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

4

Saturday
9 am – 4 pm

$85

Coloured Pencil

with Sherry Telle

Join Sherry Telle in this exciting full day coloured pencil workshop!

In this class you will learn the basics of coloured pencil and tips and tricks to get you started. You will learn details regarding the different brands of coloured pencil, how they work, and the best papers to use for this versatile medium! Sherry will take you step by step how to layer and lift coloured pencils, various methods of blending, solvents and how to use them, burnishing, and how to create texture.

This class will give you all the tools, knowledge, and skills to take your coloured pencil artwork to the next level! 

DEC

5

Sunday
9 am – 12 pm

$65

Alcohol Ink Abstract Landscapes

with Sherry Telle

Back by popular Demand!

Join Sherry Telle in this exciting 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!

SOLD OUT!

DEC

5

Sunday
1 pm – 4 pm

$65

Alcohol Ink Christmas Cards

with Sherry Telle

Back by popular demand!

Join Sherry Telle in this exciting 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 to create magical winter scenes! Send your favourite people holiday cards with original artwork!

This class is designed for those with some experience with alcohol inks.

SOLD OUT!

DEC

6

Monday
6 pm – 9 pm

$65

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 and board and other surfaces as well. Supplies are included and you will have a bevy of coloured papers to take home with you.

SOLD OUT!

DEC

11

Saturday
10 am – 4 pm

$120

Narrative Collage

with Connie Geerts

Join artist Connie Geerts in this unique and exciting mixed media collage workshop!

Narrative Collage is putting together painting, cut out images, and words into combinations that can be beautiful, disturbing or just plain fun!  You won’t be able to stop with just one!  It is a great way to express yourself in a entertaining and often surprising manner.  Using old photos, text, letters, magazines, patterns and more we will learn how to put imagery together with paint, words and drawing to create compelling stories.  We are going to have fun in this one!  Don’t forget your scissors!

DEC

18

Saturday
9 am – 4 pm

$85

Watercolour Textures

with Sherry Telle

Join Sherry Telle in this exciting full-day Watercolour Workshop!

In this class you will learn how to create stunning textures in your watercolour artworks with various tools and techniques!

You will learn how to use salt, palette knives, sponges, masking techniques, and wax resists in order to add unique dimension to your paintings. Sherry will also take you step by step through spatter techniques, stamping, scraping and scoring to take your watercolours up a notch!

JAN

8

Saturday
10:00 am – 3:30 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

13

Thursday
6 pm – 9 pm

$85

Bob Ross® Evening 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 beautiful waterfall scene, in just a few hours!

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

15

Saturday
9:30 am – 4:30 pm

$85

Drawing for Beginners, and Anyone Else

with Ralph Temple

Join Artist Ralph Temple and explore the foundations of drawing! You will learn all the basic principles and development of spatial illusion. Ralph will take you step-by-step through perspective, composition, contrast, texture, gesture and style in detail. Learning to draw is an enriching experience that anyone can benefit from regardless of the product, sign up today!

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

15

Saturday
10 am – 4 pm

$120

Horses

with Connie Geerts

Join artist Connie Geerts in this unique and exciting full-day workshop!

Learn a step-by-step process to design and paint horses in this one day workshop!  Connie will break down how to create an accurate drawing of a horse and then demonstrate how to paint it in a loose painterly style.  Bring along your own photo or use one of the images supplied.  This workshop is good for the beginner as well as the experienced painter.  Come join us in this fun supportive class!

JAN

16

Sunday
1 pm – 3:30 pm

$45

See it, Sketch it

with Donna Jo Massie

Join artist Donna Jo Massie in this exciting ONLINE winter landscape watercolour workshop!

Snow! ‘Tis the season to learn to paint snow in the mountains and trees! Donna Jo Massie will show you step-by-step how to render light on snow to create beautiful winter scenes.

Donna Jo will guide you through two winter paintings:  a winter mountain landscape and snow on trees. She will demonstrate each step for you to follow along to create a finished painting! A supply list will be provided upon registration, then you bring the enthusiasm!

JAN

19

Wednesday
6 pm – 9 pm

$45

The heART of Journaling

with Louise Gallagher

Join artist, writer, and story-teller Louise Gallagher for an exhilarating dive into the world of Art Journaling. This mixed media course is designed for the curious and experienced creative. Throughout the evening this workshop will introduce you to the basics of Art Journaling and its many fun and healing benefits.

You will discover how to express your thoughts and feelings through words and images as you learn to let go of the drive for ‘perfection’ and jump into playing with paint, paper, images and more to create meaningful and unique pages in your distinctive journal.

A supply list will be provided after registration.

JAN

22

Saturday
9:30 am – 4 pm

$145

Bob Ross® Winter Paradise 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 of a winter mountain scene, in just a few hours!

You will be shown in a step-by-step manner how to prepare a white gesso 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

Saturday
1 pm – 4:30 pm

$65

Asemic Writing

with Gloria Gelo

Asemic writing is a wordless semantic form of writing that often has the appearance of abstract calligraphy. These visual elements are personal, distinct and open to interpretation. In this workshop, you will be creating your own visual language for use in mixed media art, or as a meditative practice.

Using a variety of tools, papers and inks, you will experiment with various approaches to asemic writing and gestural mark-making. The result will be a selection of beautiful collage paper that is uniquely yours.

JAN

27

Thursday
6 pm – 9 pm

$85

Bob Ross® Winter's Grace 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 peaceful winter scene, in just a few hours!

You will be shown in a step-by-step manner how to prepare a white gesso 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!”

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