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Watercolour Techniques: Simplified Portraiture – POSTPONED

ARTiculations Studio Programming Update:

Tuesday, March 17th 

COVID-19 Update

With much regret we are postponing all classes, workshops and demos until Sunday, April 19th. We will reach out to all registered participants to determine if they are able to attend at a later date, or if they would like a refund. In the meantime we will be investigating virtual ways to assist you with your creative material and technique exploration. Stay tuned. Stay well. Make Art Every Day!


Portraits:
Learn how to paint flesh tones, facial planes and features (eyes, nose, mouth, ears), and hair. Painting portraits is challenging. We’ll review the placement of the features and the way to achieve a proportional likeness.

Materials not included.

Some experience recommended.

MATERIALS LIST: 
*Paints should be artist quality watercolours tubes (not pans).  
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Quinacridone Magenta or Permanent Rose
  • Aureolin Yellow or Hansa Yellow
  • Yellow Ochre
  • 1” wash brush (can be a squirrel or synthetic but not bristle) 
  • Size 4, 8 and 12 round brush
  • Palette
  • min 3 sheets of 8×10 or 9×12 Cold Press Rag Cotton Watercolour Paper (cut down from a larger sheet, or purchase a pad or block)

$45.00 CAD


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 www.kelleyaitken.com

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.