Donna Swain Mixed Media paintings
Experimental and expressionist art in collage, acrylic,mixed media, ink, and oils

Archive Workshops

(posted on 11 Jun 2013)

Date: June 10 Monday, - 15 Friday, 2013. 5 days 10-4pm

Freeing the Creative Spirit

Following playful experimental processes, Donna will demonstrate and introduce a variety of different ways to overlay and develop several: drawing , painting and mixed media alternatives. We will be working from within, to distort mediums, collage, and Gold Leaf in unusual ways to generate new pathways, and new options. Using the elements of colour and design we will strengthen those pieces that are the voices of your expressionism. There will be no barriers to keep the creative juices from flowing.

Fee: $300 Some painting experience beneficial

Location: Creative Edge Studio, 5233 Chartwell Drive,

Sechelt.

To register call 604-885-5047 www.donnaswain.ca

January 22 to 25- 2013. 10:00-4:00pm

INTRODUCTION TO ACRYLIC PAINT AND MIXED MEDIA with DONNA SWAIN

Indulge yourself in this four day course to experience Acrylic paint and several Acrylic Mediums. You will learn how to create different textures and add mixed media to enhance the process. Each day will add a new perspective and criteria to our mix. This workshop also integrates the use of collage and introduces real Gold leaf. Subject matter will range from what we see every day, and what we feel. Textural elements do not make a painting by itself, this course provides essential knowledge of colour theory and compositional design. Every day we will be unfolding new delights on canvas. Beginner friendly, be sure to bring an open mind and the willingness to experiment.

Harbour Arts Zocalo Location in Gibsons

February 2 and 3rd. 2013

ACRYLICS for BEGINNERS WITH DONNA SWAIN

Acrylic paint and mixed mediums will be used to create different textures, as well as adding simple mixed media and collage to enhance the process of the paintings. Subject matter will be what surrounds us. Course provides basic colour theory and compositional skills. Beginner friendly, be sure to bring an open mind and a willingness to experiment.

Harbour Arts Zocalo Location in Gibsons

February 11 thru 15, 2013

FLOW INTO ABSTRACTION with DONNA SWAIN

The purpose of this workshop is to stay loose throughout the process. Our focus will be on simple things that will add to the experience of using the elements of abstraction. Allowing music and other exercises to clear the mind we will focus on designing in colour, shape, value, and composition that works. Directed to every painter who wishes to breathe more abstract expressionism into their work while trusting the process.

Harbour Arts Zocalo Location in Gibsons, B.C.

(posted on 20 May 2013)

March 22 thru 24, 2013. FULL

(posted on 21 Sep 2012)

Flow into Abstraction: Oct 20 & 21: Exercise and attitude to allow the muse to come forward, grab some bigger brushes and bigger canvases and let's get painting. This workshop is for those who have some painting experience and wish to enhance their skills to lossen up and breathe more expressionism into thier work. Focus will be on understanding the elements of Design in Abstraction.. Come with your paints and bravado and we'll mix it up. Two days in a row with an option of a third. As once you start painting, you may not want to quit.

Studio Location: Sechelt 10am-4pm

Dates: Oct. 20 & 21 (Sat & Sun), Your choice to add Studio Monday while you are well into the process.

Cost: 2 day workshop, Sat. and Sun. $120.

Additional Studio Day: $50 Monday Oct. 22nd 10-4pm, studio day with assistance.

Register: 604-885-5047, and get your supply list.

(posted on 21 Sep 2012)

Flow Into Abstraction: November, 17&18 ( Sat & Sun) 10am - 4pm. Execise and attitude to allow the muse to come forward, grab some bigger brushes and bigger canvases and lets get painting. This workshop is for those who have had some painting experience and wish to enhance their skills to lossen up and breathe more expressionism into their work. Focus will be on understanding the elements of design in Abstraction. Come with your paints and bravado and we'll mix it up.

Two days in a row with an option of a third studio day, as once you start you may not want to quit.

Location: Sechelt Studio

Dates: November 17(Sat) & 18(Sun) 10am - 4pm

Cost: Two days $120

Additional Studio Day November 19: $50. Your choice to add the Studio Monday while you are well into the process.

To Register; 604-885-5047 and get your supply list.

(posted on 21 Sep 2012)

Painting Joy: December 1 & 2 (Sat. and Sun.) Gift giving time is approaching, have you entertained painting something for someone special, or just a little something for you? This acrylics workshop is for those who have some painting experience. Focus on colour, value, composition, and confidence. Basic subject matter with your expressive signature.

Location; Sechelt Studio 10am-4pm

Date: December 1 & 2 (Sat. and Sun)

Cost: $120

Additional Studio Day $50. Monday 10am-4pm December 3rd. Once you've begun you may want to more time to finish while you are in the process.

Register: 604-5-885-5047 and get your supply list.

Acrylic Painting for the Novice and Beginners Oct 17,24th & Nov 7, 14th:Wednesday evenings 7-9pm, October 17 & 24 and November 7 and 14 Four evening sessions of instruction and painting in acrylics in the Creative Edge Studio. Learn how to mix fabulous colour from the essentials. Focus on the basics of value and light.. Surprise yourself with what you can do. Subject matter will be fruit, flowers and landscape.

Be courageous and come have some fun!

Location: Sechelt Studio

Dates: October 17 & 18, November 7&8. 7pm-9pm Wednesday evenings

Fee: $95.

Register 604-885-5047 to get yoiur supply list..

(posted on 8 Sep 2012)

"The Flow of Abstraction" Vernon BC:October 5&6/2012 Sat/Sun, 10:00am-4:00pm. Location at Nadine's Fine Art and Framing: adress: 3101 31 Ave. Vernon BC. Two days of instruction and painting $120 per participant.

The purpose of this workshop is to keep loose throughout the process. Focus will be on simple things that will add to the experience of using the elements of abstraction. Designing in colour, value and composition that works. Bring large brushes and large canvases and allow yourself to let loose to the muse.

To register call Nadine 1-250-542-8544. See you there!.

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