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

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

2018 WINTER WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

OPEN STUDIO with private coaching

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17
10:00am to 4:00pm
Define your own style, get one-to-one feedback, and have fun painting with Kato. This is an open studio class, combined with personal coaching.

 

COLOUR BOOTCAMP

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 or SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18
10:00am to 4:00pm

Gain confidence in colour theory and colour mixing. Understand how and why to use complementary colours. Learn how to mix chromatic blacks and over 35 colours using Golden’s limited palette.

ABSTRACTION by DESIGN

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3 or SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24
10:00am to 4:00pm
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 visual balance. It can often be as much about what we remove as what we choose to keep. Challenge your approach both visually and spatially. We’ll start working with small black and white compositions, before moving onto larger and colourful pieces. What may look deceptively simple is in fact very challenging!

 

COST AND TERMS:
CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield, ON in Prince Edward County.
COST: One day workshop $60 (plus $7.80 HST)
*Take any TWO classes this winter for $95 (plus $12.35 HST) and save $25.
PRE-REGISTRATION and pre-payment required. Email katowake@gmail.com or call 613.476.9963
Once registered, you can change to another class or date, but your money will not be refunded should you cancel or not show up. If the weather is severe and puts travelling at risk, the class will be cancelled and a refund given.

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

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 or Thursday afternoon 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

BEGINNER’S CLASS

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

Every thought about painting? Or did you paint a ‘while back’ and feel ready to take the plunge again? Jump right in! This class will focus on both technique and play, and make you feel comfortable with acrylic paint. You’ll learn about brushes and acrylic mediums, colour theory, paint mixing, landscapes, clouds and skies, how to start a painting, and touch on abstraction too. Each week I’ll show a slide show 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: $120, plus HST ($120 + 15.60 = $135.60)

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!