In this five-week hands-on creative workshop, instructor Sally Jackson will explore colour, texture and design, using innovative techniques with gesso, embossed paper, pastels, and free application of fixative. Improvising readily and working abstractly, emphasis will be put on exploring emotion, harmony and dissonance through technique and composition. Throughout, participants will look at and talk about art now and through the ages, with specific reference to current exhibitions at Oakville Galleries. A visit to Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre will feature a workshop on the Centre's printing press to expand students' technical skills and creative production. This course will focus not only on fostering personal artistic growth, but on encouraging participants to see more when they look at artists' work and at the world around them. No previous experience necessary.
New Ways of Seeing, Expanded
- 28 October – 25 November 2017 | Registration closes: 20 October 2017
Saturdays, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
28 October – 25 November 2017
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens
1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville
Participants will spend one class visiting the Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre
1086 Burnhamthorpe Road East, Oakville
What to bring
Please wear a smock or apron and bring a small towel to keep hands and pastels clean; otherwise, all materials are provided.
Cancellation with a refund must be applied for at least 7 days before your program begins. Refunds are subject to a $15 administrative fee. There are no refunds for cancellations requested less than 7 days before the program begins. Please allow 2-4 weeks for refunds by cheque.
Sally Jackson, MPAC, considers colour her first passion. Working primarily with soft pastels, her approach to the medium is exploratory and innovative, drawing on the spontaneity and experimentation that pastels make possible. Much of her recent work explores depictions of rock, along with fossils, lichens, erosions, petroglyphs and other markers of time, as well as explorations in pure colour abstraction. She has taught at the Art Gallery of Burlington, Visual Arts Mississauga, Beaux-Arts Brampton, the Oakville Art Society and Joshua Creek Studio as well as many workshops for Pastel Artists Canada, where she is a Signature Member. Her paintings are held in collections in Canada, the US and the UK.