Registration & Cancellation Policy

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 Spring Watercolour Classes.  

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Beginner Florals

Learn simple techniques for creating petals, stems, leaves and backgrounds. Explore the fundamentals of wet-in-wet, pulled edges, colour mixing and textural effects while creating beautiful floral inspired watercolours.  No watercolour experience is necessary for this 6-week course.  Reference photos will be provided.

March 31 - May 12 (no class April 14)
Tuesdays 9:30am-noon (6 sessions)
Goward House Arts & Crafts Room

$225 +GST (materials not included)

*CLASS MAY BE RESCHEDULED*

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Intermediate Florals & Still Life

Work on your own individual still life or floral project with lessons and guidance from Jennifer.  Starting with instruction on composition and effective photography for reference photos, students will carefully plan their still life, work on value studies, and complete colour planning excercises.  The painting process will then be explored from the first stages of painting the background, to the point of adding the final foreground details.  Explanations and demonstrations will accompany each class. Students will get an in-depth look at the full painting process and learn how to apply their knowledge and watercolour skill to their own reference imagery. Unlike previous sessions of Intermediate Still Life, reference photos will not be provided.

March 31 - May 12 (no class April 14)
Tuesdays 1-4pm (6 sessions)
Goward House Arts & Crafts Room

$285 +GST (materials not included)

*CLASS CANCELLED*

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!

April 1 - June 17 (every second week - no class April 15)
Wednesdays 1-4pm (6 sessions)
Jennifer's Studio

$245 +GST (materials not included)

**CLASS NOW FULL - WAIT LIST BEING TAKEN**

April 8 - June 10 (every second week - no class April 15)
Wednesdays 1-4pm (5 sessions) 
Jennifer's Studio

$205 +GST (materials not included) 

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Trees & Foliage

Learn simple techniques for creating evergreen trees, bare winter branches and textured leaves.  Learn how to make distant trees recede into a landscape, while letting others come into the foreground.  Students will explore a variety of different tree species through several exploratory studies and small paintings.  The samples created in this course will be an invaluable reference for future landscape paintings.

May 19 - June 16
Tuesdays 9:30-noon (5 sessions)
Goward House Arts & Crafts Room

$185 +GST (materials not included)

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Negative Painting

Learn to see shapes in a whole new way and start painting outside the lines!  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 loose, layered paintings with character and depth.  This 5-week course will guide students through 2 negative painting projects (1 floral and 1 landscape). Reference photos provided.

May 19 - June 16
Tuesdays 1-4pm (5 sessions)
Goward House Arts & Crafts Room

$245 +GST (materials not included)

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Ocean Effects in Watercolour Workshop

Learn techniques for creating rolling waves, ripples and whitecaps.  A variety of textural effects, wet-in-wet techniques, pulled edges, masking and washes will be explored through several exploratory studies.  The samples created in this workshop will be an invaluable reference for future seascape paintings. Reference photos provided.

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

$125 +GST (materials not included)

*THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN MAY OR JUNE*

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Watercolour Skies Workshop

Learn a variety of techniques for painting clouds, sunset and misty sky effects.  Explore wet-in-wet techniques with spontaneity and control.   Learn to work with textural effects, pulled edges, and colour mixing for dramatic skies. Students will explore a variety of sky effects through several exploratory studies. The samples created in this workshop will be an invaluable reference for future landscape paintings.

Friday May 1
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

Garden Archway Workshop

Learn to paint architectural details, textured walls, bricks and trailing vines. Build up textures through layers, special effects and glazes. Achieve rich intense colours, and learn to create depth and prospective with architectural details.  Jennifer will guide students through various aspects of a completed garden archway project in this 2-day workshop.  Projects will vary from previous sessions - reference photos provided.

Friday June 5 & 12
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

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.

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.