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Arts Instructors in the Region of Durham

Visual Art

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Painting Classes

Hi-Sook Barker  - Pickering
Watercolour painting
All students welcomed

Shelley Beach  - Haliburton
Haliburton, ON

Diana Bullock, Stouffville
Available for workshops in mixed media, Sumi-e [Japanese ink paintings], watercolour and basics in drawing and creativity.

Diane Huson - Whitby
Watercolours, oil, and acrylic.
Adult students welcome in my home studio.

Michael Jack - Whitby
905 668 2990
Watercolour, drawing, cartooning,
printmaking and stencilling crafts.
Home-based lessons for both adults,
children. grades 4 to 12.

Judith Jewer - Pickering | see workshops
905 839 7816

Catherine Mills - Pickering
Oil and acrylic painting, drawing

Oshawa Art Association
Gallery 67, Oshawa
67 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa
Kids Unplugged ages 8-12
Mondays 10 to noon or 1:30 to 3:30 m
Learning to use imagination, creativity and fun to experience art.

Inese Poga - Whitby | see workshops
905 493 3143
ART plus LIFE Studio-Gallery
artist Inese Poga, MA, more than 35 years in art instruction
Drawing, sketching, watercolor, daytime and evening class for youth and adults
Acrylic landscape elements and floral, textured acrylic evening class for youth and adults
Private drawing, watercolor and acrylic painting classes, also portfolio
Studio open every day between 12 and 5 pm, see special hours on the website

Sarah Shaw - Whitby
Sarah ShawSarah Shaw runs a home based art studio offering weekly art lessons to children (ages 6 and up) and adults in all mediums.
She also offers special events, birthday parties, adult painting parties, commissioned artwork and more!
Registration is always open.
Please visit the website for details.
905-431-1625 |
see workshops

Marissa Sweet SCA - Oshawa
Elected Member of Society of Canadian Artists'
Workshops in Mixed Media, Acrylic and Oil
To register and find class schedule please visit Marissa Sweet SCA

Group Workshops

Ajax Creative Arts, Ajax
Latcham Gallery, Stouffville

Oshawa Art Association
Station Gallery, Whitby
Visual Arts Centre, Clarington

Crafts and Jewellery Making Classes

Janice Brown

Lis Simpson  - Mt. Albert 905.473.1711
Torch/kiln-worked glass, wirework jewelry Adult students welcomeds

Ronald Peter ~ Pen and Ink
Ronald Peter
For all the details, rates and to sign up for this course, contact Blue Heron Studio at:

Photography/ Photoshop

Rosemarie Sood PROFEX IMAGES
Photography workshops (private or small groups) as well as Adobe Photoshop lessons to help people gain the skills to work with digital photos on the computer.

Stuart Blower - Uxbridge
710 Foster Drive, Uxbridge, ON
L9P 1R2905 852 2729

Wood Carving

WhitevaleClasses in wood carving, painting, knitting, garden accessories plus. During the month of August
Or contact Lloyd Thomas at

Stone Sculpture Classes

Gordon Reidt - Pickering
Stone Sculpture Classes
Home based Sculpture Classes are being offered for beginners and intermediate level students. Learn to work with various hand tools to release your subject from the stone ! No experience necessary. Type of stone provided will be geared to the student’s comfort level.
Classes are held Wednesday afternoons from 2 - 5 pm.
Call for more information - Gordon Reidt: 905.427.1847

Stuart Blower - Uxbridge
Stone Carving
Introduction to carving tools and techniques (soapstone for beginners)
710 Foster Drive, Uxbridge, ON
L9P 1R2905 852 2729


Liane James MMus BMus - Ajax
Harp lessons for adults and children, beginners welcome, harp rentals available

Kristine Dandavino BMus - Oshawa
Voice and piano lessons for adults and children

Durham Music Camp
We are a day music camp for all ages for students who play: piano, violin, cello, viola, guitar and flute.


Since 1989 PineRidge Arts Council Inc., a non-profit volunteer organization has been dedicated to enhance the quality of life within the community by developing widespread appreciation, support and involvement in the arts.

PineRidge Arts Council
650 Kingston Road
P.O. Box 18258 Steeple Hill Postal Outlet
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1A0

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