CLASSES ART CAMP

  ALL CLASSES taught by Professional Artist, Laura Watmough, recipient of the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Art Teaching 2013 and as seen on CTV2 Art Connector. Adult/Teen Art Classes Drawing and Painting for the “Scared Stiff” Our Summer Art Classes are just like summer – laid back and free...

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Fall 2017 Adult Classes

Fall 2017 Adult Art Classes Drawing and Painting for the “Scared Stiff” NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Can you only draw stick men? Amazing Program! Amazing Results! Do you want to work at your own pace with individual expert guidance from a professional artist in a relaxed studio atmosphere? Hidden Talent`s purpose...

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Art Projects II

 Did you see yourself? Did we miss you or one of your paintings?We hope to have a collection of all the artists/ art work from Hidden talent- send me a photo of your missing artwork so we can have a complete this project! Art Projects II

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Finished Works

 I have recently opened up the archives and found photos of Hidden Talent students, some over 15 years ago, and their amazing progress. Together with my trusty sidekick, Robyn, we have made videos and will share them here, on YouTube ( artschoolsecrets) and on the revamped website ( www.hiddentalentartschool.com).  ENJOY!...

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STUDENT GALLERY

Hidden Talent’s Student Art Gallery Enjoy our video galleries of Hidden Talent’s own students below! Laura Watmough, principle instructor at Hidden Talent Art School teaches the Renaissance method of indirect painting in her classes.  The first layer of oil paint is monochromatic- one tone-which establishes the Values of the painting....

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Paris! An Artist’s Dream!

Paris…a trip of a lifetime!   My husband Ed and I recently guided an ART Vacation with 10 artist/students from Hidden Talent Art School. Where do artists dream of going? PARIS of course! Most of us traveled together from Edmonton on Icelandic Air, a recent addition to carriers at our airport....

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FAQ

Hidden Talent FAQ’s What is the website? www.hiddentalenartschool.com       www.laurawatmough.com      www.paintingnewsletter.blogspot.com What is the contact info? Laura Watmough #107- 25 Chisholm AVE. 780-419-2055 When are the Semesters?  Fall Semester-start Late Sept- Dec  Winter Semester- starts Jan- March  Spring Semester- starts April- June ...

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THE BUSINESS SIDE OF ART- where to start?

I have just watched an interview with Michael John Angel, a famous Master realist artist who has an atelier in Florence, Italy. His students have a 3-4 year program starting with ‘drawing flat’ (from other drawings), then ‘drawing round’ (casts), and finally putting color to canvas in the final year.In...

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PAINTING PINO INFO AND SUPPLY LIST

Paint Like Pino This class is an exploration of how the artist Pino paints. We will explore his palette, composition, brush strokes and edges. Do not expect an exact duplication, this is practise!! This is creative play! “AN AFTERNOON STROLL” “A WINDY DAY” You will be sent Pino’s pencil drawing...

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ART VACATIONS!

Take a trip of a lifetime with Hidden Talent’s Art Vacations!  Travel with professional artist Laura Watmough to a culturally rich region where she will give a special lesson on plein air painting.   2017 Destination: Venice, Italy Dates: TBD Stay tuned for more information! Past Art Vacations Gallery 2016...

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ART PARTY!

Event Calendar JUST FOR FUN  at Hidden Talent! Are you looking for a unique experience for your next night out? Are you wondering what to do for your upcoming special event? Welcome to an Artists studio! Girls Night Out, Date night, Fun Night, Bridal Shower- try our ‘no fear’ creative...

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

WHAT WE DO: Hidden Talent`s reason d’etre is to help you discover your creative brilliance! Our mentorship/class program provides the quickest, most successful painting program to help beginners to experienced artists access their creative potential, and accomplish their dream of becoming an amazing ‘realistic’ artist! OUR POLICIES: You may start...

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OUR STORY

                  MY NAME IS LAURA WATMOUGH I will teach you the fastest, most successful and comprehensive way to learn to paint realistically! I am one of those fortunate people who hasn’t worked a day in my life- it is always a pleasure...

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CONTACT

Instructor: Laura Watmough Hidden Talent Art School #107-25 Chisholm Ave. St. Albert Alberta Canada T8N 5A5 Phone: 780-419-2055 Email: laura@hiddentalentartschool.com

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STUDENT GALLERY 1

Here are some recent oil paintings by the Hidden Talent student artists! There is no limit to what you can paint! You only have to START!

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HOME

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WHEN A MASTER ARTIST GOOFS!

What do you do when your painting just doesn’t work?? or even worse, when you are considered a Master Painter and you’ve created a ‘dog’???  John Poon ‘tells it like it is’ in this candid video that we ALL can relate too! He has a really valuable formula for composing...

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10 Art School Secrets

Laura Watmough, Hidden Talent Art School Supplies Here are 10 Time Savers for your art studio- and happy painting!1. Place photo reference in plastic bag or page protector.       2. Hold up brush with paint to area on reference photo to match value and colors. Paint on plastic to...

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BON JOUR- PARIS DAY ONE!!

Here we are! Wow Paris! ARE YOU READY PARIS? HERE WE COME!! Well. We are not going to waste anytime…..even with 8+hours of traveling!After settling in at our fab hotel ‘l’Hotel Acadamie’ St. Germain we wandered the streets to get our bearings. The Saint Germain district is vibrant, historical, clean,...

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A PAINTING CHALLENGE!

“Downstream” Laura Watmough A client approached me this summer and asked if I could turn my 36×48 oil painting’ Downstream’ into a triptych – a painting that was in three separate canvases. Add caption The tricky part was that I didn’t have reference for either side of my canvas and...

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6 HOUR PAINTINGS THIS SUMMER!!!

There were 4 hugely successful workshops this summer- “6 hour paintings” that developed the painting skills and brushstroke development in the students…and these were FUN!! Because these paintings were practice we all had the same photograph to paint. The first time you saw what you were painting was when you...

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CHEETAH- GUY COMBES #2

This July HT hosted the wonderful Guy Combes, international Wild Life Artist!We all had a great time learning fur techniques and being amazed at what Guy can do with a brush! Each day ( 10:00-4:00, Mon- Thurs) was an adventure- fur!!! and more fur!!! Day1 Guy and a very excited...

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ORCHID Winners AND TRADESHOW FUN!!

April is a crazy month- the Orchid Society plant and art show was held in ST. Albert for the very first time. Over 3000 enthusiasts photographed and purchased these rare and unique plants. Accredited judges from across Canada came to award  Ribbons and prizes.There were lots of art entries as...

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LOVE THOSE LITTLE RED DOTS!

Four original painting sold during the Steppin’ Out Show!! Pearl Der- Sturgeon Dragon  Congrats to Pearl Der ( Sold 2!) and Laura Watmough sold 2 as well! It was a great experience for the artists to have their art on the walls with a price tag attached. Congrats again to...

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Our “first” Art Show!

The opening is over! Let’s catch our breath!Congrats to all the artists in the Steppin’ Out  Emerging Artists Debut!Pearl Der, Jeannette Sommers, Lucille Friend, Sylvie Topilko, Joanne Lewis, Betty Dupuis, Wendy Pfeifer and Joan Stang!The art work amazed our visitors and they enjoyed talking to the artists that created their...

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What a great Idea!

‘Down Stream” Oil on canvas L.Watmough How about an art show that ALL the artwork is for sale???Duh, not to revolutionary but…Hidden Talent has always shown work for SHOW OR SALE. So many HT artists do not want to part with their art work. Definitely not ready to hand over...

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Chaos Art!

What emerged from chaos this week! I ran into a fellow who was making some ‘cool’ art! I had to chuckle because he was doing what most of us ‘beginner’ artists were doing in the 60’s and 70’s! Mom called it HIPPIE art and it was inventive, creative and just...

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The first 3 hours…..

And here are the results!!! Stay tuned for next weeks  final paintings Wonderfully unique interpretations! Drawing, value and color blocking produced some interesting results! Expressive brushwork Workshop at Hidden Talent Art School

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Another BIG step at the workshop!

We did it! Or at least we are half done- our Saturday workshop was so cool! We ‘drew’ directly onto the stained canvas and used the ‘subtractive method’ to remove all the lights. The 18 of us are going to finish a complex oil painting in less than 6 hours...

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SETH GODIN: SOME VERY WISE WORDS

The humility of the artist It seems arrogant to say, “perhaps this isn’t for you.” When the critic pans your work, or the prospect hears your offer but doesn’t buy, the artist responds, “that’s okay, it’s not for you.” She doesn’t wheedle or flip-flop or go into high pressure mode....

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The Most Common Mistake Artists Make!

Painting lessons offer group support for Hidden Talent artists. I personally know a few artists that have had a bit of success and suddenly-they know everything, they isolate themselves as though their good fortune might at any time be stolen by those artists around them. They are now beyond any...

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NEW DAYS AND HOURS

Great oil paintings from Hidden Talent artists  Come join us! We are eco friendly, non competitive, and have a lot of fun while painting extra ordinary works of art!!As requested- here are the new times and day for the Winter session; Wednesday  9:30-12:30 Jan. 15- Mar. 19 Friday    ...

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IS IT TIME YET?

Artist of all ages at Hidden Talent Art School Christmas Show! Why is it that we always put our creative needs last, like they are some sort of optional guilty pleasure?This weird type of self denial really hit home last week. A friend of mine Pat Wagensveld had lost her...

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Our private boat ride to Lenno and Villa Balbienello The next day was sunny and warm- perfect for the short hop across the lake to see the market at Lenno and walk to Villa balbienello.Lenno market was colorful!! Candy, shoes, under wear, barbq chickens,tablecloths- a  traveling Zellers complete with gypsy...

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Trip to Brunate in the Funicular

This is our trip to the town of Lake Como. We took the funicular to Brunate and enjoyed the viewand the church. We headed back down and has a free day to explore the shops and ruins in the ancient town center- one of the oldest inhabited settlements in northern...

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Hidden Talent Painting trip to Italy included the amazing Villa Carlotta- an artist’s dream! Lucky! Lucky!This is the second year we went to Villa Carlotta -in FULL BLOOM and in the SUNSHINE! It’s pretty much like winning the lottery twice.The pink and purple azaleas blossoms are on bushes the size...

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Paint in Italy- Varenna

Varenna is a painters paradise-one of the many places that begged to be painted on this  trip! Next was a trip to the most beautiful town in Europe! Varenna never disappoints- even on a cloudy day. The colorful buildings, the mountain mists and the reflection in the Lake make this...

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Artists LOVE to paint in Itlay!

Painting trip to Italy- Villa Melzi Villa Melzi is just like entering a painting! Every plant is placed where it can be seen at it’s very best- different hues of green against vibrant reds and oranges with jewel pinks and reds for accents! This is one of our favorite stops-...

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Painting trip to Italy!

Early May is the ‘Goldilocks’ time to visit Italy-not too hot, not too cold! This was our second trip to Lake Como with enthusiastic students from Hidden Talent. Donna and Brian, Dan and Teresa were our first ‘couples’ to go. Brian was a non artist, but was a heck of...

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AFRICAN WILDLIFE WORKSHOP WITH GUY COMBES

Guy Combes Workshop July 2013 Here we are! Four days of learning and painting! Thanks Guy for a wonderful look into the world of professional wildlife artists! Africa awaits!All these students signed up for next years workshop..so I think that is a ringing endorsement. We are planing workshop #2 so...

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