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!

SEP

22

Wednesday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

$45

Louise Gallagher-the heART of Journaling

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.

SOLD OUT!

OCT

2

Saturday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

$85

Watercolours with Ralph Temple

with Ralph Temple

Join Artist Ralph Temple and explore the basics of painting in watercolour, the most accessible medium to paint with! From start to finish, topics cover the fundamental aspects of preparation, composition, sequencing, and painting techniques. This course is intended for those with a basic understanding of drawing and colour theory. 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.

SOLD OUT!

OCT

2+3

Saturday + Sunday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

$195

Capturing Personality in Pastel

with Jane Romanishko

Join Jane Romanishko in this exciting workshop: Capturing Personality in Pastel! This workshop is designed for strong beginners or students who want to improve their pastel and portraiture skills. 

This easy going and informative 2-day workshop will teach you all the steps and techniques of painting a character portrait in pastel from reference materials. Jane will discuss the basic structure of the head and the features of the face while providing many tips on how to achieve likeness in your portraiture. The first day will include charcoal and drawing exercises.
 
The second day you will dive into painting a character from reference. Jane will discuss good design, colour temperature and accurate drawing.  Jane will demonstrate the principals of portraiture, which are applicable on any subject matter. Using important foundations of painting, such as composition, value, pattern, colour, texture, and edges, Jane will teach you how to bring your references to life!

OCT

3

Sunday
9 am – 4 pm

$125

Abstraction: An Introduction to Gestalt Theory

with Connie Geerts

Abstraction: An introduction to Gestalt Theory with artist Connie Geerts.


This is the superpower of a good design.  In this full day class, students will study  how the human mind perceives things and how you can use the Gestalt principals to make strong abstracted images. With plenty of one-on-one instruction, you will learn how to apply these principals to your paintings in order to influence the viewer’s experience.

OCT

6-27

Wednesday’s
1 pm – 4 pm

$180

Abstracted Realism

with Connie Geerts

Take your paintings beyond realism in this course with artist Connie Geerts

Over 4 weeks you will learn many ways to approach abstracting an image.  You will work with reference photos to abstract landscape, people, animals or whichever subject matter you choose.  You will try various mixed media techniques and learn how to begin when creating from imagination.  Come ready to play in this fun and supportive class!

OCT

6

Wednesday
6 pm – 9 pm

$45

Negative Painting with Watercolour

with Sherry Telle

Join Sherry Telle in this unique and information watercolour workshop!

Use negative painting, the art of using negative space to create form and structure, to create amazing layered artwork! Find the positivity through unique abstract painting techniques and create dynamic backgrounds in this information evening workshop!

OCT

7

Thursday
6 pm – 9 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.

SOLD OUT!

OCT

14

Thursday
6 pm – 9 pm

$85

Bob Ross® Landscape Oil Painting

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 waterfall in the woods in just a few hours!

You will be shown in a step-by-step manner how to prepare a black gesso canvas with liquid clear, 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!”

OCT

21

Thursday
6 pm – 9 pm

$85

Bob Ross® Mountain Landscape Oil Painting

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 happy clouds above a frosted mountain landscape 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, experience the art of mixing colour, learn how to use different brush strokes to create free flowing clouds and vegetation. You will also make friends with a painting knife by learning different techniques to create a happy little mountain scene!

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!”

OCT

27

Wednesday
6:00 pm – 9:00 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.

NOV

13

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.

NOV

27

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.

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