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Details for "Two Day Still Life Drawing and Painting Workshop with Dennis Weber"

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Still Life Drawing and Painting Workshop

A two day workshop - All Media

Instructor: Dennis Weber SFCA

Date: February 23rd and 24th 2019


Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 


Location: COSA, 4220 Hobson Rd, Kelowna, BC


Cost: FCA-COC Members - $195, Non-members - $220



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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Join SFCA artist Dennis Weber during two days of Still Life drawing and painting.  Day one - Set up “live” still life to draw with pencils or pastels and Day two to paint the still life using your drawing or from the Still Life. 

Simple, colourful arrangements are a great way to hone your artistic vision and make painting fun.  The class will have daily demonstrations by Dennis Weber, address composition and still life set up, learning to look at subjects in a new way. 

Dennis is a master teacher and painter who will assist you to improve your drawing and painting skills.

 All levels and media are welcome.

Supply list - All Media workshop, beginners can contact Dennis if they need to, participants to bring own drop cloth.

 About Dennis Weber, SFCA, CIPA

Dennis Joseph Weber was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan in 1951 and lived most of his life in Calgary. In 1999 he moved to Kelowna, BC and in his home studio works in oil, pastel, pencil, charcoal, colored pencil or a combination.  His mastery of these media is due in part to his glazing technique.  Dennis has senior accreditation in the Federation of Canadian Artists (SFCA) and is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists (CIPA).  His demonstrations, adult workshops and weekly classes are much in demand but he also mentors children for the Metis Community Services Society of BC and teaches Aboriginal children in Kelowna's School District 23

He feels his art has been greatly influenced by his mother's Métis heritage. The fascinating story of the Métis' 17th century origins, through to the eventual recognition of Nation Status in the 20th, could be told through Dennis' ancestors. Louis Riel, Canada's most renowned Métis (and Dennis' 1st cousin five generations removed), was not only instrumental in the creation of Manitoba, but also a poet, visionary and ultimately a martyr. He stated in 1885, the year of his death:

"My People will sleep for one hundred years. When they awaken, it will be the artists who give them back their spirit."

About a century after Riel's prediction, Dennis started to explore the possibility of becoming a full-time artist, and since then has achieved not only this, but is also considered one of Canada's foremost Métis artists.

Dennis has accredited Signature Status in both the Federation of Canadian Artists and the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists. His weekly class, as well as his portrait demonstrations are very much in demand, and he's been invited to teach at various 3-day workshops. Dennis enjoys the challenge of drawing from life and his demonstrations are always popular at art shows: "When someone responds to my work, they often tell me it's because it reminds them of a past experience, favourite place or someone they know. Creating a bridge between our common experiences is what I value most about the art I produce."

Dennis travels to a number of events and art exhibitions. In August he joins the Artist's Ride in South Dakota, which is an invitational event attended by fifty artists from across North America. There on the Shearer Ranch, beside the Cheyenne River, models and movie extras are available for artists to photograph for reference in their Native and Western art. In July, he attends the prestigious Calgary Stampede Western Art Show and Kiyanaw at the Capital EX in Edmonton. Throughout the year his art can be seen at various Métis events. Dennis is a youth mentor for the Métis Community Services Society of BC. His bibliography includes David Bouchard's "The Secret of Your Name", published in 2009. He is represented by Turtle Island Gallery in Kelowna and Eagle Feather Gallery in Victoria. Dennis' works of art can be found in collections throughout the world, many donated to worthy causes.

Phone: 250-765-6463

Email: dsweb@shaw.ca

Website: www.webergallery.com

Course Cost & Status

  • CAN$195.00
  • CAN$220.00 with Workshop - Non-Member + $25
Spots Available:
12 of 12 spots available
Registration Open Since:
2018-12-21 00:00:00
Registration Closes:
2019-02-22 23:59:00

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