Huron Arts & Heritage Network is pleased to offer another round of the popular series of beginner art classes this fall.  We are offering eight beginner classes and one intermediate class in watercolour – for those who took one of the three beginner classes last year.

Special Thanks to our Program Sponsor 

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Registration: To register for upcoming classes, please contact the Blyth Festival Box Office at 519.523.9300 or Toll Free 1.877.862.5984

Please note that there is $4.00 handling fee per order. Classes subject to minimum registration numbers in order to run.

 

2016 CLASSES

 

Watercolour: More Painting Outside the Lines

Dates: Part I – September 8,  Part II – September 15 and Part III – September 22 (3 weeks total) from 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Location: Huron County Museum, 110 North Street, Goderich

Cost: $40

This Michele Miller Watercolour 2intermediate watercolour class will review and build upon basic concepts such as value, colour and composition. We will examine how to take advantage of the lovely qualities of watercolour to capture the beauty of light in a painting. How to select strong images for a painting will also be addressed in this workshop. If you are wanting to take your painting to the next level and create stronger and more expressive paintings, this class is for you. Students will be introduced to various ways of approaching their paintings to both enrich their experience as painters and also to express and discover their own vision.      

Instructor: Michele Miller studied Fine Arts at the University of Guelph and has taught art classes in Goderich, Wingham, Oakville and Guelph. An accomplished watercolour and oil painter, she has been showing her paintings across southern Ontario for over 10 years.  Michele had a solo exhibit in July 2015 at the Blyth Festival Gallery and her work has won awards at the Paint Ontario exhibit three times. Light and mood strongly influence her paintings. Her body of work consists of a diverse range of subjects including landscapes, still life, portraits as well as buildings and cows.

 

Introduction to Digital Photography

Date: Saturday, September 10 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm 

Locations: Alice Munro Public Library, 281 Edward Street, Wingham

Cost: $25

GeeseIn this introductory class you will learn about your camera and its components, gain a greater understanding of aperture, shutter speed, camera modes, depth of field, white balance, and more. Please bring your film or digital camera.

Instructor: Pedro Nogueira has been taking pictures since he was a teenager and the enthusiasm has never stopped. We may say that photography is not about the equipment and its technicalities, but knowing the basics of how the camera works and how to set it up, can be very useful to help capture images the way we see them. Pedro hopes to share with you some aspects that may be useful for your photographic experience.

 

Plein Air Pastel

Date: Saturday, September 10 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Morrison Dam Conservation Area near Exeter. Meet at the parking lot on the south side of the dam on Morrison Line.

Cost: $25

Test Drive Plein AirThis class takes advantage of the natural beauty of Huron County by introducing students the joys of working en plain air or “in the open air”.   Learners will be surprised what their eyes see when painting in the landscape compared to working from a photograph. Learn to simplify and understand how to capture light with convincing values and grasp the principles of design and composition. Students need to bring their own easel (if they have one available) and a chair, and are also advised to bring a hat, drinking water, snack, and insect repellent and/or sun screen.

Instructor: Catherine Weber was born, raised and educated in the German part of Switzerland. Creativity was a cornerstone of her childhood. After immigrating to Canada in 1992, she started the journey of fine art. Catherine paints on a regular basis in addition to sewing costumes for the theater in Stratford and work on the family operated dairy farm near Exeter, Ontario. Inspired by French Impressionists (Degas, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec), Catherine finds portraiture and figure-drawing the most fascinating subjects. She enjoys working in different mediums, but favours pastel. Exhibiting since 1995 Catherine is a frequent award winner and has exhibited in over 50 invitational and juried shows. In 2011 Catherine received signature status for Pastel Artist Canada PAC and Master Pastel Artist Canada MPAC in 2013. www.artcweber.com

 

Watercolour – Painting Outside the Lines

Date: Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm  

Location: Zurich Library, 10 Goshen Street, Zurich

Cost: $25

Michele Miller Watercolour1This 4 hour beginner workshop will provide a good foundation and understanding of watercolour painting. It is ideal for the individual who is looking to try watercolour painting for the first time or for anyone who is interested in developing his/her skills and wants to bring more life and expressiveness into their painting.

The focus will be to explore the following elements of painting: Light, Vibrancy of Colour and Composition

 

Instructor: Michele Miller studied Fine Arts at the University of Guelph and has taught art classes in Goderich, Wingham, Oakville and Guelph. An accomplished watercolour and oil painter, she has been showing her paintings across southern Ontario for over 10 years.  Michele had a solo exhibit in July 2015 at the Blyth Festival Gallery and her work has won awards at the Paint Ontario exhibit three times. Light and mood strongly influence her paintings. Her body of work consists of a diverse range of subjects including landscapes, still life, portraits as well as buildings and cows.

 

Mosaic

Date: Part I – Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and Part II – Thursday, September 22 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Location: Bayfield Library, 18 Main Street, Bayfield

Cost: $25

Roslyn CookUsing stained glass, pottery and found objects, you will learn the process of mosaic art.  The class will be done in two parts. In the first part (4 hours) you will learn to cut the stained glass and break the china down to workable pieces (some workable pieces will be available also). The pieces get glued to a substrate in a design of your choice.  The Part II class (2 hours) you learn how to apply grout to your piece to finish it. Please wear old clothes or bring an apron. All supplies will be provided unless you have your own china to bring.

Instructor: Roslyn Cook started in stained glass 30 years ago and switched to mosaic about 10 years ago.  She is self-taught and enjoys working with the beautiful colours of stained glass as well as vintage china.

 

Introduction to Drawing

Date: September 22 & 23 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM

Location: Brussels Library, 402 Turnberry Street, Brussels

Cost: $25

This course introduces students to a range of media and techniques in drawing while exploring the foundations of drawing including line, volume and form. Working with conte, graphite, and charcoal, this workshop will provide participants with the basic skills and building blocks for sketching and drawing.

Instructor: Elizabeth Van Den Broeck studied Art History at the University of Toronto and Art at Sheridan College.  In 1992 she returned to her native Huron County to work as a landscape artist and open her gallery in Goderich.  She credits the success of her gallery to the unwavering support of her family.  But, as the gallery and her growing family claimed more of her attention, time for in situ painting disappeared.  She turned to photography to preserve the scenes that inspired her.  It was the beginning of a journey.  Over the years, she has experimented with other media and other techniques, moving from photography to pastels, from oils to acrylics, and delving into encaustic techniques and printmaking. Her diverse body of work is unified by a recognizable style and palette that capture her home landscape with lightness and radiance, conveying a sense of simultaneous tranquility and vitality.  She has won numerous awards for her paintings, prints and multimedia works. Follow Elizabeth on Twitter, or check out her blog on her website, Elizabeth’s Art Gallery, at www.elizabeths.ca.

 

Encaustic Sampler

Date: Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm                     

Location: Seaforth Library, 108 Main Street S., Seaforth

Cost: $25

Test Drive EncausticDuring this four-hour workshop, you will learn the basics of working/playing with encaustic paint. This will include studio safety and how to mix your paint with the medium, apply your paint, fuse with a heat gun, collage, embed objects and transfer images. You will leave the workshop with a small series of paintings. Wear old clothes or an apron and if desired, bring small flat objects to embed into your artwork and your lunch. At noon we will take a break.

Instructor: Linda Wiebe is a visual artist, educator and community artist living in Goderich, Ontario. She enjoys sharing her creative energy in community on her own and with Worth Their Salt, inspiring people to engage in and celebrate their own creative process.  In her studio she is currently creating sculptures and paintings in mixed media combined with encaustic paint; a mixture of beeswax, damar resin and pigment applied in the molten state. She has a B.A. in Honours Art from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario. www.lindawiebe.ca  or www.worththeirsalt.ca

 

Silk Screened Book or Market Bag

Date: Saturday, October 1  – 2 workshops to choose from: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm or 2:00 – 4:00 pm 

Location: Exeter Library, 330 Main Street, Exeter

Cost: $25

Test Drive silkscreenScreen printing is a versatile art process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood, and textiles. For this workshop you will be shown the process of preparing a stencil and screen for printing. During the 2 hour class participants will have the opportunity to select their design from a selection of pre-made screens and will learn how to properly flood the screen with ink and print onto fabric bags. Each participant will receive 2 bags to print on. Additional bags will be available for a small fee.

Instructor: Stephanie Talbot is a Huron County native, 2013 graduate of NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia with a Bachelors of Fine Art with a focus on printmaking and a minor in Art History.

 

Introduction to Printmaking: Mono Printing and Engraving

Date: Saturday, October 1 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Elizabeth’s Art Gallery, 54 Court House Square, Goderich

Cost: $25

Test Drive Print makingThis class will begin with a brief overview of various traditional printmaking processes and the importance of not toxic work practice. Learn about the difference between mono printing, relief, intaglio and engraving. The morning session will cover mono printing and non-traditional engraving techniques.  You will come away from the session with several prints that you have created from your plate.

Instructor: Elizabeth Van Den Broeck studied Art History at the University of Toronto and Art at Sheridan College.  In 1992 she returned to her native Huron County to work as a landscape artist and open her gallery in Goderich.  She credits the success of her gallery to the unwavering support of her family.  But, as the gallery and her growing family claimed more of her attention, time for in situ painting disappeared.  She turned to photography to preserve the scenes that inspired her.  It was the beginning of a journey.  Over the years, she has experimented with other media and other techniques, moving from photography to pastels, from oils to acrylics, and delving into encaustic techniques and printmaking. Her diverse body of work is unified by a recognizable style and palette that capture her home landscape with lightness and radiance, conveying a sense of simultaneous tranquillity and vitality.  She has won numerous awards for her paintings, prints and multimedia works. Follow Elizabeth on Twitter, or check out her blog on her website, Elizabeth’s Art Gallery, at www.elizabeths.ca.