Upcoming courses...

"Draw and paint with me in your medium of choice"

Announcing the Break-a-Brush! Mentoring Program:

We're here to help support and guide your artistic goals - developing confidence, technique and creativity in order to draw and paint expressively, with aplomb.

From relative beginners to practiced artists wanting to pursue a new style, mentoring will be designed specifically to your needs and expectations, comprising the following:

A bespoke drawing and painting mentoring program in the medium of your choice: oil, acrylic, watercolour or drawing in dry media, including pastel;

Dual emphasis on sound technique and developing your artistic style;

Aligning with your specific needs, common themes are dovetailed with practices tailored to your aims and medium;

We start with a three-month outlook of goals, points of reference, cadence and other relevant factors;

Weekly assignments and advice are sent by email. These normally include one or more reference images, links to videos and/or text instructions;

A review of each assignment is provided, as well as comments on other of your painting projects that you might wish to include. This can be either by return of email or scheduled via Skype;

Regular monthly progress meetings are held by Skype or in person, as might be agreed, depending upon logistics;

Cost is $100.00 per month prepaid by cash, cheque or PayPal.

Together we will dispel myths and develop sound practices, creativity and expression!

Reserve by cheque or cash: france@davidkearn.com, tel: 613 620 6737.

Reserve by Paypal: click here

The Summer Break-a-Brush! Short Courses:

Drawing and painting the summer landscape: plein-air and studio. - $225.00

July: 18, 19 & 20, Wakefield, Quebec

Develop your landscape drawing and painting confidence! This course will cover sound practices as they apply to both plein-air and studio endeavours. What to paint on location - should I sketch or use water media? How might I best use reference photos? Who hasn't returned to the studio from a sketching expedition and thought, what now? During three fun-filled days, we will cover painting and sketching on location and return to the studio to create spectacular finished works.

Each day will include a session at a scenic location and a demonstration on how I approach plein-air work. I will also review some practical information on composition and technique which I invariably find useful. Studio techniques will equally be covered with an emphasis on developing works from plein-air studies in conjunction with photo references. Participants will be encouraged to pursue their medium of choice and individual coaching will be provided.

Reserve by cheque or cash: france@davidkearn.com, tel: 613 620 6737.

Reserve by Paypal: click here

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About Break-a-Brush! Workshops

We know of few catalysts that capture imagination more than art does. Art thrives on community, for without an audience, it could not flourish. It continues to be a perfect medium to bring people together to communicate and create in more than just artistic ways. It changes people, enables them to grow and lets them forget about the immediate - at least for a little while! Our workshops are designed to encourage what comes naturally, making learning, pushing boundaries and creating flow easily.

We cover key painting subjects and walk with some incredible master painters. In each workshop, participants create an artwork from scratch or bring along a work-in-progress and are welcome to use the medium of their choice. Break-a-Brush! Workshops will appeal to a wide range of skill levels: from relative beginners, to practiced artists wanting to pursue a new style. Together we will dispel myths and develop sound practices, creativity and expression!

Sample Courses at the Ottawa School of Art:

(The Fall Program will be announced shortly)

F14D014A Drawing & Painting Expressive Portraits.

...portraits from live models, in the medium of your choice.

Campus: Downtown, Schedule: Thursday from 09:30 - 12:30

F14D013B Drawing & Painting the Clothed Figure.

...draw & paint the figure in life settings.

Campus: Downtown, Schedule: Tuesday from 18:30 - 21:30

F14D010E Paint in Acrylic & Oil!

... unlock the magic of painting!

Campus: Downtown, Schedule: Wednesday from 18:30 - 21:30

F14S014A Drawing and Painting Portraits: Expressive Portraits.

...explore creating vital portraits and figures in dry media and paint!

Campus: Orleans, Schedule: Wednesday from 09:30 - 12:30

F14S001B Introduction to Drawing.

...unlock the magic of drawing!

Campus: Orleans, Schedule: Wednesday from 13:00 - 16:00