Date: July 24th - 27th, 2017
Time: 10am-12:30pm daily
Age: 11 - 17
$150 Some Supplies Included!
Loosen your artistic style with watercolours and find you creative voice. Discover how to incorporate quotes, word-art and symbolic imagery while working with this spontaneous medium. Learn to let the paint flow, and use an array of fun texturing techniques in an intuitive approach to art making. Some supplies included.
Some Supplies Included.
Art Instructor Bio - Ashley Gaboury BFA
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)
- Watercolor paints
- 6 x 9 or 8 x 8 Watercolor or mixed media journal – 130lb or more
- Pencil – HB or B and sharpener
- White eraser
- Masking tape
- .03 Fine black permanent pen
- Brush pen black
- 3 – 5 Gel pens - Glitter, Metallic or Fluorescent
- Watercolour brushes: # 6 round, ¾ bright, 000 round
- Official Event Page: Watercolour Unleashed - Art Journals
- 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.