Composition & Still Life

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Image: R. Doornbos, Vanitas Still Life with a Calendar and Musical Instruments, around 1665, oil on canvas. Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2014 (57-001.09)

André Biéler Studio

Thursdays 7, 14, 21 February 2019
6:30–9 pm
Fee: $90, $75 member
Please Note: This is the third class in a three-part series.
Link for pre-registration can be found at:

Referencing techniques of the Old Masters, and with visits to current exhibitions, learn about composition, overlapping, the golden ratio, perspective and more in this in depth class led by Gaetanne Lavoie. Focusing on still life painting students will create a balanced composition using their preferred medium of either oil or acrylic paint. Materials not provided.

Required materials: Materials: For each student: Sketch book, selection of pencils, oil or acrylic paint (at least: titanium white, paynes grey, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, cadmium yellow, ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson), paint brushes (at least: 1 sm/med round, 1 small flat, 3 filbert of varying sizes). For oil painters:  linseed oil, painting medium i.e.: liquin or solvent, solvent jar, rag, palette. For acrylic painters: mat or gloss medium, rag and palette. Canvas or gessoed board 1 – 10”x 14” to 18”x 24”

Gaetanne Lavoie was raised in a family that celebrated individuality and following your bliss. She received her BFA from York University in Toronto, an MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and a second MFA from the New York Academy of Art in New York City. Lavoie recently moved back to Canada and has exhibited her paintings nationally and internationally.

Agnes Etherington Art Centre. 36 University Avenue, Kingston ON
Geographical location: 
  • Kingston
  • The Great Waterway
  • Tourism Kingston