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.  

INTRODUCTION TO COLOURED PENCILS Registration Closed Class is now In Progress

$125 CAD

For more information and to register go to:

CVAC Workshops 

 

This online colour pencil visual art workshop offers real time demos, discussions, live learning opportunities and follow up free access to workshop videos for all attendees

Description: In this workshop students will be guided through the amazing visual art material of colour pencil drawing. We’ll cover tools and materials, from various pencils, where to purchase, best papers, and all the extras. Students will be guided through how to effectively lay down colour, erase, use blenders and solvents, and how to make the colours pop on the paper. Along the way we’ll discuss how to effectively use the methods of the colour wheel for shading and best whites for opaque highlights and details. Students will have real time access to drawing projects and be given the opportunity to ask group or private questions with the instructor, along with sharing your work in class for immediate feedback. After each class students will also be able to schedule a post class 15 minute private session during the week for feedback and for asking questions. Workshop will run every Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm May 12 – June 9.

Materials list: Colour pencils around 12 colours (try to have red, yellow, blue, green, purple, orange), preferably Prismacolors, Faber Castell, Pablo or Luminance, Koh-I-noor, Derwent, Rembrandt, Reeves, try to avoid student grade pencils ( If you need to purchase any materials for this workshop Delta Art has the best prices, you can get a small set of 12 Prismacolours at Delta Art online for around $20, Prismacolor colourless blending pencil, erasers, sharpeners and paper, they can ship within a week). A pad of smooth drawing paper 9 x11 (example: Stonehenge drawing, Strathmore Multi-Media), white eraser, pencil sharpener, prismacolour colourless blending pencil.

CANCELLED

this will be rescheduled in the near future

please check back for updates

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

Botanical Drawing with Coloured Pencils

McTavish Academy of Art, Saanich, BC

CANCELLED

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

BEYOND THE BASICS

UPDATE: April 14, 2020

Due to COVID 19, this in-studio class is now canceled. If the class is canceled, I will consider offering it online through Zoom.   I will keep interested students updated.

Botanical Art with Coloured Pencils and Watercolour/Alcohol details

Studio 22FortyNine, Salt Spring Island

To register for this course visit: Contact Jeannette Sirois

Min 5 - max 10 students 

Price $200

May 30-31

9:30-3:00

10 hour workshop with 1/2 hour for lunch.

This workshop is for participants who are familiar with colour pencil drawing botancials and who want to focus on advancing their skills in drawing botancial works.  We'll work with live specimens and develop our rendering skills using layering.  Furthering our discussion on how to bring deeper richer colours to the paper, we'll combine the colour pencil work with beautiful fine detailing using watercolor paint with alcohol to attain clean lines and small area washes.  Along the way we'll study form, tone, and composition within the botanical field of art.  

All materials supplied. Come join me for a fun-filled weekend of drawing botanicals.
Space is limited.

For Registration:  Contact Jeannette Sirois through this webpage contact form

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Portrait Drawing with Coloured Pencils

Cowichan Valley Arts Council, Duncan, BC

June 27-28

Due to the Pandemic, this class may be canceled.  If it is canceled for physical attendance, I am working with the Duncan Arts Council to offer it as an interactive online class through Zoom.  I will keep you updated.

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

 © 2023 by Jeannette Sirois.