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  • Zoom Replay – #7 Abstraction: An introduction to Gestalt Theory – from May12/21

    $35.00 $36.75

    Zoom Replay – #7 Abstraction: An introduction to Gestalt Theory – from May12/21

    $35.00 $36.75

    Subject this week:  #2 Abstraction: An introduction to Gestalt Theory
    This is the superpower of a good design.  We’ll look at how the human mind perceives things and how you can use the gestalt principals to make strong abstracted images. Bring a sketch book or paper for exercises on these concepts.

     Note:  You will have lifetime access to this unedited replay of a zoom class recorded on May 12/21.

    IMPORTANT: Your receipt contains your youtube link.  Look in the “Downloads” box and click on the link.

    Instructor:  Connie Geerts
    Fee:  $35.00 + GST
    Location:  zoom replay from May 12/21             
    Call Connie at 403-547-9727 if you have trouble registering. 
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    Supplies:   Set of acrylic paints, palette, paint brushes (I recommend at least a 1″ flat, 1.5″ flat, and a few smaller brushes) your choice of a canvas, cradleboard or paper to paint on(whatever size you like), sketch/note book, watercolour crayons or chalk to draw your image, a plastic binder sleeve, ruler, other tools or mediums you like to use, reference photos of things you want to paint.

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  • Zoom Replay – #3 Abstraction: What to leave out? – recorded May 21, 2021

    $35.00 $36.75

    Zoom Replay – #3 Abstraction: What to leave out? – recorded May 21, 2021

    $35.00 $36.75

    Subject this week:  #3 Abstraction: What to leave out?
    For this class you don’t need to have taken the “Introduction to Gestalt Theory” but we’re going to explore one of the concepts discussed: Closure.  The brain is good at filling in gaps to create a whole.  Interesting abstraction often leaves a lot for the viewer to interpret, but how do you know what to leave out?  In this class we will explore this idea.

    Note:  You will have lifetime access to this video recorded  on May 21, 2021.   

      IMPORTANT: Your receipt contains your youtube link.  Look in the “Downloads” box and click on the link.

    Instructor:  Connie Geerts
    Fee:  $35.00 + GST
    Location:  Zoom replay
                 
    Call Connie at 403-547-9727 if you have trouble registering. 
    Choose the PayPal button to pay with credit card – you don’t need a PayPal account.

    Supplies:   Set of acrylic paints, matte medium, palette, paint brushes (I recommend at least a 1″ flat, 1.5″ flat, and a few smaller brushes) your choice of a canvas, cradleboard or paper to paint on(whatever size you like), sketch/note book, rice paper, watercolour crayons or chalk to draw your image, a plastic binder sleeve, ruler, other tools or mediums you like to use, reference photos of things you want to paint.

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  • Zoom Replay – #6 Abstraction – Going Big- recorded June 9, 2021

    $35.00 $36.75

    Zoom Replay – #6 Abstraction – Going Big- recorded June 9, 2021

    $35.00 $36.75

    Subject this week:  #6 Abstraction: Going Big
    For this class we’re going to take a lot of the concepts we’ve covered over the past few weeks and we’re going to scale them up and apply them to a big canvas.  Scaling up often involves changing your tools and the way you apply your materials to canvas.  Plan to be loose and use a big brush.  Join us for this fun class! Extra Supplies – large brushes (1.5″,2″,3″), a canvas at least 18×24

    Note:  You will have lifetime access to this video recorded on June 9, 2021.   

      IMPORTANT: Your receipt contains your youtube link.  Look in the “Downloads” box and click on the link.

    Instructor:  Connie Geerts
    Fee:  $35.00 + GST
    Location:  Zoom replay
                 
    Call Connie at 403-547-9727 if you have trouble registering. 
    Choose the PayPal button to pay with credit card – you don’t need a PayPal account.

                 
    Call Connie at 403-547-9727 if you have trouble registering. 
    Choose the PayPal button to pay with credit card – you don’t need a PayPal account.

    Supplies:   Set of acrylic paints, palette, paint brushes (I recommend at least a 1″ flat, 1.5″ flat, and a few smaller brushes) your choice of a canvas, cradleboard or paper to paint on(whatever size you like), sketch/note book, watercolour crayons or chalk to draw your image, a plastic binder sleeve, ruler, other tools or mediums you like to use, reference photos of things you want to paint.

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  • Zoom Replay #8 Abstraction: A Fun Self Portrait – recorded June 23/21

    $35.00 $36.75

    Zoom Replay #8 Abstraction: A Fun Self Portrait – recorded June 23/21

    $35.00 $36.75

    Subject this week:  #8 Abstraction: A Fun Self Portrait
    A way not to take ourselves too seriously is to do a fun self portrait.  We will look at a number of different artists (Modigliani, Picasso etc.) for inspiration to come up with a totally unique and abstract portrait of our self or someone else.  This one is going to be a lot of fun.  Come ready to paint!  Extra supplies: A sheet of watercolour paper and masking tape

    Note:  This is an unedited replay of a zoom class recorded on June 23/21. You will have lifetime access to this video.   

      IMPORTANT: Your receipt contains your youtube link.  Look in the “Downloads” box and click on the link.

    Instructor:  Connie Geerts
    Fee:  $35.00 + GST
    Location:  Zoom replay

    Call Connie at 403-547-9727 if you have trouble registering. 
    Choose the PayPal button to pay with credit card – you don’t need a PayPal account.

    Supplies:   Set of acrylic paints, palette, paint brushes (I recommend at least a 1″ flat, 1.5″ flat, and a few smaller brushes) your choice of a canvas, cradleboard or paper to paint on(whatever size you like), sketch/note book, watercolour crayons or chalk to draw your image, a plastic binder sleeve, ruler, other tools or mediums you like to use, reference photos of things you want to paint.

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  • Zoom Replay – #6 – Pixelated Landscape – recorded June 30, 2021

    $35.00 $36.75

    Zoom Replay – #6 – Pixelated Landscape – recorded June 30, 2021

    $35.00 $36.75

    Subject this week:  Pixelated Landscape
    We’re moving on from the abstraction theme this week.   We will be working on a farm landscape and going over how to create pixelated trees.  Hope you can join us! 

    Note: This is an unedited replay of a zoom class recorded on June 30, 2021.  You have lifetime access.  Look for the youtube link under “downloadable files” on your receipt.

    Instructor:  Connie Geerts
    Fee:  $35.00 + GST
    Zoom Replay recorded June 30/21
                 
    Call Connie at 403-547-9727 if you have trouble registering. 
    Choose the PayPal button to pay with credit card – you don’t need a PayPal account.

    Supplies:   Set of acrylic paints, palette, paint brushes (I recommend at least a 1″ flat, 1.5″ flat, and a few smaller brushes) your choice of a canvas, cradleboard or paper to paint on(whatever size you like), sketch/note book, watercolour crayons or chalk to draw your image, a plastic binder sleeve, ruler, other tools or mediums you like to use, reference photos of things you want to paint.

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  • Zoom Replay – #5 – Moose – Recorded on July 14, 2021

    $35.00 $36.75

    Zoom Replay – #5 – Moose – Recorded on July 14, 2021

    $35.00 $36.75

    Subject this week:  Moose
    For July we’ll be concentrating on animals!  Moose are both iconic Canadiana and sometimes difficult to get right.  We’ll simplify by going over the structure of the body and some of the things that make moose tricky.   You’ll find these dudes are actually a lot of fun to paint!

    Note: This is an unedited replay of a zoom class recorded on July 14, 2021.  You have lifetime access.  Look for the youtube link under “downloadable files” on your receipt.

    Instructor:  Connie Geerts
    Fee:  $35.00 + GST
    Life time access
                              
    Call Connie at 403-547-9727 if you have trouble registering. 
    Choose the PayPal button to pay with credit card – you don’t need a PayPal account.

    Supplies:   Set of acrylic paints, palette, paint brushes (I recommend at least a 1″ flat, 1.5″ flat, and a few smaller brushes) your choice of a canvas, cradleboard or paper to paint on(whatever size you like), sketch/note book, watercolour crayons or chalk to draw your image, a plastic binder sleeve, ruler, other tools or mediums you like to use, reference photos of things you want to paint.

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  • Zoom Replay – #4 -Grizzly Bears – Recorded on July 21, 2021

    $35.00 $36.75

    Zoom Replay – #4 -Grizzly Bears – Recorded on July 21, 2021

    $35.00 $36.75

    Subject this week:  Grizzly Bears
    When creating animals their brown coat can be very challenging to paint in an interesting way. We’ll layer in unusual colours that increase depth and interest into brown fur.  
    Bonus:  My formula on how to do eyes in a large format.

    Note: This is an unedited replay of a zoom class recorded on July 21, 2021.  You have lifetime access.  Look for the youtube link under “downloadable files” on your receipt.

    Instructor:  Connie Geerts
    Fee:  $35.00 + GST
    Life time access
                 
    Call Connie at 403-547-9727 if you have trouble registering. 
    Choose the PayPal button to pay with credit card – you don’t need a PayPal account.

    Supplies:   Set of acrylic paints, palette, paint brushes (I recommend at least a 1″ flat, 1.5″ flat, and a few smaller brushes) your choice of a canvas, cradleboard or paper to paint on(whatever size you like), sketch/note book, watercolour crayons or chalk to draw your image, a plastic binder sleeve, ruler, other tools or mediums you like to use, reference photos of things you want to paint.

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  • Zoom Replay – #1 – Scottish Cows – Recorded Nov. 13/21

    $35.00 $36.75

    Zoom Replay – #1 – Scottish Cows – Recorded Nov. 13/21

    $35.00 $36.75

    Subject this week – Scottish Cows!
    Hairy, Scottish cows are fun to paint and really popular at the moment.  I’ll demonstrate how to do cow noses, eyes and how to paint realistic hair.  If you’re intrigued by these fuzzy bovines, join us and learn how to paint your own.

     
    IMPORTANT: Your receipt contains your Utube link.  Look in the “Downloads” box and click on the link.

     

    Instructor:  Connie Geerts
    Date: Recorded Nov. 13, 2021
    Fee:  $35.00 + GST

                 
    Call Connie at 403-547-9727 if you have trouble registering. 
    Choose the PayPal button to pay with credit card – you don’t need a PayPal account.

    General Supplies:   Set of acrylic paints, palette, paint brushes (I recommend at least a 1″ flat, 1.5″ flat, and a few smaller brushes) your choice of surface – a canvas, cradleboard or 140 lb watercolour paper to paint on (no larger than 16×20), sketch/note book, watercolour crayons or chalk to draw your image, a plastic binder sleeve, ruler, other tools or mediums you like to use, reference photos of things you want to paint.

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  • Flowers – Saturday January 8, 2022 -1 to 3 pm, Live on Zoom

    $35.00 $36.75

    Flowers – Saturday January 8, 2022 -1 to 3 pm, Live on Zoom

    $35.00 $36.75

    Subject this week – Flowers

    Free yourself from using a reference photo!  We’ll learn how to paint flowers from the imagination in a glass vase.  I’ll go over a number of different ways to paint individual types of flowers in a loose painterly fashion.  This is the warm up exercise from my very popular Large and Loose class.  You’ll learn how to loosen up, get your ideas down quickly and start listening to your intuition.  Join us for this fun class.  You also receive the recording to watch as many times as you like.

    Here is the basic format for this live zoom class:  There will be a lesson for approximately 1  to 1.5 hour, then participants can either stay and chat with other artists while they paint or sign off and paint privately.  This is subject to change with whatever works the best.  Personal instruction and feedback will either be in person on-line during the rest of the class or by email. 
    IMPORTANT: Your receipt contains your zoom link.  Look in the “Downloads” box and click on the link.  I also send the link again the day before class.

    Instructor:  Connie Geerts
    Time: 1 pm to 3pm
    Date: Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022
    Fee:  $35.00 + GST
    Location:  Live on Zoom
                 
    Call Connie at 403-547-9727 if you have trouble registering. 
    Choose the PayPal button to pay with credit card – you don’t need a PayPal account.

    General Supplies:   Set of acrylic paints, palette, paint brushes (I recommend at least a 1″ flat, 1.5″ flat, and a few smaller brushes) your choice of surface – a canvas, cradleboard or 140 lb watercolour paper to paint on, sketch/note book, watercolour crayons or chalk to draw your image, a plastic binder sleeve, ruler, other tools or mediums you like to use, reference photos of things you want to paint. (optional – hairdryer)

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  • Abstraction- Starting from the Silhouette – Saturday January 29, 2022 -1 to 3 pm, Live on Zoom

    $35.00 $36.75

    Abstraction- Starting from the Silhouette – Saturday January 29, 2022 -1 to 3 pm, Live on Zoom

    $35.00 $36.75

    Subject this week – Abstraction – starting with the Silhouette

    This is a great class to get you abstracting your imagery in a way that is easy to get your head around.  Starting with a strong silhouette we are able to play with the way we lay down paint to get the affect we want.  We’ll also take it beyond the silhouette to see what else we can do with the imagery.  Come prepared to play and have fun!  You also receive the recording!

    Here is the basic format for this live zoom class:  There will be a lesson for approximately 1  to 1.5 hour, then participants can either stay and chat with other artists while they paint or sign off and paint privately.  This is subject to change with whatever works the best.  Personal instruction and feedback will either be in person on-line during the rest of the class or by email. 
    IMPORTANT: Your receipt contains your zoom link.  Look in the “Downloads” box and click on the link.  I also send the link again the day before class.

    Instructor:  Connie Geerts
    Time: 1 pm to 3pm
    Date: Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022
    Fee:  $35.00 + GST
    Location:  Live on Zoom
                 
    Call Connie at 403-547-9727 if you have trouble registering. 
    Choose the PayPal button to pay with credit card – you don’t need a PayPal account.

    General Supplies:   Set of acrylic paints, palette, paint brushes (I recommend at least a 1″ flat, 1.5″ flat, and a few smaller brushes) your choice of surface – a canvas, cradleboard or 140 lb watercolour paper to paint on, sketch/note book, watercolour crayons or chalk to draw your image, a plastic binder sleeve, ruler, other tools or mediums you like to use, reference photos of things you want to paint. (optional – hairdryer)

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  • Zoom Replay – #2 – Dogs – Recorded Nov. 20/21

    $35.00 $36.75

    Zoom Replay – #2 – Dogs – Recorded Nov. 20/21

    $35.00 $36.75

    Subject  – Dogs
    Have you wanted to paint your canine buddy but don’t know where to start?  I’ll go through the process step by step for you, making it easy to create your own masterpiece.  This is a unedited prerecorded zoom class

     
    IMPORTANT: Your receipt contains your Utube link.  Look in the “Downloads” box and click on/ copy the link.

     

    Instructor:  Connie Geerts
    Date: Recorded Nov. 20, 2021
    Fee:  $35.00 + GST

                 
    Call Connie at 403-547-9727 if you have trouble registering. 
    Choose the PayPal button to pay with credit card – you don’t need a PayPal account.

    General Supplies:   Set of acrylic paints, palette, paint brushes (I recommend at least a 1″ flat, 1.5″ flat, and a few smaller brushes) your choice of surface – a canvas, cradleboard or 140 lb watercolour paper to paint on (no larger than 16×20), sketch/note book, watercolour crayons or chalk to draw your image, a plastic binder sleeve, ruler, other tools or mediums you like to use, reference photos of things you want to paint.

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