Painting is an exciting and engaging class that allows young artists to
develop drawing, painting, and image-development skills. Focus is
directed towards line quality, colour theory, and exploring inspiring
Canadian artists that allow our developing artists to have freedom and
confidence in creating artwork.
Students explore traditional
and non-traditional methods of image generation, using markers,
charcoal, sticks, ink, wax, pastels, watercolour paint, acrylic
paint, and many other materials. Students work on paintings
and prints multiple times to add layers of interest and detail through
editing and constructive critique.
This course allows developing
artists the chance to create a mature portfolio of artwork while having
fun, experimenting, and making meaningful connections with their peers.
Amelia Epp is an artist and art educator. As an artist, Amelia
deconstructs, re-purposes, and casts found materials to create reliefs,
sculptures and collages. She employs an organic minimalism to explore
forms and designs inspired by the human body, the natural world,
architecture, urban design, as well as traditional craft and textiles.
Amelia’s process is meticulous, experimental, and conceptual. Her works
playfully make use of geometric patterns and shapes, as well as vivid
colour palettes and delicate textures.
Amelia Epp studied sociology and visual arts at Simon Fraser University.
She completed her graduate studies in art education at Teachers
College, Columbia University in New York City, and is a certified
teacher. As an educator she has worked with children, teens, and adults
in schools, museums, after-school programs, and community-based