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Foaling Around With Oil Paint - Michelle Grant Workshop


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Advanced Oil Painting Workshop

Saturday, May 12, 10am-4pm
Sunday, May 13, 10am-4pm


Two-day workshop of ‘foaling’ around with paint, creating paintings of baby horses. Sure they're cute, but they're very different from mom and dad. Learn how to paint a foal differently than you would a mature horse. There will be a demos, lots of one-on-one and semi open studio time. With Michelle’s expert guidance, you will paint a baby or two each day.

Reference photos will be supplied and there will be many to choose from.

This is an advanced workshop. Experience with oil painting is a must.

Art Instructor Bio - Michelle Grant

Graduate Alberta College of Art & Design (1987), Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Signature Member, American Academy Of Equine Art, Georgetown, KY.

Native Calgarian, Michelle Grant has been the recipient of numerous international awards for her work. A diverse artist, Michelle has worked with the Royal Canadian Mint since 2002 designing numerous gold, silver and circulation coins. In addition, she has participated in creating the Mural Mosaic for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

Michelle exhibited in the Calgary Stampede’s Western Art Show & Auction for many years and garnered the distinguished 2012 Artistic Achievement Award. She was selected to create the Calgary Stampede’s 100th year commemorative gold and silver coins for the Royal Canadian Mint. She has participated in many fundraiser "Quick Draws" for the Calgary Stampede, Rodeo Royal and the CM Russell Art Show in Montana.

She was commissioned by the Calgary Stampede’s President, Bill Gray, to create his vision for the prestigious Calgary Stampede 2016 poster. Titled “Born To Buck”, the painting features three mares and three foals, selectively bred for their athleticism and aptitude to buck. The Calgary Stampede is world renown for their Born To Buck program.

Art instruction is one of her strengths, with her teaching adult art lessons and conducting workshops since the mid-1990’s. She presently teaches at Swinton’s Art Instruction & Supply. Her work has beenpublished in many magazines and books, most recently having her painting “Sky High” chosen for the July 2013 Western Horseman’s rodeo issue.

Michelle was featured on the television program "Hidden Gems" that aired in 2009, and she has been a featured guest on the award-winning "Cowboy Country Television”.

Working from her studio in Calgary, the consistent quality of her work has resulted in its' collection by both private and corporate clients world-wide.


Swinton's Art Website: www.swintonsart.com
Address: 7160 Fisher Street S.E. Calgary, AB
Phone: (403) 258-3500
Email: info@swintonsart.com