Fall Painting Classes Continue: Registration Now Open



Registration is Now Open for Concepts in Contemporary Painting Section II,  Acrylic Techniques for Beginners Part II


Images Credit: Urban Sight and Angles Atya Khan 2017

Due to popular request, Atya Khan will continue her Acrylic Techniques for Beginner class for an additional two Saturdays, October 28 and November 4, from 12 – 5 pm.

This is a fun, easy, class with a relaxed atmosphere for learning techniques to to apply colour, texture, and layers to your acrylic paintings.

There is no prerequisite for this class. New students are welcome regardless of their skill level.

An introduction to acrylic painting for beginners who want to learn about materials, colours, and other aspects of painting. Learn essential techniques in acrylic painting/colour mixing to form your own creation on canvas. Experiment with paints and a variety of conceptual and technical approaches to abstract painting. You will explore the use of colour, shapes, lines, and texture. Abstract techniques and systems will be included, with the emphasis on technical skills and personal expression.

Instructor Atya Khan is a visual artist/educator living in Edmonton. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Punjab, Pakistan. As an abstract expressionist artist for over 20 years, she has loved colours in acrylic and oil paints. She works to create an experience for further self-discovery and creativity inherent in the artistic process. She provides a comfortable and inspiring environment where people can tap into an intuitive realm. To her, there is no concept of right or wrong while creating a unique piece of art.

Two Saturdays, October 28 and November 4 from 12-4 pm

Members: $28 Non Members $35

What to bring:
Stretched canvas: size 9×12 (one for each class, can buy from any art supply store or a dollar store)

Paint – titanium white, black, yellow, red, ultramarine blue (from any art supply store or a dollar store) (the more colours you have, the more variety and less mixing)

Variety of brushes – round synthetic no 4 or 6 or 10, flat hogs hair 6,8, 10 or 12

Other items – palette, pencil, eraser, paper towel, (yogurt or sour cream containers with lids)

For more information, or to register, please call 780.426.4180
or email harcourtoutreach@shaw.ca


Image Credit: LOVE IN WAITING a. Consulting the mirror (by the side of the river) by Atilla Richard Lukacs

Mike Cor’s Concepts in Contemporary Painting course continues with Section II, Tuesday and Thursday Evenings, October 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, and Nov 2 from 7-10 pm.

There is no prerequisite for this class. New students are welcome regardless of their skill level.

Harcourt House Artist Run Centre is pleased to offer a new course delving into formal and conceptual issues in contemporary painting. This is an ideal class for students preparing to apply for graduate school. Participants are encouraged to develop a personal dialogue with current concepts of painting, how they relate to pivotal movements in art history, and to recent happenings in the art world. It is recommended, but not mandatory, to take all three sections in succession. All media and materials are welcome as well as alternatives such as found object or performance based work.
“…[art] cannot be about something that has already been perfected. In certain circumstances such predetermined views of how things should be could even be the death of art.” – Joseph Beuys (Beuys and Harlan 2004)
In the second section of the course, examples of historic and contemporary artists work will be used to form an understanding how painting has been brought back to life through contemporary practices and immaterial concepts.

Instructor Micheal Cor holds an MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), has completed MICA’s College Teaching of Art program and brings unique perspective to this more than traditional painting course.

Section I: Sept 19, 21, 26, 28, Oct 3, 5 from  7 – 10 pm
Section II: Oct 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, Nov 2 from 7-10 pm
Section III: Nov 21, 23, 28, 30, Dec 5, 7 from 7-10 pm

Course cost: $150 for members, $175 for non-members

For more information, or to register, please call 780.426.4180
or email harcourtoutreach@shaw.ca


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