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

Archive Workshops

(posted on 22 Mar 2010)

May 7th & 8th, Friday 2pm - 8pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm. Breaking through blocks in painting takes courage to resolving old patterns. Do you have a stack of unfinished paintings in your closet? This workshop is to break free of old habits, take these paintings further with dynamic bold choices in mixed media acrylics, inks, charcoal, pastels, and collage. Daily demonstration and critique

All levels welcome.

May 7th & 8th, 2010. 10am-4pm. Fee: $150

Location: Music Makers Studio 4669 Simpkins Rd. Davis Bay, Sechelt, BC

Registration contact: Lynne through e-mail musicmakers@dccnet.com

Registration deadline April 20, 2010

(posted on 22 Mar 2010)

April 10th, & April 11th

Nuture your creative muse while having fun learning the application of colour to create light, shadow and depth relating to realistic subject matter. Discover throught wet in wet and direct painting, to recognize compositional strengths in your paintings, and identify options for creating impact.

Daily demonstrations of techniques, and crtiques, to maximize your learning curve.

Be ready to paint, paint, paint.

April 10th, & April 11th, 10am-4pm, Fee: $150, Location Music Maker's Sudio 4669 Simpkins Rd. Sechelt, BC.

Registration though Lynne, musicmakers@dcc.net.com

(posted on 5 Mar 2010)

Collage and Mixed Media

Mar. 5,6,7 & 8. Explore your creativity through the use of mixed media. We will be making our own collage papers as well as layering various papers, pastels, ink, metallic powders, writing, and printed matter. Through daily demonstrations you will experience ideas in texturizing while using colour, value and composition.

Novice through to Advanced skill levels

March 5th 6-9pm, 6,7 & 8, 10am-4pm. Fee:$250

Location: Music Makers Studio 4669 Simpkins Rd. Davis Bay, Sechelt, BC

Registration Contact: Lynne through e-mail musicmakers@dccnet.com

Registration deadline: February 20, 2010

(posted on 11 Feb 2010)

Feb. 4th, 11th, & 18th, 6-9pm. This Beginner level course introduces basic materials and techniques in using acrylic paints. Explore wet in wet, flat, and thick and juicy paint applications. Learn basic understanding of colour, value, and composition while working on a variety of surfaces. Daily demonstration and critique. *If you are a true beginner and have no supplies contact Donna through this website.

February 4th, 11th, & 18th, 2010. Thursday evenings 6-9pm. Fee:$125 Additional $15 for paint supplies for duration of the course.

Location: Music Maker's Studio, 4669 Simpkins Rd. Davis Bay, Sechelt, BC.

Registration contact: Lynne through e-mail musicmakers@dccnet.com

Deadline: Jan. 20, 2010

(posted on 16 Jan 2010)

Jan. 16. 10-4pm. Enhance your painting techniques with these Acrylic Mediums: Acrylic Gel (Matte & Gloss), Acrylic Glazing Liquid (Matte & Gloss), Self Leveling Gel, and Light Molding Paste.

Saturday January 16th 10am-4pm Fee: $75 Plus $10 Supply fee for six Acrylic Mediums.

Location: Music Maker's Studio, 4669 Simpkins Rd. Davis Bay, Sechelt, BC

Registration contact: Lynne - musicmakers@dccnet.com

Simple Supply list: Acrylic paints that you have, 4-6 small to medium canvas/illustration board/matte board, all your brushes & 3" flat bristle brush from Hardware Store, water bucker, paper towel, scizzors, black sharpie, notebook, any items for your own personal painting needs.

This painting workshop in Mixed Media focuses on the painting process. Inspirations come from

letting go of tight rules. We will observe everyday images, and move through expressionism towards

abstraction. We will explore the many ways to start a paintings, what is the "in between" and when

is a painting finished.

Join us for a weekend of jumping into creative flow. The only requirement is an open mind for the joy of experimentation.

*This workshop is open to anyone who has painting experience, and those who wish to start. This is the

first workshop in a series on "Intuitive Play".

*If this is your first painting workshop or have questions call Donna @ 604-885-5047

"Collage and Mixed Media "two day workshop.

The creative adult surrenders to the curious playful child. Intuitive playing while making collage papers yields amazing patterns, color mixing, and textures. Learn how to make collage papers and stretch your visual language in your artwork. Responding to different realistic stimuli we will stretch to expressionistic interpretations. Using these collage papers we will combine them with mixed media on prepared grounds. Color, composition, textures and your unique style allows each person to find their own voice.

Novice - Intermediate - Advance levels welcome.

*It is suggested that participants have some knowledge of painting application, color and use of tools. A perfect introduction workshop is offered by Donna "Color, composition and Introduction to Making Collage Paprers" . Please contact for workshop dates.

Workshop Cost: $150.00

Location: Creative Edge Studio - Sechelt, B.C.

Registration - contact Donna through website homepage.

(posted on 1 Jun 2009)

"Break Through Painting"

Breaking through blocks in painting takes courage to resolving old patterns. Do you have a stack of unfinished paintings in your closet? This workshop is to take these paintings further with dynamic bold choices. Learn to break free of old habits which take you to the same place and leave you hanging. These paintings can identify which pathways are not yielding results. Mixed Media in acrylics, inks, charcoal, pastels, and collage will assist in new ideas to bridge to exhilerating designs. Be brave and tackle the old with the new.

All levels welcome.

Two Day Workshop Cost $150.00

Location; Creative Edge Studio, Sechelt, B.C.

Registration: contact Donna through website homepage

Collage and Mixed Media two day workshop.

The creative adult surrenders to the curious playful child. Simplistic approaches in making and appying your own collage papers, yelds a new language of inspiration. Stretch from representational images to expressive language without boundaries. Combine reality and imagination and open up unusual viewpoints. Utilize symbolic personal images and patterns to tell your own unique story. Come and experience making rich collage papers and learn how they can be used in your paintings. We will be designing with color, collage and mixed media on small to midsize formats.

Novice- Intermediate- Advanced levels.

*It is suggested that participants have some knowledge of painting application, use of tools, and basic understanding of color. A perfect introduction workshop is offered on April 4th.2009.

Date: Saturday, April 18th and Sunday April 19th 2009 10am-4pm both days

Workshop Cost: GPAG Members $125.00 Non Members $135.00

Location: Gibsons Public Art Gallery To register Call: 604-886-3051

Strong paintings show an imaginative use of composition, and color sense. This one day workshop introduces basic and critical elements of how they work together. We will review the choice of palettes and why, the pigments we really need, andthe magical combinations that are achievable. We will make reich collage papers in cohesive colors, while exploring patterns. We will cover aspects of good design, and division of space. Working with all these elements, participants will see and feel the effects of integrating collage papers into their own paintings.

Beginner - Novice - Intermediate

Date: Saturday, April 4th 2009 10am-4pm

Workshop cost: GPAG Members$75.00 Non Members $85.00

Location: Gibsons Public Art Gallery #204-287 Gower, Gibsons , Sunshine Coast. B.C. To Register phone:604-886-0531

If you have any questions regarding the workshop contact Donna Swain at 604-885-5047

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