Colour Theory for the Figure Artist, with Brian Smith


We all understand bits of colour theory, but do you have enough knowledge to make it useful to you in your daily painting?  This two day workshop will focus on colour theory, simple palettes and colour mixing, so that you can learn how to solve your colour problems before they happen.  It's "play time" with lots of positive one-on-one time with Brian.  We will have a model each day for the two days and the cost includes the model fees.


About the Instructor

Brian Smith, BFA, has been both a professional, award-winning graphic designer and practicing fine artist for the past 40 years, focusing on classical drawing and painting from the figure. In January 2005, Brian was awarded the title of Honourary Drawing Master by the Drawing Society of Canada.  Brian has taught classes and workshops on life drawing, portraiture and figurative abstraction for over 25 years and has been on the faculty of the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU), The Koffler Centre for the Arts, Haliburton School of The Arts, Curry's Art School, Visual Arts Mississauga and the Neilson Part Creative Centre as well as conducting Master Classes in his own studio.  Brian states that the thrill of the human form , and the challenge of recording and interpreting that form and its gestures and surfaces keeps bringing him back daily.  He is an artist because the human form inspires him.  See his website:

Dates: June 6th and 7th, 2020.

Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM


Kanata Art Club; March Community Center, 630 Cameron Harvey Drive, Kanata K2K 1X7 

Cost:  KAC members: $220.00  (includes model fees), non-members: $240.00

Please note:  Acrylics or oils.

This workshop is full.  To place your name on the waitlist, contact:

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

The 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 minus an administrative fee of $25.00 will be issued if a written request is received no less than 30 days prior to the start of the workshop (i.e., May 4th).  There will be no refund issued beyond May 4th, unless we are able to fill the spot from a wait list.  

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