february, 2020

19feb6:00 pm9:00 pmModern Watercolours: Contemporary LandscapesBring your favourite landscape and travel photographs to life!Discipline:Visual ArtsType of event:Arts Workshop / ClassEvent details:Accessible venue

Event Details

Modern Watercolours: Contemporary Landscapes

February 19, 2020 – 6:00 pm

Bring your favourite landscape and travel photographs to life!

Join painter Danielle Folkerts for Modern Watercolours: Contemporary Landscapes. This course is your key to moving away from overworked and stiff paintings, to creating your own expressive landscape paintings using fluid colours, loose brushwork, and incorporating your personal landscape photography.

This comprehensive painting class will help you practice and understand the process of combining multiple techniques and approaches to produce a successful painting from start to finish. Learn how to work from your own reference material, how to sketch out your composition, and how to use values as your guide to ultimately create a pleasing and meaningful landscape. Become proficient at mixing colours, learn how to embrace mistakes, discover your signature style, and learn to simplify the process.

Enjoy live painting demonstrations that focus on how Danielle personally paints expressive skies, foregrounds, fields, trees and more. Plus, utilize free time to work through your own sketching and painting. Receive one-on-one personal guidance and feedback, and prepare to elevate your creativity this Fall! Light refreshments included. All art materials are provided.

Prerequisite: Modern Watercolours for Beginners is recommended, but not mandatory. All levels welcome. Ages 16+

BONUS: Danielle will also be sharing her personal set up for plein air painting (painting outside, on-site). Learn what you need, and how to start painting and sketching on the go.


Instructor: Danielle Folkerts | https://www.daniellefolkerts.com/

Visit us on Instagram! @travellingartisan & @travellingartisanworkshops

Key Image: Landscape & Travel Photography

Students are invited to bring 1-2 printed out landscape photos of their own. Landscapes images will also be provided if you are unable to bring a photo.

When: 6-9pm Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Where: Activity Room, 1st Floor, Room 108

Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning, 370 King Street West


Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/modern-watercolours-contemporary-landscapes-tickets-87726364919


(Enter the front lobby. Walk down to the bottom level. You will find the studio on the 1st Floor.)

Please have a physical ticket or online ticket present at sign-in. Thank you!

Registration must be made online. Book early! Spots are limited. Please note, tickets are non-refundable. You may transfer your ticket to another student – please confirm in advance via email. Ticket holder is responsible for collecting funds from replacement student. Thank you for understanding.

“I really enjoyed the workshop last night. It was great to be introduced to watercolours, but more than that it was wonderful to be in a room of lovely people and… painting is SO relaxing! It totally took my mind of work. Thanks for offering your continued help. I’ll be sure to share a photo of a future painting!” – Sandra


Public Transit and Active Transportation

The Kingston Xpress bus stops right in front of the Tett. Learn more: https://www.tettcentre.org/about/location

Weeknight Parking: Monday to Friday after 5 p.m.

Parking is free after 5 p.m. in the lower parking lot unless there is an event taking place on site. Signs will be posted at the parking meters which are regulated by Queen’s University, not the Tett Centre.

“I find my creative inspiration on my outdoor adventures and travels. Kayaking through the lakes, hiking above the mountains, strolling along the beaches, biking across the prairies, and diving under the ocean, each environment offers an abundance of vibrancy, texture, and colour. I capture and document each experience and memory through photography, sketching, and plein air painting, and create expressive landscapes in various painting and fibre mediums. Art-making is the ultimate adventure!” – Danielle Folkerts



(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

370 King St W, Malting Tower, Kingston, ON K7L 2X4


Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

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