Salmon River Studios is offering three art workshops starting in mid November!
Workshops are one day a week for 6 weeks, open to all skill levels and lead by artist educator and Ontario Certified Teacher Gabriel Deerman (MFA). Gabriel is an experienced artist, teacher and has exhibited internationally.
Group and individual art lessons for all ages and skill levels as well as printmaking, painting and drawing workshops will be available starting October 2016
Are you a teacher??
Soon we will be offering professional development workshops focused on arts integration in the primary and secondary classroom. Workshops will feature introductions to basic skills as well as strategies and tools for student research and inquiry. Included will be USB drives full of materials including complete cross curricular unit and lesson plans aligned to Ontario curriculum!
to request more info on art lessons and workshops contact firstname.lastname@example.org and/or sign up for our mailing list on our contact page and/or follow us on facebook to keep up to date on these unique opportunities
Life Studies Drawing Workshop- Fridays 10am-1pm (Nov. 16 - Dec.21) $250
This workshop will feature live models! Yes, naked ones- no giggling please. Participants will be given guidance in exploring the human form and creating effective compositions using traditional media such as charcoal, graphite, conte, and ink. Models will cycle through poses of increasing duration giving participants opportunities for quick warm up studies and more detailed finished works. Paper and a variety of drawing materials provided.
Portrait Painting From Photographs Made Easy! Thursdays 10am-12:30pm (Nov. 15 - Dec.20) $200
This workshop will introduce participants to the simple and direct grid method which allows artists to easily create accurate drawings and paintings from photographs. Surprise yourself (or make a surprise for a loved one!) by creating a realistic and easily recognizable painting of someone close to your heart. No experience is required and all participants will be supplied with canvas, brushes, acrylic paints and any other needed materials.
Painting Landscape in the Anthropocene Tuesdays 10am-12:30 (Nov.13 - Dec. 18) $200
This workshop will introduce participants to ideas and approaches to art making resulting from the increasing acceptance of the term ‘Anthropocene’ as a descriptor of our current geological epoch. The Anthropocene concept has become a major source of discussion and exploration in the arts, humanities and sciences. Current exhibitions at the AGO and National Gallery are bringing increasing attention to the idea- get up to speed in the conversation and explore ways that these ideas and the emotions they inevitably ignite can be brought to landscape painting- a direct and hands on expression of individual interpretations of place and time. How can we build on the tradition of landscape painting in the time of the Anthropocene? Let’s explore this question together through discussion, exploration of texts/artworks and of course- painting!