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General Information

OAG workshops are held on a Saturday, from 10am to 4pm. Students are asked to arrive 20 minutes early for set up.

Workshops take place at the Victoria Park Community Centre in Mono Mills at Highway 9 and Airport Rd. Turn south on Airport Rd., then turn right on the first street which is Calmon Dr., then immediately right onto Victoria Cres., and then left into community centre parking lot.

Members $75.00 / Non-Members $105.00.

Registration for a workshop will commence maximum 7 weeks prior to the date.

2024 Schedule

The schedule of future workshops is as follows:

Apr 27, 2024 - Marianne Broome "SPRING MAGNOLIAS IN ACRYLICS"



To register, please send an email to Barb Sawicki, or register using the links at the bottom of the page.

Payment is required to secure your spot in the workshop. You can pay using
PayPal or credit cards using the links at the bottom of this page, or mail
a cheque, made payable to the Orangeville Art Group, to: 23 Starrview Crescent,
Mono L9W 3A8, or via eTransfer, (preferred) to

Please mention which workshop you are registering for.

For further information please contact Barb Sawicki at the above email address or
phone (519) 806-5900.

Coming Up:  SPRING MAGNOLIAS IN ACRYLICS  -  Marianne Broome  Saturday April 27, 2024     
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Come and explore a vibrant, realistic flower painting in acrylics. Marianne will demonstrate step by step from a photograph, explaining a variety of techniques including soft blending on petals, hard and soft edges, achieving depth, handling the background and overall colour harmony.
Marianne gives lots of individual attention and extra tips to help you with your own painting.
Suitable for all levels.

N.B. In order to give us more painting time, PLEASE TONE YOUR CANVAS AND DRAW OUT

To tone the canvas apply a thin coat of Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold or Burnt Sienna. The
canvas can be spritzed before applying the paint so that it goes on in a very thin coat and is

not too dark.
Draw in the main flowers that are in focus and their supporting branches. The out of focus flowers and branches do NOT need to be drawn in and neither do the leaves.

*(See attached reference photo)*

Chalk or white charcoal can be used for your drawing. The photo can be printed in black and white for this purpose. A good colour version of the reference photo will be provided at that workshop.


PAINTS - Marianne uses SOFT BODY (Liquitex or equivalent) and some fluid (Golden) paints.
If you already have regular or heavy body you could work with them but they are harder to blend with and will need to be thinned slightly with liquid acrylic matte medium.

The following colours will be required:

Quinacridone Crimson
Quinacradone Magenta or could substitute Quinacradone Magenta or other deep Magenta
Deep Violet or Prism Violet or Dioxazine Purple
Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue
Quinacradone Nickel Azo Gold (if you can’t get this bring Cadmium Orange Hue)
Burnt Sienna
Ultramarine Blue
Sap Green (or we can mix our greens)
Titanium White - You will need lots of this

For toning the canvas:

Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold or Burnt Sienna

N.B. Please Tone Your Canvas And Draw Out The Main Flowers and branches Only (No Leaves).
This is described in the course outline.

MEDIUMS - Acrylic Matte Medium (liquid) – only needed if you have heavy body paints

SUPPORT - Primed stretched canvas or canvas board suggested size 20x30 or 24x36.

BRUSHES - Synthetic acrylic brushes, not bristle oil painting brushes.

1 1⁄2 inch flat
1/4”, 1/2”, 3/4”, 1” brights (short flat) or filberts. Marianne uses filberts for florals.
No 4 or 6 round

PALETTE RECOMMENDED - large acrylic stay wet palette (with snap on lid). I suggest the
Masterson Sta-Wet Premier Palette. 12.5 x 16.5 inches. This usually comes with a
sponge layer and some special paper (check if purchasing for the first time). Keeping
your paint moist will make it easier to use and save a lot of waste.
Also needed - paper or styrofoam plates OR disposable paper palette.

OTHER - Smock or apron and wear painting clothes!

Plastic containers for water, paper towel and pieces of old towel/rag or shop cloths
Plastic sheet to protect the table
Fine mist spray bottle
White water-soluble pencils, white blackboard chalk or white charcoal pencil
Table easel or something to prop up your canvas
Reference picture will be supplied

Please remember to bring a plastic sheet to cover the table.


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