder of Studio Syria which brings art classes to Syrians living as refugees in Jordan.
Her large scale public art pieces are found in collections around the world including Starbucks in China and Kuwait, as well as schools and hospitals in the Western United States and Maritime Canada.
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