Workshops

 

Workshops

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. 

Alcohol Inks Sampler with Sherry Telle

Alcohol Inks Sampler December 15 2019 - webbannerThis introduction to Alcohol Inks includes a one hour demo on how to manipulate the inks with pouring, spraying, brushing and using various tools to create texture as well as plenty of time to experiment with the inks on Yupo paper. You will learn how to control this interesting medium, and how to let it go! Discover how alcohol ink reacts like no other.

ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED!

Level: All Levels 
Instructor: Sherry Telle
Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $75 +GST
 

Learn to Make Chocolates with Laurie Brossard

April 6 - Chocolate BannerLearn to make beautiful, yummy chocolates! This class will cover tempering chocolate, making moulded pralines, dipped truffles, fun chocolate bars, chocolate decorations and more. Join Belgian trained chocolatier Laurie Brossard as she takes you through the steps to create your own beautiful handmade chocolate confections, made with premium Belgian chocolate.

Class fee includes all supplies and everyone takes home lots of chocolate goodies!

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Laurie Brossard
Date: January 11, 2020
Time: 10:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Cost: $110.00 + GST
 
Contact lauriebrossard1@gmail.com to register.

Pointed Pen Lettering with Kerri Forster

Pointed Pen Calligraphy Classes banner - February 2019 copy

Join Kerri Forster, Wednesdays in January, to work with the pointed pen in contemporary variations. The pointed nib historically was used in Victorian and Edwardian times, and is now delightfully used in handwriting fonts and so much more. The pointed pen offers tremendous versatility. This series is built on four classes, and you will end with great confidence with pointed nib and ink. Previous lettering experience is an asset, but not required.

Supplies not included.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Kerri Forster
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: $75.00 + GST
 

Skillbuilding in Acrylic with Connie Geerts

Connie Geerts - January  2020 - skillbuilding bannerWork on your own projects while increasing your skills in acrylic. In this 4 week class, Connie will provide weekly demonstrations and guidance focusing on using colour effectively, personal style, loosening up, glazing, negative painting, how to simplify, creating believable eyes, design choices and what they convey and more. Take your painting skills up a level in this fun and supportive class. All levels welcome! 

Level: All Levels 
Instructor: Connie Geerts
Date: Wednesdays, January 8 to 29, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $180 +GST
 
To register, please visit conniegeerts.com

Encaustic Workshop with Liba Labik

bannerEncaustic is considered one of the most ancient painting techniques in the world.It is a paint that is composed of beeswax, damar resin and pigments. The world “encaustic’ comes from the Greek “encaustikos” “to burn in”, referring to the process of using heat to fuse the layers together. It was notably used in Favyum mummy portraits in Egypt around 100-300AD. This technique was lost for hundreds of years. It was re-discovered again in 18th century and it was reviewed in the twentieth century largely by Jasper Johns. Today, encaustic painting is experiencing revival. Students will learn in this workshop about the studio safety, how to make own encaustic medium, how to create mono prints & photo transfers and how to use hot wax in combination with other materials to create mixed media artwork. Experimenting will be highly encouraged. Students will have an opportunity to create their own artwork under Liba’s supervision or they will have an option to choose from projects that Liba will have available. Group demonstrations and friendly critiques will be an essential part of this workshop. “Encaustic Painting & Collage” workshop is designed for students of all levels and interests.

Absolute beginners are welcome; experience in visual art is not required.  

Level: All Levels (Age +13 recommended) 
Instructor: Liba Labik
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $175.00 + GST
 
Please visit her website or contact liba@libaartstudio.com  to register.

Watercolour Techniques with Brittney Tough

Watercolour Technique banner - novemberWhether you are new to watercolour, or want to refresh your skills, this workshop series will teach you the foundational techniques you need to get started with watercolour painting.  In each workshop, you will learn one watercolour technique along with other tips and tricks and apply it to a painting.  Each watercolour technique will be demonstrated and then Brittney will assist you with one-on-one guidance throughout the painting process.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Brittney Tough
Date: Mondays, November 18, 25, December 2, 9
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $250.00 + GST
 

For more information, and to register, please contact: brittneytough@gmail.com


Italics for Beginners with Kerri Forster

italics banner copyJoin Kerri Forster on Wednesday evenings in November to work on the Italic Calligraphy Hand. 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 in modern hand lettering is done in Italic Hand. Register today and learn this important calligraphic hand lettering technique.

SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED!

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Kerri Forster
Date: Wednesday, November 6, 13, 20, & 27.
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: $75.00 + GST
 

Click here to register.


The Joy of Painting with Certified Bob Ross Oil Painting Instructor® Tracey Leigh Crozier

 

Bob Ross - december 11 2019 - eventbriteUnleash your inner artist for a few hours and share the joy of painting with Tracey Leigh Crozier, a Certified Bob Ross Landscape/Seascape Oil Painting Instructor® at Kensington Art Supply! Beginners are welcome…no experience required…just the desire to paint and to have a great time! At each Bob Ross Oil Painting Class® you will be shown in a step-by-step manner how to prepare the canvas with painting medium and the use of brushes and knives with oil paints using the wet-on-wet technique as seen in The Joy Of Painting with Bob Ross®. Let’s share the joy of painting “Blue Ridge Falls” this December, in a fun positive environment!  

ALL SUPPLIES ARE INCLUDED!

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Tracey Leigh Crozier
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $95 +GST
 

Click here to register.


Open Studio Night with Brittney Tough

openstudio - bannerWhether you are new to watercolour, or want to refresh your skills, this workshop series will teach you the foundational techniques you need to get started with watercolour painting.  During the evening , you will learn watercolour techniques along with other tips and tricks and apply it to a painting.  Brittney will assist you with one on one guidance each step of the way.

For more information, and to register, please contact: artist@brittneytough.com

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Brittney Tough
Date: Monday, December 16, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fee: $35 +GST 

Alcohol Inks Sampler with Sherry Telle

Alcohol Inks Sampler january 2020 banner jan 30This introduction to Alcohol Inks includes a one hour demo on how to manipulate the inks with pouring, spraying, brushing and using various tools to create texture as well as plenty of time to experiment with the inks on Yupo paper. You will learn how to control this interesting medium, and how to let it go! Discover how alcohol ink reacts like no other.

ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED!

Level: All Levels 
Instructor: Sherry Telle
Date: Thursday, January 16 or 30, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $75 +GST
 

Intro to Drawing Manga with Megan Ruhl

Manga HeaderLearn the basic techniques of Japanese Manga Illustration!

Each session will focus on style, genre, and character development.  Topics include dynamic poses, perspective and proportion, lights and special effects, and creating a storyboard.

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!

To Register, visit: megruhlarts.com


Resin Painting with Lisa Roberts

2019- NOVEMBER 7 - Lisa Roberts - Resin poster-bannerExplore one of the hottest trends among artists today! ArtResin® offers a sleek, glossy finish for a variety of creative applications. Join Lisa Roberts for this fun 3 hour workshop, learning how to mix ArtResin® with acrylic paint to make a beautiful beach scene painting.

SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED 

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Lisa Roberts
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $75.00 + GST
 

Click here to register.


Abstract Acrylics with Sheila Schaetzle

 

2020- January 12 - Sheila Schaetzle - Workshop Banner copyCreating a good abstract requires a good understanding of all parts of creating a good painting. This workshop will teach you about types of acrylic paints, brush stroke, colour theory and application techniques. Learn while you paint in this one day workshop as students work with acrylics to create an abstract with multiple layers of acrylic glazes, and texture.

 The suggested supply list includes colours that work well together; students with different paint colours will produce a difference result.  The classroom is a supportive learning environment with open discussion. Registered Students Received 15% discount at Kensington Art Supply

SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED!

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Shelia Schaetzle
Date: Sunday, January 12
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $125 +GST
 

Pouring Medium Workshop with Lisa Roberts

2020-Jan 9 - Lisa Roberts - pouring medium - bannerLisa will demonstrate new techniques and methods using Liquitex Pouring Medium and Pebeo acrylic paint to create an amazing and unique effect. She will share her knowledge of pouring medium and how to easily create a variety of different effects on cradleboard.  

By the end of the workshop, each student will have at least two finished artworks.

SUPPLIES ARE NOT INCLUDED!

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Lisa Roberts
Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $75 + GST
 
 

Christmas Card Sampler

banner christmas cardCome out and learn how to make your own personalized Christmas cards with alcohol ink.

Beginner to advanced, all are welcome!

ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED!

Level: All Levels 
Instructor: Sherry Telle
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $75 +GST
 

Click here to register


Art Journaling with Louise Gallagher

 

art-journaling 2020 bannerJoin artist and storyteller Louise Gallagher for an art journal workshop!

Art your heart out! Let go of your inhibitions and limiting beliefs about your creativity. Dive into the pure joy of expressing yourself through art and words to find inner contentment and peace. Learn to play with all the colours and textures of your unique expression. as you follow your senses and connect to your internal creative voice.

Basic art journaling supplies will be provided, a supplies list of suggested additional materials will be sent upon registration.

Experienced artists and the creatively curious are welcome. 

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Louise Gallagher
Date: Monday, January 27, 2020
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Fee: $65+ GST
 

Click here to register.


Large and Loose in Acrylics with Connie Geerts

Connie Geerts - January 18 2020 - large loose- banner copyGet your whole body into it, and loosen up your method of painting by tackling two large paintings in this one day workshop.  You’ll learn how to get your ideas down quickly and accurately in a large format, and how to develop a more painterly style. We’ll discuss mark making, colour choices, design and more.  Stretch your body and your creative abilities in this fun, supportive class.

Level: All Levels 
Instructor: Connie Geerts
Date: Saturday, January 18
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $110 +GST
 
To register, please visit conniegeerts.com

Acrylic Pixelation with Connie Geerts

Acrylic Pixalation Workshop Poster- december 15 - bannerTake a journey through the landscape in this one day class with Connie Geerts. She will take you with her step by step through her style of acrylic painting and you will go home with a completed painting you will be pleased to hang. Topics covered will include design shortcuts, brush choices, layering, creating personal style, mark making and more. Bring an apron and camera or notebook to record what you are learning, but especially bring yourself.

All Art Supplies are Included!

Just show up and get creative!

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Connie Geerts
Date: December 14, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $125 +GST
 

To register visit: conniegeerts.com


Large and Loose with Connie Geerts

2019 december large loose BANNERGet your whole body into it, and loosen up your method of painting by tackling a new large canvas on each day of this weekend workshop. You’ll learn how to get your ideas down quickly and accurately in a large format, and how to develop a more painterly style. Throughout the class we’ll discuss mark making, colour choices, design and more. Stretch your body and your creative abilities in this fun, supportive class.

SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED!

Level: All Levels 
Instructor: Connie Geerts
Date: Wednesdays, December 4 – 18
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $120 +GST
 

To register visit: conniegeerts.com