Amanda Burk at work.


Adult workshops are offered several times a year. Local or visiting artists run the workshops which are often in connection with the exhibitions. A variety of classes are offered  – a sampling of what we have done includes plein-air painting, printmaking, basket weaving, creative journaling, screen-printing, collage, book making, quilting, yoga and more. We provide coffee, tea and light snacks. Payment must be made during registration. No cancellations are permitted within one week of the class except for unmitigated circumstances. In the case of a refund, an administration fee of 10% will apply.

Adult Art Classes / Workshops / Tours
Fall 2017

Painting 101 Crystal Nielsen

Sun Nov 19 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Complete a painting while you cover basics of colour, composition and technique.
Cost: $65/ $55 Art Gallery Members, materials included (plus hst)

Crystal Nielsen

Crystal worked as the Regional Manager for Ontario North doing Learning Through the Arts for 17 years. “As an Artist, I cultivate home and family living on the Superior shores of Northern Ontario. Nature is my muse, inspired learning fleshed out through many mediums ~ metal, clay, fiber and paint. The arts are precious and an integral gathering of time and culture, voiced through human mark making.” Crystal recently had an extended trip in Denmark researching traditional Danish wool\sheep. She arranged to bring home wool from her father’s homeland.
She will have stories to tell.

Creative Aging
First Wednesday monthly
Dec 6      1:30 – 3:00
Guided tour of exhibits and discussion. FREE

Pamela Cain our Public Programming Coordinator will lead you on an entertaining tour and discussion of the artworks currently on exhibit.









Creative Exercises to Beat the Winter Blues
Thursdays, Jan 18-Feb 8, 2-3:30 pm: Pam Cain and Vivian Wood-Alexander
This four-class series continues our goal of engaging people 55+ in
creative activities.  You’ll warm up with sketching, then move to painting,
drawing, and collage.  Four informal classes, suitable for beginners.
Cost: $40
Art Memories – Creative Journaling: Eleanor Albanese
Two Tuesdays, Jan 23rd & Jan 30, 1:30-3:30 pm
Art journaling is an artistic way to document your life within the pages of a journal.  Eleanor will guide you through word prompts and the use of
various media and collage techniques to record moments from your life in a creative art journal.
Printmaking with Aaron Veldstra
Sunday Jan 28, 12:30-4:30 pm
Learn the fundamentals of block printmaking with a talented professional artist.  Design, transfer of image, carving, inking and printing are all
addressed.  With Aaron’s guidance, create successful prints you can take home to frame or share in a card.  All materials provided.
Cost: $55  Members $45
Painting with Encaustic Effects: Pam Cain
Two Sundays, Feb 4 & Feb 11, 1-4 pm
Explore the encaustic technique – also known as hot wax painting – but without the fumes.  Pam introduces “faux” encaustic effects using acrylic paints on a wooden board to complete a unique painting.  Drying time
between stages calls for a two-day workshop. Complete one painting, but learn several techniques.
Cost:  $70  Members $60
Stitch It: Embroidered Reverse Appliqué: Michele Coslett-Goodman
Sunday, Feb 18, 12:30-4:30 pm
Embroidery is making a creative comeback.  Michele shares the technique of reverse appliqué with embroidery, guiding you through the making of a pillow cover. The technique can transfer to many other projects.
An innovative professional artist, Michele welcomes all ability levels.
Cost:  $60  Members $50
Pet Portraits: A Painting Workshop: Suzanne Plesh
Sunday, Feb 25, 12:30-4:30 pm
We love our pets.  Why not paint your pet’s portrait in acrylics?  With her background in art and graphic design, Suzanne shares an enjoyable
process for capturing your pet in a painting.  She will guide you to a
finished work by day’s end.
Cost: $65  Members $55