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Adult Art Workshops

Calgary Art Workshops for Adults & Seniors. Stay in touch!

Adults & Seniors
Beginners & Advanced
All mediums

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Introduction to Gelatin Plate Printing - Teen & Adults!

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Gelatin Plate Printing has taken the art world by storm. Create your own unique prints as GOLDEN Artist Educator Ashley Gaboury leads participants through the basic steps of monoprinting using a Gel printing plate and OPEN Acrylics. Discover how to layer and use the Gel plate effectively.

Beginner - Advanced Welcome

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March 2, 10:00 - 2:00 pm

Paint Mount Rundle | In Acrylic

Mt. Rundle.

Join Heather Pant March 2, 2024 as we create in her unique style an Abstract Impressionist Painting of Mount Rundle in Acrylics. Fun, fast paced, and informative this class is limited to 12 Participants and will be held at Swinton's Art Supply in Calgary Alberta Saturday Mar 2, 2024 from 12 pm to 4. Open to all Skill Levels. Group and 1 on 1 Instruction.

Beginner - Advanced Welcome

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March 2, 12:00 - 4:00 PM

Price: $200

20 Paintings in 2.5 Days | With Doug Swinton

Paint brushes with oil paint on them with different colours.

Painting with an open mind. Learn to make bold decisions on the fly without agonizing over them. What they will learn: From the reference photos I provide, you will learn to get over fears in painting by making bold decisions quickly. Using daring compositions and simple block-in techniques you will paint 20 paintings in 2.5 days with no fear.

Intermediate - Advanced Welcome

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Price: $185

March 8, 6:00 - 8:00
March 9, 10:00 - 4:00
March 10
, 10:00 - 4:00

Landscapes In Watercolour! With Azzi Tehrani

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A step-by-step practical guide on how to paint vibrant landscapes,
leaving you free to explore subject and technique. Discover the
joy of mixing on a palette and harness the power of the
interaction of colour on paper. You will learn  how to choose a subject, how to use photographs as your reference, how to design and plan your composition, how to identify and choose colours, how to mix watercolours and how to paint in layers and enjoy the process.

Beginner - Advanced Welcome

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Price: $99

March 16, 2024
12:00 - 3:00

Calligraphy Workshop! With Margaret Van Diest

Calligraphy writing on paper with a red background.

This session is a two hour introduction to the Uncial alphabet. It is all Capitals and at a constant 30 degree pen anle and very upright.It is the script that was written in the 8th Century AD and is dominant in the Book of Kells. You may wish to look this up to have an idea of what this alphabet is about!

Instructor: Margaret Van Diest
Beginners - Intermediate Welcome

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Price: $39.95

March 17, 2024
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Painting a Portrait in Oils | With Nathalie Lahey

Collage of four portraint paintings.

The focus of this workshop is to create a portrait (reference provided or a photo of your choosing) in oils. Join Artist Nathalie Lahey as she teaches you techniques on how to build up your portrait painting. If you've ever wanted to create a portrait or improve on your portraiture skills, this is the class for YOU!

Beginners - Intermediate Welcome

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Price: $249

April 5 - May 10, 2024
6 Week Workshop
Every Friday Morning
From 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sketchbooking | With Lori Lukasewich

Sketchbook with a drawing of a tree on it.

The more you do this, the faster your skills build, no kidding. Use it for journalling, practicing techniques, planning projects, whatever you like. Keeping a sketchbook is a terrific tool for improving all your artwork. Which materials work best, how to begin, proceed and advance. Let’s get into it!

Beginners - Intermediate Welcome

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Price: $90

April 6, 2024
From 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Mixed Media and Faux Encaustic Effects · Adults & Teens!

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Delve into Mixed Media, including Collage and Image Transfer techniques. Utilize acrylics to create a myriad of Mixed Media and Encaustic-like effects. Artists are compelled by texture, but there are many to choose from and various techniques to use effectively. Join GOLDEN Artist Educator Ashley Gaboury as she guides you in exploring the versatility of acrylics using Mediums, Gels and Pastes. This session will focus on utilizing and understanding different products, techniques, and tools. 

Beginners - Advanced Welcome

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
10:00 - 2:00 pm

Paint Your Own Still Life, From Life | Oil or Acrylic

Still life painting of garlic cloves.

In a direct approach to painting our beautiful still lifes, we’ll explore how to set up our own still life and pay close attention to major concepts such as light and beautiful paint quality to create a stunning painting. What makes a beautiful painting? This is one of the thought provoking ‘ideas’ we’ll be exploring in this challenging and eye-opening 2-Day workshop. I like to keep things “Simple” A process more about painting relationships and ideas, than formulas.

Some experience - Advanced Welcome

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April 20, 9:30 - 4:30 pm
April 21, 9:30 - 4:30 pm

Price: $199

Soapstone Carving 2024 | With Vance Theoret

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A fun and light approach to working with soapstone stone. You will carve your own piece of stone while Vance guides you through the process of shaping, carving and polishing, helping solve the challenges you encounter at each phase.  Each student will come away from this workshop with a finished piece and with a better sense of how to see and execute in the 3D. No skills are required other than to be willing to have fun!

Beginner - Advanced Welcome

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Price: $275

April 27, 9:30 - 4:00 pm
April 28, 10:00 - 4:00 pm

Land, Sea and Sky | Oil or Acrylic

Collage of landscap and seascape paintings.

The focus of this workshop is on landscape composition and colour. You will create oil or acrylic (your choice) paintings of prairies, foothills, and seascapes distinguished by a harmonious play of light and colour in a bold and realistic style.

Intermediate - Advanced Welcome

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Price: $225

April 27, 10:00 - 4:00 pm
April 28, 10:00 - 4:00 pm

Golden Textures Demonstration!

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Discover the possibilities of modifying your acrylic paints with Mediums, Gels, and Pastes! This event focuses on GOLDEN’s vast array of Acrylic Mediums, Gels, & Pastes. Gain a broad understanding of each product and the unique qualities each has to offer for building up volume which can be translucent to opaque.

Beginners - Advanced Welcome

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Price: FREE

May 3, 2024
6:30 - 8:00 pm


Abstract Acrylic Landscape Workshop!

Abstract Acrylic Landscape Painting.

Using Golden Coarse Molding Paste and Golden Fluid Acrylics, learn how to incorporate texture to evoke a simple yet dramatic landscape. In this 1-day workshop showcasing Golden Coarse Molding Paste as a fabulous texture for creating unique and refined acrylic paintings, local artist Samantha Williams-Chapelsky will be your guide as you create your very own luscious landscape on 16 x 20” panel. 

Beginners - Advanced Welcome

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Price: $99

May 4, 2024
10:00 - 3:00 pm


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