Are you a painter who sometimes can’t figure out what to paint? Or, feel that your paintings could be more interesting? This is a course for painters looking to renew their practice and take it to the next level. Through discussions and daily visual presentations of historical and contemporary painting we will look at effective strategies and creative problem solving for painters. Through painting projects that include collage studies and paint sketches you will learn ways to stimulate creative ideas and then develop them. Throughout the course emphasis will be on your own personal imagery/subject matter and concerns. Together we will explore the rich variety of painting processes that can inspire you and help you move forward in your painting practice. Technical instruction will be available when needed. This course will help you become a more self-sufficient painter in terms of finding your way and generating a body of work. Note: this class is open to students working in acrylics or oils.
All classes are 9 – 4 pm each day. Studios are open after hours.
Course cost: $665 Class fee: $0
Tuition includes lunch and daily snacks and is inclusive of all applicable taxes.
RENEE DUVAL has maintained a full-time painting practice for over 30 years. Her work is influenced by her passionate engagement with the language of paint, her extensive knowledge of art history and her fascination with the natural world. She graduated with honours from Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver and received her M.F.A. from Concordia University in Montreal. She has exhibited throughout Canada as well as in the US and France and her work is included in many public and corporate collections. Her work was included in Carte Blanche Vol. 2 – Painting (a survey of contemporary Canadian painting) and a catalogue of her work was published in 2014. She lives and works in Montreal where she has been a painting instructor for over 20 years.
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