Saturday & Sunday
December 11th - 12th, 2021
10.00 AM - 4.00 PM
Location for both days:
Federation Academy, 1310 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S1
Suitable for beginner and intermediate students.
Limited to 8 students!
Oil and acrylic painters are welcome to join this workshop!
If you can paint small you can paint big. Small paintings allow deep understanding of brushwork, pigments, mediums and subject. Small formats give space to think and explore without the overwhelming pressure of filling a large support.
In this workshop the attendees will work on a series of 5 simple single still life subjects that they bring to the class. Each attendee will receive ten 2.5” x 3.5” boards on which to execute the single subject as well as five frames that accommodate the boards. On the final day, the attendees will choose their favourite 5 pieces to pop into the frames. This workshop is focused on the attendees painting.
On the morning of the first day all still life objects are pooled, the instructor will add more challenging pieces. The instructor will briefly demonstrate how to focus on the essential in the subject through brushwork and colour choice and the attendees will execute their first 2 still lifes. The instructor will assess their skill level and determine what needs to be focused on in the afternoon.
In the afternoon, the instructor will start with a brief demonstration of painting a still life object with focus on the elements that the attendees were struggling with. The attendees will finish the day by starting and possibly completing their third still life.
The morning of the second day will start with a Q&A and attendees will launch into their fourth still life with the the instructor providing one on one feedback to the attendees. 30 minutes before lunch, the instructor will do another quick demo.
On the final afternoon, the attendees will attempt to complete their pentad while receiving one on one feedback and the afternoon will culminate in the framing of the five works and the attendees will be offered one piece each which will be joined to make a larger single piece.
If the attendee chooses to rent the materials, the paint provided will be oil paint and the cost includes brushes, medium, palette and rags:
Use of materials such as brushes, medium, palette and rags = $20 (oil paint provided only)
About the Instructor - Leanne M Christie, SFCA:
Urban Oil painter Leanne M Christie has a reputation for complex paintings that are built with powerful brushwork and the sophisticated manipulation of her medium.
Christie’s paintings are at first understood by the viewer whose participation is provoked by her relentless harnessing of the communicative properties unique to oil painting. The distilled open relationship between the painter and the slow drying oil painting is the characteristic of the medium that Christie burrows into. The complexity that this investigation lends to Christie’s work is the marriage of passive and active time, dependant on the triad between the artist, the viewer, and the work.
Christie’s concept of complexity through the inclusion of active and passive time as a catalytic element in the paintings; finds the perfect partner in her urban subjects, which are naturally founded on the complex relationships of the urban citizen and urban politics
Christie paints full time in her Vancouver studio and, when not accompanied by her PADS puppy in training, her 50km cycling commute from her home in Coquitlam, gives Christie an intimate kinship with the flow of the urban streets. The unrehearsed transitory moments provide the abundant source of her paintings.
Born and raised in South Africa, Christie moved to the Canadian West Coast in the late 2000’s after a period of 10 years abroad that had originated as a 2 week holiday after the completion of her Bachelor of Fine Art from Rhodes University, Makhanda in the Eastern Cape.
Register online by clicking "Register Now", or register by phone at 604-681-2744, or at the Federation Gallery (Mon - Sun, 10am - 4pm).