Painting Fundamentals with Mitchell Villa
August 10, 2019
Saturday, August 10, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Saturday, August 10, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Mitchell Villa will cover the fundamentals of acrylic and oil painting through a ground up approach. Focusing on the essential ‘behind the scenes’ steps that transform a roll of canvas into a finished piece that is ready to hang. The demo will cover canvas stretching and preparation, composition building, techniques for transferring an image onto canvas, varnishing and installation of hanging hardware.
Mitchell Villa is a primarily self taught artist. Drawn to the endless possibilities and mark-making applications of the painting medium, he began experimenting with acrylics early on and transitioned into oil in 2018. Villa has established himself as a painter in Western Canada, eventually settling down his practice in Victoria, BC, where he finds the quieter pace of the city better suited to the containment and focus a studio practice requires.