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Galerie d'Art Pointe Claire

Art Classes & Workshops
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Studio classes are ongoing with new content each session.

Our teachers are professional artists with many years of teaching experience.

Make 2018 a summer filled with creativity!

Studio Classes & All-day Workshops

Hands on Color: Theory in Practice

Hands on Color: Theory in Practice

Color theory? Nothing could be easier! Understanding color is a straightforward process when learned through practice. Each week we will explore a fundamental aspect of color through the creation of small abstract and figurative paintings. Learn to use the different primary color palette systems, how to use secondary colors, the fundamental role of value in painting; what complements are all about as well as the push and pull of a warm and cool palette.

In depth demonstrations in color mixing, with a focus on developing your skills of observing color relationships. Each class you will make one or two small paintings to put that theory to real practice. For oil and acrylic.(Other mediums are welcome, please email the instructor to verify.) Some painting experience is an asset.

Date: 6 weeks. Tuesdays June 26 – July 31
Time: 7-10pm.
Fee: $160.00
Materials not included.

Instructor: Branka Marinkovic

Outdoor Landscape Sketching

Outdoor Landscape Sketching

Would you like to join the outdoor sketching artists but not sure how to start? Join us as we step outside, observe our world and draw! In this workshop you will be guided through the steps of:

  • How to observe and simplify different landscape elements such as trees, buildings, clouds and water.
  • How to draw buildings with perspective in freehand. (no rulers required).
  • How to create depth, light and shadow with a variety of marks like cross-hatching.
  • How to use felt tip pens, pencil and water-soluble drawing materials such a water-soluble graphite, watercolor markers and watercolour pencils.


      Date: 4 weeks, Tuesdays July 3, 10, 17 & 24
      Time: 10 am – 4 pm.
      Fee: $200.00
      Materials not included

      Instructor: Branka Marinkovic

Learn Perspective: 2 day Workshop

Learn Perspective: 2 day Workshop

Learn how to bring greater depth and dimension to your drawings by practicing linear perspective. This two day workshop will cover the fundamental elements of 1 point, 2 point and 3 point perspective. Starting with the classic forms such as cube, ellipses and spheres we will then look at atmospheric perspective by drawing outside. Both the theoretical and practical aspects of perspective will be discussed.
Date: Saturday & Sunday, July 7 & 8.
Time: 10 am – 4 pm.
Fee: $120.00
Materials not included.

Instructor: Gianni Giuliano.

Drawing the Live Model

Drawing the Live Model

Draw the model in this open studio using long poses. This studio is aimed at experienced artists who want to draw or paint the model. No instruction and limited to 6 people.


Thursdays, 7 to 10 pm.
6 weeks: ongoing, call store for dates.
Cost:$120.00

Materials not included.

Learn to Paint the Portrait

Learn to Paint the Portrait

This is a three week, all day workshop series for painters interested in learning the portrait. The approach is to teach the portrait through understanding how and where to focus observation and translate what you see into paint. Featuring detailed demonstrations throughout all stages of the painting; comprehensive explanations of theory such as facial structure, proportions, light, shadow, colour. A special focus will be placed on how to use and adapt standard palette for mixing skin tones. High quality photos will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own. For oil and acrylic.

Open to oil and acrylic painters with some prior painting experience. Other materials are welcome, but demos will be done in oil and acrylic.

  • Week 1: Basic drawing and tonal under-painting. Facial structure, light and shadow
  • Week 2: Blocking in with colour, simplified skin tones using warm and cool colours
  • Week 3: Refining colour and details.


      Date: 3 weeks. Thursdays July 5,12,19.
      Time 10 am - 4 pm.
      Fee: $160.00

      Materials not included

      Instructor: Branka Marinkovic

Creative Textures With Acrylic Mediums

Creative Textures With Acrylic Mediums

Learn how to use different acrylic mediums with the expert guidance of Françoise Issaly. Hands on projects will allow you to experiment with different acrylic mediums. Finish the weekend with a creative project that integrates what you have learned.

  • Learn how, when and why to use:
  • Fluid mediums
  • Gel mediums
  • String mediums
  • Pouring mediums


      2 Day Workshop
      Date: Saturday & Sunday: July 14- 15
      Time: 10am – 4pm
      Fee: $100.00 Includes samples of Liquitex mediums


      Instructor:Françoise Issaly

Abstracting the Landscape oil/acrylic

Abstracting the Landscape oil/acrylic

Explore different ways to see and paint the landscape in this all day workshop series. This approach will free you from details or the need to create faithful reproductions and introduces you to creative ways of interpreting the landscape.

Three sessions, three paintings: Each day we will explore a way of simplifying the landscape that will lead to a semi-abstract or abstract approach to painting. We will look at how to compose the landscape by focusing on elements such as shape, movement and colour. Prepare yourself to be bold and have fun! Demonstrations will be done in oil and acrylic using brushes and the painting knife.This workshop spans three weeks.


Date: 3 weeks, Fridays July 6, 13, & 20.
Time: 10 am – 4pm.
Fee: $160.00
Materials not included

Instructor: Branka Marinkovic

Soft Pastel Workshop

Soft Pastel Workshop

Have you ever wanted to explore the world where drawing and painting meet using vibrant colour? This is a two day intensive pastel drawing workshop that will cover the fundamental elements of drawing and painting with soft pastel. Learn a variety of pastel techniques such as layering colour, blending, cross hatching; how to use different types of drawing surfaces including colored and sanded papers as well as basic elements in colour theory. Subjects will include still life and landscape. Basic drawing experience is an asset.

Date: Saturday & Sunday, July 21,22
Time: 10 am – 4 pm.
Fee: $120.00
Materials not included

Instructor: Branka Marinkovic

Life Drawing: 3 day workshop

Life Drawing: 3 day workshop

This is a three day intensive workshop for anybody who wants to deepen their understanding of the human figure and embrace the challenges of working with the live model. We will practice how to structure drawings using concepts such as cylinder and block construction, how to depict foreshortening and bring realistic proportions to your drawing.

Materials not included.
Date: Friday –Sunday, July 27, 28, 29
Time: 10 am – 4 pm.
Fee: $200.00

Instructor: Gianni Giuliano

Landscape workshop: The Painted Sketch.

Landscape workshop: The Painted Sketch.

Keeping up your painting practice can be fun and spontaneous. Learn how to create fresh lively impressions of the landscape through the painted sketch. In this three day intensive workshop you will learn skills that are fundamental to landscape painting including how to compose and simplify the subject, how to prepare your palette and mix colours and how to use a more spontaneous painterly approach. Each day will treat a specific subject including trees, skies and water scenes. Detailed demonstrations and individual instruction. High quality photos will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Come with plenty of small canvases and lots of energy. This class is aimed at intermediate level painters. If you are not sure, contact the instructor.

Materials: oil and acrylic paint; not included.
Date: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 3, 4, 5.
Time: 10 am – 4 pm.
Fee: $160.00

Instructor: Branka Marinkovic

(514) 695-7760

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Address

303b, boul Saint-Jean
303b, boul Saint-Jean
QC
Pointe-Claire, QC
H9R 3J1
H9R 3J1

Hours

Monday - Wednesday
Mon - Wed: 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday -Friday
Thurs- Fri: 10:00 - 19:00
Saturday:
Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday:
Sunday: 12:00 - 17:00