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Fall 2018 Classes




Watercolor Florals



6 weeks , 6 Floral Techniques
Dates: Thursdays, Sep. 13, 20, 27,
Oct. 4, 11, 18, 2018
Time: 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Cost: $225.00

Enjoy the discovery of painting this endless source of inspiration in a variety of styles.Floral watercolour painting prompts you to explore shape and colour in infinite combinations. Each class Marion takes you through step by step instruction and demonstration using floral bouquets as our subject. Suitable for the beginner or experienced painter.










'Rock, Paper, Scissors' - a Multi Media Experience for Artists
Dates: 6 Mondays
Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018
Time: 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Location: Alder Creek Studio, New Dundee
Cost: $250.00 - (includes collage materials, a polished rock, canvas prep materials and the HST)
Class size is limited to 6 adult participants.

The purpose of this course is to show us how to be inspired by design found in nature and is suitable for both the acrylic and/or watercolour artist. It is an opportunity to create 3 pieces of art using paper collage on paper, watercolour on paper and acrylic on canvas all based on the colours and designs visible in a polished rock sample. Some painting experience is required.

Please note:
  • The fee includes all the collage materials for week one, except the watercolour paper used as the support.
  • The pieces of artwork shown are samples only. There is a variety of rocks to choose from as inspiration and the one you choose is yours to keep. Each person will do their own interpretation.
  • Everyone will need a piece of 140 lb OR 300 lb ,cold press OR rough Arches watercolour paper - your choice. This will be ripped in half - one half sheet for week one and the other half sheet for week 3. For week 2, bring a canvas, 16"x16” or 18"x18” square or a rectangle canvas in a similar size. (Gallery or Regular style - your choice)
  • If you are an acrylic artist and would like to have the watercolour materials provided for you, add $10.00 to the fee. Then you bring your own acrylic supplies for week 5 and 6.
  • If you are a watercolour artist and would like acrylic paints, brushes and disposable palette sheets provided that are needed for class 3, add $20.00 to the fee and just purchase a canvas. Then bring your own watercolour supplies for week 3 and 4, including a natural sponge and a non porous board large enough to support a half sheet.
COURSE DESCRIPTION

Class 1 -After selecting your rock and deciding your format ( square or rectangle ) we start the paper collage interpretation. If you own watercolour supplies bring them, as you may wish to tint the papers for your collage.

Class 2 - Canvas prep for week 5, then completion of paper collage.

Class 3 - Completion of canvas prep for week 5, followed by a demonstration and beginning of your abstracted watercolour painting on paper.

Class 4- Completion of watercolour on paper.

Class 5 - Demonstration and beginning of acrylic painting on textured canvas.

Class 6 - Completion of acrylic on canvas.










Watercolour Wednesdays
Dates: Wednesdays

Session 1: Sep. 19 - Oct. 24, 2018
Session 2: Oct. 31 - Dec. 5, 2018

Time: 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Cost: $75.00 for the 6-week session
Class size is limited to 8 adult participants.

No instruction, just painting time!

Spend Wednesday afternoons with artist Marion R. Anderson at Alder Creek Studio, New Dundee. Join fellow watercolour painters in this beautiful studio environment, enjoy the view, the camaraderie and establish your weekly dedicated painting time.













Creating your own deck of 'spirit cards' and their use
Date: Sunday Oct 14, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - noon
Location: Alder Creek Studio
Cost: $50.00

I provide the paper for the cards, but please bring your paints and brushes! Also, please bring 3 pieces of 140lb cold press arches watercolour paper, ripped to 10x10” size.













Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner
Dates: Friday afternoons, Oct 19 to Nov 23, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Alder Creek Studio
Cost: $225.00

This course for the absolute beginner gives you an opportunity to create 6 small paintings without needing drawing skills. Lessons will be demonstrated step by step.


Class 1 - Summer Skies
Class 2 - Fall Leaves
Class 3 - Winter Birch
Class 4 - Outdoor Painting Techniques
(practice now, try later)
Class 5 - Fantasy Landscapes
Class 6 - "Spirit Card" Daisies


Watercolour kits ($165.00) available from the instructor at the first class. Kit includes all materials necessary for the 6 weeks except a carry-all for your equipment and extra paper.












Alcohol Inks Extravaganza
Dates:
Session 1: Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018
Session 2: Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Location: Alder Creek Studio
Cost: $50.00 - includes all materials

Join us for this opportunity to experiment with alcohol inks - no art experience necessary and no materials either - just bring your art smock or apron. In this 2 hour class, we will complete a small warm up piece on Yupo paper before moving on to a 6x6" ceramic tile. This is then attached to a 6x6"f birch panel and the edges finished in black gesso.

You go home with one design to frame or matt as a card and the other to hang when you walk in the door!










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The Red/Green Show
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Workshop Fee: $98.00
Optional Catered Lunch: $13.00
Workshop + Catered Lunch: $111.00

Adult watercolour florals class

Gather up all your tubes of red watercolour paint - from red orange to red purple- and everything in between !Then include your favourite tube greens or recipes for greens and bring them along as well to this adult, wet on wet watercolour class designed for painters with some experience. You will need a natural sponge and a non porous board such as plexi- glass, corrugated plastic or coated masonite large enough for a full sheet of watercolour paper.

After a morning demo, working from live flowers we will follow up with a second demo with ideas and techniques for finishing.

To register, contact Marion at aldercreekstudio1@sympatico.ca






 For those of you who like to plan ahead...







Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner
Dates: Saturday mornings, Jan 5 to Feb 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 noon
Location: Alder Creek Studio
Cost: $225.00

This course for the absolute beginner gives you an opportunity to create 6 small paintings without needing drawing skills. Lessons will be demonstrated step by step.


Class 1 - Summer Skies
Class 2 - Fall Leaves
Class 3 - Winter Birch
Class 4 - Outdoor Painting Techniques
(practice now, try later)
Class 5 - Fantasy Landscapes
Class 6 - "Spirit Card" Daisies


Watercolour kits ($165.00) available from the instructor at the first class. Kit includes all materials necessary for the 6 weeks except a carry-all for your equipment and extra paper.












Floral Fireworks
Date: Monday evenings, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Alder Creek Studio
Cost: $150.00

This 4 week adult , acrylics class will result in a single colour , floral fragment on a textured canvas surface similar to the work shown. Marion will systematically guide you through each stage of creating your version with weekly demonstrations and practice exercises.
Materials list:
  • A regular or gallery style canvas no larger than 30x30" or 24x30"
  • a tear off paper palette
  • White acrylic paint and 2 other colours of your choice for for your background
  • Long handles soft bristle brushes , size of your choice
  • A 2-3" sponge brush
  • a plastic trowel usually used when applying caulking around ceramic tile
  • Matt gel medium
  • Molding paste
  • Gesso
  • Paper towels
  • Water container - low, such as a cool whip container
  • 2 plastic squeeze bottles with a pointed lid (dollar store, used for condiments or a hair dye bottle or a plastic honey bottle)
  • Sketchbook, pencil
Note: other items will be required but we will discuss this on the first night.








Summer Classes 2019

6 South Rankin
Southampton, ON





Watercolour Vignette Plein Air Painting
Dates: July 8-12, 2019
Location: 6 South Rankin, Southampton
Time: 9:00 am to 12 noon
Fee: $225.00

Do you admire the watercolour painting style of Charles Reid and Judi Whitton? This class looks at the drawing techniques, palette and brushstroke used by these masters while creating vignette style piece. We will be working at the marsh, the beach and in a garden so remember your hat and stool.
A 10" x 14" watercolour block is suggested, but not necessary. Bring your regular painting gear and 140lb cold press watercolour paper ripped into 5 or more 10" x 14" sheets plus a support for your paper.
This class is best for painters with 'some' experience.





Artwork samples reproduced with permission from the artists

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For Classes at Alder Creek Studio

To Register, please e-mail: aldercreekstudio1@sympatico.ca
Or call: 519 - 696 - 2265
Classes held at:

Alder Creek Studio
Box 142
121 Casselholme Cres.
New Dundee, ON   N0B 2E0

Note: New Dundee is near Kitchener, Ontario

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Private and Semi-Private Classes Now Available

Private classes are $60 an hour.
Semi-private classes are $45 an hour per person and will consist of two students.

An appointment to review your previous work and/or establish the lesson topics you would like to register for is highly recommended. Fee $30.

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Payment Policy


When registering for courses with Marion at the cottage or home/studio, please post date your cheque to one week before the class start date. Please keep in mind that there are no refunds. Please make cheques payable to Marion Anderson.

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