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Details for "Brushwork with Paul Chizik"

2019_Chizik_PosterINSTRUCTOR: Paul Chizik

MEDIUM: Acrylic / Oil

LEVEL:  Beginner & Intermediate

DAY:  March 23 - 24, 2019

TIME:  9:30 AM - 4:30 PM 

LOCATION: Dene Croft Studios North Vancouver

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PRICING: Members $220 / Non-Members $270



Workshop Overview

Throughout the workshop, Paul will be doing demonstrations and hands-on instruction. This is the time tested method of teaching and learning. The handling and management of paint, the correct direction of brushstrokes, the density and bush-ability of paint and applied pressure are skills best learnt through observation.


Students will learn to copy and replicate the brush work and colors of Master Painters from the past. Starting with Tom Thomson as the first project to the second painting where students select their choice of a Master painting to copy from. Copying the brushwork form a variety of painters enables one to be more versatile and flexible. This will become a skill that is of great value when facing the challenges of a variety of subject matter. Often times painters become too familiar with their own techniques and paint application and it is always advisable to learn to adapt to methods of painting and brushwork not previously explored. The importance of the direction of brush work and how the eye moves around a painting will be explored.


Discussions and demonstrations will help students gain more confidence in the handling of oil paint, the use and choice of various brushes and how oil painting mediums impact the flow of paint. Oil painting concepts such as imprimatura, tonal methods, sight size measurements will be taught.


Class Objectives

Your first day will see you watching as Chizik completes a demonstration from a Master painting of Tom Thompson. You'll then be challenged to copy the piece under Chizik;s guidance.


Your second day involves setting your own bar to meet. Students will bring their own reproduction of a Masters painting to copy. Choose a painting with active and varied brushstrokes from either the  American or French Impressionist, Post Impressionist or Canadian Impressionist or Group of Seven.





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.

Course Cost & Status

Cost for Non-Members:
  • CAN$220.00
  • CAN$270.00 with Non-Member
Cost for Members:
  • CAN$220.00
  • CAN$270.00 with Non-Member
Spots Available:
5+ spots available
Registration Open Since:
2018-10-25 00:00:00
Registration Closed Since:
2019-03-22 23:59:00
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