Learn acrylics with an experienced artist and art teacher. Joanne will demonstrate glazing and sfumato. Follow step-by-step instructions on how to create a beautiful, abstract landscape that you can hang on your wall.
This workshop was a great introduction for non-artists. Joanne was informative and patient throughout the workshop, giving helpful tips and encouragement. Highly recommend this small-size class!
Anonymous “Happy Participant”Amazing Squeegee Paint Nite
Acrylics are so much fun to learn! Joanne will provide basic instruction plus some key demonstrations on sfumato and glazing. Paint a forest landscape or choose your own subject matter. You’ll also learn a dash of colour theory and composition basics. Small class size means you’ll get opportunities for on-the-spot instruction. Joanne will support you in whatever direction you want to take your masterpiece.
WHAT IS GLAZING? SFUMATO?
Acrylic painters use glazing as a layering technique to create depth, variety and luminosity. Sfumato refers to soft edges and consistent values and colours. When used in a landscape, it can create a sense of peacefulness while allowing for abstraction and expression.
WHY THIS WORKSHOP?
- Hosted by an experienced, professional artist and teacher who will help you do your best
- Take home a beautiful work of art for your wall
- Create great memories
- Be inspired long after the workshop
- Have fun with a friend, date or come alone to make new, like-minded friends
- Get away from it all… leave feeling joyful, empowered and relaxed
- Work in a one-of-a-kind, artist’s studio in Vancouver’s famous art district
- Small class of only eight students allows plenty of teaching support
- Classes are often volunteer-supported; this means Joanne is often able to teach more
- Follow step-by-step or use your own subject matter
11 in x 14 in
Acrylic on Canvas
…everyone had a unique painting. Plus Joanne took time to share techniques and do quite a bit of on-the-spot teaching. I highly recommend you take one of her art classes. Everyone was so highly engaged and came away with some beautiful and mindful masterpieces. Well done!
Natalie WaiVSB Special Education, English Language Arts and Ell; Summer School Administrator, Secondary Completion and Skills Development; Community Schools Teacher; and Ell Department Head – International Student Advisor – Vsta Representative. Paint nite volunteer.
Perfect for beginners and experienced artists. Beginners will love learning about material, color, and process while having plenty of support trying something new.
Advanced artists will love delving into colour theory and exploring new techniques in a safe, inspiring place with expert guidance. We’ll have opportunities to discuss ways to integrate these techniques into existing art practices.
Joanne brings years of art and teaching experience to the classroom, ensuring you get the tools and guidance you need to reach your goals. You’ll feel supported, relaxed and delighted to be part of a very special class.
Sunday, June 11
10:00 am – 12:00 pm (please arrive 10 minutes early to get set up)
10B – 1310 William Street
Last, single, glass door on at Clark and William. Go up the stairs. Follow the yellow line to Studio 10B. Free street parking available.
Joanne is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic teacher. Her compassion and patience combined with excellent communication skills ensured that all the students had a truly meaningful artistic experience.
Diana BuricDirector of Leisure Services
Minimum six people to proceed. Maximum of 8 people. Non-refundable. Transferrable.
Joanne taught in therapeutic art for over eight years guiding large groups while overseeing multiple volunteers. She has also taught privately including children, adults and palliative care. Consulting includes painting commissions and film work such as CBS-TV. Joanne was invited to present at Canadian Federation of University Women. Her talk “Daring to Create” was their most attended talk to date. Her 2022 Eastside Culture Crawl painting demonstration, Easy Abstract Painting, was at capacity with over 25 people in attendance.
Joanne Probyn is a contemporary artist best known for her acrylic, abstract paintings and hand embroidery. She often explores themes of growth, the human condition and interconnection. Probyn’s creative pursuits have been exhibited and published widely including Fun Size, an art book by Jen Tough Gallery, New Mexico. She works from her East Vancouver art studio, Eastside Atelier, one of Vancouver’s largest and oldest art collectives. Probyn has collaborated on multiple murals including two in the Vancouver Mural Festival. Career heights include local and international awards such as North Vancouver Arts Council Award for Excellence in Painting. She completed her IDEA School of Design education at Capilano University and holds a certificate in marketing management from UBC Sauder. Probyn has studied with teachers including renowned painter, Kiff Holland, and Governor General Award recipient, Eric Metcalfe. She sits on the First Saturday steering committee and forged their Creative Mornings Vancouver partnership.
WHAT TO BRING
Wear clothes that are okay to get a bit dirty. Sometimes painting can be messy. Joanne is not responsible for damages of any kind.
Select a landscape you would like to paint. Bring 1-3 images that inspire you. Or, you may choose the painting on this page and follow the step-by-step instructions.
Bring your curiosity and a willingness to share encouraging comments with others.
- Canvas 14 in x 11 in
- Water containers
- Tables and comfortable seats
- Paint palettes
- Paper towels
- Color laser printed teaching booklet
Joanne’s vast knowledge and ability to guide/inspire/engage the participants was amazing!