Workshops are designed to give students more in depth information on specific topics. The workshop program generally consists of a variety of one to five day intensive courses taught by professional, working artists. Typically, workshop hours are 9 AM to 4 PM with a one hour break for lunch. Workshops are offered for different skill levels. Most require a certain level of experience, unless otherwise noted, so please read all course descriptions carefully. Supplies are not included (unless otherwise noted). Deposits are required to register and cancellation fees apply.

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

Beginner:  You feel lost and uncomfortable in an art store but you are enthusiastic and willing to learn the basics.
Novice:  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. 

Wednesdays, September 6-27, 2017 - Italic Calligraphy with Kerri Forster

Italic Calligraphy 2017
Each Wednesday in September work on the Italic Calligraphy Hand with Kerry Forster.  Italic is one of the most often used and most recognized calligraphic styles.  It offers tremendous variety and its influence can be seen in a great deal of contemporary lettering today.  Much of the wonderful brush lettering today is done in Italic Hand.  Join Kerri in September and learn this important calligraphic hand.

Level:  Beginner

Instructor:  Kerri Forster

Date:  Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27

Time:  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Fee:  $100.00 + GST for all four classes.

Supply list will be given after registration. Supplies required to take classes.

September 22, 2017 - FULL - Sculptural Needle Felting with Cindy Lee

Sculptural Needle Felting FULL
On the first day of fall, join Cindy as she introduces you to the safety, the global history, and the science of needle felting with wool.  Create a 3D piece that will spark your imagination for further possibilities using wool roving and colour in sculpture and mixed media.  Needle-felting is a process of tangling and compacting wool fibres together using a barbed needle to create three-dimensional forms.  Using additive and subtractive techniques, workshop participants will create a small wearable or decorative sculpture from coloured fleece.  Participants are encouraged to bring scraps of material or spare wool to use as embellishments for their projects.

Supplies will be provided for a $10.00 supply fee (please bring cash to pay Cindy) at the beginning of the class.  Please bring a small pair of sharp and pointy embroidery scissors.  It is also highly recommended that each student bring a pen-style needle felting tool that holds up to three needles.  These are available at KAS.

Level:  All levels welcome

Instructor:  Cindy Lee

Date:  September 22, 2017

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Fee:  $65.00 + GST, $10 cash supply fee

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - FULL - Pouring Medium Workshop with Lisa Roberts

Pouring Medium Full

Lisa will demonstrate new techniques and methods using Liquitex Pouring Medium & Pebeo acrylic paint to create an amazing unique effect. Lisa will teach you all about pouring medium and how to create many different effects on canvas and cradleboard .

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Lisa Roberts 

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017 

Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm 

Fee: $65.00

Intro to Drawing Manga - A Monthly Workshop Series


Learn the basic techniques of Japanese manga illustration!

Each session will focus on style, genre, and character development. Topics include dynamic poses, perspective & proportion, lighting & special effects, and creating a story board.

Students will have access to lots of reference material and receive one-on-one instruction, as they come away with designs for their own original manga series!

Instructor:  Megan Ruhl

Fee:  $65.00 per session + GST

Upcoming Workshop Dates:

September 23 –  1:00 p.m.

October 14 –  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

November 15 –  6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

December 6 –  6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - Italic Bootcamp: Refining and Defining Your Italic with Suzanne Cannon

Sept 4 Calligraphy Workshop
Looking for that next step with your Italic? WIsh you could tweak it so that it’s just a little bit better? Dust off your Italic and we’ll give it a tune up in time for fall projects! We’ll look at all those good things that make a great letterform and work on tools to help you gain greater consistency, spacing and elegance.

A workshop by Suzanne Cannon.

Level:  This workshop is for the calligrapher with some experience with the Italic Hand.

Instructor:  Suzanne Cannon

Date:  Sunday, September 24, 2017

Time:  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $75.00 + GST