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Doug Swinton

Soar! Overcoming Fear and Unleashing Your Creativity

Soar! Overcoming Fear and Unleashing Your Creativity

February 23-25, 2024
Radium Centre
Radium Hot Springs, BC

$449 + gst (does not include meals or accommodation)

Break free from creative constraints and liberate yourself from the limitations of fear and self-doubt. Let your creative energy soar! In this workshop, under the guidance of Calgary artist, art educator, and creative mentor Doug Swinton, you'll explore the exhilarating process of freeing your mind and approaching the canvas with a mindset that embraces creativity without restrictions.

This workshop is designed to take the fear out of painting and decision-making. Through a series of dynamic 20-minute studies, you will learn the art of making swift, confident decisions without the usual agony that often accompanies the creative process.

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned creator seeking a fresh perspective, you'll leave with a renewed sense of artistic freedom that will transform your creative process and breathe new life into your work.

Throughout the weekend, Doug will focus on simplifying the complexities of composition, color choices, and brushwork. These essential elements will be the foundation for transforming quick studies into complete, polished artworks. You'll have the opportunity to work from a variety of sources, including sketches, photographs, and direct outdoor studies, ensuring a diverse and enriching experience.

Expect to create a minimum of six to eight paintings each day, as you are challenged to loosen up, embrace colour, and most importantly, have fun in a supportive and inspiring environment. Whether you're looking to overcome creative blocks, refine your technique, or just add a burst of energy to your artistic journey, this workshop is an opportunity you won't want to miss.Join us for this artistic journey and let your creativity soar!

The workshop will focus on six essential elements for helping you unleash your most creative thinking:

🎨   Embrace Fearless Artistry - Delve into a transformative painting experience that demystifies the art process, enabling you to make decisions with confidence and ease, leaving behind any hesitation or second-guessing.

🌟 Accelerated Learning Through Practice - Immerse yourself in intensive 20-minute painting studies that will challenge you to think and act quickly, fostering rapid growth in your artistic judgment and execution.

🖌️  Mastering the Art of Simplicity - Gain expertise in distilling complex scenes into their essential elements. Learn to choose colors with intention and apply brush marks with purpose, as we guide you from preliminary studies to fully realized artworks.

🌈   Diverse Inspirations, Multiple Creations - Cultivate versatility as you draw inspiration from an array of sources, including sketches, photographic references, and the natural world around you, all while committing to producing at least four unique paintings each day.

🎉   Unleash Creativity with Joyful Expression - Break free from artistic constraints and inject a sense of play into your work. Explore the vibrancy of colors and the joy of expressive painting in an atmosphere brimming with fun and creative freedom.

🚀  Empower your artistic journey with composition, values, color, and risk-taking - Elevate your expression and create dynamic, emotional art. Don't miss this chance to enhance your skills.

If you really want to unleash a looser, more expressive, and confident approach to your work, you don't want to miss this workshop. No matter where you are in your artistic journey, Doug will help make your work truly soar. Space is limited, so don't wait. Click the link above to secure your spot.

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    Doug Swinton

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    I never really intended to make art a career it just keeps happening. Maybe it's living in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Maybe it’s that my mom was always in the kitchen painting wicker baskets of bright fruit with Chianti wine bottles, or may it was all the doodles and drawings that adorned each and every page of my math book.

    But some how, art has now become my career.

    Since my childhood, drawing and painting have always played an important role in my life. A big part of me never really left kindergarten. I still live for the “Hey Mom, look what I made!” I think exhibiting in galleries is just a bit of an extension of that.

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