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

Registration Form

Welcome Back ! –Figurative Abstraction in Acrylic

Demonstration – Monday, January 7 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Figurative Abstraction in Acrylic with  Brian Smith
This exciting intermediate-to-advanced course will develop your ability to abstract from the human form, see shapes in the figure more clearly, develop more satisfying compositions, and develop a looser, freer approach to painting the figure.


2 Day Workshop – 
Saturday, February 23 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm 
Sunday, February 24 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm 

This exciting intermediate-to-advanced course will develop your ability to abstract from the human form, see shapes in the figure more clearly, develop more satisfying compositions that include the draped and undraped body, and

*Please Note*  The cost of this 2 day Workshop is $110 for members and $130 for Non-Members.
Contact Mary Espinosa to register.


Watercolour with Momin Khan

Momin KhanDemonstration – Monday, March 4 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Workshop – Sunday, April 14 – 9:30 am to 3:30 am

Momin works primarily in watercolours and acrylic, he uses watercolour in his paintings to capture light, softness and vibrancy. Momin is never found without a sketch book in hand so he is constantly drawing, and later develops his sketches into more in-depth ideas and detailed images.
Momin works quite deliberately, consciously employing both traditional and innovative techniques
Momin uses watercolour in a loose and flowing style. He like to see energy and movement in my paintings.


Composition Pointers with Kal Honey

Kal HoneyDemonstration – Monday, April 15 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Workshop – Saturday, May 11 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm 

A lively talk by artist/instructor Kal Honey

Have you ever wondered why some paintings “work” better than others? Underpinning every successful piece of art is a successful application of composition: whether intentional, intuited, or by sheer luck. In this fast-paced and informative lecture, you’ll learn many key compositional principles and see examples of how they’ve been applied in masterworks old and new. Hands-on sketchbook exercises along the way will help you intentionally apply the principles. By increasing your knowledge and understanding of composition, you’ll strengthen the impact and visual sophistication of your work, and take it to the next level. 

Workshop – Introduction to Composition

Composition is not rocket science: it is simply visual principals that any artist can learn and apply, regardless of experience, media or the kind of art they do. This fun, faced-paced workshop with artist Kal Honey will demystify the basics of composition through discussion of principles, masterwork  examples and plenty of hands-on exercises. You’ll walk away from the day with a quiver full of new ideas you can apply immediately!


Plein Air with John Anderson

John Anderson PaintingDemonstration – Monday, May 6  – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Workshop – Saturday, June 15 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm 

Keys to composition, colour and content for effective painting

I am the education sales manager for Curry’s looking after colleges, universities and school boards supplying art materials. My classes at Haliburton School of art and Design have been full with eager plein air painters, beginners to advanced artists for 18 years. Blue Mountain School of landscape Painting and art clubs across Ontario have been my teaching passion for over 20 years. We get to share the art making experience and help each other.

 Painting really got rolling for me in High School where I met AY Jackson and got turned on by Tom Thompson and  his work along with Andrew Wyeth, an American painter of note. Studying the process with guidance from contemporary and old masters of the craft from their works and books written some of the very best in North America have been the well I go back to again and again as the learning process continues. Charles Hawthorne, Robert Henri, Richard Schmidt and others remain sources of ideas from which to grow. I demonstrate and talk about all of those things in all my demos and workshops.

John Anderson