The MAC presents

Art Gems

A multi-faceted, selection of 'Gem' workshops providing a unique experience under the instruction of well-known Vancouver Island Artists.

Art Gems

Art Gems - Rough & Tough with Dennis Brown Sat Sep 14, 10 am - 2 pm This workshop is about adding different surface features to your acrylic painting that will add some complex marks, shapes, and texture. Dennis will conduct a short demo and bring examples of his work....
Art Gems - Painting with Pencil with Nicholas Pearce Sat Sep 21, 10 am-2 pm Painting with Pencil is a one-day class that teaches you to build a tonal image from just greyscale using Nicholas' scribble technique. 3D effects, even when using colour, are created by greyscale (the tone of...
Art Gems - Pastels with Joan Larson Welcome to world of Soft Pastels.  We will explore the dynamic range of possibilities with this marvellous medium.    Learn basic layering and application techniques and how to let your paper work for you.  We will also work with underpainting techniques, making your...
Art Gems - I ♥ Pop Ups with Trisha Klus Sat Oct 19, 10 am - 2 pm Who doesn't love pop-ups? In this one-day class participants will learn how to make a variety of entertaining pop-up mechanisms. These will form the pages of our book, protected with a soft...
Art Gems - Watercolours: Streams & Ponds, Reflections & Foliagewith Peggy Burkosky Sat Oct 26, 10 am - 2 pm We will all work with the same subject of a coastal waterscape scene. This watercolour session is designed to paint along with the instructor. You are welcome to paint independently...
Art Gems - Mixed Media Mosaics with Debra Hagen Sat Nov 2, 10 am - 2 pm In this class students will have the opportunity to use the most coveted of mosaic material, Italian and Mexican smalti. This glass tile comes in many different colours and is treasured for its...
Art Gems - Keeping it Simple with Tom Shardlow Sat Nov 15, 10 am - 2pm Painting can be one of the most difficult and complex of undertakings. There are many rules, all of which can be broken. However, keeping it simple can cut through the confusion and produce rewarding...
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