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Teaching for Summer & Fall 2018

 

Photos: Gareth Bate. Kensington Market. Drawings by Sylvia Lustgarten and Andrea Yermy.

Outdoor Abstract City Drawing

Explore Toronto with new eyes

 

Loosen up, let go,
and find inspiration this summer.

Want to explore the colour and energy of Toronto's streets?

Do you spend way too much time stuck indoors staring at a screen?

Tired of representational studies? Are you looking to find imagery that is unique to you?

Its time for a staycation! I teach a lot of classes. But this one is my favourite. It's really fun and I look forward to it all year. Let’s get outside and enjoy the nice weather while it lasts! If you’re feeling stuck indoors then this is perfect for you. This course is like summer camp for adults.

Toronto is a beautiful city filled with colour and fascinating imagery. There are so many wonderful locations. This is your chance to really explore the city this summer.

Outdoor Abstract City Drawing is all about letting go and experimenting. Every week we visit a new Toronto location. You'll be drawing inspiration from the energy, imagery and sounds of the city. Together we explore the locations and then you draw from your own experiences and imagination rather than directly from observation.

When I was a student the biggest revelation to me was carrying a sketch book everywhere and drawing from life. It was like discovering that I had never really seen before. Quite a shock. For 5 years I never thought once about travelling because the world around me was so fascinating.

I want to share that experience with you.

Next Classes Start mid June 2018!

Click here for full course details... REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

 

Tim Pitsiulak, Jane Kidd, Kenojuak Ashevak, Itchiky Kuboto, Joan Mitchell, Jean-Paul Riopelle

 

Art World Untangled: Season 7

I'll Be Your Guide to the Toronto Art World

 

Do you find looking at art intimidating?

Ever visited a museum and felt like you didn’t know what you were looking at?

Ever wished you could have people to discuss art with and ask questions?

I'm back for Season 7: Spring & Summmer 2018
Registration is OPEN!

Seasons 1-6 had 960 bookings!

Join us as we explore the amazing artworks in our museums and galleries. Tours this Spring and Summer include the Art Gallery of Ontario, Textile Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art - Toronto, and 401 Richmond commercial galleries.

Each week we'll focus on the big current shows and look at them in depth rather than racing around. The emphasis is on experiencing art in real life and discussion among the group. We'll talk about what's happening in the art, the way it is displayed and the meaning created by curator. This isn't a passive class. It's interactive. I'm interested in what YOU have to say.

Click here for full tour details...

 

Returning Sept. 2018

 

The Colour Mixing Detective

How to stop mixing MUD and solve the mystery of your paints
once and for all!

 

It's time to MASTER Colour Mixing
and transform your paintings!

 

Are you constantly mixing MUD instead of the colours you want?

Do your colours look unsophisticated because you use paint straight out of the tube?

Are you wasting a ton of paint (and money) because you can never mix the same colour twice?

Ok, let's solve this mystery. Welcome to your first case Sargent! We have an investigation to get to so it's time to put those little gray cells to work. It doesn't matter if your paintings are realistic or abstract, landscapes or portraits every one who paints needs to know how to properly mix their colours. Mixing beautiful sophisticated colours will take your paintings to a whole new level.

No more obvious, boring colours. It's time to take your paintings to the next level by using beautiful sophisticated colours. Learning colour mixing is like doing scales on a piano. It’s not as creative as performing the song but it’s all part of the process of learning and practice.

I want colour mixing to become effortless for you so you don’t have to waste any more time worrying about that stuff. Consider this a chance to finally move forward in your work. Making art is about so much more than mixing colours.

It's time to take yourself seriously as an artist. 

Click Here For Full Course Details... REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR SEPT. 2018!

 

 

The Colour Match Maker

How to create perfect harmonious colour relationships
in your paintings

 

PERFECT Your Colour Schemes

 

Are your colour choices just off but you can't figure out why?

Too many colour options? Do you want to simplify your paintings without losing interest or power?

What makes some colour combinations look great together? Why do some paintings just work?

Did you know there's a way to solve every painting's colour problems? The Colour Match Maker is like Tinder for colour. It's all about achieving harmonious relationships. Like a Jane Austen novel, you’ll be scheming to find the perfect match. In this class we'll be working on real paintings. It's kind of like dating. We'll be trying out different colour schemes in your work and seeing what works for you.

Different combinations produce vastly diffferent visual effects and moods. I want to give you a deep understanding of colour relationships so you can solve the problems that come up in your paintings.

Hey! It's time to get your colour relationships right once and for all!

Next Classes Start Sept. 2018!

Click Here For Full Course Details... REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR SEPT. 2018!

 

Returns Sept. 2018

 

Toronto District School Board

Adult Education Classes

 

 

Abstract Painting

 

The Art Centre at Central Technical School
Toronto District School Board: Adult Night School
Gareth has now taught twenty two semesters of this course.

Learn to create abstract paintings. What if you could express your own inner vision? How do you convey the feeling of something, rather than what it literally looks like? Abstract painting is about play and experimentation. There’s no rules, no boundaries and no limits. Abstraction is ambiguous and open to interpretation. It can be mysterious and evocative. It reveals aspects of yourself that you didn’t know where there. The most exciting thing is seeing the surprising things that come out of when you free up and stop needing everything to look realistic. This is not a technical course. It’s about finding your artistic vision. A lot of emphasis is placed on generating imagery through various drawing exercises. This includes drawing from music, words and feelings. We then work on our painting projects. All levels and painting mediums are welcome. This course is designed to be taken repeatedly so you can develop your abstract work over time.

 

Returns Fall 2018

Night School Program
ENROL: Click Here. (Click on "search courses" then "general interest" on the left, then "art")
Length: 11 weeks
Dates: Wednesdays Fall 2018
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm.
Course Code: TBA
Room: A302 in the Art Building at Lennox and Lippincott St.
Fees: Age 18 - 59: Fee: $201, Senior 64+ $120
Remaining Spots: 20 (Registration is open)

Returns Fall 2018

Night School Program
ENROL: Click Here. (Click on "search courses" then "general interest" on the left, then "art")
Length: 11 weeks
Dates: Thursdays Fall, 2018
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm.
Fees:
Age 18 - 59: Fee: $201, Senior 64+ $120
Course Code: TBA
Room: A302 in the Art Building at Lennox and Lippincott St.
Remaining Spots: 20 (Registration is open)

 

 

Art History: Modern

 

The Art Centre at Central Technical School
Adult Night School, Toronto District School Board:
Gareth has now taught eight semesters of this course.

What's the deal with modern art? How do you make sense of it? Could your kid really make that? How does art go from landscape painting, to abstraction, to seeing urinals in art galleries? This relaxed discussion-based course will immerse you in the world of modern art and remove the intimidation. You’ll be able to visit museums and talk about modern art with confidence and easily recognize the styles. Join us as we explore the key movements from 1850 - 1970 such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism and Pop. You’ll learn about major artists like Manet, Monet, Cassatt, van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian, Kandinsky, Dali, Kahlo, Pollock, Rothko, Mitchell, Warhol and Abramović. Prepare to have your mind blown!

Fall 2018

Night School Program
ENROL: Click Here. (Click on "search courses" then "general interest" on the left, then "art")
Length: 11 weeks
Dates: Mon. Mid-Sept. - Early Dec., 2018
Day: Monday Nights
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm.
Fees:
Age 18 - 59: Fee: $201, Senior 64+ $120
Course Code: TBA

Remaining Spots: 20 (Registration opens in August.)

 

Art History - The Masters 

 

The Art Centre at Central Technical School
Adult Night School, Toronto District School Board
Gareth has now taught four semesters of this course.

Why is the Mona Lisa so famous? What makes an artwork a masterpiece? Why are the Old Masters so special? Join us as we discover European art history from 1400 to 1850. This relaxed discussion-based course will immerse you in art history and remove the intimidation. You’ll be able to visit museums and talk about historic art with confidence and easily recognize the eras and styles. Major events include the Renaissance, the Reformation, Baroque, and the French and Industrial Revolutions. You’ll be introduced to great artists like Giotto, van Eyck, Botticelli, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Bosch, Bruegel, Holbein, El Greco, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Velázquez, David, Turner, Géricault, Goya and Manet. We also look at frequently ignored female masters like Anguissola, Gentileschi, Vigée Le Brun and Bonheur.

Fall 2018

Night School Program
ENROL: Click Here. (Click on "search courses" then "general interest" on the left, then "art")
Length: 11 weeks
Dates: Tues. Mid-Sept - Early Dec., 2018
Day: Tuesday Nights
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Fees:
Age 18 - 59: Fee: $201, Senior 64+ $120
Course Code: TBA
Remaining Spots: 20 (Registration is opens in August)

 

 

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