Acrylic Workshop with Brian Atyeo


This is a very special opportunity for artists at all levels to work with an esteemed master of composition and design. Brian Atyeo, CSPWC, OSA, is a signature member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour and the Ontario Society of Artists. He began his career as a commercial illustrator/designer and in 1980 he turned his full attention to painting and teaching. Brian's artworks are bold, contemporary impressions of a wide range of subjects, from landscapes to florals, interiors and musicians, imbued with his distinctive sense of colour, strong composition and abstraction. His teaching is known for helping artists to achieve a better understanding of intent, and a design process which brings a greater clarity to their paintings. His work is found throughout Canada, the United States and Europe in corporate, government and private collections.

Artist's statement:  Acrylic paint is the fastest growing medium of expression in contemporary image making.  This workshop will look at two of the many sides of acrylic painting.  The first will be transparent painting and glazing.  We will compare this technique to traditional watercolour to better understand the advantages this technique offers.  The second application will address the use of glazing and scumbling opaque paint over complementary colours.  We will explore this technique of colour application as it relates to pure hue, tinting (adding white) and shading (adding black).  This exploration of paint will happen during demonstrations.

There will be time daily for you to respond with your painting and application of techniques demonstrated.  Further to the study of the paint, we will look at composition and structure as it applies to large shapes vs small shapes.  This is one of the most distressing areas for painters at all levels.

Bring reference material relating to the subjects you would like to paint.  Simplicity would be a great advantage in using the demonstrated techniques as they apply to your subject matter.

Date: March 21-24, 2019

Time: 9:30-4:30

Location: March Community Centre, 630 Cameron Harvey Drive, Kanata K2K 1X7

Fees: $400.00 Limited to 12 participants

Brian Atyeo materials list 2018


Registration is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  Fees may be paid in two installments: 50% at the time of registration, and the balance by post-dated cheque, six weeks in advance of the workshop.

The Kanata Art Club reserves the right to cancel a workshop where there is insufficient registration.  You will be notified and issued a cheque for a full refund.

To withdraw, please contact the  A cheque for a full refund less an administrative fee of $25.00 will be issued if a written request is received no less than 6 weeks prior to the start of the class.  There will be no refund issued beyond that date.

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