Ken Campbell Fine Art

Upcoming workshops are now announced on the blog.

Oil Painting Foundations

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Oil Painting Foundations Workshop

A robust intro to oil painting

DESCRIPTION: Learn oil painting — from 'one-colour studies' and 'alla prima' to 'underpainting & glazes' techniques. Discover the dynamic medium of modern oil paints featuring slow and fast drying times, versatile materials and classical techniques. Artist Ken Campbell will demo his painting techniques and guide students through step-by-step creation of paintings in oils. Features demos, hands-on painting, one-on-one, critiques, handouts and talks.

DURATION: 3 days (18 hrs)

TIMES: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ENROLLMENT: Max 16 | Min 8

PREREQUISITES: Basic drawing and painting skills an asset.

MATERIALS: See Resources

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

2D Design Foundations

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2D Design Foundations Workshop

Good Design separates exquisite art from all the rest

DESCRIPTION: When everything else is equal, 'good design' separates exquisite art from all the rest. Learn proven techniques for creating compelling compositions. Discover classical approaches for division of space and strategic placement of objects to maximize impact in paintings & drawings. Ken will demonstrate design solutions and guide students through step-by-step creation. Features demos, hands-on painting, one-on-one, critique, talks.

DURATION: 5 days (30 hrs)

TIMES: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ENROLLMENT: Max 16 | Min 8

PREREQUISITES: Basic drawing and painting skills an asset.

MATERIALS: See Resources

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Drawing Foundations

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Drawing Foundations Workshop

Learning the essentials of academic drawing

DESCRIPTION: Ken believes learning good drawing skills is absolutely essential for artists. In Drawing Foundations he introduces the basics of academic drawing from life by teaching 'drawing metrics' — how artists make measurements to heighten accuracy and realism. This is fundamental to realism as well as contemporary styles. An intensive workshop that includes an intro to materials usage; equipment selection; basic drawing techniques (including proportional, comparative, sight-size); lines & solids; values; measuring; etc.. Features demos, hands-on painting, one-on-one, critique, handouts and talks.

DURATION: 5 days (30 hrs)

TIMES: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ENROLLMENT: Max 16 | Min 8

PREREQUISITES: Basic drawing and painting skills an asset.

MATERIALS: See Resources

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
On a first-come basis. Minimum 8 students required. Workshops will be scheduled in communities by level of interest. Sign-up soon.

Underpainting and Glazes

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Underpainting and Glazes

Learn professional studio methods for creating paintings

DESCRIPTION: An intensive studio-based painting workshop featuring a fusion of notan, dynamic colour planning and Renaissance-style underpainting and glazing techniques — speed, control and dynamics. Ken will demonstrate his signature painting style and guide students through step-by-step creation of landscape paintings in oils on canvas. Features demos, hands-on painting, one-on-one, critique, handouts and talks.

DURATION: 3 days (18 hrs)

TIMES: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ENROLLMENT: Max 16 | Min 8

PREREQUISITES: Basic drawing and painting skills an asset.

MATERIALS: See Resources

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Equine Studies

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Equine Studies Workshop

Realism in drawing and painting horses

DESCRIPTION: Learn the fundamentals of realism in drawing and painting horses in oils. Learn to create and use the 'horse drawing grid' for proportioned drawings then step-by-step create paintings in oils. Enjoy a live sketching session at local stables. Workshop focuses on sound drawing of horse anatomy, colour planning and panel design. Features demos, hands-on drawing and painting, one-on-one, critiques, handouts and talks.

DURATION: 3 days (18 hrs)

TIMES: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ENROLLMENT: Max 16 | Min 8

PREREQUISITES: Basic drawing and painting skills an asset.

MATERIALS: See Resources

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Painting After the

Group of 7

Painting After the Group of 7

Learning from the Masters

DESCRIPTION: Learn techniques of Group of 7 artists like J.E.H. MacDonald, Lauren Harris and contemporaries like Tom Thompson and Emily Carr. In the age-old art college tradition students will learn by copying master works then develop their own works using these techniques, styles and palettes. An intensive painting workshop that includes fundamentals of landscape painting; design; colour planning; and more. Includes demos, hands-on painting, one-on-one, critique, handouts and talks.

DURATION: 3 days (18 hrs)

TIMES: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ENROLLMENT: Max 16 | Min 8

PREREQUISITES: Basic drawing and painting skills an asset.

MATERIALS: See Resources

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
On a first-come basis. Minimum 8 students required. Workshops will be scheduled in communities by level of interest. Sign-up soon.