- Session: Sept 22nd – Oct 27th (6 wks)
- Day/Time: Wednesday’s 5:30-8pm
- Instructor: Steve Chmilar
- Experience: Intermediate/Advanced
- Ages: 16+
- Cost: $270/ 6 classes
In this six-week course we will copy an old master portrait using similar methods that the world’s greatest painters have perfected over centuries. Get ready to learn as this workshop covers a great deal of information. Students will benefit from having experience with the fundamentals of traditional oil painting such as underpainting and grisaille as well as with the basic principles of drawing proportion and measurement. Supplies list to come.
Class size has been limited to 10 students following detailed Covid 19 policies and procedures. Please review these details Covid19 Plan
Steve Chmilar is one of Canada’s foremost New Contemporary painters. Since his debut show at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in 2011, he has painted full-time by selling his work internationally to private collectors. In 2012, he won best in show at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit (Canada’s largest juried exhibition) and Prix De La Meilleure Oeuvre (Prize for Best Work) Mtl en Arts in Montreal. Please view Steve’s bio in the instructors tab.
Steve Chmilar is one of Canada’s foremost New Contemporary painters. Since his debut show at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in 2011, he has painted full-time by selling his work internationally to private collectors. In 2012, he won best in show at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit (Canada’s largest juried exhibition) and Prix De La Meilleure Oeuvre (Prize for Best Work) Mtl en Arts in Montreal. He has been featured on HiFructose,com and John Dalton’s Gently Does it podcast. Recently, he placed as a top finalist out of thousands of international entries in two of the internets largest art competitions: the 2nd annual Jonathan LeVine projects Delusional Art Competition and the Beautiful Bizarre Magazines Art Prize.
Steve’s teaching style is patient and encouraging. “I strive to make a learning environment as relaxed as possible while giving out a lot of information. A light-hearted, low-pressure space that is full of positive energy is the best place to absorb new information and experiment”.
A primed painting panel that measures 14”x18”. Can be wood, canvas or canvas board. If there are no 14”x18”s available, 16”x20” is a second option.
Brushes: (same as beginner class)
-Flat or angle flat: small, medium to large or 8 to 20 or 1/4” to 1” (8mm to 24mm)
-Filbert: small to medium, 1 to 4 or 1/4” to 1/2” (8mm to 12mm)
-Round: very small to medium, 0 to 6, most importantly sizes 2 to 4.
First class: Raw and Burnt umber.
Second class: At least one white, this could be fast drying white, underpainting white or titanium white. Prussian Blue, transparent oxide/earth red, transparent oxide/earth yellow.
3rd – 6th class: cadmium yellow light (or equivalent), cadmium red light (or equivalent), alizarin crimson, raw sienna, burnt sienna, any black (ivory, lamp, mars).
Bring any extra paints that you have.
– Refined Linseed Oil. Any small quantity of any brand will do
– Mixing surface or palette of any kind
– Palette Knife: any small trowel shaped knife is ideal
– Rags or cloths. One or two is plenty
– Canva Paper 9×12 at least 2 sheets
Supplied by instructor during the first class will be as follows:
Notes on technical information and theory