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Online Painting Studio
with Andrew Cheddie Sookrah

This popular virtual class offers live online instruction with artist Andrew Sookrah as he works with artists of all levels to refine their technique in the style of their choice. Using three reference images provided,  Andrew will lead the group through a framework of an effective creative process using live demonstrations in acrylics (with feedback for artists wishing to work in watercolors or oils) while providing individual feedback and guidance throughout that process. Topics covered include colour theory, composition, the use of light and tonal values in depicting form, perspective, patterns, texture, line and the use of depth and negative space. Techniques for rendering specific subjects will also be covered including buildings, the human form, rocks, reflections in water, skies and clouds, with special attention given to basic drawing techniques and building a repertoire of effective brushstrokes.

Level: Open to all skill levels. Our experienced instructor will adapt his teaching style to his students’ experience. Maximum 18 participants.

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

Requirements: This class will be delivered via the video conferencing app Zoom. Access to internet, updated Zoom client, microphone and camera are required.

How to join: Once you have purchased the classes you will be sent an email with all necessary information and details about how to access the class online. If you have any questions please contact our programs department or call 905.893.1121 ext. 2216.

Please note: Fees are non-refundable. Classes are not recorded.

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Available Sessions

  • Thursday, November 14, 2024 | 3 pm to 6 pm

  • Thursday, November 21, 2024 | 3 pm to 6 pm

  • Thursday, November 28, 2024 | 3 pm to 6 pm

  • Thursday, December 5, 2024 | 3 pm to 6 pm

  • Thursday, December 12, 2024 | 3 pm to 6 pm

  • Thursday, December 19, 2024 | 3 pm to 6 pm

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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

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.

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


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