Art Courses

Details for "Creating Dynamic Design from Photographs"

INSTRUCTOR: Liz Wiltzen, SFCA, OPA   Spacer
MEDIUM: Oils & Acrylics
DAY/TIME: May 25-27th 2018       
LEVEL: Intermediate to                              Advanced
PRICING: Members $360/Non-Members $410
LOCATION: Semiahmoo Arts Facility, South  Surrey
Visiting us from Banff, Alberta, Liz will be leading this 3 day course which covers important design considerations and introduces clear thought processes to launch from when working from photo reference. You will explore key concepts for seeing the potential in your photos, so that you can build on them to create strong, compelling paintings.
There will be several exercises designed to break you out of the “copying the photo idea”, providing you with several new approaches for your toolkit. In addition you will achieve greater clarity on what photos have potential and which are better left unpainted – and why.
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In addition to 25 years working as a professional artist, Liz is also a Certified Life Coach. She brings her training in this area to uncovering each individual student’s creative challenges, helping them get clear on what their unique obstacles and strengths are, and giving them tools to move forward powerfully in their artistic journey.
“Art is the transmittable, personal impression of one quality in the quantity before us. It is the ability to determine consciously what it is that interests him, and why, that differentiates the artist from the art student.” – John Carlson
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Artist Bio:
Liz Wiltzen has been painting professionally for over 20 years, and teaching extensively for the last 5. Throughout her career, she has found that what invigorates, captivates and entertains her is challenge, and she recognizes that in order to meet new challenges with confidence, a strong grounding in fundamentals is essential. This has led her to dedicate a large part of her painting focus toward honing key foundational skills. She believes painting should be both disciplined and playful, and that joy in the process should be a high priority.
Through study with accomplished artists as well as a personal commitment to continually growing as a painter, Liz has discovered an approach to painting that is both skillful and liberating. She is passionate about helping other artists do the same, and this has inspired her to develop a method of teaching that is accessible and hugely transformative for her students, no matter what their current level of ability.
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Course Cost & Status

Cost for Non-Members:
Cost for Members:
Spots Available:
3 of 16 spots available
Registration Open Since:
2018-01-22 00:00:00
Registration Closed Since:
2018-05-21 23:59:00
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