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Spring Workshop

Spring Workshop: Mahdi Mahdian - Introduction to Figure Painting

DATES June 22 and 23, 2024
TIMES 10 AM - 5 PM Daily 1 -2 PM lunch break
PLACE Art Gallery of Regina, 2420 Elphinstone Street
COST AGR Members $275
           Non-members $295

SPACES ARE LIMITED! Register online HERE or call (306) 522-5940

This introductory workshop will lead students through the process of creating a figure painting from a live model. The workshop will begin with drawing from the model, then progress to developing a finished painting beginning with an underpainting, to individualized critique and instruction on style and technique.

Madhi Madhian is an Iranian born artist living and studying in Regina. He obtained his painting degree from the University of Tehran in 2013, and completed the Classical Academy for the Masters’ Painting and Drawing program at the Kharkiv State Academy of Art and Design in 2016. Mahdi is a classicly trained painter, with particular expertise in anatomy and the figure.
We are excited to offer our members this rare opportunity to learn from such an accomplished internationally trained painter!

Materials List for Introduction to Painting with Mahdi Mahdian

  • Canvas or canvas board (minimum size: 18" x 24")

  • Paints (acrylic or water-soluble oil / non-solvent based oil paints are acceptable, as well as any water-

based mediums / 37 ml.): titanium white, ivory black, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow,

yellow ochre, ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, burnt umber, sap green.

  • Palette (disposable or reusable)

  • Brushes: assorted sizes (round and flat)

  • Palette knife

  • Sketching pencils (2B or harder)

  • Sketchbook or drawing paper

  • Easel (portable or tabletop)

  • Painting medium (for oil paints, if applicable)

  • Paper towels or rags

  • Masking tape (for securing canvas/board)

  • Spray bottle (for water mist)

Please review our refund policy before purchasing your ticket.

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Fall Masterclass

Fall Masterclass: Mastering Light and Colour with David Langevin

DATES September 13, 14, 15 

TIME 9 AM - 4 PM Daily with a noon Lunch Break

PLACE Eastview Community Centre (615 6th Avenue)

COST AGR Members: $410

           Non-Members $445

REGISTER ONLINE or call 306-522-5940:

Registration open now until all tickets sold. 

Achieve mastery in your painting materials! Learn how to use your paints to create any effect.  In this workshop David will share all the secrets of the Old Masters that will teach you how to use the paints to create brilliant, luminous and vibrant color effects.

In this workshop you will learn the lost principles of brilliant, luminous, color effects followed by the greatest painters for 5

centuries, from Van Eyck to Van Gogh.  Almost everything you have been taught about how to put your paintings together is surprisingly different from how these master artists constructed their work.  Moreover, with today’s superior paints and mediums, including the newer acrylics, we are able to create effects that would be the envy of all those famous artists.
Although these principles can be applied to oil paints, in this workshop the focus will be on learning the specific properties of acrylics and how you can use them to achieve fantastic results.  Emphasis will be on mastering the materials and skills to help you be a better painter.  You will learn to master the medium and effectively apply glazes, veils, and impasto layers of paint.  Painting demos will also be featured.

This workshop is designed for artists with some painting experience in oils, acrylics, or even watercolors.  Acrylic paints are relatively new and how to use them effectively is still a challenge for many artists. Techniques that are successful when using oil paints or watercolors do not often yield good results when applied to acrylic paints.  This is because the physical and chemical properties of the synthetic acrylic paints are unique.
Come prepared to take notes, ask questions, and to paint.

Please review our Refund Policy before purchasing your ticket.

Supplies List for Mastering Light and Colour with David Langevin

  • Acrylic Gloss Medium (not ‘gel’), or Golden GAC 500

  • Slow drying medium:  Retarder, Golden Glazing Liquid, Tri-Art Retarder Medium

  • Dark pencil (3B-6B) or India Ink pen.

  • Large water container and rags

  • Paint brushes and palette

  • Four (4) inexpensive painting supports, approx. 16x20 (canvas or painting

  • board)-Acrylic paints, do not bring Golden Open acrylic paints.

* I recommend heavy body acrylics for opaque colors and fluid acrylics for transparent colors, and only the best quality paints.

We will be spending time on the first day discussing best practices that will help you select paints you can use to achieve superior results, so you may decide to wait to buy any extra paint until after this first segment.

COVID-19 Protocols


  • The Art Gallery of Regina encourages workshop participants to wear a medical mask indoors, especially since social distancing may not be possible in a workshop setting.

  • Disposable masks and hand sanitizer are available on site for your convenience

  • If you are sick, please send your regrets to:

WORKSHOP REFUND POLICY                                             

  1. Due to the administrative work involved in processing refunds, the AGR charges a $15 processing fee on all refunds. 

  2. Requests for refunds must be made in writing and received by email (to or physical letter (to Art Gallery of Regina, 2420 Elphinstone Street, PO Box 1790, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 3C8). 

  3. Requests for refunds of regular workshop fees must be received at least 15 days before the workshop start date. 

  4.  In exceptional circumstances, such as illness, or family emergency, workshop fees will be refunded after the cancellation date has passed and the administrative fee will be waived.

  5. PLEASE NOTE: Our Annual Fall Workshop represents a significant investment, and spots are in high demand. Because of this we have implemented the following refund schedule:

    1. Refunds requested 6 months in advance of the start date are eligible for a full refund​

    2. Refunds requested 3 months in advance will receive a 50% refund

    3. There will be no refund for cancellations made 30 days or less before the start date

Refund Policy
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