Author Archives: Lori

New Works!

Behind the House…
Behind the House…

Delivered to Christine Klassen Gallery this last week! ( Map in Contacts)

They are very texturally complex. So much fun! Go check them out!

Afternoon on the Lagoon
Afternoon on the lagoon

Springtime!

Spring Session is coming up fast!

Time to decide which creative endeavour to go after. Here is the new information for all my Spring Courses, Classes, and Workshops – In person and online. I will post next month about offerings for Summer and Fall.

For those who have asked, I have requested that Acrylics 2 be available in the Fall session at Auarts. We’ll see what they say – I’ll let you know as soon as I do.

I hope you find something you would love to get right into!

By the way, I was just asked about this and thought you should know – every image that I use in my marketing has been created by me and only me!

Auarts, Alberta University of the Arts

1407, 14 ave, NW

Calgary, AB, T2N 4R3

phone: 403-284-7640

Acrylic Painting Basics

Mondays, April 29 – June 24

6:30-9:30pm

$355 & GST

Acrylic paints are so versatile and perfect for those new to painting. Learn the basics of colour theory, paint mixing, application techniques and composition while developing your skills and confidence in your creative potential. See Auarts website for supply list and to register.

https://www.auarts.ca/acrylic-painting-basics

Watercolour Painting Basics

Thursdays, May 9 – June 27

6:30-9:30pm

$355 &GST

Watercolours can be challenging to work with, especially if you are new to painting, but understanding some basic watercolour handling and techniques will guarantee success. Learn how to stretch paper, proper brush handling, how to work wet on wet or dry brush, along wth some tricks of the trade and gain skills as you work through projects.

see Auarts website for supply list and registration.

https://auarts.ca/watercolour-painting-basics

Swintons Art Supplies & Instruction

7160 Fisher St. SE

Calgary, AB, T2H 0W5

Phone: 403-258-3500, Call for info and registration

https://www.swintonsart.com

Ongoing Studio Classes, monthly

Regular classes are ongoing

Wednesday mornings, 9:30 – 12:30

Wednesday afternoons, 12:45 – 3:45

Want to learn a new art skill? Got any projects that you need help with? Come and join a friendly, fun, ongoing Studio class where you can get the help you need. We also offer the occasional group project which you always have the option to opt out of, of course. It’s all pretty fun.

Register at the above link.

Spring Workshops!

https://www.swintonsart.com/art-workshops-calgary

Clean Reliable Colour for Painters

Sat, May 25 & Sun, May 26

9:30-3:30 both days

$149.00 & GST

Demystify colour mixing, and make it reliable and consistent. Learn how, why, and when to mix colour to improve your painting experience. What whites work when? When, where and what blacks to use, if any?

Go to: https ://www.swintonsart.com/service-page/clean-reliable-colour-for-painters-1 for registration and supply list.

ABSTRACTS, What?, Why?, How?

Sat, June 22 & Sun, June 23,

9:30-3:30, both days

$149 &GST

Intrigued by Abstraction but intimidated? Come find out what it is, why and how we make it – all in Acrylics. Its easier than you think!

What makes a good abstract painting when you don’t know what you’re looking at? Good design is the key – and this is how we can get there. Colour theory, Mixing, design and composition and some crazy application techniques.

Go to the top Swinton’s link to register.

We’ve been working hard to get a good grip on Mixed Media Collage and Acrylics in my Thursday Class. Join us for the fun!

Online with Lori Lukasewich!

https://www.lorislukasewich.com

email me! lsl@lorislukasewich.com

$25/class, paid monthly

On Zoom [ instruction and links available. It’s easier – and BETTER than you think!

Watercolour Ongoing Studio Class, Wednesday nights, 7-9pm

Acrylics Ongoing Studio Class, Thursday afternoons 2-4pm, its often mornings from 9:45-11:45. Just email me for our current time.

Happy New Year to one and all!

Wondering what all the new art learning opportunities I have are coming up? Here is the new information for all my New Years Courses, Studio Classes and Workshops in person and online on Zoom.

We did this stunning Tom Thompson Master copy in my Thursday afternoon Acrylics online class. it was a very illuminating process.

I hope you find something you enjoy!

Auarts, Alberta University of the Arts

1407, 14 Ave, NW

Calgary, AB T2N 4R3

phone: 403-284-7640

Acrylic Painting Basics

Mondays, January29 – March 25

6:30-9:30pm

$373.00 incl GST

Acrylic paints are so versatile and perfect for those new to painting. Learn the basics of colour theory, paint mixing, application techniques, and composition while developing your skills and confidence in your creative potential. See website for supply list and to register.

https://www.auarts.ca/acrylic-painting-basics

NEW!!! Acrylic Painting ll

Thursdays, February 8 – March 28

6:30-9:30pm

$373.00 incl GST

You’ve been working with acrylics for awhile, now it’s time to ask more questions. Develop your unique style, deepen your knowledge of fundamentals, learn about content vs subject. Have more fun!! Check the link for supply list and to register.

Swinton’s Art Supplies and Instruction

7160 Fisher St. SE

Calgary, AB T2H 0W5

Phone: 403-258-3500 for info and registration

https://www.swintonsart.com/class-registration

Ongoing Studio Classes

Wednesday mornings, 9:30-12:30

Wednesday afternoons, 12:45-3:45

Regular classes resume January 3

Want to learn a new art skill? Got any art projects or ideas you want some help with? Come and join a friendly, fun ongoing studio class where you can get the help you need. We also offer the occasional group project which you always have the option to opt put of, of course. It’s all pretty much fun.

Winter Workshops@Swintons

Acrylic Mixed Media Collage

Saturday, January 27 & Sunday, January 28

9:30 – 3:30 each day.

$195.00 & gst

Acrylics are so cool because they do so much! Come and have a great painting experiences we collage, and splash paint on panels. Along with great information about colour and design we’ll be having the most fun just letting out intuition flow.

Check the link for the supply list and to register.

https://www.swintonsart.com/service-page/acrylic-mixed-media-collage-2?referral=book_button_widget

Online with Lori Lukasewich

email me! lsl@lorislkasewich.com

$25/class paid monthly

on Zoom, instructions and links available. It’s easier and BETTER than you think.

Watercolour Ongoing studio Class

Wednesday nights, 7-9pm

Acrylics Ongoing Studio Class

Thursday afternoons, 2-4pm

New Workshop for December 2023

Clean Reliable Colour for Painters @Swintons!! Who doesn’t want that?

I hope that sounds as juicy and interesting to you as it does to me. We just had to fit it in.

Demystify colour mixing, and make it reliable and consistent. Learn how, why, and when to mix colour to improve your paintings and painting experience. What whites work? When and where and what blacks to use.

Saturday, December 2 & Sunday, December 3, 9:30am – 3:30pm both days

$149.00

Go to: https://www.swintonsart.com/service-page/clean-reliable-colour-for-painters?referral=book_button_widget

for more info, supply lists and registration. This will be very informative.

All my Classes and Workshops for Fall!

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had as good a summer as I’ve had. I enjoyed plenty of time in the studio and have some really fun new works to show for it. You can check those out on my previous post here: http://www.lorislukasewich.com

If you don’t see it just scroll down from here because it was the previous post.

All the usual teaching venues will be active this fall, as well a a few fun Workshops. There will also be a Clear Colour Mixing Workshop in December that will be posted in mid September so I’ll make sure to let you all know when that is upon the Swintons website.

[Scroll ALL the way down for the Online classes!] so – here are all the classes and workshops:

Auarts, Alberta University of the Arts

1407 14 Ave, NW

Calgary, AB T2N 4R3

phone: 403-284-7640

Acrylic Painting Basics

https://www.auarts.ca/acrylic-painting-basics-cepa29098204475

Monday, October 16 – December 4

6:30 – 9:30pm

$373.00 incl GST

Acrylic paints are so versatile and perfect for those who are new to painting. Learn the basics of colour theory, paint mixing, application techniques, and composition. Learn the basics of colour theory, paint mixing, application techniques, and composition while developing your skills AND confidence in your creative potential. 

See website for supply list.

Watercolour Painting Basics

https://www.auarts.ca/watercolour-painting-basics-cepa29298823201

Thursday, October 12 – November 30

6:30 – 9:30pm

$373.00 incl GST

Watercolours can be challenging to work with, especially if you are new to painting, but understanding some basic techniques will guarantee success. Learn how to stretch paper, proper brush handling, how to work wet-on-wet or dry brush along with some tricks of the trade and gain skills as you work through projects. Please see your course supply list online. Be sure to come prepared for the first class. 

Swintons Art Supply & Instruction – Workshops are here!!

7160 Fisher St. SE

Calgary, AB T2H  0W5

phone: 403-258-3500, calll for info & registration!

https://www.swintonsart.com

Studio Classes 
Starting on Wednesday September 6 – Ongoing, Every Wednesday from

9:30 – 12:30 and 12:45 – 3:45

Supplies not included,  supply lists available.

Want to learn a new art skill? Got any art projects that you need help with? Come and join a friendly fun ongoing Studio class where you can get the help you need. We also offer the occasional group project which you always have the option to opt out of, of course. its all pretty fun.

Fall Workshops!


ABSTRACTS! What? Why? How?

Sat, September 16, Sun September 17
9:30am – 3:30pm each day.
$195.00 &GST

Intrigued by abstraction but intimidated? Come find out what it is, why we make it and how to make it – all in Acrylics. It’s easier than you think. 

What makes a good abstract painting when you don’t know what subject you’re looking at? Good design is the key – and this is how we can get there. Colour theory, mixing, design and composition and some crazy technique stuff.
Go to above link to register and to see the supply list.

Acrylic MIXED MEDIA Collage

Sat, October 14, Sun, October 15
9:30am – 3:30pm, both days
$195.00

Acrylics are so cool because they do so much!  Come and have a great painting experience as we collage, stamp, and splash paint on panels. Along with great info about colour and design we’ll be having the most fun just letting our intuition go with the flow.

Go to above link to register and to see the supply list

Sketchbooking
Sunday, November 5


9:30am – 3:30pm     $95
The more you do this, the faster your skills build, no kidding. Use it for journalling, practicing techniques, planning projects, whatever you like. Keeping a sketchbook is a terrific tool for improving all your art work. Which materials work best, how to begin, proceed and advance. Let’s get into it!!

Go to above link to register and to see the supply list


Online with Lori Lukasewich

https://www.lorislukasewich.com

email me! lsl@lorislukasewich.com
$25/class, paid monthly

on Zoom [ instructions andl inks available. its easier- and Better! – than you think!]

Watercolour Ongoing Studio Class

Wednesday nights, 7-9pm

Acrylics Ongoing Studio Class

Thursday afternoons, 2-4pm

New Directions/New Works

After my last exhibit at Christine Klassen Gallery in May of 2022 – Nature of Reality – which was a lovely show with beautiful paintings, I realized that I wasn’t feeling the strength of connection to realism as much as I had been for so so very long. I didn’t really know how to go forward, so I started playing around in a sketchbook. I’ve now completed 6 of the first of my new series I’m calling Intersections/Integrations. They are Mixed Media works using primarily acrylics and collage, and whatever else takes my fancy. I have fallen back in love with playing with surfaces and textures so these are not as magical in a photo as they are in real life. They are now at Christine Klassen Gallery. I hope you go to see them and that you enjoy them.

Here come the Spring/Summer workshops and classes!

Here are my Spring/Summer art workshop & class offerings. I hope you can find something here that really suits you!  Sorry for the short lead time – thanks covid!

Remember to scroll down to see everything available, including my online classes!

 I hope you also feel free to let me know if there’s a particular class or course or workshop that you’d like to take from me that you don’t see listed, I’m always happy to figure something out.

Auarts, Alberta University of the Arts

1407 14 Ave, NW

Calgary, AB T2N 4R3

phone: 403-284-7640

https://www.auarts.ca/continuing-education

Acrylic Painting Basics

Monday, May 1 – June 26

6:30 – 9:30pm

$355.00 & GST

Acrylic paints are so versatile and perfect for those who are new to painting. Learn the basics of colour theory, paint mixing, application techniques, and composition. Learn the basics of colour theory, paint mixing, application techniques, and composition while developing your skills AND confidence in your creative potential. 

See website for supply list.

Sketchbook Drawing Week

5 days, Monday, July 24 – Friday July 28

!0am – 4pm 

$505.00 + GST

Your sketchbook is a place to work out ideas, collect your thoughts, hone your drawing skills, and be as a source of inspiration. Maintaining a daily sketchbook practice can boost your creativity and increase your productivity. Your instructor will work with you to create daily challenges and discuss how to keep up your practice, even on really busy days. You will sketch out and about Calgary and develop your ability to work on location. Please see your course supply list online. Be sure to come prepared for the first class.  
Its a beautiful week full of the pleasure of drawing. 

Register at the link above. [ you’ll also see your supply list there.]

Swinton’s Art Supplies and Instruction

7160 Fisher St. SE

Calgary, AB T2H  0W5

phone: 403-258-3500, calll for info & registration!

https://www.swintonsart.com

Spring/Summer Workshops
https://www.swintonsart.com/art-workshops-calgary

Sketchbooking
Saturday, April 29
9:30am – 3:30pm     $95
The more you do this, the faster your skills build, no kidding. Use it for journalling, practicing techniques, planning projects, whatever you like. Keeping a sketchbook is a terrific tool for improving all your art work. Which materials work best, how to begin, proceed and advance. Let’s get into it!!

Go to above link to register and to see the supply list

ABSTRACTS! What? Why? How?
Sat, May 27, Sun, May 28
9:30am – 3:30pm each day.
$210.00 

Intrigued by abstraction but intimidated? Come find out what it is, why we make it and how to make it – all in Acrylics. It’s easier than you think. 

What makes a good abstract painting when you don’t know what subject you’re looking at? Good design is the key – and this is how we can get there. Colour theory, mixing, design and composition and some crazy technique stuff.
Go to above link to register and to see the supply list.

Acrylic MIXED MEDIA Collage
Sat, June 24, Sun, June 25
9:30am – 3:30pm, both days
$210.00

Acrylics are so cool because they do so much!  Come and have a great painting experience as we collage, stamp, and splash paint on panels. Along with great info about colour and design we’ll be having the most fun just letting our intuition go with the flow.

Go to above link to register and to see the supply list

Studio Classes 
[ until June 28, back again on Sept 6 – with possible classes in August on Wed mornings from 9:30 – 12:30]

Ongoing, Every Wednesday from

9:30 – 12:30 and 12:45 – 3:45

Supplies not included,  supply lists available.

Want to learn a new art skill? Got any art projects that you need help with? Come and join a friendly fun ongoing Studio class where you can get the help you need. We also offer the occasional group project which you always have the option to opt out of, of course. its all pretty fun.

Register at the above link.

Online with Lori Lukasewich

https://www.lorislukasewich.com

email me! lsl@lorislukasewich.com
$25/class, paid monthly

on Zoom [ instructions andl inks available. its easier- and Better! – than you think!]

Watercolour Ongoing Studio Class

Wednesday nights, 7-9pm

Acrylics Ongoing Studio Class

Thursday afternoons, 2-4pm

Fall Classes!

Time to get back to learning!! Here are my Fall teaching offerings! Hope you can find something that you think you’d love! Remember to SCROLL down to see all the options!

Auarts, Alberta University of the Arts

1407 14 Ave, NW

Calgary, AB T2N 4R3

phone: 403-284-7640

https://www.auarts.ca/continuing-education

Acrylic Painting Basics

Monday, October 3 – November 28

6:30 – 9:30pm

$355.00 & GST

Acrylic paints are so versatile and perfect for those who are new to painting. Learn the basics of colour theory, paint mixing, application techniques, and composition. Learn the basics of colour theory, paint mixing, application techniques, and composition while developing your skills AND confidence in your creative potential. 

See website for supply list.

Watercolour Painting Basics

Thursday, October 6 – November 24

6:30 – 9:30pm

$355.00 & GST

Watercolours can be challenging to work with, especially if you are new to painting, but understanding some basic watercolour handling and techniques will guarantee success. Learn how to stretch paper, proper brush handling, how to work wet-on-wet or drybrush along with some tricks of the trade and gain skills as you work through projects. 

See website for supply list

Swinton’s Art Supplies and Instruction

7160 Fisher St. SE

Calgary, AB T2H  0W5

phone: 403-258-3500 – call for info and registration!

https://www.swintonsart.com

Studio Classes

Ongoing, Every Wednesday from 

9:30 – 12:30 and 12:45 – 3:45

Supplies not included,  supply lists available.

Want to learn a new art skill? Got any art projects that you need help with? Come and join a friendly fun ongoing Studio class where you can get the help you need. We also offer the occasional group project which you always have the option to opt out of, of course. its all pretty fun.

Huntington Pioneers

located in the Huntington hills community Association, Lower level

520 778 Ave, NW

Calgary, AB   T2K 0S2

phone: 403-275-4294 – call for info and registration!

https://www.huntingtonpioneers.com

Beginners – 9:30 – 11:30am

Intermediate – 12 – 3pm

If you’re over 55 and are wanting to learn about art or develop some art skills or just want a friendly place to hang out and make cool things, join us! We have a fantastic time!

Supplies not included, supply lists available.

Online with Lori Lukasewich

https://www.lorislukasewich.com

email me!! – lsl@lorislukasewich.com

$25/class, paid monthly

on Zoom

Watercolour Ongoing Studio Class

Wednesday nights, 7-9pm

Acrylics Ongoing Studio Class

Thursday afternoons, 2-4pm

Its been a heck of a year!!

11 x 11″ Oil & Alkyd on Canvas $1300.00Cdn Unframed @CKG

From the Nature of Reality Exhibit @CKG in April/May

With all the weirdness of covid sort of, but not really past, tons of teaching and having had my wonderful exhibit at CKG in April/May, I’m relieved to have been mostly in the studio this summer trying to figure out my next phase. That always happens after I finish any body of work for a show.

I’m getting more clarity and energy, my vision is starting to form for the next big bunch of realist oil paintings. And I continue to work at my watercolour portraits and flowers – trying to find my voice there as well, so to speak.

Stat tuned for upcoming classes, workshops and even a possible new sales venue. So exciting!

Back at it – all the Workshops and course offerings for Fall 2021 – with an edit/addition!

Hi everyone! It’s been a long weird time all through covid, but Art goes on always. Here are the course and workshop offerings for Fall 2021!

As usual you can find me for ongoing in person Studio Classes at Swinton’s Art and Supplies, Studio 3, 7160 Fisher Street SE, Calgary AB, call 403-258-3500 to register, on Wednesdays 9:30am – 12:30pm and 12:45pm – 3:45pm.

edit! Oops! Forgot a couple of important classes! I have 2 Ongoing Online classes that some people are loving. Watercolour class on Wednesday nights from 7-9pm, and Acrylics class on Thursday afternoons from 2-4pm. $25/class, paid by eTransfer to lsl@lorislukasewich.com, monthly. This is a really nice option, especially during this horrible 4th wave of covid. You will need to download the Zoom app – free – onto your computer or iPad. I have further instructions if you are curious about signing up. just email me.

I’m changing venues for my in person Workshops. we will be presenting those through the Huntington Pioneers Association at the Huntington Hills Community Centre. You can contact me directly to register for those.

I will be posting more for Winter and Spring just around Christmas, so watch for that.

And now, here is what’s coming up this Fall!

We will require a proof of double vaccination for all in person classes.

[one time thing]

ONLINE! On Zoom!

Simple Flowers in Watercolour with 3 Colours

Saturday, October 16, 9:30 – 4

$95

Simplifying flower forms and expressing their beauty in as loose a way as we can and using 3 colours to do it. Gorgeous!

E-Transfer the fee to lsl@lorislukasewich.com to register. Shortly after that you will receive your Supply list and Course Outline.

Zoom is free for students to sign up for. If you need an info sheet about how to do it I can send that to you, just ask me. Its a better experience than I thought it would be once you get the hang of it.

Reconnect with Drawing Freedom – on Zoom!

Saturday. December 18

9:30 – 4

$95

No kid under 6 years old thinks they can’t draw. Or sing or dance or paint. I’ve taught art for over 20 years and I see folks all the time who are intimidated by drawing. I’ve also taught a Children’s Book illustration Course for a very long time. I’ve had an idea to combine my experiences with those things and offer a way into drawing freedom – or a least fun. Let’s get back to drawing like our inner 4 year olds did and have some fun doing it.

The last time I gave this workshop we had such blast. Seriously fun and not quite what you’d expect. Everyone was drawing like crazy by the end!

E-Transfer the fee to lsl@lorislukasewich.com to register. Shortly after that you will receive your Supply list and Course Outline.

Zoom is free for students to sign up for. If you need an info sheet about how to do it I can send that to you, just ask me. Its a better experience than I thought it would be once you get the hang of it.

In Person Workshops @ Huntington Pioneers @ Huntington Hills community Association

520 78 Ave NW, Calgary, AB

Abstract Art! What, Why, and How!

Saturday, November 20 & Sunday November 21

9:30am – 4pm, both days

$185.00

Have you ever wondered why Abstract art is a thing? Been too intimidated by it? Then this workshop will give you a better understanding and actually help you become a better painter at the same time, no matter your preferred genre. This one is geared towards water media, but the concepts work with oils as well.

E-Transfer the fee to lsl@lorislukasewich.com to register. Shortly after that you will receive your Supply list and Course Outline.

Zoom is free for students to sign up for. If you need an info sheet about how to do it I can send that to you, just ask me. Its a better experience than I thought it would be once you get the hang of it.

Charcoal Portraits of Adults

Saturday, January 15 & Sunday, January 16

9:30 – 4, both days

$185.00

Learning a wonderfully forgiving charcoal technique, we will learn about adult facial

proportions – a great little map for placing adult features and building a likeness.

E-Transfer the fee to lsl@lorislukasewich.com to register. Shortly after that you will receive your Supply list and Course Outline.

Zoom is free for students to sign up for. If you need an info sheet about how to do it I can send that to you, just ask me. Its a better experience than I thought it would be once you get the hang of it.