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 and Sunday, February 3 & 4, 2018 - Making a Good Impression - Beginner Linocut Printmaking with Michelle Wiebe

Linocut Printmaking Feb 2018
Artist and instructor, Michelle Wiebe, will lead the class through a fun, fast paced class learning the basics of linocut printmaking. Students will learn the history, see examples and then design and cut a lino block themselves, composing art that is simple yet powerful. Everyone will leave with hand printed artwork, their own carved lino block and the skills to practice at home using basic art materials.

Level:  Beginner

Instructor:  Michelle Wiebe

Date:  Saturday, February 3 & Sunday, February 4, 2018

Time:  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday

Fee:  $195.00

Michelle Wiebe is a Cochrane, Alberta based artist focused primarily on painting, printmaking, and letterpress. Her work is characterized by simple subject matter rendered with bold colour and line work. With a deep love for teaching, she makes it her goal that students leave her class with quality work and the confidence to continue building their new skills. She can also be found doing collaborations, demonstrations and commission pieces. She is a member of the Leighton Artist Centre and Alberta Printmakers.
Michelle Wiebe

Saturday, February 10 - Watercolour Basics Through Fabric with Brittney Tough

Watercolour Basics Through Fabric Feb 2018
Get the foundation you need to make watercolour a breeze!  In this workshop you will learn basic watercolour techniques including saturation, glazing, washes, masking, and wet on wet.  You will create your very own painting of fabric through demos and individual guidance.

Level:  All levels

Instructor:  Brittney Tough

Date:  Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee:  $125.00+GST