In light of the present COVID-19 outbreak, we are taking our own precautions and decided to postpone all workshops booked in March and early April. Rescheduled dates will be announced soon!
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.
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.
Do you have a bird that holds special meaning to you? Join Terra Simieritsch as she guides you through the process of creating your own unique mixed-media musical songbird on a 6x6” birch board support with fluid acrylic paints.
Over the course of the day you will learn how to:
- Prepare a wooden surface for painting,
- Choose great sheet music to use in your mixed media projects,
- Adhere paper to birch board panels,
- Learn techniques to paint birds, and
- Incorporate paint in a way that allows the sheet music to shine through.
Beginner and intermediate adult students with some prior painting experience will enjoy creating a feathered friend to take home.
Unleash 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 this March, in a fun positive environment!
ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED!
Take a journey in acrylic painting, 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!
To register visit: conniegeerts.com
Explore 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
Learn how to create wonderful animal portraits! Learn how to work from photographs, mix colours, and layer paint to create a realistic painting of your furry friend. Students bring photos and work on their own projects during the workshop. All skill levels are welcome!
SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED!
Understanding how to use design, value and colour doesn’t have to be difficult. In this class you’ll learn some basic, easy to remember rules that will help you understand and apply these important elements of art. This isn’t your usual theory class. Each class will include hands-on exercises and time to apply what you’ve learned to your own paintings. At the end of these four weeks, you will be well on your way to making stronger, more compelling artwork.
To register visit: conniegeerts.com
Learn the traditional Ukrainian egg painting technique in this sampler class on Thursday, April 2nd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. All of the supplies are provided and you will go home with two painted eggs and a traditional kistka (hot wax pen) and some wax. Children (8yrs and older) are welcome (with an additional fee of $20 each) if accompanied by an adult who has paid for the workshop (maximum of 2 children per adult).
EACH PARTICIPANT WILL RECEIVE 2 EGGS, A KISTKA AND SOME WAX TO TAKE HOME! ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED!
This class is for perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to start using coloured pencils! Sherry will demonstrate various coloured pencil tools and techniques at the beginning of the workshop, followed by a preplanned project for students to work on. Through the course of this workshop, you will learn the differences between the brands of coloured pencils, and the difference between texture of papers. Students will gain an understanding of colouring techniques including pencil strokes, burnishing, blending and layering. We will also discover ways of lifting to remove colour using various tools.
We will work on a small pre-planned piece, which you will transfer to paper and work on in class. If you would rather, you can bring your own project to work on, and I will help you get a good start on it! You will come away with all the knowledge and tools you will need to complete this project on your own.
PLEASE REFER TO THE SUPPLY LIST FOR WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS.
This class is great for those with some experience using alcohol ink. There will be an hour demo in the morning, after which we will work on a half sheet or 10 x 10 sheets of Yupo paper—your preference. We will learn how to overcome the challenges of working with the inks on a large surface, while making beautiful flowers, using a variety of tools.
Supplies can be included for an additional fee of $15 +GST (optional.)
Learn 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, please email the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn 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!
Do you want to create an amazing acrylic floral painting in just 3 hours? Jessica will guide you step by step through the process of developing an intuitive painting background. She will share lots of tips and ideas to enhance your abilities and creativity. Later, you will learn to draw and doodle some beautiful flowers on top of the background. With some guidance for the final touches, you will be taking home a unique floral artwork on a 10×20 inch canvas, with lots of new ideas to practice on your own.
From beginners to advanced. All supplies are included.
This workshop is for anyone who wants to loosen up and develop techniques with acrylics. Discover how to create textures using brushes and palette knives, and how to build multiple layers with acrylic glazes. Students will learn to tone their canvas; setting up an under painting and create soft edges to establish an abstract background. This workshop will maintain a supportive learning environment with open discussion. Sheila will be there to guide you through every stage of the painting process, from start to finish.
SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED!
Get 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. All skill levels welcome!
SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED!