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, July 21 - 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!

go to Connie’s Website to register!


Level: All Levels

Date: Saturday, July 21

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $125 +GST

July 24-27 - Beginners Mixed Media with Mary-Leigh Doyle

Beginners Mixed Media Photo

In this workshop we will explore eight separate and distinct approaches to mixed media. We will generate our own collage papers, create altered surfaces, and combine various water media and water media compatible products.

Artists may expect to develop two of the eight experimental pieces of their choice to completion or near completion. This is a high energy workshop and participants should esxpect to work hard and learn a lot.

Basic working knowledge and painting skills are definitely an asset.


Instructor: Mary-Leigh Doyle

Date and Time: July 24 – 27 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $435 +GST


Click here to register online!


July 28 - 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 teach you all about pouring medium and how to create a variety of different effects on canvas and cradleboard.  

When the workshop is finished you will have at least two finished artworks.


Level: Beginner

Date: July 28, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cost: $75 +GST

Click here to register online!

July 28 and 29 - Venetian Plaster Workshop with Adele Woolsey

Venetian Plaster WorkshopHave you always loved texture in your paintings but aren’t sure how to achieve the look you want?  Learn techniques for working with Venetian Plaster to create unique, highly textured painting surfaces.  This workshop goes through all the steps in detail to help you succeed in utilizing this versatile material to its full potential.  Learn what supports to use, how to prepare the panels, how to manipulate the Venetian plaster and what tools to use.  Avoid the pitfalls and learn how to troubleshoot and use shortcuts to create the look and feel you want.  

In addition, learn several techniques for painting on Venetian plaster using water-based media.  

Best of all, come and have fun and try out a new process in a safe, relaxed environment.  

Venetian plaster supplied.

Supply List will be provided after registration


Level: All Levels

Date: Saturday, July 28 + Sunday, July 29

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fee: $275 +GST

Click here to register online!

Thursdays, August 9-30 - Developing Personal Style with Connie Geerts

Developing personal style Photo

Have you been painting for a while but are struggling to develop a style that is uniquely yours?

The aim in this course is to help you figure out your own, personal aesthetic. Through many exercises, we’ll find and combine your personal preferences with the inherent ways you put down paint. Over the 4 weeks, we’ll start you on a journey to hone your style to more accurately reflect you and hopefully bring a greater level of creative satisfaction.

Level: Intermediate

Date: Thursday, August 9, 16, 23, and 30

Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fee: $425 +GST


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Saturday, August 11 - Food Photography Workshop with Christina Varro

Mouth 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).


Level: All Levels
Instructor: Christina Varro
Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fee: $125 +GST

Click here to register online!

August 21 - 24, Intermediate Mixed Media with Mary-Leigh Doyle

Intermediate Mixed Media
In this workshop we will explore additional paper colouring and printmaking techniques including paper marbling, pouring medium, collographic printmaking, and styrofoam sheet printing. As we go deeper into the workshop we will then explore altered surfaces, both additive and reductive, using gel skins and paper mâché, and found objects.

Students will be expected to bring their own handcrafted papers (as per level 1) and will be expected to have a working knowledge of basic collage and acrylic techniques.

Outside of the box thinkers welcome.


Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Mary-Leigh Doyle

Date and Time: Tuesday, August 21 – Friday, August 24, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $435 +GST


Click here to register online!

Saturday, August 25 - Pouring Medium Workshop with Lisa Roberts

Pouring Medium Workshop Poster August 25

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.


Level: Beginner

Instructor: Lisa Roberts

Date: August 25, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fee: $75 +GST


Click here to register online!