Inspired by the Maud Lewis exhibition on view at the AGH from November 11 to January 9, this virtual studio course will take a close look at the work by beloved folk artist Maud Lewis. Follow her work as you create paintings in Lewis’s signature style, one landscape and one with florals. Draw and analyze her stylized “flat” objects – boats, florals, birds, houses etc. and use her simplified palette and method of painting one colour at a time. To finish, participants will apply these techniques to individual, personally inspired projects.
Art Kits are available to be ordered when registering, or you may purchase your own materials.
– One soft Filbert brush 1/2 inch (like Taklon, not bristle)
– One soft Round brush 1/4 inch (like Taklon)
– Metal Palette knife – diamond shape offset
– Disposable Mixing Palette
– Watercolour Paper pad (140 lb) 9 by 12 for painting and drawing exercises
– 4 Canvas Boards, Size 11×14″ for painting copies and individual projects
– Acrylic paints: Naphthol Red, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium or Azo Yellow, Phthalo Green, Titanium White, Mars or Oxide Black, Burnt Umber
Registration deadline: October 24
AGH Members: $180
Instructor: Diana Gordon
Image: Maud Lewis (1903-1970), Cows Grazing Among Flowering Spruce, 1967, oil on Masonite. Collection of CFFI Ventures Inc. as collected by John Risley © Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Second Thursday of every month, October 14 to March 10
From the Canadian Art Collection
The Victorian Dress c.1914
Helen McNicoll (Canadian 1879-1915)
oil on canvas, Gift of A. Sidney Dawes, Esq., M.C., 1958