Workshops for Adults

Come join me for a fun-filled week or weekend workshop/art camp here at my studio on Salt Spring Island or other locations on Vancouver Island.  I'm a full time practicing artist with over 26 years teaching both adults and youth.  I taught visual arts to middle/high school students for 16 years in BC, and hold a valid BCTF professional teaching certification with an updated criminal records check.  I have taught adult education since 2011 and enjoy working with the CRD parks and recreation teaching drawing and colour pencils workshops.  I have a Diploma in Interior Design, with over 10 years as a professional designer and CAD technician and have designed and built my own home.  I also have a BFA with distinction from Concordia University in Montreal and an M.Ed in Curriculum Studies specializing in Visual Arts in the classroom.  

An Introduction to Portraiture Drawing with Graphite

University of Victoria, Continuing Education

Course description

This is a basic course, which breaks down the complex topic of portrait drawing into manageable concepts. With easy-to-follow exercises from attaining accuracy in drawing to basic exercises in blending and line use, we’ll break down the face into sections and focus on understanding how to get more accurate proportions, how to draw eyes, nose, and mouth and how to put it all together in a well-proportioned drawing. We’ll learn how to attain good tonal ranges with graphite for accuracy of dimension and shading and along the way discuss a variety of tools and methods from hatching to blending.

To register for this course please follow the link below, or go to continuingstudies.uvic.ca

https://continuingstudies.uvic.ca/arts/courses/introduction-to-portrait-drawing-with-graphite

Dates:  Feb. 29 – March 1, 2020

Time:9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Days:  Saturday, Sunday

Sessions:  2

Total instructional hours:  12

Hours per session:  6

Register by:  Feb. 29, 2020

Location:  UVic Campus

Instructor:  Jeannette Sirois

Expected class size:15

Code:ASVA138 2020S W01

FEES

FeeTaxSubtotal:  Total$141.75

Observational Drawing with Graphite

Studio 22FortyNine, Salt Spring Island

Price $165

Saturday - Sunday, February 22-23, 9:30 - 2:30
What a great way to start the year with a comprehensive workshop on observational drawing skills. In this workshop,

students will be led through several exercises to increase their visual observation skills and eye-hand coordination while

drawing from life.  Exercises will include gesture and contour drawing, exploring positive and negative space, and how to

use perspective correctly. We'll learn the sighting method and along the way explore basic drawing elements including

line, texture, shading, value, and composition. Come join me for a fun weekend

of art-making and drawing. This workshop is for anyone from beginners to those who wish to improve their drawing skills.

Supply list

provided upon registration.

For Registration:  Contact Jeannette Sirois through this webpage contact form

Botanical Drawing with Coloured Pencils

Cowichan Valley Arts Council, Duncan, BC

To register for this course visit: CVAC2020EventColourPencil

Min 6 - max 15 students 

Price $210

March 28, 29.

9:30-3:00

10 hour workshop with 1/2 hour for lunch.

Botanical illustration has been around for hundreds of years and in this fun workshop, we'll get to explore this

amazing art form.  Working with traditional botanical guidelines, we'll explore through the use of colour pencils in

illustrating plants, fruits and vegetables.  We'll work on layout/composition, rendering form, how to choose colours

and layering with colour pencils.  We'll talk about the process of colour pencil work from types of papers to types

of pencils and all the in-betweens.  Along the way we'll delve into how to choose your colours, how and when to

blend effectively and the need for working with multiple colours for effective images that pop.  I'll pass along key

skills and tricks on effective colour use.  

 

Materials list:  (choice of one of the following paper pads, no larger than 9 x 12) Stonehenge, Strathmore Mixed Media, Strathmore vellum Bristol.

colour Pencil:  Faber Castell Polychromos:  103 ivory, 104 light yellow glaze, 108 cadmium yellow, 115 cadmium orange, 118 scarlet red, 217 middle cadmium red, 225 dark red, 128 light purple pink, 138 violet, 247 indianthene blue, 167 permanent green olive, 266 permanent green/blue, 173 olive green yellowish, 169 caput mortum, 175 dark sepia, 182 brown ocre, 176 nougat

Prismacolor colourless blender, black and white

Instructor will provide remaining materials and advanced colour pencils.

VenuePORTALS Studio

StartsSat Mar 28 2020, 09:30am PDT

EndsSun Mar 29 2020, 03:00pm PDT

 

Drawing Animals and Fur with Coloured Pencils

Studio 22FortyNine, Salt Spring Island

March 21-22, Saturday-Sunday, 9:30 - 3:00
This two-day workshop will be all about drawing animals, understanding how to draw fur, body and facial features including

eyes, nose, and mouth. We’ll explore the amazing uses of colour pencil and how to layer colour, how to draw basic animal

features and how to add all those details. We’ll talk about colour choices, paper choices, including colour papers, and all the

necessary tools to get yourself going. This class is for any skill level.
All materials supplied. Come join me for a fun-filled weekend of drawing animals.

Space is limited.

For Registration:  Contact Jeannette Sirois through this webpage contact form

Botanical Drawing with Coloured Pencils

McTavish Academy of Art, Saanich, BC

To register for this course visit: Workshop Registration

Min 6 - max 15 students 

Price $220

(Supply fee included in price)

April 18-19

9:30-3:00

10 hour workshop with 1/2 hour for lunch.

Botanical illustration has been around for hundreds of years and in this fun workshop, we'll get to explore this amazing art form.  Working with traditional botanical guidelines, we'll explore through the use of colour pencils in illustrating plants, fruits and vegetables.  We'll work on layout/composition, rendering form, how to choose colours and layering with colour pencils.  We'll talk about the process of colour pencil work from types of papers to types of pencils and all the in-betweens.  Along the way we'll delve into how to choose your colours, how and when to blend effectively and the need for working with multiple colours for effective images that pop.  I'll pass along key skills and tricks on effective colour use.  

 

Materials list:  (choice of one of the following paper pads, no larger than 9 x 12) Stonehenge, Strathmore Mixed Media, Strathmore vellum Bristol.

colour Pencil:  Faber Castell Polychromos:  103 ivory, 104 light yellow glaze, 108 cadmium yellow, 115 cadmium orange, 118 scarlet red, 217 middle cadmium red, 225 dark red, 128 light purple pink, 138 violet, 247 indianthene blue, 167 permanent green olive, 266 permanent green/blue, 173 olive green yellowish, 169 caput mortum, 175 dark sepia, 182 brown ocre, 176 nougat

Prismacolor colourless blender, black and white

Instructor will provide remaining materials and advanced colour pencils.

VenuePORTALS Studio

StartsSat April 18 2020, 09:30am PDT

EndsSun April 19 2020, 03:00pm PDT

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Workshop Info and Policies for in Studio Classes Only

 

Withdrawal Fees and Deadlines

 

A $25 fee applies for withdrawal made 48 hours or more before the workshop start date.  

No refunds will be issued for withdrawals or no shows under 48 hours before the program start date.  

 

Illness or Injury

A pro-rated refund may be issued if your child is unable to attend classes and you have a signed physician’s note.

 

Removal for Conduct (youth camps)

I reserve the right to remove any student who fails to comply with our student code of conduct.  Refunds will no be given.

 

Conduct for Students

  1. Treating others kindly and politely so they can feel good about themselves

  2. Showing respect for others by being helpful and supportive

  3. Showing respect for the environment by avoiding waste or damage

  4. Co-opertating with students and the instructor so everyone can be successful

  5. Actively participate in class to get the most from your experience

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