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In-Person Acrylic Painting Studio with Andrew Cheddie Sookrah

Program Description

The McMichael and art instructor Andrew Cheddie Sookrah are pleased to offer a new series of in-person studio acrylic painting sessions where beginner and intermediate artists will focus deeply on colour hues, tonal values shape, and form in acrylic painting.

Using live demonstrations and hands-on exercises, Sookrah will guide students through the painting process in a preferred degree of abstraction and subject matter.

Students will learn about tools and materials used in acrylic artmaking and, through skill-building exercises, gain a solid understanding of effective use of brushstrokes, shading, and composition.

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 class, followed by an instructor-led demonstration. Sookrah will build upon the techniques showcased in the demonstration by assigning specific skill-building exercises. The techniques derived from these exercises will then be applied to create a painting from a reference image.

Available dates to register

  • Thursdays, September 26 to October 31, 2024 | 6 to 9 pm (6 weeks)

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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 26
October 31
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