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Modern Markers Workshop: Spirit Bear

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Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing

7160 Fisher St SE

Calgary, AB T2H 0W5

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Teen & Adult Workshop:

Date: Saturday October 21, 2017
Time: 10am-2:30pm

$85


Discover how to layer markers to create fur textures and soulful animal eyes. This class will incorporate mark-making with the blending ease of artist quality markers (Copic or Prismacolor).

Explore the unique and versatile medium of transparent, permanent markers and learn how to use them in wonderfully unique ways. Be guided by Ashley to create a Kermode spirit bear; a symbol of inner strength and healing.

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.


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