Lorna Mulligan

Winter classes 2019 - Visual Arts Centre

Watercolour II

Tuesday 9:00am - noon (starts Jan 16 for 12 wks)

Continue to strengthen your watercolour skills and techniques in relation to transparency, wet-on-wet, dry brush, direct painting, line and wash, etc. Issues fundamental to all painting – colour dynamics, drawing, and composition – are addressed through directed exercises. Develop skill through a greater emphasis on expressive watercolour style. Prerequisite: two sessions of watercolour.

Observation to Abstraction (Watercolour or Acrylic)

Tuesday 1:00pm - 4:00pm (starts Jan 16 for 12 wks)

This adventurous painting course explores the range of possibilities between representation and abstraction. Topics include: colour relationships, structural and formal elements, and concepts underlying abstract art. Natural forms and objects provide a stepping off point as you develop your own expressive language. Prerequisite: two sessions of painting.

Progressing with Watercolour

Wednesday 9:00am - noon (starts Jan 17 for 12 wks)

Exercises in colour, brushwork, and composition will strengthen skills and develop confidence as you prepare to go further with your own artwork. Ongoing personal projects allow individual choice of subject matter and expressive content. Historical and contemporary watercolour artists provide inspiration. Prerequisite: Watercolour II or equivalent.

Watercolour: Georgia O’Keeffe

Saturday 1:00pm - 4:00pm (starts Jan 19 for 6 wks)

Inspired by this legendary painter and her fascination with nature, we will explore landscape subjects, natural objects, and blossoming flowers. In developing a series of watercolours, we will borrow from her simplified compositions, strong organic shapes, and flowing rhythms. Visual presentations convey the pared-down beauty and purity of colour central to O’Keeffe’s work. Prerequisite: two sessions of watercolour.

Watercolour: Emily Carr

Saturday 1:00pm - 4:00pm (starts March 2 for 6 wks)

Emily Carr is the focus of this intensive, as we delve into the mystery and dramatic lighting of her forest imagery. You will get to know the swirling rhythms and counter-movements of her brushwork and discover ways of translating these into watercolour. Develop your own paintings, integrating Carr’s rich natural palette of greens and earth tones. Visual presentations included. Prerequisite: two sessions of watercolour.

Centre des arts visuels / Visual Arts Centre
350 Victoria
Montreal (QC) H3Z 2N4