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Radiant Forests | Exploring Light & Color in Acrylic | WITH VERA KISSELEVA

May 25 @ 10:00 am - May 26 @ 3:00 pm



2-Day Workshop with VERA KISSELEVA

Saturday & Sunday, May 25 & 26, 2024

10 AM – 3 PM both days

AGES 16+  |  MAX 10  |  $250 + hst

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In this two-day workshop, artist Vera Kisseleva will guide you in the creation of your own radiant canvas! Artists will learn how to mix vibrant colors and use simple compositional rules to create stunning wooded landscapes.

Vera will share some of the techniques she uses in her own work. After a quick demonstration through Vera’s process of developing a painting full of light and shadow, you will learn how to work with reference photos to easily translate real-world beauty onto your canvas.

Artists will then have the opportunity to practice with a few value/colour studies, explore the possibilities of acrylic paint, and refine your brushwork before starting your own larger canvas. Each participant will receive individualized guidance and feedback from Vera.

This workshop is ideal for painters with some experience, but beginners are welcome!

Source photos will be provided. Artists are also welcome to bring their own landscape photo if they have an image from which they would like to work.


Students are asked to provide their own canvas and bring any favourite brushes.

Recommended canvas sizes: 18”x24”, 24”x24”, 24”x30”, 24”x36, 30”x30”

Recommended brushes: 3 Flat acrylic brushes, 1″ or larger, size 8  and size 4

Paint, pallets and other supplies for the workshop will be provided.

Brushes will also available in the classroom.

24”x24” canvases will be available for purchase from the instructor if needed.

Meet Vera!

Vera Kisseleva is an established award-wining artist best known for her paintings inspired by the Canadian landscape and nature’s dazzling colours that she believes are a great joy to experience and share with her collectors. Born in Russia, Vera studied fine arts in college and worked for years as a graphic designer and commercial artist. This Canadian painter is now based in rural Ontario where she is inspired by the visual splendor of her new home. Vera works mostly in acrylics and uses bold, vibrant colors in her work and thick brush strokes. Most of her pieces are done in her studio from a photograph and a memory of her recent nature encounters. Instagram @verakiss_art    www.VeraKissArt.com


Cancellations up to 14 days prior to start date will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative fee. No refund of fees will apply to cancellations within 14 days of start date. Fees may be applied/credited to an alternate workshop depending on availability.


To help ensure the course you’re interested in runs, we suggest you register no less than two weeks in advance. In the event of insufficient registrations ECFTA reserves the right to cancel workshops. You would be eligible for a full refund of fees, or credit for a future workshop, pending availability.



May 25 @ 10:00 am
May 26 @ 3:00 pm
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