When you walk into Blue Heron Books, you can actually feel the passion, the knowledge, and the love for the written word that reside there. Just as tangible, is that tinge of regret that comes when it’s time to go. —
A life-changing twelve-week program led by instructor Sue Reynolds. The Artist’s Way has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. It is a powerfully provocative work challenging artists of all sorts, but particularly writers, to identify what stops them from moving forward with their artistic dreams and goals and to help them set those goals into motion.
Week One: Recovering a Sense of Safety as an Artist – Discovering what Stops You from Creating
Week Two: Recovering a Sense of Artistic Identity
Week Three: Recovering the Power of Creativity – Dealing with the Inner Critic
Week Four: Artistic Integrity – Making the Commitment
Week Five: A Sense of Open Possibility – Dreaming as an Artist
Week Six: Abundance – Setting your Financial Goals as an Artist
Week Seven: Dealing with Perfectionism
Week Eight: Marshalling your Resources
Week Nine: Recovering a Sense of Enthusiasm and Blasting Through Blocks
Week Ten: Competition, Work, and Finding Balance
Week Eleven: Recovering a Sense of Autonomy – Movement and Defining Success
Week Twelve: Escape Velocity and Finding Your Wings
Each student will be required to have a copy of the basic “The Artist’s Way” book for the class. Books can be ordered from Blue Heron to be picked up on the first night.
First 6 Weeks – Sunday, September 21st – November 2nd, 7pm to 9:30pm $180
Last 6 Weeks – Sunday, November 16th – December 21st, 7pm to 9:30pm $180
Closed for registration
To maintain a level of excellence a musician must practice, a dancer must dance and an athlete must train. Artists must work at their craft with a similar dedication if they are to maintain their own level of excellence, let alone get better. Life Drawing is calisthenics for the artists’ brain.
Draped/undraped models. All skill levels.
Drop In Sessions: Thursday, September 18th to December 4th, 7pm to 9pm
3 nights = $75, 6 nights = $126, 8 nights = $144, 12 nights = $180
Painting from a series of exciting still life subjects, Rosanne Middleton will teach you how to see more… line, shape and shadow. Explore and expand on painting to the light, making colour work for you and adding texture for excitement. Start the fun journey of developing your style and following your instincts while you learn to love painting.
6 Weeks – Tuesday, October 28th to December 2nd, 7pm to 9pm, $150
Learn the tricks of the trade in the art of watercolour from David Greaves and make your paintings come alive. Students will learn how to do value sketches and will be introduced to wet in wet techniques for skies, backgrounds, and more. For beginner to advanced students.
6 Weeks – Thursday, Oct.2nd to Nov.6th, 1pm to 3pm $150
A wonderful day of watercolour for both beginner and advanced students. Instructor David Greaves will teach value sketches and introduce students to wet in wet techniques for skies and backgrounds, and more.
Sunday, November 9th, 10am to 4pm $75
Have YOUR art in OUR studio…find out how.
Contact Rosanne Middleton, Artist Member/Gallery Coordinator
Clarification: The $100 or $150 fee is for 6 of the 8 sessions offered; not per session. At time of registration participants choose which 6 sessions they would like to attend. This program is designed to offer flexibility to today’s busy families.
Staring at a blank canvas? Join local artist Shelly Burke as you explore the exciting techniques of painting in either oil or acrylic, and learn simplified methods to produce spontaneous looking landscape paintings. Hands-on with Shelly’s guidance, students will work to develop their personal style as they gain confidence in drawing, colour mixing and composition. All levels of experience welcome.
6 Weeks – Monday September 16th to October 28th, 7pm to 9pm $150
October Book Club
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