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Traditional Glaze Oil Painting with Kathy Marlene Bailey (B.A. Art Ed., Creative Arts)

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Class Dates

  • September 26
  • October 3
  • October 10
  • October 17
  • October 24

September 26 - October 24

(Wednesdays) 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Ages 16+

5 Weeks

$165.00 (HST included) plus $25.00 Materials Fee payable to instructor at class.

Register Over-the-Phone (905-713-1818) or In-Person (no online registration)

Discover the beauty of working with the fascinating and unique medium of traditional glaze oils. Geared to both the absolute beginner and the advanced artist, this short course will guide you through the basic principles of Renaissance glazing, going step by step into layering and building complex luminous colour – just as the Old Masters did. In this five-week workshop, students will unlock the mystery of why the colour qualities of contemporary works are so different from those of the Old Masters, while having fun and leaving with a completed piece. New students will have one of two options: a still life exercise provided by the Instructor, or to complete their portrait rendering if they were enrolled in “The Process of Portraiture” with Kathy. Returning students of Kathy’s can choose one of the two aforementioned options, or bring their own reference material if they have a particular subject matter they would like to complete. This class uses non-toxic and fume free materials. All beginners are encouraged to have their materials supplied by the Instructor for a Materials Fee of $25.00. If bringing your own supplies, bring only those specified on the Materials List provided on our website.


Instructor Kathy Marlene Bailey (B. A., Art Ed., Creative Arts) graduated from the University of Toronto in with a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education and holds a diploma from Sheridan College in Creative Arts. In her first year of university, Kathy had the pivotal experience of learning traditional glaze oil painting and is one of a handful of artists in Canada who works and instructs in this highly specialized field. When Kathy paints, she is in no hurry. She relentlessly glazes over and over again, readjusts and reinforces until all things that she can see fall into perfect balance. Kathy has participated for many years in commercial galleries, art events, juried shows, several major exhibitions, and has won many awards for her work. She is currently represented by Christina Parker Gallery in St. John’s, Newfoundland.