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
maryesp28@yahoo.com

Registration Form
 

Virtual Demo Evenings and Workshops

 

Vibrant Peonies in Watercolour with Marianne Broome

Marianne BroomeVirtual Workshop
Saturday, September 26 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Come and explore the many techniques to achieve a bright, realistic floral from a reference photograph. Marianne will demonstrate a complete painting, step by step, giving a wealth of information to help you reach further in your own floral paintings. She will cover glazing, gentle washes, backgrounds, values, depth, harmony and much more.  The reference photo will be provided for you to work from.

Marianne’s website may be viewed at www.naturesedgestudio.ca or http://www.mariannebroome.com

Price: $30.00 members  – $35.00 non-members 

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


 

Urbanscapes with Andrew Cheddie Sookrah


Andrew Sookrah
Wednesday September 9th 6:30 pm -9:00 pm
Wednesday September 16th 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday September 23rd 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday September 30th 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Drawing and painting urban streetscapes can appear to be a complex and overwhelming exercise at
first; however when we study a scene and break down the overall into smaller, manageable
components, with an understanding of their relationship with each other, we can then reassemble
back easily to the complete picture of a dramatic painting.
In our four-evening workshop, we will increase our comfort level with drawing these scenes by
studying form, light, shapes, composition, colour, brushwork, etc.
Subjects covered: Form, Light, Colour, Perspective, Buildings, Trees, Clouds
The following is a suggested plan for our four-evening workshop; this outline could be changed to
accommodate your wishes for individual outcomes.
The format for each day will be based on Andrew doing a 10 minute demo and artists paint for 30
minutes, with review, feedback and guidance.
Andrew will be providing constant support, feedback and guidance for the entirety of the workshop.

Price: $100.00 members  – $110.00 non-members 
Workshop details

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


 

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 – maryespinosaart@gmail.com


 

Acrylic Landscape with Marianne Broome

Marianne BroomeVirtual Workshop
Saturday, October 3 – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 

Marianne will demonstrate her loose representational method for painting landscapes in acrylics, giving a wealth of information for painting water, rocks and trees.  She will cover planning the painting, colour selection, brushwork, blending, texture, hard and soft edges, overall harmony and more. The reference photo will be provided.

Marianne’s website may be viewed at www.naturesedgestudio.ca or http://www.mariannebroome.com

Price: $30.00 for members and $35.00 non-members

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


 
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.

Workshop
Saturday, October 10 – 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.
*Please Note* – This workshop is tentatively booked to be an in house workshop at the Mill Pond Gallery.  It may be changed to a Virtual Workshop should this be necessary. 

Price:$50.00 member $55.00 non-members

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