Here we go! Workshops for 2016!

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I’ve had so many inquiries over the past month for ‘when is the next workshop?’ I really appreciate this enthusiasm, thank you! I also had a very fervent request for an advanced workshop – students really want to get into those thick layers with all the assorted mixed medias there are available – so that’s going to be coming up in September 2016. Here’s the workshop low down:

Layers and Process Foundation Workshop – 2 days
June 2016. Saturday & Sunday June 18 & 19th, 10 am – 4pm, 2016 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Registration $375. Early Bird Registration Discount $325 Available Until Friday June 3rd. register@debchaney.com (604) 736-511 Please email for materials list.

Layers and Process II – Advanced Workshop – 3 days
September 2016. Friday, Saturday, & Sunday September 16, 17 & 18th, 10 am – 4pm each day, 2016 in Vancouver, BC, Canada Registration $475. Early Bird Registration  $425 Discount Available Until Friday July 1st. register@debchaney.com  (604) 736-511 Please email for materials list. Pre-requisite: Layers and Process Foundation Workshop.

Layers and Process Workshop Acrylics with Mixed Media – 3 days
August 2016. Wednesday,Thursday & Friday, August 24, 25 & 26th 9 am – 4 pm each day.  2016. Pacific Northwest Art Institute, Coupeville, WA on Whidbey Island, USA. Registration $395. Register  (866) 678-3396. karen@pacificnorthwestartschool.org. Scholarships available please inquire with the school.

Layers and Process Foundation Workshop – 2 days
November 2016. Saturday & Sunday November 26 & 27th, 10 am – 4pm, 2016 in Vancouver, BC. Canada. Registration $375. Early Bird Registration $325 Discount Available Until Thursday November 10th. register@debchaney.com  (604) 736-511 Please email for materials list.

Workshop Descriptions

Layers & Process: A 2-Day Foundation Workshop Journey in Abstract Painting in Acrylics

A 2-day hands-on abstract painting workshop with acrylics with a focus on play, experimentation, and creative process.

– Learn the basics of abstract painting: The 3 C’s and The 3 WOW’s.
– Dive into the process by watching demonstrations and then working on multiple paintings of your own.
– Create in layers by applying and removing paint using lifting, staining wash & glazing techniques.
– Learn tinting & shading by mechanical mixing with heavy body paints.
– Learn how to create depth, intrigue, and add energy into your paintings.
– Learn how to critique and complete your own  painting.
This workshop will allow for lots of painting time, with a focus on process and  the opportunity to explore your own creative freedom

Includes digital workbook & handouts.

Layers and Process II: An Advanced Workshop in Abstract Painting with Acrylics & Mixed Media

A 3-day hands-on advanced abstract painting workshop with acrylics & mixed media with a focus on experimentation with various liquid and gel acrylic mediums as well as the opportunity to work on your own large abstract painting from start to finish.

– Review the basics of abstract painting: The 3 C’s and The 3 WOW’s.
– Dive into the process  of building thick and multi-layered works by watching demonstrations and then working a single large piece and on multiple paintings of your own.
– Thinking in three dimensions as we build up our surfaces and textures using gel medium, modelling paste, heavy gesso, sand gel, gold mica flakes, and more.
– Create intriguing effects by removing paint using hand/electric sanding, scraping, & etching techniques.
– Integrating mixed media into your dry acrylic painting such as; collage elements, pencils, conte, pastels, spray paint, found objects, gold leaf, mirror leaf, and more.
– Building tinted translucent watery-looking multi layers of liquid acrylics with water based polymer mediums.
– Creating clear glossy and glass-like finishes using acrylic water based polymer mediums.
– Finishing  & overall integration techniques.
– Receive support in final critique and completion of your  painting.
This workshop will allow for lots of painting time, with a focus on the creative process and participants receiving the support the start, process, and complete your own large abstract painting.

Includes digital workbook & handouts.

Pre-requisite: Deb Chaney’s Layers and Process: A Foundation Workshop in Abstract Painting with Acrylics

What students have said about taking these workshop:

” There was a wealth of information given as well as lot of support during the creative process.” – Martine Fox, North Vancouver, S.E.A Yoga Instructor

” [Taking this workshop] was really awakening of my  senses
 and helped me to move forward with new ideas.”  – Manola Borrayo, Vancouver, Artist

“After I took Deb Chaney’s workshop my painting foundation improved like never before in any other class I had taken in all my years. If your thinking you want to hunker down for a weekend and take a great lesson in art. This is the class to take. ” – Jude Kuztner, Founder Beaumont Studios, Vancouver BC
“ Deb’s class was great, very inspiring. I loved the inspirational talks, the sharing and absolutely everything!! The theme on developing a body of work helped me to focus and get my act together and helped me to create many new ‘masterpieces’.” – Patria Grey, Interior Designer, Vancouver http://www.patriciagrayinc.com/

“What I would tell other people about this workshop is an opportunity to “play” in a safe supportive environment. Deb exhibited fantastic energy while teaching and a well thought out pace. There was time to reflect and learn, as well as work. Lots of opportunities to experiment. Deb is such a generous spirit.  Her desire to share her knowledge is simply a joy to be around.” Jillian Moore, Interior Decorator, West Van, BC

“[This workshop was] fun, instructive and [allowed for] lots of painting time. [I really appreciated] how supportive the environment was. “Way cool!”.  Deb is incredibly open and so generous is sharing her considerable knowledge.” – Keltie Harris, Realtor, Vancouver, BC
 

 

 

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