Workshops / Presentations:
Paint-outs at Beaupre Hall
Foothills Art Club - Critique Nights
On the third Wednesday of every month, bring along any artwork that you would like feedback on strengths or helpful suggestions on weaknesses. A club volunteer will lead each critique session. Participation in the critique is optional. 7:pm for approximately 15 minutes then open painting.
This year's Critique evenings are on:
March 6 with Doug Swinton
Weekend Workshops at Beaupre Hall
The following are some of the outside artists and presenters that have joined us for past workshops:
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Workshops - Past:
Marla Blackwell workshop on Landscape Painting.
Marla demonstrated in oil, the painting of the Heritage Hill Barn. She emphasize using a limited palette of primary colours with warms and cool hues. Marla starts her designs with a value study using Tombow pens, blocking in the simplified shapes. The following video is 2:30 minutes.
Marla donated proceeds of the evening to club as a founding member. Thank you Marla
February 15, 2023
Sharon Massen - techniques of the Old Masters . . .
It was very informative and inspiring to see the process and her work.
March 11, 2020
Nancy Lynn Hughes - Critique night
Feb 1-2, 2020 Marla Blackwell:
A big shout out to Marla Blackwell!
Thank you for the great weekend where you inspired members of the Foothills Art Club in the “Landscapes leaning toward the abstract” workshop.
Nov 6 , 2019 Anne McGilvary - drawing trees demo
Anne helped us see the trees in the forest, how to watch for the three bears amont the cones, cubes and balls. Shadow, texture and structure are a mater of perspective from nature's point of view.
The following are some of the art resources she brought in to show us. Many of these are available from the public library system, as well as, from Amazon or your favourite new/used book stores.
November 2019 - The Foothills’s Art Club is grateful to Doug Swinton for sharing his knowledge, expertise, and humour at this weekend’s workshop, “Drawing for Painters“.
We are truly inspired by his kind words and insight. A fabulous weekend! Thank you Doug, and see you next year.
Read Doug's article : Begin With Dominance .
Nov 28 Theme Night - Jeff Mackenzie: Making Mountains
April 12, 2018 Anne McGilvary - How to Framing workshop. Anne recommended purchasing professional Framing Hardware and Point gun ex. Fletcher. She demonstrated the proper method applying Paper backing: