06/19/20

Upcoming Courses and Teaching

 

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my temporary teaching page. I’ve been working like crazy ever since covid hit on keeping some classes going online on Zoom  and introducing new ones, so I’ve been up to my ears with  the technological learning curve.

Folks are asking where they can see what’s available or currently being offered, so I thought I’d put up this page as a placeholder while I work on getting a proper teaching and registration section built now that I have the technology to do it properly. It is just me doing it all so please bear with me.

So far we have a couple of ongoing studio classes [ see info at bottom of page ] We have completed both Acrylics Basics and Watercolour Basics, as well as Sketchbooking. And this last week we started both Acrylics: Applying the Basics and Watercolour: Applying the Basics. All these courses are 6 weeks long, $150.00, and run from 7-9pm, Tues, Wed, or Thurs evenings. Course Outlines, Supply lists and Zoom instructions are delivered on my receipt of eTransfer to lsl@lorislukasewich.com. I will likely offer the same rotation again in September if I see enough demand for them.

I will be offering an in the flesh Wednesday morning ongoing studio class at Swintons in Studio 3, 9am – 12pm. Strict Covid protocols will be in place. Beginning Wednesday July 1. Call Swintons @ 258-3500 to register.

Please let me know – lsl@lorislukasewich.com –  if you have any questions or if there are any other online courses you would like to see in addition to this. Here is what is currently on offer for the summer:

One Day Workshops

FORGIVING ADULT PORTRAITS IN CHARCOAL

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. 

Saturday, July 4, 9am – 12pm, 12:30 – 3:30pm

$65

eTransfer to lsl@lorislukasewich.com to register and recieve your supply list.

CHILDRENS FACIAL PROPORTIONS

Did you know that children’s facial proportions are quite different from adult facial proportions, and they change every couple years? Come and learn about how they change and how to approach this with a simple pencil and paper.

Saturday, July 18, 9am – 12pm, 12:30 – 3:30pm

$65

eTransfer to lsl@lorislukasewich.com to register and receive your supply list.

SIMPLE FLORALS IN WATERCOLOUR – 3 COLOURS

Saturday, August 8, 9am – 12pm, 12:30 – 3:30pm

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

$65

eTransfer to lsl@lorislukasewich.com to register and recieve your supply list.

KNIFE PAINTING LANDSCAPES in ACRYLICS

Really freeing technique for loose and expressive landscapes. How to use Aerial perspective and a couple of simple concepts to make fun paintings.

Saturday, August 22, 9am – 12pm, 12:30 – 3:30pm

$65

eTransfer to lsl@lorislukasewich.com to register and recieve your supply list.

Beginning Thursday we will be starting an Ongoing Studio class where you do whatever you want with my help, once I feel you have the basics down. We do have group exercises from time to time, that you can join into if you want to. 

Thursday mornings – 10am – 1pm on Zoom. 

The online format – Zoom –  has become quite a comfortable way to paint for many of us. It’s much easier and effective than you might think. 

The fees are $25/class, charged monthly and due the last week of the previous month. eTRansfer me – lsl@lorislukasewich.com to sign up.

 

 

10/14/18

Fantasia is here!!

So many friends!! Love you all!

What a wonderful opening and Artists talk. 

So many lovely people came out to see the new works and to support. It was a real pleasure to meet Chris Kuzmanovitch, whose gorgeous abstractions are a perfect foil for my realism. 

And our Artist’s Talks on Saturday, October 13, were really fun and well received. Thanks to everyone for all the great questions.

If you want to see the rest of the paintings and read the written part of the Artists Talk?- just look to your right under Exhibits and click on Fantasia! Remember that seeing them in the gallery space where they can really breathe is a different experience than seeing them on a screen. But we do our best, right? Enjoy!!

Big thanks to Christine Klassen Gallery – Christine and Hilary, for their lovely ongoing support.

Opening night for Fantasia!!

Artist’s Talk on Saturday!

10/01/18

Fantasia is Coming!!

I’m so excited and anticipating with great pleasure my upcoming solo exhibit at Christine Klassen Gallery. It has been years in the making, and while I have shown a very few of them as I built the body of work, I have been mostly hanging onto them for this exhibit. Please join me to celebrate!

October 11 – November 24, OPENING: October 11, 5 – 8pm

Christine Klassen Gallery, 200, 321 50 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB

 

04/09/18

Upcoming Spring & Summer Courses & Workshops

Exciting Spring Summer teaching season ahead!

Here are the courses I’ll be offering at ACAD for the Spring and Summer season. Click the link to check out the details and supply lists:

Children’s Book Illustration, May 1 – June 26, 6:30 – 9:30pm, $362.25

https://www.acad.ca/continuing-education/adult-courses/all-adult-credit-free-courses/childrens-book-illustration-01-may

Acrylics 2, May 7 – June 25,  6:30 – 9:30pm, $262.50

https://www.acad.ca/continuing-education/adult-courses/all-adult-credit-free-courses/acrylic-painting-ii-07-may-2018

Acrylics 1, May 10 – July 12, 6:30 – 9:30pm, $362.25

https://www.acad.ca/continuing-education/adult-courses/all-adult-credit-free-courses/acrylic-painting-i-10-may-2018

Sketchbook Drawing Week Workshop, July 30 – August 3, 10am – 4pm, $420.00

https://www.acad.ca/continuing-education/adult-courses/all-adult-credit-free-courses/sketchbook-drawing-week-30-jul-2018

At Swinton’s along with my Studio Classes that run every Wednesday from 9:30am – 12:30pm and from12:45pm to 3:45pm,  I’ll be offering these weekend workshops. Again check out the link to see details and supply lists:

Dynamic Charcoal Portraits, Sat, Sun, April 21,22, 9:30-4, $210.00

http://www.swintonsart.com/index.php/instruction/workshops/item/dynamic-charcoal-portraits?category_id=108

Watercolour Basics, Sun, May 27, 9:30-4, $110.00

http://www.swintonsart.com/index.php/instruction/workshops/item/watercolour-basics?category_id=108

Pen & Ink, Line & Wash Sun, June 24, 9:30-4, $110.00

http://www.swintonsart.com/index.php/instruction/workshops/item/pen-ink-line-wash

Acrylic Portrait Painting on Rough GroundsSat Sun, July 28, 29, $210.00

http://www.swintonsart.com/index.php/instruction/workshops/item/acrylic-portrait-painting-on-rough-grounds

Acrylic Abstraction – Elements of Design,Sat Sun, August 18, 19, $210.00

If the link doesn’t work – just call the store to register – 403-258-3500 

03/15/18

Studio NOW!@CKG

Exciting exhibit showcasing whats happening in the studios of 4 artists with upcoming solo exhibits. Kind of like a preview. And we will be having a great artist discussion at the opening. Come on out!

10/05/17

Working towards my next exhibit!!

Working on underpaintings!!

Its been way too long since I posted, but there is a very good reason…. I’m heads down working to get ready for my exhibit in October of next year at Christine Klassen Gallery!! So while I’m posting the paintings on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter as they are finished, I’m not making too much noise about them because I want everyone who possibly can to come out to this exhibit to see this new body of work. So, thanks for your understanding and watch for the updates as they come. 

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12/11/16

My Artist Talk @CKG

Me & Little Wing

Me & Little Wing

When Christine asked me to do a small talk at the opening of Put a Bird on It, I said sure! I most often give small talks just flying by the seat of my pants and since I haven’t really paid too much attention to my artist Statement of late I thought it would be a good opportunity to refresh my thinking about my work all around. So after 2 hours of typing I could see that I had a good start on my autobiography, so I used it as my crappy first draft and refined it so I could say something more measured and meaningful. Here’s what I came up with:

I love the demands and processes of oil paint, the pigments, the mediums, the materiality. The stuff. I love the stuff. I love the slow nature of the indirect process of multiple layers.

I paint the way I paint because I find the process of long seeing to be very meditative.

I can breathe, I can think, or not think. Staying with the images for as long as I do is like listening to a sustained pleasurable note. It is deeply satisfying even though it can take quite a long while to paint, I find it deeply therapeutic.

I like still life because its just that. Still. Quiet. I love the light.

So, theres a long and pleasing process for me, and maybe a moment of light, an opening to stillness, hopefully some delight, for the viewer.  A little rest from the big loud demanding world.

The actual objects I use have been tools to explore ideas about taste, nostalgia, good or bad, whimsy, family, and mortality. Not to mention the beauty inherent in natural objects. There – I said the B word. The meanings and importance of objects and images for humans, the stories they tell about us, and the stories we tell about them. The fact that these objects often outlive us.

Right now, in my work,  the objects are leading me back into the fundamentals of composition, abstraction  and colour. Still realism – but you’ll just have to wait  and see.

I haven’t really been a part of the resurgence of academic realism, I’ve been too busy following my own nose, because there wasn’t really any guidance for realistic painting when I started so, I adapted what little I read about the indirect process and have made my own way, for good or bad.

I am happy to see the renewed interest in realism only because I think that it would be such a shame to lose such precious skills and that the more aspects of artistic expression there are available to people the better for everyone. I find great inspiration, excitement and solace in the idea that art is endless and that there is room for everyone.

Oh, and you can find me here at CKG and online on the social medias as TheQuietEye. Thanks so much for listening.

@CKG Put A Bird on It/Dec 102016

My dear friend Jackie and I at the opening of Put a Bird on It @Christine Klassen Gallery

10/20/16

New Favourite!

Red Bird, 16 x 16", oil and alkyd on canvas, $1200.00Cdn

Red Bird, 16 x 16″, Oil & Alkyd on Canvas, Framed, $1200.00Cdn

At Christine Klassen Gallery! Go check it out in person!

10/20/16

2nd January Workshop!!

Abstract Attack Mixed Media SW WS Jan 2017

10/20/16

First Workshop of the New Year 2017!

PaintingKids Portraits Multi MediaSW WS Jan 2017