CLICK HERE to view our 2018 Workshop Schedule.

Our workshops offer a wide range of opportunities for everyone interested in learning more about their chosen medium and developing their talents. The workshops are offered throughout the year—usually five times. Each is based on hands-on learning, where participants develop their skills under the direction and guidance of a seasoned artists, in a supportive environment. The small group environment offers abundant attention, inspiration, motivation and fun. Here you can experience different techniques for acrylic, oil, watercolour, pastel, charcoal, pencil, pen and ink; and you can learn about composition, perspective and other art forms. Unless otherwise told, participants bring their own materials.

And, even more notes are at the bottom of this page.

Atanur Dogan

February 9-10, 2018

Watercolour figure and landscape

Atanur DoganATANUR DOGAN is an internationally recognized Turkish-Canadian artist, instructor and judge. He is a graduate of the Fine Arts program with teaching degree from the Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey. He specialized in watercolour and sculpture. His paintings are in collections worldwide. Atanur puts the 'water' in watercolour.

Members $90; Non-members $100
For his website CLICK HERE
For the Registration Form CLICK HERE

Debra Tate-Sears

April 13-14, 2018

Watercolour rooftops

Debra Tate-SearsDEBRA TATE-SEARS is a traditional landscape artist with a unique approach to painting. She uses a limited palette that are variations on the primary colours. Each painting starts with pale washes, then builds upon transparent layers to a desired intensity and detail. No masking or Chinese White; nothing but pure transparent watercolour and attention to detail!

Members $90; Non-members $100
For her website CLICK HERE

Judy Mayer-Grieve

June 8-9, 2018

Oil and Acrylic — abstract portrait

Judy Mayer-Grieve 
JUDY MAYER-GRIEVE is a graduate of the OCAD who has worked in art and design for over 40 years. She has worked with some of the top publishing and advertising companies, including Carlton Cards, Northern Reflections, McDonalds Restaurants and Sears. This is a medium-friendly workshop because whether you work in oil or acrylic, Judy can help you.

Members $90; Non-members $100
For her website CLICK HERE

Bill Biddle

August 25, 2018

Acrylic techniques

Bill BiddleBILL BIDDLE was born and raised in Hamilton. He originally served an apprenticeship in the design department of a lithographic firm, and followed this with studies at the Art Students League in New York City. Bill ran his own illustration studio in Toronto until 1988. He was inspired by such artist/illustrators such as Norman Rockwell, Lyndecker, Corwell, Flagg, Sargent and Homer. Retired from teaching at the OCAD, Bill teaches both drawing and watercolour at his Gallery in Dunnville, Springbank Visual Art Centre, and the Dundas Valley School of Art. His watercolours are rich in detailed observations of nature, architecture or human behaviour.

Members $45; Non-members $50

Wayne Moore

September 22, 2018

Watercolour and acrylics

Wayne MooreWAYNE MOORE is a Burlington artist who brings extensive knowledge and experience to his craft. Wayne attended OCA, and is a multi-media artist who is currently teaching painting at Mohawk College, and Dundas Valley School of Art. He has won numerous awards, his artwork is in many corporate and private collections in Canada, United States and around the world, and has been featured in many galleries throughout southern Ontario. He is a member of the Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington Fine Arts Association, Burlington Sculpture Guild, CARFAC and past member of BAC Mentoring Collective Project and the Escarpment Group of Painters.

Members $45; Non-members $50
For his website CLICK HERE.

Doug Mays

October 26-27, 2018

Watercolour loose

Doug MaysDOUG'S PAINTING APPROACH is uniquely loose and impressionistic; influenced by the colour and compositions of John Singer Sargent and the design philosophy of Edgar Whitney. His demonstrations, lessons and critiques utilize the Design Elements and the Principles of Design, all of which form the basis for his workshops. His enthusiasm for the watercolour medium along with his pragmatic and light-hearted approach, all lead to a stress-free and enjoyable experience. Doug is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC).

Members $90; Non-members $100
For his website CLICK HERE.

John David Anderson

November 17, 2018

Impressionist Acrylic

John AndersonJOHN DAVID ANDERSON is a Canadian Impressionist painter. He says, "Painting is a way for me to express with a range of values, edges and colours an emotional response to light on surfaces in a space. The subject can be anything. I look for elements of beauty within anything that light touches. I use paint tonally applied with rich colour and an impressionist character. The subject does not drive the composition, but for me the light does."

Members $45; Non-members $50
For his website CLICK HERE.

Registration for workshops is not open until the previous one is closed. Where workshops are within a month of each other, registration will open at the discretion of the Workshop Coordinator. To check the availability, click on the email button immediately below.

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  1. Registration for workshops is not open until the previous one is closed. Where workshops are within a month of each other, registration will open at the discretion of the Workshop Coordinator.
  2. All workshops are limited to a maximum of 20 registrants with a minimum of 15 required 21 days prior to the workshop.
  3. Workshop fees are due a minimum of 10 days before the workshop. If not paid, the participant will be placed on the bottom of the Wait List and the spot in the workshop filled from that list. We will accept cheques only – no cash.
  4. Unless otherwise noted, each workshop is from 9 am to 4 pm each day.
  5. If you are new to workshops, CLICK HERE for a minumum list of supplies needed for a workshop.
  6. If you are only able to attend one day of a two-day workshop, you may want to discuss this with our Workshop Coordinator. Send an email through the button below.

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