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W2311: Shannon Taylor — Fun with Flowers

Multi-media — a half-day workshop

  • Starts Nov 10
  • $45/$60 non-member
  • Room 17

Available spots

Service Description

Shannon Michèle Taylor is a visual artist based in Peterborough Ontario. In her studio you might find her drawing, painting or experimenting with photography and video. She is also a mural painter. You can find her work online at or on Instagram @shannonmicheletaylor. This class is open to all levels. In this 3-hour workshop, you will learn a process that involves both drawing and painting. We will focus on flowers for this class as they are bright and lively and give us a fun range of colours and shapes, but the process can be applied to any subject matter. We will cover the basics of line drawing, and a bit of colour theory, but the most important thing is to get started and learn by doing! Shannon will bring flowers to work from. MATERIALS: * surfaces — board, wood or canvas 12”x 12” or something medium sized, 11”x14” or even 8”x10” there is a bit of leeway here. * paint — acrylic paint in primary colours ( red, blue and yellow) and white. Bring whatever hues of red blue and yellow you prefer, and you are of course not limited to these. NOTE: In this class we will be drawing onto a painted surface and then painting over that, so acrylic paint is ideal for the first layer, as it will dry fast. Oils will likely work for the final layer but I have never tried using them in this process. If you really want to use oils exclusively you will need to prepare your surface in advance by painting it entirely a deep warm colour such as red orange or warm yellow and bringing it dry to class. * drawing materials — one soft, dark pencil crayon, pencil or fine tipped black marker. I tend to use acid free black pens and markers which can be bought at Victory Art Supply, they have great pencil crayons as well. NOTE: Please avoid charcoal as it is too soft. * brushes — one larger brush for the background and a selection of small brushes. The majority of the painting work involves small brushes. NOTE: I will bring some of my own just in case we need extra.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

A registrant may withdraw from a course 7 days or more before it begins and receive a full refund minus a 20% administration charge. There are no refunds for withdrawals within 7 days of a course commencing. If a course is cancelled by Studio 201 before it begins, fees will be refunded in full. If a course session is cancelled once the course has begun and cannot be rescheduled, a pro-rated refund will be provided. Any participant who is unable to attend a rescheduled session will receive a pro-rated refund for that session.

Contact Details

  • 201 McDonnel Street, Peterborough, ON, Canada

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