This course explores the convergence between painting and sculpture through material exploration.
Material choices are powerful tools that can contribute to your narrative and ideas.
They have the ability to speak in and of themselves and can enhance your visual language. By pushing the boundaries of conventional surfaces and materials, we open up a world of creative possibilities that can transform your art in exciting ways.

In this workshop we will be exploring various materials and substrates such as:

  • cardboard, matboard, paper
  • insulation foam board
  • fabric and canvas
  • cold wax, gel mediums
  • wood
  • stitching, sewing, embroidery, embellishment
  • stapling
  • glueing
  • paint, oils and acrylic
  • R&F Pigment Sticks
  • ink
  • drawing and mark-making

Discussions and demos to include:

  • construction methods
  • composition
  • formal elements and principles
  • how material choices align with your concepts
  • display options
  • troubleshooting pitfalls of medium and materials
  • presentations of contemporary artists
  • individual feedback from both instructors
  • how to go deeper with your visual language
  • Pre-class meet and greet on Zoom

By stepping outside of your comfort zone and being open to new possibilities, you can discover fresh perspectives, develop your unique artistic voice, and take your creativity to new heights.

Exploring different surfaces for your artwork is another way to break free from traditional constraints and elevate your creativity.

By experimenting with a variety of materials, such as canvas, wood, paper, metal or fabric, you can push the boundaries of your art.

Embrace the opportunity to explore new mediums, experiment with different textures and surfaces, and push the boundaries of what you thought was possible.

What's included:

  • 3 days of instruction and explorations with 2 instructors and one-on-one feedback
  • presentations and discussions of contemporary artists and topics
  • small class size of 8 students
  • tour of R&F Paints and discount on materials
  • explorations in color, surfaces and textures
  • bagels and coffee in the morning

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Q: Who is this class for?

A: Brave beginners and seasoned professionals.

Q: Where should I stay?

A: There are plenty of hotels, B and B's, and Airbnb's in the Kingston area.

Q: What materials will be supplied?

A: Supply list will be provided as well as a small materials fee for class materials. TBA