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!

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

11

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.

FEB

11

Saturday
10 am – 4 pm

$95

Chickadee on Black

with Sherry Telle

Join Sherry Telle in this exciting coloured pencil workshop!

Sherry will take you step-by-step through working with coloured pencil on black paper. Creating dimensional artwork on black paper is an entirely new experience! Sherry will cover things such as building dimension, retaining highlights and lowlights, as well as fundamental coloured pencil techniques!

This workshop will get your brain thinking in a completely new way, and the results are absolutely worth it!

FEB

18

Saturday
9 am – 12 pm

$55

Monoprinting

with Gloria Gelo

Create personal one-of-a-kind monoprints with a variety of techniques, tools and materials.

This three-hour workshop will introduce you to the basics of monoprinting as you experiment with several different methods. We will work with a limited palette and build a limited run of printed paintings.

Jump in and learn something new!

ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED!

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

18

Saturday
1 pm – 4 pm

$55

Monoprinting

with Gloria Gelo

Create personal one-of-a-kind monoprints with a variety of techniques, tools and materials.

This three-hour workshop will introduce you to the basics of monoprinting as you experiment with several different methods. We will work with a limited palette and build a limited run of printed paintings.

Jump in and learn something new!

ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED!

FEB

25

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!

FEB

25

Saturday
10 am – 4 pm

$95

Watercolour Tips and Tricks

with Sherry Telle

Join Sherry Telle in this class focusing on expanding your knowledge of watercolours, and useful information to enhance your watercolour skills!

Designed for those who have some experience with watercolours, Sherry will cover topics such as lifting tricks, spatter screens, wash techniques for smooth or variegated washes, palette knife textures and elements, as well as paper types and quality. She will also cover paint brands and qualities, brush types and uses, and how to prep your paper for the perfect technique!

Join us for this very informative class! 

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!”

FEB

27

AND

MAR

6

Monday’s
6 pm – 9 pm

$95

Drawing: A Fresh Approach

with Doug Smith

Join Doug Smith on Monday, February 27 and Monday, March 6 for an exciting hands-on workshop with lots of drawing!

Split over two evenings, Doug will take you step-by-step through a systematic approach to capture shapes, key elements, shapes, and details using photos as a reference. With lots of open discussion and advice, Doug will cover topics such as perspective, point of view, volume and form, as well as developing your point of view as an artist. Through brief examples, Doug will demonstrate and emphasize these key points with lots of examples to explore and analyze.

If you are ready for a fun, intuitive, and informative workshop with lots of progress through a variety of your own drawings, then this is for you!

MAR

4

Saturday
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!

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!”

MAR

25

Saturday
10 am – 4 pm

$120

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!

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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