South Delta Artists' Guild

Details for "Composition and Design: Lalita Hamill, 21-22 October, 2017"

 Lalita Hamill

Lalita Hamill

Lalita Hamill

Hours:  9:30-4:30.  Please come at 9:00 to set up and have coffee.

Difficulty level:  All levels

Lalita is a popular instructor and juror who specializes in abstract realism, especially of figures, still life and landscapes.  She attended the Vancouver Academy of Art, where she studied traditional painting methods from classically trained instructors.  "I paint and teach to gently awaken in myself and others that which has been lost, hidden, or buried."  Website:

Strong composition can seem intangible; initially one has to deliberately work at understanding and implementing key design principles, but with attention and practice it will become instinctive.  You are likely aware of what it means to use elements of design such as line, shape, value and colour.  Perhaps you have a sense of principles of design such as unity, contrast, rhythm, symmetry, and balance.  However, few artists use these to their full advantage.  By the end of the two days, you will have a deeper and broader understanding of what the various terms mean, why these concepts are important, and how you can apply them to assess and improve the quality of your work.  Representational, semi-abstract and abstract works will be discussed.  


Note:  this course involves practical applications, including assessing photographs and artwork provided by Lalita.  No painting supplies will be needed.

Please bring:

5 photographs you intend to create a painting from

2 finished paintings to assess for compositional merits (optional--Sunday)

Pen and paper

A week before the workshop, please e-mail Lalita ( one or two photos of your recent work.


Course Cost & Status

  • CAN$156.25
  • CAN$195.31 with Non-Member Fee
Spots Available:
1 of 15 spots available
Registration Open Since:
2017-06-01 00:00:00
Registration Closed Since:
2017-10-22 23:59:00
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