TBA On the first Wednesday of every month, at 6:30 pm, a club member presents on a topic of interest. These sessions are held at St Andrew's Church hall.
Paint-outs at Beaupre Hall
November 7-8, 2020
Postponed until further notice:
Doug Swinton: Structuring a painting from the ground up. Learn the essentials to making a great painting including the big 5. Five things that will lead you to an exceptional painting.
February 2021 Marla Blackwell:
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 free painting.
This years Critiques evening are on:
Weekend Workshops at Beaupre Hall
The following are some of the outside artists and presenters that have joined us for past workshops:
Workshops - Recent:
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 .
October 23, 2019 Nancy Lynn Hughes - Colour theory.
September 25, 2019 Robert E. Wood - pallet knife with oil paints. . .
March 2 & 3, 2019
Feb 6 Guest Theme Night - Doug Smith: water colourist. Doug has traveled and painted from Canada to China to Italy. He paints from detailed sketches and notes made on site.
His watercolours are on 300lb Arches paper using only three transparent colours: cobalt blue, rose mater and aureolin yellow. Doug works wet-in-wet. The paint is mixed with water in dishes then he uses the table as his pallet. Paint is applied with 1.5” brushes then he finishes with calligraphy like strokes using a #2 rigger.
Important notes include drawing from the centre of interest and out, but, paint from the outside into the centre of interest last. Doug paints the fore and backgrounds then the mid-ground .
By using transparent colours, he is able to build up layers of subtle details (sometimes up to 22 washes). Doug focuses on painting shapes with connecting lines, five levels of values, repeating colours, and negative painting to bring out details.
or dwsmithart instagram
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: