Hi everyone, all the class info posted below was for 2020. Classes will resume after the risks subside and we can celebrate being together again. If you currently have credit towards a class and wish to discuss options, please e-mail me. Thank you all for your support and patience as we ride this out. I am looking forward to playing with you all again soon! Stay well and safe. Sarah
We will work on an 18"x 24" Gallery profile wood boarding you'll have the choice of an abstract theme or a landscape one.
First we start with some acrylic underpainting, to set the tone and shape of the painting. Then we design our 'garden' with metallic foils
Epoxy can be tinted to any depth of colour. When combined with the brilliance of metallic foils, the depth of colour is unparalleled
You will learn so many amazing things about the medium of epoxy. How to tint it and what specific products to use. You will come away with loads of ideas about how to use it in new artistic ways and in combination with traditional mediums such as acrylics
Classes are small and take place in my studio/gallery in Carleton place. Its a wonderful, large and sunny space where we don't have to worry about making a mess!
This is a one day class from 10 am until 4 pm.
All materials provided you just
bring a lunch and comfy work clothes.
One of my favourite things to teach because I loved learning it at Ontario College of Art. I accidentally ended up having to take an entire year of colour theory and have never looked back
Knowing how to translate all the colours that are in your head onto the physical plane is very liberating, and essential! We will use this knowledge to make the happiest rainbow of colours with our epoxy
I have been experimenting and excelling in this medium for many years and I am so excited to share everything that I know.
All that we learn in this class can carry over to many other mediums
We will also learn all about the wonderful world metallic foils. Rummage through my vast supply of intensely bright and shiny foils which are brilliant (literally) as an entire background layer or as finely applied detail
My goal as an artist is to always feel free to play and experiment. Everyone will have a different recipe for success. Included in mine are these ingredients: knowledge of materials, wide open space and the freedom from expectations and boundaries
Come on your own or bring a friend(s) All materials provided, you just bring a lunch and comfy paint clothes/shoes
We will work on a couple of smaller wood boards in a number of techniques
We will start by choosing the main colour theme of your piece and mix acrylics for your 'underpainting'
Colour will set your mood, but landscapes are also about depth and texture
I'll share my favourite techniques for creating ways gorgeous natural textures. It's addictively fun and effective
There are so many ways to add detail like flowers, with pigments, alcohol inks or metallic foil
We'll finish by adding a layer of coloured epoxy which will enhance the depth of colour and add a beautiful lustre
You'll be surprised how easy it is to create an enchanting masterpiece!
We'll work on an 18" x 24" gallery profile wood board. All materials provided, just bring a lunch and comfy work clothes.
I use holographic foils to create the base for the sky paintings. The depth you achieve is like no other medium. It's the closest thing to deep space that you can come to in the human world
Starting with the holographic foils, we'll add a sprinkle of stars, neon swirls of colour and a dusting of magic
Epoxy can be tinted to any depth of colour. When it's all mixed together, you can stand back and watch the amazing transformation as it blends in its own cosmic way
You will learn so many amazing things about the medium of epoxy: how to tint it, what products to use and where to get them as well as new artistic ways to use it in combination with traditional mediums such as acrylics, raw pigments and alcohol inks
Classes are small and take place in my studio/gallery in Carleton place. It's a wonderful, large and sunny space where we don't have to worry about making a mess!
This is a one day class from 10 am until 4 pm
All materials provided including your 18" x 24" gallery profile wood board. Bring a lunch and comfy work clothes.
$275 + tx
I'll pull out all my favourite techniques and products to play with
I'm excited to share the plaster/spray paint -through-lace/stencil technique.
The basis of much of my art
We can explore the many ways to achieve depth through layers and a variety of mediums
Abstract composition, or abstract approach, it's nice to go with the flow
We'll play with techniques that are all transferrable to other mediums on or under the ever-amazing epoxy
We will work on a series of smaller boards, with the focus on learning and experimenting. All materials provided. $275 +tx Bring a lunch and comfy work clothes
The best way to achieve super transparent magical water is by starting with holographic silver or blue foil
We'll mix our own personal idea of water, from green to turquoise to deep royal...the holographic base will do the rest!
We'll play around with making seaweed, or other background bits by drizzling coloured epoxy in a free-form technique
Any colour of the rainbow, don't worry, I have loads of reference material on hand
Iridescent powders in clear epoxy help finish the look
We'll work on an 18" x 24" gallery profile wood board. All materials provided. 10-4
$275 + tx
Let me help you visualize your ideas!!
In combination with the tricks I have up my sleeve, you'll leave with your very own masterpiece.
Have a one on one with me
Or bring your bestie
Do you have a blank space in the house?
You can pick your style and size
Or make a unique, personal gift for someone special
It's a super fun day, full of interesting techniques in a mellow, personal environment. Mid-week or weekend dates. All materials provided, you just bring your board and a lunch. $500+tx ($275 each additional person, children under 10 are free)
The epoxy takes anywhere from 3 to 24 hours to cure or to be ready for foiling. So in order to achieve a special depth of colour and texture we would need about 3 separate half days to add multiple layers of flowers, grasses and colour.
This is a fun experimental stage that includes acrylic underpainting, setting the tone and layout of the painting. We then work with epoxy and foils along with other medium to create dynamic, natural textures
This stage takes place over several days, as each layer cures we add metallic foils, more colour, more flowers and grass
Mid-week dates are available upon request
any day of the week except Wednesday
You can also get your own group together, and then we can discuss possible dates
Weekends, or combinations of both are also available.
Let me know if you have some dates in mind
This class is about what you want, it's a one on one so you'll have my undivided attention. All materials included, you just bring the board you want to work on. Start looking around the house for that special blank space and let's make something really cool.