Self worth, Identity & Painting | Robert Achtemichuk

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Wednesdays, Mar. 31 - Apr. 28, 2-4pm | FREE
Register by: Wednesday, Mar. 24

Seniors and older adults (55+) are invited to create work and engage in a dialogue surrounding aging and identity through focus on looking at and being present with one’s body. Learn the basics of painting in watercolour and gouache in this series led by senior artist, Robert Actemichuk. Experimentation and conversation will be highly encouraged. You will be asked to be brave in your expressions in self-portraiture. Achtemichuk had been teaching workshops for seniors within this vein before COVID-19, and will continue these explorations via a five-week online zoom program with most of the art materials included. Please see the details below for the materials you will need to provide. If you have materials, and will not need to pick up a kit, please let us know. Either gouache or watercolour can be used.

Notes on kit pickup / delivery

Go up the accessibility ramp at Button Factory Arts (25 Regina St S. Waterloo) and ring the bell.

Kit pickup: Tuesday, Mar. 30, 12-1pm
Kit drop off: Tuesday, May 4, 12-1pm

Student Provides:
pencil, rags, 2 water containers, 2-3 small pudding saucers (or little plates for mixing), optional flat brush 1’ or ½’

Material Kit includes:
Palette of gouache (the following colours or similar): ultramarine, french blue, winsor blue, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow mid or deep, sepia, cobalt, viridian, alizarin crimson, cadmium (red mid or deep), zinc white
Brushes: a round 8 or 6 and 2
Paper: 12 sheet pack Strathmore watercolour paper

In special circumstances we are offering kit delivery for those who are not able to physically come and pick up their kits. If you are unable to pick up your kit a drop-off may be arranged within Waterloo Region. Please contact programs@buttonfactoryarts.ca before Apr. 11th to make arrangements.

This is an online program via zoom

  • Once your order for this class has been placed, you will see a clickable document under the heading "Download" Click this document to download to view the welcome letter for the class.
  • An email will also be sent to you about a week before the class with any of the details you need.

If you need further information and guidance on purchasing classes online, please view this pdf which includes a further breakdown of the process.

Or email Allie Brenner, Button Factory Arts Program Director for assistance: programs@buttonfactoryarts.ca


Thank you to Grants Ontario for funding this project.

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