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Leading Edge Workshop

Contact Judy Sutton (204 663 9063 or

Louise Hall (403) 233 7389

Leading Edge Workshops are excited to host

Susan Woolgar  for three wonderful days:

April 17 - 19


Due to the Covid 19 Virus Susan's workshop has been postponed until the last weekend in June:  June 26-28.‚Äč

Susan Woolgar, ASA, is a signature member of the Alberta Society of Artists and has been a full-time painter and teacher since 1982.  She graduated from ACAD in 1977 with a Diploma of Applied Arts and Visual Communication.  Starting her career as a DesignerIllustrator, Susan worked with various firms establishing her reputation and expertise.  Leaving the advertising business in the early 1980's she continues to explore her artistic expression in a vaariety of mediums, including acrylic, pastel, mixed media and watercolors.  Her most recent works have a more contemporary focus.  Her 'Abstracting the Landscape' explorations have been met with high critical acclaim.

Workshop Description

Abstracting the Landscape in acrylic is for experienced beginner to intermediate level artists who would like to break out of realism, loosen up and to learn to abstract the landscape.  Susan will guide us through several exercises to accomplish this, including color exercises to develop different palettes, value exercises to enhance design, the mechanics of building a painting and using line as an expressive tool.  Susan will also include mark-making exercises and how to simplify our reference photos.  We will then apply the above lessons to a larger canvas, introducing some texturing to the surface and experimenting with layers.  We will have lots of individual time with Susan and lots of time to paint.  We will have demos, dritiques and an atmosphere of encouragement and fun.  

Workshop Location:

180 Poplar Avenue - just north of Disraeli Bridge.

Proceed north over Disraeli Bridge. Turn right at the second traffic light (Johnson Avenue). Go east one block to Brazier. Turn right and go south one block to Poplar avenue. The workshop site is right at the corner of Poplar and Brazier.