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!

FEB

24

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!

FEB

25

Sunday
9 am – 4 pm

$85

The Martini

with Sharlene Arseneau

Join artist Sharlene Arseneau for this fun class painting a whimsical Martini designed by Holly Hanley!

Have a day of fun creating and exploring painting and texturizing techniques to create a wonderful piece of art. Sharlene will take you step-by-step from creating a textural, moody background to a completed painting full of light and colour. Topics covered include how to use a dark background and bright highlights to create dimension, adding colour with dry-brushing and wet-on-wet blending and a few other little tricks and techniques to create a masterpiece.

Come out and enjoy creating from a blank canvas to a finished artwork all in one day!

FEB

25

Sunday
10 am – 4 pm

$145

Bob Ross® Arctic Winter Day 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 beautiful arctic mountain scene with a cabin 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!”

MAR

2

Saturday
9 am – 5 pm

$140

Pet Portraits in Oil

with Emma Rach-Syslak

Join artist Emma Rach-Syslak for this one-day immersive oil painting experience!

Emma will show you how to immortalize your beloved pets or explore the expressive world of animal portraiture. Using oil paint Emma will teach you how to visually understand and render different textures and nuances of expression in animals. This workshop provides a hands on opportunity to create lasting memories through art.

MAR

2

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.

MAR

3

Sunday
9:30 am – 4 pm

$135

The Prairies in Watercolour

with Brittney Tough

Join artist Brittney Tough in a colourful Watercolour Workshop and learn how to paint an iconic Canadian prairie scene!

The combination of big skies and vibrant fields of the prairies offers the perfect subject to learn landscape principles and watercolour techniques. Brittney will cover topics such as basic colour theory, tone and value, how to layer watercolour, creating nuanced colour, and rendering beautiful, dark shadows.

Brittney will demonstrate each step to create this luminous prairie scene and provide personalized guidance throughout the workshop.

MAR

7

Thursday
6 pm – 9 pm

$85

Bob Ross® Secluded Forest 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 secluded forest scene, 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 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

9

Saturday
9 am – 5 pm

$85

Red Red Wine

with Sharlene Arseneau

Join artist Sharlene Arseneau for this fun class painting a luscious and sparkling glass of red wine in acrylic designed by Holly Hanley!

Have a day of fun creating and exploring painting and texturizing techniques to create a wonderful piece of art. Sharlene will take you step-by-step from creating a textured, moody background to a completed painting full of light and colour. Topics covered include how to use a dark background and bright highlights to create dimension, adding colour with dry-brushing and wet-on-wet blending and a few other little tricks and techniques to create a masterpiece.

This workshop is designed as an easy to follow, step-by-step class with ample learning oportunities for painters of all levels. Come out and enjoy creating from a blank canvas to a finished artwork all in one day!

MAR

9

Saturday
10 am – 4 pm

$125

Deconstructed Realism

with Connie Geerts

Join artist Connie Geerts in this fun, full-day workshop!

Are you eager to expand your painting horizons and venture beyond realism? In this course, Connie will guide you through the process of skillfully breaking down traditional realism while seamlessly infusing your work with playful abstracted elements.

The result? A wonderfully expressive and engaging finished painting that truly reflects your artistic vision.

Expand your horizons in this fun, supportive class. All skill levels welcome!

MAR

10

Sunday
9:30 am – 4 pm

$135

Unleash your Realistic Spirit

with Brittney Tough

Join artist Brittney Tough in a colourful Watercolour Workshop and get ready to let go!

Challenge yourself to loosen up to create a large-scale realistic watercolour painting in one day! Using a full sheet of watercolour paper, large brushes, and a limited colour palette, you will leave with a painting you will be proud to share!

Brittney will guide you through a series of steps that will encourage you to express your inner child through colour and bold brush strokes to create the foundation of your painting. Next, you will work towards defining your image through a variety of watercolour techniques Brittney will demonstrate along the way. You will end your day with final details revealing your large watercolour painting.

*Some elements will need to be completed before your class. Brittney will provide instructions one-week prior to the beginning of this workshop.

MAR

14

Thursday
6 pm – 9 pm

$90

Alcohol Ink Zendoodle

with Sherry Telle

Join Sherry Telle in this creative Alcohol Ink Workshop!

In this class you will learn how to take your alcohol inks to the next level! Sherry will teach you how best to add line, form, and structure to your alcohol ink artwork. Bring along anything you have made already, but don’t worry, Sherry will guide you through inking and drawing even if you’ve never touched alcohol ink before! You will learn the basics of alcohol inks, as well as how to work with dry alcohol ink and take it up a notch! 

MAR

18

Monday
6 pm – 9 pm

$75

Learn to Draw Glass

with Joel Matthew Warkentin

Join artist Joel Matthew Warkentin in this fun evening workshop focused on drawing glass.

Beginning with tools and techniques, Joel will take you step-by-step through rendering beautifully luminous glass with coloured pencils and ink on black paper. Topics covered include how to interpret form, using reflection and highlights to create depth, how colour affects transparent materials, as well as fundamental drawing techniques which will help you represent any future subject matter.

This workshop is designed for artists of all levels and anyone who is looking to explore new media, or discover new approaches to drawing and using coloured pencils.

MAR

21

Thursday
6 pm – 9 pm

$90

Alcohol Ink Abstract Landscapes

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 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 try this unique medium.

All supplies are included!

MAR

21

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.

MAR

23

Saturday
9:30 am – 4 pm

$125

Whimsical India Ink Landscape Painting

with Yulia Tsinko

Do you want to get better at quick landscape sketches and loosen up your style? Do you want to try your hand at a new medium? Do you love painting landscapes but want to get better at composition, gesture and mark-making? Do you just want to try something new and fun? This unique full-day workshop is for you!

Artist Yulia Tsinko will instruct several introductory ink painting exercises that focus on various landscape elements. Participants will learn to examine line quality, value, gesture, and composition while exploring a variety of expressive ink painting techniques. In addition to learning a simple approach to quickly capturing landscapes, Yulia will also demonstrate various ways of creating rich, emotional images. Participants will also work on balancing line precision with freedom of mark-making, experimentation, and whimsical decorations.

Join Yulia Tsinko for a day of fearless creativity at its best!

MAR

24

Sunday
10 am – 4 pm

$125

Watercolour Palette Knife Painting

with Sherry Telle

Join Sherry Telle in this class all about using palette knives to create unique textures and elements for watercolour paintings!

This workshop is for anyone who would like to learn all the possibilities of combining your palette knife with your watercolour paintings. Sherry will take you step-by-step through various techniques in order to render and create unique elements using your palette knife and a large, soft brush. This fun workshop is designed to take your watercolours and tools to produce a spontaneous look and feel to your paintings.

MAR

24

Sunday
10 am – 4 pm

$145

Bob Ross® Splendor of Winter 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 warm 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, 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!”

MAR

28

Thursday
6 pm – 9 pm

$75

Watercolour Workshop: Landscape Edition

with Yulia Tsinko

Join artist Yulia Tsinko for a unique workshop introducing you to the fascinating world of watercolour landscapes. Whether you have some experience with watercolour and you wish to improve your landscape painting skills, or you have never worked in watercolour before, this workshop is for you!

Yulia will cover basic watercolour techniques including washes, wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry painting skills, adding expression with out-of-the-box tools, how to render light, dimension, and form in landscape paintings, as well as focused attention on painting and representing trees.

Join Yulia for an informative workshop and develop specific skills to paint your next landscape!

APR

4

Through

MAY

2

Thursdays
6 pm – 9 pm

No class April 18

$175

Landscape Elements Painting Course

with Yulia Tsinko

Join Yulia Tsinko for a unique, intensive 4-session multi-media painting workshop. Beginning Thursday, April 4 and continuing to Thursday, May 2.

Drawing from both her natural sciences and painting background, Yulia will guide you through the main elements of a successful landscape painting. Participants will investigate, in detail, skies and clouds, trees and foliage, water and reflections, and atmospheric perspective. During the course, Yulia will focus on composition, sketching for painting, and how to bring every element together for luscious details in your landscape painting. Special attention will be given to colour gradations, values, and mark-making corresponding to each landscape element. Yulia will demonstration these techniques and elements in a variety of mediums including: oil, acrylic, and watercolor, depending on participants’ preferences.

Whether you are a seasoned artist looking to expand on your knowledge or a complete beginner, you’ll be right at home. You will walk away with new found skills and understanding of the natural world.

APR

13

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!

APR

14

Sunday
9 am – 5 pm

$95

Bellflower Oil Blending

with Sharlene Arseneau

Join artist Sharlene Arseneau for this full-day class all about Oil Blending Techniques and create these gorgeous blue bellflowers designed by Willow Wolfe!

Sharlene will take you in-depth to explore the wonderful blendability of Cobra Water-Mixable Oil Paints. That’s correct! Water-mixable, no chemicals for thinning paint or cleaning brushes required!

Have fun learning the basics techniques of oil blending to create this stunning piece of artwork for yourself. Sharlene will take you step-by-step through all the basics for preparing the background of your surface, transferring patterns, and how to create these beautiful flowers using three basic methods of blending (pat blending, chisel blending and stipple blending).

Open to painters of all levels, you will have plenty of hands-on experience with Cobra Water-Mixable Oil paints. A supply list will be emailed upon registration.

APR

14

Sunday
9:30 am – 4 pm

$135

Expressive India Ink Figure Painting

with Yulia Tsinko

Do you want to get better at quick sketches and loosen up your style? Do you want to try your hand at a new medium? Do you love drawing the figure from life but want to improve your gesture drawing? Do you just want to try something new and fun? This unique full-day workshop is for you!

Fearless creativity at its best! Yulia will take you through several FUNdamental figure drawing exercises that will hone in on various aspects of quickly capturing human form from both photo references and a live nude model. You will examine line quality, value, gesture and composition while exploring a variety of expressive ink painting techniques.

In addition to learning a simple approach to quickly capturing the figure, various ways of creating rich, emotional images and telling a story will be investigated. You will also work on balancing line precision with freedom of mark-making and whimsical decorations. At the conclusion of the workshop, you will receive a handout summarizing what Yulia has outlined.

This workshop is for artists of all levels and no prior experience with ink is required. While prior figure drawing experience would be helpful, it is also not required.

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!

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 their instruction with short demonstrations, individual attention, and plenty of time for exploration! Come join the adventure!

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

15-29

Thursdays
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

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.

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

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.

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

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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