Details for "Abstracting the Landscape LIVE Online with Susan Woolgar"


Abstracting the Landscape LIVE Online

with Susan Woolgar

September 10,11,12th 2021

10am to 4pm MST

Join us via Zoom for this workshop in acrylics as we move away from realism, loosen up and learn to abstract the landscape.

Members - $150   Non-members -$185

Limited Seats

Susan will guide us through several exercises to accomplish this, including colour exercises to develop different palettes, value exercises to enhance design, the mechanics of building a painting and using line as an expressive tool. Susan will also include mark-making exercises and how to simplify our reference photos. We will then apply the above lessons to a larger canvas, introducing some texturing to the surface and experimenting with layers. We will have a lot of individual time with Susan, and a lot of time to paint. Includes demos and critiques in an atmosphere of encouragement and fun.


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 About Susan Woolgar

Susan Woolgar was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1955 and raised in Calgary. Her interest in the arts began at a very young age, and she knew she wanted to pursue it as a career by the time she entered high school. 

Upon graduating from the Alberta College of Art in 1977 (Diploma of Applied Arts), Susan embarked on a career in visual communications. She began by working and freelancing for various advertising firms in Calgary, but soon realized she wanted to focus on creating her own art.

Once she found herself immersed in Calgary’s fine art community, she began to draw inspiration from nature. Susan is influenced by the variety of landscapes found here in Canada, and loves to create works based on these beautiful locations.

In addition to creating her own work, Susan also teaches throughout Alberta and BC. Recently, she travelled to Louisiana to teach her “Abstracting the Landscape” course, and looks forward to future international travel. Although she has been focusing on acrylic, her classes range from instruction in watercolour and pastel to mixed media and print making. 


If this workshop is sold out, your name will be added to the waitlist. If we have a last minute cancellation, our Workshop Coordinator will contact you. If you still want to attend, you will pay the registration fees directly to the person who is cancelling their registration. FCA Peace River does not refund demonstration or workshop fees, or manage the transfer of payment between individuals.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are non-refundable. You may transfer your registration to another person if you are unable to attend, that person will pay the registration fee directly to you. Contact the Workshop Coordinator ( to see if there is anyone on the waiting list. FCA Peace River does not manage the transfer of payment between individuals. It is your responsibility to collect payment from the person you transfer your registration to.



Cost & Status

  • CAN$150.00
  • CAN$185.00 with Non-members
Spots Available:
11 spots available
Registration Open Since:
2021-07-07 00:00:00
Registration Closes:
2021-09-16 23:59:00

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