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Homemade decor, DIY, restyling furniture & household items,
and artsy decorating are in style.
Why not hang your OWN art on the walls in your home?
Try some wearable art!
Give gifts that you have made yourself!
It's simple - It's easy! It's step-by-step!
Let me show you how to paint! Pick a class below and let's get started!
Next beginner classes starts MAY 9th. Click HERE for more details about each class
We offer Acrylic classes in 4 different stages
1) Weekly Beginner Acrylic Lessons - Starting Tuesday May 9th. 4 weeks - 3 projects.
All paints, surfaces and brushes supplied. You get to keep your brushes.
Pay the teaching fee plus add on a Beginner supplies kit. You get to keep it all.
Choose Beginner Class supplies included or Beginner Class PLUS Beginner supplies kit
Try it! You'll LOVE it!!!
2) Beginner/Intermediate Projects - sign up for the specific projects you like from the ones offered each session. These are usually one or two session classes. All paint supplied. Buy a surface from us or use your own (order ahead) BYOB - Bring your own brushes!!! (specific types of brushes needed are available in studio for purchase as needed)
May and June classes:
Snowdrops - Pen and Ink class - Great for non-painters! You don't even have to know how to draw! Use this cute little design on a card or put it in a frame with a mat. Learn all the shading techniques in this quick class.
Old Roses Still Life: Beginner Level class.
Wed. nights May 16 & 23 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
No previous painting experience necessary
Cost: Includes all the supplies - Canvas and use of studio paints, brushes and a design packet.
Solitary Loon : Beginner/Intermediate
Wednesday nights May 30 & June 6th from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
This looks difficult but step-by-step it's easy to accomplish that water!
Hurry Home - Canada Goose - Intermediate
Thursday nights May 10, 17 & 24th from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Learn to paint a soft focus sunset and a bird in flight
Old Relic - Pen and Ink with oil rouging
Tuesday nights - June 12 & 19 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Pen and ink one night, Oil rouging the next week.
Cost: $35.00 includes Pattern Packet, paper, and oils.
3) Open Studio Classes - Ongoing weekly classes where you work on your own painting choices with help available.These are great classes for beginners or for those who want to improve their skills, or find a group of fellow artists to paint with. An ongoing weekly session provides inspiration and motivation to keep you learning and growing! Supplies available for purchase in studio - or pay a small palette fee for paints and mediums you might not be able to obtain easily.
Paint with Acrylics and Watercolour or try some Pen and Ink, Batik, Coloured Pencil or Scratchart classes. Debbie has lots of pattern packets and design books or you can paint from your own photo reference material. (Oil painting must be with odorless materials only - please check with Debbie if you wish to do oils - may have to be at a different time depending on allergies)
Mondays in May and June - either afternoon or evening
1:00 to 3:30 or 7 to 9:30
Cost: $15.00 per session - Please register ahead and pay in studio
4) Advanced Class Projects - offered from time to time. (No Advanced classes until Fall)
These are longer more challenging projects to work on. These classes are either weekend workshops or multi week classes - 4 to 6 weeks or more depending on the subject matter. Register for the specific subject matter you are interested in. You are welcome to use your own references.
Learn to paint with Watercolours
Some people feel this is the hardest medium to master but it doesn't take long to learn to paint beautifully soft watercolours once you know a few tricks!
I LOVE the softly blended style and also the contemporary impressionistic effect you can get with watercolour paintings. I love to PLAY with watercolours!
To learn how much fun Watercolours can be, join our Beginner step-by-step scheduled classes.
(This spring - join our open studio class - Classes may be scheduled in the Fall)
Painting with Oil paints so fun! There are so many ways to apply paint! Brushes, palette knives, lots of texture or very smooth applications. It's not hard to paint landscapes, still life and florals. It's often easier than Acrylics because oils paints blend so easily!
Some oil paint colours can take up to 6 months to completely dry - so they are probably not the best if you have small children at home who might accidentally get hold of your canvas or paints - that's why you want to take a class outside of your home LOL!
(AND you will have to watch your cat! They love to walk in fresh oil paint....must smell like catnip! )
You can achieve some stunning effects with oil paints that are a little harder to duplicate using acrylics
If you'd love to try some oil painting please register for our scheduled classes - none until the Fall session - join our Open Studio class in May and June