2008 PAINTING & DRAWING CLASSES ON BOWEN ISLAND
WITH PAUL DEGGAN FOR THE THIRD YEAR.
We are doing it again!
Last year's workshops on Bowen were so successful and fun that we have decided to run them again in 2008.
Classes start at 10:00am, but if you come early, you will be offered a cup of coffee and fresh-baked cookies. A three-course lunch prepared by Babette and served with wine is at 12:30pm. Classes continue in the afternoon from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
For people coming from the “continent”, we provide a shuttle between Snug Cove and our home at Miller’s Landing if they prefer not to bring a car. Students should bring their own sketching easels and preferred materials, but we supply boards and also offer a stock of paper and drawing materials at a nominal price. Space is limited to about six participants and we would require payment in full on registration, with refund in the event of cancellation only if the place can be filled.
Instruction for people of all levels.
We are starting this program in January with life drawing, using a variety of mediums, with both short and extended poses and with lots of instruction.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Price for this one-day workshop includes lunch and model fee.
STILL LIFE PAINTING AND DRAWING
Any medium, Instruction for people of all levels.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Fee for this one-day workshop includes lunch.
Painting the nude in oils, acrylics or pastels. Instruction for people of all levels.
Saturday March 1, 2008
Fee for this one-day workshop includes lunch and model fee.
PORTRAIT PAINTING & DRAWING
Oils, acrylics, pastels as well as drawing mediums. Instruction for people of all levels.
Saturday April 5, 2008
Fee for this one-day workshop includes lunch and models' fees.
Paul or Babette Deggan
THE ARTIST, PAUL DEGGAN
Born 1932 in England. Studied art at Kingston School of Art, Chichester School of Art, and Worthing College of Arts and Crafts. Taught sculpture and lettering at Chichester School of Art and was co-director of David Paul, General Art Services, covering interior design, advertising and display, portraiture, mural decoration, picture restoration and framing, stage design, and including an art gallery and offering a program of painting and drawing workshops. Exhibited at Royal Academy, London Group, Young Contemporaries, and Arts Council of Great Britain. Emigrated to British Columbia in 1957. Taught painting and drawing, and graphic design at Vancouver School of Art until 1960. From 1960 worked as a free-lance artist/designer in a wide variety of areas including interior design, graphic design, portraiture, architectural sculpture, film and television. Has refused to exhibit his work since 1962 as a personal reaction to the inane trivialities of contemporary trends in art. In 1977 met his French wife to be, Babette, and from 1980 they together established a modest art centre in the Auvergne region of France where they had restored a number of rural houses for this purpose. He taught painting and drawing, sculpture, and design at Capilano College, and during the summers in France, he and his wife organized for 25 years workshops in painting and drawing, French language, creative writing, photography, and French cuisine. During this time he has raised a family and has continued to restore houses in their village of Montaigut-le-Blanc for locals and also for Canadians who have fallen in love with the place while studying at the art centre. They now divide their year between the Auvergne and Bowen Island. Story of Paul, Babette, their family and the art centre is told in Paul’s book, “All Our Summers Are French”, published by Estival Press and distributed by Douglas and McIntyre Ltd.
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