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 2018

I had the pleasure of presenting a ‘learning lunch talk’ about creativity and inspiration at Baxter Arts Centre. Here’s the questionnaire I created to help kick off your creativity. Hope you enjoy it.

Creativity Questionairre

OPEN STUDIO private coaching

MONDAY MORNINGS
APRIL 16 to MAY 7, 2018
10:00 to 1:00pm

4 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. (Painting on the left was created by Laurie Gruer.)

COST: $120 or if combined with a Monday morning or Thursday class, $200 (save $40). HST additional
Drop in class available for $35 per class, but please let me know.

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
APRIL 16 to MAY 7, 2018
2:00 to 5:00pm

4 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: $120 or if combined with a Monday morning or Thursday class, $200 (save $40). HST additional
Drop in class available for $35 per class, but please let me know.

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

NEW TO PAINTING CLASS

THURSDAY MORNINGS
APRIL 19 to MAY 10, 2018
9:30am to 12:30pm
4 week session, with shared potluck for both classes from 12:30 to 1:30

This is a follow up class for those who have taken the beginner’s class in the spring, or for those who want to brush up on basics and art fundamentals. We’ll work on colour mixing and colour theory, and tackle realism and abstraction. We’ll paint clouds, landscapes, portraits and abstracts. And have lots of fun!

COST: $120 or if combined with a Monday class, $200 (save $40). HST additional
Drop in class available for $35 per class, but please let me know.

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

ABSTRACT by DESIGN

THURSDAY AFTERNOONS
APRIL 19 to MAY 10, 2018
1:30 to 4:30pm

4 week session, with shared potluck for both classes from 12:30 to 1:30

Creating abstracts through painting or mixed media or collage enables you to focus on composition, texture, colour selection and mixing, surface manipulation, deconstruction, placement, and balance. What may look deceptively simple is in fact very challenging! A terrifc way to hone your composition skills. All levels welcome.

COST: $120 or if combined with a Monday class, $200 (save $40). HST additional
Drop in class available for $35 per class, but please let me know.

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!