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Watercolour Techniques: Fall Colours

Thursday October 3rd 2019
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Price: $ 45.00 CAD

Paint the vibrant colours and foliage of the Ontario fall. We will complete a small watercolour painting using a limited palette and a variety of textural and wet-into-wet techniques.

Materials not included 


Absolutely needed for this workshop:
  • Quinacridone gold
  • Aureolin or Hansa Yellow
  • Permanent Rose
  • Vermilion or equivalent
  • cobalt blue
  • Size 12 wash brush
  • Size 4 and 8 round brush
  • min 3 sheets of 8×10 Cold Press 100% cotton rag Watercolour Paper (cut down from a larger sheet, or purchase a pad or block)

*Paints should be artist quality watercolours tubes (not pans) for best results.  

Suggested Kelley Aitken Palette (Not all needed for this workshop, but for your information):
  • Cobalt Blue 
  • Ultramarine Deep or French Ultramarine
  • Prussian Blue
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Aureolin Yellow or Hansa Yellow
  • Quinacridone Gold
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Permanent Rose
  • Pyrrole Red or Winsor Red or Turner Red
  • Perylene Violet
  • Burnt Sienna

We offer a one-time discount of 20% on purchases made in our store valid for use within the duration of your course (or within one week if taking a single session class)

About the Instructor:

Kelley Aitken is an author and artist. She has exhibited in Canada and Ecuador and has work in many private collections and is represented in the Canada Council Art Bank collection. Her work can be seen at

Love in a Warm Climate, The Porcupine’s Quill, 1998 was nominated for Best First Book, the Commonwealth Prize. She co-edited First Writes, Banff Press, 2003. Current writing projects include a novel Dreaming of Tom Thomson, and a manuscript of essays, images and poetry about art, Drawing and Love.

Kelley has taught art for over 25 years, offering private classes and workshops, and running art programs for community-based agencies serving newcomers to Canada and women experiencing long-term poverty. She has taught surface design at Sheridan College and currently teaches drawing and writing programs in the collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario.


Program Registration
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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.
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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.

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