Mixed Media Animal Painting Workshop

  • 17 Feb 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Signworks Plus - 15607-100A Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta
  • 9


  • Special pricing for SWCA members only
  • General registration for non SWCA members.

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Please note: Earlier emails mentioned that materials would be provided on registration, but this is incorrect. We would like to ask registrants to please provide their own materials for this workshop. List of materials below.

Celebrate Canadian Wildlife with mixed media artist Samantha Walrod. We will spend the class completing a joyful layered painting, a finished work that you will be able to take home. Once the class is complete you will have techniques and ideas for mixed media college, painting, and layering to add to your own work.

If you don't wish to register online, you may contact Meghana at meghana.gauthier@gmail.com.

Samantha Walrod’s work is influenced by similarities and differences between imagined and reconstructed environments, with the figurative elements often created from images of the Canadian wilderness.

Walrod uses many layers of paint, collage, photography, and inks, as tactility is a very important element of her practice. Images are incorporated with collage and digital technologies, while maintaining the exploration of paint. The layers of materials act as a symbol of the mind’s ability to retain detailed information, while at the same time, leaving certain elements unclear. In her own words, Walrod “reacts to the paintings with each layer or erasure, adjusting contrasting activity and quiet, opacity and transparency, chaos and balance”. Tactility is very important to the artist’s practice.

Samantha Walrod received her MFA Painting from U of A in 2013; and obtained her BFA from AUArts in 2008 with distinction. In 2018, Walrod was awarded the “RBC Work Room” residency at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Walrod’s work can be found in various collections across Canada.  

Please bring the following materials to the workshop::

  • 10x14 canvas board

  • Sketchbook (you may bring one from a previous class)

  • Acrylic paint (White, black, red, yellow and blue)

  • Gloss gel medium 

  • Box cutter and scissors

  • Glue stick

  • Pencil and eraser 

  • Waterproof pen (Micron brand 0.45 is a good option)

  • Masking tape

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