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Seductive Surfaces with Water Media

A One Day Workshop

Instructor: Jean Pederson

Date: April 28, 2019


Time: 9 am to 4 pm 


Location: UBC Okanagan, 3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7


Cost: $125


Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your registration more than 30 days prior to the starting date of the workshop, a full refund of your workshop fee will be made.  If you cancel your registration within 30 days of the starting date of the workshop, no refund will be made unless we are able to fill your seat from the waitlist.   


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This course, one day class, will open the door into the exploration of various combinations mixed media with an emphasis on water-soluble paints and mediums.

Layering paint and mediums on a surface is a very valuable exercise and provides a wonderful surface to paint subsequent images. You learn a lot when an activity is fun; your inhibitions dissolve and you are more likely to take risks.

The grounds created in class will be great platforms to support your next paintings. The colors, textures and marks creating during your exploration will show through in a variety of degrees. Those initial marks will impact the final painting in ways that would be difficult to produce any other way. These Techniques can be applied to a variety of subject matter and styles and surfaces to create your own unique artistic statement. 

Gesso, acrylics, gels, mediums, inks, mark making tools, collage and much more will be explored.

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About Jean Pederson

Jean is the author of “Expressive Portraits: Creative Methods for Painting People”. She has been painting for over twenty years, balancing her strong teaching abilities, and writing with her continuing aspiration to convey her ideas in visual form. 

Jean’s traditional practice includes referential imagery of people, still life, landscape and abstraction. The layering of a variety of media offers Jean an assortment of possibilities within her work; quality of edge, line and texture all play a role within her imagery. Although Pederson is well known for her mastery of watercolours, mixed media has become an important venue for her creative expression. 

The portraits in her paintings are based on people who she has met or impacted her. These subjects in her paintings often reflect different walks of life as well as diverse cultural and religious backgrounds. We are hard pressed to find a period in time when the human figure wasn’t represented. Finding a way to express the human figure in a language that reflects the twenty-first century is perhaps the greatest challenge in figurative work today. 

Jean has work placed in the Royal Collection in Winsor England, and has been honored with numerous National and International awards over the years. In 2005 Jean was the first recipient of the Federation of Canadian Artists Early Achievement Award, granted for her many honors, awards, international writing to promote art education, and consistent, exceptional painting. 


Jean Pederson has exhibited her work Internationally in China, London England, Stockholm Sweden, New York -United Nations, San Francisco, Mexico and across Canada.

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Cost & Status

Spots Available:
FULL (15 of 15 spots taken)
Waitlist Spots:
5 of 6 spots available
Registration Open Since:
2018-11-12 00:00:00
Registration Closed Since:
2019-04-26 23:59:00
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