A non-refundable deposit of $200.00 is required in order to register for each class (unless otherwise specified - above). The balance of the class fee is due 3 months before the first day of each class. When registering include either a post-dated cheque for the balance of the seminar fee or give permission for Hearthspun to deduct full payment for the seminar(s) from a credit card 3 months prior to the seminar. Monthly deductions can also be arranged. Cancellations received in writing 90 days before the first day of class will receive all funds paid less initial deposit of the $200.00. No refunds will be given within 90 days of the class starting date. Deposits are not transferable from class to class or person to person. Please call if you have any questions about this policy. Surface costs, if any, are due upon receipt.
*Students should note that in these uncertain economic times we reserve the right to adjust prices for workshops with American instructors should our costs (including the value of our currency relative to the US Dollar) change precipitously.
Seminar Location: Tom Chater Baseball Clubhouse 3195 The Collegeway Mississauga, Ontario L5L4Z6.
This location has plenty of parking. Everything is on one level, there are two washrooms and the room is quite spacious with plenty of good lighting. The nearest main intersection is Winston Churchill and the Collegeway. The QEW, 401 and the 403 highways have exits for Winston Churchill.
Seminar Fee: $750 CDN
Fees include (9:30-4:30) instruction, snacks and coffee/tea, daily catered lunches and a social evening with dinner at our home early in the workshop. Meals and snacks are healthy and plentiful.
Supply lists will be provided several months before the workshop.
We are excited to be hosting the internationally known and respected wildlife artist, Terry Isaac, for a fourth workshop. Terry is an inspiring, talented and prolific artist, conservationist and excellent teacher. He will help you learn to paint the art that fulfills you.
All levels of artists interested in painting wildlife are welcome in this workshop.
Course content: In 4 days Terry will conduct a critique of individual art and ideas and cover advanced painting techniques including creating mood and atmosphere, and composition. Students are invited to paint along with Terry and also bring a painting in progress to be worked on. Terry will supply a variety of subject matter options as well as illustration boards as painting surfaces for the demonstrations. He will demonstrate his methods of painting eyes, fur, feathers, grass, sky, etc.
Please email requests for what you want to see demonstrated. Students often paint along with him during these demonstrations on the supplied illustration boards.
The workshop format will consist of lectures, demonstrations, critiques of works in progress or finished pieces, business discussions and, of course, time to paint. Terry paints in acrylics but other mediums are welcome.
Newer artists are sometimes inhibited by the thought of critiques but those who have attended these workshops consider this session among the most worthwhile moments. There is a great deal of sharing of expertise and questions by participants and our instructor.
Our workshops are limited to 15 students so that there is time for individual attention from our instructor. It is held in Mississauga at the well-lit spacious Tom Chater Baseball Clubhouse. There are several hotels within a 10 minute drive.
Daily, we take time to enjoy a catered lunch together. Although coffee breaks aren’t usually at set times due to our painting time, coffee and tea are always available and snacks are there to eat when you need to stretch. After lunch, students often take a walk on the nearby trails through the woods. Coyotes, squirrels, rabbits and many birds have been seen here so bring your camera. One evening, usually near the beginning of the workshop, we invite the class to our home to share a dinner together. Camaraderie is a big part of our workshops and lifelong friendships have been formed.
Terry looks for the special, transitory and magical moments in nature that appear with the right lighting, colour and atmospheric conditions. Magnificence can be found in a large, dramatic landscape or a smaller and less majestic scene such as a moss covered rock. Let Terry help you discover the magic of painting the magnificence of the natural world.