Upcoming Dates

  • 09
    Faces and Figures with Michael Solovyev
    9:30 am
    4:30 pm

Artist Statement

Born in Russia in 1972, Michael has called Montreal his home since 2011. From his studio there, his artworks keep adding to the beauty and value of both public and private collections around the world. He has taken part in 16 personal and 80 group exhibitions around the globe, receiving multiple awards. Joy and reverence are evident in everything he produces, perhaps especially in the deep play of light and shadow. He experiments continuously, challenging himself with a wide range of styles and techniques. “Every day,” he says, “I look, I hear, I feel my immediate environment. When painting, I relive these sensations. And I believe that if we pay close attention, each object and every moment contains the Universe within it.”

Michael conducts multiple workshops around the world as well as private lessons in his own Montreal studio. Recently, he represented Canada at many watercolor festivals including in Hong Kong, Slovenia, India, Italy, France, Costa Rica, Mexico, Hungary, and Portugal.

Working with reference photos that Michael provides, we will learn the rules of portrait construction, the basics of color mixing for portraits and figures, the use of backgrounds, and the rules of composition.  We will learn how to create expressive and emotional portraits using simple techniques and a minimal palette.  When painting figures, we will explore ways to convey movement.  Six hours a day of in-depth immersion in watercolor will allow you to master new techniques and methods. And, of course, you can expect plenty of personal assistance from the master!

Fees:  KAC members: $540, non-members: $575.00

Terms and Conditions

Registration opens for KAC members on February 23rd, 2024.  It will open for non-members on March 8th, 2024.

The Kanata Art Club reserves the right to cancel a workshop if there is insufficient registration.  You will be notified and receive a full refund by cheque or e-transfer.

To withdraw from a workshop, contact: treasurer@kanataartclub.com.  A full refund less an administrative fee of $25.00 (by cheque or e-transfer) will be issued if a written request is received by May 1st, 2024.  There will be no refund issued beyond that date unless we can fill your spot from a waitlist.

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