The collective experience of the Canadian landscape shapes our culture. From home base, favourite place or inspired awe of a travelled terrain comes a desire to translate a personal vision into artwork that connects and holds memory. Using your choice of imagery, real or inspired, through this course you are invited to develop a personal landscape. Discover individual vision and style in the sessions based on Canadian locations. Over the span of the course, learning will include developing difficult surfaces, such as water, rock formations, foliage, flora and atmospheric elements through painting. Ease up using large brushes to illustrate big skies, northern terrain, migration routes and creatures seas. The exploration of all mediums are welcome, including all painting media with the incorporation of drawing media and mixed media.
Paints: This is open to watercolour, gouache, acrylic. Paint pigments should include, but are not limited to: White, Black, Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Hansa Yellow, Yellow Ochre.
8 ounce white Gesso
Small matte medium
1-2 canvases (no smaller than 14x18”) - for those working with acrylic, oil, gouache
Watercolour / mixed media paper pad (no smaller than 12x16”)
Charcoal pencils and willow sticks
Sketchbook - no smaller than 9x12”
Paint brushes - recommended are five acrylic bristle brushes including one 1” Bright style brush, two medium brushes, one small and one Rigor style brush for detail
Few sheets of bond printer paper
Artist pen / fine tip black marker
Acid free glue / PVA
Printed photographic references for landscapes of choice
Student should have their work on an easel or in a stable vertical position during session time for visibility
To participate in one of our virtual classes, you will require the following: A computer (laptop or desktop, with an internal microphone and camera) OR a newer model iPad, Tablet, iPhone or Smart Phone. Please make sure that you have hands-free capability, using a stand or tripod A stable WIFI connection The Zoom application (free when you sign up) Materials for the class that you registered for (see individual material lists provided for each class) A quiet work area for creating and participating in your class
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Martha Johnson received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours, from the University of Guelph, worked with and was mentored by Tom Hodgson (Painter’s 11). She is known for figurative and landscape painting as well as ephemeral animal sculptures typically seen in installation and photography. Her work often incorporates an environmental subtext. Martha has researched and developed a body of work based on a hundred-year-old narrative about an Albatross found in the Bay of Fundy. As a history painter SHADOW RED, a solo exhibition in 2017 referenced the hundredth anniversary of Tom Thomson’s death. She shares a family connection to the discovery of the artist’s remains on Canoe Lake (The Tom Thomson Mystery; Judge William T Little). A listed Canadian artist, her work is held public, corporate and in private collections worldwide. Martha’s work is carried by Art Interiors and White Wall North in Toronto. Visit www.marthajohnson.ca.
"Martha, you are amazing!! I'm so impressed with how you managed to bring your usual caring touch and humour to the class without being in the same room.” - Adult student