Mixed-Media Turner  with Sonia Iwasiuk

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Mixed-Media Turner with Sonia Iwasiuk

In this stimulating workshop, you will explore unique mixed-media techniques and easily recreate a William Turner(esque) painting.

By THIS Gallery

When and where

Date and time

Sat, Jun 17, 2023 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT


THIS Gallery 485 Main Street Vancouver, BC V6A 2T7 Canada

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About this event

  • 4 hours
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In this stimulating workshop, you will explore unique mixed-media techniques and easily recreate a William Turner(esque) painting (traditionally painted in oil). Create a simple, stunning piece on a pre-plastered panel using a minimal colour palette, a palette reminiscent of the old Masters. An acrylic medium will bring out the depth and pop the colour, creating a truly vibrant and contemporary artwork you'll be proud of.  This workshop is great for artists of all levels. Feed your soul and be inspired by new techniques.


16 x 20 Pre-plastered Wood Panel

and use of:

GOLDEN Fluid Paints

GOLDEN Mediums & Gesso

Willow Charcoal Sticks

Graphite Powder

And everything else needed to create this beautiful mixed-media piece!

We are going to be playing with art materials, so we might get a little messy! There are aprons, but please wear clothing that you're not afraid to get paint on. Neither the instructor nor the venue is responsible for damaged clothing.

About the Facilitator

Sonya Iwasiuk is a contemporary mixed media artist and artist educator who lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She spent her childhood years roaming the enchanted prairies of Northern Alberta discovering abandoned homesteads and discarded objects. She realized that these forgotten places were very alive. They speak of people and memory, a silent history of past lives.

Sonya received her diploma in advertising in 1991. An award-winning graphic designer, the spirited artist within her needed to break free and she started to pursue painting. She began to experiment with mediums other than paint and has never looked back. Through trial and error, she has developed unique techniques such as large embossed acrylic skins, mixed media paintings on her own hand-rusted steel sheets, and paintings on engraved plaster. She continuously explores and experiments with new combinations of materials and methods to present her creative vision in a distinctive and contemporary way. This adventuring also informs her art lessons and ensures that her teaching is always unique and fresh.

Sonya’s artworks are often representative of her childhood years. Beautiful prairie landscapes and derelict buildings are portrayed using various media including plaster, hand-rusted steel, found or repurposed objects and gold leaf. She also creates figurative and abstract series based on stories that she comes upon while making her way through the world. Her work has been shown in various galleries and exhibitions within British Columbia and Alberta. She has been selected by a jury to create public art installation commissions as well as to participate in select art shows.

In her spare time, Sonya loves camping alone in the backwoods, foraging for wild edibles, cultural performances and events, and spending quality time with those that she loves.


About THIS Gallery

THIS is a brick-and-mortar gallery located in Vancouver, BC. The gallery is located at the junction between Chinatown and the Downtown East Side (DTES) at Main and Pender. THIS has a workshop/studio space as well as a gallery. The gallery curates a new show monthly, with openings on the first Saturday of each month.

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