Looking for a unique creative + community experience? Discover your artistic voice!
Welcome! I’m Danielle Folkerts. As an artist, art educator and creative mentor I strive to create engaging, educational, and simply enjoyable artistic experiences. I aim to inspire and instill creative confidence through innovative opportunities that allow you to explore and experiment with art. You don’t have to be an artist or have previous experience to create. I am happy to provide you with the support you need at your own level. When attending my classes, I don’t want you to simply go home with a new piece of art, I want you to go home buzzing with inspiration and a sense of creative potential and community. All you need to do is show up with enthusiasm and an open mind, and the rest in taken care of. Through creating a comfortable and upbeat learning environment, supporting local businesses, and sharing my own skills and experience I hope to provide you with a unique and unforgettable experience!
I have organized and created workshops for schools, community centres, small businesses, wellness centres, military groups, home parties, fundraisers and more! I work with all ages and I am happy to adapt each workshop for the appropriate audience and experience level. With my wide range of experience I am able to organize and tailor workshops that fit your specific needs and interests. I work with a variety of mediums including: acrylic, watercolour, collage, printmaking, fibre art, and kid's crafts. I work hard to be a continued creative resource for all of my students and community. Currently, you can find me running my own workshops at The Kingston Collective in Kingston, Ontario. See below for all upcoming events, previous classes, and great "workshops in action" shots!
Let's collaborate! I love bringing communities together through creativity. I am open to working with different mediums, venues, groups and businesses! Are you interested in taking a workshop, arranging a private group party, or in working with me? Send me an email! I am happy to answer your questions, or give you a quote. For all events including fundraisers, please expect to budget for materials and a Professional Artist fee. Please note, I am a one-woman-show, my availability varies. Thank you for your ongoing support. Let's create together! – Danielle Folkerts
MODERN WATERCOLOUR: BEGINNERS WORKSHOP
Wednesday, October 25th 6:30-9 pm | $60 per person
Instructor: Danielle Folkerts | @travellingartisanworkshops
Have you been dabbling in watercolours, or thinking about trying it?? Join me for a fun and enlightening evening of painting! This watercolour class offers practical theory and key techniques with plenty of hands on instruction and creative self-exploration. Discover and learn a variety of creative skills to build a solid foundation to work from.
The Modern Watercolours course is perfect for beginners. No experience required. Watercolour painting has incredible and unexpected surprises, and is truly a unique form of painting. We will dive in and learn about all of the required materials needed, including different brands, where to shop, essential techniques, brush applications and more. We'll experiment with a fun + festive painting warm-up, discuss warm and cool colour palettes, and finish the class off with free time to paint and practice. After this class you will be well on your way to painting at home!
Please feel free to bring any ideas + imagery to inspire your free time. I'll be bringing some festival fall inspiration!
All materials are provided for you. Plus, enjoy refreshments and delicious local Charcuterie and sweets! Invite your friends/family and make it a creative night out! Seats are limited. Book early! No holds. All tickets are a final sale. No refunds. Tickets may be transferred to another student.