Workshop with Michael Orwick
Dates: 9/6/2010 - 9/10/2010
Firesign Studio hosts the
5th Annual Quadra Island Paint Out Sept 11-12 2010
as participants in the
International Plein Air Painters
2010 WORLDWIDE PAINT OUT
Evening discussions/mini demos/critique Class size is very small, so register early
This workshop is designed to explore the fundamental reasons behind a painting's success.
Think of walking into a gallery and instantly being grabbed by a painting from clear across the room. What is it that reaches out to you and pulls you to get a better look? Learn what it is that first draws you and how the painting continues to cast such a spell that you have to get within sniffing distance to learn all you can.
Through informative conversations and step-by-step demonstrations students will gain an understanding of the interrelated components of painting, including value, shape, color and edge relationship. You'll be painting right alongside Michael Orwick with time for each student to receive personal attention and friendly critiques.
Michael will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of photo references. He will provide some reference material and students should bring landscape photos from home which they would like to work on. Michael will emphasize emotion, color and composition, and how to make a photo into a spirited painting.
Starting with composition, emphasis will be placed on strengthening students' skills of editing and selection as well as clarifying light effects for more powerful, personal design. Study the power and importance of balance, unity, variety, interest and contrast through the tonal and color aspects of your paintings.
Location: Firesign Art & Design StudioWorkshop Dates: 9/6/2010 - 9/10/2010 Contact Person: Nanci
Take home your own light filled masterpiece along with improved painting methods and theory.
Bonus; Get ready for painting outdoors with a Plein-air equipment overview and suggestions list.
Firesign Art & Design Studio and B&B on Quadra Island celebrates its 5th birthday! Nanci Cook and her husband Tracy Tomlinson began Firesign in 2005 with major renovations, turning the ground floor of their home into comfortable bed and breakfast accommodations, with separate entrance and kitchenette, inspected and approved by Tourism BC and the BC Innkeepers.
Nanci Cook also paints in acrylic and sometimes watercolour, and recently has paintings in the Member's Show at the Campbell River Art Gallery. An active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, she is part of the year-round Quadra Island Studio Tour and will show paintings in Herons at the Heriot Bay Inn in September.
Because she likes sharing with other painters, Nanci focuses on finding exciting artists to come teach workshops in her painting studio. Students have come from Puerto Rico, all over the US and Canada to paint at Firesign. Because workshops have maximum eight students, classes have a wonderful dynamic and everyone learns from each other, creating new friendships and new skills in a quiet and safe environment.
Vancouver Island and BC artists are a big focus at Firesign, though some well-known American artists have been added to the roster for 2010. Coming up: Bill Kerr explores various Quadra locations with students during his "Travel Painting" weekend July 3-4. Then July 5-9, luminist David Gallup comes from California "Plein Air Painting". Cortes Island artist Dianne Bersea returns August 1 with "Water Media Rambles". Courtenay artist Marilyn Timms, teaches "The Zen of Quadra Island: Plein Air/Studio Seminar" August 23-27, using watercolour and/or acrylics. Los Angeles artist Michael Newberry teaches "Activate Your Vision" August 30-Sept 3 in any medium.
Amazing Oregon painter Michael Orwick teaches September 6-10 to get ready for the 5th Annual Quadra Paint Out September 11-12. American classic realist Timothy C. Tyler comes to participate in the Paint Out and teach "Plein Air Painting" September 13-17. Comox painter Grant Fuller returns September 20-24 to teach "How to Paint the Sea in Watercolour". October 2-3 Teresa Knight brings "Finding the Magic: Exploring your Creativity". Marjorie Turnbull teaches "Broaden your Colour Horizons" October18-22.
Firesign and the Heriot Bay Inn host the 5th Annual Quadra Island Paint Out, when painters and aspiring painters will be painting out on Rebecca Spit and Heriot Bay September 11-12. More than 20 artists were out last year with more anticipated for 2010, including Timothy Tyler, Michael Orwick, Marilyn Timms, Grant Fuller, Bill Kerr, and Perrin Sparks. This event is part of the International Plein Air Painters Great Worldwide Paint Out.
You don't have to be an artist to stay at Firesign B&B! Check out the new deck and deer-friendly gardens. Ask about the newly subdivided 5-acre property now for sale! Nanci also has beautiful imported amber and silver jewelry for sale in the studio/gallery."
Call for information:
250-285-3390 or check the website at www.firesignartanddesign.com for details.Publish Post