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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 2019 Winter Watercolour Classes & Workshops.  

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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 weekly 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 Jan. 15 - Mar. 5

9:30-12 (8 sessions)
Goward House Arts & Crafts Room

$ 285 +GST (materials not included)

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Winter Landscapes

Celebrate ice, frost, and colourful shadows in a snowy winter landscape.  Learn to use the white of the watercolour paper to capture snow and mist.  Explore textural effects for bare branches, foliage, grasses, and details.  Jennifer will guide you through various wet-in-wet, glazing and textural techniques to create the illusion of a crisp winter landscape. A single project will span the 6-week course.

Tuesday Jan. 15 - Feb. 
1-4pm (6 sessions)
Goward House Arts & Crafts Room

$245 +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 one of her own paintings over the 5 sessions, giving you an opportunity to see her painting process.  Work on composition, colour mixing, and technique while you develop your personal painting style.  (Formally Intermediate Watercolour II).

Wednesday Jan. 9 - Mar. 6
1-4pm (every second week - 5 sessions)
Jennifer's Studio

$205 +GST (materials not included)

 

Wednesday Jan. 16 - Mar. 13
1-4pm (every second week - 5 sessions)
Jennifer's Studio

$205 +GST (materials not included) 

CLASS NOW FULL - WAIT LIST BEING TAKEN

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Beginner Florals Workshop

Learn simple techniques for creating petals, stems, leaves and backgrounds.  Learn the fundamentals of wet-in-wet, pulled edges and textural effects while creating a finished floral watercolour.  No watercolour experience is necessary for this inspiring day of painting.  Reference photos will be provided.

Friday Jan. 25
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

Peony Workshop

Celebrate one of the most striking and complex flowers while moving beyond traditional watercolour florals. Learn to use saturated colours and bold contrast to create layered peony petals. Establish depth with a soft wet-in-wet background and learn to effectively leave white for strong highlights. A variety of floral techniques will be explored though this two-part project. 

Friday Feb. 22 & Mar. 1
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

Architectural Surface Textures Workshop

Learn a wide range of techniques for creating stones, bricks, stucco, plaster, wood grain, rust, peeling paint and much more!  Learn to use controlled wet-in-wet, pulled edges and various layered textural effects to achieve realistic surfaces for old buildings. The samples created in this workshop will be an invaluable reference for future architectural paintings.

Sunday Mar. 3
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

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.

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.