Classes for 2019


Watercolor Magic

with Josslyn Meyers (BFA, B.ED)

Focusing on mastering the transparent washes and glazes in watercolor painting, this class will also explore composition and color theory as you work on a subject of your choice.

Dates: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
April 2, 9, 16, 23

Cost: $90, material fee $15

Material list if required for class: A basic watercolor set with brushes and paper set of watercolors - cadmium yellow light, cadmium red, rose madder, cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, paynes grey, yellow ochre, raw sienna, burnt umber, Chinese white. Brushes - watercolor synthetic set, four sheets of 140 lb. watercolor paper, board for painting upon, tape. Student watercolour paper will be available for purchase

Introduction to Acrylics for the beginner or the experienced

Instructor: Barry Strasbourg-Thompson BFA

Introduce new or returning students to the basics of acrylic paint, mediums and tools. Fun projects are assigned to learn to apply these basics. Students will be encouraged to have fun and create acrylic paintings on subjects that they love.

Class size: 5 to 9 students Date Wednesdays Time: 12.30 to 2.30pm April 3, 10, 17,24 May 1,8,15,22 and June 5,12,19,26

Cost per student: 85.00/4 weeks Material fees: $20.00

Iron Oxide in Nanaimo (10% discount if you mention this course)..Michael's (buy with their coupons) or Opus Art Supplies.

Material list for Acrylics  

Assorted canvas Michael's or Dollarama Synthetic brushes at least 3 sizes flats..Art store or Goats on the Roof.

3" and 2" hardware store paint brushes. 2 plastic scrapers Home Hardware Paper towels 2 water cans..yogurt/margarene containers Plastic palette round Michaels Golden Acrylic paint..Phthalo blue rs..Quinacridone Magenta.. Hansa yellow light...Carbon black....Titanium white Golden acrylic gloss medium..any quantity Color wheel..Iron Oxide..Michaels or Opus Value from Liquitex Sketch book Assorted pencils Apron

Oil Painting Workshop with Joanne Purdy

Each month, come and create a different painting — explore and learn new techniques with each workshop such as texture, composition, atmosphere etc. Join Joanne as she walks you step by step through the process from blank canvas to finished masterpiece!

Once a month, 3 individual workshops

Dates: Saturdays
April 13, 2019
May 11, 2019
June 15, 2019

Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Cost per student: $100 (all supplies included)
Bring a lunch, beverage and snack

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Pointed Brush Writing

with Carolynn Dallaire

Pointed brush lettering is a wonderful contemporary form of handwriting. Using a round brush and watercolors, we will focus on the lower case letters of the alphabet during the first two mornings of the class followed by exploring capitals and project or two during the last two sessions. Learn to make thick and thin strokes and experiment with various forms of lettering.

Let’s play with lettering!

Dates: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Cost: $100

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Women in Transition

Exploring the heroine’s journey through doll making with Debbie Douez and Sita Then

As a woman, we go through numerous transition throughout our lives. As we mature we do our best to age with as much grace as we can muster, accumulating wisdom along the way.

Come and explore your unique stories of transition utilizing the artfulness of doll making and the power of myth. Together we will celebrate our ever changing roles, explore what will enrich us now and what we need to carry us into our futures.

Dates: Date: Saturday, April 27th Time: 10am - 2pm (bring a lunch!) Cost: $85 plus a $10 material fee paid to instructors.
Class size 5 - 9
Material list: Please bring along any additional cloth/material or found objects that are special to you

Bring a lunch/snacks


Relief Sculpture Workshop 1

with Joanne Purdy

You will learn to create a beautiful floral relief sculpture in this step by step informative workshop. Open to 6 students to allow one-on-one instruction, demonstrations will also be given throughout the class. All levels welcome.

Date: May 25th & 26th, 2019
Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm each day (30 min lunch break)

Cost: $350.00 (all materials supplied)
Bring your lunch, snacks and beverages

with Melva Peters

Come and create 9 different sampler squares using stamps, ink, and paper. You can frame them in a
12" x 12 " frame (not provided) (background card stock is provided) All pieces will be pre-cut and ready for you to stamp and assemble!  
Some adhesive will be provided, but please plan to bring your favorite adhesive for your personal use.

Date: June 3, 2019
Time: 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost per student: $50 plus material fee per person: $10
Material list: Adhesive - either Tape Runner or Glue Stick. I will have some for purchase.


Fun with Papier Mache Workshop

with Maggie Wouterloot

Papier Mache is for everyone! Discover the many uses of this inexpensive and accessible medium. This day-long workshop will include a brief history of papier mache; useful techniques and materials and hands-on experience.

Date: June 1st, 2019
Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm
Cost: $40 per student, material fee: $10


Relief Sculpture Workshop 2

You will learn to create a beautiful floral relief sculpture in this step by step informative workshop. Open to 6 students to allow one-on-one instruction, demonstrations will also be given throughout the class. All levels welcome.

Date: June 22 & 23, 2019
Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm with 30 minute lunch break
Cost: $350.00 (all materials supplied)
Bring your lunch, snacks and beverages

On going classes


Art Explorations for kids

Come and create fantastic shapes and designs from around the world!

Let’s go on an adventure!

Kids will discover the rich world of creative design through exploration of geometric and organic shapes while being inspired by the art of Ireland, North America and India, countries rich in color! Explore using various materials, stories and artists in history and practice your skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.

Two age groups offered

Dates: WEDNESDAYS for ages 5-8 years, group of 4 classes —- May 1 -, 8, 15, 22

THURSDAYS for ages 9-12 years, group of 4 classes— , May 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: 3:30pm-5pm Cost: $60 plus $15 material fee

Josslyn has taught youth to university and is an accomplished and award winning artist.

Open Studio Printmaking

Facilitators: Dorothy Friesen and Lottie Anderson    

Open Studio is available to those who have taken a printmaking class or who are already familiar with printmaking.  Bring in all those ideas you can't fit into your own workshop and work independently.

Date(s): Monday Tuesday Wednesday

Class size: 5

Time offered: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Drop in fee: $15.00

Supplies available from instructor or bring your own supplies   ONLY non-toxic inks and materials.

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Art with Barry for Seniors

Learn or keep learning how to paint with Barry Strasbourg-Thompson BFA, an experienced Seniors Art Instructor retired from the Veterans' Health Centre in Ottawa. Improve your life and health by regularly practicing art. Easy to follow lessons are fun and will increase your happy social time.

Dates:  Friday mornings ongoing class runs the first 4 Fridays of every month.  

Now offering a Friday Afternoon Class 1:00 to 4:pm

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00
Cost per student: $50   
Cost of material fee per person: $20.00