The Mill Pond Gallery
314 Mill Street,
Richmond Hill, Ontario
L4C 4B5
905 770 7449

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Demos and Workshops

Join us once a month for a demo from a visiting artist and sign up for the full day Sunday workshop to learn how to apply the techniques to your own artwork.

Monday Evening Demos: FREE for members, $5 non-members
Full day Sunday Workshops: $45 for members, $55 non-members

To register for a One Day Workshop please contact our Demo/Workshop Coordinator Lesley Block

Welcome Back! Framing Your Artwork

Monday, September 11 –  7:00 pm to 9:00 pmframedxdesign_home_slide_1

We invite you to attend a Custom Picture Framing Seminar with guest speaker Tracey Miller.
Learn how to properly frame your artwork from a design perspective. All attendees will receive a 30% off custom framing voucher.
Tracey Miller has been designing framing  in her industry since 1987. Her love of design  is clearly displayed by the compositions she creates.
She owns and operates Framed x Design specialising in custom picture framing, located in the Heritage district of Orangeville.

Urban Landscapes with Marissa Sweet 

Demo – Monday, October 2 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Workshop – Saturday, October 21 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pmfinallyguanajuato

The Demonstration will show how to create a cityscape from gridding and planning individual buildings. Application of different colours quickly wet on wet letting dry and then starting to layer and glaze of colours will show how buildings pop with the use of solid colours and discussing how colours react to each other.

For the Workshop, we could call it Colour Harmony. The workshop will prepare students to work on a painting with high geometric shapes. Demonstrations will discuss how colour relates to one another, limited palette, seeing beyond the obvious, and arrangement of secondary and complimentary colours. Geometric shapes can be organized in either closed or open form shapes, offering students to develop their own exploratory work and flow with intuition.

Brush it Bold – Painting with Sheila Davis 

DEMO – Monday, November 13 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
WORKSHOP – Sunday, November 26 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pmfire-and-ash_1_orig   

Sheila Davis is known for her energetic impressionist landscapes of the natural chaotic forests of Canada. She will begin the demonstration with an initial direct sketch and use these lines to build subsequent marks using value, tone and temperature. Each line and mark placed influences the next mark and the next after that until a complex web of texture and value is achieved. Subtle variations in the surface are pulled out to achieve a luminous back lighting and minute explosions of colour and value.

Gain the confidence to achieve strong brushwork full of vitality and strength.
Develop your subject matter using line and shape to influence you next mark and each after that.
Learn to lay down colour in one clean fresh stroke.
Get your point of interest across without losing spontaneity and freshness.
Push yourself to think in the abstract while keeping recognizable form and shape.
Learn to edit and simplify your subject defining composition and values. Learn to see Colour and Value and temperature and push it to its limits or tone it down.