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!

APR

17

Wednesday
6 pm – 9 pm

$75

Oil Painting for Beginners

with Emma Rach-Syslak

If you are ready to try your hand at painting in oil then this workshop from artist Emma Rach-Syslak is a perfect place to start.

This workshop is thoughtfully crafted for beginners, or artists in other mediums looking to delve into the world of oil painting. Throughout this hands-on experience, participants will be introduced to the essential tools, techniques, and principles that form the foundation of oil painting. Topics covered include: surfaces, brushes, colour-mixing and many other intricacies that are unique to oil painting.

Join Emma Rach-Syslak for this informative unique workshop!

APR

18

Thursday
6 pm – 9 pm

$80

Introduction to Coloured Pencils

with Sherry Telle

Join Sherry Telle in this introductory class focused on the basics of using coloured pencils!

Unlock the basics of coloured pencil artistry in this essential class. Learn blending techniques, explore different pencil types, master colour mixing, and render subjects with precision. Join us to unleash your creativity with coloured pencils today!

APR

22

Monday
11 am – 1 pm

FREE

FREE Schmincke Artist Talk + Demo

with Anna Zadorozhnaya

Enjoy front row seats to a demo painting dedicated to the newly released Schmincke product – Naturals series. The natural fusion of watercolour and gouache, made from natural earth pigments and plant resins/extracts.

During the event, Anna will tell us about the distinctive features and advantages of the new series, show live swatches of the colours, and demonstrate painting with this new material. The series is called Naturals, so she will paint a natural landscape.

APR

25

Thursday
6 pm – 9 pm

$90

Alcohol Ink for Beginners

with Sherry Telle

Join Sherry Telle in this exciting Alcohol Ink workshop! ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED!

This workshop is structured as a beginners guide to all things alcohol ink! In this 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 refresh!

APR

27

Saturday
10 am – 4 pm

$125

Painting your Cat

with Connie Geerts

Whether you want to increase your painting skills, create a personal gift, 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!

APR

28

Sunday
10 am – 4 pm

$145

Bob Ross® Reflections Landscape in Oil

with Tracey Leigh Crozier

Join Bob Ross Certified Instructor® Tracey Leigh Crozier in this fun, 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 in just a few hours!

You will be shown in a step-by-step manner how to prepare a canvas with oil paint, experience the art of mixing colour, and learn how to use different painting tools to create a happy mountain scene!

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!”

MAY

4

Saturday
10 am – 4 pm

$95

Watercolour River Rocks

with Sherry Telle

Join Sherry Telle as she takes you on a journey painting colourful river rocks!

This workshop is designed for anyone with a basic knowledge of watercolours. Sherry will outline how to “sculpt” rocks to create depth, dimension, as well as how to mix colours, basic brush techniques and how to render unique textures onto your colourful river rocks!

MAY

5

Sunday
9:30 am – 4 pm

$169

Beginner Acrylic Workshop

with Holly McWilliams

All supplies are included for this workshop except brushes! Acrylic paint is one of the trickiest mediums in the art world. If you have been struggling with your painting, you are not alone, and this workshop is for you. Learn how to work with the challenges of acrylic painting and make your painting experience as easy as 1-2-3.

Designed for the absolute, bare, beginner, People who have always wanted to paint but never had the chance to try or for the artist who wants to experiment with a new medium. Beginner painting workshops include most materials and have personal attention for all students.

MAY

9

Thursday
6 pm – 9 pm

$85

Bob Ross® Waterfall Wonder 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 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, and learn how to use different brush strokes and painting knife techniques with oil paint to create a happy waterfall!

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!”

MAY

9

Thursday
6 pm – 9 pm

$90

Alcohol Ink Roses

with Sherry Telle

Join Sherry Telle in this creative Alcohol Ink Workshop!

In this class, Sherry will cover everything you need to know to create alcohol ink roses, from understanding the basics of alcohol ink techniques to mastering composition, colour theory, and creating form. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a complete beginner, this class offers a welcoming environment for exploration and discovery.

Discover the endless possibilities of alcohol ink as Sherry guides you through the process of bringing delicate rose petals to life. Learn how to manipulate the ink to achieve stunning effects, and unlock your creativity as you design a heartfelt gift that will be cherished for years to come.

MAY

10+17

TWO-DAYS
Friday’s
9:30 am – 4:30 pm

$295

Adventures in Oil and Cold Wax

with Gwen Day

Join artist Gwen Day for this workshop designed to introduce you to Cold Wax Medium.

This workshop will take place over 2-days, Friday, May 10th and Friday, May 17th. Gwen will cover topics such as the basics of Cold Wax Medium, its uses, and applications, and how to experiment with mark-making, colour, and composition. Working in abstraction, realism, or anything in between, you will spend two days exploring this versatile medium with plenty of one-on-one instruction and time for play. This workshop is designed for participants with some experience painting and with composition.

If you enjoy making marks, texture, and experimenting this workshop is for you! Gwen balances her instruction with short demonstrations, individual attention, and plenty of time for exploration! Come join the adventure!

MAY

10

Friday
6 pm – 8 pm

$10

HOLBEIN Acrylic Workshop

with Nadine Johnson

This Holbein & Legion Brand Ambassador Workshop is a branded workshop for artists of all levels and experience from beginner to professional.

Along with the instructor, these guided workshops are a hands-on learning experience where attendees have the opportunity to experiment with and learn about many of the products offered by Holbein, Legion, and General Pencil. This Acrylic Family Workshop will focus on several types of acrylic paint, including Heavy Body Acrylic, Fluid Acrylic, Acrylic Ink, “Mat” Matte Acrylic, Coloured Gesso, and Acrylic Mediums, as well as Stonehenge Aqua and Yupo papers, and an assortment of General Pencil materials.

At the end of the workshop, you will receive a $10 voucher for Holbein, Legion, and General Pencil Products at Kensington Art Supply.

MAY

11+12

Sun + Sat
10 am – 4 pm

$250

Layers of You

with Nadine Johnson

If you’ve ever wondered how artists develop 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 multi-faceted layers on your surface. This two-day workshop will introduce you to collage, mark-making, and ways to build textures using a variety of mediums and tools. Nadine will guide you through the process and help you discover what you love in your work and how “Layers of You” builds wonderful grounds for any type of mixed-media artwork.

This workshop is perfect for anyone wanting to explore using a variety of materials and have fun while doing it!

MAY

11

Saturday
10 am – 4 pm

$125

Cyanotype Magic

with Gloria Gelo

Join Gloria Gelo in this unique class where you will learn to create beautifully detailed prints by exposing virtually any object to the sun.

Join this immersive, full-day workshop to delve into the world of cyanotype, one of the first alternative photographic processes ever developed.

You will design, expose, and develop your photograms and cyanotypes using plants, photographic negatives, and other personal objects. Discover the magic of this exciting, and sometimes unpredictable sun printing medium. The result will be a selection of beautiful prints in monochromatic Prussian blue ready for framing, quilting, or integrated into mixed-media art!

MAY

12

Sunday
9:30 am – 4 pm

$125

Florals in Oil

with Emma Rach-Syslak

Join artist Emma Rach-Syslak for a day painting beautiful florals!

In this workshop, Emma will teach you to paint a single flower or composition. Capture the intricate details of flowers in oil! Throughout this hands-on experience, participants will be introduced to the essential tools, techniques, and principles that form the foundation of oil painting.

Learn how to capture beauty in nature!

MAY

15-29

Wednesday’s
6 pm – 9 pm
Three-Weeks

$145

Expressive Charcoal Portrait Drawing Course

with Yulia Tsinko

Join Yulia Tsinko for an expressive 3-session drawing course beginning Thursday, May 15 and continuing to Thursday, May 29.

Are you ready to draw portraits with expression? Are you unsure where to begin to ensure your subjects are full of life? This workshop is for you!

During three evening sessions Yulia will review basic figurative proportions with a focus on the structure of various facial features. She will demonstrate how to add life to your portraits with many different and experimental charcoal techniques.

MAY

16

Thursday
6 pm – 9 pm

$75

Whimsical India Ink Pet Portraits

with Yulia Tsinko

If you are ready for a bit of fun, join artist Yulia Tsinko for this creative and supportive pet portrait workshop! Whether or not you have used ink before, this workshop is for you!

Yulia will review the basics of ink painting and instruct new techniques as they apply to painting pets, with an emphasis on animal structure, fur/feathers texture, and capturing personality. Through demonstrations and exercises, students will learn a range of techniques and tools, from traditional to expressive and experimental, and apply them to create your own mini-paintings. The workshop will balance precision with freedom of mark-making and whimsical touches while focusing on creative risk taking.

This workshop is for artists of all levels and no prior experience with ink is required.

MAY

18

Saturday
10 am – 4 pm

$135

The Fox Acrylic Paint Along

with Connie Geerts

Join artist Connie Geerts painting a sly fox in this one-day paint along workshop!

Connie will take you step-by-step through her style of acrylic painting to create a delightful fox. At the end of this fun and engaging class, you will have created a complete painting you will be pleased to hang. Topics covered include how to render realistic fur and eyes, brush choices, layering, personal style, mark-making and more!

All supplies are included!  Just show up and get creative!

MAY

23

Thursday
6 pm – 9 pm

$85

Bob Ross® Campers Haven 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 in just a few hours!

You will be shown in a step-by-step manner how to prepare a canvas with oil paint, experience the art of mixing colour, and learn how to use different painting tools with oil paint to create a camper’s mountain haven!

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!”

MAY

23

Thursday
6 pm – 9 pm

$90

Alcohol Ink Sunflower

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 expressive medium! Learn to go with the flow and create a beautiful abstracted sunflower! Topics covered are colour mixing, understanding alcohol inks, and how to embellish your alcohol inks with intuitive linework!

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

MAY

24

Friday
6 pm – 7:30 pm

$10

What does that Brush Do?

with Willow Wolfe

Join us for an enriching art demonstration led by Willow Wolfe, esteemed artist and member of the renowned Willow Wolfe company.

Explore the captivating world of brushwork as Willow guides you through fundamental techniques, from mastering basic brush strokes to creating intricate shapes and textures. Discover the versatility of Willow Wolfe’s extensive range of brushes and gain valuable insights into their unique applications. Whether you’re a novice seeking to refine your skills or a seasoned artist looking for fresh inspiration, this demonstration promises to be both educational and inspiring.

Don’t miss this opportunity to unlock the full potential of your artistic endeavors with Willow Wolfe brushes.

MAY

25

Saturday
9 am – 5 pm

$145

Hummingbird and Cherries

with Willow Wolfe

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of painting with our upcoming class led by Willow Wolfe. Join us as we explore the beauty of nature through the art of painting Hummingbirds and Cherries. Under Willow’s expert guidance, participants will learn a range of techniques, from capturing the intricate details of fruit and still-life to portraying a delicate hummingbird.

Throughout the class, Willow will share invaluable insights and tips to help you master various painting techniques using Cobra Water-mixable Oil Paint and bring your artwork to life. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned artist, this class offers an opportunity to enhance your skills and creativity in a supportive and inspiring environment. Paint for use during class, prepared surfaces, and brushes will be provided by Willow to use during the workshop.

Come discover the joy of painting with us and let Willow’s passion and expertise inspire you to continue your artistic journey with confidence and enthusiasm. Sign up now and embark on a colourful adventure that will leave you inspired and eager to create more.

MAY

25

Saturday
9 am – 4:30 pm

$125

Watercolours

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 painting in watercolour. Ralph will cover topics such as: 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.

MAY

26

Sunday
9 am – 5 pm

$145

Goldfinch and Blossoms

with Willow Wolfe

Join us for an enchanting painting class led by Willow Wolfe, where you will embark on a guided journey into the captivating world of birds and flowers. Delve into the intricate details of soft, fluffy feathers and delicate wings as you learn to breathe life into your artwork using Cobra Water-mixable Oil Paint. Under Willow’s expert guidance, you’ll master the art of painting bright, expressive eyes, crafting realistic beaks, and creating stunning blended florals that leap off the canvas.

Throughout the class, Willow will share her wealth of knowledge and expertise, equipping you with versatile techniques that can be applied across a variety of painting styles and subjects. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced artist, this class offers an opportunity to expand your skills and unlock new levels of creativity. Paint for use during class, prepared surfaces, and brushes will be provided by Willow to use during the workshop.

MAY

31

Friday
6 pm – 8 pm

$10

GOLDEN Paint Modification Lecture

with Samantha Williams-Chapelsky

Join GOLDEN Artist Samantha Williams-Chapelsky for 2-hour Golden Artist Colours Conversation and Demonstration!

Discover the possibilities of modifying your acrylic paints with Mediums, Gels, and Pastes! This event focuses on GOLDEN’s vast array of Acrylic Mediums, Gels, & Pastes. Gain a broad understanding of each product and the unique qualities each has to offer for building up volume which can be translucent to opaque.

Did you know GOLDEN acrylic Gels, Mediums and Pastes are great adhesives for mixed media work? We will be sharing how these products can be used to modify paints, changing the sheen, viscosity, drying time, and texture. They can be used for image transfers, creating encaustic effects or to build up translucent layers within your artwork. All of these products can be applied to a wide range of surfaces such as paper, canvas, wood panels and so much more.

You’ll learn valuable information about GOLDEN products and network with other artists. GOLDEN Working Artists’ will also share several examples, techniques and answer your questions during the event. At the end of the lecture, you will receive a $10 voucher for GOLDEN Products.

JUN

1

Saturday
10 am – 12 pm

$35

GOLDEN Texture Demonstration

with Samantha Williams-Chapelsky

Join GOLDEN Artist Samantha Williams-Chapelsky for unique acrylic demonstration!

Samantha will demonstrate a variety of textural paint applications using GOLDEN pastes, fluid acrylics, and a large variety of tools for unique mark-making possibilities! During this 1.5 hour session, Samantha take you through her process beginning a work of art. Topics discussed will include simplifying form and structure, materials and their uses, as well how to create unique textural elements for endless possibilities!

You will learn valuable information about GOLDEN products and see how versatile the entire GOLDEN range of acrylic pastes and mediums can be!

JUN

5

Through

JUN

19

THREE WEEKS
Wednesday’s
6 pm – 9 pm

$145

Vintage Poppy Oil Blending

with Sharlene Arseneau

Join artist Sharlene Arseneau for this three-week class focused on creating a beautiful, vintage-inspired poppy!

This course will be held Wednesday evenings from 6 – 9 pm for 3 consecutive weeks beginning Wednesday, June 5th, and ending Wednesday, June 19th.

Spring and all its glorious colours shine through in this gorgeous floral and butterfly composition designed by Willow Wolfe and completed in Cobra Water Mixable Oil paints. That’s correct, water mixable; no toxic chemicals for thinning paint or cleaning brushes.  During this class you will learn all the basics for preparing the background of your surface, stenciling, how to transfer your drawing, and how to render a beautiful poppy using three basic oil blending techniques; pat blending, chisel blending and stippling. This class is open to painters of all levels. 

JUN

7

Friday
6 pm – 8 pm

$10

HOLBEIN WaterMedia Workshop

with Nadine Johnson

This Holbein & Legion Brand Ambassador Workshop is a branded workshop for artists of all levels and experience from beginner to professional.

Along with the instructor, these guided workshops are a hands-on learning experience where attendees have the opportunity to experiment with and learn about many of the products offered by Holbein, Legion, and General Pencil. This Watermedia Workshop will focus on Watercolor, Gouache, Acrylic Gouache, and Watercolor Mediums, as well as Stonehenge Aqua and Yupo papers, and an assortment of General Pencil materials.

At the end of the workshop, you will receive a $10 voucher for Holbein, Legion, and General Pencil Products at Kensington Art Supply.

JUN

8

Saturday
10 am – 4 pm

$125

Large and Loose

with Connie Geerts

Join artist Connie Geerts in this intense, and exciting one-day workshop!

Get your whole body moving! Loosen up your method of painting by tackling two large paintings in one day, one with a warm up, the other with the subject of your choice! You will learn how to get your ideas down quickly and accurately in a large format, and how to develop a more painterly style. Connie will cover topics such as: mark-making, colour choices, design, and more.

Stretch your body and your creative abilities in this fun, supportive class. All skill levels welcome!

JUN

13

Thursday
6 pm – 9 pm

$85

Bob Ross® Horizons 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 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, and learn how to use different painting tools with oil paint to create a colourful mountain scene!

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!”

JUN

15

Saturday
9:30 am – 4 pm

$125

Linear Perspective

with Yulia Tsinko

Join Yulia Tsinko for this one-day workshop focused on mastering linear perspective!

Consisting of mini-lectures, demos and a variety of exercises, Yulia will cover the main principles of perspective, including drawing in 1, 2, and 3-point perspective.

You will also investigate several specific problems, such as drawing curves and circles in perspective, and how to find a center line/point in perspective. The course will be tailored to each participant’s individual needs and if any perspective problems arise, it will be given particular attention. This workshop is for artists of all levels and no prior experience is required.

JUN

20

Thursday
6 pm – 9 pm

$75

Atmospheric Perspective

with Yulia Tsinko

Join Yulia Tsinko in this workshop dedicated to unlocking the secrets of creating depth and atmosphere in your landscapes! Through hands-on instruction and guided practice, you’ll learn how to masterfully manipulate colour, value, and contrast to convey distance and dimension in your artwork.

Through a series of engaging exercises and small studies, you’ll have the opportunity to put these principles into practice and refine your landscape painting skills. You’re welcome to use acrylic, oil (solvent-free), or watercolour paints, making it accessible to a wide range of mediums.

Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the fundamentals or an experienced artist seeking to take your work to new heights, this workshop is suitable for artists of all levels. 

JUN

22

Saturday
10 am – 4 pm

$125

Layered Expressions

with Nadine Johnson

Have you ever wondered how artists achieve depth and richness in their paintings? If so, join us for Layered Expressions with Nadine Johnson. In this full-day experience, Nadine will unveil the importance and impact of layers in visual storytelling and the mulitple ways in which this can be done. Working on paper, you will be exploring painting, collage, mark-making, and textures through a varied selection of mediums and tools. Discover how to identify and appreciate what truly captivates you in your creative endeavors.

Whether you are an experienced artist or someone looking to have fun with new techniques, this workshop promises a day of inspiration, creativity, and artistic growth. Reserve your spot now for a day filled with layered expressions and joyful exploration!

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