Workshops



Workshops will be held mainly online. Few workshops will be offered in person at the Inglewood Art Supplies and/or at the Kensington Art Supply & Instruction.

 

REGISTRATION

 

Unless it is stated differently, student can register either by email at liba@libaartstudio.com (in that case the fee is accepted by money e-transfer) or he/she can register online.  Student will receive a confirmation email , the list of art supplies and ID cards that qualify him/her for 10%discount on art supplies at the Kensington Art Supply & Instruction and at the Destination Art when the registration form and the payment is finalized.




LIBA ART STUDIO
NW Calgary, Montgomery

 

ONE DAY ONLINE WORKSHOPS
Max. 8 students will be accepted, min 2 students will be required to open the online workshop

Fee: $ 125, - including GST + art materials

Form for online registration 
https://form.jotform.com/73096779784276 

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

 





Paint/ Draw Portrait of Your Pet
October 2nd, 2021
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

This workshop is designed for students who love their pets, and would like to capture their portrait in painting or drawing. Students will work from photographs of their choice. I will help every student to draw/paint his/her pet’s portrait. Every student will have individual attention and feedback. Fundamental knowledge of drawing and painting is required for this workshop.

 


Step by Step Painting Mountains in Acrylic or Oil
October 30th, 2021
11:00 – 3:00 PM

Students will follow step by step easy instructions and demos that I will provide to capture mountains. Every student will get individual attention and feedback. Projects will be adjusted and simplified so students will be able to finish their project in this workshop. Fundamental knowledge of drawing and painting is required for this workshop.

 

 


Loose Painting/Drawing of Wildflowers

January 8th, 2022

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Students will be working from photographs that I will provide. They can also bring their own pictures and  choose their painting (acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastels)  and drawing (charcoal, graphite, ink)  medium.  Demonstrations will be included in this workshop. I also will help every student individually to capture wildflowers up to their choice and create loose artwork. Absolute beginners are welcome.

 

 

Step by Step Texture and Mixed Media in Art
January 22nd 2022
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

There are many options how to create texture in art. Students will learn about materials and tools how to texturize the surface for painting. They will also learn about possibilities how to create mixed media artwork. Photo transfer and how to do monoprints will be enclosed in this workshop. Every student will get individual attention and feedback. Absolute beginners are welcome.

 


Step by Step Drawing: Introduction
February 12th 2022
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Drawing is perhaps the most direct of the arts, with an immediacy that allows us to record instantly what we see. Students will be introduced to the basic drawing tools and materials. They will learn about value, variety of shadings, basic perspective rules and how to draw basic shapes. They will have an opportunity to draw from 2D pictures and from actual objects. Every student will get individual attention and feedback. This workshop is designed for absolute beginners in art.


Capturing Spirit of Trees: Collage & Mixed media

 March 12th 2022

11:00 AM – 3:00

Capturing the form of a tree is easier than capturing its spirit. This workshop will be focused on exploring the invisible essence of the tree with using collage and mixed media combined with painting and drawing. The final artwork of every student will be about the spirit of the tree/s and it will be fully opened to the imagination. This workshop is designed for students who are not afraid to explore art out of the traditional rules and who are ready to experiment.

 

  

EXPERIMENTAL WORKSHOPS (ONLINE)
Max 8 students will be accepted, min 2 students will be required to open the experimental online workshop
Fee: $ 
60, - incl. GST + art materials

Form for online registration:
https://form.jotform.com/73096779784276 



 

Paint/Draw Scream

December 4th 2021
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Students will have an opportunity to recreate the famous Edward Munch’s painting “Scream” and capture their own impression of scream under my supervision and help. This is an experimental online workshop that should bring a lot of fun with relieving and sharing own emotions with fellow students. Absolute beginners are welcome.

 



Paint/ Draw Music

February 26th 2022
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Students will have an opportunity to capture their own interpretation of music under my supervision. They will be exposed to a variety of music styles and rhythms. This workshop is experimental, and it is focused on having fun with loose painting and drawing. Anything is possible in art. Absolute beginners 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!

 

 

TWO DAY ONLINE WORKSHOP
Max. 8 students will be accepted, min 2 students will be required to open this workshop
Fee: 195,- incl. GST + art material

 


Drawing Nature with Charcoal

October 16 & 17, 2021

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

 

Students in this workshop will be introduced to basic drawing techniques with charcoal to capture nature. Students will learn how to draw trees, clouds, water, rocks, mountains, plants and other natural forms. Students will also study how to create distance and reflections in their artworks and learn about basic perspective principles used in drawing landscapes. Students will draw from 2D pictures, and from actual natural forms (rocks, leaves, branches etc.). First day of the workshop, students will study and practice drawing natural forms with charcoal. The second day they will have an opportunity to choose which natural form they would like to explore further and create their own artwork with Liba’s instructions and help. This workshop is designed for students of all levels. Absolute beginners are welcome.

 

 

 

KENSINGTON ART SUPPLY & INSTRUCTION

120, 6999 11 St SE Calgary, AB

 


Cold Wax in Art

November 13th, 2021

10: 00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

Fee: $ 145 incl. GST (art supplies are not included).  

Please make the payment by money e-transfer to liba@libaartstudio.com along with your registration form. Also, you can pay online (on the bottom of this page). Thank you!

 
Cold wax is a soft paste made with beeswax that adds body, transparency and depth to oil paint. It is a very freeing medium so artist does not have to worry about a lot of the oil painting rules he/she may have learned in the past. Students will be encouraged to experiment not only with oil paint but also with charcoal, graphite and other materials that can be used with cold wax. They will also learn how to use variety of painting media together with cold wax and how to create layers and glazes to build the painting up. Every student will be provided with individual attention and feedback. This one day workshop is designed for students of all levels of experience and interest. Student has to be min. 8 year old. 


 
Encaustic & Collage

November 27th, 2021

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fee: $ 175,- incl. GST (art supplies are not included)

Please make the payment by money e-transfer to liba@libaartstudio.com along with your registration form. Also, you can pay online (on the bottom of this page). Thank you!

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. Student has to be min 13 years old.

 

 

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Form for online registration (Kensington Art Supply & Instruction)
https://form.jotform.com/73096779784276 

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

 
Cold Wax

  




Encaustic & Collage