- Date: July 10-13, 2017
- Time: 10am-12:30pm
- Ages: 11-17 years
Learn how to utilize pen and art markers to enhance your drawings. Explore graffiti, fantasy, and tattoo inspired
Explore imaginative drawing styles while using mediums such as artist’s quality coloured pencils and alcohol based markers.
Ashley will work with each student at their ability level to help grow their unique style, all while using the elements and principles of art and design.
Emerging artists will learn how to effectively use proportion, line, shading and colour to illustrate dynamic character and fantasy creature designs.
We will delve into the world of J.K. Rowling and create Dragons, Hippogriffs, Phoenixes and much more.
Art Instructor Bio - Ashley Gaboury
Even before graduating with a BFA in Studio Arts in 2003 at The University of Lethbridge, Ashley Gaboury worked as an instructor at The Prairie Art Gallery in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Over the past fifteen years she established herself as a 2-dimensional art instructor, while simultaneously developing as a professional artist. She exudes enthusiasm and passion about drawing, and is continually pushing boundaries within her artwork. She creates in a myriad of mediums including watercolour pencils, alcohol-based markers, and acrylics.
The bulk of her work has spiritual undertones, often playing with the dualism of light and dark, and the dichotomy of good and evil.
For the past few years her artwork has evolved to reflect the dramatic impact humans have had on our surroundings, specifically, the domestication of Canis Lupus (wolves) into Canis Lupus Familiars (dogs). In order to better understand the instinctive behaviour patterns of dogs and wolves, she began a comprehensive study and collaboration with The Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary in Cochrane, Alberta. She creates drawings using watercolour pencil on canvas, with the intention of capturing their instinctual nature, curiosity, and stoicism. She sells fine art prints to raise funds and awareness for the sanctuary.
Ashley Gaboury - Artist Website
Supply List (DOWNLOAD PDF)
- 11" x 14" Sketchbook 70lb or more
- Set of artist's quality drawing pencils
- .01 or .03 Permanent pen black - Copic or Faber-Castell
- Brush nib pen – black - Copic or Faber-Castell
- White watercolour pencil or soft colored pencil
- White eraser
- Small click eraser
- Ruler 12"
- White gel pen
- 12 – 24 Soft colored pencils
- Brick White or Warm Gray 0 or Warm Gray 1 Copic marker
- 10 – 12 Artist’s quality markers - Prismacolor or Copic
- Marker paper – Strathmore suggested.
- Official Event Page: Fantastic Beasts & Figures
- Swinton's Art Website: www.swintonsart.com
- Address: 7160 Fisher Street S.E. Calgary, AB
- Phone: (403) 258-3500
- Email: email@example.com
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Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing
Located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing is Alberta's largest, privately owned art facility. With over 10,000 products, having a working knowledge of these items is very important. It has been our practice to hire working artists in the store thus giving our customers leading advice on what materials to use and how best to use them.
All of the instructors at Swinton's are gallery showing artists. Whether you make art as a hobby or are wanting to become a professional artist, our teachers can lead you in the right direction. From the technical side of painting to achieving pure creativity, they will be there to guide you.