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Peggy Burkosky

Lighting and Mood in Street Scenes

Watercolours  $299

September 15, 16, 17

Friday Night Demo, September 15:  7pm – 9:30 pm

Saturday, September 16  9:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday, September 17 9:00am – 4:00pm

Internationally-recognized watercolour painter Peggy Burkosky shares years of painting experience in this intensive weekend workshop. Students will explore strategies and techniques for clarifying light and shadows, learning to alter mood and atmosphere while simplifying perspective and value drawings.
 

Workshop Theme

● Explore and simplify lighting and shadows in scenes which include buildings
● Alter mood & atmosphere
● Simplify perspective drawing

Bio

Peggy Burkosky is a traditional watercolor, illustrator and charcoal/conte portrait artist. Her
work is exhibited throughout Canada, USA, England, Italy, and Japan. She received training in
commercial design and illustration in the corporate sign industry in Vancouver Canada, and
designed for corporations for over a twelve year period from 1973 to 1985. She has had
extensive training in watercolor painting and portraiture including workshops at the Federation
of Canadian Artists workshops, Metchosin School of the Arts and Fabriano in Watercolor
International Symposium workshops in Fabriano Italy (2015). She is a painting and drawing
instructor internationally, residing in Canada where she predominantly teaches at The Old
School House Arts Centre in British Columbia, painting groups on Vancouver Island British
Columbia Canada as well as Kobe, Kyoto and Kanagawa Japan. She has received awards from
1984 to 2017 including the following highlights:
2017: Solo Exhibition Gallery ExaART – Kyoto JAPAN
● 2016: Travel the World Exhibit – Gallery ExaART Kyoto JAPAN
● 2015: Fabriano in Watercolor International Exhibit, Fabriano ITALY
● 2014: Tokyo National Art Museum JAPAN – People’s Choice Award and New Face Award
● Ikki-kai Exhibition; Hokkaido JAPAN – Gold Award Ikki- Kai Division
● 2013: Solo Exhibit – The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach CANADA
● 2010: TOSH Masters – The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach CANADA
● 2005 – 2010: Solo Exhibits – The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach CANADA
● 1992 – 2005:
● Vancouver Island CANADA Brant Festival Art Exhibitions 1st Place, Honorable Mentions and
People’s Choice Awards
● Work selected for Joint Exhibition of Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolor
● (ENGLAND) and Federation of Canadian Artists at Frye Art Museum, Seattle USA and CANADA
● House Gallery in London ENGLAND
● Work selected and presented to Lieutenant Governor David Lam at the Qualicum
● Beach CANADA 50th Anniversary Commemoration
● Federation of Canadian Artists “People’s Choice” Awards CANADA
● District/Regional Juried Shows and Awards – North Vancouver, Tsawwassen,
● Parksville/Qualicum British Columbia CANADA
About
Member:
- AFCA Signature Member Federation of Canadian Artists
- International Watercolor Society

Peggy Burkosky is a traditional watercolor, illustrator and charcoal/conte portrait artist and instructor.
Her work has been exhibited throughout Canada, USA, England, Italy, and Japan. She received training in
commercial design and illustration in the corporate sign industry in Vancouver Canada, and designed for
corporations for over a twelve year period from 1973 to 1985. She has had extensive training in
watercolor painting and portraiture including workshops at the Federation of Canadian Artists
workshops, the Metchosin School of the Arts and Fabriano in Aquarello International symposium
workshops in Fabriano Italy (2015). She is a painting and drawing instructor in Canada at The Old School
House Arts Centre in British Columbia, Provincial Government Parks & Recreation programs on
Vancouver Island British Columbia Canada as well as Kobe, Kyoto and Zushi Japan.

Workshop Materials :

Brushes:
- #6 and #8 or #10 round brush
- #1 or #2 small round brush for fine detail
- #1 or #2 small round brush for masking fluid application (hobby brush suitable as long as it comes to a fine
point)
- 2 inch flat wash brush for painting and creating wet surface for stretching paper
- 3/4″ to 1″ flat brush
- rigger brush
Palette:
- any watercolor palette is suitable providing it has large wells to hold a lot of paint such as a “Robert Wood”
- large white surfaces such as old dinner plates or styrofoam trays are handy for big washes
Paper:
- 2 full sheets 140 lb 100% rag cotton (to be divided into half sheets)
- Blocks and tablets are suitable
Masking fluid:
- Artists quality such as Winsor Newton, Grumbacher brands are encouraged, Pebeo is great!
Watercolor paint:
- Artist’s quality is recommended . The following list is generally demonstrated because of the handling
qualities of the pigments:
Alizarin Crimson; Cadmium Red; Permanent Rose; Winsor Blue or Prussian Blue or Antwerp Blue (all three are in
“green shade” of blues); French Ultramarine Blue; New Gamboge Yellow or Transparent Yellow; Cadmium Yellow;
White gouache – recommend Dr. Martin’s Bleed Proof white
Other:
- thin boards suitable for “stretching” paper on and storing works in progress
- wide masking tape or clips to attach paper to board
- 4B or 6B, HB or F graphite pencil
- sketch book
- salt (preferably fine sea salt)
- hair dryer
- vinyl & soft kneaded eraser
- low and wide water bucket
- paper towel
- water media acetate (not regular acetate)

 
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