“ART CAMP”
BAXTER ARTS CENTRE ONLINE

3 MONDAY AFTERNOONS in JUNE!
June 15, 22, 29
from 2:00 to 3:30pm
$15 class or $40 for all three

MORE THAN EVER we need to make time to play, and not worry. Join me for a 3 week ‘art camp’ and learn a few design and painting fundamentals – disguised as ‘play’. Get out of your head and give yourself a break. Learning will never be this much fun!

Each week I’ll will put together a demo, along with a slide show of various paintings to demonstrate ideas, then give you some ‘light’ homework to do (or not). Should you accept the challenge, you can email Kato your finished work which will be shared with others in the following class (it can be anonymous if you prefer). It’s a great way to learn – watching how everyone problem solves in her unique way – and perfect for online teaching. All levels and ages welcome. Classes will use Baxter’s ZOOM account. (www.zoom.us. More details upon signing up.) I’ll be sending everyone an email by SUNDAY at 6pm.

MARK MAKING
JUNE 15 from 2:00 to 3:30

Mark making is one of the underpinnings of contemporary painting. Although it’s prominently found in abstract expression, exploring your own mark making can open up new avenues to find your authentic expression – regardless of where you stand on the ‘abstract/realism spectrum’. Set yourself free and kick-start a new relationship with your painting tools. This class requires minimum materials but lots of imagination. On your MARK, get set, GO!

Register for this class only:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/paint-and-play-with-kato-mark-making-tickets-107440076160

Register for all 3 classes:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/paint-and-play-with-kato-all-three-courses-tickets-107440453288

COMPOSITION!
JUNE 22 from 2:00 to 3:30

Design fundamentals, line, shape, colour, value, form, texture, and space, form the structure for visual art. Compositional elements, balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, unity/variety, focus and proportion, are manipulated and intertwined to express personal viewpoint and artistic license. Instead of falling into the abyss of bad composition, learn what to
look out for, and make better design decisions. Homework will be some amusing design problems to solve using minimal materials.

Register for this class only:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/paint-and-play-with-kato-compositional-elements-tickets-107440236640

Register for all 3 classes:
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VALUE & COLOUR
JUNE 29 from 2:00 to 3:30

Of all the art elements, value gets Kato’s vote for MVP – most valuable player award (no pun intended). Value is one of the basic contrasts that is often weak or overlooked in a painting, regardless of style. This class will show you why value, and colour as value, is so important. We’ll wrap up this session with a group exercise that will make you smile.

Register for this class only:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/play-and-paint-with-kato-value-as-colour-tickets-107440272748

Register for all 3 classes:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/paint-and-play-with-kato-all-three-courses-tickets-107440453288