All workshops and classes are suitable for oil and acrylic painters of any level unless otherwise noted.
We will be painting at a ranch near Cochrane that has incredible mountain and valley views, wildlife, and unique old buildings. This workshop includes a morning and afternoon session each day followed by a BBQ on the first evening (you are welcome to stay Thursday evening to paint as well).
Three days of indoor painting including group & personal instruction and demonstrations with a focus on dynamic composition, a strong value scheme, driving depth with aerial perspective, the use of edges and forceful colour. Capitalizing on these ideas, we will then take a look at how to utilize them to free our creativity and compose compelling paintings.
Two different classes are available. Now taking registrations. Also offering a few drop-in classes in May & June.
1) Receive personal instruction as you paint your choice of subject matter. This class is a relaxed environment that allows you to learn at your own pace.
2) A more indepth class where you will learn how to paint what what you really see, not what you think you see, by learning to observe with a keen sensitivity through weekly exercises of painting from life, as well as demonstrations, critiques and homework. This class is designed to challenge you and provide you with the tools of observation to be able to paint any subject matter.
Jerry, I really enjoyed myself at your 3-day workshop in BC. It was fun, had a relaxed learning atmosphere, just the right amount of structure, so much information, lots of practice, EXCELLENT instruction, and with having a small group I got more than my money's worth. Thank you!
Jerry, I wanted to thank you for a wonderful weekend workshop - all of your words of wisdom are still fresh in my thoughts and I am seeing "value" everywhere!!! Perhaps our paths may cross again in the future, if not, please know that you have opened my eyes to a true appreciation of work in oils.....thank you.
Thank you to Jerry for a great workshop. I think it has really helped my painting. Jerry set me up to do better painting than I think I've done before. Thank you!
I enjoyed the workshop very much. Jerry is an excellent instructor. I hope that I will return to one of his workshops one of these days.
The plein air workshop was terrific. Jerry's enthusiasm was infectious! And he did a great job encouraging everyone and dashing from easel to easel with timely tips and corrections.
Jerry is truly gifted both as an artist and teacher. His approach to the subjects he paints, and the knowledge he shares with his students, make his workshops a delight. To be so enthusiastic, yet patient enough to teach others, is a rare combination. Thank-you for the opportunity to participate in the workshop.
Jerry's plein air workshop was amazing. I really like his personality, big smile, great sense of humour, but best of all his teaching ability. He has such a nice way of guiding you through pointers to change ugly paintings to something that makes you want to continue.
If you have an art group in Canada or the USA and are interested in Jerry coming to your area to teach a workshop, please call Leah at (250) 558-0350 or email to discuss.