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Contemporary Portraiture Oil Painting Workshop: Part 1

  • Gallery 67 50 Richmond Street East, Unit #119 Oshawa, ON, L1G 7C7 Canada (map)
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Join Catherine Mills as she teaches contemporary portraiture. The style can be loose and gestural, or highly realistic. Facial structure and anatomy will be briefly discussed, mixing skin tones with a simple limited palette, backgrounds and composition. This direct, simple approach will allow the participant to adapt to alla prima painting, or more finished studio work.

Oil paint is preferred, however acrylics can be worked with as well.

This is a two-part workshop. Part 2 takes places on Saturday, January 26 from 10:00-4:00 pm. Note that the registration fee is for both dates.

If you would like to SIGN UP for this workshop, please do so by the deadline: January 12, 2019.

OAA Members $120 | Non-OAA Members $140

Have a question? Contact us. We are more than happy to assist you with any questions you might have regarding any workshops at Gallery 67.

About the Instructor:
Catherine graduated with Honours from Guelph University with a degree in Biological Sciences but couldn’t contain her restless desire for colour and creativity. Catherine attended Sheridan College for furniture design, but spent far more time painting and decorating the furniture or objects she made, so a professor suggested she read Isobel O’Neil’s The Art of the Painted Finish. Her career as a decorative painter was born. After many years working as a solo decorative artist, she had the good fortune to work with a prominent Toronto decorative paint company Ritins Studios. After many years completing high-end commercial and residential projects, (at hotels, casinos, the Royal Ontario Museum and Casa Loma) she was ready for a new challenge.

Largely self-taught, Catherine has also taken workshops at The Academy of Realist Art, and with Katherine Stone. She loves the patina and alchemy of oil paint, and is fascinated by the abstracted process of turning the two-dimensional space into three. Her current jewelry series is an exploration of materials; shadow and light; hard and soft; clear and blurry.

Catherine’s work has been exhibited and collected internationally and is currently on display at Halde Galerie in Widen, Switzerland. She has also exhibited at The Artist Project, The Toronto Outdoor Exhibition, Autumn Art Sale at McMichael Art Gallery and the John Baird Gallery in Toronto, among other venues.

See more of Catherine’s work on her website, Instagram, Twitter (@csmills) and Facebook.

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Life Drawing
Later Event: January 21
Life Drawing