In this exciting new class Jacquie will provide the inspiration and techniques to help you explore colour, play with mark making, and understand abstract composition. We will use different sources of inspiration for abstracts, with a focus on acrylic paints and some mixed media including paper and drawing tools. New techniques or inspiration are introduced weekly for the first part of the class, followed by ample painting time. This is an opportunity for Jacquie to focus individually. Beginning artists may choose to follow exactly, while more advanced artists are encouraged experiment while they follow their own path. Jacquie has a coaching style of teaching.
This class is suitable for all levels.
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.