DVAS Monthly WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS – open to all artists!

All artists are welcome to attend. Each artist will bring their own supplies such as Paints and brushes, palettes, water containers, covers for tables, paper, or canvas etc as well as non-toxic ingredients please.

Spaces at DVAS workshops fill up quickly, so register early and don’t miss out!  Workshops are for all levels of experience and are held at the South End Baptist Church, 60 Hastings Street, Dartmouth, from 9:15 am. to 3:30 pm. (unless otherwise notified).

Workshops’ Location: South End United Baptist Church, 60 Hastings Drive, Dartmouth, N.S. (Most members prefer to bring their own lunch.)

$35 for members and $50 for non-members; however, preference is given to members.

Please send postdated cheques (dated date of workshop) payable to Dartmouth Visual Arts Society. Indicate workshop selected & mail to: Crystal Edwards will now be handling registrations for upcoming workshops.  Please contact her at (902) 404 6246 or by email: crystalann0396@gmail.com 

DVAS Workshops for 2019 …

Happy New Year everyone, and welcome to another exciting year of painting and self expressionism.

This year we have a wonderful lineup thanks to Kitty Wiley.  She has worked very diligently in accessing potential artists for this years workshops.  Sadly she has decided to give up her position, but I will be stepping in to fill the gap, and Crystal Edwards will now be handling registrations for upcoming workshops.  Please contact her at(902) 404 6246, or by email: crystalann0396@gmail.com 

January 26, 2019           Buzz Baker

Buzz Baker is a renowned artist who has sold over 1500 paintings and 12000 reproductions across North America and overseas.  You are invited to attend a workshop on January 26, 2018 in the medium of your choice, including water based oils, acrylics or watercolours.  Buzz has also stated that he would be more than willing for participants to bring a painting from home and he will offer suggestions and critique.

Please browse his website to get an idea of the scope of his painting style. https://www.grahambaker.ca/originaloils.htm

The workshop is still being held at The South End Baptist Church at #60 Hastings Street in Dartmouth.

The cost remains the same for DVAS members $35.00, or $50.00 for non-members.  DVAS gladly supplies coffee, tea and goodies.  It is recommended that you bring a lunch, or there are a number of places if you wish to go out for lunch.

Please call Crystal Edwards to register at 902 404 6246 or by email crystalann0396@gmail.com 

Thanks in advance.

Violet

February 23, 2019         Janet Warnes-Morris

“Pushing the Limits of Acrylic Techniques”

Janet holds a degree in Fine Art and Textile Design and a Graduate Diploma in Education. She has 29 years of teaching in UK, Alberta and Nova Scotia. Janet is also the Art Coordinator for Cole Harbour Library, teaches art classes at NWCC and provides private art instruction in  her own studio.

(Abstract Expressionism)

This workshop is designed to inspire fresh thinking about your painting style, simplifying your approach using loose expressive strokes a variety of creative techniques such as negative painting, masking, resist, drawing with paint, glazing etc.

Janet will Start with step-by-step demonstration and guided practice,  where participants will play around with background textures, composition, values, shapes, colours, lines and edges. They will also be encouraged to share and discuss, using fresh eyes to acknowledge and emphasize what is working well and to adapt and transform other elements.

The goal for the day is to take home some new creations, some re-creations and a whole bunch of ideas for techniques to explore on your own.

What to bring:

Although a variety of materials and tools will be available for your use,  you are asked to bring along your own acrylic paintsbrushescanvasses or boards, masking tape and scissors.

*Also please bring a few of your own painted canvas “near-misses” with which you are dissatisfied – any size, incomplete or overworked.

Most important things to bring are your open mind and your sense of humour 🙂

March 30, 2019              Duane Van Meer

April 27, 2019                 Doug Scott

May 25, 2019                   Christopher Gorey

September 28, 2019     Jude Caborn

October 26, 2019           Debbie Mosher

November 30, 2019      Twila Robar Decoste

More info about the Workshops:

Spaces at DVAS workshops fill up quickly, so register early and don’t miss out!  Workshops are for all levels of experience and are held at the South End Baptist Church, 60 Hastings Street, Dartmouth, from 9:30 am. to 3:30 pm. (unless otherwise notified).  Workshop fees are $35 for members and $50 for non-members; however, preference is given to members.  To register for any DVAS workshop, contact Violet Robertson.

Workshop Policy:  Workshops must be paid in advance, by cheque by the 15th of the month and postdated for the day of the workshop.  We request that you be there by 9:15 at the latest to set up.  We will begin at 9:30 am sharp.  Payment is due when registering for a workshop.  Cheques are to be made payable to Dartmouth Visual Arts Society or DVAS – one separate cheque for each workshop.  Please date the cheque the day of the workshop requested (as cheques become stale and non-negotiable after six months).  Indicate on the cheque the name of the workshop or the artist.  Mail or deliver the cheque to Violet Robertson, 94 Nova Terrace, Dartmouth, NS     B2V 1A9.

Cheques will not normally be returned.  Note that in the event the workshop attendance list becomes full, priority will be given to paid-up members.  Also in excess of full attendance, a waiting list will be used.  Two weeks notice is required for cancellation.