- Full Name: Ocean Art Studio / Daina Deblette
- Location: 19A-315 Upper Ganges Road
- Phone: 9027174246
- Expires: 21 days, 7 hours
A summertime guide to falling in love with Colour through painting blossoms and botanicals using the best quality watercolours.
Saturdays, 9-12 pm, $75/class
Offered August 10, 17, 31.
Colour has great influence on our psyche every day. In this workshop we will play with incredibly fun and simple techniques for creating beautiful flowers, from the joyful warm yellows and golds in spring daffodils to the explosive soft pinks and burgundies in cherry blossoms. Savour the richness of colour in all its natural glory as we become attuned to colours that sing when used together in harmony.
This workshop emphasizes the fluid, sensual, loose expression of watercolour paints using high quality Daniel Smith watercolours. The fundamentals of observational drawing will be gently touched upon each class, more as a simple guide to encapsulate colour. We will also play with new materials and techniques, including masking fluid.
Here you are free to embrace and fall in love with your own style. The idea is to release negative old programing so we can move forward with ease in our individual creative practice. The beauty of watercolour is twofold- it is so compact you can take it anywhere, and like love, it teaches you the balance between control and letting go.
All high quality materials are provided. Simply show up to this high vibe space with an open mind, and a willingness to let go.
Beginner and intermediate levels are welcome!
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Saturdays, 9:00-12:00 pm, $75/class
Each week will include a new demo, but there will always be freedom to paint your favourite flowers, along with many other references from which to gain inspiration!
See you in Class!
Daina has been teaching art to adults and children throughout Canada and Internationally since 2006. Her oil paintings and encaustic paintings can be found at Gallery 8 in Grace Point Square and at her studio in Merchants’ Mews on Salt Spring Island.
“My dad went from not being a fan of painting (has an art college degree and hasn’t painted since) to saying it was his best Father’s Day yet and that if he had a teacher as good at teaching painting as Daina he never would have given it up. Thank you Daina you inspired us both and taught an old dog a few new tricks!” ~ Alex Gay
“Daina has the unique ability to teach you without feeling like you’re being taught. It was a great experience!” ~ Dr. Richard Hayden, Island Dental
“Daina has a gift for teaching painting. She was able to break down the steps for our group of 7 both times we attended her workshops. Most of us have no experience with painting and we all came away with successful, beautiful pieces that we were proud to hang on our walls or give as gifts. Her classes are affordable and the atmosphere is so relaxed. We were able to eat, drink and paint in a wonderful, comfortable studio. This is a great way to spend time with friends and learn something new at the same time.
Thanks Daina!” ~ Carol J Bremner, Principal, Salt Spring Centre School
“I attended a workshop with Daina and, to my surprise, created a painting that I’m proud of. Daina was patient, methodical, and encouraging as she coached our group through the process of painting a picture. It was fun and satisfying. Even if you don’t consider yourself an artist, give it a try, and you might be surprised like me.” ~ Jayne Lloyd-Jones, Hedgerow House B&B
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