Registration & Cancellation Policy

Art Classes

 

Online and in-person workshops are now being offered!  See details below.

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.

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Online/In-Person Garden Archway Workshop

Learn how 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 perspective with architectural details.  Jennifer will guide students through various aspects of a completed garden archway project in this 4-part workshop.  Reference photos provided.  Projects will vary from previous sessions. 

The in-person workshop will take place in the large indoor basement space at Goward House (2495 Arbutus Rd) with access to sinks in the smaller basement room.  To keep everyone safe and comply with physical distancing requirements, the following safety measures will be in place: tables will be spaced at least 6ft apart, face masks must be worn by all participants, hand sanitizer will be available, surfaces and touch points will be sanitized before and after class, doors will remain open to allow for lots of outdoor airflow, live demonstrations will be projected on a large wall screen so students can watch the demos from an appropriate distance, workshops will be broken into shorter segments, and anyone who is ill or has travelled recently will be asked to stay home.  All demonstrations will be recorded and distributed to students to re-watch as needed.  

The online class option will include access to the recorded demonstrations, notes packages, reference photos, colour mixing info, and an option to connect to online group critiques over Zoom!

 

In-Person Workshop Option:

August 18, 21, 25 & 28
Tuesday & Friday Afternoons 1-3pm
8 students Maximum
$236.25 (includes GST)

 

Online Workshop Option A:

Access to all demonstration recordings to be viewed at your leisure - recordings will be available one day after each of the 4 in-person demonstrations (August 19, 22, 26 & 29). Also included are a digital reference photo, supply list, colour mixing chart, colour mixing video, and detailed written notes package with images of the steps!  Complete the painting at home and receive guidance and feedback through 2 x 1hr live group critique & question sessions over Zoom.
Zoom Critiques:  
Wednesday August 26, 1-2pm PDT (for demonstrations part 1 and 2)
Wednesday September 2, 1-2pm PDT (for demonstrations part 3 and 4) 
8 students Maximum
$115.50 (includes GST)

 

Online Workshop Option B:

Access to all demonstration recordings to be viewed at your leisure - recordings will be available one day after each of the 4 in-person demonstrations (August 19, 22, 26 & 29). Also included are a digital reference photo, supply list, colour mixing chart, colour mixing video, and detailed written notes package with images of all the steps!  You can complete the project when it’s most convenient for you.  Option B does not include an interactive component, critique or question period.
$78.75 (includes GST)

 

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Online Still Life Workshop

Learn how to paint luminous roses and sparkling, transparent glass in this easy to follow Online Still Life Workshop.  This three-part live demonstration series is presented through Zoom video conferencing and will cover wet-in-wet backgrounds, pulled edges, glazes, controlled wet-in-wet details, negative painting, colour mixing and more!  Jennifer will demonstrate all the steps and techniques for the project, switching to paintings at varying levels of completion to show the entire painting process. Students will have two views of the demo on screen with a camera positioned above Jennifer’s painting and another straight on.  You can participate in the demo with your camera and microphone off but can ask questions in real time through the chat function.  All demonstration sessions will be recorded through Zoom, as well as a second high definition recording.  Participants can watch the steps over as many times as they like and pause the recording while they paint.

In addition, this workshop includes three weekly group critique sessions.  A few days after the demo, students can email pictures of their paintings to Jennifer for discussion, questions, and further explanations.  During group critique sessions you can opt to have your camera and microphone on for live discussion.

The Online Still Life Workshop includes a digital reference photo, supply list, detailed notes package, colour mixing chart, colour mixing video and six 1-hour class sessions (3 x 1hr demos and 3 x 1hr critiques).  

This online workshop is great for students with moderate watercolour experience as well as more advanced painters.  The wealth of information in this workshop is sure to improve your future floral and still life paintings! Don't worry if you are new to Zoom.  A test session will be offered to ensure you will be able to connect!

 

Option A:

Monday June 15, June 22 & June 29  
live demonstrations 10-11am PDT

Friday June 19, 26 & July 3  
live critique sessions 2-3pm PDT

8 students Maximum
$94.50 (includes GST)

Please email Jennifer to register.  Payment can be made by e-transfer after your registration is confirmed.

*OPTION A IS NOW FULL* Option B is available, or join the waitlist for option A

 

Option B:

Access to the recorded video demonstrations to be viewed at your leisure (available to you Tuesday June 16, June 23 & June 30), digital reference photo, supply list, colour mixing chart, colour mixing video, and detailed written notes package.  You can complete the project when it’s most convenient for you.  Option B does not include an interactive component, critique or question period.

$47.25 (includes GST)


Please email Jennifer to register.  Payment can be made by e-transfer after your registration is confirmed.

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Online Hydrangea Workshop

Learn how to paint beautiful hydrangeas with easy to follow steps and techniques demonstrated over Zoom video conferencing.  This two-part live demonstration series will cover wet-in-wet underpaintings, negative painting, pulled edges, glazing and colour mixing, showing Jennifer’s painting process from start to completion.  Students will have two views of the demo on screen with a camera positioned above Jennifer’s painting and another straight on.  You can participate with your camera and microphone off but can ask questions in real time through the chat function.  All demonstration sessions will be recorded so participants can watch the steps over as many times as they like.  During the demonstrations, students can paint along or watch and complete the painting later.  

In addition, this workshop includes two weekly group critique sessions.  A few days after the demo, students can email pictures of their paintings to Jennifer for discussion, questions, and further explanations.  During group critique sessions you can opt to have your camera and microphone on for live discussion.

The hydrangea workshop includes a digital reference photo, supply list, detailed notes package, and four 1-hour class sessions (2 x 1hr demos and 2 x 1hr critiques).  

This online workshop is great for students who are fairly new to watercolour as well as more experienced painters.  It will get you motivated to paint with lots of instruction you can apply to future floral and still life paintings!  Don't worry if you are new to Zoom.  A test session will be offered to ensure you will be able to connect!

Option A:

Tuesday May 19 & May 26 live demonstrations 1-2pm PDT
Friday May 22 & May 29 live critique sessions 1-2pm PDT
8 students Maximum
$63.00 (includes GST)
Please email Jennifer to register.  Payment can be made by e-transfer when your registration is confirmed.

*OPTION A IS NOW FULL - WAIT LIST IS BEING TAKEN*

Option B:

Access to the recorded video demonstrations to be viewed at your leisure (available to you Wednesday May 20 & May 27), digital reference photo, supply list and detailed written notes package.  You can complete the project when it’s most convenient for you.  Option B does not include an interactive component, critique or question period.
$31.50 (includes GST)
Please email Jennifer to register.  Payment can be made by e-transfer after your registration is confirmed.

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Online Continuing Watercolour Critiques

Join Jennifer for a bi-weekly critique and discussion on watercolour projects of your choice.  These one-hour, interactive Zoom group meetings are the perfect way to stay connected to fellow artists and motivate you to move forward with your painting.  If you have questions about choosing a reference photo, planning a strong composition, selecting a colour palette, approaching or correcting certain areas of your painting, or generally improving your watercolours, this class is for you!  Simply email Jennifer photos of your paintings the day before your scheduled session.  Jennifer will prepare a slideshow of everyone’s work to share over Zoom.  You will be able to see Jennifer and other students, ask all your questions and learn from what others are working on as well.  If you are new to Zoom, a test session can be arranged to make sure you will be able to connect! 

Wednesday May 20, June 3 & June 17 
live critique sessions 1-2pm PDT
6 students Maximum

$31.50 (includes GST)

Please email Jennifer to register.  Payment can be made by e-transfer when your registration is confirmed.

Contact Jennifer for more info or to sign up

Donna Denman

Having enjoyed a number of Jennifer's watercolour classes in the past I was curious to experience her transition into virtual classes. The classes were extremely well done. She was able to share her knowledge and talents with us in a friendly and organized fashion. It was wonderful to be able to access the videos at our leisure, her notes were good and the critiques were very helpful. I will definitely be participating in her future classes.

Richard Neville
Online Still Life Workshop

"I have just finished an on-line still-life course with Jennifer Olson and found it enjoyable, rewarding, educational and inspiring. I was very impressed with Jennifer's preparation for each class, her ability to navigate the new on-line requirements, and her ability to encourage each student with his/her unique developmental aspirations. I have no hesitation in recommending Jennifer as a teacher/facilitator for watercolourists of all levels."