Art Classes

  • Dogs – Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021-1 to 3 pm, Live on Zoom

    $35.00 $36.75

    Dogs – Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021-1 to 3 pm, Live on Zoom

    $35.00 $36.75

    Subject this week – 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.  You’ll receive the video recording to watch as often as you like.  Come join this supportive  zoom 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: Saturday, Nov. 20, 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.

    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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  • Great Horned Owl – Saturday, Dec, 4, 2021-1 to 3 pm, Live on Zoom

    $35.00 $36.75

    Great Horned Owl – Saturday, Dec, 4, 2021-1 to 3 pm, Live on Zoom

    $35.00 $36.75

    Subject this week – Great Horned Owl

    Great horned owls have a lot of features that are really interesting to paint.  They’re eyes have subtleties that can make them look like they’re glowing.  I’ll show you some great ways to paint feathers that you can apply to birds of all kinds.  Join me for this live zoom class and you’ll also receive the recording to watch as often 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.

    Instructor:  Connie Geerts
    Time: 1 pm to 3pm
    Date: Saturday, Dec. 4, 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.

    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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  • Horses -Saturday, Jan. 15/22 – 10 am to 4 pm – in person at Kensington Art Supply

    $120.00 $126.00

    Horses -Saturday, Jan. 15/22 – 10 am to 4 pm – in person at Kensington Art Supply

    $120.00 $126.00

    How to Paint Horses

    Learn a step by step process to design and paint horses in this one day workshop.  Connie will break down how to create an accurate drawing of a horse and then demonstrate how to paint it in a loose painterly style.  Bring along your own photo or use one of the images supplied.  This workshop is good for the beginner as well as the experienced painter.  Come join us 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 10 am to 4 pm
    Date: January 15, 2022
    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, 1.5″ flat and a few smaller brushes)   1 canvas (at least 16×20 up to 40×40 or anything in between size-wise), roll of paper towel,  sketch/note book, sketch pencil and eraser, fine permanent black marker, a ruler, water colour crayons, 2 plastic binder sleeves, reference photos of a horse (some will be supplied) any other mark making tools, collage papers, stencils (whatever you like to use in your work) (optional – hairdryer)

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  • Narrative Collage-Saturday, Dec.11/21 – 10 am to 4 pm – in person at Kensington Art Supply

    $120.00 $126.00

    Narrative Collage-Saturday, Dec.11/21 – 10 am to 4 pm – in person at Kensington Art Supply

    $120.00 $126.00

     Narrative Collage is putting together painting, cut out images, and words into combinations that can be beautiful, disturbing or just plain fun.  You won’t be able to stop with just one!  It is a great way to express yourself in a entertaining and often surprising manner.  Using old photos, text, letters, magazines, patterns and more we’ll learn how put imagery together with paint, words and drawing to create compelling stories.  We’re going to have fun in this one!  Don’t forget your scissors!

    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 10 am to 4 pm
    Date: December 11, 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 (1″ flat,1 1/4″flat and a few smaller brushes)  roll of paper towel,  sketch/note book, fine, permanent black marker, a ruler, water colour crayons, gel medium,  images for collage ( printed black and white photos, patterns, magazines, stencils, old letters etc etc), 2 to 6 surfaces to work on (canvases, boards or 140 lb watercolour paper- under 16″x20″),scissors,  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 Mornings – Dec./21 to Jan./22 9 am to noon – In person at Kensington Art Supply

    $180.00 $189.00

    Ongoing Classes – 4 x Wednesday Mornings – Dec./21 to Jan./22 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.

    Morning classes will be centered around mentoring you through your own goals for your work, with lots of personal attention to help you get where you want to go.

    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: December 2021 to January 2022
    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 – Dec. 2021 to Jan. 2022 at Kensington Art Supply Wednesday afternoon live  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 December will center around skill building.  Examples:  colour theory and use, design, brush work, etc.
    Classes in January will center around painting animals. 
    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: December 2021 to January 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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  • Polar Bear Swim – Saturday, Dec, 18, 2021-1 to 3 pm, Live on Zoom

    $35.00 $36.75

    Polar Bear Swim – Saturday, Dec, 18, 2021-1 to 3 pm, Live on Zoom

    $35.00 $36.75

    Subject this week – Polar Bear Swim

    Join me to try your hand at painting a swimming Polar Bear.  I’ll show you how to create convincing, reflective water and the basic layering  of colours needed to paint a white bear.
    Hint: white is the last colour we use!  Join us for this fun zoom class. Bonus – you always receive the recording to watch as often 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, Dec. 18, 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.

    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 – #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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  • 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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