Adult Art Classes
Ongoing Art Classes

Ongoing, monthly classes for artists of any medium and all levels of experience and expertise.  Individualized instruction in a classroom setting with a workshop artist/instructor.  Choose a class time that suits you!  Work at your own pace, in the medium of your choice, on subjects that interest you most.  Supplies are not provided or included in class fees.


Lisa Roberts


Specializes in pouring medium, resins, and mixed media.
Sherry Telle   Specializes in alcohol ink, watercolour, and coloured pencil.

Register in store or call us at 403.283.2288.


Independant Instructors
Independent Instructors

To register with these instructors, please contact them directly.  A one month minimum sign up is required under our independent instructors.

Nancy-lynne Hughes


Phone:  (403) 863-4261

Specializes in drawing, acrylics, oil, watercolours, et al.


Mary-Leigh Doyle


Specializes in acrylics, oils, and mixed media.

Mondays 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm

Michael Downs


Specializes in drawing and painting - oils, acrylics, watercolour, and pastels.

Thursdays 9am-12pm, 12:30pm-3:30pm

 Brittney Tough

 Specializes in watercolour.


Ekaterina Pozdniakova


Specializes in oil painting.


Megan Ruhl


Manga Illustration, drawing and watercolour.


Connie Geerts


Workshop Format

Focused on developing personal style in acrylic and mixed media, through exercises and working on series.

 Wednesdays 1-4pm

David Kitler

Specializes in drawing, and acrylics.

Fridays 1-4pm

We require 7 days' notice before the date of the class or workshop you are registered in for you to receive a full refund.  There is no refund available with less than 7 days' notice, with the sole exception being if Kensington Art Supply or one of our instructors must cancel the class or workshop.  In this instance, the full fee will be refunded, or you may have the fees applied to another class or workshop.  If you must miss a class or workshop, you may find another person to take your place and you are responsible to receive payment from them.  In this case, please let us know their name and email in case they need to be notified about supplies required or other information pertaining to their class or workshop.


Skill Levels

Absolute Beginner:  You feel lost and uncomfortable in an art store but you are enthusiastic and willing to learn the basics.
Beginner:  You have basic drawing skills and some familiarity with a medium or mediums.
Intermediate:  You can draw well and you are very comfortable with your medium.   You understand the basic elements and principals of design (composition, value, and color).
Advanced:  You have excellent drawing skills and you are confident with your medium(s).
Professional:  You are a working artist

Please note – you will get the most out of art classes and workshops that are appropriate to your skill level. 


Connie's Wednesday Drop-In, August 12th



Drop-in class, Wednesday, Aug. 12 – 1-4 pm – Kensington Art Supply
Subject this week:  Abstracted Realism

We’ll be working on adding abstract elements to representational images in this class, learning how to move away from realism and have a some fun with imagery. Bring a “messed up” surface to work on as well as stencils, rice paper, acrylic markers, crayons or other mark making tools you like.  We’ll cover a number of methods on how to get started abstracting realism.  As always you are free to work on whatever project you choose. Click the link for more info and to register: class, Wednesday, Aug. 12 – 1-4 pm – Kensington Art Supply


The reopening of classes is going great.  Taking into account social distancing rules, the classes are limited to 7 people per room.  We are able to use both rooms for a total of 14 students.   For the moment we’ll just be doing drop in classes which I’ll try to post a couple of weeks in advance.  You sign up for each class individually, but I’ll have a few weeks up at a time if you want to book ahead.  This is so we can remain on top of things if the Covid 19 situation changes. 



 Covid 19 information: We will be social distancing with a max of 7 students per room, but we have both rooms.  Participants are expected to use hand sanitizers, and good social distancing protocols. There will not be coffee service at this time.  We will strive to provide a safe atmosphere.  Effective August 1, 2020 masks are mandatory for all students as per the City of Calgary Face Coverings Bylaw.

Instructor:  Connie Geerts
Time:  1 pm to 4 pm
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Fee:  $45.00 + GST
Location:  Kensington Art Supply -  #120, 6999 11 Street SE Calgary 

Click here to register.










Ongoing Classes with Brittney Tough

35c6d3034f187a8ecd9e89006d2c20f4 copyGive yourself time to be creative with your own projects and work at your own pace! Meet once a week and pursue your own watercolour paintings while enjoying the company of other watercolour enthusiasts. Each week, Brittney will provide individualized technical and conceptual guidance to students throughout their painting process. Don’t know what to paint? That’s ok! Brittney can provide you with some project ideas! All levels welcome!

Brittney’s classes at KAS are currently on hold because of the Covid 19 pandemic. Brittney is offering online classes through Zoom. Please contact Brittney for  more information.

To register, please contact

Paint-Ins with the Federation of Canadian Artists

fall 2019- Paint Ins BannerFCA Calgary is hosting Paint In sessions on the second Wednesday morning and Thursday evening of the month at Kensington Art Supply. The instructor will begin with a 30 minute demo and the remaining time, will mentor artists as they paint projects they are working on. Bring your own art supplies in the medium of your choice and work on your own project in the company of fellow artists. Artists Rex Beanlandor Mary Leigh Doyle will be on hand to provide one-on-one guidance as you develop your painting. Kensington Art Supply is also offering participants 15% off any art supplies purchased during the session.

Open to both FCA Calgary members and non-members. $15 for members of the FCA and $20 for non-members.
Sessions are currently suspended because of the Covid 19 pandemic. We’ll announce when they resume.

Ongoing Classes with David Kitler

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Kensington Art Supply is pleased to welcome David Kitler to its roster of ongoing art instructors!

If you struggle with a pencil or brush, this is the class for you! Learn to draw ANY subject in ink, graphite, coloured pencil, pastel, and how to “draw with a brush.”

David has been a professional artist and instructor for over 25 years. His work and techniques have been featured in numerous art publications: Northlight Books,  International Artist magazine, The Artist’s Magazine, and Arabella.

Students of all levels are welcome!

See examples of David’s work at

Level: All levels
Instructor:  David Kitler
Dates:  Thursdays, 6- 9 pm, Fridays, 1-4 pm

To register, please contact David at


Jean Pederson's 4 x 4 Master Class

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Meet 4 days 4 times throughout the year for personal artistic growth.

Are you ready to challenge yourself to an artistic journey towards destination self-discovery?  Through one-on-one discussion, open studio painting and class discussion, plus individual challenges, each student will be encouraged to paint more meaningful and personal imagery.  Who are you and how are you going to tell your story visually?  Your commitment to embark on your journey, explore your process, and engage in an artistic dialogue will lead to inspiration, direction, and confidence within your artwork.  This Master Class is a one-year commitment to yourself and your artistic journey.

Level:  Intermediate – Advanced; participants should have a working knowledge of the mediums they choose to use throughout the year.

Instructor:  Jean Pederson

Dates:  The 2020 session is FULL. Dates for the 2021 session will be announced in September.

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day

Fee:  $1,950.00

Please note: there is a waitlist for this Master Class series.