Drawing & Painting Foundations | Oxygen Art Centre

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Event Category: Workshops

  • This 3-day studio workshop will focus on exploring the relationship between painting and drawing. These two cornerstones of visual art compliment and contrast each other as they begin to form a personal visual language. Daily drawing exercises will illuminate the fundamentals of drawing such as: mark making, line, light on form, tonal value, shape, figure – ground, and the gathering of visual information. Explorations in paint will expand upon these ideas. Demonstrations will be numerous and ongoing. Introduction to colour theory will be followed by its application in painting projects. Discussions and slide presentations will be part of each day.  Some experience with either painting or drawing is an asset.

    Instructor Deborah THOMPSON is a Canadian visual artist who resides in Nelson, B.C. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1984 spending her final year of study in Florence, Italy. She then spent a decade teaching and traveling in wilderness environments from East Africa to the North American Arctic during which she received a B.A. in Experiential Education from Prescott College in 1995. She then put roots down in Missoula, Montana to return to her studio practice completing an MFA in painting at the University of Montana in 1997. She was awarded the Fell-Oskins Scholarship (faculty award) two years in a row for her studio work. She has done residencies at the Vermont Studio Centre and the Banff Centre. She now resides in Nelson, B.C where she maintains a studio and exhibition practice, teaches for the Oxygen Art Centre (she is a founding member of the Centre,) and curators for Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History.


    Course Fee: $210             Material Fee: $25 + Material List

    TOTAL FEE: $235

    3 Classes: April 6,7,8
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:30am – 4 pm

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