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Teen Watercolour Workshop
With Vanessa Corrigall

Through July and August, art students will have the opportunity to build upon their abilities to draw what they see with visual art instructor Vanessa Corrigall.


Workshops have been designed in such a way as to develop specific skills while improving abilities for later lessons. Lessons can be taken on a week-by-week basis if an art student prefers to focus on a particular skill.

Through weeks one and two of the sketching and drawing workshops, students will develop a sense of accuracy in proportions and tone.


In week three, students will experiment with different ways to use color in artwork.


Finally, in weeks four and five, students will apply their knowledge of drawing and color theory to several watercolor and acrylic paintings.

July 29, August 3, 4, 5 2022

Friday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1-4pm

Ages 13-18

$165 (all supplies included) CANCELED

Spaces Available: 14

Instructor Vanessa Corrigall

In this course, we will begin to cover how to crop / compose an image to prepare for a painting.  We will then learn how to loosely draw out an image with graphite and waterproof pens.  Through the use of masking fluid and layers of watercolor, we will build up the watercolor to develop sophisticated colors and tone. 

There will be a limited amount of subject matter to work from.  As such, students are encouraged to bring in a minimum of five colorful images of their choice.  If you would like to bring a laptop, feel free.

Materials will be provided. Watercolors, brushes, Sakura Pigma Micron Pens, Graphite, gum erasers, masking fluid, painters tape, sketchbook, Watercolor paper

Techniques covered 

  1. Basic color theory

  2. Sketching or gridding an image

  3. Using pens in watercolor

  4. Washes

  5. Underpainting

  6. Layering watercolor

  7. Using masking fluid

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About the instructor Vanessa Corrigall has a BFA and a BEd degree from the UofA.  Her specialization is in painting.  She currently lives in Leduc with her husband and two young boys.

Website: vanessa.corrigall.ca Instagram @vanessa.corrigall.ca