Painting Courses

Dianna taught 3 weeks of painting courses for WAG in 2013. She is considered a favourite instructor by many who attended. We are pleased to be bringing her back to Waterside Art Group.

Dianna Shyne

Nov 11 - 15, 2019; Workshop 1: The first workshop called "Splat!" would review some basics of planning through value studies, colour harmony and composition; but quickly moves on to an intermediate level that allows for exploration of edges, diversion from the reference for an interesting composition, and knowing when to stop so that it remains spontaneous. Dianna will add in a slide lecture: "How to See Like an Artist".


Nov 18 - 22, 2019; Workshop 2: called "Near and Far" provides 12 tools for creating depth and atmospheric distance in your paintings. These tools are effective whether you want to paint realistic, landscape, still life, cartoon or abstract. Most teachers present perspective and depth as a math problem; Dianna presents it as the logical way that artists see. There are 2 slide lectures that will also be included. For intermediate to advanced students.


Dianna Shyne Bio

Multiple award winning artist, Dianna Shyne infuses her paintings with a sense of vitality and life- affirming joy.

Pursuing her passion for art, Dianna Shyne has spent over thirty five years working in acrylic, oil and watercolor. She studied 15 years with renowned Russian Impressionist teachers including Ron Lukas, William Reese and Del Gish.

Dianna has exhibited her work in over 40 solo and two person exhibitions, and won more than a dozen top National awards, Including first place in The Artist’s Magazine 2013 all media competition. Her work is included in publications such as The Artist Magazine, Watercolor Magic and Northlight Books. Dianna’s painting “Americana” was featured in the 2013 edition of “Acrylic Works the Best of Acrylic Painting” published by Northlight Books.

Dianna has also given classes and demonstrations locally, around the country and in Canada, Italy and China. She currently teaches classes and workshops in the Pacific Northwest. To Dianna, teaching is a joy as well as an art. Her classes are both informative and inspirational, conveying not only theoretical art concepts but also delving into the deeper issues of creativity and the ongoing artistic journey,

She is a member of Women Painters of Washington, American Impressionist Society and a signature member and past president of the Northwest Watercolor Society.

From luminous dripping washes to impasto palette knife and painterly brush strokes, Dianna’s paintings tap into her Russian Impressionist training to evoke the passage of light and deep emotion.

Please also take a look at the past courses held at our studios in Garloch Gardens

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