Life Painting for Beginners Workshop

Saturday, January 18th 1pm-5pm
Activity Room
Natasha Jabre

Life Painting for Beginners

Join us for an exploration in life painting with Natasha Jabre. In this 4-hour class you will learn how to develop acrylic paintings from direct observation of a live model. In this workshop, students will observe, measure and record the human figure using different painting techniques. No sketching first! This class will address basic concerns in representational painting including the identification of structural masses, human anatomy, positive/negative shapes, and color. No experience is required, open to all skill levels.

Painting materials are supplied, including a canvas. Enjoy a small class size. Ages 16+


Medium: Acrylic Painting

When: Saturday, January 18th 1pm-5pm

Instructor: Natasha Jabre

Where: Activity Room, 1st Floor, Room 108

Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning, 370 King Street West, Kingston, ON



Natasha Jabre is an artist whose work encompasses multiple disciplines including drawing, printmaking, ceramics, abstract and representational painting. Jabre’s recent series of tableaus stage domestic households in dramatic, psychedelic lighting schemes. Her vision incorporates toys, children, and childcare paraphernalia as it attempts to highlight the hidden strangeness of life as a parent. Her goal is to express the glory she sees in loved ones at the edges of daytime, morning or night, where twilight and fatigue impart their greatest influence.

Jabre received her B.F.A. from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and her M.F.A. from The University of Massachusetts in North Dartmouth. Her artwork has recently been exhibited in Canada, as well as internationally in the United States, Berlin, Italy, Lebanon, and Spain. She currently resides with her husband and children in Kingston, Ontario.