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12 &13 February 2022
Canvas Method Contemporary Atelier, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Discover the power of keeping it simple with colour! In this essential workshop, you will develop the technical skills to create landscape paintings with subtle colour harmonies, efficient brushwork, and solid composition. In working with two different limited palettes (Classical & Modern), you will hone your colour mixing skills, deepen your knowledge of colour theory, and add nuance to colour relationships.

Working in alla prima from a photo reference, you will create one painting each day exploring both limited palettes. This will result in two paintings identical in subject but vastly different in colour and feel! This is an excellent way to practice seeing and mixing colour according to value and colour temperature, and to begin to understand the practical benefits of a limited palette to support the story of your painting.

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26 & 27 February 2022
Dene Croft Studios, North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Brushwork is undoubtedly a defining feature of a painting. Its expressiveness conveys not only the feeling of the hand that produced it, but supports the story of the painting. It brings movement and life to the canvas, be it a landscape, portrait or still life. In this two day workshop you will be guided through exercises designed to explore and experiment with mark making in an attempt to find your voice and bring your painting to life. You will be asked to be deliberate, slow and sure. You will be amazed!

You will be working small (no larger than 12x16) and from your own photo references (does not have to be a landscape), and you will endeavor to do a painting a day. This course is suitable for both oil and acrylic painters.

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"I will definitely take another workshop from Maria. Her skill and knowledge are exceptional. I loved taking the workshop via zoom. The workshop lasted 3 full days and started at 9 am. A bonus is that I did not have to get up till 7am the first day, and 8 am the other two days. Once I was set up to paint, it was easy - everything was within arms reach. We had a critique each day, and at the end of the course, we reviewed our progress overall. Amazing. Maria gave really good critiques. So glad I took the class."
-Dorothy D., Burnaby, BC

"Loved the online workshop! I had so much fun and learned so much!!
-Diane G., North Vancouver, BC