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Arbutus on Wallace, Painting by Norma Jackson
General · 23rd March 2010
Nanci Cook at Firesign
Last minute local discount! There is still time to register for Norma Jackson's workshop at Firesign Studio. For beginners and experienced alike, this 5 day acrylic workshop will take you on a journey from where you are... to where you want to go.

Whether your artistic goal is to begin in acrylics, to refine your work or to go beyond current boundaries, Norma, works with each participant individually to take you to the next step in your creativity. While working on images of choice participants will be led through layers of different art elements and techniques to arrive at a completed pieces of art.

Included in the workshop is colour theory and mixing, elements of art such as value, form, space, basic composition rules and the use of acrylic mediums to add texture to your work .

This is a fun workshop, participants learn from each other’s work, and it’s full of practical information balanced with creativity.


“I recently completed a workshop with Norma in acrylics and I can't say enough about how pleased I am with both the process and the results. I have painted in watercolour for many years and been involved in lots of learning in that medium, so workshops aren't new to me. But I have not been as impressed with others as both artists and teachers as I am with Norma. She has a very logical approach, is encouraging, guiding each student along in her/his own way and offering excellent help without negative criticism or overuse of demonstration. Her sense of humour and great patience with a very generous sharing of her own knowledge puts her at the top of my list as a teacher. And I look at my first work in acrylics with pride. I look forward to many more learning experiences leading me even farther into art in Norma's studio.”

“About Norma Jackson's teaching skills...she is really good! I took her class to learn more about acrylics and left feeling that I had learned more than I paid for. Norma has really good communication with the class and it was not a 'paint-along' so we all learned from each other's paintings as well. If you're looking for a recommendation, you've got mine. ”
Shaman, painting by Norma Jackson
Shaman, painting by Norma Jackson