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2023_Liza Visagie

STUDIO MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

WITH LIZA VISAGIE

Saturdays (6 sessions), twice a month,

Starting January 21st - March 25th

Mentoring Hrs: 10.00 AM - 2.00 PM

Federation Academy on Granville Island

Members $590 | Non-Members $640

 

Studio mentorships are your opportunity to work with a professional artist in the Federation Academy on Granville Island. You’ll meet with Liza twice per month throughout January, February and March to work on your paintings, ask questions and further develop your practice.

 

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2023_James Koll

LANDSCAPES IN WATERCOLOURS

WITH JAMES KOLL, SFCA

Saturday and Sunday, February 4th-5th

10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

Federation Academy on Granville Island 

Members $290 | Non-Members $340

 

In this course, you will learn how to paint realistic landscapes and seascapes in watercolour that capture the light and atmosphere of the natural environment. James will demonstrate how to break this often difficult medium down into manageable steps, applying clean washes and confident brushstrokes. 

 

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2023_Andrew McDermott

 

 

STUDIO MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

WITH ANDREW MCDERMOTT, SFCA

Fridays (6 sessions), twice a month,

Starting March 17th - May 26th

Mentoring Hrs: 10.00 AM - 2.00 PM

Federation Academy on Granville Island

Members $590 | Non-Members $640

 

Studio mentorships are your opportunity to work with a professional artist in the Federation Academy on Granville Island. You’ll meet with Liza twice a month throughout January, February and March to work on your paintings, ask questions and further develop your practice.

 

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REGISTER HERE

 

   
2023 Linda Bell

PLAYING WITH ABSTRACTION IN MIXED MEDIA STILL LIFE WITH LINDA BELL, SFCA

Saturday and Sunday, March 18th-19th

10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

Federation Academy on Granville Island

Members $290 | Non-Members $340

 

This workshop is suitable for artists who are comfortable and familiar with acrylics and who are excited about moving towards abstraction and playing with a variety of materials. Demonstrations will be interspersed throughout the workshop followed by time to practice and ask questions.

 

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2023_David Goatley

 

 

PAINTING A SELF PORTRAIT

WITH DAVID GOATLEY, SFCA

Saturday and Sunday, April 1st-2nd

10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

Federation Academy on Granville Island

Members $320 | Non-Members $370

 

It is said that we should know ourselves and there is no better way of challenging our skills than with a self portrait. Through instruction, demonstration, and lots of individualized teaching David will cover composition, colour mixing, proportions of the head and observation. 

 

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2023_Javid Tabatabaei

WATERCOLOR WEEKEND WORKSHOP

WITH JAVID TABATABEI

Saturday and Sunday, April 22nd-23rd

10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

Federation Academy on Granville Island

Members $150 for one day | $270 for both days

 

Javid's work explores a variety of genres, including rural and urban landscapes, still life and abstraction. In his two day workshop participants will learn how to paint vibrant and dynamic urban  landscapes and still lifes. Register for individual workshop days or sign up for both days and receive a discount!

 

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Education forms a key part of our mission. We have therefore worked hard to provide high-quality classes and workshops at reasonable prices. All our instructors are themselves professional artists with years of teaching experience.  If you are intersted in teaching with the FCA click here.

 

REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY:

Withdrawal from a workshop may be done until 4 weeks prior to the program start date to receive a full refund (minus a deposit IF the program expressly states that it has a non-refundable deposit). No refunds will be allowed after this cut-off. After this date you may transfer your registration to another student. The FCA reserves the right to change or cancel any of its educational programs. If we cancel a course, a full refund will be given to all registrants. In the event the instructor is unavailable, either an alternate instructor with similar credentials or a make-up workshop may be arranged.