Details for "Jan Crawford's January 18th &19th Workshop"
"Enhance Your Painting with the Glazing Technique"
Jan Crawford with her paintings
This is all about learning how to layer transparent colour - enhancing whatever the individual painting styles are of the participants.
Saturday, January 18th, 9:30~4:00
(Please arrive early to set up)
and Sunday, January 19th, 9:30 ~ 3:30
(We all must be out by 4pm)
Lunch break will be 1/2 hour ~ one hour
Also take note that we only rent this space at The Music Box and are fortunate to do so at a special rate, therefore keeping our course costs very low. We do not guarantee that you will find dishes, cups, cutlery, can openers, etc. as we share this space with many other groups. Plan your lunch so that you bring your own cups/cutlery (think environment friendly) and that you can have a picnic outside if the weather is fine, or inside by your table. Coffee, tea and some snacks will be provided.
There are plenty of small places for lunch close by in the area.
The Music Box (Upstairs)
1564 Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver BC. V7V 1A1
There is space for about ten cars by the Music Box, if done carefully. Parking is free on Bellevue on Sunday, as well. A space close to the building must be reserved for our guest artist, so when you arrive please make sure one spot is left open near the building.
Orchard House Red Havens
Bio for Jan Crawford
Jan Crawford was born in Vancouver and moved to the Okanagan as a child where she was raised in an orchard setting. Jan studied art in Vancouver from 1979-1988 and holds a B.ED (Art major) from the University of BC and a B.F.A (printmaking major) from Emily Carr University. Today Jan is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (AFCA) where her paintings have been shown in several juried exhibitions.
As a printmaker Jan is known for her large colourful Okanagan landscapes. While At Malaspina Printmakers Gallery on Granville Island she produced over 140 Large Monotypes. Some of these can be seen at the Vancouver International Airport.
Jan’s work has been published in a Book titled Nexus: Histories and Communities A series of six large monotypes, entitled The Packing House Series, speak to The disappearance of the Okanagan identity. By incorporating brightly coloured Vintage fruit labels with archival photographs from museums, these prints have become records of a faded cultural identity. They are a significant contribution to the heritage of the Okanagan region of British Columbia.
Today Jan works in acrylic and focuses on still life and landscape. Her large jars of cherries, peaches and apricots are saturated with eye popping colour. The canning jar labels like Mason, Jewell and Improved, speak to a time when the valley was a fruit producing region of BC. Her jars have become “portraits” of Okanagan identity. Jan has had an ongoing dialogue with her photography, cultural identity and paint for the past quarter century. Her work is in a category of cultural realism. “these jars of fruit(symbols of environmental awareness) are my story about relationship with our land and the Okanagan”. These contemporary still life’s of the canning jar are symbols of cultural identity.Her work communicates an awareness to preserve our need for cultural identities.
Jan's large landscapes (back inside the orchard) are a recent body of work recapturing another symbol, the fruit tree. These landscapes are a narration of “the orchard” that have vanished during the past forty years. Through Jan’s photography the experience of the orchard is brought back to life and like the jar, also speak to our Canadian identity
Jan’s work can be seen at Galleries in the Hambleton Galleries, Kelowna, The Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Vancouver. North Van Arts, Vancouver. Her work has been exhibited at public and private Galleries throughout BC and California. Collections include the Vancouver International Airport, The Lakeside Resort, The Manteo Resort ,The Penticton Regional Hospital and Okanagan Wineries . Jan has donated her work to various arts organizations: Arts umbrella, shooting stars foundation, Kelowna Art Gallery, The Penticton Art Gallery and the BC Cancer agency in Vancouver and Victoria.
This workshop Goal is:
* The experience of adapting a new painting technique.
* Enhancing your painting using the glazing technique.
* Expanding your existing knowledge of colour theory.
* FOCUS - Mixing and controlling transparent colour.
Applying several layers of transparent colour.
Paint application – brush work.
* Painting from transparent to opaque.
Okanagan Moorparks Preserved II
- The glazing process requires acrylic paint, acrylic mediums and soft brushes (Water colour brushes, flat end ¼” and round). Glazing involves painting several layers of transparent colour
The Instructor will supply (students will pay $10 for these items):
Soft Gel Gloss
"8 x 8" canvas prepared
Palettes: students can use Jan's glass plates 8 x 10 for mixing acrylics.
In addition, students please bring:
11 x 14 stretched canvas (Buzz from Opus - less expensive)
5 x 7 canvas panel (Buzz from Opus- less expenseive)
small bottle of retarder
a coloured image (not portraits or abstracts) for your 11 x 14 canvas - be inspired by your image, one you can paint in the two day course.
Your first painting experience will be on the prepared 8x8” canvas that I will supply, if you bring the $10 - this is so you can begin painting with this technique right away after the introduction of the method.
Second painting experience will be on the 11x14” canvas. We will coat this canvas with gesso at the end of the first day so that it is ready to go for day #2.
ACRYLIC PAINT: Golden, Stevenson, Liquitex are suggested
Fluid acrylic or heavy body acrylic
Bring the acrylics you want to use for your 11x14 canvas
ACRYLIC COLOURS – for 8x8” painting
Bring comparable colours. These are the Golden Acrylic colours that I use:
Yellow ochre or yellow oxide
- Water container
- Rag or paper towels
- Painting palette for mixing ( note: I will supply small 8x10 glass plates #15)
- Palette knife
- Colour photo for your larger painting
- Pencil to draw on the canvas
- Other materials you may use while painting.
No easels required.Please bring a plastic table cover (inexpensive at the Dollar Store) to cover your table.
Registration: To sign up for this workshop directly, please scroll down to the bottom of this page. Enrollment and waitlist status is also presented there. You can pay directly on-line by credit card.
This course may fill up quickly. Do not hesitate to join the WAIT LIST. If it is full, do not be discouraged. Check back later- you may still be able to get in.
Course Cost & Status
- CAN$212.50 with Non NSAG Member Workshop Fee
- CAN$170.00 with NSAG MEMBERS ONLY