Writing Workshops, Retreats, Mentoring

Painting Workshop

“Paint like the Group of Seven”

One Day Workshop at Uplands on May 24th

with Harvey Walker.

SOLD OUT! (But we have a waiting list!)

Explore your Artistic Side!

This was the first painting Sue did with Harvey – still one of her favourites.

Two years ago James and I took our first painting lesson at Meta4 Gallery with Harvey Walker.   He was teaching Painting like the Group of Seven” and soon we were addicted!

Since then we’ve taken several more courses with him and surprised ourselves with what we’ve produced – paintings we’re actually proud to hang on our wall – or give as gifts. (What a great host/hostess gift if you’re going to someone’s cottage this summer!!!) The effect was much broader than that, however. Painting enhanced the eyes we had already developed by doing photography. Suddenly, everywhere we looked we saw the fields and lakes, farms and forests around us as possible subjects for painting. We noticed how the light was falling, and part of our brains were always noticing colour and imagining how that could be reproduced.

Harvey’s a terrific teacher (and a funny guy! Highly entertaining to work with). He gives confidence to beginning students and shares a wealth of knowledge and techniques with painters who have been working for a while.

Last fall Harvey announced he would no longer be teaching his Friday morning class at Meta4. Driving down from Haliburton once a week for a short class was becoming burdensome for him – we understood but still we were sad – Those studio classes had become so important to us.

But then we came up with a plan… what if we put together a one day workshop and shared the joy? Harvey said yes! So we’re delighted to announce that he’s going to be at Uplands for a single full day workshop on May 24th.

If you’re longing to free your inner artist and discover the joy of pushing paint around on a canvas and surprising yourself with the skills you have, please consider joining us. If you already are fairly confident in your skill and want to give yourself the gift of a day in the studio exploring Canadian landscape through the eyes (and brushes) of some of our iconic artists, again please consider joining us!

Cost for the day is $120 plus HST and includes a provided lunch. The day will go from 10 a.m. to a soft close at 4:00

IF you already have your paints and supplies, that’s great! If you need supplies, they can be provided for an art supplies fee of $20.

Please use the registration form below to register and the Paypal button to pay. We can also take an etransfer at info@inkslingers.ca or you could pay over the phone with a credit card if you want the airmiles!

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW WAITING LIST ONLY, BUT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE KEPT INFORMED ABOUT THE NEXT WORKSHOP, PLEASE REGISTER AND TELL US IN THE MESSAGE BOX.

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We SO look forward to delving into the world of natural light and colour with you on May 24th!

Warmest,
Sue & James

Celebrating our 12th Year!

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Sue Reynolds and James Dewar are both certified in the AWA (Amherst Writers & Artists) method of leading workshops.