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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 Fall Watercolour Classes.  

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Watercolour Basics

Start your morning off with creativity and inspiration!  This class is designed for the beginner, or near beginner, who is looking for in-depth instruction in this fun and challenging medium.  Jennifer will guide you through basic techniques to get you comfortable with the medium, and excited about exploring the endless possibilities watercolour can offer.  Washes, wet-in-wet, glazing, textural effects, colour mixing and composition are just some of the topics covered in this extensive 8 week course.

Tuesday Sept. 11 - Oct. 30
9:30-12 (8 sessions)
Goward House Arts & Crafts Room

$ 285 +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 8-week course will guide students through a variety of negative painting projects from basic to intermediate.

Tuesday Sept. 11 - Oct. 30
1-4pm (8 sessions)
Goward House Arts & Crafts Room

$325 +GST (materials not included)

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

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 one of her own paintings over the 7 sessions, giving you an opportunity to see her process from start to completion.  Work on composition, colour mixing, and technique while you develop your personal painting style. 

Wednesday Sept. 12 - Dec. 5
1-4pm (every second week - 7 sessions)
Jennifer's Studio

$285 +GST (materials not included)

 

Wednesday Sept. 19 - Dec. 12 
1-4pm (every second week - 7 sessions)
Jennifer's Studio

$285 +GST (materials not included) 

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Landscape Beyond the Basics

Learn techniques for skies, water, trees, mountains and more!  This landscape-focused class is catered to students with basic watercolour skills who are looking to take their paintings to the next level.  A variety of landscape specific techniques will be practiced as studies and developed into two finished paintings. Step-by-step instruction and frequent demonstrations will give you confidence in wet-in-wet, colour mixing, textural effects and pulled edges.

Tuesday Nov. 6 - Dec. 11
9:30-12 (6 sessions)
Goward House Arts & Crafts Room

$225 +GST (materials not included) 

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Intermediate Still Life (Glass & Reflection)

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 a still life with glass and reflections as subject matter.  Reference photos provided.

Tuesday Nov. 6 - Dec. 11
1-4pm (6 sessions)
Goward House Arts & Crafts Room

$245 +GST (materials not included) 

CLASS NOW FULL - WAIT LIST BEING TAKEN

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Trees & Foliage Workshop

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 tree species through several exploratory studies.  The samples created in this workshop will be an invaluable reference for future landscape paintings.

Friday Sept. 14th
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

Clear Glass Workshop

Watercolour is the perfect medium for suggesting the delicacy and nuance of transparent glass.  Distortion, reflection, and transparent shadows will all be covered in this extensive workshop.  Let Jennifer guide you through this complex subject with simplified methods and step-by-step approaches.  You’ll be amazed at the 3-dimensional quality you’ll achieve!  A single project will span two sessions.  Reference photos provided.  Images will vary from previous sessions.

Friday Oct. 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

Distant Trees & Mountains Workshop

Learn simple techniques to make distant trees and mountains recede into a landscape, creating depth and atmosphere in your paintings.  Students will explore a variety of distant trees and mountains, incorporating fog and different lighting effects in a series of exploratory studies.  The samples created in this workshop will be an invaluable reference for future landscape paintings.

Friday Nov. 16
10am-4pm (1 session - 1/2 hr. lunch break included)
Jennifer's Studio

$125 +GST (materials not included) 

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Misty Shoreline Workshop

Celebrate local landscape with a misty West Coast beachscape.  Jennifer will guide you through various wet-in-wet, glazing, negative painting, and textural techniques to create the illusion of trees, rocks and water.  Learn how to create a realistic shoreline with lots of depth in the misty background. A single project will be developed in this two-day workshop.  Reference photos provided.

Friday Nov. 30 & Dec. 7
10am-3pm (2-sessions - 1/2 hr. lunch break provided)
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.