Workshops



Workshops are held either online or in person at the Kensington Art Supply & Instruction, Wheatland Society of Arts, and at the LIBA Art Studio. Please visit this page often for more information and dates of workshops. It is updated regurarly.

 

WORKSHOPS TAUGHT September 2021- May 2022

KENSINGTON ART SUPPLY $ INSTRUCTION

In Person Workshops

Cold Wax in Art

Encaustic & Collage

Drawing Nature in Charcoal
How to Draw/Paint Faded Flowers

 

LIBA ART STUDIO

Online Workshops

Mixed Media and Texture in Art

In Person Workshops

Loose Drawing/Painting of Wildflowers

How to Draw/Paint Rose
How to Draw/Paint Mountain Creeks and Rivers
Come to Work on Your Own Project

 

WHEATLAND SOCIETY OF ARTS, STRATHMORE

In Person Workshops

Loose Drawing/Painting of Wildflowers

 

 

REGISTRATION


Unless it is stated differently, please register through this page. Registration forms are posted bellow.  You can pay either by money e-transfer or online via PayPal.

Please note that the online fee for workshops is $6,- higher to cover PayPal fees. You will receive a confirmation email , the list of art supplies and ID cards that qualify you for a discount on art supplies at the Kensington Art Supply & Instruction and at the Destination Art when the registration form and the payment is finalized.



KENSINGTON ART SUPPLY & INSTRUCTION

120, 6999 11 St SE Calgary, AB

 
Registration for KAS workshops is opened now.

 


Cyanotypes & Encaustic

October 1st & 2nd, 2022 (two days workshop)

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fee: $ 325, - incl. GST (art materials are not included)
Estimated cost for art materials: $150, -
Registered students will receive ID card that will qualify them for 15% discount on art materials at KAS for this workshop.

 

Max 10 students can be registered.

 

Cyanotype is a 170-year-old photographic printing process that produces prints in a distinctive dark prussian blue. The word cyan comes from the Greek, meaning “dark blue substance.” The process was invented by Sir John Herschel, a brilliant astronomer and scientist, in 1842. The word “encaustic’ comes from the Greek “encaustikos” “to burn in”, referring to the process of using heat to fuse the layers together. It was notably used in Favyum mummy portraits in Egypt around 100-300AD.

 Students in this workshop will learn processes of art creating that contain alchemy of combining these two unique techniques. The first day of the workshop they will experiment with creating cyanotypes prints. They will learn how to use cyanotype chemicals of the cyanotype kit to create a light-sensitive solution which is then  aplied on the paper. Students will experiment with variety of natural materials (f.e.plants, leaves) and objects that will be placed on the coated paper and exposed to the UV light-sun.

Once printed as cyanotypes, the images can be glued to a wooden panel, or used as a surface for encaustic painting and other mediums. The second day of the workshop students will work with their cyanotypes prints and encaustic medium. They will learn about studio safety, how to make own encaustic medium and how to use it. I will share with my students tricks and common mistakes to avoid with creating art  using cyanotypes and encaustic.

Group demonstrations and friendly critiques will be an essential part of this workshop. Students will have an opportunity to create their own artwork or choose from projects that I will have available. Experience with encaustic techniques and/or cyanotypes is recommended but not mandatory. Absolute beginners are welcome. Students must be min 13 years old.

Registration form:

https://form.jotform.com/220358129502046 

Online payment: 
Please note that the online fee for workshops is $6,- higher to cover PayPal fees.




Cold Wax in Art

October 22nd, 2022 (one day workshop)

10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Fee: $ 145, - incl. GST (art materials are not included)
Estimated cost for art materials: $ 80
Registered students will receive ID card that will qualify them for 15% discount on art materials at KAS for this workshop.

Max 10 students can be registered.

 

Cold wax is a soft paste made with beeswax which adds body, transparency, and depth to oil paint. It is a very freeing and intuitive medium. Unlike painting with hot beeswax (encaustic) this medium does not require ventilation and electricity.

Students will be encouraged to experiment not only with oil paint but also with charcoal, graphite and other materials which can be used with cold wax. They will learn to create layers and glazes to build a painting from the base upwards. This one-day workshop is designed for students of all levels of experience and interest. As each student will receive plenty of one-on-one instruction it is the perfect way to be introduced to this exciting new medium.

 

Registration form:

https://form.jotform.com/220358129502046 

Online payment: 
Please note that the online fee for workshops is $6,- higher to cover PayPal fees.

 




Encaustic & Collage

November 5th, 2022 (one day workshop)

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fee: $ 175, - incl. GST (art materials are not included)
Estimated cost for art material: $ 100, -

Registered students will receive ID card that will qualify them for 15% discount on art materials at KAS for this workshop.

Max 10 students can be registered.

Encaustic is considered one of the most ancient painting techniques in the world. It is a paint that is composed of beeswax, damar resin and pigments.

The word “encaustic’ comes from the Greek “encaustikos” “to burn in”, referring to the process of using heat to fuse the layers together. It was notably used in Favyum mummy portraits in Egypt around 100-300AD. This technique was lost for hundreds of years and re-discovered again in 18th century. Today, encaustic painting is experiencing revival.

Students will learn about the studio safety, how to make encaustic medium, create mono prints and photo transfers and how to use hot wax in combination with other materials to create mixed media artwork.

Experimentation will be highly encouraged. Students will have an opportunity to create their own artwork or choose from projects that I will have available. Group demonstrations and friendly critiques will be an essential part of this workshop. This workshop is designed for students of all levels and interests. Absolute beginners are welcome; experience in visual art is not required.

Registration form:
https://form.jotform.com/220358129502046 


Online payment: 
Please note that the online fee for workshops is $6,- higher to cover PayPal fees.

 

 


Encaustic Monotypes with Gel Press Plate

November 26th, 2022 (one day workshop)

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fee: $ 175, - incl. GST (art materials are not included)
Estimated cost for art materials: $ 120, -

Registered students will receive ID card that will qualify them for 15% discount on art materials at KAS for this workshop.

Max 10 students can be registered.

 

Students in this workshop will experiment with encaustic techniques, materials, and gel press plates to create imaginative encaustic monotype artworks. This technique is a bit different than using gel press plate for acrylic prints. Even though, acrylic gelli prints, can be enhanced with encaustic, encaustic monotypes created with gel press plate can be used directly with encaustic techniques and processes. Students will  experiment with encaustic medium, encaustic pigments, materials and gel press plate to achieve a variety of effects in their artworks. 

They will also learn about the studio safety and how to make their own encaustic medium and how to use it. Students will have an opportunity to create their own artwork or choose from projects that I will have available. Group demonstrations and friendly critiques will be an essential part of this workshop. I will share with my students tricks and common mistakes to avoid in creating encaustic monotypes with gel press plate. Experience with encaustic techniques and/or gelli prints is recommended but not mandatory. Absolute beginners are welcome Students must be min 13 years old.

 

Registration form:

https://form.jotform.com/220358129502046 

Online payment: 
Please note that the online fee for workshops is $6,- higher to cover PayPal fees.


LIBA ART STUDIO
NW Calgary, Montgomery 

 

PRIVATE IN PERSON WORKSHOPS (max, 4 students)

September 2022 - June 2023

Registration is opened NOW.



Private workshops will resume in September 2022, every second Saturday every month 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Fee: $ 155,- (incl.GST, wine and light refreshment) Art materials are not included.

Come to Work on Your Own Project (Adults)
(Drawing/painting, your choice of medium and theme)

In this private session, you can work on your own project under my instructions and help. Also, you can choose from projects and themes I will have available. Demonstrations and friendly critiques will be  included. 

 

Registration form: 
https://form.jotform.com/73096779784276 

Online payment: 

Please note that the online fee for workshops is $6,- higher to cover PayPal fees.


2022:
September 10th
October 8th

November 12th

Devember 10th
2023:

January 14th

February 11th

March 11th 
April 8th

May 13th

June 10th 

  

SUMMER OUTDOOR WORKSHOPS


July 16th   
        11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Bowmont Park in Varsity, NW Calgary

August 20th      11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Bowmont Park in Silver Springs, NW Calgary

(weather permitted) 

 

The fee $ 150,- incl. GST, art materials are not included.

Please make an e-transfer to liba@libaartstudio.com to pay for this workshop. The registration form and option to pay online is posted bellow.

 

Outdoor (plein air drawing/painting) is about leaving your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing outdoor. The practice goes back for centuries but was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists. Students in this workshop will learn about basic steps how to draw/paint outdoors, about common mistakes and how to avoid them. Students can either choose their own project (view of nature) or they can learn how to draw/paint trees, panoramic view of landscape, sky and clouds, water, plants, flowers, etc. Liba will also share some useful tips for outdoor painting/drawing. Students have to have a fundamental knowledge of drawing and/or painting. Max 8 students will be accepted for this workshop. Students must be min 8 years old.

 

Registration form:

https://form.jotform.com/73096779784276 

 

Online payment: 

Please note that online fee is $ 6,- higher to cover PayPal fees.

 

  

WHEATLAND SOCIETY OF ARTS IN STRATHMORE

115 3 Ave, Strathmore, AB 

 


How to Draw/Paint Mountain Streams & Rivers 
(charcoal, graphite, pencil, oil, acrylic, pastels, mixed media, collage)

September 24th, 2022

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

For registration and more information please contact Wheatland Society of Arts at pc@wheatlandarts.ca

 

Students in this workshop will learn step by step how to draw and/or paint mountains and mountain streams/rivers. They will learn how to design their works, how to draw/paint rocks, water, and reflections. They can choose their own medium. Students will work from photographs that they can bring. I will also have images of mountains, streams, and rivers ready. How to translate photograph to the successful drawing/painting will be an important part of this workshop. Individual attention will be guaranteed. Demonstrations will be included. Student has to be min. 10 years old; families are welcome.

 

 

Cold Wax in Art

October 22nd. 2022

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

For registration and more information please contact Wheatland Society of Arts at pc@wheatlandarts.ca

 

Come to join this informative and exciting workshop! Cold wax is a soft paste made with beeswax which adds body, transparency, and depth to oil paint. It is a very freeing and intuitive medium. Students will be encouraged to experiment not only with oil paint but also with charcoal, graphite and other materials which can be used with cold wax. Students will learn to create layers and glazes to build a painting from the base upwards. This one-day workshop is designed for students of all levels of experience and interest. Students can choose their themes, bring their own images or they can choose from projects that I will have ready for this workshop. As each student will receive plenty of one-on-one instruction it is the perfect way to be introduced to this exciting new medium. Student has to min 13 years old. Families are welcome.

 

 

Please contact me at liba@libaartstudio.com if you and your family/ friends would like to book a workshop with your own personalized theme. Thank you! I can teach this workshop online (max 8 students), in person in my studio (max. 3 students)  or at your home (max 6 students).