Two to three week projects explore colour, composition and techniques, focussing on using acrylic paints and mediums. Subjects may be landscape or abstract, to be determined in part by the students. 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. Demonstrations provide inspiration for the beginner and experienced painter, introducing techniques and use of materials. Experienced artists can use the demonstration for direction or bring and pursue their own work.
Open to all levels, some experience in acrylic painting is recommended.
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.