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Altering the image
Residents will have a chance to create their own intriguing images next month as professional photographer and teacher Tony Bounsall returns to The Old School House (TOSH) to host The Altered Image Workshop-Going Beyond.
Bounsall is a photo arts graduate from Ryerson University in Toronto and has been working as a professional commercial photographer and graphic designer for 28 years. He currently teaches photography and photo-based mixed media classes at Victoria College of Art, among other facilities.
Executive director at TOSH Corinne James said the last workshop Bounsall held last May was a sell out and everyone had a wonderful time.
"It's very creative," she said. "It's something you can do whether you are an artists or not."
The class will teach collaging and assembly techniques, how to work with transparencies, and staining and glazing among other skills. The workshop runs two days, Sept. 10 and 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $220, $210 for members.
Another workshop called Portraiture will take place Sept. 20 and 21 with David Goatley, widely recognized as one of North America's leading portrait painters.
Goatley has completed over 300 portrait commissions all across the continent and has clients in Europe and the United States as well.
The workshops will explore the alla prima method of painting portraits in a series of studies. This workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days and costs $220 — or $200 for members.
TOSH is also running a number of fall classes teaching numerous styles of painting as well as drawing for all levels.
For more information on classes and workshops call 250-752-6133 or visit www.theoldschoolhouse.org.