UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Our WORKSHOPS are designed as day-long or weekend-long classes for you to learn a new skill, technique, or medium of your choosing! They are structured for beginners, right up to advanced working artists. Feel free to peruse our available workshops below!

DEC

10

Saturday
10 am – 1 pm

$85

Alcohol Ink Abstract Landscapes

with Sherry Telle

Join Sherry Telle in this Alcohol Ink Workshop!

In this class you will learn the basics of alcohol inks, as well as how to work with this intuitive and expressive medium! Learn to go with the flow and create colourful, abstracted landscapes that you will be proud to share!

This class is designed for beginners or anyone looking to begin in this unique medium. All supplies are included!

DEC

10

Saturday
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

$45

Christmas Crafting Workshop

with Leah Cotter

Join Leah Cotter in this holiday gift making workshop! Who wouldn’t love to receive a meaningful and personalized gift?  

All supplies are included and you will leave with at least two custom-made holiday gifts wrapped in eco-friendly gift wrap, ready to be put under the tree! Leah will guide you step-by-step how to make a Blessing Ball (aka: Spell Ball) filled with your choice of flowers and herbs, and embellished with crystals and charms. Followed by handmade Bath Salts with your very own essential oil blend to gift a blissful spa experience (or to keep for yourself!).

At the end of the workshop you will have more ideas for fun (and simple) gifts as well as easy, planet friendly wrapping techniques that look great and make wrapping a snap!

DEC

10

Saturday
2 pm – 5 pm

$85

Alcohol Ink Christmas Cards

with Sherry Telle

Join Sherry Telle in this Holiday Alcohol Ink Workshop!

In this class you will learn the basics of alcohol inks, as well as how to work with this intuitive and expressive medium! Learn to go with the flow and create colourful, abstracted Christmas scenes landscapes that you will be proud send to your favourite people!

This class is designed for beginners or anyone looking to begin in this unique medium.

DEC

11

Sunday
10 am – 4 pm

$85

The Crow in Watercolour

with Sherry Telle

Join Sherry Telle in this unique and informative watercolour workshop!

Sherry will take you step-by-step through this loose style of painting a playful crow! Beginning with negative painting to create an amazing layered background, followed by basic watercolour techniques to render a stoic crow! Topics covered will include how to portray light and dimension, various watercolour texture techniques, and defining shape and form.

DEC

17

Saturday
10 am – 4 pm

$120

Painting your Dog

with Connie Geerts

Whether you want to increase your painting skills, create a personal gift for the holidays, or simply immortalize your best friend, this class is for you!

Join artist Connie Geerts in this class focused on your furry pal! Topics covered will include how to paint and render realistic fur, capture light, represent emotions in the eyes, and much, much more!

Treat yourself to a day of creativity and join us for this fun and supportive class!

JAN

7

Saturday
9 am – 4:30 pm

$95

Watercolours for Beginners

with Ralph Temple

If you think you would like to try painting in watercolour but don’t know where to start just add the word “yet”! Join Artist Ralph Temple and explore the basics of painting in watercolour. From start to finish, topics cover the fundamental aspects of preparation, composition, sequencing, and painting techniques. This course is intended for complete beginners. Subject matter is the choice of the participant and any image is worthwhile.

Ralph Temple holds a B.F.A. in sculpture, is a 37-year member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, a mixed media artist, art instructor, and a former museum technician and picture framer.

JAN

7

Saturday
10 am – 4 pm

$85

Alcohol Ink A-Z

with Sherry Telle

Join Sherry Telle in this exciting, full-day Alcohol Ink Workshop!

This workshop is structured as a beginners guide to all things alcohol ink! In this full-day class you will cover everything to get started with alcohol inks, as well as how to work with this intuitive and expressive medium! Learn to go with the flow and create colourful, abstracted artworks!

This class is designed for beginners, anyone looking to begin in this unique medium, or anyone who wants a thorough refresher!

JAN

12

Thursday
6 pm – 9 pm

$85

Bob Ross® Graceful Waterfall Landscape in Oil

with Tracey Leigh Crozier

Join Bob Ross Certified Instructor® Tracey Leigh Crozier in this fun evening workshop! All supplies are included in this wet-on-wet class where you will be led from the beginning stages to a complete oil painting of a graceful, soothing waterfall in just a few hours!

You will be shown in a step-by-step manner how to prepare a canvas with oil paint, create special effects, experience the art of mixing colour, learn how to use different brush strokes and palette knife techniques with oil paint to create a happy little landscape!

Unleash your inner artist! Beginners are welcome…there is no previous experience required…just the desire to paint or learn a new skill and have a great time! As Bob always said, “There are no mistakes, just happy little accidents!”

JAN

14

Saturday
9 am – 4:30 pm

$95

Watercolours

with Ralph Temple

If you have tried painting in watercolour and want to learn to expand your knowledge and grow your techniques then this is for you! Join Artist Ralph Temple and explore the basics of painting in watercolour. From start to finish, topics cover the fundamental aspects of preparation, composition, sequencing, and painting techniques.  Subject matter is the choice of the participant and any image is worthwhile.

Ralph Temple holds a B.F.A. in sculpture, is a 37-year member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, a mixed media artist, art instructor, and a former museum technician and picture framer.

JAN

18

Wednesday
6 pm – 9 pm

$65

Alcohol Ink Zendoodle

with Sherry Telle

Join Sherry Telle in this exciting Alcohol Ink Workshop!

In this class you will learn how to take your alcohol inks to the next level! Sherry will teach you how best to add line, form, and structure to your alcohol ink artwork. You will learn the basics of alcohol inks, as well as how to work with dry alcohol ink and take it up a notch! 

JAN

19

Through

FEB

16

Thursdays
6 pm – 9 pm

$165

Oil Blending Course

with Sharlene Arseneau

Join artist Sharlene Arseneau for this five-week class all about Oil Blending Techniques!

This course will be held Thursday evenings from 6 – 9 pm for 5 consecutive weeks beginning Thursday, January 19th, and ending Thursday, February 16th.

You will learn everything you need to know about oil painting and oil blending! Beginning with substrates and surfaces, Sharlene will then take you step-by-step how to prepare surfaces, transferring images and designs, how to work with water-mixable oil paints, and various blending techniques.

At the end of the workshop, you will have four completed florals you will be proud to display and a foundational knowledge for you to enhance your own oil paintings!

JAN

21

Saturday
10 am – 4 pm

$125

Highland Cow Paint Along

with Connie Geerts

Join artist Connie Geerts in this fun acrylic paint along!

So charming and iconic, Highland Cows or “Heilan Coos” are a wonderful subject to practice your painting skills on.  In this follow along class Connie will take you step-by-step through the process of layering, painting hair, rendering eyes and so much more!  Join us for this fun and supportive class appropriate for all skill levels.  All supplies are included!  Just show up and get creative!

JAN

21

Saturday
10 am – 4 pm

$85

Coloured Pencil for Beginners

with Sherry Telle

Are you looking to get started with coloured pencil? If so, then this full-day workshop is for you!

Join Sherry Telle as she gives you all the tips and tricks you need to get started with coloured pencil! Throughout the workshop, Sherry will discuss various brands of coloured pencil and their individual qualities, how to use coloured pencils to render realistic subjects, which papers to use and how they interact differently with each pencil, layering and lifting methods, solvents and how to use them, creating texture, burnishing, and so much more!

Sherry will give you everything you need to know to begin your first coloured pencil project and a step-by-step guide on how to finish your next artwork!

JAN

22

Sunday
10 am – 4 pm

$145

Bob Ross® Winter Sky Landscape in Oil

with Tracey Leigh Crozier

Join Bob Ross Certified Instructor® Tracey Leigh Crozier in this full-day workshop! All supplies are included in this wet-on-wet class where you will be led from the beginning stages to a complete oil painting of a winter mountain scene with a cabin in just a few hours!

You will be shown in a step-by-step manner how to prepare a canvas with liquid white, create special effects, experience the art of mixing colour, as well as learn how to use different brush strokes and painting knife techniques with oil paint, to create a happy little landscape!

Unleash your inner artist! Beginners are welcome…there is no previous experience required…just the desire to paint and have a great time! As Bob always said, “There are no mistakes, just happy little accidents!”

JAN

22+29

AND

FEB

12

Sundays
1 pm – 4 pm

$135

Hand-Pulled Printmaking

with Shawn Murray

Join artist Shawn Murray for this three-week class all about printmaking!

This course will be held Sunday afternoons from 1 –4 pm for 3 weeks beginning Sunday, January 22, and January 29, ending Sunday, February 12th.

In this three-part printmaking workshop participants will learn the basics of printmaking by creating their own original series of relief prints. The First day Shawn will take you step-by-step through preparing and fine-tuning a sketched image that will translate into relief printing. The second class will focus on creating your linoleum and carving your relief. The third and final workshop is print day! Shawn will take you through inking and printing your series of images!

This class is designed for anyone looking to explore a new medium, beginners are welcome!

JAN

28

Saturday
9 am – 4 pm

$95

For the Love of Paper

with Gloria Gelo

Join Gloria Gelo in this full day workshop exploring mono-printing and collage!

Gloria will guide you step-by-step on how to create personal mono-prints, collage, and stained papers with a variety of techniques, tools, and materials. This full-day workshop will introduce you to a myriad of papers as you experiment with geli-plate printing, mark-making, and staining. We will balance layers of colour and marks to capture richness and subtlety with simple stained and painted papers.

The result will be a selection of beautiful collage paper that is uniquely yours, and can be used in mixed media art!

JAN

28

Saturday
10 am – 4 pm

$145

Cold Wax in Art

with Liba Labik

Join artist Liba Labik in this informative and exciting workshop! Cold wax is a soft paste made with beeswax which adds body, transparency, and depth to oil paint. It is a very freeing and intuitive medium.

Students will be encouraged to experiment not only with oil paint but also with charcoal, graphite and other materials which can be used with cold wax. You will learn to create layers and glazes to build a painting from the base upwards. This one-day workshop is designed for students of all levels of experience and interest. As each student will receive plenty of one-on-one instruction it is the perfect way to be introduced to this exciting new medium.

JAN

29

Sunday
10 am – 4 pm

$95

Layering the Ground with Mixed Media

with Nadine Johnson

If you’ve ever wondered how artists create depth with luscious layers, surprising elements, and unique textures in their paintings, then this is the workshop for you!

Join artist Nadine Johnson as she shares techniques, materials, and tools to create these multi-faceted layers on your surface. This full-day workshop will introduce you to collage, mark-making, and how to create textures using a variety of mediums and tools. Nadine will guide you through the process and help you discover your favourite materials and tools and how to create an exciting surface that will become the groundwork for your art.

This workshop is perfect for anyone wanting to explore new techniques or just have fun doing it!

FEB

9

Thursday
6 pm – 9 pm

$85

Bob Ross® At Dawn's Light Landscape in Oil

with Tracey Leigh Crozier

Join Bob Ross Certified Instructor® Tracey Leigh Crozier in this evening workshop! All supplies are included in this wet-on-wet class where you will be led from the beginning stages to a complete oil painting of an early morning winter scene in just a few hours!

You will be shown in a step-by-step manner how to prepare a canvas with oil paint, create special effects, experience the art of mixing colour, learn how to use different brush strokes and palette knife techniques with oil paint to create a happy little landscape!

Unleash your inner artist! Beginners are welcome…there is no previous experience required…just the desire to paint or learn a new skill and have a great time! As Bob always said, “There are no mistakes, just happy little accidents!”

FEB

18

Saturday
10 am – 4 pm

$175

Encaustic + Collage

with Liba Labik

Join artist Liba Labik in this unique workshop! Encaustic is considered one of the most ancient painting techniques in the world. It is a paint that is composed of beeswax, damar resin and pigments.

The word “encaustic’ comes from the Greek “encaustikos” “to burn in”, referring to the process of using heat to fuse the layers together. It was notably used in Favyum mummy portraits in Egypt around 100-300AD. This technique was lost for hundreds of years and re-discovered again in 18th century. Today, encaustic painting is experiencing revival.

Students will learn about the studio safety, how to make encaustic medium, create mono prints and photo transfers and how to use hot wax in combination with other materials to create mixed media artwork.

Experimentation is highly encouraged. Students will have an opportunity to create their own artwork or choose from projects that Liba will have available. Group demonstrations and friendly critiques will be an essential part of this workshop. This workshop is designed for students of all levels and interests. Absolute beginners are welcome; experience in visual art is not required.

FEB

26

Sunday
10 am – 4 pm

$145

Bob Ross® Mighty Mountain Lake Landscape in Oil

with Tracey Leigh Crozier

Join Bob Ross Certified Instructor® Tracey Leigh Crozier in this full-day workshop! All supplies are included in this wet-on-wet class where you will be led from the beginning stages to a complete oil painting of a soothing mountain scene in just a few hours!

You will be shown in a step-by-step manner how to prepare a canvas with liquid white, create special effects, experience the art of mixing colour, as well as learn how to use different brush strokes and painting knife techniques with oil paint, to create a happy little landscape!

Unleash your inner artist! Beginners are welcome…there is no previous experience required…just the desire to paint and have a great time! As Bob always said, “There are no mistakes, just happy little accidents!”

MAR

11+12

Sat + Sun
10 am – 4 pm

$325

Cyanotypes + Encaustic

with Liba Labik

Students in this workshop will learn processes of art creating that contain alchemy of combining Cyanotype, a 170-year-old photo printing process, and Encaustics. The first day of the workshop students will experiment with creating cyanotypes prints. You will learn how to use cyanotype chemicals to create a light-sensitive solution which is then  applied on the paper. Students will experiment with variety of natural materials such as plants, leaves and various objects that will be placed on the coated paper and exposed to the UV light-sun.

Once printed as cyanotypes, the images can be used as a surface for encaustic painting and other mediums. The second day of the workshop students will work with their cyanotypes prints and encaustic medium. They will learn about studio safety, how to make and use their own encaustic medium. Liba will share tricks and common mistakes to avoid with creating art using cyanotypes and encaustic.

Group demonstrations and friendly critiques will be an essential part of this workshop. Students will have an opportunity to create their own artwork or choose from projects that I will have available. Experience with encaustic techniques and/or cyanotypes is recommended but not mandatory. Absolute beginners are welcome. Students must be min 13 years old.

MAR

12

Sunday
10 am – 4 pm

$145

Bob Ross® Hint of Springtime Landscape in Oil

with Tracey Leigh Crozier

Join Bob Ross Certified Instructor® Tracey Leigh Crozier in this full-day workshop! All supplies are included in this wet-on-wet class where you will be led from the beginning stages to a complete oil painting of a bright spring mountain scene in just a few hours!

You will be shown in a step-by-step manner how to prepare a canvas with liquid white, create special effects, experience the art of mixing colour, as well as learn how to use different brush strokes and painting knife techniques with oil paint, to create a happy little landscape!

Unleash your inner artist! Beginners are welcome…there is no previous experience required…just the desire to paint and have a great time! As Bob always said, “There are no mistakes, just happy little accidents!”

MAR

16

Thursday
6 pm – 9 pm

$85

Gelli Plate Printing

with Annette Wichmann

Join artist Annette Wichmann for an evening creating Gelli Prints!

Gelli prints can be used in a variety of ways for collages, backgrounds, and stand-alone art. The process is fun and once you start, you won’t want to stop.

You will work with acrylic paints on a variety of papers and this process can be translated to canvas, fabric, board and other surfaces as well. Most supplies are included and you will have a bevy of printed papers to take home with you.

MAR

23

Thursday
6 pm – 9 pm

$85

Bob Ross® Enchanted Waterfall Landscape in Oil

with Tracey Leigh Crozier

Join Bob Ross Certified Instructor® Tracey Leigh Crozier in this evening workshop! All supplies are included in this wet-on-wet class where you will be led from the beginning stages to a complete oil painting of a soothing waterfall in just a few hours!

You will be shown in a step-by-step manner how to prepare a canvas with oil paint, create special effects, experience the art of mixing colour, learn how to use different brush strokes and palette knife techniques with oil paint to create a happy little landscape!

Unleash your inner artist! Beginners are welcome…there is no previous experience required…just the desire to paint or learn a new skill and have a great time! As Bob always said, “There are no mistakes, just happy little accidents!”

APR

2

Sunday
10 am – 4 pm

$145

Bob Ross® Haven in the Valley Landscape in Oil

with Tracey Leigh Crozier

Join Bob Ross Certified Instructor® Tracey Leigh Crozier in this full-day workshop! All supplies are included in this wet-on-wet class where you will be led from the beginning stages to a complete oil painting of a serene mountain in just a few hours!

You will be shown in a step-by-step manner how to prepare a canvas with liquid white, create special effects, experience the art of mixing colour, as well as learn how to use different brush strokes and painting knife techniques with oil paint, to create a happy little landscape!

Unleash your inner artist! Beginners are welcome…there is no previous experience required…just the desire to paint and have a great time! As Bob always said, “There are no mistakes, just happy little accidents!”

APR

2

Sunday
10 am – 4 pm

$175

Encaustic Monotypes

with Liba Labik

Students in this workshop will experiment with encaustic techniques, materials, and gel-press plates to create imaginative encaustic monotype artworks. This technique is a bit different than using gel press plate for acrylic prints. Even though, acrylic gelli prints, can be enhanced with encaustic, encaustic monotypes created with gel press plate can be used directly with encaustic techniques and processes. Students will experiment with encaustic medium, encaustic pigments, materials and gel press plate to achieve a variety of effects in your artworks. 

You will also learn about the studio safety, how to make your own encaustic medium, and how to use it. Students will have an opportunity to create their own artwork or choose from projects that Liba will have available. Group demonstrations and friendly critiques will be an essential part of this workshop. Liba will share tricks and common mistakes to avoid in creating encaustic monotypes with gel press plate. Experience with encaustic techniques and/or gelli prints is recommended but not mandatory. Absolute beginners are welcome. Students must be min 13 years old.

APR

20

Thursday
6 pm – 9 pm

$85

Bob Ross® Forest Edge Landscape in Oil

with Tracey Leigh Crozier

Join Bob Ross Certified Instructor® Tracey Leigh Crozier in this evening workshop! All supplies are included in this wet-on-wet class where you will be led from the beginning stages to a complete oil painting of a quiet forest in just a few hours!

You will be shown in a step-by-step manner how to prepare a canvas with oil paint, create special effects, experience the art of mixing colour, learn how to use different brush strokes and palette knife techniques with oil paint to create a happy little landscape!

Unleash your inner artist! Beginners are welcome…there is no previous experience required…just the desire to paint or learn a new skill and have a great time! As Bob always said, “There are no mistakes, just happy little accidents!”

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