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audra auclair





The Visionary Projects is delighted to be hosting the "?" travel workshop with international artist Audra Auclair in London.

Join Audra in this special workshop, where she will show and teach students traditional art process with watercolour, gouache and acrylic gouache. Audra will show students how to create in-depth artworks by conceptualizing, planning, sketching, and using colour theory. Students will leave the workshop having gained tips and tricks on how to plan out their artwork and market their work through social media. Over the four days, students will build onto a single artwork from sketch to completion, leaving the workshop with a finished piece of artwork.

- About the Artist -

Audra Auclair is a Canadian artist whose work has spanned across many mediums. She has been exhibited both locally, as well as internationally in Australia and America. Although she has achieved a Graphic Design degree, graduating with honours, she instead specializes in exploring the surreal and beautiful female form with her transcendent fusion of fine art and illustration. She is praised for bringing awareness to current issues through a blend of pop art and fantasy. In her spare time she live streams her art process on Twitch and also makes YouTube videos that focus on art, mentality and life, with a very honest and calm atmosphere.

For the past four years Audra has been working with her partner, Lopi, on developing an imaginative fantastical world and characters for their upcoming graphic novels, Chiara and Nen. 




Please arrive in London on Thursday, May 23rd (if coming from out of town)

Friday, May 24th - Workshop Day 1
Saturday, May 25th - Workshop Day 2
Sunday, May 26th - Workshop Day 3

All high quality, branded art supplies are provided
Each day there is a full catered breakfast & lunch provided at the studio.
Vegan + Vegetarian friendly

Workshop Days - 10:00-16:00 (lunch break around 13:00)

Day 1: Thursday, May ?
Course Introduction + The Sketching Process

  • Morning: 10:00am Personal Introduction & Group Breakfast

  • Full Artist Introduction: Background & Journey to where she is now

  • Workshop Objectives: Description about the workshop’s agenda: Conceptualizing, Thumb nailing, Sketching, Colour Theory, Watercolour, Gouache, Acrylic Gouache, Marketing, Social Media, Photographing Art & Other Tips

  • Several demo's will be completed throughout the day -

  • Planning & using good references, brainstorming, how to use Pinterest as a source

  • How using prompts can be helpful when not inspired:

    • How to print inspiration to have around the workspace to stay inspired

    • Discuss being inspired by something vs. the rules of copying

    • Discuss inspiration, art block, changing concepts/art halfway through

  • Curating ideas directly on paper, creating balance and composition

  • Choosing a prompt with Audra - working with this to create your first piece collectively

  • Sketching: The Lesson -

    • Skill set: simplicity, composition, balance, focal points and supplies (what Audra uses)

    • Gather references, talk about references and memorization of a reference/subject

    • Sketch Demo: on a piece of hot press watercolour paper, using your thumbnail as reference to create a revised sketch of your concept (Prismacolor Color-Eno pencils)

    • One-on-one revisions of your personal work from Audra *

Day 2: Friday, may ?
Colour Theory

  • Morning: 10:00am Personal Introduction & Group Breakfast

  • Colour Mixing & Colour Theory

  • Sketchbook swatches and planning out your palette: how to align colour, picking what works for your piece.

  • Demo of Audra's personal palette: her colour harmonie, complementary, anagolous, triad, split-complementary ●

  • How she balences neutrals/muted colours with neon/saturated colours and why.

  • Creating Your Mood:

    • Using Pinterest to find references of colour palettes

    • Recreating the palette

    • Preparing your sketchbook for all your future works

  • Watercolour

    • Choosing between a pentel brush pen and gouache lines

    • Demo on how to fix mistakes

    • How to leave white space, use base layers, build layers, use colour tones & white pens

    • How to see undertones in skin and recreate that with watercolour

Day 3: Saturday, May?

  • Morning: 10:00am Personal Introduction & Group Breakfast

  • Gouache: The demo

  • How to troubleshoot problems you may have with Gouache

  • Using Gouache on top of your watercolour base paintings

  • One-on-one critiques with Audra

Day 4: Saturday, May?

  • Morning: 10:00am Personal Introduction & Group Breakfast

  • Acrylic Gouache: The demo

  • Examples of acryla gouache in my work and other artist’s work

  • Full studio day

  • Learning & experimenting: using acrylic gouache to add a background to their paintings

  • Finalize Artwork

  • Demo: review my finished artwork and make adjustments and final touches

  • Finish up all paintings around 16:00 to spend the remaining time talking -

  • Marketing Yourself as a Creative:

    • Social Media Identity Q&A - Instagram, Youtube, Twitter, etc.

Supplies you will need to bring:

  • Your Personal Sketchbook: suggested sketchbooks are Moleskine or another sketchbook that could tolerate some watercolour and pencil

  • 1 Watercolour Set: (select brands are) Daniel Smith, Holbein, M.Graham, Winsor & Newton, Rembrandt, Schminke

  • 1 Gouache Set: (select brands are) Holbein and M.Graham

What we will provide you:

  • Holbein Acryla

  • HB & 2B Pencils

  • Drafting Tape / Preparing Materials

  • Synthetic Watercolour Brush round

  • Extra Watercolour Paints & Gouache Set

  • 8” x 10” Watercolour Paper: Hot Press Studio Paper

  • All extra necessary materials for preparing /working / cleaning


May 23-26, 2019
Friday - Sunday

ART SUPPLIES PROVIDED (see list above)

+ Intimate, private setting that involves:
One-on-one time with Audra, Group discussions,
Creating fresh work, Tips & Tricks of making it in the industry as a creative person

Early Bird

BEFORE January 1ST


AFTER January 1ST


the studio


The Visionary Projects is taking this event to London. A beautiful space, private studio, bright light and ample room.

Everything will be set up for you to work: tables, easels, art supplies, the list goes on. All you have to do is show up with your paints and a notebook! During this workshop, we create individual workstations for all participants, as well as a demonstration & lecture space for the instructor. Aside from a gourmet breakfast and lunch - endless coffee, wine and snacks will be provided throughout each day of the workshop.



  • You may read our complete list of Terms & Policies here.

  • A full refund will be made if for any unexpected reason the workshop is canceled.

  • If you withdraw from the trip after making your initial deposit (in the full or half amount), you will receive a 50% refund of your deposit up until 90 days to the event.

  • You may purchase traveler's insurance in the event of an unexpected circumstance (death in the family, accident, illness) that would require you cancel your trip.