Here’s a general material list to cover all the bases. Don’t worry about getting it all – you’ll figure out what you want to buy during the classes, and I am happy to share materials.

Art Supplies List 2019

A few years ago had the pleasure to present a ‘learning lunch talk’ about creativity and inspiration. Here’s the questionnaire I created to help kick off your creativity. Hope you enjoy it.

Creativity Questionairre

OPEN STUDIO private coaching

MONDAY MORNINGS
OCTOBER 28 to DECEMBER 2, 2019
10:00 to 1:00pm

6 WEEK SESSION, with shared potluck for both classes from 1 to 2pm

Begin the week on the right foot! Define your own style, get one-to-one feedback, and have fun painting on Monday mornings. 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.

COST: $185 or if combined with a Monday afternoon or Thursday class, $330 (save $40). HST additional.
Drop in class available for $35 per class, but please let me know prior. No money will be refunded for missed classes.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
Email me at katowake@gmail.com. Payment is due the first class.

CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield ON

TECHNIQUE & INSPIRATION

MONDAY AFTERNOONS
OCTOBER 28 to DECEMBER 2, 2019
2:00 to 5:00pm

6 WEEK SESSION, with shared potluck for both classes from 1 to 2pm

Each week a particular technique or subject matter will be addressed – such as painting clouds, working with a palette knife, colour mixing, composition, abstraction, landscape, or figurative work. Topics will be decided collectively. If you are needing more structure and discipline, this is the class for you. Each week we’ll look at painting images demonstrating different styles and techniques, with a follow up inspirational exercise.

COST: $185 or if combined with a Monday morning or Thursday class, $330 (save $40). HST additional.
Drop in class available for $35 per class, but please let me know prior. No money will be refunded for missed classes.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
Email me at katowake@gmail.com. Payment is due the first class.

CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield ON

BEGINNERS / NEW TO PAINTING

THURSDAY MORNINGS
OCTOBER 31 to DECEMBER 5, 2019
10:00 to 1:00pm

6 WEEK SESSION, with shared potluck for both classes from 1 to 2pm

Every thought about painting? Jump right in! This class will focus on both technique and play, and will make you feel comfortable with acrylic paint. Learn about brushes and acrylic mediums, colour theory, paint mixing, how to start a painting, paint a landscape, and touch on abstraction too. Most of all you’ll have fun. Each week I’ll show slides of different artists and styles to inspire you. Be amazed at how everyone in the class expresses and problem solves in their unique way.

COST: $185 or if combined with a Monday or Thursday class, $330 (save $40). HST additional.
Drop in class available for $35 per class, but please let me know prior. No money will be refunded for missed classes.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
Email me at katowake@gmail.com. Payment is due the first class.

CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield ON

 

PLAY & EXPERIMENT with PAINT!

THURSDAY AFTERNOONS
OCTOBER 31 to DECEMBER 5, 2019
2:00 to 5:00pm

6 WEEK SESSION with shared potluck for both classes from 1:00 to 2:00

Play is key to opening new doors and getting out of ruts. And experimenting with new materials, approaches, and new ways of seeing will surprise and delight you. Step away from yourself! You can choose where you want to land in the realistic/abstract spectrum. Each week we’ll look at slides of artists pushing the boundaries, and take inspiration from that. The focus will be on composition, texture, colour selection and mixing, surface manipulation, deconstruction, placement, and balance – and of course PLAY. What may look deceptively simple is in fact very challenging! A terrific way to hone your composition skills. All painting mediums and all levels welcome. (painting shown by Diane Cole)

COST: $185 or if combined with a Monday or Thursday class, $330 (save $40). HST additional.
Drop in class available for $35 per class, but please let me know prior. No money will be refunded for missed classes.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
Email me at katowake@gmail.com. Payment is due the first class. Once you register I will email you and discuss materials.

CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield ON

Kato is a fabulous teacher, generous in every way with her knowledge,
advice and supplies. She is very responsible and highly respected.

Taking this class was a real turning point for me. Kato was an excellent instructor and I learned so much. She was able to teach in such a way that I truly understood.”

I have thoroughly enjoyed the art classes. The venue is fantastic – great space and location. Fun and knowledgeable instructor!

I’ve taken tons of art classes before and this is by far the best!