Saturday Feb 25th & March 4th
The Green Lady is Tretchikoff's most famous works. It is considered to be part of the broader movement of Pop Art, which emerged in the 50s and 60s as a response to the consumerist and mass-media culture of the time. The vibrant, surreal quality of the painting captured the imagination of the public and quickly became a sensation, with reproductions and merchandise featuring the Green Lady being sold around the world. Let's dive in a explore the techniques used to paint this dreamy portrait while unpacking some ideas in the world of pop art.
Thursday March 2nd
This virtual painting class is for all levels. Always look on the bright side of your knife! Sharpen you palette knives and get ready to learn the basics of palette knife paintings. Learn all about why/where knives are used in a landscapes, and how they can help create a painterly effect in your work.
Friday March 3rd
John Singer Sargent was one of the most influential portrait painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was known for his incredible portraits and also known for his beautiful renderings of hands. He paid particular attention to the edges of the hands, which he rendered with great care to create a sense of three-dimensional form.
Thursday March 9th
John Singer Sargent was one of the most influential portrait painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was known for his elegant and sophisticated painting style, which was characterized by soft, flowing brushstrokes, subtle gradations of color, and a focus on capturing the essence of his subjects. He is arguably one of the best portrait artist that ever lived. (My humble opinion)
Saturday March 11th
Wayne Thiebaud is an American painter known for his vivid and colorful representations of everyday objects, such as cakes, pies, and ice cream sundaes. His works often play with light and shadow, color and texture, and create a sense of depth and dimension that draws the viewer in. Thiebaud's paintings celebrated the simple pleasures of life, such as food and leisure, and made them into works of art that were accessible and relatable to a broad audience. By elevating the status of these objects, Thiebaud created a sense of nostalgia and sentimentality that resonated with many people.
Friday March 24th
This virtual painting class is for all levels. Learn to mix colours, make expressive brush marks, get creative and let Gogh! The French country side has always been an iconic subject for artists and Van Gogh painted a series of these cypress trees that stand out in the soft rolling hill with their sharp silhouettes.