Modern Watercolours: Contemporary Landscapes

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
Activity Room
The Travelling Artisan


with Danielle Folkerts




Express yourself with watercolours this Spring! Join painter Danielle Folkerts for her newest painting class - Modern Watercolours: Contemporary Landscapes. This course is your key to moving away from overworked and stiff paintings, to creating your own expressive landscape paintings using fluid colours, expressive brushwork, and incorporating your personal travel photography.

This comprehensive painting class will help you practice and understand the process of combining multiple techniques and approaches to produce a successful painting from start to finish. Learn how to work from your own reference material, how to sketch out your composition, and how to use values as your guide to ultimately create a pleasing and meaningful landscape. Become proficient at mixing colours, learn how to embrace mistakes, discover your signature style, and learn to simplify the process.

Enjoy live painting demonstrations that focus on how Danielle personally paints expressive skies, foregrounds, fields, mountains, trees and more. Plus, utilize free time to work through your own sketching and painting. Receive one-on-one personal guidance and feedback, and prepare to elevate your creativity this Spring!


BONUS: Danielle will also be sharing her personal set up for plein air painting (painting outside, on-site). Learn what you need, and how to start painting and sketching outside!


Light refreshments included.

All art materials are provided.


When: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

All skill levels welcome. Ages 16+


Instructor: Danielle Folkerts

Learn more at:

Visit us on Instagram! @travellingartisan & @travellingartisanworkshops


Key Image: Landscapes & Travel Photography

Students are invited to bring 1-2 printed out landscape photos of their own. Landscapes images will also be provided.


Where: Activity Room, 1st Floor, Room 108

Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning, 370 King Street West

(Enter the front lobby. Walk down to the bottom level. You will find the studio on the 1st Floor.)


Please have a physical ticket or online ticket present at sign-in. Thank you!


Registration must be made online. Book early! Spots are limited. Please note, tickets are non-refundable. You may transfer your ticket to another student – please confirm in advance via email. Ticket holder is responsible for collecting funds from replacement student. Thank you for understanding.






“Try to forget what objects you have before you - a tree, a house, a field, or whatever. Merely think, 'Here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow,' and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and shape, until it gives you your own impression of the scene before you.” - Claude Monet