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Blossoming Creativity


Sunday, October 20    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Instructor: Oksana Zhelisko

Acrylic or Oil welcome!

Get inspired and overcome the fear of the big white canvas in this one-day class. Learn how to paint beautiful flower compositions with boldness and flair.

You will learn how to create a strong and powerful composition, get valuable tips on colour mixing and complimentary colour choices, discover the power of transparent and opaque colours, improve your line work, and discover new materials and tools. All in an afternoon of happy painting! You are welcome to bring your own bouquet to paint from or use your own photo references. Oksana will be doing a step-by-step demonstration and discussion during this class.

About the Instructor:   Classically trained in Eastern Europe, Oksana began her art career in L'viv, Ukraine. Oksana studied at the Ivan Trush College of Decorative Arts. She chose to make painting, especially of murals, her specialty. In 2001, she held her first solo exhibition at the L'viv University of Ivan Franko. Oksana brings her training, skill, and passion to her painting, and she is versatile in expressive styles. She is adept at many genres, including portraiture, still life, and landscape.

Supplies: Participants receive a 20% discount on these supplies.

  • Canvas: 30x30” or 24x36” or larger
  • Paint: your own acrylic or oil paints, mediums
  • Brushes: a variety of big brushes (big sponge brushes for acrylic artists)
  • Other supplies: big palette, Princeton Catalyst of your choice
  • Optional supplies: 2 or 3colours of oil sticks (for oil artists); 2 or 3 colours of Marabu Art Crayons (for acrylic artists)
  • Bring suitable art clothes, hand-/tea towel, soft cloth for brushes, snack, drink, & notebook

*Bring images of flower bouquets (2 or 3) or a real bouquet.

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