Painting With Acrylics

Workshops And Classes

Spring / Summer 2017

Painting with acrylics is a wonderful hobby. There are no fumes, the paints dry quickly, you can add a variety of mediums to them so they take on properties similar to oils or watercolours.

I love acrylics and I use them in my decorative painting, like the projects featured below as well as in my mixed media art.

Please check back again as I continue to develop classes for the 2016 Spring / Summer schedule.

I'll be adding more events not related to painting that I think will stimulate your creativity in new ways.


High Realism Mixed Media Poppy

Designed by yours truly!!

Explore painting in a very high realism style while still incorporating mixed media texture.

A more challenging painting, this project will stretch you in a comfortable way.  It plays out over a day and a half.  All work done in class.

Paint this on a surface of your choice measuring about 10" x 8"".  I did this on the top of a jewelry box.  Would suit a canvas as well.

SKILL LEVEL:   Intermediate +

DATE: Saturday, May 27,  and 1/2 of Sunday, May 28, 2017 

TIME: 10:00 am to 4:00pm Saturday and 12:00to 4:00 on Sunday

FEE: 65, includes, original pattern packet, Saturday lunch/ Sunday snack , tea and coffee


Berry Season

A Susan Scheewe design.  I've painted this in acrylics.  Feel free to paint it on a surface of your choice measuring about 12 x 14 or 12 x 16

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate

DATE: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

TIME: 10:00 am to 4:00pm

FEE: 45, includes lunch, tea or coffee


Designed by Ros Stallcup.  Originally painted on a garden flag, I've painted this on a canvas measuring approximately 16" x 20".

This is a very relaxing, loose painting.  Perfect if you haven't painted for a while and want to get warmed up.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner ++

DATE: Saturday, June 17th, 2017

TIME: 10:00 am to 4:00pm

FEE: 45, includes lunch, tea or coffee


Trumpet Vines & Hummingbird

Yet another pretty design by Ros Stallcup.  This chalkboard project is painted on a 10" x 24" Masonite board.

If you prefer it not being a chalkboard then paint it on a canvas or other surface of your choice!  I have the Masonite boards for purchase here in the studio for $10.

This is a very relaxing, loose painting.  Perfect if you haven't painted for a while and want to get warmed up.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner ++

DATE: Saturday, June 24th, 2017

TIME: 10:00 am to 4:00pm

FEE: 45, includes lunch, tea or coffee


SURFACE: 10


Mixed Media Collage

In this workshop we will build a series of abstract collages using assorted papers. 

We will then enhance our collages with acrylic paint, coloured pencil, pastels, inks, etc.

Please bring four 6" x 6" or 8" x 8" canvas or cradle boards (wood canvas).

All artist grade acrylics, mediums and use of tools provided as well as assorted papers.  Feel free to bring scrapbooking papers of your own.

SKILL LEVEL:  No experience needed

DATE: Saturday, July 8, 2017

TIME: 10:00 am to 4:00pm

FEE: 55, includes lunch, tea or coffee


Intuitive Painting

You may be wondering, “What the heck is intuitive painting?”  In the art world, it's an art form known as "automatism".  It’s pronounced au·tom·a·tism with the emphasis on the “tom”.

And that, my friend, is the process of creating anything artistic without conscious thought.  In effect, it's just spontaneous painting… guided by your unconscious mind.  It could be spontaneous writing as well!

It's all about YOU letting go and just making your kind of marks.  It’s about getting out of your own way and not over-thinking.  What a fabulous experience!

All you do is use a variety of brushes and tools and your own colour choices.  There is no right or wrong way.  There are no rules.  You get to experience creating without boundaries or constraints.  YEAH!!!

Watercolour paper is supplied.   You will have use of artist grade acrylics, mediums and the tools are provided during your workshop.

SKILL LEVEL:  No experience needed

DATE: Saturday, July 22, 2017

TIME: 10:00 am to 4:00pm

FEE: 65, includes lunch, tea or coffee


Highland Peach Pansy

This Deborah Bonnewell, CDA painting has been converted from oils to acrylics.

In this workshop you'll learn how to create petal ruffles, perfect your dew drops and much, much more.

It is a challenging project but well worth the effort!

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate ++

DATE: Saturday, July 29, 2017

TIME: 10:00 am to 4:00pm

FEE: 45, includes lunch, tea or coffee


Before you register for your favourite painting with acrylics workshop, please read over my registration policy at the bottom of this page.

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REGISTRATION POLICY

To secure a spot in any painting with acrylics workshop, art retreat or Open Studio, pre-payment is necessary in the form of a cheque or by using PayPal.

When I receive your payment, I will send you a confirmation e-mail or I'll give you a call to confirm you’re in.

Refunds / transfers will be given if notification of cancellation is received at least 14 days prior to the workshop date. NO EXCEPTIONS.

If e-mailing a cancellation, please make sure that you receive a confirmation e-mail or phone call from me.

Please make cheques payable to

EARMARK Purrductions Creative Studios.






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