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Keith Thirgood

June 14, 15, 16, 17 ~ Keith Thirgood

Ottawa Valley Art Retreat
Great scenery, instruction & accommodation
6:00pm 3:00pm
Plein Air Art Retreat in Ottawa Valley
949 Lake Clear Road, Eganville, K0J 1T0

August 2,3,4,5,6,7, 2018 ~ Keith Thirgood

Canoe-in Art Retreat Kawartha Highlands
12:00pm 3:00pm
Plein Air Art Retreat in Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park. Great scenery, instruction & canoe provided.
Long Lake Rd, Aspley, K0L 1A0
647-551-3387 |

September 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6, 2018 ~ Keith Thirgood

Killarney Art Retreat 6:00pm  9:00am
Plein Air rt Retreat in Killarney, great scenery, instruction & accommodations
1086 Lake St, Sudbury, P0P 2H0
647-551-3387 |

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

Judith Jewer

Art Lessons with Judith Jewer 905-839-7816
Blog of Student Work:

Ajax Creative Arts

Ajax artist, Allan O’Marra will teach you how to paint a realistic portrait and achieve an accurate likeness using the “grid” method. With a photo image he will provide—or one of your own choosing—he will instruct you on gridding the reference and canvas and beginning your portrait with a precise pencil base drawing followed by instruction on acrylic under-painting and then final paint application. This workshop is appropriate for all skill levels from novice to pro. A moderate art supplies list will be provided —that includes acrylic paints, brushes and a canvas, that you will be required to purchase. Workshop will take place on Sunday, February 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with lunch break).
Learn how to paint that realistic portrait you’ve always wanted to create with the help of an award-winning, seasoned professional.

Please contact Kim Johnson at to reserve your space in this class, or add your name to the sign-up sheet at the club. Payment is due by Wednesday January 24. Cheque is the preferred method of payment and can dropped off in the box in the library. If you are paying cash. please DO NOT leave in the box, but give directly to Kim or Estelle.

A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtWater Colour is Thursday 9:30am – 12:30pm
Acrylic Painting is Wednesday night 7 -9pm
Stained Glass is Tuesday 7:00 -9:30pm
Kids Yoga is Thursday 5:00 – 5:45pm
Quilting is Monday and Tuesday mornings 10am – 2pm
Ballroom Dancing is Returning the first week of May
Book Club is once a month on Wednesday 1:30 – 2:30pm
Photography is Wednesday evenings 4-6pm and 7-9pm
Please see the Website for all class details!
Remember you can sign up on line

See more info and sign-up at:
We have a few workshops coming up, Needle Felting with Helen Firing on April 22, 10:00am – 4:00 pm and Watercolour Batik with Linda Virio on May 12th, 10:00am – 4:00pm. Tony Johnson’s next workshop is April 22, 10:00am – 4:00pm.
For those of you who can’t come out through the day, our new evening Watercolour teacher is Stephen Snider. Class starts Tuesday May 8th, 6:00 -8:30pm. Reserve your spot.
Kids Drama Class is on going so kids can join in anytime (upon registration) every Monday evening at 6:30 for 5-12 year olds and 7:30 for 13 and up. Children’s Yoga is on Thursday evenings at 5-5:45, call to register your young ones.
The Drama Club production is on May 7, 2018 at Newcastle Public School. Doors open at 7:00pm. Donations accepted. Drama Classes are continuing Monday evenings for ages 5-12 and 13+ so registration is always open.
We are still looking for feed back or expressions of interest about a possible Paint Night once a month. What night works best for you? How about a Thursday? How about a Paint Night for a shower, girls’ night out or a family get together?
Don’t forget to sign up the kids for Kids PA Day Camp are on April 20th, May 4th, June 8th and June 29th. Class is from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Summer Camp begins July 3rd and runs for a total of 9 Themed weeks. Space will be limited, so please register as soon as possible.

Fran Sancroft


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Station GalleryStation Gallery

1450 Henry Street

Introduction to Impressionistic Watercolour

With Hi-Sook Baker. Watercolour paint is a flexible medium that can generate a variety of visual effects. Under the guidance of Artist Instructor Hi-Sook Baker, you will learn to manipulate this methodic medium to create a glowing impressionistic landscape painting inspired by our great Canadian outdoors!
All levels of experience will be accommodated. *Some materials required Wednesday […] Read More

Studio Pottery – Winter 2018

With Jasmine Moncalvo. Under the guidance of our seasoned and sophisticated instructor Jasmine Moncalvo, beginner and experienced potters alike will explore various methods of hand-building with clay such as pinch pot, slab construction and coiling. Enhance your pieces by experimenting with an array of surface decoration and glazing techniques. All materials included.  New projects each […] Read More

LatchamThe Latcham Gallery

Pre-registration is required.
Call 905-640-8954 or visit the Gallery to register.
The Latcham Gallery
6240 Main Street
Stouffville, ON L4A 1E2

VACLearn At the VAC

for class descriptions
and to register online.


DWACPottery and Art classes
Pickering Recreation Centre
Potters Studio & Arts Centre
1867 Valley Farm Road
Pickering, Ontario
L1V 1Y7

Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery

GeorginaCheck out their workshops and programmes!
149 High Street, Box 1455
Sutton, ON | L0E 1R0
905-722-9587 |


August 20, 21, 23, & 24, 2018 (Four-day class: 9:30-4:30)
September 10, 11, 13, and 14, 2018 ~ Whitevale School of the Arts

Whitevale School of the ArtsHave you ever dreamed of carving a totem pole? In a four day class Lloyd Thomas will take you through that great West Coast adventure. You will start with a 4 ft. cedar pole and using a hatchet and mallet rough out 2 West Coast figures (eagle, bear, raven, wolf, beaver or owl), then progress to using large flat chisels. The detail work continues with a knife, followed by staining and painting, allowing you to go home with a finished pole.
9:30-4:30 | 905-294-1978

A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtEncaustic and Watercolour Batik workshops dates! Make some space on your calendar for these waxy good times - there will be a lot of wax involved.

Wax in candles, wax in your ears? How about using wax for art! Learn how to use wax in ways you never thought you could.

Encaustic Workshop: April 7th, 2018, 10am – 4pm ~ Instructed by Linda Virio

Watercolour Batik Workshop: May 12th, 2018, 10am-4pm

See more info and sign-up at:



OpenStudioLife Drawing @ the Cafe

The cost for 3 hours sessions in Life Drawing is $18. and Still Life is $15.
Michèle Bolton
617 Liverpool Road
Pickering ON L1W1R1
905.420.CAFE (2233)

Shaw StudiosSarah Shaw

Shaw Studio

Sarah 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

Gallery 67
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Oshawa Art Assoc.

Classical Still Life (oils) with Sandy MacKenzie
5 days of instruction – 3 hrs. per day
Sat. Feb. 10, Mon. Feb. 12, Wed. Feb. 14, Mon. Feb. 19, Wed. Feb. 21
10 am to 1 pm all days
Sign-up deadline – Feb. 3rd

Watercolour Street Scene with Bonnie Steinberg
Sun Feb, 11 – 9:30 am to 4 pm
Sign up deadline – Feb. 3

Modern Portraiture with Catherine Mills
Sun. Mar. 4th – 10 am to 5 pm
Sign up deadline – Feb. 25th

Landscape in Water Media with Andrew Sookrah
Watercolour and Acrylic
Sat. Mar. 10 – 10 am to 4 pm
Sign-up Deadline – March 3

Watercolour Batik with Linda Virio
Sun. March 11 – 10 am to 4 pm
Sign up deadline – March 3

Urban Painting in Pastels with Gary Smith
Sun. March 18 - 10 am to 5 pm
Sign up deadline – March 11

Gallery 67
67 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa, On




Theatre 3x60Theatre 3x60

Theatre On The RidgeTheatre on the Ridge

Summer Stages 2018
July & August
Playing on Stage Performance Camps (youth, ages 7 – 15)
Building the Playground Production Skills (youth and adult, 13 & up)
Playmakers Playwriting Workshop (youth and adult, 13 & up)
Pre-Professional Performance Intensive (ages 16 – 21)

Summer Stages is our summer educational theatre program for youth 7 – 21 years & adults. We offer a variety of single week sessions in performance, production skills and playwriting, and a two-week pre-professional performance intensive program. All participants work with trained professionals in all programs to have fun, and develop both theoretical and hands on skills. While we give participants the opportunity to present/display their achievements in a public forum at the end of each session, our focus is on process and personal growth in a supportive collaborative environment.

Playing on Stage: Performance and Stagecraft (1 week session, full days)
In partnership with the Township of Scugog
July 23 – 27 (ages 7 – 12)
July 30 – August 3 (ages 13 – 15)
August 13 – 17 (ages 7 – 12)

Have fun in this playful approach to performance and stagecraft, with a focus on process and personal growth in a supportive collaborative environment! Acting is so much more than delivering the right lines in the right place at the right time and, whether in the ensemble or carrying a leading role, performers need to be versatile, adventurous and open to playing in the rehearsal process to come alive on stage. Come play with Theatre 3×60’s professional theatre instructors through a variety of warm-up, rehearsal and performance techniques that come together on stage at the end of the week in a public presentation. Playing on Stage programs will be held at Town Hall 1873 Centre for the Performing Arts and include attending at least one Port Perry Summer Theatre production. New and experienced performers welcome!

This is a full day specialty summer program in partnership with the Township of Scugog offering introductory theatre skills in the morning and other recreational activities and locations in the afternoon. Program registration & information available through the Scugog Leisure Guide –
Registration opens in May.

Building The Playground: Production Skills (1 week session)
July 2 – 6, 10 am – 4 pm (youth and adult, ages 13 and up)

The set is the actors’ playground and Building the Playground gives participants hands on experience exploring a variety of set decoration, costume and props making techniques. Work created during the week will be seen in a presentation and display on the final day, and may also be used on stage in one of our fully staged productions. Building the Playground will be led by professional scenic artist, Melanie Baker. No previous theatre, art or construction experience required.
Fee: ONLY $175.00 before June 15 ($225 AFTER June 15)
Register here –×60

Playmakers: Introductory Playwriting (1 week session)
August 6 – 10, 1 – 4 pm (youth and adult ages 13 and up)

Explore the power of words and learn playwriting fundamentals in this unique course that highlights the creative process of creating work for the stage. Through word games and exercises, participants will create individual and group pieces for presentation by themselves and artists of the company. Playmakers will work with Theatre 3×60 artistic director, Carey Nicholson and local playwrights.
Fee: ONLY $85.00 before June 15. ($95 AFTER June 15)
Register here –×60

Pre-Professional Performance Intensive (2 week session, 5 days/week, Monday – Friday)
July 9 – 20, 10 am – 4 pm (ages 16 – 21)

This program takes the next step towards professional theatre training, with in depth, specific work on theatre voice and movement, warm up and rehearsal skills, character analysis and scene study. Recommended for participants who may be considering post-secondary theatre and are ready for a more challenging program. Program instructors include artistic director, Carey Nicholson, Theatre 3×60 educational instructor and qualified members of Theatre 3×60’s summer company. Admittance to the program is by application and previous theatre experience is required. For an application form, click here. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2018
Fee: ONLY $375 before May 15. $425 AFTER May 15)
Download our Summer Stages Pre-Professional Intensive Application form – Summer Stages Pre Professional 2018 Online App. form

FOR ALL PROGRAMS (except Playing on Stage and Pre-Professional Performance Intensive):
Receipt of completed registration form and payment are required before we can confirm your place in any program.

Please submit application prior to payment. Upon acceptance of your application, we will request full payment, before confirming your place in the program.
Payment can be made here –×60
Download our Summer Stages Registration Form – REGISTRATION FORM – SUMMER STAGES YOUTH THEATRE CAMPS

More questions? Contact us at or call 905 431-0977

Durham Improv CollectiveDurham Improv

360 King St W, Oshawa
ON L1J 2J9

Improv for Beginners (Adults)!

Using improv games popularized on the TV show, 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?', participants will learn to trust their instincts, build on the skills of listening, connecting with people, being spontaneous, and most importantly, they will get out of their comfort zone and learn to react! It is a six week course followed by a performance. There will be a final class show which allows for a supportive audience of friends and family to witness the confidence shift in the workshop players first hand! Taught by Scott Barnes
Mondays, starting April 16th, 2018
Time: 7:00pm- 9:00pm
Flat Fee: $170



Taught by Connor Atkins
Ages 7-10
This class is the foundation for thinking spontaneously, creating scenes and characters, listening and focusing, with an emphasis on team work. With acting exercises and improv games, the kids will learn fun games that will strengthen their confidence and interpersonal skills while laughing!
Dates : Sundays, starting April 22nd, 2018
Time: 1pm to 2:30pm
Cost: $130 (flat fee)

Ages: 11-13
This class is comprised of mature kids learning the Whose Line is it Anyways style improv games which centre on: focus, team work, listening, and creativity. Led by Connor Atkins, the kids will work on the skill of creating scenes spontaneously, and will let their imaginations fly! There will be a showcase for friends and family on the last class, where these Tweens will perform their favourite games.
Taught by Connor Atkins.
At the end of the 6 weeks there will be a "show" where friends and family are invited to watch the kids perform their favorite games.
Dates: Sundays, starting April 22nd, 2018
Time: 2:30pm to 4pm
Cost: $1 30 (flat fee)

(Ages 14+)
Learn those "Whose Line is it Anyways?" style improv! Improv has been shown to boost confidence, focus, communication skills, and to be a whole ton of fun! Taught by Connor Atkins.
At the end of the 6 weeks there will be a "show" where friends and family are invited to watch the kids perform their favorite games.
Dates: Sundays, starting April 22nd, 2018
TIME : 4:30pm-6pm
COST: $130 (flat fee)

Durham Music Camp

Heather Toswell ~ Dare 2 Tangle

Heather Toswell

Inese Poga

Art plus LIFE Studio-Gallery
Downtown Whitby

126 Mary Street East, L1N 2P2
905 493 3143
MASTERCLASS: perfect drawing and watercolor painting skills
Let us sketch, draw and paint summer!
DRAWING AND WATERCOLOR MASTERCLASS for people with some previous experience in drawing, sketching and using watercolor.
JUNE 25, 26 and 27 from 12.30 to 2 pm
Watercolor paints provided.
This is the season when everything blossoms; everything grows and looks so beautiful. Finding the subject for painting is easy.
Participants must have some previous drawing skills and at least small experience in using watercolor.
Student’s materials: paper from 9 x 12 in or larger attached to a firm cardboard base with painter’s tape. Base should exceed the painting just slightly. You will also need black pen, pencil, artist grade eraser and paper towel, as well as testing paper.
Fee for 3 days: $85
Apply online
or in person, Art plus Life, downtown Whitby, 126 Mary Street East

For one day workshops see website:
Corporate and private painting events:
Studio open every day between 12 and 5 pm, see special hours on the website
Applications and payments accepted through the website, e-mail or in person
Downtown Whitby

Catherine Mills

Nitram Fine Art Studios
1885 Clements Rd Unit 229
Intro to Oil Painting Foliage and Florals
October 29-30 ( Sat and Sun). November 5-6
9:30 to 4:30. 9:30 to 4:30
Materials Incl. $275 plus HST. Materials incl. $275 plus HST
t: 905-767-5596




CavanCavan Art Gallery & Academy
1535 County Road 10
Cavan, ON L0A 1C0 | 705 944 9444

2018 Workshops: 9:30 am to 4 pm Demonstrations, one-on-one All workshops $80

Lucy Manley
Mid Summer Landscape July 24 Tuesday 9:30 to 4:00 pm
Late Summer Landscape August 21 Tuesday 9:30 to 4:00 pm
Fall Landscape October 27 Saturday 9:30 to 4:00 pm

Paul Teleki

The Four Elements: Earth, Wind, Fire, Water July 8 Sunday 9:30 to 4:00 pm
Zodiac August 5 Sunday 9:30 to 4:00 pm
Mystical World September 16 Sunday 9:30 to 4:00 pm

Keith Thirgood
Compositions: Key to a Successful Painting June 24 Sunday 9:30 to 4:00 pm
Great Upheaval Day Plein Air July 28 Saturday 9:30 to 4:00 pm
Painting Still Life August 12 Sunday 9:30 to 4:00 pm

Victoria Wallace
How to Paint Beautiful Voluptuous Clouds June 9 Saturday 9:30 to 4:00 pm
Wonder of Water July 7 Saturday 9:30 to 4:00 pm
Summer Path August 18 Saturday 9:30 to 4:00 pm
Hay Bales & Distant Fields September 8 Saturday 9:30 to 4:00 pm

**CHILDREN'S SUMMER CAMP July 18 to 22 Fri. 9 to 4 (extended hrs. available)

Paint Nights and Party Bookings: 705 944 9444

Blue Mountain School of Art Plein Air Watercolour Landscapes
June 18 to 22nd http.//

Loyalist College Expressive Expressionism Workshop
It is your emotional panorama superimposed on the landscape.
June 25 to 29

Kingston School of Art Pour Your Heart Out Workshop
Controlled acrylic pour. All supplies included.
July 7 & 8 9:30 to 4 pm

Loyalist College Marvellous Mixed Media Workshop
July 9 to 13 9 am to 4 pm

Important Information: THE OUTDOOR PAINTING FESTIVAL - 2nd Plein Air Festival in Cavan/Millbrook will be held on September 20th to 23rd, 2018 Registration to be available by end of January. Please check the listed websites. Call 705 944 9444 or email for more information. 705 944 8888

Please come and visit the Cavan Art Gallery with new works by the artists ...
1535 County Road 10 Cavan ON L0A 1C0 705 944 9444






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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.

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

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