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Previous Workshops


"Applying Colour to the Human Figure" with Kerry Kim

SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

After a successful late winter workshop, Kerry Kim returns to the Baxter Arts Centre on Saturday, September 14, 2019. This one-day workshop will focus on exploring the human form with local skin tones as seen in the works of Singer Sargent and Lucien Freud. Alla prima techniques and practical methods of mixing skin tones will be emphasized, based on a refined version of Sargent’s palette.

multiple student words on a wall


"Colour Theory for the Figurative Painter" with Brian Smith

JUNE 22 - 22, 2019

This two day workshop was designed to develop each student's 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. Brian began with a slide presentation each day. On Saturday afternoon and Sunday in both the morning and afternoon session, students worked from a live model.

Student working on her painting


"Bringing Out Your Focal Point" with Jessica Masters

MAY 24 - 26, 2019

Intermediate Level Pastel Workshop. Jessica will demonstrate and integrate class exercises to grow and challenge participants' skill sets. Independent working time will be accompanied by one-on-one consultations to ensure that participants can apply the course material using their own style. The workshop will end with a supportive group critique that benefits everyone's learning outcomes and take aways.

Jessica teaching


"Life Drawing" with Kerry Kim

MARCH 24, 2019

Before students began to draw from life, Kerry demonstrated his ‘line dancing’ approach to drawing so that students could observe his gestural movement imbuing volume and form to the key structures of the human figure.

The daylong workshop had two live models and was split into a morning and afternoon period with lunch provided in beteen.

What a great community you have in Bloomfield! I was totally blown away and inspired by their enthusiasm. And they ended up creating their best drawings eventually. I always say “Your best drawing is the most recent one.” Given enough time, people will figure out what it’s all about. It’s about life. And love.

-Kerry Kim

Students life drawing at Baxter Arts