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ACRYLIC TECHNIQUES: Pet Portraits with Jamie Ashforth

Saturday September 28th 2019
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Price: $ 65.00 CAD

Beginners welcome!

Materials Included

Join us for this fun and creative workshop where you will paint an acrylic portrait on birch panel of your favourite pet/animal!  Taking an expressive approach to painting, we will explore composition, under-painting, colour mixing, and basic brushwork to create our finished masterpiece! Looking for inspiration? Take a look at Jamie’s animal portrait cards in our store or online at Ashforth Press

Artist Instructor: Jamie Ashforth

Jamie Ashforth is a visual artist based in Toronto, Ontario. She has exhibited in a number of group and solo exhibitions in Central and Eastern Canada and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University, Montréal, Québec. Jamie works in film production as a Scenic Artist where she uses paint to mimic real surfaces like wood and brick to fabricate environments. Collaborating with film crews influences her interest in artistic co-creation and incorporating installations into her art. Other career highlights include collaborations with musicians to create album artwork and merchandise. Jamie founded Ashforth Press which is a paper goods business that features digitizations of her paintings. Additionally, she co-founded Art Not Shame, a non-profit that encourages youth to creatively express themselves as a means of empowerment.

Jamie is well-versed in a number mediums and is currently working in painting and sculpture. Her artistic mission is to call attention to the way surfaces and textures celebrate hidden nuances of a person’s identity. She has a curiosity for the unseen richness that is embedded in our stories and memories and produces works in pursuit of exploring elements of the self that remain hidden. Through acts of expressive self-reflection she is able to shed light on the unseeable. She enjoys spontaneity in her creative process and finds that employing unpredictability helps bring her work to life.

Program Registration
All ARTiculations workshops require advance registration, unless otherwise noted. Admission to Artist Talks is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
In the event of a workshop cancellation, registrants will be notified prior to the workshop start date and a full refund will be given. Participant cancellations are not refundable within two business days of the workshop date.
Phone: call 416.901.7464 to register with Visa or Mastercard. Have your credit card number and expiry date ready.
In Person: drop by the shop and register for your favourite class with debit, credit card, cheque or cash.

Youth Registration: We require the ARTiculations Youth Registration Package to be completed for your child prior to participating in our programming. Once completed, this package is kept on file for the academic year.