THIS WAS OUR 2015 WORKSHOP:
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION:
abstraction towards non-objective painting
Sunday, August 9 to August 14
5 days, $495 + HST
Enthusiastic beginners to experienced artists welcome!
Back for another great workshop – Steve Rose returns to Creativity Art Retreat!
This workshop will take you into the realm of non-objective painting, whether you are an experienced or novice painter. Starting with a number of warm up exercises and projects, subject matter will gradually be reduced until you are painting without any subject at all! You will be encouraged to work on your own projects or the instructor can assign topics and/or approaches for you and your work.
Non-objective painting can be challenging but the skills learned and the added freedom of expression would benefit any art practice. Each day will start with a brief informal lecture, which can be very motivating and open up new and fresh possibilities within your own art work. There will be ongoing individual critiques throughout the week in a focused, safe, and supportive environment.
About Steve: Steve Rose is a graduate of OCAD with a major in drawing and painting. He has exhibited his work extensively and has a diverse background as an artist/educator. Steve has taught fine arts at the Neilson Park Creative Centre, the Koffler Centre, the Haliburton School for the Arts, and The Ontario College of Art and Design.
His work is collected in private and corporate international collections.
Our week starts Sunday, August 9 with a 5:00 reception, gourmet dinner and an introductory talk by Steve.
Please DO NOT come earlier as we will be setting up, unless you are staying on-site, in which case you may access your room at 4:00. There will be time to set up your space and unpack your materials after the opening dinner.
The workshop runs Monday through Thursday, 9:00 to 4:00, and Friday 9:00 to 2:00 with delicious snacks and lunches each day. An hour of yoga follows each workshop day on the banks of the Noisy River. We have a limited number of yoga mats to share, so please bring your own mat if you have one. A closing dinner is served Thursday evening.
The studio will remain open every night until 10:00 PM for the duration of the workshop for those who want to work into the evening.
The workshop concludes Friday, August 14 after a late lunch and wrap up/critique.
Steve’s materials list:
- Drawing materials (pencils, conte, charcoal, etc. )
- Acrylic paint, your choice of colours, you will need a lot paint, student grade is fine (I would suggest 500ml sizes)
- 3 same sized canvases roughly 24″ x 20″
- 1 or more canvas 36″ x 30″ or larger what ever will fit in your vehicle
- A variety of brushes and painting knives or implements
- 1 or 2 sheets of inexpensive watercolour paper
- A pad of cartridge paper or large sketch book
- Some photos or reference materials of what you may want to start projects with
- Collage materials and any extra paper or supports that you might want to use
- Start thinking well ahead of what you may want to have with you in preparation for a full week of open studio painting
- Extras could be: bulldog clips, tape, Exacto knives, glue, wire, textured papers, textiles, gel mediums, and so on
- Water bucket, paper towels
REGISTER HERE ♥ for STEVE ROSE
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: abstraction towards non-objective painting
Registration opens December 1, 2014 at 8:00 am.
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