Painting Workshop: Contemporary Still Life

July 10, 2024 - July 11, 2024



Let your brushstrokes reflect your subjects in motion, even still life! We are excited to welcome artist Mitchell Villa from Victoria, BC for a 2 day painting workshop focused on contemporary still life. 🗓⏰July 10 & 11, 10 AM – 3 PM, $240.
Open to artists working in acrylic or oil. Beginners are encouraged to join.
⭐️Learn to work in layers, applying, and reapplying with confidence
⭐️Learn to amplify the energy in your work by going big and bold with colours
⭐️Learn to render work from photo references, a jumping off point for deconstruction as you find your images inner energy
⭐️Master the art of setting up compositions
⭐️Apply the ideas of art history to your work
⭐️Find purpose in each brushstroke as you work on the process of addition and subtraction towards an overall unity.

Registration Details

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Suppy List

Materials List:

  • Mixed media sketchbook
  • 1 - 2 painting supports - Your choice of canvas or wood panel, minimum size 16 x 20 inches (prepared and ready for paint)
  • Brushes: bring a range of your favourite brushes, including #6 and #14 flat brushes
  • Pencil and sharpener
  • Fine tip Sharpie
  • Ruler
  • Masking tape
  • Shop towel or paper towel
  • Water bucket or mineral spirits container
  • Palette
  • Palette knife

Paint and Medium (Your choice of oil or acrylic)

  • Titanium White
  • Burnt Umber
  • Black
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Ultramarine Blue or Cobalt
  • Napthol Red or Cadmium Red
  • Hansa Yellow or Cadmium Yellow
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Ultramarine Violet
  • Phathalo Green

For Acrylic:

  • Gloss medium (Golden Gloss Glazing Liquid is excellent)

For Oil:

  • Stand oil or Galkyd Gel
  • Odourless mineral spirits
  • Brushes - Please bring a range of your favourite brushes, including #6 and #14 flat brushes

July 10, 2024 - July 11, 2024
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Arts Council of Ladysmith and District
444 Parkhill Terrace
Ladysmith, , V9G 1V6