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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

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 Art

Kids Saturday Art Club with Cordelia Adams

Saturdays October 24- December 18 2020
10AM - 12:00 PM, 8 week session
Each morning the children will learn skills in colouring, painting, drawing and of course will create a craft. Limited to children ages 4-10 and attending school. There will be no sharing of common items. Each child will have their own kit. Register online or in-person.
All 8 weeks:
Member Cost: $180 + $10 ,Non-member Cost: $200 + $10
Individual sessions:
Member Cost: $30 + $5 ,Non-member Cost: $35 + $5

Acrylic Classes with Stephen Snider

Thursdays, November 12 – December 17 2020
2:30PM - 5PM, 6 week session
Stephen is welcoming new students into his Acrylic class. This is a small class where you will receive individual attention, so you can learn whether you are new to painting or experienced.
Member Cost: $155 + $10 ,Non-member Cost: $185 + $10

Adult Drawing with Todd Tremeer

Wednesdays, November 4-25 2020, 6:00PM – 9:00PM, 4 week series
Learn to draw and enrich your imagination. Spend four weeks drawing with professional artist Todd Tremeer. Learn new techniques, how to draw with light/shade and perspective drawing. Experiment with new materials. Build your art school portfolio or just try something new. No experience required. Bring your creativity.
Member Cost: $140 + $10 ,Non-member Cost: $165 + $10

Adult Watercolour with Todd Tremeer

Fridays, November 20 – December 11 2020
9:30AM – 12:30PM, 4 week series
Watercolour painting is a great medium for describing form, details, light and shade. Watercolour paintings can be bold and colourful, meticulously detailed or monochromatic. Paint from your own photos, sketchbook ideas or a still life set up in class. Painting classes can be the most fun when adults come with a range of ability. Those new to watercolour will learn new techniques. Todd looks forward to working with more advanced watercolourists and sharing with them more technical interests related to pigments, paper, art history and techniques. Bring your own materials. See suggested materials list.
Member Cost: $105 + $10 , Non-member Cost: $130 + $10

Alcohol Ink Workshop with Margaret Brackley

Saturday November 28 2020, 10:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Margaret will teach you about alcohol inks – and acid free, highly pigmented and fast drying medium used on non-porous surfaces. This holiday themed workshop will feature creating unique glass ornaments using Alcohol Ink. You will not want to miss very popular class. This class is suitable for novices as well as seasoned artists who want to try something new.
Each workshop – Member cost: $50 + $5 , Non-member cost: $75 + $5 , Material Cost: $20 paid directly to the instructor.

Holiday Soapstone Carving Workshop for Adults
with Peter Martin Ages 13+

Sunday, December 5 2020, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Peter Martin will help you gain a better understanding of the beauty and techniques used in the ancient Inuit art form of soapstone carving. Join Peter for a relaxing Saturday of carving, shaping and finishing a Soapstone figure of your choice (four options). Your creation could be a special gift for someone who appreciates nature and the longevity of stone. Soapstone carvings often become a family treasure, passed down through the generation. Figure options art the Atlantic Puffin, Mother Loon and Chick, Innukshuk Hockey Player “Faceoff” or “He shoots”. There is no requirement to know how to carve, but some hand strength is advisable in order to complete your piece in the required time.
A material cost of $25 to be paid directly to the instructor. Please indicate your figure choice on your registration form.
Members: $45 + $5 , Non-member: $70 + $5

VIRTUAL CLASS: Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL)

Thursdays, October 22 – November 26 2020 – 9:00AM – 10:00 AM – 6 weeks
Understanding ASL can help in a variety of situations such as helping members of our community through their daily lives. Catherine Fairbank will teach this through ASL history, letters of the alphabet and useful common phrases. This helpful and informational Zoom class will span over six week.
Member Cost: $30 , Non-member Cost: $35

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Holiday Card Workshop – Pen and Ink with Dianne Darch

Sunday, November 29 2020, 1:30PM – 3:30PM
Join Dianne as she guides students in creating two holiday cards with envelopes using Pen and Ink techniques. This class is suitable for beginners and returning artists. Please contact us prior to the class to purchase your material kit for $5 which includes 2 cards with envelopes, outline sketch and pen. If you have a pen, cards will be available for $1 each.
Member Cost: $30 , Non-member Cost: $35

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



Westben Launches its First Digital International Performer-Composer Residency Westben Centre for Connection & Creativity Through Music is bringing new music to audiences in a new way this season through its online International Performer-Composer Residency Program. The program has been reimagined for COVID times and will now feature workshops and performances involving over 60 participants from around the world in a virtual collaborative environment. Read more HERE



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

Val KentFrance Art Retreat ~ Terasson France Retreat 2020 cancelled

The France Art Retreat in Terrasson Lavilledieu was postponed to May/June 2021 when it became clear that there was no way that this year would allow us to go anywhere and remain safe. This situation will not last forever and we have great faith that in 2021 we will be able to return to doing and being what we had every intention to do for this year.

For those individuals who had committed to the Trip to paint in the village and along the Vezere River and visit the Lascaux Museum, the Chocolate Factory, the wonderful restaurants, the Jardin Imaginaire, take little boat trips, see the outdoor markets and allow the lovely locations in the Dordogne region fill us with creativity and excitement, we hope you will join us again next year and all will be wonderful and well again.

The Trip funds were promptly returned upon postponement. I hope you will consider joining us again next year.  It will be a different year and a different time. As always every effort will be made to put together the best painting trip ever. Please be well and happy.

For more information,

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

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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Since 1989 PineRidge Arts Council Inc., a not-for-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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