Let There Be Light: Oil Painting
Wednesdays , February 8 – March 15, 2023
1:30pm – 4:00pm
Delve into the darkness and find the light on your canvas in this oil painting class for all levels of learning. Interpreting photos onto canvas we will spend our time focusing on paint application. We will create one practice piece and one finished work each, immersing ourselves in the pure luxury of paint. We will use our photos as reference as we plunge into their darkness and extrude their light, working each section of our canvas intimately until our strokes satisfy us with confidence.
Students should bring:
- Oil paint (minimum needed: black, white, ochre, red, yellow, blue, 12ml tubes)
- Brushes (in varying sizes of your choice, I use acrylic brushes for oil)
- Final canvas (no larger than 18”x18”) ~ not needed until 3rd class
- Final photo ~ not needed until 3rd class, will be discussed in class 2
Amy Funk was born in BC and started painting as a very young child. Funk studied fine art post high school in Florence, Italy and London, England before completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in 2008. Funk continued her practice in Manhattan, New York and Berlin, Germany before switching gears and moving back to her hometown of Vancouver to attend the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts and graduated with both a honourable mention and a scholarship in 2010. Working in the culinary world for the past twelve years both in Ontario and Nova Scotia has allowed Funk to bring her visual aesthetic and thematic interests together. As the daughter of a professional photographer and chef, ingredients, as much as art, have surrounded her senses from childhood and the evidence of her love for both is manifested in her work. Funk now resides in Lunenburg, NS and is the proud owner and chef of Shore Lunch Food Truck.