Art Courses

Details for "The Principles of Design: How to Use the Tools"

INSTRUCTOR: Lalita Hamill, AFCA Spacer

MEDIUM:  Various

LEVEL:  Beginner & Intermediate

DAY:  October 12-14 2018

TIME:  9:30 AM - 4:30 PM 

LOCATION: Windsong CoHousing, Langley

PRICING: Members $330 / Non-Members $380



In a painting, composition generally refers to how the parts of the image relate to each other to create a whole.  The way in which a painting is composed and the way in which the painting’s elements work together to form a coherent whole is key to the success of a work of art in conveying its message and visually ‘hanging together’.  Few beginning artists use the principles of design, such as pattern, contrast, balance and rhythm, to their full advantage.


This 3-day workshop offers an overview of the principles of design, which are part of the foundational skills of what every artist should know.  In this informative class, Lalita 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.  She will provide examples of artists who structured the compositions of their paintings in ways that bring the viewer’s attention to the most important elements of the painting by encoding their work with a series of deliberate or intuited visual messages.  Participants will then apply this information to further assess photographs, paintings, and their own work.






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
Windsong CoHousing

20543 96 Ave, Langley, BC V1M 3W3

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



Thank you Lalita!!  Your creative analogies and detailed, step-by-step instruction demystify the painting process so it’s not overwhelming!”  N. Robinson 
It is impossible to reiterate how much I have learned today.  I will soak up anything Lalita provides” M. Frost
"Lalita is not only an outstanding artist, she is one of those rare people with the ability to teach.”  - C. Evens


Artist Statement

Lalita Hamill has been a professional artist for twelve years.  She is described by students as being an enthusiastic, knowledgeable person and born teacher who is able to appeal to all levels.  Lalita has a philosophy degree and learned traditional painting methods while attending the Vancouver Academy of Art.  She runs a successful atelier and art assessment program in the Fraser Valley, and is represented by Gallery 204.  Lalita values high quality, technique, creativity, persistence, curiosity, courgae, and artistic integrity.  "I paint and teach to gently awaken in myself and others that which has been lost, hidden, or buried." 



Course Cost & Status

  • CAN$330.00
  • CAN$380.00 with Non-Member
Spots Available:
5+ spots available
Registration Open Since:
2018-06-19 00:00:00
Registration Closes:
2018-10-09 23:59:00

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