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Art Critiques: Color and Composition

Thursday, June 1

5–6pm MDT
7–8pm EDT
12am–1am BST
9am–10am ASDT (Friday)

Masters: Katie Dobson-Cundiff and Bonnie Zahn Griffith


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Join Mastrius Mentors Katie Dobson-Cundiff and Bonnie Zahn Griffith for LIVE Color and Composition ART CRITIQUES!

Join the fun and learning as Katie and Bonnie critique artists’ work LIVE and answer big questions, like:

  • How important is it to follow the rules of composition, and when can I break them?
  • Which is more effective, color or composition, to enhance the story I'm telling through my artwork?
  • How do I guide the viewer into my painting and keep them there?


🚩 Tickets only $7 | FREE for Mastrius Members!
🎙️  Event recording available for Mastrius Members only

Want to get LIVE feedback from Bonnie and Katie on YOUR art?

  • Click here to submit your artwork.
  • ANYONE registered for the workshop can submit art.
  • Five pieces will be selected to receive live critique by the Mastrius Mentors during this event.
  • Artists MUST be in attendance to have their work critiqued.

Meet Katie Dobson-Cundiff

Acrylic | Oil | Conte | Charcoal | Goache

I enjoy all things to do with art, but have a passion for drawing and painting. I draw and paint almost exclusively from life finding people, places and objects that reveal pure, natural beauty or emotions the most exciting subjects to paint. I am inspired by the work of the Spanish painter, Jouquin Sorolla and Russian painter, Sergei Bongart, as well as a number of impressionist and post impressionist painters.

I was very fortunate to have a father who was a successful illustrator teach me the basics of how to draw and paint, and share his knowledge and love of the fine arts with me.

I find it important and fulfilling to also share this knowledge and everything I have learned throughout my artistic journey, as well as my art, with others.

Click Here to learn more about Katie

Meet Bonnie Zahn Griffith

Oil | Pastels

“From the ground up, the stretch of the landscape, the embrace of the colors, the magnitude of the terrain and the physical earth all shape my vision from my heart; so my love of the land.”

An artist of the western landscape, Bonnie Zahn Griffith works in oils and pastels, using the rich pigments of pastel and oil to create paintings that have the brilliance and the bold color we see in the landscapes of the in the western United States. These mediums allow her to bring depth and texture, light and mood into her paintings. She creates work that draws the viewer in to imagine the time of day, the temperature, the sounds, the smells.

Griffith wants the viewer to experience the work and get lost in it – if only for a moment.

“My love of the landscape prompts me to paint it. I look for a story to tell when I look at the sagebrush hills, the lush river lands, the wheat fields, the intense greens of spring in rich mountain valleys and the ever changing colors of the desert.”

The mediums allow her to tell that story with strong color and intensity.

“If I have been able to create a piece that brings the viewer to experience that…then I have done my job.”

Griffith’s work is done both en plein air and in studio.

Click Here to learn more about Bonnie

Event Details

Date: June 01, 2023

Start time: 05:00 p.m. MDT

End time: 06:00 p.m. MDT

Venue: Online



Since 1994 Tri-Art Manufacturing is a Canadian family run company producing a wide range of artist paints in Kingston Ontario. Tri-Art is known by artists nationally and internationally for it's high quality products. Starting with 3 founding members and a single paint line, in a 100 square foot area, Tri-Art has now grown to employ over 70 people, and produce over 20 different paint lines in a production area of over 100,000 square feet.