Véronique Stéfanica

Véronique is a professional artist and art educator. She was born and educated in France. Her artistic aspiration brought her to Canada . In 1985 she graduated from Richard Robinson School of Fashion Design which taught her pattern-making, haute-couture sewing and fashion illustration. She now lives in North Gower and works full time out of her studio there. Through a colourful "naïve" style, Véronique's paintings radiate a sense of joy and humor. Viewers of her work are often observed breaking into a smile as they discover the subtle details, not always apparent at first glance. Véronique's paintings are a "breath of fresh air", vibrant, full of life, and in their childlike innocence, take many of us back to a simpler and gentler time. Véronique has been exhibiting her work at: The Rideau Valley Art Festival, Westport, Ontario; Signatures Shows in Toronto and Ottawa; Nepean Sportsplex, Ontario and the International Festival of Naive Art, North Hatley, Québec (1996, 1998)

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Produce two- or three-dimensional works of art that communicate thoughts, feelings and experiences; develop understanding of elements of design, such as texture and colour; use various tools, materials and techniques.

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The Colour Wheel’ materials $1.70 + HST per student


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Mola

New Program Residency Workshop English French Immersion

Students will create a work of art inspired by molas, the traditional handmade textiles of the Kuna women of Panama, which use a reverse appliqué technique. Using superimposed and cut pieces of paper, students will create a work of art that reveals different colours and shapes based on the layers of paper exposed by the cut. The largest pattern is typically cut from the top layer, and progressively smaller patterns from each subsequent layer, thus revealing the colours beneath in successive layers. The more layers of colour, the more difficult the project. Materials: $1.15 + HST per student.

Participants:
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Visual Arts
Time and Price:
Half day: one 2 hour session $295 + HST
Full day: two 2 hour sessions $395 + HST
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Fibre sculpture

New Program Residency Workshop English French Immersion

Exploring different fibres and fibre art, students will create a lizard sculpture. After building the frame, they will cover it with raffia, and then with different textured wool, gluing on additional felt pieces. This project is inspired by the creative work of Central Australian women living together in remote deserts. Materials: $2.85 + HST per student

Participants:
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Visual Arts
Time and Price:
Half day: one 2 hour session $295 + HST
Full day: two 2 hour sessions $395 + HST
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Village Square

New Program Residency Workshop English French Immersion

Using watercolour and collage techniques, each student will create their own village consisting of a central square surrounded by houses and trees. The square is divided into squares forming a patchwork, all different, reminding us of Canadian diversity. It is with the shape of trees and houses, the patterns of squares, the choice of fabrics and paper, that the work becomes unique, personal and individual. Materials: $3.25 + HST per student

Participants:
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Visual Arts
Time and Price:
Half day: one 2 hour session $295 + HST
Full day: two 2 hour sessions $395 + HST
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The Colour Wheel

Residency Workshop English French Immersion

Through the medium of gouache paint, Véronique introduces the colour wheel, allowing students to experiment with primary, secondary and complementary colours. They will practice mixing colours, learn about tone and shade and will complete a small painting using the techniques they have learned. Materials: $1.70 + HST per student

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Visual Arts
Time and Price:
Half day: two 75 minute sessions $295 + HST
Full day: three 75 minute sessions $395 + HST

*Maximum of 20 students for Kindergarten classes,
three volunteers required.

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Introduction to Gouache

Residency Workshop English Seniors

Véronique will introduce participants to gouache paint, leading them through exercises on how to paint uniform backgrounds, gradations and 'dark on light' painting. While focusing on a round shape, participants will learn shading techniques which they will use to produce a final painting.

Participants:
Seniors
Maximum:
10
Discipline:
Visual Arts
Time and Price:
One 2 1/2 hour session or
Two 75-minute sessions $280 + HST

Materials: $2.50 + HST per participant
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