Painting Grand Manan
(Acrylic Painting for Travellers)
July 9-16, 2017
Instructor – Martha Johnson
Martha Johnson has been teaching drawing and painting at the Avenue Road Arts School, Toronto since 1996. She has a Fine Art BA from the University of Guelph and was later mentored by Tom Hodgson (Painter's Eleven).
She is known for her passionate approach to the landscape. Her recent Avian paintings and sculptures have developed as a result of her time spent on Grand Manan re-discovering an historic event when an Albatross from Antarctica was sited in the Bay of Fundy in 1913.
Martha's workshop gets you into the landscape quickly and welcomes all levels of experience (and mediums). Her approach to locating sites includes attention to composition, colour and an easy set-up. The course will show you how to paint on site, work with a sketchbook, take digital photos and gather notes and information that may be applicable to developing larger studio work. You will work at a number of remarkable sites on the island as well as having access to some of the "off the beaten track" locations.
Martha's point of view as an instructor is positive with informal critiques designed to create a sense of camaraderie and a dynamic learning environment.
Landscape With Mixed Media:
Paint, Pastel, and more...
July 16-23, 2017
Instructor – Jennifer Hinrichs
Jennifer Hinrichs has been teaching drawing and painting to beginners and more advanced students for several years at the Avenue Road Arts School and George Brown College in Toronto. Her own pastels and paintings are in collections across North America and Bermuda, where she was an artist-in-residence with the Masterworks Foundation. The focus of the Grand Manan workshop will be to see landscape in a new way through understanding composition, colour, subject matter and technique. Working outdoors in the mediums of your choice, explore the excitement of quickly capturing a scene through gesture drawing, as well as developing more in-depth studies using light and shade to create drama and mood. As a popular teacher, Jennifer places emphasis on individual attention and positive reinforcement, creating a welcoming and encouraging group dynamic for all levels of experience.