General News · 20th September 2022
Join us at the Old Schoolhouse Gallery for the first in a series of art classes.
Time: Beginning Saturday Sept 24, 10 to noon, Old Schoolhouse Gallery. Continuing Oct 1 st , 8 th
Number of spaces available: 9; all levels of experience welcome; minimum age 12; participants must be members of the Old Schoolhouse Gallery; no drop-ins. Cost: $60. Full price for a total of three sessions, includes all necessary art materials
Draw what you see in nature with accuracy and confidence. Learn to block in the basics with a loose
gesture drawing, then check proportions for accuracy before using contour drawing to add depth and detail. Create successful pictures by utilizing the shapes of shadows and highlights.
Learn to direct interest and emphasis in your drawing with detail and texture.
Additional art sessions
These three sessions on drawing will include assignments for weekly at-home practice.
The drawing classes will be followed by two sessions on colour mixing and colour matching in nature: Oct 15 th and 22 nd .
The full series of classes results in the creation of a nature journal art kit.
About the instructor:
Kristen began introducing herself as an artist when she was 8 years old, which is probably her
most important credential. At age 12 her parents enrolled her in an evening art class for adults, taughtby Charles Mulvey, whose only requirement was the purchase of professional grade sable brushes and 300 lb hand-cast paper “on which to lay a proper watercolour wash.” Those lessons eventually led to a Ph.D. In Art Education from the University of Oregon. Kristen taught in the Art Education and Foundation Divisions at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design for 11 years before returning in 1990 to the west coast to paint full time. Throughout years of being an oyster farmer, drum maker and member of various education and art gallery boards--she continues to make art in some form every day.
Please email the gallery to register. *Only 4 spots remaining.