Gary Smith Workshop Series: Understanding Colours

Workshop Part 1 (Painting): Sunday, November 17th, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Workshop Part 2 (Painting): Saturday, January 18th, 9:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Workshop Part 3 (Drawing): Saturday, February 15th, 9:30 pm to 4:00 pm

WORKSHOP PART 1 ~ Be Proud of Your Colour: Tips from Gary Smith ~

Instructor: Gary Smith
Fee: $90 + HST includes all supplies
Date: Sunday, November 17th, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Everyone loves the colour but only a few can get the most out of colour to get the effect they want.

This 3-hour workshop answers the four most frequent colour questions that Gary has asked over the years of teaching.

1. How do I choose my colours? This is a question I get from very experienced artists. They say they really like my colours but cannot figure out how I come up with my choices.

2. Harmony: How can one select colours that will get along in a painting?

3. How can I paint the flesh? This is the #1 colour question that most art teachers get eventually. Great understanding of subtle colours helps to create the result you wish.

4. How to mix colours effectively? It is challenging to add and subtract colours to and from a colour. There are traps in mixing colours that can be avoided or resolved with clear understanding.

This workshop is for anyone who paints in any medium. Our exercises will be in acrylics because they dry fast.No supplies are needed. All supplies will be supplied.

BONUS OFFER: If you have a painting where the colours don’t work, bring it in and learn why they don’t as well as how to fix them.

Fee: $90 + HST (all supplies are included)

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WORKSHOP PART 2 ~ Go Pro! The Munsell Colour Theory ~

Instructor: Gary Smith
Fee: $130 + HST (Bring you painting supplies. Canvas boards will be supplied for exercises.)
Date: Saturday, January 18th, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Munsell Colour Theory is the most dominant colour concepts used by professional artists!

In this workshop, you will learn:

    •    All about Munsell Colour Theory
    •    The trick of grouping colours by value to improve the composition
    •    To be the conductor of your painting
    •    To create mood and impact through colour

Bring the painting supplies of your choice. Canvas boards will be supplied for exercises. The course demonstrations will be in oils.

WORKSHOP PART 3 ~ Become The Colour Master in Soft Pastel ~

Instructor: Gary Smith
Fee: $130 + HST bring your own supply
Date: Saturday, February 15th, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Get the most out of colours in Soft Pastel medium!

Gary will share how to get impact with pastels from his 49 years as a professional Pastel Artist.

Some topics covered are:

  • how to make colours glow, advance or recede (Aerial Perspective) 
  • create air and atomosphere with colours
  • benefit from underpainting and using other mediums
  • sweeter by using sensitive pressures on overlapping
  • make large backgrounds very quickly with Pan Pastels

Bring your own pastels and sanded pastel papers. We will do several exercises.

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Gary Smith Bio:

Gary Smith has a BA in Fine Art, Teacher Degree and Art Supervisor Certificate. An artist and art coach who is a graduate from The Faculty of Art, Guelph University and teaches Drawing and Painting at LucSculpture, does murals and portraits and exhibits frequently. Gary has done a few thousand portraits, beginning when he professionally drew portraits at Expo ’67 in Montreal for 14 hours a day, 7 days a weekHe also offers unique “Escape with Gary Art Workshop here in Canada and abroad.

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