classes with lauren

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Monday

 Fall:  Intro to Painting     Oct 15- Dec 17, 2018  10am-1pm , 10 weeks, Members Price $490 Public Price $570 

This course introduces students to a variety of techniques in painting, ranging from different paint application methods to developing an awareness of volume and form. This foundation-level course draws upon the AGO’s painting collections as inspiration for painting projects. Students will complete a variety of projects using acrylic paint, due to its rapid drying properties.

Materials for the first class are provided. Acrylic paints are required. Students will receive a list of required materials for the following classes.

  Intro to Everything, Oct. 15- Nov 12,2018. 2-5pm all materials included, 5 weeks   at the AGO Members $325  Public $ 395

Not sure which process is right for you?  Here’s your chance to experiment and play in the studio!  Inspired by themes in the AGO’s collections and exhibitions, each week students will explore a different art making technique.  From printmaking to painting to drawing and sculpture (and more), this is the ultimate crash course in studio sampling.

Intro to Printmaking, Nov 19- Dec 17 , 2018 . 2-5pm all materials included, 5 weeks , at the AGO Members $325  Public $ 395

Create a wide range of images using traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques. We will use a large format lithography press for collagraphs, dry point and abstract monoprinting. Printmaking is an excellent way to test out colour theory with the ease of merely switching colours in your ink choices. Dry point etching is an extension of drawing and through application of ink and chin colle lay techniques the mood can be manipulated. This course will also cover techniques that can be utilized in your own studio.  Relief printmaking using softoleum, monoprints on plexiglass and collagraphs as well as dry point intaglio prints  will be explored. All inks and basic materials are included in this course.If students want to work in larger formats they are responsible for purchasing their own printing plates and papers to allow for the size increase

Wednesday

 Fall:  Traveller’s Sketchbook, 1030am-130 pm  Oct 10- Nov 7 , 2018, 5 weeks  at he AGO and in the city  Members $250  Public $ 300

Planning a vacation? Learn quick drawing and painting techniques in a range of media that will capture your favourite architectural or landscape details, or create an image of a street view or hillside as you explore new places. Instruction will take place outdoors in the AGO neighbourhood for direct observation. Students are expected to bring a sketchbook, pencils, watercolour pencils, brush and ink pens. A portable sitting stool is recommended.If there is rain or immanent rain we will meet at the AGO, clear skies we will meet at  the location arranged.

Fall:  Intro to Painting,     Oct 10- Dec 12 , 2018 . 7-10pm , 10 weeks, Members Price $490 Public Price $570 ish

This course introduces students to a variety of techniques in painting, ranging from different paint application methods to developing an awareness of volume and form. This foundation-level course draws upon the AGO’s painting collections as inspiration for painting projects. Students will complete a variety of projects using acrylic paint, due to its rapid drying properties.

Materials for the first class are provided. Acrylic paints are required. Students will receive a list of required materials for the following classes.

Thursday

Fall : Art & Ideas: Breakfast Club Thursdays,Nov 15 –Dec 13, 2018 . 1030-130pm, 5 weeks, Members Price $295 Public Price $375

This course takes the shape of a weekly social club. Using the AGO as a cultural hub, we will meet over coffee and a small pastry to view art and draw. Keeping a sketchbook is a fantastic way to share stories and ideas with new friends and family. Start your day off right with conversation, coffee, and sketching and drawing exercises in the AGO. Students are asked to bring a sketchbook, a set of soft pencils, a kneadable eraser and a white vinyl eraser, a paper stomp, a set of 24 watercolour pencils and a self-contained pencil sharpener.

Students are asked to print out a copy of their receipt and gather in the Community Gallery located in the WFLC for start of class. Receipt must be presented at the start of each class. Please check any oversized bags and outerwear. Coffee/tea and scone in Galleria Italia are included.

Friday

Fall:  Intro to Painting, Oct 12- Dec 14  , 2018.  6-9pm , 10 weeks, Members Price $490 Public Price $570 ish

This course introduces students to a variety of techniques in painting, ranging from different paint application methods to developing an awareness of volume and form. This foundation-level course draws upon the AGO’s painting collections as inspiration for painting projects. Students will complete a variety of projects using acrylic paint, due to its rapid drying properties.

Materials for the first class are provided. Acrylic paints are required. Students will receive a list of required materials for the following classes.

ADULT PROGRAMS with ARTiculations  2928 Dundas St West
, Toronto ON
 (west end)  http://articulations.ca/

Monday

A Walk through the Principals of Design,  Monday Sept 17, 2018 6:30-10pm $62.15 Materials & HST included -ARTiculations

This workshop will help students understand  more about the   Elements (tools to make art)  and Principals (how to use the tools to make art)of Design.  The Elements consist of: Line, Shape, Form, Colour, Value, Texture & Space. The Principals are: Pattern, Contrast, Emphasis, Balance, Scale, Harmony, Rhythm, Unity & Variety.  We will explore these concepts with several  simple images of the students design. Feel free to bring a sketchbook of idea. This workshop will generate several small studies for larger works.

Landscape Techniques,Monday Oct 15,2018  6:30-10pm, $62.15 Materials& HST included -ARTiculations

We will be learning many paint techniques that help create a landscape. Techniques we will try  are scumble, graduated blend, stipple, spatter, dry brush , impasto paint with a palette knife, schlapitka and sgraffito. We will create a constructed landscape and then work from  some images by the Group of Seven and Monet to explore traditional and more direct techniques of landscape painting. IF you have a photo you want to work from that is also welcome too.

Composition through Collage, Monday Nov. 12, 2018 6:30-10pm, $62.15 Materials& HST included -ARTiculations

What elements make a good composition? In this single night workshop explore the many layers of collage along with exploring placement to explore composition. Using tissue, fabric, magazines, coloured papers, gel and matte medium along with clear packing tape. Materials will be supplied but if you have images, letters, fancy paper, fabric, lace,  you want to incorporate bring it along .

Realism to Abstraction, Monday Dec. 10, 2018  6:30-10pm, $62.15 Materials& HST included -ARTiculations

How does one create an abstract painting? Walk through the steps from a known reality to its abstraction, using the seven principals of design to help guide you. Working from  real a still life  or  photo references you bring .   We will explore different sizes and shapes of surfaces as well as how to hone our compositional skills- stretching and shrinking aspects of our original image. The studies and finished works will be abstracted views of something that was once tangible and real.

Friday

 Acrylic ExplorationFriday Sept. 28-Oct. 19 1230-330pm,4wks. $220.35 includes first day Materials & HST -ARTiculation

If you have taken painting classes and have some ideas but feel you need guidance this is the class for you.  Take your painting further with interesting techniques and paint strategies. Come with your ideas and even incomplete works you just don’t know what to do with. This course is for the student with some painting background who wants next steps in painting. Any subject matter you are interested in is encouraged, from still life, to landscape,  abstract to portraiture. Come with your ideas and we will help further your painting. In the first class we will go over paint techniques, basic colour theory and compositional practices. Then in future weeks we will  apply these principals and concepts to either  new or existing works.

Materials List: you really need at least the items in bold.All of the below items can be purchased at Articulations store. Materials  for the first class will be supplied by Articulations. Please bring all materials each week to class.

Paint:Golden-Holbeinbig tube of titanium white, mars black, light and medium yellow,red,magenta ,ultramarine blue, pthalo blue. The more colours you have, the more variety and less mixing you do but more disharmony in painting, pick colours you like. Opaque paints can cover up or mask areas you wish to rework.

Variety of brushes: –round synthetic no 4 or 6 or 10, flat hogs hair 6,8, 10 or 12  Other items: palette, palette knife , pencil, erasure,  (H2O containers, mister, paper towelYogurt or sour cream containers with lids work great as paint can be saved for next week.

Surfaces:2-3- stretched canvases/canvas boards , size: minimum 9 x 12, or existing canvases any size.

Landscape Painting, Friday Oct. 26-Nov. 16 ,1230-330pm, 4wks. $220.35 includes first day Materials & HST -ARTiculations

We will be learning many paint techniques that help create a landscape. Techniques we will try are scumble, graduated blend, stipple, spatter, dry brush, impasto paint with a palette knife, schlapitka and sgraffito. We will create a constructed landscape and then work from some images by artists. We plan to be exposed to art by the Group of Seven, the Impressionists and more current artists like Kim Dorland. Your own explorations and paintings from these inspirations are the goal.  We will learn how to translate a small images on to a larger canvas along with how to create the perfect composition using a composite picture you create. Working from photographs of real places is expected in weeks 2-4.

Materials List: you really need at least the items in bold. All of the below items can be purchased at Articulations store. Materials  for the first class will be supplied by Articulations. Please bring all materials each week to class.

Paint:Golden-Holbeinbig tube of titanium white, mars black, light and medium yellow,red,magenta ,ultramarine blue, pthalo blue green shade ,  burnt sienna,yellow ochre, raw umber,permanent green . The more colours you have, the more variety and less mixing you do but more disharmony in painting, pick colours you like and that are opaque.

Variety of brushes: –round synthetic no 4 or 6 or 10, flat hogs hair 6,8, 10 or 12 Other items: palette, palette knife , pencil, erasure,  (H2O containers, mister, paper towel) Yogurt or sour cream containers with lids work great as paint can be saved for next week.

Surfaces:mixed media paper pad/paper for studies plus, at least 2-3- stretched canvases or , canvas boards, size: minimum 9 x 12, landscapes tend to be on rectangles canvases but not essential.

 Composition through Collage,Friday    Nov. 23-Dec. 14,  1230-330pm, 4wks. $220.35 includes first day Materials & HST -ARTiculations

What elements make a good composition? In this workshop explore the many layers of collage along with exploring placement to explore composition. Using tissue, fabric, magazines, coloured papers, matte medium along with clear packing tape. We will create several collages.  We will explore transfers, glazing, stencils and stamping as well to create fully mixed media images.  Your own images, letters, fancy paper, fabric, lace,  you want to incorporate  should be brought as well.Laser printed items are successful for transfers and collaging , ink get images will smear. Materials will be supplied in week one.

Materials List: you really need at least the items in bold. All of the below items can be purchased at Articulations store. Materials  for the first class will be supplied by  Articulations. Please bring all materials each week to class.

Main items: scissors,stencil cutting knife, healing board  glue stick glue, matte medium, small chip  or hogs hair brush for applying medium, pencil, erasure, mixed media paper pad/paper .Yogurt or sour cream containers with a lids works great as matte medium can be saved for next week.

Suggestions To collage with, tissue paper, magazines, photos, letters, receipts, playbills, sheet music, maps, fabric, lace, yarn, wrapping paper, wall paper

 

 Abstract Painting, Friday Jan. TBD1230-330pm, 4wks. $220.35 includes first day Materials & HST -ARTiculations

In this supportive, introductory acrylic painting workshop we will investigate & create several abstract works based on different painting techniques, artists & their styles. Learn a variety of techniques including: scumble, sgraffito, smaffito, masking off for hard edge, stipple, impasto, combing, scraping, dripping, spattering  & high relief build up with inclusion painting using modeling paste. This course is suitable from beginner to an advanced student.

Materials List: you really need at least the items in bold. All of the below items can be purchased at Articulations store. Materials  for the first class will be supplied by Articulations. Please bring all materials each week to class.

Paint:Golden-Holbeinbig tube of titanium white, mars black, light and medium yellow,red,magenta ,ultramarine blue, pthalo blue. The more colours you have, the more variety and less mixing you do but more disharmony in painting, pick colours you like.  Modeling Paste Speedball or Holbein  

Variety of brushes: –round synthetic no 4 or 6 or 10, flat hogs hair 6,8, 10 or 12

Other items:-masking tape, palette, palette knife , pencil, erasure, (H2O containers, mister, paper towel)Yogurt or sour cream containers with lids work great as paint can be saved for next week.

Surfaces:mixed media paper pad/paper for studies plus, at least 2-3- stretched canvases/canvas boards, or wood (surface should be rigid) size: minimum 12 x 12, abstracts tend to be on square canvases for more variety in ways of hanging but not essential.

Saturday Workshops & Colour Theory Intensives

Schatanna of Eco Wisdom by Lauren Renzetti
Schatanna of Eco Wisdom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colour Theory for the Practicing Artist  Part 1 

  Nov3,  2018, Feb 2 or  May  4  2019 . from 11-5  pm ( bring your lunch and all materials) Fee $124.30 (includes Taxes and surfaces only) Limited Space Please book Now!     Location:  ARTiculations  2928 Dundas Street west   www.articulations.ca

Colour Theory for the Practicing Artist  Part 2 

  Nov 10,  2018, Feb 9 or  May  11  2019 . from 11-4  pm ( bring your lunch and all materials) Fee $107.35 (includes Taxes and surfaces only) Limited Space Please book Now!     Location:  ARTiculations  2928 Dundas Street west   www.articulations.ca

IN Part 1: In this full day workshop students will explore how colour works in relation to  its neighbours on the colour wheel. We will paint our way through true primary , secondary and tertiary colours along with homologous, analogous and complementary colours. Along the way we will gain some language about colour from hue, warm , cool,   tint, tone, intensity , simultaneous contrast, luminosity and what each colours value is on the grey scale.   We will also look at Colour Theorists, Itten, Munsell,  and Goethe. This is a hands on workshop where you may use the paint you already have to create useful colour wheels and value scales that help you further understand what your chosen palette can do .

IN Part 2: In this second workshop the use of colour in practical exercises will help hone the skills of  what colours to use when . We will look at creating depth, space,  lustre ,  luminosity as well as the theory of extension  and Simultaneous contrast.

If you are wanting to explore colour theory in its truest sense then using gouache** is the best medium to be working in  as it dries  quickly, matte (with no sheen) , is opaque, and does not flake. Turner and Pebeo are great brands. Reeves is  inexpensive  but may flake. We want paint to be ideally opaque and matte so  the hue won’t be influenced by the surface or by the shininess of the paint.   **Colour theory can be done in  any paint medium; watercolour, oil, tempera,  and acrylic; however all of them have their own challenges. Watercolour should not have the use of white as the paper acts as the white and paint is transparent but does dry quickly. Oil paint takes a  long time to dry and can act quite transparently with a sheen and turns muddy quickly. Also more brushes are needed as clean up is challenging . Acrylic comes in many brands  that  varies in sheen,  transparency and opacity along with “open paints” that are sticky and take a really long time to dry.  Tempera of a low quality will mix unevenly with a gritty nature and can flake off after it dries.

Materials list:
2H or HB pencil
Palette that can hold many  colours at once (several  plastic yogurt lids are great )
#2, #4, talkyon round tipped brush and or #4, #6 talkyon flat tipped brush – it makes a smoother surface than hogs hair brushes
2-3 Water containers, paper towels
The colours needed for this workshop are: (titanium) white, (ivory) black , primary yellow, primary red and or magenta, primary blue or cyan. If true primaries are unavailable then owning cadmium red medium, magenta, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow medium, ultramarine blue, pthalo blue( green shade)  or cyan are your best options .Exploring other yellows, reds and blues are great ways to further  what your personal palette does. 

 Meditative Dot Painting Workshop   will return in the fall 2018.  .  1230-430pm Adult- 4hrs- Fee: $62.15

Learn about the Australian Aboriginal dot painting technique. Using  small sticks and dowels of various sizes to create an intricately patterned tile. No painting experience is necessary. This is a great technique for those interested in pattern, rhythm and colour mixing. The state of being is altered through music and the simple action of painting dots to become a meditative state.

SUMMER RETREAT at UNICAMP, north of Shelburne

August 2018

ARTIST’S OUTDOOR RETREAT: Connecting with Nature August 26- 31 2018.

Unicamp Of Ontario, 638159 PRINCE OF WALES RD, MULMUR ON  L9V 0C5

Registration: 519-925-6432 or http://unicampofontario.ca/register

Connecting with Nature with Lauren  McKinley Renzetti. Using Unicamp and environs as our inspiration with its picturesque vistas, mossy craggy caves, dappled ponds, rolling hills, fantastic forests and expansive skies. We will explore the perfect location and capture the light of morning, afternoon, dusk and sunset. In three or  four sessions a day create a series of studies in your media of choice with on location drawing and painting.These studies can be  small and detailed  and can then be a spring board for larger works back in your studio or be finished works in their own right. Go off on your own, or stick with the camaraderie of the group. Be introduced to a variety of techniques and strategies to create interesting composition. This retreat is for all abilities, whether you are a practicing artist or just starting out, you set your own pace. Bring your own materials. Unicamp Of Ontario Registration: 519-925-6432  http://unicampofontario.ca

Program Fee: sliding scale $150, + Accommodation & Food about  $350

Dates: August 26-31- 2018 Sunday 5pm- Friday 4pm Limited Space BOOK NOW!

 photographs courtesy of Oliver Yang    www.OliverYang.com

Supplies & Things to Bring

Suggested Art Materials List  Basics: * means optional

Small Travel Sketchbook, Mixed Media Sketchbook9 x 11 or 11 x 14 -heavier  paper for wet studies,  canson is great, 2h,2b, 6b pencil, erasure, sharpener  ,  *pilot fineliner or a waterbased ink pen , *watercolour pencils-derwent is lovely, reeves is economical and good too, *(digital) camera or phone with camera, water containers with lids, *foldable seat or bucket with towel to carry and sit on, blue painters  masking tape to create borders on longer  studies. Non stickier tape

for watercolour * means optional water paints wet or dry, palette, talkon brushes  round, flat sizes #2-8 , sponges, wax crayon or masking fluid*, plexiglass board, masking tape, 140lb paper block pad or individual sheets  of Waterford along with, board or plexiglass to paint wet

 or   for acrylic/oil * means optional  paints white, black, lemon yellow, deep yellow, alizarin red, ultramarine blue, pthalo blue, cerulean blue, permanent green, hookers green, yellow ochre, raw sienna, burnt umber, dioxanine purple(the more colours you have the less you need to mix, you can “get away with” YRB white & black) brushes:talkon, hogs hair rounds & flats #2-8 depending on surface size *palette knives, * sponges, 8-15 surfaces :canvas pad, small canvas boards

 Other Things to know: Unicamp is an Unitarian Universalist Camp It follows the 7 UU principals that believe we should respect all life and the earth. Explore all 7 principals through art making and quiet reflection!

 Accommodation:Unicamp has 3 types of accommodation 50 tent sites (up to 6 people), 6 rustic dorms with bunk beds, bathroom and meals in dining hall and private cottages (for 6 people) with shared kitchens. Cottages and dorms go fast, so book early. You can order tasty meals in the dining hall or cook your own food. Food is usually 60% vegetarian, and they can accommodate most special diets with notification.

Bedding:Bring sheets, pillows, quilts or sleeping bags- it can get to as low as 5 degrees at night this late in the season.

Clothing:Be prepared to Layer up and layer down. During the day the weather is sunny and hot, but once the sun sets temperatures do drop. Unicamp has a 3 acre spring fed pond with swimming and canoeing. Towels, bathing suits, sweaters, wet weather clothing, sun hats, sunscreen, bug juice are also recommended.

Directions:From Shelburne take County Rd. 124 north to Redickville, go east (right) on County Rd. 21 past Honeywood to Prince of Wales, go south to #638159. There is a large sign on the left. Please note that GPS and internet map programs tell you to take County Road 20. Please do not do this as it will bring you up from the poorly maintained bottom of Prince of Wales Rd. Please take County Road 21 (some maps show Side Road 25).For more detailed information including maps please visit website: http://unicampofontario.ca/directions-to-unicamp/