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Contemporary Painting

Foundations and Techniques

October 10 November 7

Contemporary Painting: Foundations and Techniques

5 Classes on Thursdays from 10:00 am-12:30 pm , start October 10

Enter the world of contemporary painting with this comprehensive course, designed to guide you through every stage of the painting process from the ground up. Whether you’re picking up a brush for the first time or looking to refine your skills, this class will provide you with the foundational knowledge and techniques needed to create compelling artworks.

Throughout the course, you will learn how to select intriguing subject matter that resonates with you, create preparatory studies to plan your compositions, and develop strong, visually engaging compositions. You’ll explore a variety of essential painting techniques, including underpainting, color mixing, and mark making, all aimed at enhancing your artistic expression.

By the end of this class, you will have gained the confidence and skills to tackle any subject matter, enabling you to create your own contemporary work.

Open to all skill levels, this course welcomes anyone with a passion for painting and a desire to learn.


Materials for this course are not included in the price. A supply list can be downloaded here:

Instructor Mitchell Villa

Mitchell Villa is a professional artist who recently moved to the Cowichan Valley from Victoria.
He has been teaching acrylic and oil painting at Cedar Hill Recreation Arts Centre and the Art Gallery of Victoria. 
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