This course is especially designed to provide beginners with an introduction to oil painting. Joan will guide the group through a step by step process for their first 8×10″ landscape painting. To help with this, photo images will be sent to each participant. Joan will demonstrate along with the class on a larger version of the landscape for students to see the process, to ask questions and to get one on one advice and help. After a class critique and discussion about style, students will choose their next subject matter based on their own interests and Joan will work with each artist individually to help them create a successful work of art.
Joan McGivney is native to Toronto and has a Fine Arts degree from the University of Toronto. After a 32 year career as a high school Visual Arts teacher, and as Department Head of Visual arts, she retired in 2004 to paint full time. Her realistic landscapes and human forms are painted primarily in oils. She has been in several group shows and has joined and exhibited with: The Bayview Art Tour, The North Toronto Group of Artists, The Scarborough Arts Guild, The North York Visual Artists, The Queen West Art Crawl, and Artify. She is past President of The North York Visual Artists and a past executive director for the North Toronto Group of Artists, and the Bayview Art Tour. You can view her Instagram and website here.