Art Workshop

Last Friday I taught an art class for our homeshooling co-op.  We looked at the artwork of John James Audubon, Vincent Van Gogh and Robert Bateman, under the theme of “Nature”.  The contrast between stylized, realistic and expressive color and brush strokes was interesting. The ages ranged from about 4 to 12 and the kids were very attentive.

I did a demonstration of using oil pastels and watercolor, using an owl for my subject matter.  Actually, I kind of like how it came out so far, and will either work some more and complete it, or use it as a study for a larger finished work.

I gave them the option of using watercolor, oil pastel or both.  They seemed to like the effect of watercolor over oil pastel, even those who choice to just use watercolor.  I’ll be scanning some student work and putting it up soon.

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Wendy Malowany

Wendy Malowany earned her B.F.A., majoring in Painting, and her M.S. in Art Education. She has been drawing and creating since her childhood in the U.S. and Scotland, creating art at a professional level for over 25 years, and teaching art to children and adults for over 20 years. Painting has been her preferred medium since the beginning of her artistic career, particularly oils, but she does sometimes work in other media. Her artwork is inspired by the objects and scenes she encounters daily, in an expressive realistic style. Architecture, animals, landscapes, and nature in general, are the predominant themes of her artwork. She immigrated to Canada after marrying her Canadian husband in 2010, and works in her studio on their 8 acre hobby farm in Wainfleet, Ontario. Wendy sells her work locally, online, and her work is in collections internationally.

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