This event was at the Core in downtown, it was a paint it forward charity event. where the proceeds went to a local charity. These amazing photographs were done by Persuasion Photography.
We got to paint on the glass floor under the amazing skylight.
It was such an amazing location to teach at and what made it even better was that it was all for a great cause.
What do you get when you have a group of 8-10 year old girls and art supplies? Princesses! The girls each got to design their princess before bringing her to life on a canvas.
These are mixed media canvases, the princesses were adorned with paint, gems, paint pens, gold foil, and sparkles.
© Ammara Cokar 2016
This was a mixed media canvas class that I taught a little while ago. It involved painting a background using a few different techniques, such as dripping paint. The canvases were then finished off using gold foil.
Students were allowed to choose their own colors, some used warm colors and others used cool colors.
This final canvas here was my favorite, this student decided to add a splash of red over the foiled layer which added a lot of interest to the piece.
Lots of creative engineers at this Vin Gogh on the go party tonight. This was a company team building event/Christmas party and for the majority of the people here, it was also their first time painting. This painting is called moonlight deer.
Most of the artists made deer but one decided to make a gorilla. Can anyone spot the gorilla?
For this class we used some art journaling type techniques to build a background full of layers. Everyone then had the option to add text of their choice to the canvas.
It's always interesting to see how different a painting turns out given the same instructions, people have the freedom to choose their own colors and phrases and you can really see each individual's personality show through on the canvas.
I taught a class at Vin Gogh and it was for a holiday party. They all painted this sunflower painting. It's amazing how, given the same instructions everyone's paintings are unique. A few people decided to do purple flowers and everyone's vases and flowers are slightly different.
This was my first class at the studio and I'm looking forward to teaching many more. You can check out their calendar and pick the painting you're interested in if you wanted to take a class or you can book a private event with them as well at vingogh.ca.
This is a cute little painting I had prepared for a class. Everything was done in acrylic and then the stars were drawn in with a paint marker at the very end once the paint behind them had dried
These paintings are designed to be completed in short periods of time, and in one sitting therefore the level of detail is limited. The bright colors give this painting a cute whimsy feel.
I'll be teaching this sunflower painting for a class at the Vin Gogh Paint and Sip Studio in Calgary on Friday Dec 11th in the evening.
On Saturday morning the 12th of December I will be teaching this snowman painting.
To register go to their website here.
I've booked two more mixed media classes for Sunday July 19th in Loft 112 Downtown.
What: Mixed Media/Art Journaling Class
When: Sunday July 19th at 10:15-12:45 am
Price: $30, if you've taken one of my previous private classes then it will only be $20 for this class. Bring a friend to the workshop and it'll also only be $20 per person.
We will be playing with a number of different mediums from ink sprays, stencils, paints, markers, pens, and cutouts. Learn how to not be intimidated by a blank page and that you can make art without requiring the ability to draw. I will be teaching art journaling techniques and walking you step by step through the process.
Here are some samples of the types of things we will be making:
What: Mixed Media Button Tree Canvas
When: Sunday July 19th at 1:00-4:00 pm
Price: $30, includes all supplies but feel free to bring your own buttons, stickers, metal bits and trinkets
Payment can be made at the door, I accept cash and credit cards (credit card charges 2.75% extra).
Please R.S.V.P to register.
© Ammara Cokar 2015
This class was done as per request of someone who has never painted before, it's always so much fun working with people who are curious and willing to give new things a try.
I held a painting class at the gorgeous Loft 112. There were 5 of us in total and one girl decided to do her own painting of a map of Africa and the rest of us worked on trees. Trees seem to be becoming a theme in the things I do- trees, flowers, and leaves.
Back to what we were working on, these are the finished paintings.
While everyone is busy working away, you might might notice that the walls of the loft have some new art on them. These paintings were done by people in the Drop-in Center here in Calgary- there's so much talent.
If you're interested in seeing the complete album for today's class please visit my Facebook page.
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