Dwayne Davis with one his murals located at the Ramada Inn.

Dwayne Davis with one his murals located at the Ramada Inn.

Artists workshops coming up

Williams Lake muralist Dwayne Davis is offering two art courses this winter and spring.

Williams Lake muralist Dwayne Davis is offering two art courses this winter and spring.

The first is a drawing and watercolour techniques course on Thursdays Feb. 16 to March 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. (no class Feb. 23).

He will also teach a landscape painting in acrylics courses on Wednesday evenings Feb. 15 to April 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. (no class Feb. 22) and on Saturdays, Feb. 18 to April 15 (no class Feb. 25).

The watercolour course includes instruction on materials, tools and paints used in watercolour painting; paper preparation and layout techniques; colouring with washes; use of washes to enhance drawings; painting techniques and brushwork; and establishing the painted form.

The landscape painting in acrylics course provides instruction in developing creativity; surface preparation and layout techniques; basic colour theory; painting techniques and brushwork; contrast, value and hue; establishing the painted form; and rendering the forms and finding the shapes within shapes.

In both courses students will learn:

• how to open up to creative thought, while developing an understanding of form

• understand composition, scale, value, contrast, colour theory and some of the other terms used in painting.

• what questions to ask that need to be answered when starting a project, and how to measure out and complete the picture.

• how to design to the space provided and to grid the design to fit the space.

• mix styles and techniques

• understand the concept of depth by use of shadow and perspective.

• use tone and values to give the illusion of three dimensional forms.

There is a maximum of 10 students per class with registration on a first come first serve basis.

The course fee is less for Cariboo Art Society members. The art society welcomes new members regardless of experience.

For registration and details on course fees and materials supplied and/or required to be brought to the course by the student, contact Cat at 250-296-3670, Adele at 250-398-0300, or Yvette at 250-989-4241.