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Animal Portrait Painting with Jeanne Marler

July 3rd, 5th, 10th and 12th, 2018

“Animal Portrait Classes” with Jeanne Marler. $150.00+HST

4 Classes from 1:00-4:00pm. Must register by June 27th. No drop in.

All Art Materials included to create a 12”x16” portrait of your pet in acrylic paint

Participants must bring: Lots of photographs of the animal to be painted (Not all photographs give enough ‘information’ to be able to be used to create a painting)

Participants will be taught the basics of tone (shading), colour and composition in these four three hour classes. These basics are the backbone to creating an interesting painting and will help participants, no matter their level of expertise, to gain the confidence to realize their goals. Students will be encouraged to explore and enhance their own personal expression in the creation of this animal portrait.

Instruction includes:

Personalized attention and course notes

Explanation of Tone (Tone does all the work. Colour gets all the credit)

Exploration of colour, including Colour Wheel and Complementary colours

Discussion of how to plan a painting for maximum impact: transposing photo                    information onto canvas, the golden point, choice of colour palette, use of mirror

Jean Marler, Instructor

New to the community, Jean, and her husband David, moved from Quebec to Shuniah in early 2018. An artist and art instructor with over twenty years of experience, she is a teacher by heart and hopes to develop teaching opportunities in her new community. Visit her website: and visit her display at Gallery 33.

•          Testimonial from a previous student, Jeanne Greeves, Knowlton, QC, Nov 2017:

 “I will miss you as a teacher ---- yet I am grateful for the time you were able to give us, sharing your extensive art knowledge.”

Jeanne Marler

Jeanne Marler