PAST WORKSHOPS:

  
RUSTED STEEL PAINTING WORKSHOP
Kingcrafts Studio, King City ON
May 2018

 It's always a pleasure doing a workshop at Kingcrafts Studio. Once again I played with an enthusiastic and talented group who applied a rust solution onto steel plates in various ways. First-timers to the process worked with a simple composition consisting of black paint, rusted areas (midtones) and silver (the steel plate). A few adventurous participants who had taken the workshop last year pushed it a little further, with amazing results!

It's always a pleasure doing a workshop at Kingcrafts Studio. Once again I played with an enthusiastic and talented group who applied a rust solution onto steel plates in various ways. First-timers to the process worked with a simple composition consisting of black paint, rusted areas (midtones) and silver (the steel plate). A few adventurous participants who had taken the workshop last year pushed it a little further, with amazing results!

 

 

PAPER | PAINT | PASTE:
MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE WORKSHOP
Markham, February 2018


Since the early 20th century, artists have been incorporating mass-market imagery found around them into their work, firmly placing collage as a valid, vital art form. The morning will be spent on 3-4 playful yet valuable hands-on exercises (mindful of critical elements such as composition and colour) to loosen you up for the afternoon project, which will be spent working on YOUR CHOICE: creating a new collage from scratch, adding on to a work in progress, or collaging on top of a discarded artwork that just didn’t work. Guidance and feedback will be provided throughout, and at the end of the day there will be a group discussion of the works which will expose the endless approaches of this versatile medium and inspire you for future projects.

 ABOVE: Some student samples from a morning exercise titled "PASS THE PAPER".  Focus was on applying the rule of thirds using a complementary colour palette. The collage was then cropped to achieve an interesting and integrated composition.

ABOVE: Some student samples from a morning exercise titled "PASS THE PAPER".  Focus was on applying the rule of thirds using a complementary colour palette. The collage was then cropped to achieve an interesting and integrated composition.

 

Playing with Nature:  
RUSTED STEEL WORKSHOP
King City, June 2017

 Spent a fun day playing with a lovely group of creative souls at the Kingcrafts studio where we applied a rust solution onto steel plates using various tools and techniques. Here are some of the great results that were achieved.

Spent a fun day playing with a lovely group of creative souls at the Kingcrafts studio where we applied a rust solution onto steel plates using various tools and techniques. Here are some of the great results that were achieved.

 
RUSTED STEEL WORKSHOP with Marilyn McKay
Markham, October 2016

Artist Marilyn McKay demonstrated how to create a painting on steel using rust. The finished pieces can be hung outdoors once properly sealed. I then demonstrated various techniques by adding collage, paint effects, varnishes and a sander to push the process further. Not only did participants leave the workshop with a piece of garden art, but also with endless possibilities to explore and develop further in their own studios. 

MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE WORKSHOP
McKay Art Centre
Unionville, February 2016

     

 

 

Some results from a collaborative collage exercise. 
he images were pushed even further on day 2.

 
 
 
"I  just hafta say that this workshop
had the WOW factor. Linda not only
gave us information that we were
able to use immediately, but her
joy of spirit had us all doing things
we may have not done before." 

 
— Audra Noble