Workshops



Student can register either personally at the LIBA Art Studio, by email (the registration form will be send by email, the fee will be accepted by money e-transfer) or he/she can register online. 

In the case, that student would like to register personally in the studio, please contact Liba at liba@libaartstudio.com to set up an appointment for the registration.

 

The list of art supplies including the list of art supplies stores and the ID cards that qualify student for 10%discount for art supplies on the list at the Kensington Art Supply & Instruction and at the Destination Art will be provided provided once the registration is finalized.

Workshops registration form:
https://form.jotform.com/73096779784276 

 

WORKSHOPS AT THE LIBA ART STUDIO, DALHOUSIE, NW CALGARY

 

One day workshops

 


How to Create Abstract Art from Photographs
October 26th, 2019

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The fee: $ 135 incl. GST (art supplies are not included).

 

Students registered in LIBA Art Studio one year min. and family members qualify for $ 10 discount. Students who already took this workshop in past qualify for $15 discount.
Only one discount will apply.
Registration is due October 17th, 2019. 

 

Abstract art can be more difficult than landscape or scenery, because there is nothing to copy fromOn the other hand, since abstract art is the most freely formed type of artwork, there is no right or wrong. A photograph is an excellent tool to start with when students are first learning how to create abstract/semi-abstract painting.Students in this workshop will learn how to use photographs as a reference for artworks. They will be introduced to a variety of options that can be used to create successful abstract/semi-abstract painting. Composition, colors and material choices will be discussed with every student individually. Artist’s demo will be an essential part of this workshop.This workshop is designed for students of all levels of experience.

 


 

Alcohol Based Inks Art Techniques

November 30th, 2019

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The fee: $ 135 incl. GST (art supplies are not included).

 

Students registered in LIBA Art Studio one year min. and family members qualify for $ 10 discount. Students who already took this workshop in past qualify for $15 discount. Only one discount will apply.

Registration is due November 28th, 2019.

 

Using alcohol inks can be a fun way to use colors and create backgrounds for stamping or card-making. Alcohol inks are an acid-free, highly-pigmented, and fast drying medium to be used on non-porous surfaces. Mixing colors can create a vibrant marbled effects and the possibilities can only be limitied by what students are willing to try. Students in this workshop will learn about materials, surfaces , tools and techniques used in art creating with alcohol based inks. Group demos will be part of the workshop. Individual attention is guaranteed. Workshop is designed for students of all levels and experience. Absolute beginners are welcome. Student has to min. 8 years old. Max 6 students can be registered.

 


 

Finger Painting

February 1st, 2020

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The fee: $ 135 incl. GST (art supplies are not included).

 

Students registered in LIBA Art Studio one year min. and family members qualify for $ 10 discount. Only one discount will apply.

Registration is due January 30th, 2020.

 

In past, the art of finger painting was popular in China, Europe and America. It was rediscovered in the recently and became one of the popular techniques of painting. Today, this art form is practiced by amateur as well as professional artists the world over. This kind of painting offers great variety, flexibility and creativity in the way you apply paint to the paper/canvas; student may use thumbprints, finger impressions, palm impressions and even paint different shapes (waves, arcs, etc.) with fingers. Students in this workshop will learn about materials and surfaces used in finger painting. They will be introduced to basic finger painting techniques and tricks. Finger painting will be practised with charcoal and acrylic paint. This workshop is designed for students of all levels. Absolute beginners are welcome. Max 6 students can be registered.

 

 

Two day workshops



Watercolour Painting
October 19th & 20th
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fee: $ 205 incl. GST and light snacks (art supplies are not included).

 

Students registered in my studio one year min. and family members will qualify for $ 10 discount.Students who already took this workshop in the past can register again and work on advanced projects; they will qualify for $ 20 discount.Registration is due October 14th, 2019.

  

Watercolour painting is many centuries old.  It was used in the past by the Egyptians on papyrus and by the Chinese on silk. It became an important medium on paper.
The watercolor painting appears fresh and transparent. Event though artist can work on one piece in a few settings, the approach must often be accomplished in a single operation. The first day of the workshop students will learn  about watercolour paint, materials and equipment for watercolor painting, how to choose and clean watercolor brushes , how to stretch paper for water colors and about the basic watercolour techniques. The second day students will have an opportunity to practice watercolour techniques and create artwork/s up to their choice or they will choose from the variety of projects that Liba will have available. This workshop is designed for absolute beginners in watercolor painting as well as for advanced students. Basic knowledge of drawing is recommended but nor necessary.  Max. 8 students can be registered.

 

 



Drawing/Painting Nature

November 16th & 17th, 2019

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The fee: $ 205,- incl. GST and light snacks (art supplies are not included).

 

Students registered in LIBA Art Studio one year min. and family members qualify for $ 10 discount. Only one discount will be applied. 

Registration is due November 12th, 2019.

  

 

Students in this workshop will be introduced to basic drawing and painting techniques, materials and tools used to capture nature. Students can choose to study drawing or painting. They will learn how to draw (or paint) trees, clouds, water, rocks, mountains, plants and other natural forms. Students will also study how to create distance and reflections in their artworks. Introduction to basic perspective principles will be an important part of the workshop. The first day of the workshop, students will study and practice drawing with charcoal, pencil and graphite. The second day they will have an opportunity to create a piece capturing nature using either painting or drawing techniques. This workshop is designed for students of all levels. Absolute beginners are welcome. Student has to have fundamental knowledge of painting if he/she will decide to paint nature.  Max 8 students

 

 

 


Mixed Media Art Techniques & Experimental Art Creating

March 28th & 29th, 2020

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM 
The fee: $ 205 incl. GST and light snacks (art supplies are not included).

 

The list of art supplies is provided at the registration. Students registered in LIBA Art Studio one year min. and family members qualify for $ 10 discount.  Students who alredy took this workshop in past qualify for $ 20 discount. Only one discount will apply. 

Registration is due March 24th, 2020.

 

Happy accidents go on when students begin to take chances and start experimenting with materials, techniques and ideas to explore the unknown and unpredictable. Students will be encouraged to use unconventional surfaces, materials and tools up to their choice and/or advice of the instructor. First day of the workshop will focus on learning how to use materials, surfaces and tools, on mixed media art techniques, how to create texture in art, photo transfer and how to create acrylic skin and use it in art. Liba will also share variety of tricks that are helpful in creating mixed media art pieces. The second day will emphasize creating actual art pieces.  Every student in the group will be provided with individual attention, instructions, demos and feedback. This workshop is designed for students of all ages (7 +), levels of experience and interests. Space in this workshop is limited. Max 6 students can be registered.

 

 

 

 

WORKSHOPS AT THE WHEATLAND SOCIETY OF ARTS IN STRATHMORE

 



Experimental Art Creating

October 5th, 2019

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

Please contact Brandy Hebbes at bhebbes@efirehose.net for registration.

 

Happy accidents go on when students begin to take chances and start experimenting with materials, techniques and ideas to explore the unknown and unpredictable. Students will be encouraged to use unconventional surfaces, materials and tools up to their choice and/or advice of the instructor. This workshop will be focused on mixed media art techniques, how to create texture in art, photo transfer and how to create acrylic skin and use it in art. Liba will also share variety of tricks that are helpful in creating mixed media art pieces. Every student in the group will be provided with individual attention, instructions, demos and feedback. This workshop is designed for students of all ages, levels of experience and interests.

 

 

Cold Wax in Art

December 7th, 2019

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

Please contact Brandy Hebbes at bhebbes@efirehose.net for registration.

 

Cold wax is a soft paste made of beeswax that adds body, transparency, and depth to oil paint - blurring the line between oils and encaustic. Without heating, cold wax stays creamy when mixed with pigments (so requires no ventilation).It is a very freeing medium that leaves a lot of room for experimenting. During demos, students will learn of basic techniques, materials, tools and surfaces. Though all will work from the same reference, there is much room for individual expression as students are guided by friendly individual attention and feedback from the instructor. Supply list is available; but all supplies will be at studio also.

 

 

 

WORKSHOPS AT THE KENSINGTON ART SUPPLY & INSTRUCTION



Encaustic Painting & Collage Workshop

 

November 23rd 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Registration is due November 14th, 2019.
January 11th 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration is due January 2nd, 2020.
March 14th 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration is due March 5th, 2020.

 

Kensington Art Supply & Instruction

6999 11 St SE #120, Calgary, AB
http://kensingtonartsupply.com/kas/workshops/

You can register online, by email or personally at the LIBA Art Studio in Dalhousie, NW Calgary. Please contact Liba at liba@libaartstudio.com to receive the registration form, list of art supplies and ID discount card by email or to set up an appointment for the registration.

 

Registration form: https://form.jotform.com/73354790784266 

 

The fee 

$ 175 incl. GST (art supplies are not included; can be shared).

The list of art supplies is provided at the registration.Griddles, heat guns + 15% discount on encaustic art supplies are provided by Kensington Art Supply & Instruction. Some tools and materials can be shared and/or borrowed from Liba. 

 

Students registered in LIBA Art Studio one year min. and family members qualify for $ 10 discount. Students who already took encaustic workshop in the past qualify for $ 20 discount . Only one discoount will be applied. 

 

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 world “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. It was re-discovered again in 18th century and it was reviewed in the twentieth century largely by Jasper Johns. Today, encaustic painting is experiencing revival. Students will learn in this workshop about the studio safety, how to make own encaustic medium, how to create mono prints & photo transfers and how to use hot wax in combination with other materials to create mixed media artwork. Experimenting will be highly encouraged. Students will have an opportunity to create their own artwork under Liba’s supervision or they will have an option to choose from projects that Liba will have available. Group demonstrations and friendly critiques will be an essential part of this workshop. “Encaustic Painting & Collage”workshop is designed for students of all levels and interests. Absolute beginners are welcome; experience in visual art is not required.  Students have to be min 13 years old. Max. 8 students can be registered.