Top level only

Painting for beginners

On Monday evening 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Winter session: January 23 to March 6 (no class Feb.20 for family day)

Spring session: March 20 to May  1 (no class April 17 for Easter)

Summer session: May 16 to June 26  (No class on May 22 for Victoria day)
Fee: $270 for 6 weeks 

And on Tuesday afternoon 1 to 4 pm

Spring session: April 4 to May  9

Summer session: May 16 to June 20
Fee: $270 for 6 weeks 

Instructor Carolyn Packfrench-pots-by-carolyn-pack

This is a course in oil and acrylic painting. It will introduce and develop beginners and intermediate students to express through a series of creative painting projects. We will see how light effects surfaces to create form and will develop an artistic language with the application of paint, colour and design knowledge. I instruct individually and as a group to view artistic possibilities. Working from life, photographs and mixed media your painting process will find the artist within.

self-portrait-by-carolyn-packBIO: Carolyn was born is Toronto, a daughter of prominent classical musicians. She grew up in a home dominated by professional musical practice and performance. Music is endemic to her artistic experience through her focus on creative visual art. 1986 she graduated from a three year fine arts program at the Toronto School of Art working her multi-medium arts development into oil painting as her principle medium. She was motivated into a life as a painter, practicing artist and art instructor. Her figurative paintings are an expressionist’s realism celebrating layers of expression. She paints portrait commissions but primarily paints from her photography, collage and from life. She has won awards and attention for technique and artistic achievement. Her exhibitions include the Justina Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, U of T. and the Society of Canadian Artists.

The artist taught children’s classes at the Beach Arts Centre from 1993-95 and continued with self employed adult painting classes to all levels in four venues in the Beaches area of Toronto from 1996 -2007 as she taught privately in her studio. Carolyn taught adult painting classes at the Workman Arts and the Ledbury Public school from 2012 to 2013 and continues to teach fine art painting to adults privately in her studio.

Carolyn Pack website