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Autumn Classes 2017
Fall Term 2017
Registration for our Adult Art Classes will open on
September 1, 2017.
Classes for the Fall Term will begin on Tuesday October 3, 2017
For more information and to register:
 


Avenue Road Arts Scchool
"I Wish I Could Paint"
Fall 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. Suitable for beginners. Material list provided.
Course 11326 - 9 Weeks
Fridays
- 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Sept 29th - Dec 15th, 2017
$480.00 + HST
Fall 2017 - Tuesdays or Fridays - Sept through Dec
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, colour, 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, landmark representation, brush techniques, colour mixing, contrast and sense of depth. Students can choose to paint in either oils or acrylics. This course is suitable for students of all levels and experience. Material list provided.
Sam Paonessa
Course 11284 - 10 Weeks
Tuesdays
- 9:00am -12:00pm
Sept 26th - Dec 12th, 2017
$480.00 + HST
Course 11287- 9 Weeks
Fridays
- 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Sept 29th - Dec 15th, 2017
$480.00 + HST

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



Visual Arts Mississauga
Fall 2017 Workshops
October – December
Best of Both Worlds
Intermediate to Advanced 18+ - Afternoon Classes
Whether a realist or less representational in your painting style, this workshop gives you the opportunity to integrate wildlife subjects in the beauty of the landscape. Be it a complex environment or a minimalist focus on individual animal or bird subject studies. Work at your own pace in your preferred media of acrylic, oil or mixed media. One-on-one instruction, constructive criticism and occasional demos will be provided as required. Come join the herd for some fun!
Course FAO10 - Afternoons
Dates:
Mondays - 10 Weeks
Oct 2nd through December 11th
(no class October 9th)
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Fee: $250.00 +HST
Details and Registration
Painting SOS - Sharpen Observational Skills
Beginner/Intermediate - 18+ - Morning Classes

A course for beginners or rusty artists who found their high school paints and brushes again. This course helps you grasp the basics starting with materials and moving onto tonal values, colour mixing exercises and composition. Students will be encouraged to draw using charcoal and pencil and develop brush techniques and explore acrylic mediums.
Course FAO17 - Mornings
Dates:
Wednesdays - 10 Weeks
Oct 4th through December 6th
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fee: $250.00 +HST
Details and Registration
Advanced Painting Studio - Beyond the Basics 1
Intermediate/Advanced 18+ - Afternoons

This workshop is for the artist with some painting experience. Some review of the basic principles of painting will be covered while various techniques are suggested and explored. Reference material will be provided by the student. This is a studio course in which students work on their own pieces at their own pace with direction and feedback from the instructor. A willingness to learn, patience and a sense of fun are the prerequisites.
Course FAO20 - Afternoons
Dates:
Wednesdays - 10 Weeks
Oct 4th through December 6th
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Fee: $250.00 +HST
SOLD OUT - Waiting List
Advanced Painting - Beyond the Basics 2
Intermediate/Advanced 18+ - Evenings

This workshop is for the artist with some painting experience. Some review of the basic principles of painting will be covered while various techniques are suggested and explored. Reference material will be provided by the student. This is a studio course in which students work on their own pieces at their own pace with direction and feedback from the instructor. A willingness to learn, patience and a sense of fun are the prerequisites.
Sam Paonessa
Course FAO21 - Evenings
Dates:
Wednesdays - 10 Weeks
Oct 4th through December 6th
Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Fee: $250.00 +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
 


Varley Art Gallery
Oil Painting - Beginner to Intermediate
Fall 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 307976
Thursdays

Oct 25th - Nov 23rd, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$205.35
Instructor: Sam Paonessa
Location: Varley Art Gllery of Markham - 216 Main Street Unionville, Markham
Phone: 905-477-7000 x3261


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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