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Modern Markers: The Wolf & The Raven

Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing

Saturday, 29 October 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (MDT)

Modern Markers: The Wolf & The Raven

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Teen & Adult Workshop:

Date: Saturday October 29, 2016
Time: 10am-2pm


Discover how to create textures with markers, from fur to feathers. This class will incorporate the markmaking of pen and ink and the blending ease of artist quality markers (Copic or Prismacolor). Explore the unique and versatile medium of transparent, permanent markers while creating a wolf head and raven feathers.

This workshop will focus on developing blending and layering skills to give your artwork a more 3-dimensional feel. 

All experience levels welcome, and remember: markers aren’t just for kids anymore!

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


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Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing
7160 Fisher St SE
Calgary, AB T2H 0W5

Saturday, 29 October 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (MDT)

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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.

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