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Karen Richardson Studio - Lindsay

Watercolour Workshops
in Lindsay, Ontario

Heather Toswell ~ Dare 2 Tangle

Heather Toswell

Inese Poga

Inese Poga - Ajax | see Instructors
Art plus LIFE Studio
South Ajax 
Text or call: 905 493 3143
Private and group art classes in pencil drawing, pen and watercolour, watercolour and acrylic.
Summer 5-day painting sessions in July and August outdoors and indoors
Workshops in acrylic or watercolour painting for medium to advanced level
Nature, still life, floral, landscape
Perspective and buildings
Teens 10+, youth, adults
Applications and payments accepted through the website, e-mail or in person at ART plus LIFE studio, South Ajax 

Don Short


Don Short for artist-directed, art-making workshops that will motivate, inspire and inform!

YogaBliss Studio
105 Colborne Street West



Groups & Galleries

Station GalleryStation Gallery

1450 Henry Street

Registration Now Open For Station Gallery’s Fall and Winter Art Classes

Whitby, Ont. – Registration is now open for Station Gallery’s fall and winter programming!

Community favourites: Super Sunday and Exploration Station are set to return this year. The family programs are offered once a month sponsored by Ontario Power Generation and provide creative experiences for the whole family.

Interested participants can register online at, by phone at 905.668.1485, or in-person at the gallery.

Latcham Art Centre ~ Ongoing Saturdays

Latcham SaturdaysLatcham Saturdays
Join us each week for Latcham Saturdays! Free and low-cost art events for the community. Events include hands-on art activities, art demonstrations, opening receptions, artist talks, tours, performances and more.
Visit for details.
Latcham Art Centre

Call 905-640-8954 to register today!
2 Park Drive, Stouffville, ON, L4A 4K1

You can register online or at the VAC office:
for class descriptions
and to register online.

Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery

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



Arts on Fire AjaxArts on Fire Ajax
Thurs., Nov. 8- Dec.13
Adult Beginner Painting Class
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Ajax High School
105 Bayly St. East, Ajax , L1S1P2
905-903-3675 to discuss
905-903-3675 to discuss

Gallery 67 | Oshawa Art Association

oaa gALLERY 67Monday night, Uninstructed Life Drawing on October 22nd. Registration is required. Please call 298-991-1067 for more details.
50 Richmond St. E # 119, Oshawa


Do you know a Young Writer?
Writing Workshops for Youth
(what a great gift idea for teenagers)
Do you know of a young person with something to say?
Would you like to enter your writing in a contest with cash prizes?
Scugog Arts is offering a series of workshops for youth from 12-20 years old where you can learn techniques of “ekphrastic writing” – writing inspired by art.
Come to these workshops to learn and practice creative writing skills and get a head start on developing your entry for the 2020 Scugog Literary Prize for Youth, as well as developing skills that will help you write winning entries for the rest of your writing life.
Four Consecutive Wednesdays, Jan 15, 22, 29 & Feb 5, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., 2020
Place – Scugog Arts, 181 Perry Street unit G-1
(A short walk from Port Perry High and RH Cornish PS)
$75 for series of 4
Instructor: Sue Reynolds



Groups & Galleries


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

Art Classes Uxbridge:

Art Classes Uxbridge 63 Ewen Drive, Uxbridge L9P 1L5
Or call 416-809-5115 to discuss |

A Gift of Art

A Gift of ArtA Gift of Art

Feb 5 Adult Drawing
Every Wednesday, Feb 5 - Feb 26
Adult Drawing with Todd Tremeer

Feb 6 A Visit to Australia
Every Thursday, Feb 6 - Feb 27
A Visit to Australia with Todd Tremeer -Kids Art Class

Feb 6 to 13
Acrylic Classes with Stephen Snider

Feb 7
Every Friday, Feb 7 - Feb 28
Adult Watercolour with Todd Tremeer

Feb 7
Every Friday, until Mar 6
Hyper Realism Acrylic Classes with Ian Bodnaryk

Feb 12
2 Dates · Feb 12 - Mar 11
Beginner Watercolour Classes with Julieta Cortes

Feb 29 Watercolour Batik Workshop
March 27 Adult Watercolour

Mar 13 - Mar 20
March Break Art Camp Ages 4+

March 26
Every Thursday, Mar 26 - Apr 30
Acrylic Painting Classes with Stephen Snider

March 27
Every Friday, Mar 27 - May 8
Adult Watercolour with Todd Tremeer

Encaustic “Birds” with Linda Virio
Sat 10 AM ·

FEB 23
Winter Landscape Watercolour Workshop with Greg Maude
Sun 10 AM ·

FEB 27
Learn to Earn with Pierre Cliché (Free admit on first night)
Thu 7 PM ·

FEB 29
Watercolour Batik Workshop with Linda Virio
Sat 10 AM ·

FEB 29
Launch into Silkscreen Printing Workshop with David Gillespie
Sat 1 PM ·

Learn how to Needle Felt Workshop with Helen Firing (Ages 14+)
Sun 1 PM

MAR 21
Encaustic Workshop with Linda Virio
Sat 10 AM

MAR 21
Stained Glass Workshop with Hans Collmorgen
Sat 10 AM ·

MAR 22
Cricut Basics Workshop with Lynne Lyon
Sun 1 PM · Shared to PineRidge Arts Council

Please visit our website for more information and updates.
Please see the Website for all class details!
Remember you can sign up on line

See more info and sign-up at:

Ajax Creative Arts




Arts on Fire AjaxArts on Fire Ajax
Offering 6-week classes in musical theatre, acting, improv, dance and drumming.
Ajax High School | 105 Bayly St. East
Ajax L1S 1P2
Or call 905-903-3675 to discuss |

Durham Music Camp

Theatre 3x60Theatre 3x60

Theatre On The RidgeTheatre on the Ridge


A Gift of ArtA Gift of Art

Please visit our website for more information and updates.


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

Val KentFrance Art Retreat

Terasson France Retreat 2020 Three Sessions NOW !!!

Mon, May 25 - Wed June 3, 2020
Fri, June 5 - Sat June 13, 2020
Mon, June 15 - Wed June 24, 2020

What is included in the trip:

  • Accommodation for 9 days
    Transfers to and From Bordeaux Airport to Village of Terrasson
    Daily Painting Sessions with supplies and easels (bring favorite brushes & watercolor if you like)
    2 tours: - Wine Tour, Marc Chagall Stain Glass Window visit & Chocolate Factory with picnic
    - Famous Lascaux Caves - Visit of beautiful village of Montignac and lunch
    Boat Tour on local river
    Visit of French Market
    French Garden Tour
    Dinner out in lovely French Gastronomy Restaurant
    Continental Breakfasts (pastries/tea & coffee)
    Most dinners are co-oped cooked (or you may go out of course as there are numerous wonderful restaurants too)

Val KentCost: $2500 per person double occupancy | $2995 Single Occupancy

The Trip to Write Home About:  Art Retreat in France
May 25 – June 3, June 5 – June 13, June 15 - 24
The France Art Retreat is a little oasis of harmony, connectivity and creativity In our hectic world.”  Valerie Kent

Experiencing French Village life while painting “En Plein Air” is so satisfying. Terrasson Lavilledieu is in the stunning region of the Dordogne, France.  It is still an undiscovered place for an art holiday.

This trip is about exploration, creativity and a renewal.  It is a French village. Life slows.  There can be two hour lunches, you can buy your food at the local butcher, at the bakery and explore the vibrant weekly market that takes place all around the village.  You can paint the scenes around you.  All levels of painters can find inspiration.  The number of painters is small and intimate.

For nine days and eight nights you are immersed in a fine culture and adventure. What is included In the trip is accommodation for 9 days.  You are transported directly from the Bordeaux Airport and returned there on the arrival/departure dates. There is a Welcome Dinner and Wine on the first night.

Each morning there is a continental breakfast of pastries, coffee and tea. There are daily painting sessions which could be at the Vezere River, moments from the Residence Terrasson, where we stay, or on the Square that houses two Outdoor café-pubs. The easels are provided, as well as acrylic paints.

There are two tours:  A Wine Tour that stops at a beautiful little village where we can view the Marc Chagall stain glass windows and then stops at the chocolate factory. The famous Lascaux Cave paintings are a must-see, and they are the focus of the Second Tour that includes a visit to the beautiful village of Montignac. We stop for Lunch.

In Terrasson Lavilledieu there is a small boat plying up and down the local river Vezare and it is such a lovely little trip.  Settled up high on the hill is a typical French Garden that was designed to create sounds with the water features.

No trip is complete without this;  a very special dinner out in a regional restaurant. Meals in the village are very affordable or can be cooked at the Residence. Airfare is reasonable and the Program works with a travel agent to provide options.

Valerie Kent, retired teacher and long-time artist, specializes in painting en plein air.  She paints in Acrylic, Watercolour and Oil.  Her sessions in France involve painting outside throughout the village and at the local market – capturing the social interaction, activity and colour.

For more information,

Please contact Valerie with any questions, 705-944-9444.

Booking Now for May 2020 Find out more Call 705 944 9444 See website brochure on |

Watercolour Courses
There is an early evening course and a Friday afternoon course to choose from. These would also be great gifts for the creative people on your list
and I can offer a gift certificate for gift giving. I am happy to answer any questions. 705 944 9444.

Lucy Manley starts off the season with Early Spring with Some Snow Workshop on March 28th, 2020
and then follows that up with the Spring Welcome Workshop on April 25th from 9:30 to 4:00 pm.

Lucy enjoys working with black canvas. Please prepare before arriving.
Material list is available when you register as well as the first piece being painted in March.
You will prepare your drawing before arriving. If you need more guidance on that you can always get in touch.

This is a step by step workshop with a critique at the end. Registration is now open at Information about Cavan Arts
705 944 9444 or etransfer to Fee: $90 Limited enrollment.






PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE A wineglass painting workshop at Moody’s Pub in Millbrook.  SOLD OUT!!! A wineglass painting workshop at Moody’s Pub in Millbrook. If you are interested in a new date please give me a call at 705 944 9444 or email me.
$25.00 includes all supplies: A Glass of Wine and a Wine Glass to Paint.

Cavan Art Gallery has beautiful new artwork for you to see. Please come out on the weekends to have a look. 11 am to 5 pm

Please visit

Cavan Art Gallery & Academy
1535 County Road 10
Cavan, ON L0A 1C0 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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P.O. Box 18258 Steeple Hill Postal Outlet
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1A0

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