Diane’s appetite for all things arty has fed her from before the time she was able to hold a paintbrush. Nothing has felt more satisfying to her than being immersed in the creative process.
Her many years spent freelancing as a book illustrator, graphic designer and web designer allowed her the opportunity to become comfortable working in many different mediums. Computers became a mainstay of this industry and although this neat and magical tool had much appeal, it was never quite as engaging as having a paintbrush or pencil or lump of clay in hand.
So for the most recent chapters of her life Diane has gone back to making beautiful messes, winning several awards along the way for her work.
Diane enjoys sharing her knowledge to classes of all ages. She sees teaching as a way to keep alive the wonder and sense of discovery that bubbles to the surface when one goes to the place where creativity lives.
ART NOISE CLASSES
This 5-week course will take you on a sketching basics journey. Explore life drawing, plein air landscape, architectural drawing, still life & more.
Bring your own sketchbook. All other materials are included in the workshop cost.
Suitable for ages 14 and up.
WHEN: May 10 - June 7, 2017
Wednesdays 4:30 - 6pm
COST: $125 + tax
INSTRUCTOR: Diane Black
DON'T BE AFRAID OF A BLANK CANVAS!
Taking the mystery out of painting! Acrylic painting from the basics and up. In this 5 week (10 hour) course we will endeavour to understand a basic approach to painting with acrylics so that the blank canvas is no longer intimidating!
Appropriate for early to late beginner painters.
WHEN: January 18 - February 15, 2017
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm
COST: $250.00 + tax Foundation Materials Included
INSTRUCTOR: Diane Black
BATHING SUITS & UNDERPANTS
Life drawing “lite” for teens (ages 11-18) seeking to expand their knowledge and skill of drawing the human figure, without the awkwardness of facing full nudity.
When: Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:30pm
Session #1: September 28 - October 26, 2016
Session #2: November 2 - November 30, 2016
Cost: $100+tax per 5-class session
All materials included
GROUP OF SEVEN(ISH)
An introduction to oil painting using Group of Seven work as inspiration
From the loose and lively “plein air” paintings of A.Y. Jackson to the highly abstracted forms of Lawren Harris’s later work, the influence of Canada’s Group of Seven Painters is undeniable to this day.
This is a 5 week (10 hour) introduction to painting with oils course. In the time honoured tradition of learning from masters by copying their work, we will look to this diverse group of painters for inspiration and instruction. This course is designed to de-mystify the painting process so that the participants walk away with their own Group of Seven inspired painting and a greater sense of how they want to proceed on their own creative journey. For early to late beginner painters.
WHEN:October 18 - November 15, 2016
Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:30pm
COST: $250.00 + tax (includes foundation materials)