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


Understanding Colour for Painting Success – Dominik Modlinski

Virtual Demo Evening
Monday, January 11 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST

Join us for an evening with Dominik Modlinski! The zoom invitation will be emailed to RHGA members on the morning of the demo.

Virtual Workshop 
Saturday, February 20 – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Sunday, February 21 – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

Dominik will address the principles of painting using just three primary colours that strengthen students’ understanding of correct colour ratios and principles of colour contrasts. The simplicity of this approach will give students the freedom and understanding of colour mixing, which leads to harmonious and successful paintings.
Together colour contrasts constitute the fundamental resource of colour design, either in stand-alone or dynamic duos combinations. Each contrast is unique in character and in its visual and expressive effect.
Understanding each colour contrast creates unlimited creative opportunities both in design and symbolic aspect of painting.
The aim of this workshop to inspire students to compose artwork based on strong colour contrast choices which are carried diligently throughout creative process resulting in bold and colorful works of art.

Read more about Dominik Modlinski

Price: $100.00 member $120.00 non-members
Payment is made online!

Any questions?  Contact Mary –


Urban Landscape In Perspective – Andrew Cheddie Sookrah

Virtual Workshop
Saturday, January 30 – 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

We will explore the art of observing and collecting visual and intuitive information from your reference and presenting it as your interpretation of that scene showing the strong connection between objects in the landscape.
Besides the technical aspects of basic drawing techniques, including perspective, simplification of complex shapes, technique, colour, tonal values, style, etc, we will also explore the process of painting – Objective, Decision, Action.

We will explore:

  • Perspective
  • The seven elements of design: balance, unity, movement, rhythm, pattern, contrast & focal point
  • Drawing a relationship between lines informing subjects in our urban landscape
  • The process we work in: identifying challenges facing us as we progress, finding solutions

Andrew will begin with a demonstration followed by personal one-to-one guidance and advice on how to continue to develop your skills. Artists will paint with review and feedback through the day.

There will be a 30 minute lunch break at 12.30 and a review session from 3.15 top 4.00 p.m.

About the Artist:

Andrew Cheddie Sookrah is a professional artist / teacher living and working in Toronto, and an elected member of Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Society of Canadian Artists (Honourary, Mentor), Ontario Society of Artists, Portrait Society Of Canada.
He was one of the contestants in the Landscape Artists Of The Year Canada Competition, episodes can be seen on CBC tv on their GEM Documentary streaming service.
Sookrah is a raw colourist whose free brushwork is confident and powerful. His strengths can be seen in his strong sense of design, exquisite use of effective composition, confident presentation of bold colours. His is a masterful expression of the inter-connectivity of everything.

Read more about Andrew Cheddie Sookrah

Workshop – Material List

Price: $60.00 member $70.00 non-members
Payment is made online!

Any questions?  Contact Mary –


Kal’s Composition Bites – with Kal Honey

Virtual Workshop Series
Tuesday, February 9 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Tuesday, February 16 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Tuesday, February 23 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Each “bite” is a learn-and-apply session tightly focused around a single compositional principle. Hone your compositional eye through lecture, masterwork examples, discussion and a hands-on exercise. Great for upping your game!

Kal HoneyKCB #1: Size Matters!

When it comes to elements in your art, is bigger better or is smaller better? Or should there be a range? It all depends on what you’re striving for. Learn when, why and how to use relative size to support your artistic goals.

KCB #2: Triangulation!

Harness the power of working in threes! Learn various considerations when using this deceptively simple and powerful tool to create engaging visual circuits and relationships in your work.

KCB #3: Dissonance!

We notice things by how they differ from their surroundings —that’s dissonance in a nutshell. Learn how to harness and modulate the power of dissonance to suit your artistic intentions in any particular piece.

Visit Kal’s website –

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

Any questions?  Contact Mary –


Quiet Colour, Stunning Possibilities – John David Anderson

Virtual Demo Evening
Monday February 1 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening with John David Anderson! The zoom invitation will be email to RHGA members on the morning of the demo.

Virtual Workshop
Sunday, February 28 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Big colour, though powerful and exciting, has some things to learn from subtle colour in the landscape. We will explore a landscape with an architectural element included that explores subtle shifts in colour and temperature to build a delightful, warm and engaging space. Managing quiet movement through a space using a range of lost and found edges, soft shifts of colour and colour temperature to move the viewer on a journey through the painted surface to a resting place or focal point will be the focus of the workshop. 

Read more about John David Anderson

Price: $60.00 member $70.00 non-members
Payment is made online!

Any questions?  Contact Mary –


Approach to Acrylic Landscapes – Brian Buckrell

Virtual Workshop Series
Saturday, March 6 – 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Saturday, March 13 – 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Saturday, March 20 – 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Saturday, March 27 – 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

The course is designed for the serious novice, with painting experience, to the intermediate painter. The program will be either three or four sessions ( three hours per session) running once a week.  Demos will be in acrylics – but painters using other mediums are also welcome. 

We will begin by reviewing fundamentals: shape,  value, form, perspective, and composition. In subsequent sessions, we will emphasize planning and creating a series of paintings. Participants will do exercises between sessions. We will use a dedicated Facebook Group Page for discussion and sharing.

Max 17 participants

Lots of learning, lots of fun.

Read more about Brian Buckrell.

Price: $165.00 member $195.00 non-members
Payment is made online!

Any questions?  Contact Mary –