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. 

Food Photography Workshop with Christina Varro

bannerMouth watering food photography is everywhere these days, but how do those delicious images come together? This workshop will cover the basics of food photography; the essential gear, planning your shoot, basic food styling, different lighting setups, where to find props and lots of tips to get great shots. There will be a lot of hands-on time to shoot a variety of food setups, and have creative critique of your best images. You will learn a variety of ways to create your own stunning food photos. Students will have a chance to try a few different lighting setups, and food scenes, and will leave the class with a collection of beautiful images.

This workshop is ideal for photographers, bloggers and food lovers, with a basic understanding of DSLR photography (shooting in manual mode).

Supply list available after registration.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Christina Varro
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fee: $125 +GST

Pouring Medium Workshop with Lisa Roberts



Lisa will demonstrate new techniques and methods using Liquitex Pouring Medium and Pebeo acrylic paint to create an amazing 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.

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Supplies Not Included

Level: Beginner
Date: Thursday, November 29
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $75 + GST

Wildlife Painting Workshop in Acrylics with David Kitler

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Artists of all skill levels are invited to register for this workshop.  Whether you have always wanted to try acrylics, but did not know where to start, or whether you have already been using this versatile medium, but want to further develop your technique, this is the hands-on workshop for you!  While working on a wildlife subject of your choice (including the family pet!), David will review drawing and painting basics, while also teaching techniques that are specific to painting in acrylics.  You will learn how to recognize the basic shapes that make it easier to draw any subject; how to mix most colours by using a few basic ones; how to achieve smooth gradations; and how to create optical texture by using David’s signature method of applying transparent washes over opaque layers.  Classes will have a maximum of 15 participants, allowing David to give each one a significant amount of individual attention, while fostering an environment where participants also learn from each other.  Learning will be further facilitated by demonstrations.  Techniques may also be applied to oils.  

Level: All Levels
Instructor: David Kitler
Date: December 1 & 2, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fee: $275 + GST

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

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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 dance in an aurora and paint a few happy trees in a positive fun environment!


Level: All Levels
Instructor: Tracey Leigh Crozier
Date: Sunday, November 25 
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fee: $95.00 + GST

Abstracted Realism in Acrylic with Connie Geerts

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Take your paintings beyond realism in this new course with Connie Geerts. Over 5 weeks, you’ll learn a number of ways to approach abstracting an image.   You’ll work with reference photos to abstract, landscape, people or whatever subject matter you choose. You’ll also learn where to start when painting just from imagination. We’ll spend some time exploring with texture and collage as part of the process.   Come ready to play in this fun, supportive class!

Level: All levels
Instructor: Connie Geerts
Dates: Wednesdays,  November 21 to December 19 (5 weeks)
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fee: $225 + GST

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Watercolour for Beginners


This workshop is a great introduction to the wonderful medium of watercolour. We’ll learn about the paints, papers and tools to help you get started.  We’ll explore some colour theory and learn basic techniques to create a simple watercolour painting.
Some supplies included. Students will need to bring their own brushes and we can help with in choosing them.

Level: Beginner
Date: Sunday, November 18
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fee: $65 + GST

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Encaustic Painting & Collage Workshop with Liba Labik



Encaustic 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. 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. Students will have an opportunity to create their own artwork under Liba’s supervision or they can choose from projects that Liba will have available.

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Level: All Levels
Instructor: Liba Labik

Date: Saturday, November 3
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $167 + GST (Supplies not included)

Uncial Script with Kerri Forster


Created and geared towards new calligraphers or those newly interested in hand lettering and calligraphy, Uncial is a broad edged pen style that is wide and easy flowing, great for beginners and experienced calligraphers alike. This four week class will cover the basics of calligraphy and prepare students for more advanced letter forms. No previous experience necessary to come and learn this incredible technique.

Supplies Not Included 

Level:  Beginner

Instructor: Kerri Forster

Date & Time : November 7,14,21,28  from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Cost: $100 + GST ( For Four Classes)


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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!

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Acrylic Pixelation with Connie Geerts

Take 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: November 21, 2018

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $125 +GST


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Pouring Medium Workshop with Lisa Roberts

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Lisa will demonstrate new techniques and methods using Liquitex Pouring Medium and Pebeo acrylic paint to create an amazing 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.

Click here to register online

Supplies Not Included

Level: Beginner
Date: Saturday, November 24
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $75 + GST

Oil Painting Workshop with Michael Downs

This workshop will teach students how to work from a live subject through direct observation, with a step by step process. Using a limited palette, colour will be introduced. This method often referred to as a grisaille method is a effective and excellent way to begin with when working from a live model.

No experience is necessary.

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Level: All Levels
Date: Saturday, November 24
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $110 + GST