August 2-5 (4 days, Mon-Thurs)     Fee $550

MARLENE LOWDEN ~ Create with Confidence


About the workshop

Media: acrylics

Levels: beginner to intermediate

When painting, I sometimes feel that the freedom I have to choose colours, the subject and technique can actually be overwhelming, stopping me from starting and making me constantly second guess my decisions. I have found it essential to create some boundaries before I begin so that I can paint with more confidence. This structure gives me MORE freedom.

Through a series of exercises that explore the 7 elements of design, we are going to create our own personal reference guides to support our art practice.  Having a foundation to lean on will give you greater confidence while you paint.

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About the artist

Marlene Lowden is a painter, facilitator and yoga teacher. She grew up in Gibsons and after several years in broadcasting, she returned to the Sunshine Coast and resumed her lifelong interest in painting, drawing, and photography. She draws from her experience in television and video production, applying to canvas similar principles of composition and storytelling. She co-hosts an annual art and yoga retreat in Spain and connects to her community as an instructor in schools and at art festivals. She is a proud alumni member with Thrive Art Studios, an international collective of female artists. Marlene is honoured to have her artwork in private and public collections in Canada and internationally.

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