April 13-14, 2019 -- Two-day Dreamscapes Class in Port Coquitlam, BC!

Colours Art Supply & Framing Saturday, April 13th, 2019 & Sunday, April 14th, 2019
2567 Lougheed Hwy
Port Coquitlam, BC
V3B 1B4

Class time is from 9:30am - 4:30pm both days with a one hour break for lunch.

Dreamscapes Workshop - 2 Day Workshop  April 13-14

Workshop Description:You see things; and you say, “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say, “Why not?” –George Bernard Shaw.

Dreamscapes: Rich scenes or landscapes that captivate the imagination with the strangeness and mystery that is characteristic of a dream.

This two-day workshop focuses on imaginative investigations in paint and collage. We’ll be transforming everyday images into something surreal and strange through a combination of collage, image transfers and paint, bringing all of these elements together and creating expressive dreamlike mixed media artworks.

 A strong emphasis on creative compositions, advanced mark making, and explorations into a variety of paint techniques will have you taking your artistry to the next level. We’ll spend our time balanced between working intuitively and deliberately. We’ll play without obsessing about a specific outcome, allowing us the freedom to leave our inner critic behind. Bring your assortment of imagery and that box of ephemera that you’ve been collecting forever and we will incorporate them into your canvas, elevating them from the ordinary to the extraordinary, because “life is but a dream…”


 Some of the specific skills we’ll be tackling in this workshop include:

-paint techniques, choosing colours, mixing colours, and combining paint with collage objects.
-image transfer techniques
-the elements of a surreal painting/composition
-creating a skyline and finding the horizon
-collage techniques
-combining elements from discordant sources and creating a unified composition that is dynamic

Look at the gallery below to see just a small sampling of what past students accomplished in this class.