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Lalita Hamill Workshop June 3rd & 4th!

Updated: Sep 9, 2023

Lalita Hamill will be coming to Nanaimo for a two day workshop June 3rd & 4th!

Topic: Expressive Mark-Making: Focus on Palette Knife Use

Instructor: Lalita Hamill


Dates: Sat/Sun June 3-4, 2023

Media: acrylic or oil (or variations such as water-soluble oils)

Time: 10am – 4:30pm ? to be confirmed

Price: $250 For NFCA members

$275 for Non Members


The way you move and use a tool such as a palette knife contributes substantially to your artistic ‘style’ or ‘voice’. If your marks are heavy-handed, tentative, sloppy, unintentional, uninteresting, and/or overworked, you are not living up to your full artistic potential.

Those of you ready to take your brushwork and mark-making to the next level of expressiveness, join Lalita as she guides participants through a series of step by step demos and exercises, to be applied to several small or medium studies.

Main topics will include the following:

  • Planning vs experimentation

  • Applying paint with a palette knife

  • Grips, stances, gestures and pressure

  • Mixing colour on the palette vs on the canvas

  • Edges & eye flow

  • Hesitant vs confident marks

  • Preventing overworking

  • Creating variety within unity

  • Fundamentals of abstraction

  • Use of other tools for mark-making

  • What to do when things go ‘sideways’

Instructor bio:

Lalita is a sought-after instructor and juror who specializes in contemporary realism, especially of figures, still life and landscapes. She attended the Vancouver Academy of Art for four years, where she studied traditional painting methods from classically trained instructors. Lalita is a Signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, and an Associate Member of Oil Painters of America. She has been teaching for over 30 years, facilitated public monthly critiques for 10 years, and has been running a weekly contemporary atelier program out of her studio for six years. Lalita designed the Foundations Program for the Federation of Canadian Artists. She is accomplished in oils, acrylics and watercolour, and specializes in art assessment and jurying.

Lalita has a degree in Philosophy and English, and is also a writer, musician, & facilitator. “I paint to gently awaken in myself and others that which has been lost, hidden, or buried.” - L.C. Hamill Visit

Members Click Here to Sign Up and Pay for Workshop

Non Members Click Here to Sign Up and Pay Here

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