Two to three week projects explore colour, composition and techniques, focussing on using acrylic paints and mediums. Some other media such as oil pastels, coloured pencil, watercolours and different supports and surfaces may be explored, depending on the interest of the class. The class format is open and encouraging, whether you are a beginner or more advanced. You are encouraged to bring your own ideas and inspiration to the projects, whether you prefer a more realistic or abstract approach. For the experienced painter, it is an opportunity to develop some new ideas while you evolve your own style. Follow along with the assignments or bring your own work in progress. Materials list will be supplied.
Jacquelyn Sloane Siklos (B.A, B.F.A)
Jacquelyn studied at the University of Toronto, receiving a B.A. in fine art and art history, and graduated in Graphic Design and Illustration from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD). She worked as a graphic designer at Gottschalk + Ash (G+A) and then as a freelance graphic designer before returning to a full-time professional art practice in 2006. Her photography and painting work is available for sale in Toronto at Canvas Gallery and online through Zatista and Amazon. Jacquie has taught at Artbarn for many years. She has led custom painting workshops at Artbarn School and at the CNIB for adults, and custom art sessions with children to create abstract masterpieces for the walls of their parents and grandparent’s homes.