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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!
Nov.19 / Paint Along Landscape
Nov.23 / Paint Along Seascape
Nov.26 / Paint Along Still Life
Nov.30 / Paint Along Skies
Dec.3 / Paint Along Trees
Dec.7/ Paint Along Flowers
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!

New this fall, Paint Like the Masters workshops for adults (16+) will teach participants the stages necessary to implement the techniques of famous artists into their own work. Instructor Victoria Wallace will teach participants how to paint like famous artists such as Gustav Klimt, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Roy Lichtenstein and more.

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

Summer Art Camp

Call 905-640-8954 to register today!

Budding Artists Saturday Classes
September 21 - December 24
12 sessions | No class October 12
Students will try their hand at a variety of media while learning about different techniques and developing new skills.
AM (Ages 5-8): 10am - 12pm
PM (Ages 7-11): 1pm - 3pm
Cost: $240. All materials included.
Call 905-640-8954 to register today!
2 Park Drive, Stouffville, ON, L4A 4K1

VACLearn At the VAC

Every Sun., Nov 3 - Dec 1
Uninstructed Life Drawing at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
Uninstructed Life Drawing is a weekly program at the VAC for artists looking to work with a live model. Come in and draw or paint independently and work alongside other artists from November 3 until December 8, 2019 from 11am to 2pm.
Price:$45/4 week (per month) or $20/week (pay as you go).
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

Winter Art Classes Start!
January 19, 2019
Winter Session Begins
Ajax High School
105 Bayly St. East, Ajax , L1S1P2
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


Inspired to Write!
Writing Workshops for Adults and Youth
In Spring of 2020, Scugog Arts will sponsor our annual Literary Writing Contest once again.
This year contestants will be offered the opportunity to write short stories, creative nonfiction or poetry inspired by four fabulous works of art from our Annual Juried Art Show.
This kind of writing – inspired by a work of art – is called “Ekphrastic Writing”. Ekphrasis is a Greek word that translates to "description", but ekphrastic writing goes far beyond a simple description of the piece of art.
In support of writers who are considering our contest, Scugog Arts is offering workshops this fall for Adults and Youth to explore the wide range of techniques available to access visual prompts and create inspired pieces of writing. (You do not have to enter the contest to attend the workshops).
In these workshops, participants will be encouraged to create and share new pieces. Time will also be set aside to write a good first draft of a piece inspired by our Contest Prompt Pieces.
Techniques learned in these workshops ensure writers will always find a source of inspiration when they sit down at their notebook or keyboard. Attend these workshops and you will never engage with art quite the same way again!

Two Workshops for Adult Writers:
Sunday, October 6th, 2019 – 1:00 to 4:00 pm – Inspired by Art – Short Prose – Fiction & Memoir
Sunday, November 10th, 2019 – 1:00 to 4:00 pm - Inspired by Art – Poetry & Flash Fiction

Place – Scugog Arts, 181 Perry Street
$45 each, registration required
Instructor – James Dewar

For Youth:
Do you love to write?
Would you like to enter your writing in a contest with cash prizes?
Scugog Arts is offering a series of workshops this fall for youth from 12-16 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, November 6 – 27, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., 2019 - Inspired by Art for Youth
Place – Scugog Arts
$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 UxbridgeOffering 6-week classes in painting, drawing, all mediums. Perfect for teens (10+), youth and adults. 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
Ongoing Classes
Drama Classes with Adam Wilkinson
Mondays, November 4 – December 9; 6:30 to 8:30 pm Ages 10+

Pen and Ink with Dianne Darch
Tuesday, October 29 – November 26 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Introduction to Soapstone Carving Workshop for Adults with Peter Martin
Sunday, October 27, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Watercolour Workshop with Tony Johnson
Sunday, October 27, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 17, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

3D Hallowe’en Needle Felting Workshop with Helen Firing Ages 14+
Sunday, October 27, 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Acrylic Painting Classes with Stephen Snider
Thursdays, October 31 – December 5, 2:30 – 5:00 pm

Graphic Novel Class with Michael Goldstein Ages 12+
Thursdays, November 7 – 28, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Encaustic Workshop with Linda Virio
Saturday, November 9, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday, November 30, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Create Your Own Character Workshop with Michael Golstein Ages 12+
Saturday, November 16, 12:30 to 4:30 pm

Alcohol Ink Holiday Theme Workshop with Margaret Brackley Ages 13+
Saturday, November 16, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Deconstructed Landscape in Watercolour Classes with Greg Maude
Wednesdays, November 20 to December 11, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Holiday Chocolate Workshop with Lynn McNutt All Ages 4+
Saturday, November 23, 10:00 am -11:30 am

3D Needle Felting Holiday Workshop with Helen Firing Ages 14+
Sunday, December 8, 1:00 to 4:00 pm

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


Durham Improv CollectiveDurham Improv

360 King St W, Oshawa
ON L1J 2J9

Improv for Beginners (Adults)!


A Gift of ArtA Gift of Art
Ongoing Classes
Drama Classes with Adam Wilkinson
Mondays, November 4 – December 9; 6:30 to 8:30 pm Ages 10+

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 |

Luc Acrylic Pour Painting Workshops
Fall 2019 Workshops: Part Two on Sunday, Sept. 15th, Saturday, Oct. 5th, Nov. 30th, and Sun, Dec.8th, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Acrylic Pouring Workshop
Instructor:Valerie Kent
Saturday September 21 -Still 4 spots left! 9:30 to 4:00 pm.
When you are looking for the maximum fun you can have at a workshop, a pouring workshop is the one that will be full of surprises. Everything you need is provided at the workshop so that you just come in and we get started. The only thing you might need are 5 pizza boxes to carry your work home because it will be very wet.
Boxes 14 x 14 would be great. We will do the basic pours and then you can try.
Advanced pours. 705 944 9444. |,

Cavan Art Gallery and Studio welcomes Culture Days Ontario from September 26 to September 28th
For a Free Plein Air Experience Bring Your Own Paints, easels and supplies...complimentary coffee will be served.
(We have some easels please call ahead to reserve yours if you require one.)
Call Valerie Kent- 705-944-9444
Instructor: Valerie Kent

September 28, 2019 9:30 to 4:00 pm
Acrylic Landscape Workshop
Loose and Lively landscapes workshop to be held at Cavan Art Gallery
1535 County Road 10, Cavan, ON L0A 1C0 Step by step Demonstrations both morning and afternoon. One on one assistance as required. Composition, colour theory, values, and center of interest discussed. 705 944 9444
Registration now open. $90.00

Luc Acrylic Pour Painting Workshops
Workshops: October 5th, 2019, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Fall 2019 Workshops: Part Two on Nov. 30th, and Sun, Dec.8th, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
2020 Workshops: Sunday, Jan. 12th, Saturday Mar. 7th, Sunday, Apr. 5th, May 3rd, Jul. 26th and Aug. 30th, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Instructor: Valerie Kent
Come to join this acrylic pour painting workshop in Toronto and have the very best time and results. Even if you have already done pours you will be surprised and delighted by what you learn in this pouring workshop. There are so many ways to pour paint. Your mission is to learn the essential techniques and to use all the amazing products available to create them!
In this workshop, you will do puddle pours, blowing and heating techniques, dirty pours, flip cup techniques, bottle techniques, swipes, ring pours, colander pours, multi-cup pours, amazing techniques all on smaller canvases. You will paint approximately 5 for the workshop.
Your knowledge of the materials and your skill level will increase substantially. There is a really good reason why this is the most popular form of art-making right now. Your instructor will provide all of the supplies. You just bring 5 pizza boxes to carry wet paint home.
You will have SO much new information about Acrylic Pours Techniques from this workshop!
Fee: $180 (all supplies are included)

Home/School Art Program
Starting on Tuesday, September 24 : 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Children ages 6 through 12 years. Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture.
On many supports and using various media. To be held at Cavan Art Gallery & Academy, 1535 County Road 10, Cavan, Ontario 705 944 9444.
5 Weeks 2 hours per week. $145 including supplies.
10 weeks 2 hours per week. $290 including supplies.
Teacher Very experienced educator and professional artist. Love to have you visit And happy to answer questions.

October 10th, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fantastic Freesia Floral - Acrylic on Canvas 16x20". All supplies provided including step by step instruction. $40
Visit to sign up today.
The Valley Shoppe, 36 King Street E. Millbrook, ON

Trent University Traill College Peterborough
8 Week Courses:
New painting each week. Demonstrations, step-by-step instructions, tips and techniques. Supply List available on the Trent Continuing Education website
Beginners, Intermediate
October 17th-
Wednesdays 7 – 9 Acrylic Landscape, Beginners & Intermediate Acrylic - Continuing Education - Trent University

October 18th -Fridays 7 – 9 Watercolour Landscapes.
Beginner & Intermediate Watercolour - Continuing Education - Trent University

Guest Artist Workshops Lucy Manley
Saturdays October 26 and November 23, 2019

Autumn Landscapes. 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Lucy enjoys teaching on black canvas. She works step by step teaching how to prepare the canvas, and transfer the drawing and then do the block in. Then she demonstrates the painting process. Lots of individual attention.
Cost $90 You may register for one or both on or by etransfer

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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