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Artist-Led
Workshops

Guided by renowned artists and industry experts who bring their mastery to each session, our exclusive workshops offer a unique blend of skill refinement and artistic discovery for passionate individuals seeking a deeper exploration of their creative potential.

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About Kent Cissna


Kent Cissna has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Cornish College, Seattle, Washington, studied Fine Art at the University of Washington, Seattle and Graphic Arts at Iroquois County Career Center in Watseka, Illinois. He has a teaching career of 25 years with very diverse areas of teaching expertise. Kent lives in Victoria Harbour & is a Quest member.

The Principles Of

Colour Theory 

With Kent Cissna

This workshop will introduce students to the language of & principles of Colour Theory. In guided practice sessions, students will work with colour schemes & colour harmonies. They will also explore colour association, symbolism & psychology, gaining a working knowledge of how artists apply this theory to the creation of their original artwork.  

Date(s): Saturday, June 8th + Saturday, June 15th, 2024 (Two-Part Series) 

Timing: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Location: Quest Art School + Gallery 

Fees: $130.00 (Member Pricing), $145.00 (Non-Member Pricing) 

 

Material List:

  • #2 Pencil,  White gum Eraser or Gray Kneaded Eraser 

  • 1 Sheet of White Paper – 8 ½ x 11 or 10 x 16 Watercolour paper 90 lb or heavier.

  • Watercolour or Acrylic paint in the following colours:

    • Blues: Ultramarine or Cobalt, Thalo, Prussian, or Cerulean

    • Reds: Cadmium Red Light or Permanent Red Light, Alizarin Crimson

    • Yellows: Lemon Yellow or Hansa Zinc, Hansa Yellow Medium, Cadmium Yellow Medium

    • White: Titanium

  • Optional Colours: Viridian Green, Dioxanone Purple, Yellow Ochre

  • Paint Brushes: 4 or 5, No.3 through 00 WTC, or Acrylic  (Rounds, Flats, or Filberts) your choice

  • For a palette, water spray bottle, paper towel, porcelain, or plastic plate

To Book, Click HERE

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About Kat Honey
 

Kat Honey is an award-winning graduate of OCAD. Often bold (but sometimes subtle), Kat's work in painting, graphics and collage is informed by her design training and her penchant for text, wit and wordplay. Recent exhibitions: In Situ multi-arts festival, Queen West Art Crawl, The Red Head Gallery and the Gladstone Hotel. As an instructor, Kat creates a learning environment that is supportive and adventurous. In addition to Haliburton, Kat also teaches her own courses online and for Neilson Park Creative Centre and Visual Arts Mississauga, as well as leading workshops, giving lectures and jurying exhibitions throughout Ontario. www.kalhoney.ca

Collage + Decollage

With Kat Honey 

Immediate, playful, responsive, challenging and insanely fun – that's collage! Get inspired by masterwork collage examples, then dive into making your own collages with guidance and encouragement from professional collage artist Kat Honey. You’ll learn basic collage techniques as we work on both collages and decollages – and your personal expression will be actively encouraged. Come out and get stuck on collage!

Date(s): Saturday, September 14th, 2024 

Timing: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
Location: Quest Art School + Gallery 

Fees: $120.00(Member Pricing), $140.00 (Non-Member Pricing) 

 

Material List

  • Pencil, eraser, ruler & scissors 

  • Invisible tape and painters' green masking tape

  • Utility craft knife, small (recommend Olfa or X-acto) — and cutting mat

  • 2 Glue sticks (recommend UHU)

 

Substrates:

  • For bases, you need some heavy paper, like an inexpensive block or pad of mixed media or watercolour paper (140 lb) 9x12" – 12x18”

  • But you could also use any light cardstock, heavier drawing paper, bristol board, etc.

  • Wood panels can also make nice bases for more substantial collages
     

Collage Materials

  • Picture-heavy books and magazines are perfect for collage. You can often get these at thrift stores.

  • And/or treat yourself: go to your local drug store to buy a few magazines ahead of time — enjoy them first — then you’ll have them for collaging!

  • Look for titles with lots of captivating full-page images.

  • You can also use coloured and patterned papers, newspapers, packaging, letters, old computer prints, stationery, painted papers, gelli prints, gift wraps, specialty papers, etc.

  • I like to buy scrapbooking paper pads at Wal-mart or Michaels — you can find some great solid colours, textures, patterns, etc. and they’re often acid-free.
     

Online Image Sources

  • If you have a printer, you can search for images online and print them out for collaging.

  • If you’re going to re-work any image enough, copyright no longer applies — but if you want copyright-free images, here are a few good resources: Flickr Commons

  • Copyright-free images from dozens of Archives, Libraries, museums, and other organizations around the world. Pixabay:1.6 million high-quality copyright-free images

To Book, Click HERE

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Open Studio
Printmaking
 

Once again, three hours on a Friday afternoon have been set aside for printmakers to come together and create prints using the Quest Press. This is a chance to socialize with fellow printmakers and get stimulated by others' creative ideas. Brayers and glass plates for inking are available. Bring any other materials you will need to create prints.

 

A minimum number of participants is required at least 1 week before the first open studio.

Date(s): Fridays (September 20th - December 6th, 2024 (6 Weeks)  
The studio will be closed on Friday, November 1st, 2024 

Timing: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Location: Quest Art School + Gallery 

Fees: $30.00 (Member Pricing), $50 (Non-Member Pricing) 

To Book, Click HERE

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Awenda Inspired #2
En Plein Air

With Deb Grise

Come to Awenda with the materials needed to paint, sketch or take pictures. You may want to bring an easel, a folding chair and your lunch. The fee is by car: Senior $14.50, Regular $18.00. A day pass can be bought online up to 5 days before the date at https://www.ontarioparks.com/dayuse/getapermit.

 

Arriving at the park, we meet at the Trail & Activity Centre, where Tim Tully, Chief Park Naturalist, will give a brief introduction and provide coffee and snacks. We then explore Kettle’s Lake and the four beaches, inspired by what the Group of Seven painted—Awenda’s spectacular fall scenery.

All skill levels and any media


On October 29th, you will have the opportunity to bring your Awenda creations to Quest to be exhibited in the mezzanine!

Date(s): Sunday, October 20th, 2024 

Timing: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
Location: Awenda Provincial Park 

Fees: $20.00 (Member Pricing), $30 (Non-Member Pricing) 

To Book, Click HERE

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