Creative Painting with Mike Svob

Mike Svob has been a full time artist since 1982.  An impressionist, he is easily identified by his signature use of strong bold colour. To date Mike has had over 70 exhibitions and has produced 25 large scale murals throughout North America.

He is a past president of the Federation of Canadian Artists and is also a senior member (SFCA) of this society. As an award-winning artist and a leading teacher and workshop instructor, Mike strongly believes that sharing knowledge among fellow artists and art students provides only positives results for all.

His paintings are held in many private and corporate collections throughout the world. His work has been featured in International Artist Magazine, Magazine Art, and in many newspapers throughout North America and in several art books.

"In my work I try to bring the viewer into a new and potential obtuse sense of space and colour... to imagine a world of visual possibilities. I have always been deeply moved by the colourful patterns and subtle shades of light upon the landscape. The warm sparkle of fresh snow in a cool brilliant winter light or the patterns made by trees dancing in the wind, the soft ghostly lost edges from water falling and splashing on rocks. To be at once both aware of the reality and intrigued by the fanciful possibilities. As an artist, I try to capture the essence of the moment, distill out what is unnecessary, and add my twist so the viewer is left  with an impression of the landscape that will endure through time."

Come explore new creative painting techniques that will allow your design sense to blossom forth.

You will learn how basic abstract graphic arts concepts relate to how we perceive the world around us. You will then have a better idea of how to make use of the visual colours, values and shapes that our brains see, to paint your own vision.

We will also learn how to better manipulate the paint, brushes, canvas, etc. to create your own design that captures that personal creative vision. 

Dates: May 20th to 24th (five days), 2020

Fees: KAC members: $675.00, non-members: $695.00.  Fees may be paid in full at the time of registration, or in two installments, $300 at the time of registration, and a cheque for the remainder post-dated to April 7th, 2020

Registration:  limited, on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Kanata Art Club reserves the right to cancel a workshop 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 $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., on April 7th, 2020.  There will be no refund issued for withdrawal requests received after April 7th, 2020, unless we are able to fill your spot from a waitlist.