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Cityscape & Landscape

STEFAN GALVANEK FINE ART SCHOOL AND STUDIO On Tuesday afternoon from 1 to 4 pm Oils & Acrylic painting Winter session: January 19 to March 29 (no class on March 15) Fee:   $320 for 10 weeks + 13% taxes Payment is refundable up to one week prior to commencement of classes. Classes are designed to offer a learning experience in painting in a systematic and structured format. Step-by-step demonstrations trace the painting process from sketch, to underpainting in washes, through constructing a finished painting by building up layers of impasto.  Demonstrations show how to plan a painting, block in the composition, observe light, atmosphere, the colour of objects and colour of shadows. By mastering the technical aspects of the medium you will gain confidence and skill in painting a picture for which you will be proud of.  Learning outcomes:
  • Improvement in mastering the painting techniques
  • Paint a picture from start to finish
  • Gaining confidence in designing the picture and developing individual style.
  • Working out solutions related to painting in a professional manner.
Landscape- Cityscape- Learn to plan a painting by applying one and two point perspective, capture the city life and traffic. Block in the composition and observe atmosphere and the colors that make up the shapes and forms of objects in the light and shadows. Step-by-step demonstrations trace the painting process, from sketching and underpainting in washes to finishing. Make check payable to Stefan Galvanek. To ensure a space in the class please return registration with payment 2 weeks prior to start date. In case of cancellation the check will be returned to you. To register click here

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About Instructor: Stefan Galvanek Stefan studied sculpture at the School of Applied Art and Design in Europe where he worked in clay and stone. After moving to Toronto, he continued his education in the Con. Ed. dep. at Ontario College of Art. In the 1960s Stefan worked with charcoal and egg tempera, depicting imaginative figures and portraits. After moving to Toronto, his work became more experimental in nature. In the early 1970s his work distorted the body to anamorphic images, developing a sense of mobility. In the late 1970s he started his "Suitcase" series, placing the human form into a defined space. In his most recent work he is placing figures against the landscape with the figures absorbed in rituals, forming beliefs and giving thanks. Stefan's work is on display in corporate and private collections in North America and Europe, Upper Gallery, Christin Gallery, State of the Art Gallery in Toronto and Donner Gallery in Europe. He is a member and past elected officer of the Ontario Society of Artists, founded in 1872 and the oldest art society in Upper Canada. Stefan teaches drawing, acrylic and oil painting at George Brown College. He is the founder of the Stefan Galvanek Fine Art School and Studio in Toronto, as well as a teacher at Canadore College in Parry Sound. He has participated in over 100 exhibitions. 1986 Award. OSA Most Original Artwork. 2006 Award. George Brown College Teaching Excellence. 2007 Best Painting Award, Newmarket, Ont.