Creative Saturdays: Still Life Florals

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Course Description:

Learn to compose and depict a strong image of florals in a vase. Begin your career as a still-life painter. Beginners through intermediate welcome. Demonstrations are in acrylic, but will work well for watercolor and other media also.

Offering 1WS22: Saturday, Apr 30 2022, 9:30am to 1:00pm, Credo Christian High School 21846 52 Ave Langley – Watercolour

Instructor Bio:

Tony O’Regan was born in Cork, Ireland in a house called Santa Lucia, built by his uncle, Mark, a singer in the big band era. He grew up Canada and in Florida, and was educated in Art and Architecture. He painted many paintings and designed many buildings. Tony painted in Paris and the West Coast of Ireland. He taught Art and Design in major universities for over 20 years, including Emily Carr Univ. and UBC. He uses his skills in architecture, perspective, and landscape design to compose his images of what things are and what they might be. He drinks coffee at the Pelican Rouge and sketches gulls by the great White Rock as they ‘gyre and gimble’ in the waves.

Tony continues to create a collection of hundreds of his demonstrations and teaching videos as well as other useful content for artists, teachers, students and design school applicants at   www.toregan.com   and www.artcentro.com
Email  toregan@ecuad.ca

Recommended Materials for Watercolor

Note – Treat all paints with proper care – They are professional materials. Buy from reputable makers/suppliers, READ THE LABELS – Use as directed by manufacturer. Keep away from food,  pets and children. Use gloves or barrier cream. Avoid skin contact. Always wash hands.

2 Watercolor-type Brushes: one flat  for shapes  ¾”  to 1” ; one point (also called a round) for detail work   #6 or #8 – bring whatever other brushes you have to the first class.

4 watercolor paint tube colours  (shown in order of preference):  ONE RED (a deep crimson such as alizarin or rose madder or quinochridon), ONE YELLOW (any spectrum yellow like hansa),  ONE BLUE (ultramarine), ONE GREEN (dark cool viridian or pthalo),  ONE small tube BLACK (small tube – any black) One small bottle of gum Arabic – it’s a medium used with watercolor)

1 small tube or jar of opaque titanium white for highlites – Hi-flow acrylic works well

1 old gift card to cut up for scraping

One roll of paper towel / Pencil 2b or 4b, paper for notes

Palette  and water container provided

A SMALL spritzer fine water spray bottle

140 lb paper – Try to use a good quality paper – Arches medium texture preferred. You will use sheets about 11 x 14 size for each session. I usually get a full sheet cut into quarters, making sheets about 11 x 14. A small pad of cheaper watercolor paper can also be useful for experimentation.

Course Number: HC78
Instructor: Tony O'Regan
Semester: Winter/Spring 2022
Classroom: Credo Christian High School 21846 52 Ave Langley
Start Date: varies
End Date: varies
Start Time: 9:30am
End Time: 1:00pm
Class Capacity: 16
Course Price: $64.99
Number of Sessions: 1

Additional information


Offering 1WS22: Saturday, Apr 30 2022, 9:30am to 1:00pm, Credo Christian High School 21846 52 Ave Langley – Watercolour