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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Workshops on Quadra Island

March 13-15 2009
Introduction to Watercolour
with
Dianne Bersea AFCA cspwc

Dianne Bersea is an accomplished watercolour artist and elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (cspwc). Bright colours and strongly drawn images rendered in a distinctive style have marked Dianne’s watercolours since she began painting in the northern Gulf Islands in 1996. A solo show at the Campbell River Public Gallery in 1999 confirmed her originality. Recently Dianne returned to acrylic painting and received an Award of Excellence for her acrylic “Powell Islet View” at a fall Federation of Canadian Artists show. Dianne has been a workshop instructor for ten years, including 7 seasons at Hollyhock retreat centre on Cortes Island as well as the Malibu Arts Retreat on the Sunshine Coast. She is known for her humorous and supportive approach to sharing the wonders of creativity.

Stay at Firesign B&B for a workshop, get a 10% discount!

March 13-15, 2009

This is an excellent opportunity to get the brushes moving or "brush up" on watercolour techniques!
Ideal for those new to watercolour or those seeking a watercolour refresher.

Participants will begin with simple exercises to build good brush skills, colour mixing and painting techniques. Learn the secrets of working wet-in-wet, layering colour and creating strong compositions. Easy step-by-step exercises build confidence while learning new skills, maintaining colour brilliance and experiencing the magic of watercolour.

Joine Dianne for this gentle introductory watercolour workshop with demonstrations and supportive reviews throughout each day.

Materials list supplied or for additional fee all materials will be supplied.

Price: $225 includes 2 days instruction, lunch and unlimited studio time. Class starts Friday night with demo and reception, continues Saturday 9 AM-4 PM and Sunday 9 AM until noon - so people can get home on the ferry!

Deposit: $100 non-refundable

MasterCard, VISA accepted


Please Note: no solvents or petrochemical fumes are permitted in the studio, due to chemical sensitivities.

email Nanci at firesignart@live.ca to reserve or call toll free (877) 285-3390

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