2017 Purple Door Art Studio Classes
The Purple Door Art Studio is unique in offering flexibility to suit everyone. Our make-up classes are available at no additional charge.
Purple Door Art Studio also offers semi-private and private lessons. Please call Anna at 403.289.3388 for more information.
The Purple Door Art Studio and the Ruberto Ostberg Gallery are creative, comfortable spaces for artists, students and anyone who enjoys good art. This bright, beautiful space is filled with natural light throughout. While you are taking a class you will be surrounded by inspirational artwork from established and emerging professional artists.
Please drop by anytime to see what’s new in the gallery, visit with the artists working onsite, or sign up for a class!
2018 Studio Classes
Beginner Drawing and Colour Mixing
The good news: yes, everyone can learn to draw and mix any colour! If you can see you can draw! Explore different techniques and simple shape recognition in a friendly and non-threatening environment. Semi private class. 6 sessions (5 drawing + 1 color mixing), supplies included.
Cost: $285 + gst
Tuesdays 7:00 - 9:00pm
Acrylic Painting for the intimidated
Acrylic is the most versatile, anxiety-free paint available today. Learn all about techniques, mediums, brush strokes and more. 8 sessions, materials not included.
Cost: $285 + gst
Thursdays 1:00 - 3:00 pm, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Fridays 9:30 - 11:30 am, Fridays 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Saturdays 2:30 - 4:30 pm
The ‘Imagined Figure’ - Sculpture Workshop with Cameron Roberts
(class size is limited to 9 artists so register early)
PLEASE REGISTER VIA email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A deposit of $80 (non-refundable if the session runs) is required by the registration deadline of April 18th. The remainder is payable on or prior to the first day of class April 28th.
Cost: $240 (all materials included)
Dates: April 28th and 29th 2018
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Saturday & Sunday)
Instructor Cameron Roberts will be offering a two day workshop in clay sculpture. Working from photos and anatomy reference you will create a small scale figure ‘torso’ or maquette. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas for poses. This workshop will enhance your knowledge of human anatomy as well as your understanding of clay construction. Post production instruction and guidance will be provided for artists to complete their sculptural works independently. Previous experience in working with the figure is recommended but all levels of ability are welcome.
I will provide tools for your use during the class. You are welcome to bring your own tools if you have them (please be sure they are clearly marked)!
I look forward to working with you at the Ruberto Ostberg Gallery. A beautiful space to begin or enhance your ‘Creative Life’.
Venetian Plaster Workshop Schedule 2018
April 7 & 14 – Intro to Venetian Plaster – 2 day, 6 hours $180 (VP included)
April 28 – June 9 – Intermediate Venetian Plaster: 6 sessions - $75 each or all 6 for $375 (1 session free). Must have taken an Intro class.
April 28 – Session 1: Painting on Venetian Plaster 1 – Materials not included.
May 5 – Session 2: Imprinting and Embedding – Venetian Plaster not included.
May 12 – Session 3: Metal leafing on VP – Materials not included.
May 26 – Session 4: Image transfer for VP – Materials not included.
June 2 – Session 5: Stenciling for VP – Materials not included.
June 9 – Session 6: Painting on Venetian Plaster 2 – Materials not included.
To Be Determined Depending On Interest.
Giant Leaf workshop – (Advanced, must have taken Intro class) 3 day, 9 hours $225.
Ruberto Ostberg Gallery
2108 - 18 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M 3T3 | T: 403.289.3388
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12:30 - 5 pm and Thursday, 12:30 - 9:00 pm.
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