Our next Tofino Arts Council Workshop will be taught by Vancouver Island artist, Alison Watt in Tofino.
Painting the Large Canvas with Alison Watt
It is challenging to begin, let alone complete a large canvas! This three-day acrylic workshop is designed to help you get past the "I hate this painting" stage (which usually kicks in after about a day) when you might be tempted to start over or shove the painting in a closet. You will learn how to bring the canvas through several layers, working with colour, composition, and surface and surprise yourself by what you can achieve after three consecutive days on the same painting!
You may bring your own image as a starting point for the painting or work from ideas provided by workshop material. The aim is to stray from strict realism into the semi-abstract or abstract.
Students provide their own canvas (choose any dimension between 20x30 to 36x36).
Students may bring their own paint and mediums or have them provided for a materials fee of $60.
It's a great time to be in Tofino. Think storm watching and fresh oysters!
For more information on Alison please visit her website: www.alisonwatt.ca