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. 

Saturday, January 13 - I Bet I Can Do That! with Connie Geerts

I Bet I Can Do That Jan 2018
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 in the price. Just show up and get creative!

Level: All levels

Instructor:  Connie Geerts

Date: Saturday, January 13

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $125.00, all supplies included

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:

January 14:  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

February 11:  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

March 11:  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

April 15:  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

May 13:  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, January 19 - Nuno Felting Workshop with Cindy Lee

Nuno felting Kan 19 2018
In this workshop students will use Nuno felting techniques to create a stunning, one of a kind scarf. Nuno felting is a process of coaxing wool fibres through open weave fabric using water, soap and gentle agitation. We will use silk fabric as a base and embellish it with merino wool, and various novelty and silk fibres. The result will be an exquisite, light weight textile which drapes beautiful. In this one-day workshop we will cover layout, felting and fulling. Beginner and experienced felters are welcome.

The merino wool, fibres and felting tools (soap, bubble wrap, spray bottles and plastic) will be supplied. There is a $15.00 supply fee. Students are required to bring 2 large bath or beach towels, a green garbage bag and 1/2 meter of 45″ silk chiffon which can be purchased at Bhatia Cloth House or Out Of Hand. Select the chiffon with a design you find attractive.

Level: All levels

Instructor: Cindy Lee

Date:  Friday, January 19, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $95.00 plus a $15.00 supply fee to Cindy

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - Taste of Encaustics Part 1 with Judy Perrin

Taste of Encaustics Part I
This workshop is designed to introduce you to the art of encaustic painting. It is an ancient method of using beeswax, which dates back to ancient times, many thousands of years ago.

This is a workshop for beginners who are curious about this luscious medium. You will learn about making a basic wax medium (to be provided) which is the foundation of your painting, how to apply and fuse each layer of wax applied. You will be introduced to using a griddle to keep your waxes fluid and a hot-air gun to fuse each layer as you go.

 Come on out and try this fun and versatile medium! All supplies* included!

Level:  Beginner

Instructor:  Judy Perrin

Date:  Sunday, January 21, 2018

Time:  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee:  $175.00, all supplies included *except for apron and notebook.

Sunday, January 28 - Alcohol Ink Workshop with Sherry Telle

Mountain Waterfall
In this full day workshop we will be working on 4” x 6” pieces in the morning, graduating to 10” x 10” pieces in the afternoon. We will explore the use of different resists, textures and lifting agents, and also play with the inks on ceramic tile. There is a supply list for this class.

Level: All levels, from beginner to expert

Instructor:  Sherry Telle

Date: Sunday, January 28

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee:  $150.00