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: Mar 4 - Introduction to Acrylics with Susan Schaefer Have you ever wanted to try acrylic paints but didn’t know where to start? Then this course is for you! Working with a new medium can be somewhat intimidating.  In this class Susan will discuss everything you need to know...
Art Gems: Mar 11 - Flower Power - Watercolour with Carla Flegel You will explore the beginning watercolor skills that will give you a good start on managing the water in watercolor.  We will paint some pretty spring flowers to practice your new skills.  All supplies are included, and no...
Art Gems: Mar 18 - Botanical Dye Workshop Dye Techniques with Bonnie Lefebre Natural Botanical Dye Workshop Dye Techniques - Immersion and Resist ART GEM @ The MAC in Parksville Experience the magic of natural colour at the Natural Dye Workshop featuring Immersion and Resist Techniques to create your own...
Art Gems: Mar 25 - Mosaics Using Smalti with Debra Hagen Discover the possibilities for creating beautiful mosaics using smalti (coloured glass),  a traditional tesserae that has been used for thousands of years. In this class you will have the opportunity to work with both Italian and Mexican smalti to...
Art Gems: Apr 8 - The Thin and the Thick of it with Dennis Brown Dennis will demonstrate the process of building multiple layers on a painting. Participants will they explore this process by developing a painting with assistance from Dennis. They will go home with many new ideas and...
Art Gems: Apr 15 - Watercolours with Peggy Burkosky 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; however it works well to watch each stage of development and...
Art Gems: Apr 29 - Alla Prima Oils with Margery Blom Alla Prima is an Italian phrase that translates to ‘At first Attempt’, meaning a painting is completed in one sitting. Many famous artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet and Richard Schmid were masters in the art of Alla...
Art Gems: May 6 and 13 - The Art of the Horse with Joan Larson (2 part class) A step-by-step process from the initial drawing to creating a pastel painting of the horse.  NOTE:  This is a 2-day class running consecutive Mondays. Part 1 (May 6): “Getting It Right at the...
Art Gems: Sat May 25 - Keeping It Simple - Painting Workshop with Tom Shardlow 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 results....
Art Gems: May 27 - Introduction to Plein Air Painting with Dorota Goede Learn the ins and outs of drawing, perspective and sketching in preparation for plein air painting.  Drawings will be finished in ink and enhanced with watercolour wash.  We’ll also show you now to mount your paper on...
Art Gems: SAT Jun 1 - Silver Earrings with Karen Schmidt-Humiski Join renowned Artist and Silversmith, Karen Schmidt Humiski, in this exclusive, one day workshop where you will learn professional techniques to create two pair of your own sterling silver earrings, unique to you! Cost for this special workshop is...
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