Art Courses

2019 Summer Programming

Below is a list of courses for which you can enroll. To see more information about course status or to register for the course/workshop, click on the course title.

GOLDEN A-Z of Acrylics with Shari Pratt

Cost: By Donation

The Federation's 2019 Summer Programming is a series of low cost or no cost events, designed to help artists in their practice and professional development. From product demos to industry panels, with hands on and off sessions, take an evening, learn something new or develop a skill with the Federation of Canadian Artists. 

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Monday 3rd June

6.00 PM - 8.00 PM

Golden A-Z of Acrylics with Shari Pratt

Location: 1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver

GOLDEN product demonstration

By Donation with freebies!

Register soon to reserve your space. 

 

This lecture packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. Gain information about mineral and modern pigments and how this relates to clean color mixing, glazing and the creation of fabulous new colors. Learn the unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body, OPEN and High Flow Acrylics. Discover Interference and Iridescent paints for unusual effects. Get a comprehensive overview on the many Gels & Mediums and how they can change texture, saturation and intensity of color, used for sculptural effects and more. The lecture includes a review of Grounds that create truly, contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing, pastel, digital printing and mixed media.Each lecture includes an array of examples of these materials put to use. Attendees leave the lecture enthusiastic to explore the extensive potential of acrylic painting! The lecture also includes a brief introduction to our non-acrylic products, Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors and QoR Watercolor. All participants will receive a free information packet, hand-painted color charts and a bag of free Golden product samples to take home!

 

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Registration

Register online by clicking "Register Now" at the bottom of the screen, by phone 604-681-2744, or at the Federation Gallery, Tues - Sun, 10am - 5pm


Refund & Cancellation Policy
We require full payment at the time of registration. You may withdraw until 4 weeks prior to the workshop start date and receive a full refund. No refunds will be allowed after this date.
We reserve the right to change or cancel any of our educational programs. If we cancel a workshop, a full refund will be given to all registrants. In the event the instructor is unavailable, either an alternate instructor with similar credentials.

Register Now

 

Grant Writing Success: a ‘how-to’ for winning at the grant game.

Cost: CAN$25.00

The Federation's 2019 Summer Programming is a series of low cost or no cost events, designed to help artists in their practice and professional development. From product demos to industry panels, with hands on and off sessions, take an evening, learn something new or develop a skill with the Federation of Canadian Artists. 

 

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Monday 24th June

6.00 PM - 8.00 PM

Grant Writing Success: a ‘how-to’ for winning at the grant game 

with Mary Ann S. Anderson

Grant Writing Workshop

 

Writing a successful grant application can often be a challenge – both for long-time applicants, as well as newcomers to the process. Funding guidelines priorities can often be challenging to decipher, and with an increasingly competitive grant environment can make success even tougher to achieve.

For all those who need some guidance on successful grant writing, this is the workshop for you. In the workshop, facilitator Mary Ann Anderson (Little Dog Creative Consulting) will translate what the funder really means in their guidelines language, identify ‘red flag’ language to avoid, and go through the best ways to make your application speak directly to what each funder is looking for. The workshop will provide a clear road-map to creating a successful application – for both first-timers and long-time grant recipients.

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Mary Ann S. Anderson is a Vancouver-based arts administrator, who has worked in the local cultural community since 1989. A graduate of the University of Toronto’s Arts Administration Program, Mary Ann has been the Executive Director of a number of organizations, including arts service groups, galleries, artist cooperatives and municipal government agencies.

Mary Ann has considerable experience in public fundraising, and in the development of fundraising plans; in addition, she was responsible for the delivery of the North Vancouver municipal granting program working with 50+ arts organizations over the course of 12 years. She has forged successful relationships with funding agencies across the country in the course of her career.

Mary Ann is the founder of Little Dog Creative Consulting (2005), which provides consulting services for over 130+ clients in the areas of arts management, organizational planning, capacity building and public fundraising.

 

Registration

Register online by clicking "Register Now" at the bottom of the screen, by phone 604-681-2744, or at the Federation Gallery, Tues - Sun, 10am - 5pm


Refund & Cancellation Policy
We require full payment at the time of registration. You may withdraw until 4 weeks prior to the workshop start date and receive a full refund. No refunds will be allowed after this date.
We reserve the right to change or cancel any of our educational programs. If we cancel a workshop, a full refund will be given to all registrants. In the event the instructor is unavailable, either an alternate instructor with similar credentials.

Register Now

 

Public Speaking for Artists with Rylan Oleksyn

Cost: CAN$30.00

The Federation's 2019 Summer Programming is a series of low cost or no cost events, designed to help artists in their practice and professional development. From product demos to industry panels, with hands on and off sessions, take an evening, learn something new or develop a skill with the Federation of Canadian Artists. 

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Monday 8th July

6.30 PM - 9.00 PM

Public Speaking for Artists with Rylan Oleksyn of Public Speaking Vancouver

$30.00

Register soon to reserve your space. 

 

Have you ever found yourself wishing you could approach galleries and clients more confidently? 
 
Or speak to your work and your practice without fumbling over the words?
 
Have you wanted to teach but aren't sure how to deliver content to a class?
 
Or been asked to speak at a conference or convention but the thought of projecting to a crowd made you decline an offer?
 
If you have, you aren't alone. Edward Hopper often said "If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint".
 
Painting confidently and presenting confidently are two different methods of communication. So although we are expressive and creative people by nature, articulating ourselves as artists can often be quite challenging.
 
As romantic as Hopper's sentiment is, not being able to communicate and present well can affect your acceptance into exhibitions, reception by clients and galleries and involvement in the greater arts community.
 
Join Rylan Oleksyn, founder of Public Speaking Vancouver as he shares with you tips and methods of how to speak one-one-one or in public and deliver content clearly and confidently.
 
During the class, you'll learn skills and techniques demonstrated by Rylan and put your newfound knowledge into action through a series of practical in-class exercises.Participants can expect to walk away with strategies for speaking confidently in a variety of settings for a variety of audiences.

 

 

Registration

Register online by clicking "Register Now" at the bottom of the screen, by phone 604-681-2744, or at the Federation Gallery, Tues - Sun, 10am - 5pm


Refund & Cancellation Policy
We require full payment at the time of registration. You may withdraw until 4 weeks prior to the workshop start date and receive a full refund. No refunds will be allowed after this date.
We reserve the right to change or cancel any of our educational programs. If we cancel a workshop, a full refund will be given to all registrants. In the event the instructor is unavailable, either an alternate instructor with similar credentials.

Register Now

 

Navigating Commissions - with Kathy Traeger, SFCA

Cost: CAN$25.00

The Federation's 2019 Summer Programming is a series of low cost or no cost events, designed to help artists in their practice and professional development. From product demos to industry panels, with hands on and off sessions, take an evening, learn something new or develop a skill with the Federation of Canadian Artists. 

 

Monday 19th August

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6.30 PM - 9.00 PM

Navigating Commissions

- Taking Fear out of the Equation

with Kathy Traeger, SFCA

$25.00

Register soon to reserve your space.

 

Have you been asked for a commission but turned the opportunity down because you weren't sure about the process?

 

Wondering how to start offering commissioned artwork for sale?

 

Maybe you've done a few commissions, but would like to know how to streamline the process and offer a more professional level of service?

 

This session is ideal for artists interested in taking on commissions.

 

Kathy Traeger spent 32 years in the design industry and was a freelance graphic designer for the last 16 years of them before transitioning to full time painter.

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Freelance work and commissioned art share many common factors when making the pitch or dealing directly with clients. Presenting clean, professional, organized sketches showcasing the progress of piece is key to keeping control of the project while at the same time keeping the client informed and feeling like they are part of the process.

 

Kathy will walk you through her process for handling commissions successfully.

 

She will share with you her tips and tricks on making the commission go smoothly and professionally.  These tips will help the artist develop good habits at the beginning of their careers that will carry them forward for years to come.

 

We will cover everything from the initial basic contract or client contact to presenting professional concept sketches for the first and second stage of the approval process and then finish up with the final piece shown in a certificate of authenticity.

 

Each attendee will receive a handout outlining all of Kathy’s steps to take away with them.

 

Registration

Register online by clicking "Register Now" at the bottom of the screen, by phone 604-681-2744, or at the Federation Gallery, Tues - Sun, 10am - 5pm


Refund & Cancellation Policy
We require full payment at the time of registration. You may withdraw until 4 weeks prior to the workshop start date and receive a full refund. No refunds will be allowed after this date.
We reserve the right to change or cancel any of our educational programs. If we cancel a workshop, a full refund will be given to all registrants. In the event the instructor is unavailable, either an alternate instructor with similar credentials.

Register Now

 

Sculpture Society of British Columbia

Cost: By Donation

The Federation's 2019 Summer Programming is a series of low cost or no cost events, designed to help artists in their practice and professional development. From product demos to industry panels, with hands on and off sessions, take an evening, learn something new or develop a skill with the Federation of Canadian Artists. 

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Monday 22nd July

6.30 PM - 9.00 PM

Sculpture Society of British Columbia

with David C. Walker,

Entry by Donation

Register soon to reserve your space.

 

"To take a block of stone and make into something that looks soft and asks to be touched, brings me joy!" - David C. Walker

 

Sculpture is the newest accepted art form at the Federation, and we are delighted to have the Sculpture Society of British Columbia involved for our 2019 sculpture projects.

 

To give artists greater insight to this practice, SSBC member David C. Walker will be giving a talk about the society, his influences and background.

 

A passionate advocate for sculpture, as a child David played with oil based clay with his two younger brothers.  In later life, as a cell biologist he used two dimensional images to try to understand three dimensional structures for over forty years. David began carving stone with Alberto Replanski in 1998 and has continued after his passing.

 

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This presentation will cover an introduction to the Sculpture Society of British Columbia, and insight into David's practice, materials, techniques and his journey as an artist.

 

Join us for an evening of discovery!

 

 

 

 

 

Registration

Register online by clicking "Register Now" at the bottom of the screen, by phone 604-681-2744, or at the Federation Gallery, Tues - Sun, 10am - 5pm

 

Register Now

 

Industry Panel Discussion: How to Approach Galleries

Cost: CAN$25.00

The Federation's 2019 Summer Programming is a series of low cost or no cost events, designed to help artists in their practice and professional development. From product demos to industry panels, with hands on and off sessions, take an evening, learn something new or develop a skill with the Federation of Canadian Artists. 

 

Monday 9th September

6.30 PM - 9.00 PM

Industry Panel Discussion

Various Speakers

$25.00

 

Back by popular demand, the Federation of Canadian Artists Industry Panel Discussion. Registration for this panel fills quickly. Register soon to avoid disappointment.

 

For this panel , the Federation of Canadian Artists brings together three experienced industry professionals, to share with you their stories, wisdom and expectations on how artists should best prepare and approach galleries when developing their professional career, with a Q&A period for those burning questions you've been waiting to be ask.  

 

Attendees are encouraged to submit questions beforehand to education@artists.ca. Please make the subject line "Questions for Industry Panel Discussion"

 

Registrants can expect to walk away with a greater sense of understanding from key individuals in the industry and some good tips and tools they can put to use to help build their career as an artist.

 

2019 Panellists

 

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 Kevan Seng - Gallerist

Capulet Art Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Panellist - Coming Soon

 

3rd Panellist - Coming Soon

 

Registration

Register online by clicking "Register Now" at the bottom of the screen, by phone 604-681-2744, or at the Federation Gallery, Tues - Sun, 10am - 5pm


Refund & Cancellation Policy
We require full payment at the time of registration. You may withdraw until 4 weeks prior to the workshop start date and receive a full refund. No refunds will be allowed after this date.
We reserve the right to change or cancel any of our educational programs. If we cancel a workshop, a full refund will be given to all registrants. In the event the instructor is unavailable, either an alternate instructor with similar credentials.

Register Now

 

Create Compelling Light with Gaye Adams

Cost: CAN$330.00

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Gaye Adams, SFCA

MEDIUM: Acrylic / Oil
LEVEL: 

Beginner & Intermediate

DAY:  June 19 - 21, 2019

TIME: 9:30AM - 4:30PM 

LOCATION: BC Alliance for Arts and Culture

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PRICING: Members $330 

Non-Members $380

 

 

 

Workshop Overview

 

In this three day course you will explore how to create the illusion of light on the canvas.  "It is all about value and color relationships, and getting them exactly right" - Adams says.

 

Gaye will provide a photo reference for the first day of the class for the students to paint along with. This reference and working piece will be an aid and a visual learning tool used to demonstrate the principles presented throughout the class.

 

There will be a brief color mixing demonstration to get students off on the right foot, then you will dive straight into painting, first from Gaye's photo references, then from your own.

 

Taking original reference photographs that will translate well into paintings full of light is another consideration the class can expect to cover as well.  There will be several demonstrations during the course of the class, with instruction delivered as individualized coaching at the easel.

 

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Registration

Register online by clicking "Register Now" at the bottom of the screen, by phone 604-681-2744, or at the Federation Gallery, Mon - Sun, 10am - 4pm

 

Refund & Cancellation Policy
We require full payment at the time of registration. You may withdraw until 4 weeks prior to the workshop start date and receive a full refund. No refunds will be allowed after this date.
We reserve the right to change or cancel any of our educational programs. If we cancel a workshop, a full refund will be given to all registrants. In the event the instructor is unavailable, either an alternate instructor with similar credentials

Register Now