Composition Can Be Fun!
Christine Camilleri, Instructor
June 14-15, 2017 (9am-4pm)
Good composition makes your paintings stand out. Whether a painting is a still life, a landscape, wildlife, people, or an abstract — the underlying structure holds the painting together. Knowing compositional design tools can make you more creative, not less! You’ll also spend more time painting and less on fixing!
Together we will identify the compositional and design tools at your disposal and put you in the designer seat. You’ll be able to focus on telling your story and use the best tools to make that story speak for itself! Among many things we will learn how to make Notans and thumbnails using photo references. You’ll find out how to use line, shape, values, colours, textures and so much more to help your creative story take shape. You’ll learn by doing and work on your own paintings to strengthen your compositional skills.
Lastly, composition is easily acquired…it just takes some know – how and practice!
Comments from this (and other) workshops:
“Your workshop on color was just as inspiring as it was clarifying. The value study techniques and limited palette exercises you guided us through are ones that I will adapt in my painting process from now on and it made the decision making so much easier. I really believe that it will increase the success rate of my paintings…most of all thank you for releasing me from a local color!!!” Susan T.
“There is so much to learn in this area that a week long workshop might really work well. Please come back to Ontario forever week!! Many thanks!” J. Finnegan
“Great course learned things outside my comfort zone and to loosen up with color. Great workshop! It’s hard to impart ideas and theories in just one day I wish I had had more time really enjoyed the day exclamation mark thank you!
“Your comments were encouraging and meaningful. It is clear you enjoy teaching and were generous in sharing your extensive knowledge.”
“Enjoyed it all…very thought-provoking!” Jay Grant
“Christine was very clear about what she wanted us to learn and her examples and demonstrations were excellent. She was very generous with her time and materials.”
“Best color theory course I’ve ever taken.” A. Wiley
“Really loved the workshop you are a very good teacher” Pat Lindley
“Composition is difficult to grasp yet Christine made it very clear and easy to use. I was able to (finally) learn what makes a painting stand out and things I can use to do that in my own paintings. Thank you so much!” Diane B