Demos and Workshops

Join us once a month for a demo from a visiting artist and sign up for the full day Sunday workshop to learn how to apply the techniques to your own artwork.

Monday Evening Demos: FREE for members, $5 non-members
Full day Sunday Workshops: $45 for members, $55 non-members

To register for a One Day Workshop please contact our Demo/Workshop
Coordinator Mary Espinosa

Welcome Back ! – Photographing Your Artwork

© 2015 Ian G McIntosh. All Rights ReservedMonday, September 10 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

This month’s meeting features Ian McIntosh. Ian will show you how to vastly improve the quality of the images you create of your artwork whether you use a smartphone, point and shoot, DSLR or mirrorless camera. Ian will discuss the basics of camera settings, lighting, framing, white balance / colour temperature and editing. He’ll also provide information on overcoming challenges of 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional art, dealing with reflective surfaces, such as glass metal and other glossy surfaces, as well as working with large and small artwork.

Ian McIntosh is a professional photographer, based in Barrie Ontario. Ian loves to capture the world around him in and present his images in intriguing and challenging ways. In addition to his fine art images, Ian loves photographing other artists’ work. Because of the wide variety of media, finishes and textures, each art reproduction session presents a new challenge in technique and creativity in order to highlight the essence of each individual piece. In addition to being behind the camera, Ian facilitates workshops and presents on a number of photography subjects, including showing artists how to photograph their own work.


Canadian Landscapes – Robert McAffee

Robert McAffeeDemo – Monday, October 1 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Workshop – Saturday, October 27 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Robert McAffee is a professional Canadian landscape artist, photographer and traveller.  His passion is painting Canada, its dramatic landscapes and shares them with the world.
Robert will be demonstrating this painting of Mount Rundle.
In the workshop he will be working step by step with the class to build from scratch this painting of Mount Rundle, one of Canada’s most iconic Rocky Mountains. As a long time full time artist he will also tell short stories of his experiences in the business of art as well as take questions from the class. 

A self-taught artist with over 35 years’ professional experience, Robert McAffee has earned a reputation as a leading landscape artist. Among his proudest achievements: being chosen to be the exclusive artist for the CN Tower’s revolving restaurant, 360, where his landscapes have been featured, appreciated and purchased by visitors from all corners of the globe and all walks of life since 2010. As a result of this unique exposure, his work has found its way into several private and corporate art collections.


Seeing White – Judy Sherman

Judy ShermanDemo – Monday, November 5 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Workshop – Sunday, November 25 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

During this demonstration you will learn to see all the different colours in white.
Judy Sherman will show you how to create the appropriate white mixture for your paintings. Colour temperature (cool and warm) along with values will be explained.
You will never look at white the same way again!

In this unique workshop, you will learn how to create the appropriate white mixture for your paintings. We all think using white straight out of the tube will work, but SURPRISE, this is not the case. There is no such thing as a pure white. You will learn to see all the different colours in white.  Colour temperature (cool and warm) along with values will be studied.  After this workshop, you will never look at white the same way again! This one-day workshop will add valuable skills to your artist’s toolbox.
Artists of all levels using oil or acrylic paints are welcome.