Saturday & Sunday, August 26 & 27 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructor: Daphne Cote.
Want to paint fabric, patterns, or clothing like a pro? This two-day class will be full of tips and techniques on how to capture the looks of various fabrics and costumes to help you create fabric that is an interesting and expressive aspect of your compositions. This class is great for artists who represent fabric in their paintings such as still lifes, figurative painting, and abstract painting. We will learn about colour, reflective light and cast shadows in fabric, how to vary brushstrokes, how to create the illusion of textures (soft, furry, shiny, lacy, sheer, etc.), geometric and patterned fabrics.
Prerequisite: some knowledge of colour theory and experience in drawing is beneficial. This class is open to both oil and acrylic painting.
Participants receive a 20% discount on these supplies.
Supports: 1 12x16” pad of canvas paper
1 16x20” canvas board
Paints: Colours for both acrylic and oil:
Titanium white Burnt Sienna Burnt Umber Ultramarine Blue Cadmium Red Hue Cadmium Yellow Hue Cerulean Blue
Brushes: #4 synthetic Bright
Bring your own brushes in various sizes including one small enough to sign your name, e.g, #1
Sketchbook & pencil for notes, ideas, & quick sketches
Easel (floor or tabletop)
Large flat white palette
Oil Painters bring: walnut oil & container Gamsol (no other solvent!) & container lots of cotton rags
Acrylic Painters bring: Spray bottle for misting
Optional: Suitable art clothes (e.g., apron), notepad, snack, drink
About the Instructor: Daphne Côté is a professional artist and has been instructing art classes since 2004. She has been drawing and painting and drawn to the study of visual arts since she was a small kid. She has experience showing and selling her work for over the past 19 years. The human figure is the main subject of her work though she also dabbles in other genres to inform her figurative work.
“Light in Life, both in people and our surroundings, inspire me.” -Daphne