Art Classes

  • Abstracted Realism – Emotional Content – Sunday, Oct. 17 , 2021 1-3 pm, Live on Zoom

    $35.00 $36.75

    Abstracted Realism – Emotional Content – Sunday, Oct. 17 , 2021 1-3 pm, Live on Zoom

    $35.00 $36.75

    Subject this week:  Abstracted Realism – Emotional Content
    How do we convey emotion in our paintings?  We’ll look at how to use colour choices, shapes and movement to create the emotional temperature of your paintings.  Learn how to be more aware and in control of how your paintings “feel” while creating a loose and abstracted image.  Be ready to sketch out ideas with paint in a journal or on some watercolour paper.  Join us for this fun and experimental class.  

    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.

    Note:  Please have patience as we all negotiate this new way of doing things.  The technology isn’t perfect and neither are people.

    Instructor:  Connie Geerts
    Time: 1 pm to 3pm
    Date: Sunday, Oct. 17 2021
    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.

    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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  • Abstracted Realism – imaginary images – Saturday, Oct. 30 , 2021 1-3 pm, Live on Zoom

    $35.00 $36.75

    Abstracted Realism – imaginary images – Saturday, Oct. 30 , 2021 1-3 pm, Live on Zoom

    $35.00 $36.75

    Subject this week:  Abstracted Realism – Imaginary Images
    Dive further into abstraction by creating images with collage and your imagination!  We’ll explore surface techniques and embedded imagery as a way to story tell and create a compelling narrative. Dig out old photos, letters, and other collage elements to add to your paintings.  This one is going to be fun!  

    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.

    Note:  Please have patience as we all negotiate this new way of doing things.  The technology isn’t perfect and neither are people.

    Instructor:  Connie Geerts
    Time: 1 pm to 3pm
    Date: Saturday, Oct. 30 2021
    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.

    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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  • Large and Loose in Acrylic -Saturday, Nov 5/21 – 9 am to 4 pm – in person at Kensington Art Supply

    $120.00 $126.00

    Large and Loose in Acrylic -Saturday, Nov 5/21 – 9 am to 4 pm – in person at Kensington Art Supply

    $120.00 $126.00

    Get your whole body into it, and loosen up your method of painting by tackling two large canvases, one with a warm up, the other with the subject of your choice.  You’ll learn how to get your ideas down quickly and accurately in a large format, and how to develop a more painterly style. Throughout the class we’ll discuss mark making, colour choices, design and more.  Stretch your body and your creative abilities in this fun, supportive class.

    Covid 19 information: We will keep you up to date as to any changes to classes as the situation develops.  As of Monday, September 20, participants are required by the province to show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative Covid test 72 hours before the class.   Participants are expected to use hand sanitizers and good social distancing protocols.  Masks are required. We will strive to provide a safe atmosphere.

     

    Level:  All levels
    Instructor:  Connie Geerts
    Time:  Saturday 9 am to 4 pm
    Date: November 6, 2021
    Fee:  120.00 + GST
    Location:  Kensington Art Supply
                      #120, 6999 11 Street SE Calgary

     If you have any trouble registering below call Connie at 403-547-9727. You do not need a paypal account.

    Supplies:   Set of acrylic paints, palette, paint brushes (I recommend 1″ flat, 2″ flat, 1.5″ flat and a few smaller brushes)   2 large canvases (at least 18×24 up to 40×40 or anything in between size-wise), Isopropyl alcohol, roll of paper towel,  sketch/note book, fine, permanent black marker, a ruler, water colour crayons, 2 plastic binder sleeves, reference photos of things you want to paint, any other mark making tools you like (optional – hairdryer)

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  • Ongoing Classes – 4 x Wednesday Evenings – Nov. to Dec. 2021, 5:30 to 8:30 pm – In person at Kensington Art Supply

    $180.00 $189.00

    Ongoing Classes – 4 x Wednesday Evenings – Nov. to Dec. 2021, 5:30 to 8:30 pm – In person at Kensington Art Supply

    $180.00 $189.00

    Ongoing Classes – 4 x Evening Sessions – Nov. – Dec. 2021 at Kensington Art Supply
    Finally a class for those who work during the day!  As of November 2021, in person, Wednesday Evening classes are available at Kensington Art Supply.  With the new vaccination rules, you need to purchase 4 classes at a time. They run consecutively unless for any reason you can not make a particular class. In that case let me know in advance or just call or email me with at least 48 hours notice and I will move you to a class that works for you.  No shows without notice will forfeit the class.

    Classes in November will center around painting the human face and figure.
    Remember, you can always work on your own projects!
    If there is something in particular you want me to teach, let me know!  I will strive to make the schedule flexible. You can purchase classes at any time during the month as long as there is space available.

    Covid 19 information: We will keep you up to date as to any changes to classes as the situation develops.  As of Monday, September 20, participants are required by the province to show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative Covid test 72 hours before the class.   Participants are expected to use hand sanitizers and good social distancing protocols.  Masks are required. We will strive to provide a safe atmosphere.

    Instructor:  Connie Geerts
    Time:  Wednesday Evenings, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
    Date: November to December 2021
    Fee:  $180.00 + GST for 4 classes 
    Location:  Kensington Art Supply
                      #120, 6999 11 Street SE Calgary 
                   
    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) a full size sheet of 140 lb. watercolour paper, a board to mount it on, masking tape, a canvas or board to paint on(whatever size you like), sketch/note book,  watercolour crayon(s), 1 plastic binder sleeve, ruler, collage papers, stencils and other tools or mediums you like to use, reference photos of  of things you want to paint.

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  • Ongoing Classes – 4 x Wednesday Mornings – Nov. to Dec. 2021, 9 am to noon – In person at Kensington Art Supply

    $180.00 $189.00

    Ongoing Classes – 4 x Wednesday Mornings – Nov. to Dec. 2021, 9 am to noon – In person at Kensington Art Supply

    $180.00 $189.00

    Ongoing Classes – 4 x Morning Sessions – Nov. – Dec. 2021 at Kensington Art Supply
    As of November 2021, in person, Wednesday morning classes are available at Kensington Art Supply.  With the new vaccination rules, you need to purchase 4 classes at a time. They run consecutively unless for any reason you can not make a particular class. In that case let me know in advance or just call or email me with at least 48 hours notice and I will move you to a class that works for you.  No shows without notice will forfeit the class.

    Classes in November will center around painting the human face and figure.
    Remember, you can always work on your own projects!
    If there is something in particular you want me to teach, let me know!  I will strive to make the schedule flexible. You can purchase classes at any time during the month as long as there is space available.

    Covid 19 information: We will keep you up to date as to any changes to classes as the situation develops.  As of Monday, September 20, participants are required by the province to show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative Covid test 72 hours before the class.   Participants are expected to use hand sanitizers and good social distancing protocols.  Masks are required. We will strive to provide a safe atmosphere.

    Instructor:  Connie Geerts
    Time:  Wednesday Mornings 9 am to Noon
    Date: November to December 2021
    Fee:  $180.00 + GST for 4 classes 
    Location:  Kensington Art Supply
                      #120, 6999 11 Street SE Calgary 
                   
    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) a full size sheet of 140 lb. watercolour paper, a board to mount it on, masking tape, a canvas or board to paint on(whatever size you like), sketch/note book,  watercolour crayon(s), 1 plastic binder sleeve, ruler, collage papers, stencils and other tools or mediums you like to use, reference photos of  of things you want to paint.

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  • Ongoing Classes- 4x -Wednesday Afternoons, Oct. to Dec. 2021,1 pm to 4 pm – In person at Kensington Art Supply

    $180.00 $189.00

    Ongoing Classes- 4x -Wednesday Afternoons, Oct. to Dec. 2021,1 pm to 4 pm – In person at Kensington Art Supply

    $180.00 $189.00

    Ongoing Classes – 4 x Afternoon Sessions – Oct. – Dec. 2021 at Kensington Art Supply
    As of October 2021, in person, Wednesday afternoon classes are available at Kensington Art Supply.  With the new vaccination rules, you need to purchase 4 classes at a time. They run consecutively unless for any reason you can not make a particular class. In that case let me know in advance or just call or email me with at least 48 hours notice and I will move you to a class that works for you.  No shows without notice will forfeit the class.

    Classes in October will center around Abstract Realism.
    Classes in November will center around skill building.  Examples:  colour theory and use, design, brush work, etc. If there is something in particular you want me to teach, let me know!  I will strive to make the schedule flexible. You can purchase classes at any time during the month as long as there is space available.

    Covid 19 information: We will keep you up to date as to any changes to classes as the situation develops.  As of Monday, September 20, participants are required by the province to show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative Covid test 72 hours before the class.   Participants are expected to use hand sanitizers and good social distancing protocols.  Masks are required. We will strive to provide a safe atmosphere.

    Instructor:  Connie Geerts
    Time:  Wednesdays, 1 pm to 4 pm
    Date: October to December 2021
    Fee:  $180.00 + GST for 4 classes 
    Location:  Kensington Art Supply
                      #120, 6999 11 Street SE Calgary 
                   
    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) a full size sheet of 140 lb. watercolour paper, a board to mount it on, masking tape, a canvas or board to paint on(whatever size you like), sketch/note book,  watercolour crayon(s), 1 plastic binder sleeve, ruler, collage papers, stencils and other tools or mediums you like to use, reference photos of  of things you want to paint.

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  • Zoom Replay – #2 Abstraction: An introduction to Gestalt Theory – from May12/21

    $35.00 $36.75

    Zoom Replay – #2 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. 
    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 – #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 – Bumble Bees from April 18, 2021

    $35.00 $36.75

    Zoom Replay – Bumble Bees from April 18, 2021

    $35.00 $36.75

    Subject this week: Bumble Bees
    Staying with a Spring theme – fuzzy and plump, there is something about bumble bees that is so endearing.  This week we’ll paint a bumble bee collecting pollen from a flower.

    Note:  This  is an unedited zoom replay from a class recorded on April 18/21

    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 recorded April 18/21
                 
    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 – Grizzly Bears – Recorded on July 21, 2021

    $35.00 $36.75

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

    $35.00 $36.75

    Zoom Replay – 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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