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Baxter Arts Centre

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3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada
http://baxterartscentre.org/

January 2019

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January 20, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada
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Improv Classes for Kids #1

January 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until February 24, 2019

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada
$150

A six week introduction to the fundamentals of improvisation comedy for kids aged 9 – 13. Instructors Julianne Snepsts and Lenny Epstein will lead the group in fun activities and exercises, focusing on listening, team work and being silly! The games and scene work will provide skills useful in future acting, music, dance performance and develop confidence. About Lenny and Julianne: With substantial improv and teaching experience, these two members of the County’s Artisanal Comedy Troupe Taste That! have studied…

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Creative Hands Open Studio

January 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada

Feeling creative? Join us for an afternoon of creativity and conversation. Work on your chosen art form – quilting, knitting, rug hooking, creating miniatures, sketching, painting, or … ?! Work among the friendly encouragement of others. Everyone is welcome from beginner to accomplished. Cost: Registration not required. No admission fee. Donations to the Baxter Arts Centre kindly accepted. Contact: For further information please call Sandy Smith @ 613-393-2296

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After-School Preparatory Music – Winter

January 22, 2019 @ 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:45pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 26, 2019

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada

This 45 minute class is a hands on learning experience for children. Using a combination of techniques from Orff, Dalcroze eurythmics and Kodaly this program incorporates many of the arts and is often referred to as a “holistic” approach to music teaching. Singing, movement and dance, drama, games, puppets, storytelling, and the playing and exploration of percussion instruments are all a part of these classes. The teaching of beat and rhythm are a constant and depending on the age and…

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Baby/Pre-School Music & Preparatory Music – Winter

January 23, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada

This 45 minute class is packed with singing, movement, bouncing games, finger and toe plays, storytelling, puppets and activities using simple musical instruments. Every class starts with a hello and ends with a lullaby and cuddles. Adult accompaniment is mandatory, so come prepared to run, gallop and sit on the floor along with your child. The adults as well as the children will learn new songs, games and rhymes that they will be able to enjoy at home. Music education…

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January 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada
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Yin & Yang Yoga (Winter #1)

January 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada

Come back to balance with this combination Yin and Yang yoga. Yin/Yang yoga allows for a foundation for inner and outer balance. Through active and passive poses students connect with their inner messenger and learn how to nurture themselves. Hot stones are incorporated during savasana giving a spa like feel to the class. A perfect way to end a busy day.   Cost: $85 for 7 weeks or Drop In $15/class Registration before first class in each session   Contact: Email Carrie…

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Baxter Arts Centre drawing

Life Drawing Winter Series

January 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada

A nude live model poses for short periods starting at 1 minute and increasing in time to 20 minutes. Recommended for adults who want to work on drawing/painting the figure in any medium. All skill levels welcome. No instruction, just mutual encouragement and support. Tables, chairs and drawing donkeys are available.  With your permission, we will include your email address on our weekly information list which will provide the name of the model for the upcoming session and other news related to…

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Kato Wake’s ‘Pop Up’ Open Studio, Private Coaching (Winter #1)

January 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada
painting by laurie gruer

Begin the week on the right foot! Define your own style, get one-to-one feedback, and have fun painting on Monday morning and/or afternoon. Anything goes. This is an open studio class, combined with personal coaching so you can work at your own speed in a relaxed and happy atmosphere. All levels welcome.  Dates: Mondays, 14 & 28 January, 11 February, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm; and/or 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  Cost: One class, either 10:00 am - 1:00 pm; or 2:00…

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February 2019

Studio Mentoring with Elizabeth Hutchinson

February 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until February 15, 2019

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada
$90

Bring your work in progress, or your ideas and materials for new work to this class for encouragement, mentorship, and practical painting help getting your ideas on the canvas. This class is meant to help painters gain new practical knowledge, solve common painting problems and learn to paint quickly and with confidence. Dates (Four Sessions): Session #1: Fridays – February 1, 8 and 15, (3 weeks), 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; or, Session #2: Fridays – March 22 and 29, April…

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Painting Techniques in Oil & Acrylic

February 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 15, 2019

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada

Join Elizabeth Hutchinson for a demonstration of a new painting technique each of the session’s three days followed by a guided practice exercise to learn each technique, and one on one instruction.   Dates: Fridays – February 1, 8 and 15, (3 weeks), 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Cost: Three week session – $90.   a.unii-listing-button { display: inline-block; margin-bottom: 0; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; box-sizing: border-box; text-decoration: none; margin-bottom: 0; font-family: sans-serif; } a.unii-medium { padding: 11px 19px; font-size: 17.5px;…

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Private Event

February 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada
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Private Event

February 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada
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Professional Preparatory Artist Workshops

February 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:00pm, repeating indefinitely

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada

Have you been participating in local juried shows, some local exhibits and want to step up your profile? Instructors will share their expertise in grant writing (exhibition assistance), applying to residencies and writing artist statements and exhibition proposals. Learn how to reach out to more established galleries. Professional curators, writers, gallerists and artists Pam Patterson and Hri Neil join to offer this one-day preparatory workshop to get you ready for the spring exhibition season. Part 1 (AM) Going Pro: Artist…

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March 2019

Medical Qigong Practitioner Training – Level 3

March 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:30am, repeating until March 10, 2019

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada
$423.75

Medical Qigong is an ancient form of Chinese Energetic Medicine, one of the four branches of TCM. This exciting program of study will develop your energy skills and awareness and guide you to become successful Qigong Teachers and Medical Qigong Practitioners. Level 1 and 2 is a pre-requisite – talk to Arlene about how you can prepare for this journey of growth and transformation!   Dates: Friday, March 8, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm; Saturday, March 9, 9:30 am -…

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After-School Preparatory Music (Spring)

March 19, 2019 @ 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:45pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada

Preparatory Music 4:45 to 5:30 pm, 4 to 9 years, 8 weeks, $96 ($12/class/child) This 45 minute class is a hands on learning experience for children. Using a combination of techniques from Orff, Dalcroze eurythmics and Kodaly this program incorporates many of the arts and is often referred to as a “holistic” approach to music teaching. Singing, movement and dance, drama, games, puppets, storytelling, and the playing and exploration of percussion instruments are all a part of these classes. The…

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Baby/Pre-School Music & Preparatory Music (Spring)

March 20, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada

Baby/Pre-School Music 9:45 to 10:30 am, 4 months to 3 years, 8 weeks, $96 ($12/class/child) This 45 minute class is packed with singing, movement, bouncing games, finger and toe plays, storytelling, puppets and activities using simple musical instruments. Every class starts with a hello and ends with a lullaby and cuddles. Adult accompaniment is mandatory, so come prepared to run, gallop and sit on the floor along with your child. The adults as well as the children will learn new songs,…

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Yin & Yang Yoga (Winter #2)

March 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 1, 2019

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada

Come back to balance with this combination Yin and Yang yoga. Yin/Yang yoga allows for a foundation for inner and outer balance. Through active and passive poses students connect with their inner messenger and learn how to nurture themselves. Hot stones are incorporated during savasana giving a spa like feel to the class. A perfect way to end a busy day. Cost: $85 for 7 weeks or Drop In $15/class. Registration before first class in each session  Contact: Email Carrie at lightlaughlove@gmail.com…

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The Agony and Ecstasy of Colour

March 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada
$45

Colour is one of the most appealing aspects of painting but getting the colour right is often a major source of frustration for artists.  How to do choose your palette?  How do you mix your colours? We will be reviewing the distinctive qualities of colour including: value, hue, chroma and temperature.  With this base we will explore how any colour can be mixed from primary colours and how to create a palette which will illuminate and strengthen your painting while…

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Studio Mentoring with Elizabeth Hutchinson

March 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until April 5, 2019

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada
$90

Bring your work in progress, or your ideas and materials for new work to this class for encouragement, mentorship, and practical painting help getting your ideas on the canvas. This class is meant to help painters gain new practical knowledge, solve common painting problems and learn to paint quickly and with confidence. Dates:   Session #2: Fridays – March 22 and 29, April 5, (3 weeks), 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; or, Session #3: Fridays – April 26, May 3 and 10,…

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Master Copy

March 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Friday, repeating until April 5, 2019

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada
$90

Using the time-honored tradition of the master copy, painters will select a masterwork to copy in either oil or acrylic. Instruction will focus on how to unlock and interpret the rich and useful information each master painting/reference has to offer. Painters will select masterworks from a list provided and will be guided, step by step through the process and techniques needed to complete the painted copy. Dates: Fridays – March 22 and 29, April 5, (3 weeks), 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm…

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Spring smART Club for Kids

March 23, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating until May 11, 2019

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada

8 Saturday classes, 9:30 am - 12 pm starting March 23 2019 Have fun and be creative!  New art projects and creative skills will be learned as well as making art a truly enjoyable and fun part of life! Ages 7 to 12. Check out the cool instructor line-up! March 23: Leanne Rhem - Fashion illustration Ever wanted to learn how to design and draw clothes and costumes? We’ll go through the basics of fashion illustration and create a collection of fabulous  two…

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Improv Classes for Kids #2

March 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until May 12, 2019

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada
$150

An introduction to the fundamentals of improvisation comedy for kids aged 9 – 13. Instructors Julianne Snepsts and Lenny Epstein will lead the group in fun activities and exercises, focusing on listening, team work and being silly! The games and scene work will provide skills useful in future acting, music, dance performance and develop confidence.  Details: A six week session starting March 31 (no session April 28). About Lenny and Julianne: With substantial improv and teaching experience, these two members…

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April 2019

Contemporary Practices: Open Studio

April 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until May 13, 2019

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada

This is a fun introduction to the world of mixed media and Contemporary Practices. We will take you through the processes, techniques and materials used to create exciting and unique mixed media artworks; exploring found material, collage, conceptual art, installation, graphic prints, and contemporary drawing. We will discuss and explore a wide range of techniques and materials including purchased papers (like Washi), stained and prepared papers, found papers, photographic images, text, fabrics and fibres. Different adhesives, surface enriching media and…

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Scratch, Doodle, Draw: “Making a Mark”

April 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 25, 2019

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada

Drawing is so much more than laboriously building an image with charcoal or pencil. We can work with conte, magic markers, inks, ripped paper, and found objects. We can use our bodies, long dowels, cartridge paper, butcher paper, sidewalk surfaces, projections and topographical maps. Whatever we use, we can mark how we travel through this community - how we write about it, make a mark on it, design for it. Conceptual drawing, cursive writing, gesture, spatial mapping all become drawing…

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Fiction, Non-Fiction, or Poetry? Choosing a Container for your Writing

April 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada
$45

Join acclaimed Poet and Novelist  Helen Humphreys for this workshop for aspiring writers.   This workshop will examine the benefits and limits of these three different genres, and how to decide what will be the best fit for your material as a writer. Come prepared to write. a.unii-listing-button { display: inline-block; margin-bottom: 0; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; box-sizing: border-box; text-decoration: none; margin-bottom: 0; font-family: sans-serif; } a.unii-medium { padding: 11px 19px; font-size: 17.5px; -webkit-border-radius: 6px; -moz-border-radius: 6px; border-radius: 6px; line-height: 20px;…

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Kato Wake’s ‘Pop Up’ Open Studio, Private Coaching (Winter #2)

April 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on April 29, 2019 at 10:00am

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One event on May 6, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on May 6, 2019 at 2:00pm

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada
painting by laurie gruer

Begin the week on the right foot! Define your own style, get one-to-one feedback, and have fun painting on Monday morning and/or afternoon. Anything goes. This is an open studio class, combined with personal coaching so you can work at your own speed in a relaxed and happy atmosphere. All levels. Cost: One class, either 10:00 am - 1:00 pm; or 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - $30 plus HST = $33.90; or, One full day, both classes 10:00 am…

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Studio Mentoring with Elizabeth Hutchinson

April 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Friday, repeating until May 10, 2019

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada
$90

Bring your work in progress, or your ideas and materials for new work to this class for encouragement, mentorship, and practical painting help getting your ideas on the canvas. This class is meant to help painters gain new practical knowledge, solve common painting problems and learn to paint quickly and with confidence. Dates (Four Sessions): Session #3: Fridays – April 26, May 3 and 10, (3 weeks), 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; or, Session #4: Fridays – May 31, June 14…

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On the Spot Sketching: Drawing and Sketching with Watercolor, Pencil, and Pens

April 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Friday, repeating until May 10, 2019

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada
$90

This class is designed to help artists, travelers and doodlers learn the basics of sketching with pencils, pens, and watercolor on the spot. Over the three weeks, we'll try 6 techniques and work to fill our notebooks with colorful, fast and easy sketches made on the spot. Depending on enrolment some sessions may be held off-site in local cafes.   Dates: Fridays – April 26, May 3 and 10, (3 weeks), 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm   Cost: The three-week session…

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Go Figure! with Elizabeth Hutchinson

April 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on April 28, 2019 at 10:00am

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada
$160

Join us for 2 glorious days of figure painting (with three different models) this April 27 and 28 at the Baxter. Elizabeth Hutchinson will lead a two-day workshop focusing on strategies for painting the figure. She will teach by painting demonstration(s) from the model(s) followed by work with individual artists. Here are just a few of the topics we’ll zero in on: Anatomy: seeing and utilizing anatomical landmarks and construction useful to painters Form: Understanding  mass  and light/dark relationships Colour:…

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May 2019

Studio Mentoring with Elizabeth Hutchinson

May 31, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Friday, repeating until June 14, 2019

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada
$90

Bring your work in progress, or your ideas and materials for new work to this class for encouragement, mentorship, and practical painting help getting your ideas on the canvas. This class is meant to help painters gain new practical knowledge, solve common painting problems and learn to paint quickly and with confidence. Dates: Session #4: Fridays – May 31, June 14 and 28, (3 weeks), 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Cost: Each three-week session - $90. Students are expected to bring their own…

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Oil Painting for Beginners

May 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Friday, repeating until June 14, 2019

Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street
Bloomfield, Ontario K0K 1G0 Canada
$90

This is a class for anyone who has yearned to paint in oils but has also heard that oils might be just too difficult to work with! Step by step for three weeks, this class will offer a gentle but very practical introduction to painting with oils. Working on a manageable 8x10" canvas each week, students will learn the basics, starting with sketching out an idea, transferring a sketch to the canvas followed by step by step instruction on paint mixing and application.…

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