Danielle Beaulieu: Rusted Locks and Old Wood

Danielle Beaulieu is an award-winning artist, juror, and watercolour instructor. Her artwork has been exhibited in solo shows and galleries in Canada and the US, and she is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists. One of Danielle’s paintings was published in UPPERCASE magazine, and she has been recognized in the Art of Watercolour magazine’s Readers’ Competition. 

You can learn more about Danielle and see additional examples of her work, at  www.daniellebeaulieuwatercolours.com.

From her students:

 “…you are the most helpful teacher we’ve had! Your enthusiasm and support are so motivating!”

“I feel that I have been stuck at a certain level for a long time not knowing how to get to the next level and you’ve helped with this.”

“I really appreciate your critiques.”

In this class, Danielle will introduce you to using creative textures in your artwork with purpose and intent. You will be specifically focusing at representing wood and rust.  Danielle will share her method for noticing small details, choosing colours and painting techniques. 


For two hours each week, you will receive advice on the necessary steps for each painting containing old wood and rusted locks. All participants will then paint along to apply the demonstrated techniques that can be reapplied to other types of texture. The focus will be on interactive and individualized instruction, and you will be encouraged to ask questions throughout.

Between classes, you may send photos of either in-progress or completed paintings to Danielle for a private critique or advice to take your painting to the next stage.  You will have a bit of “homework” each week.

If you cannot attend any of the live classes, don't worry.  All the presentations and recordings will be available to you after each class.  

You will complete 2-3 paintings containing rust and old wood grain during this 6-week class.  Participants will have a bit of homework each week.

Painting experience is desirable. 

You will need to download the ZOOM app. There is an online tutorial available at: support.zoom.us.  

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Dates: Thursdays January 19th to March 2, 2023 (no class January 26th) 

Time:  Evenings, 7 to 9 p.m.

Fees:  KAC members - $150.00, Non-members - $185.00.

Registration opens on December 1st.  Registration is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  To register, email: registrar@kac1.ca.   Fees must be paid in full to complete the registration.

The Kanata Art Club reserves the right to cancel a class where there is insufficient registration.  To withdraw prior to the start date, please contact the  registrar at registrar@kac1.ca.  A cheque for a full refund less an administrative fee of $15.00 will be issued if a written request is received before January 12th, 2023.   No refunds after January 12th unless we are able to fill the spot from a waitlist.