Workshops/Drop In






ALL WORKSHOPS AND DROP IN SESSIONS ARE HELD AT:
Lesley Fountain Studio
Unit #5, Pioneer Square Mall, Lower Level
Mill Bay

SUMMER 2018 WORKSHOPS


Collage As Personal Expression

(In The Pink - 7 x 7 collage on birch cradle board)
 
Ah, collage. What is not to love about ripping, snipping, and glueing to create something new and beautiful? Intensely personal, incredibly satisfying. Collage is a favourite medium of mine. What I love the most about it is that collaged works can contain imagery that is meaningful only to the artist.
  
1 pm - 4 pm on the following Saturdays:
July 28th
August 18th
65.00 includes all tools and materials
 Tea and chocolate too! 

lesleyfountainstudio@gmail.com




Introduction to Intuitive Painting 
AND
Two Day Intuitive Painting Intensive

(Transform - 24 x 24 acrylic on canvas)

Some call it intuitive painting, some call it process painting, some call it expressive or spontaneous painting. Essentially, they all mean the same thing - meeting the canvas with no expectation of what the final outcome will be. Painting without getting attached, letting the brushes or fingers or other mark making tools have free rein, and observing what unfolds.
Some call it intuitive painting, some call it process painting, some call it expressive or spontaneous painting. Essentially, they all mean the same thing - meeting the canvas with no expectation of what the final outcome will be. Painting without getting attached, letting the brushes or fingers or other mark making tools have free rein, and observing what unfolds.
This process produces surprising results, as your subconscious mind takes over from your conscious mind, often times revealing hidden parts of yourself to you. The sheer bliss of moving the colour on the canvas is incredibly liberating.

Join me for the one day introduction or two day intensive workshops and explore the delightful and liberating process of intuitive painting. Allow your inner creative guide to lead, and marvel at what appears on the canvas. Using a multi-layered approach that incorporates acrylic paints, collage, stenciling and mark making, you will discover your own unique style while creating artwork that has personal meaning for you. This process is incredibly exhilarating and my favorite way to paint!"

Introductory - 10 am - 4 pm 
 Saturday July 21st

 140.00 includes all tools and materials
 Tea and chocolate too!


Two Day Intensive -  10 am - 4 pm
Saturday, August 11th and Sunday August 12th
 250.00 includes all tools and materials
 Tea and chocolate too! 

lesleyfountainstudio@gmail.com


"EXPRESS YOURSELF"
 Twice Weekly Open Studio Drop In Sessions

Collaged Art Board

Come and create with others in this twice weekly casual drop in session. All materials are included, and there are a wide range of projects to choose from, such as altered books, art cards, and small mixed media projects on canvas, paper and board. Or bring your own canvas! Loads of supplies, and many samples and books to inspire and jump start your creative juices!

 Wednesday evenings 6-8 pm
Friday afternoons - 1-3 pm
30.00 includes all tools and materials Tea and chocolate too! 

lesleyfountainstudio@gmail.com


Testimonials

What I love and needed from Lesley Fountain she so effortlessly delivered.  Lesley allows people to return to a childhood place, where a person can create in a limitless, imaginative and non- judgmental fashion.  Her studio is like a dream of high quality paints and a space where a mess is encouraged and art is created by everyone!  Friends are made quickly in her studio space, and affirmation encourages aspiring artists to experiment and be free.  Music and laughter fill the space and I left feeling like I wanted more!  Lesley provides materials in her fees which is such a great way to get started.  She has taught me the value of good quality paint and even more Lesley has set me on a path of lifetime joy through creation on canvas!  Very grateful!  
- Sheila Thomas

I've taken several workshops and attended drop-in sessions with Lesley Fountain.  Creating art is such a personal experience, and to be truly experienced cannot not be approached by following a recipe.  Lesley not only welcomes her learners to experiment and try different techniques, but she celebrates the unexpected, learns along with her students, and nurtures, supports and encourages the process, not just the end result.  Generous is the word that comes to mind when I think of how willing Lesley is to share her craft, which is in equal measure the craft of artistry,  and of teaching. 
 - Lisa Read

Lesley Fountain is an amazingly talented person.  Aside from that, she has a wonderful, joyful, personality.  I discovered this after taking a course in Passionate Intuitive Painting that she gave.  I had not painted since the 1960's and decided to take this course.  WELL, unbelievable how she inspired me! I now paint almost every day, I've painted over 100 paintings since I took that course over a year ago.  Can you imagine if she inspires everyone like that!  WOW!  I encourage anyone to take the course, even if you have never painted before.  You will be amazed, you will be relaxed, and happy with yourself! And she has herbal tea and chocolate!
- Bev Robinson

  I have participated in several workshops with Lesley - drop in, one day, as well as multi day - and she never disappoints!  It is so rewarding to arrive at a workshop with no plan or "vision" and come away with a piece of art that is personal, unique and soul satisfying.  Chocolate and tea are an added delight, as is Lesley's insight and good humour.  Do yourself a favour and make the time to connect with your inner artist!
- Heather Craib










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