THE LIFE OF A PAINTING with Janis Miller Hall

Janis will lead you through the stages of representational painting, from start to finish.  Learn how to develop dynamic compositions.  Explore colour, texture, and value.  Experiment with brushwork and palette knife techniques.  Understand the early decisions that are critical to the success of your work. 

Create your own original painting from the reference of your choice.  Work in oil or acrylic; the choice is yours.  Janis will introduce you to safe studio practices in both media.  

Bring your enthusiasm and sense of humour to the class.  Eliminate the frustrations, focus on the fun!

A graduate of Sheridan College (Creative Arts Diploma) and the University of Toronto (Bachelor of Art Education), Janis has been teaching and creating art in the Ottawa area for many years.  "I enjoy capturing a moment in time so that memories can be shared visually.  My work can be described as contemporary realism, depicting people and their surroundings."

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Supply List

Dates:  8 weeks, April 22nd to June 10th,2020 (no class on May 20th)  1:00pm to 3:30pm.

Location: March Community Centre, 630 Cameron Harvey Drive, Kanata K2K 1X7

Fees: Members: $160 per person; Non-members: $180 per person

Registration will open for KAC members on March 19.  Registration will open for non-members on April 2nd. 


Registration is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  Fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Kanata Art Club reserves the right to cancel a class where there is insufficient registration.  You will be notified and issued a cheque for a full refund.

To withdraw prior to the start date, please contact the  A cheque for a full refund less an administrative fee of $15.00 will be issued if a written request is received no less than 48 hours prior to the start of the first class.  There will be no refund issued beyond that date.