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I'm Teaching 5 Spring Courses

Registration is OPEN!

 

 

Colour Mixing Boot Camp

I WANT YOU! To mix the right colour once and for all!

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?

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.

When I was a student I did every single colour mixing exercise in multiple books. After that I just got it. I never had to think about it again and was free to pursue the real work of finding my artistic vision.

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. 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR SPRING 2017!

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Art World Untangled Season 5! Returning in Spring 2017

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?

Choose from several different Art Trips next Spring.

Seasons 1-4 had 695 bookings!

Join us as we explore the amazing artworks in our museums and galleries. This coming spring willl include the Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum, Textile Museum, Museum of the University of Toronto and the Powerplant Contemporary Art Gallery.

Each week we focus on a section of a museum collection or temporary show and look at it 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.

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Returning Summer 2017

 

 

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

Outdoor Abstract City Drawing

See the city with new eyes

Want to find inspiration as you explore the colour and energy of Toronto's streets this summer?

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

It's time for a staycation!

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. Let’s get outside and enjoy the nice weather while it lasts!

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.

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Winter 2017

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. We work on two to three painting projects. A lot of emphasis is placed on generating imagery through various drawing excercises at the start of class. This might include drawing from music or word associations as well as collage and group paintings. You'll look at historic and contemporary artists from Picasso to Pollock to Mehretu. You're responsible for materials - acrylic, oil, or watercolour. No solvents - only Taltine.

 

Spring 2017

Night School Program
ENROL: Click Here. (Click on "search courses" then "general interest" on the left, then "art")
Length: 9 weeks
Dates: Wed. Apr. 4 - May. 31, 2017
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm.
Course Code: 83397
Room: A302 in the Art Building at Lennox and Lippincott St.
Fees: Age 18 - 59: Fee: $192, Senior 64+ $115
Remaining Spots: 7 - Registration is OPEN!

Spring 2017

Night School Program
ENROL: Click Here. (Click on "search courses" then "general interest" on the left, then "art")
Length: 9 weeks
Dates: Thurs. Apr. 5 - June. 1, 2017
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm.
Fees:
Age 18 - 59: Fee: $192, Senior 64+ $115
Course Code: 83378
Room: A302 in the Art Building at Lennox and Lippincott St.
Remaining Spots: 12 - 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? Join us as we survey the key movements from 1850 to 1980. This informal discussion based course is intended to make you feel comfortable discussing modern and contemporary art. There's no homework or essays to write. I prepare detailed slide shows. My approach is to ask you a lot of questions and get you to figure out what's going on in the work. You'll discover how modern art went from landscape painting, to abstraction, to seeing urinals in art galleries.

We discuss important movements such as the origins of modern art, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Conceptual Art, Minimalism, Feminist Art, Performance, Land Art, Installation, Post-Modernism, as well as International and Canadian Contemporary Art.

Returns Fall 2017

Night School Program
ENROL: Click Here. (Click on "search courses" then "general interest" on the left, then "art")
Length: 11 weeks
Dates: TBA Sept. 2017
Day: Monday Nights
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm.
Fees:
Age 18 - 59: Fee: $192, Senior 64+ $115
Course Code: TBA
Remaining Spots: 20

 

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.

Discover the Great Masters of European art history from the Renaissance to 1850. This informal lecture style course is intended to make you feel comfortable discussing art. Subjects include Giotto, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, Durer, Carravagio, Breugel, Bellini, Bernini, Holbein, Valasquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer, El Greco, David, Goya, Gericault, Delacroix and Manet. We also cover forgotten and neglected women artists like Gentaleshi, Vigee-LeBrun and Bonheur.

Returns Fall 2017

Night School Program
ENROL: Click Here. (Click on "search courses" then "general interest" on the left, then "art")
Length: 11 weeks
Dates: TBA Sept. 2017
Day: Tuesday Nights
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Fees:
Age 18 - 59: Fee: $192, Senior 64+ $115
Course Code: TBA
Remaining Spots: 20

 

 

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