Teaching and Workshops

Teaching Schedule for Winter, 2013

Visual Arts Mississauga

The Passionate Landscape

Painting is a response from the artist to his or her environment; we paint to express ourselves, to communicate our joys, our passions. What is it about a particular place or scene that captivates us, what is it in particular that we wish to share with world? This intermediate level class will encourage the evolving landscape painter to more fully explore the dynamics of colour and composition, and the energy of vigorous brushwork, to find their own voice. 

Acrylic, 8 Thursdays, January 17 - March 7, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Canadian Winter Palette

Crisp, cold blue skies, sparkling snow, deep, rich evergreen – these are the colours of the Canadian winter. But there is no cool without warm; if we look more closely, we can find the hidden warmth in the dogwoods, trees and winter grasses.

This winter, join Scott Cooper in an exploration of the Colours of Winter. Using a limited palette of colours you will come to a new understanding of colour relationships. Thoughtful consideration will be given to using photographic reference to build engaging compositions, with an emphasis on building your image within a strong, underlying structure.

How will you paint the Colours of Winter?

Acrylic, 8 Wednesdays, January 16 - March 6,  9:00 am - 12:00

New Workshop!

Shades of Gray;
Drawing With Black and White on Toned Paper

There is a long tradition of artists portraying the form of objects and figures by using a toned paper as the middle value and creating lights with chalk and shadows with charcoal. In this one day workshop Scott Cooper will lead a class to investigate applications of this approach to drawing for a variety of genres, including still life/floral, landscape and figure/portrait. Various media will be employed, including charcoal and carbon pencils, coloured pencil, sketching markers, wash drawing, etc. Students will work from a combination of still life objects and photo reference; reference material will be provided, but students may bring their own.

A solid grasp of drawing fundamentals is recommended for this intermediate level workshop.

Saturday, February 23, 2013
10:00 am -4:30 pm

 Barry Coombs Studio
224 – 15 Adrian Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M6N 5G4


To register, or for further information, please contact me at scott@scottcooper.ca or call 647-654-3054


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