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 in March - Foundational Hand Calligraphy with Kerri Forster

Foundational Calligraphy march 2018
Foundational Hand is one of  the classical lettering styles everyone should learn . An edged pen is used to produce these  letter shapes that influence many other alphabets. A great beginner hand you’ll enjoy!

Level: Beginner

Instructor:  Kerri Forster

Dates:  Wednesdays in March: 7, 14, 21, 28

Time:  6:30 -  8:30 p.m.

Fee:  $100.00 for all four classes

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  To register, visit!

Upcoming Workshop Dates:

March 11:  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

April 15:  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

May 13:  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 18 - Watercolour Sampler with Sherry Telle

Have you wanted to watercolour and want to know more about it before signing up for a workshop? Join Sherry as she walks you through the types of watercolour paints, brushes, paper, and beginning techniques. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon exploring the aspects of painting with watercolour, and then decide if this is the medium for you!

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Sherry Telle

Date: Sunday, March 18

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $75.00 (supplies included)

Tuesday, March 20 - Pouring Medium Workshop with Lisa Roberts

Pouring Medium Jan 25
Lisa will demonstrate new techniques and methods using Liquitex Pouring Medium and 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 and you’ll have at least 2 finished pieces.

Level:  Beginner

Instructor:  Lisa Roberts

Date:  Tuesday, March 20

Time:  6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Fee:  $65.00

March 24 - An Introduction to Botanical Art with Margaret Best

March 2018 Botanicals
Have you ever wondered if you can draw but have been too nervous to try in a studio setting? Or do you want to kick start an interest in art again?

Margaret Best is an internationally known botanical artist and instructor who enjoys taking the totally terrified into a world of part through plants.  She also loves helping artists rediscover their hidden talents.  Many people have come to love the “zen space” they find in the wonder and creative exploration of plant portraiture.  Botanical art is in an exploding renaissance so join Margaret in March to find out why.

Date:  Saturday, March 24

Time:  9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Supply list available upon registration.