Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spring Courses & Workshops: Professional Development!

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is proud to introduce a new Professional Development portion to our Programming. 


Check for classes and workshops like Life Drawing, Portfolio Development, Technical drawing, courses for Educators, and much much more!










Our mandate has always been to educate, nurture, inspire and stand with our Community.  

These classes and workshops are for the adult beginner, the student applying to post-secondary arts, an emerging artist looking to develop work, or the seasoned artist aiming to branch out.  

*Learn about our instructors below!




1.  DEPTH DECEPTION
WITH GEORGE WALE

Saturday, April 18, 2015
12pm-5pm
$50 Members/$60 Non-Members


Pure, modified, and cross contour line drawing skills are the foundations for building a variety of styles. Improve your ability to render depth and your general drawing techniques in this one day workshop. 






2.  'EN PLEIN AIR'
WITH JAN YATES S.C.A.


Wednesdays, May 6-June 7, 2015
6 Sessions
6pm-8pm

$65 Members/$75 Non-Members




Spring is coming and it’s time to paint in beautiful green fields with vineyard views!  Through 6 sessions, there will be lots of time to immerse yourself in making art. Painting outdoors improves your skills when working back in the studio. Learn about simplifying your pallet, working fast in the changing light, mark making/ brushwork and paint handling, as well as colour and value relationships. 

*Material list to be provided upon registration



3.  HOW TO APPLY FOR AN EXHIBITION
WITH GEORGE WALE

Saturday, May 23, 2015
2pm-4pm
1 Session
$50 Members/$60 Non-Members

Material List to be provided upon registration







ABOUT OUR INSTUCTORS:






JAN YATES, S.C.A.



Since moving back to Canada from California, Jan Yates has been elected as a member of the Society of Canadian Artists and her work is held in collections throughout North America, Ireland, Europe and Australia. She has been awarded several grants from the Ontario Arts Council, including an international travel grant in 2011. She has also  garnered recognition from selected juried exhibitions. In 2012,  Yates was awarded a residency from the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland. A second residency was awarded in 2014, to take place at 'the Booth' in Shetland, Scotland, in 2015. 

Above all else, the land informs the development of Yates’ work. For over a decade the artist has made paintings and constructions directly on rural land near her home on the Niagara Escarpment, a Unesco biosphere reserve. The process of creating on site is integral to Yates, cultivating an intimate dialogue with the earth’s growth, decay and renewal. These outdoor encounters are the catalysts for in-studio exploration, evolving into a cyclical body of work mapping a quest for preservation, while contemplating the consequence of change.

Jan Yates has been an influential figure in the regional art scene, contributing her time and ideas to many community endeavours. She has spent five years researching Greenbelt legislation in Southern Ontario and recently expanded her investigations to include rural communities outside of Canada. Yates continues to teach and her work is represented by the Jordan Art Gallery, of which she is a partner.




GEORGE WALE:


George Wale is an artist, educator and curator.  He studied visual art, philosophy (BA) and adult education (M.Ed). Currently George is teaching art workshops and courses for OntarioLearn, Mohawk College and art galleries in the region.  He is also developing a new body of artwork for exhibition. George was the Director of Programs at the Burlington Art Centre from 1997–2013. 






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