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Colour & Tone, Form & Shape in Acrylic Painting

September 27 - November 1

Colour & Tone, Form & Shape in Acrylic Painting with Andrew Cheddie Sookrah

Beginner and Intermediate artists

Popular art instructor Andrew Cheddie Sookrah is pleased to present a new series of in-person structured sessions where beginner and intermediate artists will work with colour hues and tonal values, as well as the structuring of shape and form in acrylic painting.  

Using live demonstrations and hands-on exercises, Andrew will guide students through the process of creating an impactful painting in a chosen degree of abstraction of subject matter.    

Working with the versatile medium of acrylics, students will learn about tools and materials used in art making and, through skill-building exercises, will gain a solid understanding of effective use of brushstrokes, shading, and composition. Andrew will support and guide students as they develop their individual vision. 

Beginner artists are welcome to join this class! Basic drawing techniques, perspective, composition, colour, texture, use of material will be covered. 


Each session will begin with a review of the objective for the evening’s session, followed by an instructor-led demonstration. Andrew will build upon the techniques showcased in the demonstration by assigning students specific skill-building exercises. The techniques derived from these exercises will then be applied to a structured painting from a reference image. 


Materials List: Not included. View a list of suggested materials.

Cranes raising a village, Mirvish, by Andrew Cheddie Sookrah


Andrew Sookrah is that rare combination of an accomplished artist who is also a gifted teacher. He clearly explains and demonstrates his process, while also giving ample individual attention to each student in the class. Andrew always strikes the right balance between making class challenging and making it fun.  – Peter Fairweather 

About the Instructor

Andrew Cheddie Sookrah is a professional artist and an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, the Society of Canadian Artists, the Ontario Society of Artists, and the Portrait Society of Canada. He was a runner up contestant in Landscape Artist of the Year Canada 2020. Sookrah uses a combination of painting demonstrations and individual guidance to create a fun, supportive and collaborative atmosphere.


Works by previous participants:

Artist: Hazel Hartley
Title: The Elder, acrylics

Artist: Peter Fairweather
Title: Local, acrylics peterfairweather.com

Artist: Kerrie Curran
Title: Woodland Stream, acrylics


September 27
November 1
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