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.

Artist Demonstration/Artist Talks take place on Monday evenings from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

*Please note* – Due to COVID19 our Demos and Workshops will continue to be Virtual through the zoom platform into the fall (unless otherwise stated). 

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

Registration Form

Virtual Demo Evenings and Workshops


An Approach to Planning and Starting an Acrylic Landscape with Brian Buckrell

Brain BuckrellVirtual Demonstration Evening 
Monday, September 14 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Brian will show the software he uses to enhance the reference image. He will then sketch a plan for shape and value, transfer the plan to the canvas and take the painting as far as time permits. 

Please visit Brian’s website to read about him and see more of his work!



Perspective for Strong Landscape Paintings with Brian Buckrell

Brain BuckrellVirtual Workshop Series
Friday, October 23 – 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 24 – 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Sunday, October 25 – 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Perspective is one of the fundamentals essential for strong landscape paintings. Yet many developing artists fail to include it, even avoid it,  in their learning. During the three-day three-hour Zoom presentations, this workshop will develop our understanding of both linear and a real perspective using Powerpoint presentations, exercises, and demonstrations. Participants will be able to submit questions for discussion.  It is hoped that participants will work on the references provided following the workshop and will,  if they wish, submit them to a  closed Facebook Group for discussion and critique.  

Please visit Brian’s website to read about him and see more of his work!

Price: $100.00 members  – $110.00 non-members 

Please contact Mary Espinosa to register for this workshop. Payment can be made online!
Mary –


Mixed Media Abstract with Stephanie Schirm

Stephanie SchrimVirtual Demo Evening
Monday, October 5 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

What is Mixed Media? What is Abstract?

Using Reality as a spring- board and the Principles & Elements of Design as support; you will be guided through a process of combining different materials, colour theory, and techniques to create an Atmospheric Abstract, that just might resemble a landscape.

Virtual Workshop *NEW DATE
Saturday, October 31 – 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

This is a step by step workshop starting with design concept to colour contrast choices; ideal for all levels.

Price:$50.00 member $55.00 non-members
Payment can be made online!

Any questions?  Contact Mary –



Layering Wet Into Wet with Negative Painting – Linda Kemp
Controlling the Uncontrollable

Linda KempVirtual Demo Evening
Monday, November 2 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

In this live Zoom demonstration Linda Kemp will create a multi-layered, watercolour from start to finish!
The presentation will begin with a brief explanation about negative and positive approaches to painting. Linda will also display reference material and visual aids to explain her process and plan before the painting begins.
Once the paint starts to flow you will see her direct application of colour on wet paper to build autumnal foliage and berry shapes. By using fresh paint and without drying between layers, it will be a game of controlling the uncontrollable.

Join us to see what sort of mischief she can get into. A question and answer session will follow

Linda Kemp
Author: Watercolor – Painting Outside the Lines and Simplifying Design and Color For Artists  
Join me on Facebook


Essential Landscape – Negative Painting Workshop with Linda Kent

Linda KempVirtual Workshop – Acrylic
Saturday, November 14 – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

In this essential workshop a series of exercises will introduce you to alternative strategies for simplifying the landscape. Experiment with evocative color, add painterly marks and decorative elements to produce textures that animate and enhance the painting surface! You will discover how to build your paintings from the ground up with this fun approach. 

Your painting begins with an experimental underpainting to establish layers and build visual texture. “Bristle” brush handling techniques will be fully demonstrated to show you how to suggest a meadow of blowing grasses and lay in the foundation of distant trees. Simple tree shapes will emerge using negative painting techniques. Layers of transparent and opaque acrylics will be laid in to reveal and conceal the emerging landscape forms. You will learn how and where to use captured negatives and minimal hard edges to bring your work into soft focus. Roll up your sleeves and prepare to create the extraordinary. 

This workshop includes demonstrations, virtual handout notes, lots of time to work on your paintings and opportunities to review your work.

Linda Kemp
Author: Watercolor – Painting Outside the Lines and Simplifying Design and Color For Artists  
Join me on Facebook

Price: $85.00 member $95.00 non-members
Payment is made online!

Any questions?  Contact Mary –