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Abstract/Mixed Media - Summer Art Camp (Ages 11-17)

Drip, pour, splatter, and spray!

Abstract/Mixed Media  - Summer Camp (Ages 11-17)

Date: August 14th - 18th, 2017

Time: 1pm-4pm daily

Age: 11 - 17

$160 Some supplies included

Drip, pour, splatter, and spray! Unleash your creativity while using acrylics & mixed media to create uniquely you abstract style paintings. This class will allow artists to try new techniques, such as pouring paint and using texture mediums.

We will concentrate on using texture and colour to awaken the spontaneity of emerging artists as they create paintings on canvas.

Some supplies included.

Art Instructor Bio - Ashley Gaboury BFA

Even before graduating with a BFA in Studio Arts in 2003 at The University of Lethbridge, Ashley Gaboury worked as an instructor at The Prairie Art Gallery in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Over the past fifteen years she established herself as a 2-dimensional art instructor, while simultaneously developing as a professional artist. She exudes enthusiasm and passion about drawing, and is continually pushing boundaries within her artwork. She creates in a myriad of mediums including watercolour pencils, alcohol-based markers, and acrylics.

The bulk of her work has spiritual undertones, often playing with the dualism of light and dark, and the dichotomy of good and evil.

For the past few years her artwork has evolved to reflect the dramatic impact humans have had on our surroundings, specifically, the domestication of Canis Lupus (wolves) into Canis Lupus Familiars (dogs). In order to better understand the instinctive behaviour patterns of dogs and wolves, she began a comprehensive study and collaboration with The Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary in Cochrane, Alberta. She creates drawings using watercolour pencil on canvas, with the intention of capturing their instinctual nature, curiosity, and stoicism. She sells fine art prints to raise funds and awareness for the sanctuary.

Ashley Gaboury - Artist Website

Supply List (DOWNLOAD PDF)

Supplies included:

  • Acrylic paints 
  • Brushes 
  • Acrylic gel 
  • Pouring medium or tar gel

Supplies needed:

  • 3 Canvas art boards 9” x 12”
  • 2-3 Large canvases – 18” x 24” minimum size
  • Stencils, glitter, metallic powders &/or gold leaf 
  • 2” putty knife (or larger)
  • Paper towels – 1 roll minimum
  • Small spray bottle 
  • Old toothbrush
  • Plastic wrap
  • White tissue paper
  • Hairdryer (if possible)
  • Paint markers - Black, white and an assortment of colours 


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