August 5-8 (4 days, Wed-Sat)     Fee $440

KATO REMPEL ~ Abstracted Realism Techniques

About the workshop

Media: mixed media on paper

Levels: all levels

This 4 day workshop will teach you how to view the world abstractly. You can take this methodology outdoors and create but for the purpose of this course, we will work from photo reference you bring. We will start with concept and design and finish with abstracted finished paintings. In between we will do fun exercises to loosen up your mind and hand, then use traditional and unique art techniques to create layers of creativity on your paper. It’s a safe space to experiment with an assortment of mediums or use these mediums in new ways.  Your creativity will blossom using new intuitive painting methods.

Supplies list

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About the artist

Kato Rempel, was born in Vancouver, BC Canada. She spent her early 20’s and 30’s in the graphic design industry in Vancouver when the computer age was blossoming. After spending 14 years of non-stop working she escaped the working world for several years overseas with her family studying foreign cultures, art and architectural design. The overseas locations that inspired her most were Sri Lanka and India. During these adventures she started studying oil painting and gradually turned it into her career. When she came back to Canada she relocated to Kelowna, BC where she continued her studies in oil painting with two wonderful local artists Kristy Gordon and Jerry Markham. Kato has won several awards through the Federation of Canadian Artists juried shows  and has now completed a peer review advancement that now gives her the designation of AFCA (Associate Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists).

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