Art Courses

Details for "The Elements of Design: The Tools to Make Art"

INSTRUCTOR: Jan Crawford, AFCASpacer

MEDIUM:  Acrylic 

LEVEL:  Beginner & Intermediate

DAY:  September 8 & 9 2018

TIME:  9:30 AM - 4:30 PM 

LOCATION: Jericho Hill Centre, Vancouver

PRICING: Members $220 / Non-Members $270





The two-day workshop offers an overview of the elements of design, which are part of the foundational skills of what every artist should know.  Jan will delve deep into these concepts, allowing students to gain both theoretical knowledge and hands-on practice of these basic building blocks of the visual arts. 


Students will:

- Receive a booklet of information on design entitled Artist Connections

Artist Connections involves viewing historical and contemporary painting and discussing each element of design. Line, shape, form, value, space, texture, and colour as they appear in works of art.

·     - Explore a specific art experience for each design word using different mediums and exercises on different surfaces. The activity of focusing on each word will give a clear and visual understanding.

·      - Critiquing your own painting using the elements as a guide and critiquing work of other artists.





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


Workshop Location
Jericho Hill Centre 

4196 W 4th Ave, Vancouver BC, V6R 4J5

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


Artist Statement

Jan Crawford was born in Vancouver, BC but moved to Penticton where she was raised on an orchard setting.  She holds a Bachelor of Education with a major in Visual Arts from UBC, a printmaking graduate from Emily Carr University and AFCA Signature Status from the Federation of Canadian Artists.  Jan spent twenty years at Malsapina as a printmaker where she produced over 140 large colourful waterbased monotypes.  Many of these prints are in galleries, wineries and private homes.  A series of six large monotypes are part of the Kelowna Art Galleries private collection.  These prints were published in "Nexus: Histories and Communities".

Today Jan works in acylics.  Her recent work focuses on "preserve", giving attention to the iconic jars of the Okanagan - a symbol of cultural identity.  Crawford's work can be seen in Kelowna, Penticton, Calgary, the Vancouver International Airport, the Lakeside Resort and Okanagan wineries.  Jan has shown her work in Municipal as well as private galleries.  Recently Crawfords work was featured in Galleries West Magazine, summer addition 2016 under "Artists To Collect". 


Course Cost & Status

  • CAN$220.00
  • CAN$270.00 with Non-Member
Spots Available:
5+ spots available
Registration Open Since:
2018-06-19 00:00:00
Registration Closed Since:
2018-09-07 23:59:00
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