Expanded Painting for Teens

Expanded Painting

Develop and advance your painting skills in this exciting workshop. Exploring a range of media, techniques and scale, students will learn an expanded vocabulary of painting and refined skill set through experimentation. Through a range of exercises, students will use gesture, line, colour, composition and form as a way to build upon fundamental skills and learn to communicate their unique voice.

Upcoming Sessions

CETP 179 F001
October 23 - November 27, 2022 | Sundays | 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Tuition: $309.50 (includes GST) | 5 sessions (No class November 13)
On campus

Students participating in the Expanded Painting workshop will need to source their own supplies for the course. Students can expect to spend $130-$150 in supplies.


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Learning Outcomes

Through successful completion of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to experiment with a wide range of tools and methods
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key introductory techniques of painting, including colour mixing and brushwork
  • Demonstrate ability to discuss ideas and thought processes for each project, including references / source material, decision-making and material experimentation
  • Demonstrate introductory knowledge of language around contemporary painting and “expanded” discourse

About the Instructor - Fall 2021

Cath Hughes is a British-Canadian visual artist who works in painting, drawing, collage and assemblage. She holds a BFA in Painting from the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University, a MA in Museums and Galleries in Education from London University, and a Postgraduate Certificate in secondary art education from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Cath began her career in education as a high school art teacher in London, then worked for a number of years as a freelance gallery educator, programmer, researcher and writer in some of the foremost London galleries such as Tate Modern and the National Gallery. She moved to Vancouver in 2008 and now teaches at Emily Carr and at Burnaby Art Gallery.

About the Instructor - Spring 2022

Kate Barry is an artist currently based in the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəyəm (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and sƏl̓ílwƏtaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Her work investigates queerness, subjectivity, and embodied practice through painting, drawing, performance art and video. She has also contributed over 25 years to working in artist-run spaces in Canada, including as a board member at FADO Performance Art Centre (2011-14), project manager for More Caught in the Act: An Anthology of Performance Art by Canadian Women (2016), archival and research associate for Wordless: The Performance Art of Rebecca Belmore (2019), and as the programmer for the Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen launched by grunt gallery in 2019. Currently, Barry is a sessional faculty at Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design (ECU), is a member of the collective, MARFEC (Mutual Aid and Reciprocity Fund at ECU) and is a member of the board of directors at the Western Front. Kate Barry is represented by Vtape, Toronto.