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The Art of the Horse


Friday, October 27    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Joan Larson.

This class, open to all skill levels and mediums, celebrates the horse. Students will learn by drawing from odels supplied by the instructor, and then progress to painting in the afternoon. There will be discussions on structure and anatomy as well as how to interpret your photo reference. There are extensive course handouts provided by the instructor.

Participants receive a 20% discount on these supplies.

  • Sketchbook & pencil
  • Black & white charcoal pencils, kneaded eraser
  • Pastel Paper: 1 sheet Canson Mi-Teinte in a middle-value neutral colour
  • Drawing board if necessary (depending on how large you want to draw)

Your choice of painting medium, with all necessary materials: oil, acrylic, watercolour, etc.

*Bring your own reference photos.*

You may also bring paintings you are working on if you wish assistance or a critique.

Optional: You may wish to bring suitable art clothes, notepad, snack, & drink.

About the Instructor: Joan is a working artist who has been teaching for approximately 18 years and has an extensive background in drawing and painting (oils & acrylic) in addition to her pastel work. Landscapes and horses are her favourite subject matter, but she also does portrait work and she has conducted portraiture classes. Joan is a Senior Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (SFCA) and has a Master Pastelist designation with the Pastels Artists Canada (MPAC). Her website is