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. 

Wednesdays, October 4 - 25 - Unical Calligraphy Workshop with Kerri Forster

Unical October 2017
Each Wednesday in October work on the Uncial Calligraphy Hand with Kerri Forster. Uncial is one of the oldest calligraphic styles. Join Kerri in October and learn this important calligraphic hand.

Level: Beginner Level
Instructor: Kerri Forster
Date: Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Fee: $100 plus GST for all four classes. Supply List will be given after registration. Supplies required to take classes.

Saturday, October 28 - Pouring Medium Workshop with Lisa Roberts

Pouring Medium Jan 25

Lisa will demonstrate new techniques and methods using Liquitex Pouring Medium & Pebeo acrylic paint to create an amazing unique effect. Lisa will teach you all about pouring medium and how to create many different effects on canvas and cradleboard .

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Lisa Roberts 

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017 

Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm 

Fee: $65.00

Saturday, October 28 & Sunday, October 29 - Venetian Plaster Workshop with Adele Woolsey

October 28-29 Venetian Plaster
Have you always loved texture in your paintings but aren’t sure how to achieve the look you want?  This technique-based workshop goes through all the steps in detail to help you succeed in using this versatile material to its full potential.  Learn what supports to use, how to prepare the panels, how to manipulate the 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.

Level:  All levels

Instructor:  Adele Woolsey

Date:  Saturday, October 28 & Sunday, October 29, 2017

Time:  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee:  $275.00

Sunday, November 12 - Mixed Media Holbein Workshop with Jamie-Lou Nicol

Mixed Media Holbein Workshop November 12
In this creative, free flowing and intuitive workshop attendees will work on several, small mixed media art pieces utilizing a wide variety of Holbein Artist Materials that are all available at Kensington Art Supplies. We will be using Holbein’s Designer Gouache, Acryla Gouache, Coloured Gesso, Acrylic Fluids, Inks and Heavy body paint as well as incorporating Holbein’s Acrylic Gel and Paste mediums. Attendees will be instructed step by step on a layered process to create alluring mixed media artwork. Participants will be shown various techniques and learn how to incorporate each medium while using various mark making tools to inscribe into the painted surface, while including paint ‘skins’ and collage layers to add fascinating texture and dimension to these unique pieces of art.

Level:  All Levels

Instructor:  Jamie-Lou Nicol

Date:  Sunday, November 12, 2017

Time:  1:00 to 4:00pm

Fee:  $75.00 plus GST, some supplies included