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Art Classes

 

Jennifer loves guiding students through the creative process of watercolour.  “It is very rewarding to mentor other artists and share my passion with my students.”  The studio environment is fun, open and creative, with a general emphasis on technique, structured projects and mentorship.

  • Classes are held at:
    • Goward House Arts & Crafts Classroom, 2495 Arbutus Rd. Victoria. 
    • Jennifer's Studio, 2086 Kendal Ave. Victoria.
       
  • Seating is limited to a maximum of 8 students (6 at Jennifer's studio).

Register now for 2018 Spring Watercolour Classes.  

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Intermediate Colour

This course moves beyond basic colour mixing for an in-depth look at colour use in watercolour.  Mixing charts and exercises will be used to create several study paintings exploring different palettes and colour goals.  Learn to mix colours for shadows, work with analogous and complementary colours, paint white and black subjects and create limited palettes for colour harmony.  Gaining a better understanding of colour will help you create clean, luminous watercolours.

     Tuesday Apr. 10 - June 12 
     9:30- 12 (8 sessions - no class Apr. 17 & May 8)
     Goward House Arts & Crafts Room

     $285 +GST (materials not included) 

CLASS NOW FULL - WAIT LIST BEING TAKEN

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Intermediate Still Life

Intermediate Watercolour explores the depth of watercolour painting in a fun, interactive environment.  Explanations and demonstrations will accompany each class, with a structured project carrying through for 5 weeks to all allow students to develop a fully finished painting.  Students will get an in-depth look at colour mixing and paint application and learn how to put all the techniques and knowledge together for a well-rounded painting approach.  Critique, mentorship and detailed notes are all part of this fun, interactive class.  This session will focus on a still life project.  Reference photos provided (projects will vary from previous sessions).

     Tues. Apr. 10, 24, May 15, 29, June 12
     1-4pm (5 sessions) 
     Goward House Arts & Crafts Room 

     $215 +GST (materials not included)

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Intermediate Watercolour II

Move beyond structured class projects to work on your own paintings with guidance, feedback and instruction!  Jennifer will guide students through the various stages of their paintings, offering advice, critique and mentorship geared to projects of individual interest.  Jennifer will also demonstrate some of her own paintings over the 7 sessions, giving you an opportunity to see her process.  Work on composition, colour mixing, and technique while you develop your personal painting style. 

     Wed. Apr. 18 - Jun. 27
     1-4pm (6 sessions - every second week) 
     Jennifer's Studio

     $255 +GST (materials not included) 

CLASS NOW FULL - WAIT LIST BEING TAKEN

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Italian Buildings Workshop

Learn to paint architectural details, textured walls and buildings drenched in warm Italian light.  Build up textures through layers and glazes, achieve rich intense colours, and learn to create depth and prospective with angled buildings. Jennifer will guide students though various aspects of architecture and surface textures in this two-session project.  Projects will vary from previous sessions.

     Fri. Apr. 27 & May 4
     10am-4pm (2 sessions- 1/2 hr. lunch break)
     Goward House Arts & Crafts Room

     $225 +GST (materials not included) 

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Spring Florals & Negative Painting

Paint outside the lines and learn to see flowers in a whole new way!  Negative painting is the process of painting around an object to define it in the composition. Follow Jennifer through the negative painting process to create a loose, floral painting.  Learn to create layered petals, leaves and stems.  Achieve effective backgrounds with character and spontaneity.  A single project will span the two days.  Reference photos provided.  Projects will vary from previous sessions.

     Fri. May 25 & Jun. 1
     10am-4pm (2 Sessions- 1/2 hr lunch break)
     Goward House Arts & Crafts Room

     $225 +GST (materials not included) 

CLASS NOW FULL - WAIT LIST BEING TAKEN

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Colour Mixing Workshop

Learn to mix velvet blacks, rich reds, luminous browns, and all the colours in-between.  This informative, interactive workshop will cover basic to advanced colour mixing for the unique properties of watercolour paint.  Students will learn to mix with complementary colour pairings, and create a full range of colours with a limited palette.  Gaining a better understanding of the colour wheel will help you create clean, luminous watercolours without the “mud.”

     Sunday June 3
     10am-4pm (1/2 hr. lunch break)
     Goward House Arts & Crafts Room

     $125 +GST (materials not included) 

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Beachscape Workshop

Celebrate local landscape with a West Coast inspired beachscape.  Jennifer will guide you through various wet-in-wet, glazing and textural techniques to create the illusion of sand, rocks and water.  Learn how to create a realistic shoreline with the tide skimming over the sand.  A single project will span two sessions. Projects will vary from previous sessions.

     Fri. June 8 & 15
     10am - 4pm (2 sessions- 1/2 hr. lunch break)
     Goward House Arts & Crafts Room

     $225 +GST (materials not included) 

CLASS NOW FULL - WAIT LIST BEING TAKEN

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Vicky Turner
Watercolour Beyond the Basics

Jennifer's expertise and teaching skills have imparted new meaning into my life during the past two years. She not only paints beautifully - she is a patient mentor from whom I have learned a great deal.

Joyce Shane
Intermediate Watercolour

Painting with Jennifer has given me new life. The classes have been fun, yet I am being constantly challenged to paint way beyond what I ever dreamed possible. Jennifer's in-depth techniques are presented in a straight forward manner. Her teaching has brought incredibly rich colors to paintings I am proud to have created. Thank-you Jennifer.