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

Developing Strong Landscape Paintings – Barb Sohn

IN PERSON- 2 Day Workshop 
Saturday, October 2 – 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, October 3 – 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

This is a two-day workshop designed for the serious beginner and intermediate painter who is interested in my approach to planning and interpreting landscape and water. What makes a strong painting?  The focus will be on simplification, composition, colour and light. 

We will begin with a review and discussion of the fundamentals of a strong painting, followed by an initial demonstration.
Demonstrations will be done in acrylic paints.  I will assist individuals in developing a painting from a reference photo that they supply.
On the second day, students will work with supervision, with demonstrations on specific points as needed.
If we do an eat-in lunch time, I can do a slide show of a collection of artists whom I like, with a discussion about the factors that make it a strong painting.
We will conclude on Sunday with a critique and general discussion.

Read More About Barb Sohn

Price: $100.00 member, $120.00 non-members


Acrylic Florals by Marjorie Mae

Demo Evening
Monday, November 1, 2021 – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

1 Day Workshop
Saturday, November 27 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

In this workshop we will explore a loose and painterly approach to florals. We will layer (with transparents and opaques), use line, and a limited palette to create an impressionist style floral arrangement. We will learn the freedom of responding to our own marks on canvas and discover the beauty of the unexpected. So come, and bring your brushes, your big ones. Find out how much fun it is to have permission to just make ‘that mark’. You’ll love discovering your own voice!

Read more about Marjorie Mae

Price: $60.00 member, $70.00 non-members


Painting Water and Rocks – Peter John Reid

Demo Evening
Monday, May 2, 2022 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

2 Day Workshop
Saturday, May 28 – 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, May 29 – 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

The course will help dispel the belief that water is one of the hardest subjects to paint. You will learn to capture the varying energies of water – from the tranquil to the rushing flow of a cascade – by truly seeing the subject, the colours and the various techniques you can use. Mornings will be spent learning the ebb and flow of water while the afternoons will be spent working on your own projects with individual assistance.

Read about Peter John Reid

Price: $100.00 member, $120.00 non-members