march, 2022

05mar(mar 5)10:00 am06(mar 6)5:00 pmThe Painter’s Survival Guide with Emily Joyce

Event Details

5–6 March 2022, 10–1 pm and 2–5 pm daily

Register ($170, $160 for members):

This comprehensive two-day workshop provides participants with the knowledge they need to take full advantage of painting material properties, increase their artist material literacy, and understand how to improve their studio practice to better care for their paintings.

Participants explore different parts of the layered structure of the traditional oil painting—canvas, gesso, drying oils, varnish, and various contemporary painting mediums—and discuss their function, practical chemistry, and how to correctly use each when painting. A few other topics that are discussed throughout the workshop include historical oil painting techniques, how to improve the handling and storage of one’s paintings, and how to make one’s studio practice safer and more eco-friendly.

Students are encouraged to experiment with the materials and processes discussed during the workshop and develop an oil painting on canvas using the knowledge gathered in the class.

This program is made possible by the Iva Speers Fund for Art Education and the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.



5 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 6 (Sunday) 5:00 pm


Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Queen’s University, 36 University Avenue, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6


Agnes Etherington Art Centre 1441 Audrey St.

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