Saturday, November 05, 2016

New PopUps

Deciding what projects to do for a workshop involves a lot of time in the studio, allowing my brain free rein to see where it will take me. A big pile of newly painted papers inspired these designs - using 'found' shapes to build structures around. It's an exciting process that opens up new ideas and ways of thinking about this art form. 

Friday, November 04, 2016

Pastel Workshop

Join me for a 4-day Pastel Workshop at Neilson Park Creative Centre. Thursdays, starting November 24 to December 15, all day, 9:30-4:00. Learn new techniques, hone your drawing skills and enjoy the versatility of this very exciting medium.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Stones Series
I took a week-long workshop with Steve Rose through HSAD at OCADU earlier this summer. It was so great to have nothing to do but draw and paint under the direction of Steve's excellent tutelage. These drawings are the result of a busy week of drawing and conceptual exercises. They are painted on paper, then layers of chalk pastel and mark-making. 

Saturday, October 01, 2016

What's Left
A PopUp piece that was chosen for the Etobicoke Art Group Annual Juried Show in May. 

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Back To School

This summer was great - full of new experiences in learning and teaching. I participated in a 5-day workshop at SynStudios 'Gathering of Masters' in Montreal, taught for 2 weeks (Life Drawing and Paper PopUp) at Haliburton School of Art and Design, spent a week with Steve Rose in his Impressionism: Passion, Power and Paint at OCADU, and still had time to swim, bike and hike. 

Fall classes are filling up quickly - I'll be back at Visual Arts Mississauga and Neilson Park Creative Centre, teaching Drawing to all skill levels. Whether you are an absolute Beginner, or you've had some experience and want to explore new ways of seeing, or learn new media techniques - I've got lots of offer and looking forward to an exciting Fall session.
As well - check out up-coming workshops: A two-day PopUp workshop at CBBAG,
and Oct.31 Magic Monday at Visual Arts Mississauga.
In November, I'll be teaching a 4-day Pastel Workshop at Neilson Park.

Click on the links to see class information. 

Sunday, August 07, 2016

with the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Arts Guild…and me! On September 10-11. Looking forward to a great weekend of paper engineering.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

SynStudio Gathering of Masters
I just returned from a fabulous 5-day workshop at SynStudio Art School in Montreal. Something a little different for me because a lot of the people were in the video game industry. These are from the saturday night figure drawing event with Samantha Youssef.
Poses were a minute or less.