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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 at Goward House and 6 at Jennifer's studio.

Register now for 2020 Winter Watercolour Classes.  

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Elements of Landscape

Learn techniques for skies, water, trees, mountains and more!  This landscape-focused class is catered to beginner and intermediate watercolourists who want to learn new approaches to landscape effects.  A variety of techniques will be incorporated into four paintings that each focus on a different landscape element. With step-by-step instruction and frequent demonstrations, we will explore colour mixing, wet-in-wet, and lots of unique textural effects.  Projects will vary from previous sessions.

Jan. 14 - Mar. 3 
Tuesdays 9:30am-noon (8 sessions)
Goward House Arts & Crafts Room

$295 +GST (materials not included)

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Intermediate Architecture

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 6 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 Italian architecture as subject matter. Reference photos provided (projects will vary from previous sessions).

Jan. 14 - Mar. 11 
Tuesdays 1-4pm (5 sessions)
Goward House Arts & Crafts Room

$215 +GST (materials not included)

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Continuing Watercolour

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 from one of her own paintings over the sessions, giving you an opportunity to see her process.  Work on composition, colour mixing, and technique while you develop your personal painting style!

Jan. 15 - Mar. 11 (every second week)
Wednesdays 1-4pm (5 sessions)
Jennifer's Studio

$205 +GST (materials not included)

Jan. 22 - Mar. 4
Wednesdays 1-4pm (4 sessions) 
Jennifer's Studio

$165 +GST (materials not included) 

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Intermediate Landscape

Learn techniques for painting a tranquil beachscape with boats and reflections.  Jennifer will guide you through various wet-in-wet, glazing and textural techniques to create the illusion of sand, trees, water, boats and reflections. Explanations and demonstrations will accompany each class, with a structured project carrying through for 4 weeks to 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 to create a beautiful scene from Cortez Island.  Reference photos provided.

Feb. 18 - Mar. 10
Tuesdays 1-4pm (4 sessions)
Goward House Arts & Crafts Room

$175 +GST (materials not included)

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Snow & Ice Effects in Watercolour

Learn techniques for creating ice, frost, cold mist, shadows on snow, and crisp winter trees.  Students will explore a variety of different snow and ice techniques through several exploratory studies.  The samples created in this workshop will be an invaluable reference for future landscape paintings.

Friday Jan. 24
10am-4pm (1/2 hr. lunch break included)
Goward House Arts & Crafts Room

$125 +GST (materials not included)

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Water Transparency & Reflection Workshop

Watercolour is the perfect medium for capturing the reflective and transparent qualities of water.  Create the illusion of rocks and beneath the water, while still capturing reflections on the surface.  Jennifer will guide you through this complex subject with glazing, wet-in-wet, masking and lifting techniques.  A single project will be completed in the workshop. Reference photos provided.

Friday Feb. 7
10am-4pm (1/2 hr. lunch break included)
Goward House Arts & Crafts Room

$125 +GST (materials not included)

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Rocky Shoreline Workshop

Inspired by beaches on Cortez Island, this workshop is full of techniques for adding texture and volume to rocks.  Learn secrets for creating effective beachscapes with glazing, textural effects, wet-in-wet, and pulled edges.  A single project will span two afternoon sessions.  Reference photos provided.  Projects will vary from previous sessions.

Friday Feb. 21 & 28
10am-3pm (2 sessions - 1/2 hr. lunch break included)
Goward House Arts & Crafts Room

$225 +GST (materials not included)

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Dynamic Compositions Workshop

Learn the principals of composition and how to effectively work from reference photos to creating interesting and dynamic compositions.  Other topics covered will be cropping, compiling imagery from various photo sources and effectively arranging still life objects. Students will work on a series of exercises and painting studies to improve their composition skills in watercolour.  Some reference materials provided.  Students should also bring their own imagery.

Friday Mar. 13
10am-4pm (1 session - 1/2 hr. lunch break included)
Goward House Arts & Crafts Room

$125 +GST (materials not included)

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.

Mike McLandress
Intermediate Watercolour

Jennifer challenges you to move forward and then guides you with her considerable skills. Her followup class notes are exceptional, allowing you to work more confidently at home between classes.