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Varley Art Gallery
Oil Painting - Beginner to Intermediate
Spring 2017 - 8 Weeks - Thursdays
This course for the beginner to intermediate artist is designed to help students develop creative by practising basic fundamentals of painting in oil. Students will be able to work from life and from photographic references. Classes will include visits into the gallery to study and discuss paintings on exhibit. Skills will be developed by creating value studies, sketches and practicing techniques as demonstrated by the instructor. Painting demonstrations are provided and students receive one on one as well as group instruction. Materials not included and will be discussed and recommended on the first day of class. No refunds or transfers within 5 business days of the first class. 
Sam Paonessa
Course 296636
Thursdays

April 13th - June 1st, 2017
7:00pm - 9:30pm
$201.01
Instructor: Sam Paonessa
Location: Varley Art Gllery of Markham - 216 Main Street Unionville, Markham
Phone: 905-477-7000 x3261



Spring - Summer
Classes 2017
Columbus Centre Workshop - Sam Paonessa
Spring - Summer Term
Painting, Oil Workshop – Monday or Tuesday Evenings
(10 Weeks)
Tuesdays: April 25 - June 27, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Painting, Acrylic, Oil & Charcoal Workshop - Tuesdays Daytime
(10 Weeks) *Some charcoal drawing will be practiced along with painting. Art supplies not included.
Tuesdays: April 25 - June 27, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Details: Registration is on-going
Fee: Per class - $315 + HST
For details on these workshops or to register:
Refund for per term: 5 business days before first lesson begins, less $50 Administrative Fee. No refunds once classes begin.
Columbus Centre reserves the right to cancel or combine classes based on low enrolment.



Visual Arts Mississauga
Spring 2017 Workshops
April – June
Painting is for the Birds (and Beasts)
Intermediate to Advanced 18+ - Afternoon Classes
Whether realist or less representational in painting style, this workshop gives artists opportunities to explore new techniques, create compelling background surfaces and peck away at developing a bird or wildlife painting series. Subject matter will focus on birds and wildlife in their habitat. You choose the subject, the sky’s the limit! Paint in acrylic, oil or mixed media. One-on-one instruction and occasional demos will be provided as required. Includes individual constructive and supportive feedback. Students are encouraged to provide their own photographic reference. Come join the flock for some fun!
Sam Paonessa
Course SAO10 - Afternoons
Dates:
Mondays - 10 Weeks
April 3rd through June 12th, 2017
(no class May 22nd)
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Fee: $250.00 +HST
Details and Registration
Advanced Painting - Beyond the Basics
Intermediate/Advanced 18+ - Afternoon or Evening Classes

Have you got the basics but sometimes draw a blank? This course will encourage you to explore subjects of personal interest, investigate new techniques, “loosen up”, and push to a new skill level. Students will provide their own personal reference material, may include still life and possibly figure drawing depending on interest. Drawing and painting experience required.
Sam Paonessa
Course SAO20 - Afternoons
Dates:
Wednesdays - 9 Weeks
April 12th through June 7th, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Fee: $225.00 +HST
Afternoon Workshop - Details and Registration
Sam Paonessa
Course SAO21 - Evenings
Dates: Wednesdays - 9 Weeks
April 12th through June 7th, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Fee: $225.00 +HST
Evening Workshop - Details and Registration
Painting SOS - Sharpen Observational Skills
Beginner/Intermediate - Morning Classes

Whether Beginner or Intermediate, if you need help to sharpen your painting skills and learn some brush techniques, this is the class for you. Using reference materials of your own or provided by Sam, you will participate in helpful painting exercises designed to open your eyes and let you really see. Photo reference, still life subjects, inspiring demos and a fun environment will be lifelines in helping to get out of creative ruts and saving your paintings from disaster. Basic drawing and painting skills required.
Sam Paonessa
Course SAO17 - Mornings
Dates:
Wednesdays - 9 Weeks
April 12th through June 7th, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fee: $225.00 +HST
Details and Registration
Instructor: Sam Paonessa
Location: Visual Arts Mississauga
4170 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga
Phone: 905-277-4313
info@visualartsmississauga.com
www.visualartsmississauga.com
 



Avenue Road Arts Scchool
"I Wish I Could Paint"
Spring 2017 - Fridays
If you’ve ever looked at a painting and wished that you could do that, but were afraid to even try, then this course is for you! For the complete beginner, you will be encouraged to take risks, to let the artist inside you grow and you will learn some painting skills along the way. These skills will build confidence in your creative ability and will have an immediate impact on how you observe the world around you. Material list provided.
Sam Paonessa

Course 10851 - 9 Weeks
Fridays
- 9:00am -12:00pm
April 21st - June 16th, 2017
$360.00 + HST

Spring 2017 - Tuesdays or Fridays - April through June
Designed for those interested in developing painting skills through landscape studies, students will work from a photo reference of their choosing as they explore the artistic and creative opportunities found in landscape painting. Instruction will address painting principles such as tone, color, form, texture and composition. Demonstrations, plenty of individual attention and encouragement will increase the student’s creative confidence and style, while being introduced to painting essentials including composition, perspective, fore/mid/background, landmark representation, colour mixing, contrast and sense of depth. Students can choose to paint in either oils or acrylics. This course is suitable whether you have limited painting and drawing experience or if you are an experienced painter planning to further develop skills. Material list provided.
Sam Paonessa
Course 10809 - 10 Weeks
Tuesdays
- 9:00am -12:00pm
April 11th - June 13th, 2017
$400.00 + HST
Course 10812 - 9 Weeks
Fridays - 12:30pm - 3:30pm
April 21st - June 16th, 2017
$360.00 + HST

Instructor: Sam Paonessa
Location: Avenue Road Arts School - 460 Avenue Road, Toronto
www.avenueroadartsschool.com
Phone: (416) 961-1502
contactus@avenueroadartsschool.com




Five Days en Plein Air
Acrylic & Oil

June 5th – 9th, 2017
Blue Mountain School of Landscape Painting
Blue Mountain School of Landscape Painting
In this workshop, you will engage in the fundamental aspects of painting outdoors, focusing on principles such as tone, colour, form, texture and composition.
Demonstrations, individual attention, helpful hints and gentle critique will increase your creative confidence.  This course will be valuable for artists of all levels of painting and drawing experience.
You are invited to work  in an environment that encourages individual freedom and expression.The demonstrations will be in acrylic, but oil painters will be easily accommodated.
  Date: Monday June 5th to Friday June 9th
Time: 8:30am to 4:00pm
Location: St. Paul's Church - 20 Russell St E, Thornbury, Ontario
Price: $325.00  (art supplies not included)
For more details on this workshop and to register:
705-445-3241


Summer 2017 Workshops
Summer Plein Air Landscape Workshops
Plein Air Landscape Painting - Introductory
July 24th through July 28th
Engage in the fundamental aspects of painting outdoors while exploring the artistic and creative opportunities of the landscape. Instruction will address painting principles such as tone, color, form, texture and composition. Demonstrations, individual attention, and encouragement will increase your creative confidence and style. This course is suitable whether you have limited painting and drawing experience or if you are an experienced painter planning to further develop skills. You are invited to work with acrylic or oil paint in an environment that encourages individual freedom and expression. Weather permitting, the majority of class time will be held outdoors.
Course: ARTS2035
Dates
: July 24th - July 28th
Mon to Fri - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Location: Haliburton Campus
Length: 47.5 hours
Price: $350.09
Sam Paonessa Plein Air


Plein Air Landscape Painting - Intermediate/Advanced
July 31st through August 4th
Improve your plein air painting skills through concentrated time in the field. Solidify painting principles and techniques, and develop visual editing skills as you push the boundaries of your skills. Review fundamentals and learn to have fun with the challenges of landscape painting. You are invited to work with acrylic or oil paint in an environment that encourages individual freedom and expression. Be prepared to work outdoors and note that some locations may require walking and transporting painting equipment.
Please note: This course is not suitable for beginners. Plein air experience is required.
Course: ARTS2173
Dates
: July 31st - August 4th
Mon to Fri - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Location: Haliburton Campus
Length: 47.5 hours
Price: $350.09
Sam Paonessa Plein Air Workshop
 


Autumn 2017 Workshops

Outdoor Painting Festival
Fall Plein Air Workshop
September 28th, 2017
Outdoor Painting Festival
 
Enjoy a day of plein air painting the Cavan countryside with professional artist Sam Paonessa. Learn to capture the essence and beauty of the autumn landscape.
Sam will inspire and help improve your painting skills whether a beginner, intermediate or advanced level. Some painting experience is recommended. Material list will be provided and artists may use acrylic, oil or watercolour. Participants should come prepared for the weather and be able to navigate moderately challenging terrain.
Date: September 28th, 2017   Time: 9:30 to 4PM
Critique approximately from 3:30 to 4 PM
Location: Cavan, Ontario   Fee: $75
Cavan Art Academy & Gallery
1535 County Rd 10, Cavan Ontario
705-944-9444
www.cavanarts.ca
valerie@outdoorpaintingfestival.com





Past Workshops
Morocco - Sam Paonessa
Morocco - Sam Paonessa
With Sam Paonessa
Morocco - Sam Paonessa
Morocco en Plein Air -  Sam Paonessa
Workshop Artists Sook Chang, Sam Paonessa and Zora Buchanan
Morocco en Plein Air -  Sam Paonessa  
Morocco en Plein Air -  Sam Paonessa
Tetouan Museum of Fine Art
 
Plein Air in Chefchaouen
Morocco en Plein Air -  Sam Paonessa  
Morocco en Plein Air -  Sam Paonessa
Zora Sketching
 
Plein Air in Tetouan
Morocco en Plein Air -  Sam Paonessa
Exhibition Night at the Green Olive Studio
Sam, Sook, Zora and School Director, Jeff McRobbie
 
Morocco en Plein Air -  Sam Paonessa


Sudbury Art Club Workshop
A first time trip to Sudbury turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. Sudbury Art Club invited me to conduct a weekend workshop, which was a real pleasure; a wonderful, friendly, warm group of artists who enjoy learning and appreciated the information that was shared. We had some fun and I was even awarded with a trophy for being one of their favourite instructors. Thanks Sudbury Art Club!
Proudly hoisting my trophy "Playoff" style!
Sudbury Art Club Members
Class Demo
Hard at work
Inspiration
Critique Time
Paulette
Brigitte

Workshop Student Comments
"Great tips, instruction, guidance. Would sign up for another workshop." L.P.
"Relaxing, informative and most of all inspirational." A.B.
"Thank you for your insightful instruction and the inspiration of your paintings." P.G
"Great information in a calm, relaxed atmosphere. Thank you!" B.G.


Plein Air Workshop at Willowpond Inn, Orono Ontario
One day workshop at Willowpond Bed and Breakfast
Participants enjoyed a glorious day at this secluded pond on the
Willowpond property
Left to right Sook, Michaela, Luisa and Rotraud
Rotraud finds a quiet spot
Sook with her beautiful painting
Michaela painting the Willow pond
We had a fabulous outing with a gourmet meal to top off the end of the day prepared my Marta and Lech Jaworski at the Willowpond Inn.
For those interested in the Willowpond and / or painting there call 1-888-732-3265 or email: martajaworski@gmail.com
Workshop Student Testimonials
"I LOVED it. I came home so excited and eager to learn more. Your instruction was informative and respectful. Despite my lack of knowledge and experience, I never felt like I was "just a newbie". I learnt an enormous amount and realized how much more I need to learn before I can consider myself a REAL artist! I would love to do more lessons with you and will look into it…"
Debbie Moolman
"I found it very enjoyable and informative. I appreciated your help along the way - particularly showing me some actual brush techniques and tricks, eg loading the brush with multiple colours then turning the brush while painting a stroke to distribute the different colours smoothly. You are very upbeat and encouraging - very important to students who are not too sure of their own progress or ability."
Ala Baker
"Sam Paonessa is a warm, generous, and sensitive person, and a very good artist! The atmosphere in his classroom is friendly, supportive, and non-competitive. Sam works with each individual at their own level, offering very good advice and help in producing some really amazing paintings. With his vast experience, he can so often see just what isn’t working and show you how to fix it! He also does painting demonstrations and brings in great reference materials to paint from along with examples of his own paintings to ponder (and be jealous of!). It’s been a real pleasure being in his class, which is why I keep signing up, session after session."
Kathy White


One Day Workshop at Edward's Gardens, Toronto
Ala Baker and Sook painting at Edward's Gardens, Toronto


Ontario Society of Artists 140th Anniversary Excursion to Killarney
Shown are some photos and paintings from a retreat in
Killarney Provincial Park.
John Stuart Pryce, Rick Taylor with Sam at George Lake, Killarney Provincial Park
"George Lake" - 12 x 16
"Georgian Grey" - 12 x 16
"Killarney Red" - 12 x 16
"Morning Rain" - 6 x 12
"Pink and Red, Georgian Bay"
Painting at George Lake, Killarney Provincial Park





Over the past few years, Sam has conducted painting workshops and demonstrations for a number of Artist Groups in the GTA.
These groups include:
The Markham Group of Artists
The Thornhill Group of Artists
The Scarborough Arts Guild
The Willowdale Group of Artists
For more information on attending workshops or arranging
a workshop for your group, contact Sam Paonessa at:
sam @ sampaonessa.com



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