MAY 2020
Now, more than ever, is the perfect time to create.
Let’s count our everyday blessings – your artistic spirit being one.
Hope you’ll come aboard on this adventure with me.

All skill levels welcome. We will be using zoom.us as our classroom platform. You decide upon your starting time and time. Classes are PRIVATE: One-to-one coaching, or SMALL GROUP/SEMI-PRIVATE: Design Fundamentals (composition), Colour Theory, or a Beginner’s Class for those new to painting.

I took Kato’s online 4 week private class because I was struggling with developing a direction for my art practice and felt I would benefit from having a mentor. Kato’s enthusiasm and support right from the outset meant that I had the confidence to embark into a new phase of experimentation. She could see the potential of these experiments (better than I could) and offered insightful direction, always with a great deal of encouragement. Kato helped me to find a new creative direction in my work and I am very grateful. I could not have done this on my own.

THANK YOU! that was absolutely amazing! had some trepidation about the whole thing but as always, you are the most stellar, awesome mentor and I am so blessed and so very thankful for your guidance. Wonderfully inspiring!

Last week was fantastic. The exercises that you gave me were a great help. I was FINALLY appreciating the importance of sorting out design and value BEFORE starting the painting.

PRIVATE CLASSES

Your private video ‘class’ will happen once a week, for 4 consecutive weeks, (online talk is 30-45 minutes). Typically you send me photos of your work by email 48 hours before your session day, I critique your work, then put together a powerpoint show for us to watch together. You can pick your starting date and video time. This is a class for more self-directed painters who want to tweak or get feedback about their work. Think of it as one-to-one coaching, for all styles and paint mediums.
COST: $150 for a 4 consecutive week session – or $50 for a single session – payable by cheque or etransfer. HST included.

EMAIL me if you are interested!

SEMI-PRIVATE CLASSES
DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS: GET INTO SHAPE!

10 exercises to change the way you LOOK!
It has occurred to me that many art students are lacking ‘art fundamentals’, particularly in the 3 cornerstones of creating art – composition/design, value and colour. PART ONE is based on understanding composition and what makes good design. Sign up and I’ll send you instructions to do 10 ‘simple’ (ha!) exercises requiring minimum materials – 2 exercises per week (with 3 revisions of each), for 5 weeks.  I’ll send you homework instructions, you do the exercises, email me your results, then we’ll look at your work each week online via a zoom meeting. Online class time is 1 hour. 2 person minimum, 4 students maximum per session.

COST: $150 for a 5 consecutive week session – payable by cheque or etransfer. HST included.

EMAIL me if you are interested!

SEMI-PRIVATE CLASSES
COLOUR THEORY

Colour mixing and understanding colour value continues to be difficult for so many painters. Now is the time to hone those skills! Each week we’ll look at some slides of paintings. I’ll do a demonstration then give you an assignment. You email me photos of your homework a day before we meet, then we’ll look at it via our zoom meeting. Online class time is 1 hour. 2 person minimum, 4 students maximum per session. I’ve been painting for decades and I wish I had been taught this!

COST: $150 for a 5 consecutive week session – payable by cheque or etransfer. HST included.

EMAIL me if you are interested!

SEMI-PRIVATE CLASSES
NEW TO PAINTING? JUMP RIGHT IN!

This beginner’s 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. I’ll also give demonstrations to guide you.

COST: $150 for a 5 consecutive week session – payable by cheque or etransfer. HST included.

EMAIL me if you are interested