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County Art Workshops brings art instructors to Prince Edward County to engage with art students seeking high quality instruction in an inspiring destination. Group workshops allow participants to enjoy the camaraderie of learning with other like-minded students. From photography to painting, pottery to hand-blown glass, art is everywhere in The County. Be sure to visit.

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Weekend workshops permit intense focus, drawing on the teaching expertise of established Canadian instructors.

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Because of the demand for accommodations in The County from early spring through late fall, we urge you to book accommodations early.

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Acrylic & Oil Workshop: June 22-23, 2019

"Colour Theory for the Figure Painter"

with Brian Smith

We have all had a class or two in colour theory, but how many actually understand how to put that knowledge into practice? This two day workshop will develop your understanding of the basics and the finer points of colour theory and, more importantly, how to apply that knowledge to the painting of the figure. The workshop is limited to 16 people.

Brian Smith has been both a professional, award-winning graphic designer and a practicing fine artist focusing on classical drawing and painting from the figure. His works are in collections across North America and he has exhibited in numerous juried and invitational shows.

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Life Drawing Workshop: September 14, 2019

"Life Drawing"

with Kerry Kim

After a successful late winter workshop, Kerry Kim will return to the Baxter Arts Centre on Saturday, September 14, 2019. In this one-day workshop working with live models, the focus will be on long and sustained poses. The transition from drawing to painting will be emphasized, with a focus on important topics such as colour theory (skin tones) and various application of techniques of painting media and composition.

Stay tuned for more information.

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Oil Workshop: April 18-19th, 2020

"Oil Painting for Artists New to the Medium"

with Ruth Rodgers, MPAC

This workshop is designed to support a transition to oils from other media (pastels, watercolour, acrylics) and will focus on understanding and using supports, paints, solvents, mediums, and tools associated with oils. It is best suited to intermediate/advanced painters with experience in another medium. Good painting practices (such as concept, composition, and value planning) will be included, as will an extended session on colour mixing. This is a studio class, working from students' own photo references.

Stay tuned for more information.

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Artist Archive

For more information and a full list of the artists that have come to teach with County Art Workshops, please check out our Artist Archive.

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