Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Winter 2014 Classes Spotlight: Instuctors Jan Yates & Rinske Salverda

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is focused on creating unique, relevant and educational programming both for the larger community and for our artist community. It is our goal to create a sense that art is for everyone and is pertinent in the lives of our community members. Art is integral to the overall well-being and vitality of any community and this is highlighted through our programming. 

Our Spotlight is on two instructors who easily compliment that mandate.  Two courses that are unique and represent true accessibility to Art.  Classes meant to make you feel welcome, encouraged, comfortable, and ultimately inspired.

Instructor Jan Yates, SCA

Course: Encaustic 2

Jan Yates is an award winning Canadian artist. Since moving back to Canada from Southern California she has been elected as a member of the Society of Canadian 
Artists and Landscape Artists International. Her work is held in collections throughout North America, Ireland, Europe and Australia. Yates has been the recipient of several grants from the Ontario Arts Council, including an international travel grant in 2012. She has also garnered recognition from selected juried exhibitions and was recently awarded a residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland.
'Above all else, the land informs the development of my work. I make paintings and constructions directly on site near my home on the Niagara Escarpment, a Unesco biosphere reserve. The process of creating on location is integral as it cultivates an intimate dialogue with the earth’s growth, decay and renewal. These outdoor paintings and constructions are then used as catalysts for in-studio development.’

Encaustic 2 (course description)

Workshops are enjoyable for those who have taken an introductory encaustic class and want to further explore this alluring and tactile medium.
Grimsby artist & educator Jan Yates has been working with this luscious medium for over 15 years and will share techniques including image transfer/collage, colour, glazing, relief, and drawing with charcoal, graphite and pastel. Participants will also explore alternative media incorporated with encaustic including fabric, plaster, metallic pigment and shellac.

*Encaustic painting is natural, safe and non-toxic. Ancient and intriguing, this method of painting originated in Greece, where it was used for the earliest easel and mural painting. A heady combination of colour, melting wax and heat, encaustic mixes dry and oil pigments in hot beeswax.

Held Saturdays: 

February 22, March 1, and March 8, 2014

2pm - 4pm

$50 members/ $60 non-members

Instructor Rinske Salverda, RP-CRA, RSSW,  Art Therapist & Reiki Master

Course: Expressive Transformative Art (Clay)

RInske Salverda is a graduate of both Humber College and George Brown College.  Aside from being a practicing artist, Rinske is also a Registered Counsellor,  Art Psychotherapist and Reiki Master having studied at Ascura and the School of Spiritual Psychology in Great Barrington Mass, USA.
Rinske is also a Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner .Rinske’s experience and expertise speak for themselves, as she has worked with Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, people with  Alzeimer’s and other forms of dementia, autism, phobias, abused women and men and much more.  RInske has also worked with various organizations across Ontario promoting creative healing, teaching, and developing her own artistic practice.

Expressive Transformative Art  (course description)

8 evenings exploring clay modeling with wet clay (non-firing) using mainly only our hands. 

Stories may be included, poetry, movement, music, song and guided imagery to lead us into the artistic activity creating abstract or realistic expressions. The activity of the art making is stressed over the end result. Sharing our experiences with class members is encouraged. We can practice looking at an artistic expression from various points of view and perspectives by sharing our art in an environment of non-judgment and genuine interest. “Go with the flow” is encouraged. If there is the wish in the group for an evening of abstract water color painting that is perfectly fine. No previous experience with art making is required!

Come on out and warm your hands and heart at the creative fire that we all bring with us. 

This is an evening of community, flexibility, friendship, non-judgment and freedom of expression.
The 8th evening we'll showcase our art work of the past 7 weeks with friends, family and interested community members in the form of a mini exhibit/ reception.

***There is space for 8 participants for this series

Held Tuesdays:  January 21 - March 4 , 2014

6pm - 8pm

$110 members/ $120 non-members

To register, please contact the Gallery! (905) 945-3246 
or email:

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