Oil Painting (Introductory to Advanced Level)

April 20 – June 8, 2017 (Thursdays, 8 weeks)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You are already an artist. You just have to paint earnestly and then learn when to stop, to know when you have a work of art in front of you. That’s more important than skill. Everyone has a style that is natural to them, and expresses who they are. You can tell when you’ve found it because the work suddenly becomes fun. This class is a chance to find out how your personal way of making marks fits into the thousand ways of making pictures given to us by a thousand years of painting, in an eight-week one-on-one mentorship. It can also work as a mini art-history course.

Materials needed are: sheets of bristol board (from Dollarama), turpentine, paint brushes, and china markers (from any hardware store). China markers are the hardened wax pencils that you sharpen by pulling a string to peel off the paper wrapping. They’re similar to a crayon but stronger, mark on wet surfaces, and come in an array of colours. With these simple materials you can begin immediately to produce rich, tonal paintings in the most direct way. If this sounds like something you would like to do, you will be in for a treat.

Onni Nordman is a painter from CB whose home and studio are on the cliffs of South Bar. His work has been acknowledged by Creative Nova Scotia and the Canada Council for the Arts. He was named Visual Artist of 2015 by CB Centre for Craft & Design. Onni Nordman’s work is unique, innovative and decidedly contemporary. He works with oils and is a master of invention and technique. Formally trained at NS College of Art and Design, he returned to Sydney in 1995 and has continued his work, painting and creating many projects pver time. In 2015, Onni had a show and a two month residency in Munich, Germany and another show in Helsinki, Finland.

For more information on this program or to register, email tammy@capebretoncraft.com or phone 902.539.7491 ext 111.

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