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!

MAY

21

Saturday
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

$45

Loosen Up!

with Michael Downs

Are you tired of trying to create precise depictions of photographs? Do you want to paint to capture mood, light and colour? In this two-hour workshop Michael Downs will show you how to loosen up your tight or detailed approach to painting, and demonstrate how to create a more impressionistic style.

Fun and incredibly informative, Michael will offer many great insights into the impressionistic process that great artists have used for centuries. He will demonstrate how to create loose and spontaneous paintings. Michael will show you that you can trust his advice and your intuition and put these methods to work to create painterly masterpieces.

MAY

26

Thursday
6 pm – 9 pm

$85

Bob Ross® Misty Waterfall 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 white gesso canvas with oil paint, create special effects, experience the art of mixing colour, 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 or learn a new skill and have a great time! As Bob always said, “There are no mistakes, just happy little accidents!”

MAY

28

Saturday
9 am – 4 pm

$85

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!

MAY

29

Sunday
10 am – 4 pm

$120

Abstracted Realism

with Connie Geerts

Join artist Connie Geerts for this mixed-media workshop!

In this full-day workshop you will focus on exploring a variety of ways to abstract your imagery while maintaining a recognizable subject.  Connie will cover when to use play, intuition, and discernment to create interesting surfaces, how to begin with the silhouette, use collage to refine your forms, what to leave out, and much, much more. 

Join us for this exciting, fast moving class!  

JUN

4

Saturday
10 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.

JUN

11

Saturday
9:30 am – 4 pm

$145

Bob Ross® Mountain Hideaway 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 beautiful 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 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 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!”

JUN

11

Saturday
10 am – 4 pm

$120

Waterfalls

with Connie Geerts

Join artist Connie Geerts for this mixed-media workshop!

In this full-day workshop Connie will take you step-by-step through the process of painting a rushing waterfall! Connie will cover how to begin with a strong value sketch, how use layers to render realistic water, painting trees, the geometry of rocks, and much more! Bring a lunch, sketchbook, and camera to record what you learn. Most importantly, bring yourself and all your energy!

ALL SUPPLIES ARE INCLUDED!

Join us for this fun and supportive class!  

JUN

18

Saturday
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

$45

Loosen Up!

with Michael Downs

Are you tired of trying to create precise depictions of photographs? Do you want to paint to capture mood, light and colour? In this two-hour workshop Michael Downs will show you how to loosen up your tight or detailed approach to painting, and demonstrate how to create a more impressionistic style.

Fun and incredibly informative, Michael will offer many great insights into the impressionistic process that great artists have used for centuries. He will demonstrate how to create loose and spontaneous paintings. Michael will show you that you can trust his advice and your intuition and put these methods to work to create painterly masterpieces.

JUN

25

Saturday
9 am – 4 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.

JUL

16

Saturday
10 am – 4 pm

$120

Bears!

with Connie Geerts

Join artist Connie Geerts for this workshop exploring Bears!

Connie will take you step-by-step through individual instruction and demonstrations how to design your own painting of a bear! Paint your choice of either a brown or black bear using your own reference photo or choose from those provided.  You will cover form, how to paint realistic fur, noses, and light-filled eyes.  In addition, Connie will also cover how and why to add abstract elements to the painting.  Topics discussed will include design, personal style, use of colour, and more!

Come join us in this fun and supportive class!

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