WITH FRANCIS MARTE
SUNDAY, JUNE 19
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
$80 + $5 Supply Fee + Supply List
Class Limit: 12 Students
BEGINNERS! THIS IS FOR YOU!
Wanna get crackin’ in watercolours but terri-fried to get started? Do you see this luscious, dramatic broken egg composition and think, “Easy?! Beginner level!? What the shell!? That looks way too hard for me!!!”
Well, this egg-cellent intro is egg-sactly the class you’ve been waiting for. Amaze yourself as you step out of your shell and discover the world of watercolours!
By focusing on limited palette and tone, Francis Marte expertly guides your adventure in watercolour. Surprise yourself in this 5-hour class when you discover just how simple, quick, and truly easy it is to achieve the depth and drama of this composition – with its bold gradient background and rich textures of a broken egg, inside and out – cracked brown shell, glossy raw egg yolk and egg white. Step by exciting step, Francis helps you explore wet-on-wet technique, detailing, paint lifting, and applying masking fluid.
Before you know it, you have become the creator of this exceptionally realistic, life-like painting!
About the Instructor: Francis Marte is a watercolour painter focused on highly realistic still lifes, portraits and landscapes. His watercolours have been accepted and exhibited in numerous North American and other international competitions, winning awards in a number of them. He is currently an Active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) and a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC), of San Diego watercolor Society (SDWS), National Watercolor Society (NWS). He has also been featured in various art magazines such as Watercolor Artist, The art of Watercolour, Hyperrealism Magazine and Pratique des Arts, peinture, sculpture, gravure.
To see more of Francis’s work, check out his Facebook and Instagram:
- Fabriano extra white paper 300 lb cold press, at least 9 x 12”
- Watercolour round brushes #2 or #1, and #8 or #10
- Kneadable gum eraser
- Roll of toilet paper
- Suitable art clothes, lunch, drink, and your own PPE (mask, hand sanitizer)
You will receive a 20% discount on all art supplies from your registration until the end of the class!
Instructor provides: Photo reference, watercolour paints, syringe, masking fluid (included in the supply fee).
The Paint Spot provides: Mounting board and water containers.
Artelier is located at 10045 81 Avenue NW (back alley entrance). The workshop space is one block south of The Paint Spot.