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, 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

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - Adventures in Colour, Texture, and Acrylic Inks with Melanie Morstad

Adventures in Acrylic February 2018
Join Melanie Morstad, certified GOLDEN Artist Educator, in this fun, action packed 1 day exploration of acrylic inks. We will be building surface texture with GOLDEN Acrylic pastes and gels, then adding colour with Inks, High Flow and Fluid acrylics. Our subject matter will be night scenes so please bring your own reference material. Melanie will demo her night scene in various stages of development.

Level:  All levels

Instructor:  Melanie Morstad

Date:  Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time:  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee:  $150.00 + GST

Sunday, February 18 - Coloured Pencil Sampler with Sherry Telle

Coloured Pencil Sampler
In this class Sherry will orient you to both the differences between brands and types of coloured pencils as well as which papers are suitable. Expect to gain an understanding of colouring techniques and skills including blending and removing colour while preserving the paper, burnishing and creating texture, and layering colours for rich darks and luminous lights. All supplies are included.

Level:  Beginner

Instructor:  Sherry Telle

Date:  Sunday, February 18

Time:  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Fee:  $65.00 (all supplies included)

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)

Sunday, April 15 - Alcohol Ink Sampler with Sherry Telle

Alcohol Ink Sampler March 8
This introduction to Alcohol Inks includes a one hour demo on how to manipulate the inks with pouring, spraying, brushing and using various tools to create texture as well as plenty of time to experiment with the inks on Yupo paper. You will learn how to control this interesting medium, and how to let it go! Discover how alcohol ink reacts like no other.

Level: Beginner

Instructor:  Sherry Telle

Date: Sunday, April 15

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $75.00 (all supplies included)