All workshops are held at the old Pumphouse, located at the bottom of Elizabeth Street in Grimsby. Our workshops start at 9 am and go until 4 pm each day.
We offer a wide range of opportunities for everyone interested in learning more about their chosen medium and developing their talents, whether a beginner or an experienced artist. 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 instructing 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.

There are more notes are at the bottom of this page, including a basic watercolour workshop kit.

SHELLEY PRIOR, CSPWC — watercolour

August 12-13, 2022

Members $100; Non-members $110

Shelley Prior

Shelley Prior is an award winning, professional artist and instructor from Burlington, and a Signature Member in the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour. She uses pencils, ink, watercolours, oils and acrylics for her works and switches effortlessly between them. Her subjects are just as varied; from wildlife, to portraits and still life. "There are basics to art, but every medium has a different characteristic, so you have to approach it a different way, and you have to change your thinking process; but the idea, the design and colour is common regardless of whether you are using oils or acrylics."

artist's website
materials list and preparation
line drawing

ANNE MORE — Acrylic

September 24, 2022

Members $50; Non-members $55

Anne More is a Burlington artist and instructor. Painting, teaching and travel have been an integral part of Anne’s life and have all found their voice in her art. Currently, her acrylic paintings embody her spirituality, respect of nature and understandings of the world. Her paintings shimmer with light and radiate an energy that resonates with all who appreciate her artistic vision. Her extensive body of work, including landscapes, still life, florals, and animals, demonstrates her versatility.

artist's website

Anne More

DOUG MAYS, CSPWC — watercolour

October 29, 2022

Members $50; Non-members $55

Doug Mays

Doug Mays' painting approach is 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).

artist's website


  1. Unless otherwise noted, each workshop is from 9 am to 4 pm each day.
  2. All workshops are limited to a maximum of 20 participants 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. A Notice of Cancellation received more than 14 days before the event, will be refunded in full.
  5. If you are new to watercolour workshops, CLICK HERE for a minumum list of supplies you will need.
  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 by clicking on the button below.

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