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RICHARD SCHMID - Master Copy Weekend Workshop at Canvas Method

Instructor: Steve Williams
Location(s): Vancouver
Topic(s): Oil Painting
June 8, 2019 - June 9, 2019

In this weekend workshop, you will develop your skills in making a variety of marks with both the brush and palette knife.
Beginning with a careful drawing and toning the surface in colour, you will then build up the painting by applying thicker paint.

We will consider the value, colour temperature and chroma for every brushstroke.

The instructor works with you at your own pace, offering technical and creative guidance, along with brief lectures, slideshows and demonstrations throughout the weekend.


In this workshop, you will learn a wide range of topics, including:

- Various drawing methods
- Warm & cool temperature shifts
- Color mixing with a full palette
- Linear and atmospheric perspective
- Constructing 3-D objects in space
- Depicting natural objects (trees, grass, clouds, etc.)
- Soft, hard & lost edges
- Judging value accurately
- Palette knife application
- Efficient use of thin-to-thick paint

No previous experience required! Beginners to advanced are welcome, as each student will receive plenty of one-on-one instruction, catered to their specific level.
Supply List: 
  • Oil paint: Burnt sienna, burnt umber, alizarin crimson, cadmium red, yellow ochre, cadmium yellow, ultramarine blue, viridian
  • One hardboard panel or canvas (12 x 24") - gessoed 3 layers
  • Brushes: Filbert, rounds and flat brushes (bring what you have)
  • Odourless mineral spirits
  • Paper towel
Special Instructions: 
Make sure to gesso your surface 3 times and keep it smooth! To ensure a smooth surface, add water to the canvas once it's completely dry and sand with 150 grit sandpaper
Registration Details: