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Highly sensitive persons

This letter is a bit more difficult to write because it hits close to home. Apparently 15 percent of the general population are what psychologists now call “Highly Sensitive Persons,” or HSPs. Among creative types the percentage is much higher. In part, it’s the sensitivity that makes us creative. Carl Jung suggested that we are just introverted, shy or depressed. Recent research indicates that HSPs are genetically programmed to be that way. Getting rid of the condition would be like changing our eye colour. HSPs have valuable assets that have traditionally been given a bum rap by the not-so-sensitive majority....Read On

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Upcoming Workshops

  • Jul 10, 2017 to Jul 14, 2017 - Gibsons School of the Arts – Watercolour and mixed media = WOW with LORI SOKOLUK

    lori-sokoluk_workshopA 5-day workshop in picturesque Gibsons, BC, Canada

     

    Suitable for all levels, students will be exposed to fundamental watercolor techniques such as composition, colour mixing and design.  This will be followed by exploring mixed media.  Line work, resists, collage, the use of crayons and inks and other types of mixed media will be introduced.

     

    Fee $550.00 for more info visit our website at http://gibsonsartschool.net/

     

     

     

     

  • Jul 17, 2017 to Jul 21, 2017 - Gibsons School of the Arts – Application of Colour Contrast in Paintings with DOMINIK MODLINSKI

    dominik-modlinski_workshopA 5-day workshop held in beautiful Gibsons, BC, Canada

     

    This workshop is designed for intermediate to advanced artists who are eager to expand their oil and acrylic techniques.  Students will gain an understanding of complementary colour contrast, analogous colour scheme and split-complementary colour schemes.

     

    Fee $550.00  for more info visit our website at http://gibsonsartschool.net/

     

  • Jul 17, 2017 to Jul 20, 2017 - Rural and Urban Landscapes in Watercolor – Berea, Kentucky with Judy Mudd

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    A 4-Day Watercolor Workshop in the artisan community of Berea!

    Interpret, envision, create!  Come to the beautiful foothills of Kentucky where creativity thrives and learn how to create stunning watercolor paintings from photographs.  This is Judy’s 5th year of teaching in the “artsy” town of Berea.  The workshop will focus on general watercolor painting plus specific techniques to use in your paintings.   Included in the workshop will be composition, perspective, color schemes, values for impact, and simplifying shapes for realism, including vehicles, figures and farm animals.  Beginners (with some basic knowledge of watercolor) to Advanced Students welcome.

    Berea, KY is a wonderful location with its many studios, galleries, shops and cafes.  It is a perfect setting for a relaxing 4-day workshop.

    Fee: $435   For more information, visit the artist’s website at JudyMudd.com

    For easy online registration, visit Berea Learnshops

     

  • Aug 2, 2017 to Aug 5, 2017 - Gibsons School of the Arts – Expressive Watercolour with BRENT LAYCOCK

    brent-laycock_workshopA 4-day course held in picturesque Gibsons, BC, Canada

     

    Styles of watercolour techniques including expressive brushwork, colour and dynamic colour will be discussed as well as solutions for what to do when things go wrong.  Suitable for advanced beginner to intermediate students.

     

    Fee $440.00  for more info visit our website at http://gibsonsartschool.net/

     

     

  • Aug 2, 2017 to Aug 12, 2017 - FOLLOW YOUR BLISS TO FRANCE! 10 nights – $ 3600

    paula-riley_workshop4Join artist and teacher Paula Riley for the trip of a life time! Paint on the beautiful grounds of Le Vieux Couvent in the Dordogne region of France.  Enjoy many excursions to the most enchanting villages in France. And savor delcious homemade French country cuisine. Open to all painting levels using the mediums of oil, acrylic, or watercolor.Paula will provide demos and lots of one-on-one time at the easel. Cost includes accommodations, most meals, transportation to excursions and to/from Toulouse airport. This is the last chance to experience the fine hospitality at this lovely property, as the owners are retiring in 2018!

     

    Questions — contact Paula at priley921@sbcglobal.net or call her at (925) 330-3060.  For more information click here. Visit Paula’s website https://paulariley.com/

     

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