Workshops at Viva Vida Art Gallery include a wide range of topics, from technical art courses to artist talks with our in-house and special guest artists, as well as unique opportunities such as yoga and lifestyle conferences hosted by various specialists.
Sculptural Portrait Workshop
June 19th, 26th, and July 3rd, 9:30 -4:30
Join Italian Master Sculptor Marcello Giorgi for this very special event. Under the guidance of Marcello, participants will create a sculpture of a portrait in clay following the Italian classical tradition. Main areas of study include, correct anatomical structure, expression and how to find the personality.
Fundamentals of Drawing with Marcello Giorgi
Thursdays, June 24 - July 22nd, 7-9:30
This course will focus on the fundamentals of drawing: elements of line, composition, proportion, light and space by using different drawing materials. Marcello will evaluate the skills of each student at the beginning of the course and help them to establish their objectives. The lessons are integrated with conversations on art and the history of drawing.
Social Media for Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs with Heather Boyd Wire
Join Heather Boyd to discover how you can grow your reach with social media and build a community around your brand. Heather has 23K subscribers and over 2 million views on her YouTube channel and has grown a Facebook community of fellow wire Art and jewelry makers to over 2000 members over the course of a few months.
Learn how sharing your work with the intent to inspire others will create a buzz around your brand and motivate people to invest in your creations and your services. SHARING is the new SELLING! Discover how Heather paid her mortgage with Etsy sales thanks to listening to clients and finding her niche.
Opportunity to network with fellow creatives and be motivated to explore a variety of social media platforms.
*includes refreshments, networking and an e-book Social Media for Artists & Creative Entrepreneurs *
CLAY SCULPTURE & BUILDING DRAGONS with George Hsiung
Join us Saturday, September 21 from 10-4 pm at Viva Vida Art Gallery for a full day workshop taught by artist George Hsiung! This workshop is available for both beginners and advanced students, who can choose between making a Western or Eastern dragon. In addition to building your own dragon, the workshop will consist of Tai Chi to relax the mind and body, and get your Chinese horoscope read! Refreshments will be served.
CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING WITH GEORGE HSIUNG: Plum and Cherry Blossoms
Join us Sunday, September 15 from 10-4 for a full day workshop taught by artist George Hsiung! For potters and painters. Potters can work with their own bisqued pots. Workshop will consist of Tai Chi to relax the mind and body, traditional Chinese brush painting, and get your Chinese horoscope read! Refreshments will be served.
Watercolour Journaling Workshop with Micheline Sansregret
Come join us on Sunday, August 25 from 1 - 4pm at Viva Vida and live the passion of colours. In this workshop, we will practice the art of journaling, by turning memories from pictures taken on your trips into beautiful watercolour souvenirs.
DESIGN and SKETCH with Viva Vida & Fig Fleurs
Viva Vida Art Gallery and Fig Fleurs are teaming up for a uniquely creative event. No design or sketching experience needed, just come and have fun. You’ll create a floral design in a beautiful tea cup then cross the hall and learn how to sketch it! Come discover your hidden gifts or just enjoy something new.
Oil Painting Workshop with David Kelavey
One day workshop with artist David Kelavey!
You will get “hands-on” experience with:
Use of colour with a limited palette
Using a selection of brushes
You will also learn about the importance of varnishing and framing.
This workshop would be helpful for all levels of artist and particularly for those who want to “loosen-up” and gain confidence.