Shelley Macbeth at Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge is one of the most knowledgeable and passionate booksellers I’ve had the honour of meeting. They planned an author talk and book signing and it was one of the most successful events I have ever done. And I’ve done over 300 events! A truly amazing bookstore. —
Andre Durain said, “a painting made outdoors is a sacred event.” But there are obvious difficulties for some people in painting “en plein aire.” Using photographic references can help but they are only a tool; a first step in the creative process, not something to be simply copied. Join Don Cavin, as he leads a Master Class on how to impose one’s own knowledge, experience, intuition and “gut-feelings” on a photograph in order to render it useful in creating art. Visit Don’s website to see why this truly is a ‘master class.’
www.cavinart.com. This is Don’s last class for 2015.
Saturday March 28th & Sunday March 29th, 10am to 4pm $195
Soul Collage is an easy, fun tool for exploration and expression of the Self. Under the instruction of Sue Reynolds, each participant creates their own deck of collaged cards; images that honour the journey of the individual and promote personal growth and self-acceptance.
Participants are invited to step deeper into each card through journaling, visualization and other activities.
Friday, March 27th, 10am to 4:00pm $95 (all materials will be supplied)
Students will explore how to create dynamic semi-abstract interpretations of the rural landscape exhibiting bold shapes and values defined by subtle colour shifts and various sized mosaic like brush strokes. The mosaic approach will focus the students attention on creating their paintings in a simple and direct manner. Unity and colour dominance will be achieved via a limited colour palette.
Saturday, March 14th, 10am to 4pm $95
This course is designed to help landscape painter’s move towards a less traditional way of depicting the landscape. The students will focus on understanding and defining their position along the spectrum of abstraction. They will define abstraction from within themselves and make it a personal journey. Approaches and tools of abstraction such as elimination, simplification, exaggeration, colour reversal, texturing and others will be discussed. Traditional landscape elements such as water, trees, colours, land formations, man made features, angles and others will be investigated to discover and emphasize their potential for abstraction. Painting demonstrations combined with one on one mentoring sessions will be followed by a group discussion addressing common successes and struggles.
Sunday, February 22nd, 10am to 4pm $95
Beat the winter blahs with an energizing one-day workshop on how to earn money doing what you love. If you are a competent word-juggler but lack the left-brain skills to figure out how to derive revenue from it, this is the workshop for you. Let Dorothea Helms, a.k.a. The Writing Fairy, guide you through the basics on what pays, how to charge, what to keep track of and how to market your work. After several years of six-digit freelance incomes, she is qualified to provide you with the kick-start you need. Get ready to value yourself as a writer so others will, too!
Sunday, February 1st, 10:30am to 4:00 pm $90
Raw Foods Seminar with Mari Lucas
In the Studio on Friday July 19th or July 26th
7 – 9:30pm
Be adventurous and have fun learning about the healthy, happy aspect of a Raw Foods Lifestyle. You will receive simple, precise instruction; a Daily 200 Healthiest Foods Guide; and delicious recipes (time-saving and easy prep). Mari will explain the essentials for total, optimal health and how to achieve success with nutrient-rich meals based on raw, living plant foods.
Step by Step – Bite by Bite – You Can Do It! Each Seminar is $50.00
Info/Reg: (905) 806-2818 firstname.lastname@example.org “RAW RAW CANADA!”
Chris Hadfield has turned kids on to the wonders of space. Let them get some hands on experience by building one of Canada’s most notable engineering achievements of the century – a miniature, pneumatically controlled Canadarm.
Students will take home their assembled Canadarm and the book Taylor’s Pneumatic Toys, which includes full schematics to build 8 pneumatic projects at home.
(Instructor Stan Taylor has taught this course at NASA and STAO)
July 16th 10am to 1pm $45.00
August 20th 10am to 1pm $45.00
Suggested for Age 10+
There is nothing more summery than beachcombing for treasures of the sea. Keep the memory alive with your own mermaid inspired necklace! Have a whale of a time creating your own shell, pearls and frosted glass necklace worthy of Ariel’s admiration.
January Book Club
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