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April Colour Course with June Harman AFCA

Posted in News, Workshops by kevin on March 8, 2017

Colour Doesn’t Matter: the painter’s paradox
A practical colour theory course with June Harman AFCA
http://www.juneharman.com
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Today we are flooded with hundreds of alluring, exciting new colours that painters in previous eras could only dream about. With this abundance comes the paralyzing stress of too much choice. The paradox is that colour is the least important quality of the paint you use and if you are focusing on colour, your painting experience can become frustrating and stressful.

In this 3-class course you’ll do a series of painting exercises and learn a process that will equip you to make good colour decisions as well as the daring and unexpected colour choices that can elevate your work. You will learn to assess the more important qualities of value, saturation, and temperature before finally making the colour choice. If you have studied other colour theory systems, you will find this process augments what you already know. Colour is a slippery character–the more angles of approach you have, the better. Included in this course is an exploration of colour psychology and communication.

This course can be done using oils or acrylics, but acrylics are best for the technical range they allow.  You will use the paints you already have. On registration a full list of materials will be available.

Dates: Saturday April 8,  Saturday April 15, and Saturday April 22
Time: 11am to 4pm

Location: Kevin Dodds Gallery, 1101 Bank St. Ottawa
Cost: $250
Class size is limited to 6 registrants.
Register by calling June at 613-746-1424, or email june@juneharman.com
Please contact June if you have questions.

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March Workshops with Sheena Kalmakova

Posted in News, Workshops by kevin on February 27, 2017

March Break Classes for Kids with Sheena Kalmakova

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March Break Class for Kids with Sheena Kalmakova
Title: Abstract Landscapes
Location: Kevin Dodds Gallery, 1101 Bank St.
Thursday, March 16
2 sessions: #1 – 12:00 pm to 1:45
#2: 2:15 pm to 4:00 p,
Ages: 7-12
Cost: $40 per session or $75 for both sessions
To reserve your spot: skalmakova@gmail.com

March 2017 Workshops with Sheena Kalmakova

March Classes with Sheena Kalmakova at Kevin Dodds Gallery

Resin 3D Effects: Wed. March 1: 12 pm to 3 OR 6 pm to 9 pm

Painting with Resin: Thurs. March 2nd, 12 pm to 3 OR 6 pm to 9pm

Mirror Effects: Friday, March 3rd, 12 pm to 3 OR 6 pm to 9pm

Acrylic Paint Pouring: Wed. March 15, 6 pm to 9 pm

Painting with Metal: Thursday, March 16, 6 pm to 9 pm

Location: Kevin Dodds Gallery, 1101 Bank St. Ottawa
Cost: $95 per class, all materials included
Reservation: skalmakova@gmail.com

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February Workshops With Sheena Kalmakova

Posted in News, Workshops by kevin on February 3, 2017

February 2017 Workshops with Sheena Kalmakova

Location: Kevin Dodds Gallery, 1101 Bank St. Ottawa
Price: $95 each, all materials included
To reserve your spot:skalmakova@gmail.com

Workshops:
Resin 3-D Effects: Thursday, Feb. 16, 1 pm to 4 pm
Painting with Resin: Thursday, Feb. 16, 6 pm to 9 pm
Painting with Isopropyl: Friday, Feb. 17, 1 pm to 4 pm
Acrylic Paint Pouring: Friday, Feb. 17, 6 pm to 9 pm
Mirror Effects: Sat, Feb. 18, 1 pm to 4 pm

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January Acrylic Workshop with Sheena Kalmakova

Posted in News, Workshops by kevin on January 14, 2017

Four Exciting January Acrylic Workshop with Sheena Kalmakova.

Location: Kevin Dodds Gallery, 1101 Bank St. Ottawa
Cost: $95 materials included

Painting with Resin Creating Strong Abstract Paintings Acrylic Paint Pouring Resin 3D Effects

-Painting with Resin : Wed. Jan 25th, 6 pm to 9 pm
-Resin 3-D Effect: Thursday Jan. 26th, 6 pm to 9 pm
-Acrylic Paint Pouring: Friday Jan 27th, 6 pm to 9 pm
-Creating Strong Abstract Paintings: Sat. Jan 28th,3 pm to 6 pm

Reserve your spot at: skalmakova@gmail.com

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Susan Ashbrook’s Winter Programs at Kevin Dodds Gallery

Posted in News, Workshops by kevin on January 14, 2017

Susan Ashbrook’s

Winter Programs at Kevin Dodds Gallery

1101 Bank Street (at Sunnyside), Ottawa Ontario

ABCs of Acrylic Painting (Level 1)

Tuesdays, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Jan 24 to Mar 28 (10 wks)

Fee:  $145
Information and Registration: ashbrookcrative@gmail.com, 613-833-8312

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If you’ve always wanted to paint then this course is for you! You will learn about the wonderfully versatile acrylic paint, ‘tools of the trade’ and a variety of painting techniques. You will also learn how colour, value, composition and perspective can improve your paintings. Each week will consist of a brief lesson and then students will work on their own paintings with individual help. At the end of the course students will be able to mix colours, apply glazes, understand values, foundation composition and perspective. They will be comfortable starting and completing a painting on their own, and will complete several during the program. A materials list will be provided at registration.

DEF’s of Acrylic Painting (Level 2)
Mondays, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Jan 16 to Mar 27 (10 wks) No class on February 20

Fee:  $145
Information and Registration: ashbrookcrative@gmail.com, 613-833-8312

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Students in this course will move beyond the basics of Level 1 and explore more advanced skills and techniques as well as their own creative abilities. Each week will consist of a brief lesson and then students will work on their own works of art. Students will have the chance to expand their colour experience by working with limited palettes; working on coloured backgrounds; painting from still life and more. Those with a basic understanding of colour theory, composition and perspective are welcome. Students should bring their usual painting supplies, a canvas and photos to work from to the first class. A list of suggested materials is available upon request.

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Old-Fashioned Christmas or Winter Scene Workshop with Kevin Dodds

Posted in News, Workshops by kevin on October 28, 2016

Create an Old-Fashioned Christmas or Winter Scene

Special Workshop with Kevin Dodds

Date: Nov. 27, 1:00 pm to 5 pm                    kevin-xmas

Location: Kevin Dodds Gallery, 1101 Bank St. Ottawa

Cost: $95 All materials included

To register: contact Kevin at 613-286-8512

Paint a beautiful old-fashioned Christmas or winter scene on an antique board with internationally known artist Kevin Dodds. This class will give you the skills to paint in oils using smaller brushes to create detail in your paintings even if you are not a very experienced painter.

You will have fun creating an old fashioned scene on a rustic board . We will use antique Christmas cards from the Victorian era as ideas for your painting.

You may want to give this little painting to someone special for Christmas! So book now, space is limited

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November Workshops with Sheena Kalmakova

Posted in News, Workshops by kevin on October 25, 2016

November 2016 Workshops with Sheena Kalmakova

  • Materials included in price of workshops

  • To register for these workshops, contact Sheena at skalmakova@gmail.com

  • For more information

 

November 2-6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Painting with Isopropyl Painting with Resin Workshop – $95

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November 3rd, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Painting with Resin Workshop $95

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November 16th , 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Creating Strong Abstract Paintings Workshop – $75

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November 17th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Acrylic Paint Pouring Workshop – $95

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Colors of Autumn – Acrylic Painting Workshop

Posted in News, Workshops by kevin on October 25, 2016

Upcoming November Workshop

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Colors of Autumn – Acrylic Painting Workshop

Instructor: Rashmi Rekha and Kevin Dodds

Location(s): Kevin Dodds Gallery, 1101 Bank St. Ottawa

Date: Sunday, November 6, 2016

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fee: $100 (art material will be provided including paint, canvas and brush)

Paint the brilliant colors of autumn with acrylic paint using large and loose brush strokes.

To register: contact Kevin at 613 -286-8512.

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October Workshops with Sheena Kalmakova

Posted in News, Workshops by kevin on September 16, 2016

Three October Workshops with Sheena Kalmakova – Evenings, 6 pm to 9 pm

#1 Mixed Media by Pebeo, Oct. 5-6th

#2 Acrylic Paint Pouring, Oct. 26

#3 Vitrail Prisme and Moon Level 2

For Registration: Contact Sheena at SKalmakova@gmail.com

 

Mixed Media by Pébéo Workshop

 

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Instructor: Sheena Kalmakova

When: Wednesday, October 5th and Thursday, October 6th                  6 pm – 9 pm (both days)

Artwork will be left to dry overnight on Thursday, and can be picked-up the following day.

Location: Kevin Dodds Gallery & Studio, 1101 Bank St, Ottawa

Fee: $95 Materials included. Students take home 3 finished pieces.

Supplies required: Students are asked to bring materials for collage, such as photos, decorative paper, and/or small objects such as feathers, beads, or trinkets. All other materials will be provided.

Workshop Description

~Perfect for beginners and experienced artists~

This workshop will open your eyes to new mixed media techniques, as well as introduce you to paints and mediums that are truly unique to Pébéo.

Pébéo’s Fantasy Paints, are oil-based alkyd colours* that self-manipulate to give a variety of effects, such as honeycomb, and hammered finishes. In this workshop, we will work with the entire Mixed Media by Pébéo program lines, including a variety of texture and effect mediums, and resins.

Interested in resins and adding the ‘glass look’ to your work, but not sure how to do it?

This workshop will demystify the process by introducing you to the different types of resin and their various applications, as well as show you techniques and tips for successful results.

We will also explore the many effects possible by combining resins, other texture mediums, and the incredibly fascinating Moon, Prisme, and Vitrail paints.

Discover the infinite possibilities of creation and learn how to incorporate these products into your own mixed media work.

**These oil-based paints are suspended in solvent.

If you have sensitivities to solvents, please contact me with any questions you may have.

Day One:

The class begins on Wednesday evening, with an introduction to the range of exciting products that Pébéo has available for mixed media artists. The attendees will prepare surfaces with acrylic paints, texture mediums, mirror effect leaf, and collage that will be left overnight to dry for the next day.

Day Two:

On Thursday evening, we will explore the spectacular properties of the self-manipulating oil-based alkyd Fantasy Paints, relief-making resin, and the glass-effect of the pouring resin. Each attendee will finish with a set of three completed projects. Artwork will be left to dry overnight, and can be picked-up the following day.

Acrylic Paint Pouring Workshop

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Instructor: Sheena Kalmakova

When: Wednesday October 26th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

If artwork is too wet to take home, students can leave it at the gallery overnight to dry and pick it up the following day.

 Location: Kevin Dodds Gallery & Studio, 1101 Bank St, Ottawa

Fee: $95. Materials included. Students take home 2 finished pieces.

Workshop Description

In this evening workshop, we will toss aside our paintbrushes and learn the art of paint pouring! Working with fluid acrylics and mediums, students will learn a variety of paint pouring techniques and also tricks to create different effects such as texture, layers and marbling. We will explore different styles of pours, colour blending, and controlling pours with acrylic mediums. Students will practice pouring onto both canvas and wood panel to learn which surfaces to use for desired results.

All materials will be provided to create two very different paint-poured abstract pieces.

Vitrail, Prisme & Moon     Level 2 Workshop

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Instructor: Sheena Kalmakova

When: Thursday October 27th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Artwork will be left to dry overnight, and can be picked-up the following day.

Location: Kevin Dodds Gallery & Studio,  1101 Bank St, Ottawa

Fee: $80. Most materials included. Students take home 3 finished pieces.

This workshop is designed as a follow-up class to the Mixed Media by Pébéo Workshop. 

Workshop Description

Let’s take it to the next level!

In the first workshop, Mixed Media by Pébéo, you were introduced to the unique properties of the Vitrail, Prisme, and Moon paints.  In this evening workshop, we will focus-in on these paints and learn to further manipulate their properties.  We will explore new techniques, and add many more tips and tricks to your tool belt. Through the creation of three very different pieces, you will learn how these paints can produce an infinite number of possibilities for your mixed media work.

Supplies required:

Students are asked to bring a selection of Vitrail (transparent not Opale), Prisme, and Moon paints (minimum 4 colours of each), and one bottle of Lightening Medium.  All other materials will be provided.

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Susan Ashbrook Classes and Workshops

Posted in News, Workshops by kevin on September 11, 2016

Fall Programs at Kevin Dodds Gallery with Susan Ashbrook
For info and registration: ashbrookcreative@gmail.com, 613-833-8312

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#1 ABCs of Acrylic Painting
Tuesdays, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
October 4 to Dec 6 (10 wks)
Fee: $145
If you’ve always wanted to learn to paint then this course is for you! You will learn about the wonderfully versatile acrylic paint, ‘tools of the trade’ and a variety of painting techniques. You will also learn how colour, value, composition and perspective can improve your paintings. Each week will consist of a brief lesson and then students will work on their own paintings with individual help. At the end of the course students will be able to mix colours, apply glazes, understand values, foundation composition and perspective. They will be comfortable starting and completing a painting on their own, and will complete several during the course of the program. A materials list will be provided at registration.

#2 Colour Mixing Workshop
Saturday, October 22, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Fee: $120
For many of us colour mixing can be hit and miss at the best of times, but what if I could teach you, in a single workshop, how to mix the colour you want every time? Wouldn’t you want to know what I know that makes it so easy? You will by the end of this workshop!
The workshop is based on the Split-Primary Colour Theory developed by Michael Wilcox and is suitable for all media where colour mixing is required. An extensive handout with exercises and notes is supplied so that you can refer back to it as you wish. So join me for some eye-opening fun with colour! A materials list will be provided at registration.

#3 The Fine Art of Acrylic Glazing Workshop
Saturday and Sunday, November 19 and 20, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Fee: $165
Learn this Old Master’s technique applied in the modern day medium of acrylic paint. Glazing gives the artist complete control over colour mixing… allowing for richer, more subtle colours and greater suggestion of depth and distance in a more unified painting. Enhance your painting skills with the new techniques you learn in this workshop.
Students will do a number of exercises as well as create a painting from their own resource material. This workshop is suitable for both beginners and more experienced artists. Workbook included. A materials list will be provided at registration.

# 4 Silk Scarf Workshop
Saturday, December 10, 1:00 to 2:30 PM
Fee: $65
Scarves are an accessory that enhances your outfit by adding a finishing flourish and they are back in style this year! In this workshop you will learn how to create amazing scarves in the colours you want, to go with your outfits, or as gifts… just in time for Christmas! Each participant will create two scarves. Additional scarves are available for $7 each. You will be amazed with what you can create!
All materials are supplied for this workshop, although each participant will be required to bring a microwavable baking dish or plate which will be used to create the scarf on and to set the dyes in a microwave.
Finishing time for this workshop depends on whether attendees wish to do more scarves or not, so sometimes it runs longer or alternately sometimes runs less. We work until we are done!

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