Based on our own interests and experiences we organize occasional half day or full day
workshops to which all are invited. We engage practicing artists to enlighten, entertain
and enliven our artistic knowledge.
Join our mailing list or look for our posters around town to learn about these wonderfully fun
events. Request to be added to our list at email@example.com
Watch "Our Latest News" page or our new Facebook page for Workshop announcements.
Medium preferred, time and duration, location and cost per person will vary depending on the
artist and educational content chosen.
September 24 2016.
Bill Rogers returned for the promised second intensive life drawing workshop. Bill's workshops have been very popular. The continuing program is providing a unique opportunithy for life drawing enthusiasts to build their skills. Three followup life drawing evenings, without instruction and open to all, are scheduled over the next 2 months. See our Life Drawing page for details.
March 13-14 2016.
Bill Rogers, CSPWC, TWSA, SCA presented a very popular two day life drawing workshop. The success of this workshop has spawned a new initiative in regular life drawing sessions in spring and fall 2016, to be followed by Bill's return for followup intensive workshops. This program will provide a unique opportunity for artists to work to hone their skills in a progressive fashion.
May 9 2015
Ron Hazell , CSPWC, SCA, introduced the group to the secrets of painting water in all its forms, demonstrating in watercolour but the concepts are applicable to all media. The day sped by as Ron gave mini demos, then a full demo of a seascape, followed by the challenge to workshop participants to do the same. His recently published North Light book , "The Artists Guide to Painting Water in Watercolor, 30 Techniques", was available and was snapped up by many of us.
April 4 and 18 2015
Carla McAfee conducted two very instructive and enjoyable workshops, the first on the basics of portrait drawing followed by one on advanced techniques using pastel . Each artist succeeded in producing a finished likeness from a personal photo, and all agreed the efforts were outstanding. See Carla's work at
October 4 2014
We enjoyed another energizing workshop with Sandi Komst while expanding on the insights
from the weekend in June. Stay tuned. Sandi will be back! Meanwhile check out her website,
A small group journeyed to Smelt Brook, CB, to visit artist Celeste Friesen-Nikkel at her
fabulously situated studio and enjoyed a half day of learning the rewards and challenges of
pouring paint. See Celeste's work at
Sandi Komst, artist from Murray Harbour PEI, gave a very energetic presentation
of the myriad ways in which acrylics can be used, including layering, spattering, collaging and
mixing media to enliven a surface. Sandi showed how these surfaces can be an end in
themselves or can be used as a base for creating images on top. We have invited Sandi to
return Oct 4 2014 to continue this story. See our poster on our Our Latest News page. Check
out Sandi's work at
A half day Saturday workshop, 50 Shades of Grey, given by artist Megan Lloyd, NSCAD grad,
now studying architecture, was held in the studio. Megan introduced us to the intricacies of
colour theory and of mixing interesting greys using acrylics.