Public workshop Calendar


    • Thu, January 04, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Barrie Art Club
    • 5
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    Grainy Landscapes / Speak to Me, Grain!
    One - 3 Hour Morning Workshop

    • Subject: Primarily Landscape: Based on the Woodgrain Pattern
    • Medium: Acrylic
    • Level: All
    • Registration $15 for members and non-members


    Using watered-down acrylics, be amazed as the natural grain of a wood panel speaks to you, revealing, with its contours, a seascape, a moonscape, a desertscape, or perhaps even a menagerie.


    About the Artist

    Retired elementary teacher, B.A., member of BAC, BaySide Artists and OFAA.  My home is in Oro-Medonte, where I live with my husband.  Combined with my love of colour, experimentation, and accidental artistic discoveries, I enjoy putting smiles on hearts of seniors with music.


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    • Thu, January 11, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Barrie Art Club
    • 0
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    Exploring Ink and Watercolour
    One - 3 Hour Morning Workshop

    • Subject: Interesting Houses
    • Medium: Watercolour & Ink
    • Level: Beginner, Intermediate
    • Registration $15 for members and non-members


    The class will create a painting that is an abstract; a loose and whimsical watercolour plus ink, ready for framing.

    About the Artist

    I have been a watercolour artist for the past 35 years.  I have never had any formal academic education, but have taken many workshops over the years with very talented and competent artists in the United States and Canada and continue to do so.


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    • Thu, January 18, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Barrie Art Club
    • 5
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    Creative Abstracts
    One - 3 Hour Morning Workshop

    • Subject: Creating an Abstract Painting
    • Medium: Acrylic (or Any Media)
    • Level: All
    • Registration $15 for members and non-members


    Workshop will begin with a short introduction to abstract art; its origins and two different approaches: dynamic & geometrical. Participants will do an abstract, in whatever medium they choose. Everyone's comments will be welcomed. The aim is to learn and have some fun.


    About the Artist

    I have been painting seriously since 2002, and I have exhibited a few times. I have completed some representational work, especially on urban scenes, and a lot of abstracts. I am also a student of the history of abstract art. I hope to bring my own experience and some knowledge of the field to play in the workshop.

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    • Sat, January 27, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Barrie Art Club
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    Expressive Watercolour

    Saturday Workshop

    • Subject: Portrait & Figure
    • Medium: Watercolour
    • Level: Intermediate & Advanced
    • $45.00 members
    • $60.00 non-members

    The class will learn how to use classical transparent watercolour paint in a very effective way, such as: three dimensionally catching the personality and characters by using freehand work.


    About the Artist

    Atanur Dogan is a Turkish-Canadian watercolour artist.  He is a graduate of the Fine Arts Program with a teaching degree from the Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey, where he specialized in watercolour and sculpture. Atanur's love of life and people is reflected in his portraitures. No stiff poses of women in long gowns leaning stiffly against a chair for Atanur.  Rather, his works are full of life and activity as he portrays people in real-life activities such as mending a shore, working in a field or a group discussing politics over a cold beer.

    "I have to relate to my subject matters with emotion in order to paint They inspire and excite me as I see and feel their life.  It gives great pleasure to feel what they feel as a participant and not merely as an observer."

    ... Atanur Dogan          

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    • Thu, February 01, 2018
    • Thu, February 22, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • The Barrie Art Club
    • 8
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    Freedom!
    Evening Workshop

    • Subject: Pastel Techniques for Any Subject
    • Level: All
    • Medium: Soft Pastel
    • 4-class series
    • Registration $70 for members and non-members


    Feel FREE in this class to paint anything you like! Your own pet, wildlife, farm animals, flowers, teapots or trains, planes and automobiles.  Any subject matter is acceptable. You will learn or reinforce, the simple steps required in pastel to allow you to paint in any genre.


    About the Artist

    I am a Pet Portrait Artist, and this has been my profession for the last 10 years.  For 45+ years I have been creating in pastel.

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    • Sat, March 24, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Barrie Art Club
    • 4
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    Dynamic Texture Techniques

    Saturday Workshop

    • Subject: Texture Techniques in the Landscape
    • Medium: Acrylic or Oil
    • Level: Intermediate & Advanced
    • $45.00 members
    • $60.00 non-members

    Explore some new techniques creating texture for a variety of subjects for landscape elements and structures. Utilizing tools like shapers, rags, palette knives, etc. along with moulding paste, gesso and gels you will discover ways to bring dynamic layered vitality to your work. Exercises creating elements of the landscape will be shown. The workshop encourages doing individual studies of elements rather than a finished work. Demos will be provided as well as group and one-on-one instruction.


    About the Artist

    Sam Paonessa AOCA, OSA is a graduate from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. His career as a professional artist spanned over 30 years with Hallmark Cards. During that period Sam traveled and painted plein air landscapes in North America, Italy and Morocco. As an active member of the Ontario Society of Artists, he has been sharing his valuable experience gaining recognition as an accomplished painting workshop instructor for numerous art groups across Ontario.


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    • Thu, May 03, 2018
    • Thu, May 24, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • The Barrie Art Club
    • 0
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    The Four Main Elements of Landscape
    Morning Workshop

    • Subject: Capturing the four main elements of landscape: trees, rocks, water and skies, using simple acrylic techniques.
    • Level: All
    • 4-class series
    • Registration $70 for members and non-members


    Do problems capturing one or more of the main landscape elements result in your paintings turning out less successful than they could be? After focusing on each of the four main elements individually: trees, rocks, water and skies, students will be more satisfied with their efforts.


    About the Artist

    The years Barb has spent painting landscapes, has given her an appreciation of the difficulties involved in capturing their main elements - trees, rocks, water and skies.  She enjoys sharing the fun and uncomplicated painting methods she has developed with others.

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    • Thu, May 03, 2018
    • Thu, May 24, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • The Barrie Art Club
    • 5
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    Painting with Confidence using a Palette Knife
    Evening Workshop

    • Subject: Any Subject Matter/Using a Palette Knife
    • 4-class series
    • Level: All
    • Medium: Oil or Acrylic
    • Registration $70 for members and non-members

    Painting with a palette knife to show confidence, energy and a 'come what may' attitude.


    About the Artist

    Cathy is a full-time, professional artist who owns and operates her own gallery in Midland, Ontario.  Her style and subject matter is diverse and her use of colour is bold and fresh. Cathy enjoys sharing new processes she is working on, and has an active social media presence.


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Past workshops

Thu, December 14, 2017 $WDMW: Lucy Grundy: Material Art Creations: Elephants/Owls/Guitars
Sat, December 09, 2017 $WEW: Mystery Workshop: Acrylic
Thu, December 07, 2017 $WDMW: Sharon Black: Acrylic/Oil: Still Life: Paint What You See!
Thu, November 30, 2017 $WDMW: Rose Cook: Acrylic: Having Fun with Abstraction!
Sat, November 18, 2017 $WEW: Nancy Newman: Not to be Negative, but ...
Thu, November 02, 2017 $WDW: Renee Rose: Cards that Glow with Holiday Magic!
Thu, November 02, 2017 $WDW: Deb Grise: Any Painting Medium: More Challenges
Sat, October 21, 2017 $WEW: Kal Honey: Colour Clinic: Why and How to Use Modified Colour
Thu, October 05, 2017 $WDW: Margaret Ferraro: Pastel Landscape: Chasing Colour
Thu, October 05, 2017 $WDW: Marianne Broome: Acrylic (or Watercolour): Loosen Up Your Landscape
Sat, September 30, 2017 $WEW: Marc Gagnon: The Mosaic Approach to Painting Acrylics
Sat, September 16, 2017 $WEW: Nola McConnan: Just Dogs? Cats? or ??? Figure Drawing of Animals
Thu, September 07, 2017 $WDW: Merv Richardson: Explore the Glory of Watercolour
Thu, September 07, 2017 $WDW: Barb Ritchie: Acrylic: Floral Fantasies
Sat, August 19, 2017 $WEW: Peter John Reid: Spectacular Skies in Acrylics
Thu, August 10, 2017 $WDW: Cyril Leeper: Guidelines to Portraiture: Oil (or Acrylic)
Thu, August 10, 2017 $WDW: Andrew Sookrah: Acrylic: Brush Strokes for Better Results!
Sat, July 29, 2017 $WEW: John Pryce: Plein Air: Oil
Thu, July 06, 2017 $WDW: Cathy Boyd: Oil (or Acrylic): Colour Me Crazy
Thu, July 06, 2017 $WDW: Ian McIntosh: Photograph Your Art
Sat, June 24, 2017 $WEW: Martha Johnson: Gestural Landscape on Mylar
Thu, June 01, 2017 $WDW: Ruth Ann Pearce: Coloured Pencil: A Fruitful Day
Thu, June 01, 2017 $WDW: Jordan Eveland: Media Adventures
Sat, May 20, 2017 $WEW: Doug Purdon: Acrylic
Thu, May 04, 2017 $WDW: Kim Martin: Pastel Pet Portraits
Thu, May 04, 2017 $WDW: Barbara Stofast: Texture in Acrylic with Mixed Media
Fri, April 21, 2017 $WEW: Brian Smith: Life Drawing, The Basics and Beyond
Thu, April 06, 2017 $WDW: Japanese Brush Painting: Roslyn Levin
Thu, March 16, 2017 $WDW: Mary Makrilias: The Fundamentals of Drawing
Thu, March 09, 2017 $WDW: Georgia! : Jennifer Lawton
Sat, February 25, 2017 $WEW Sandy Brand: Creativity, Colour, Composition
Thu, February 02, 2017 $WDW: Explorations in Watercolour: Richard VanderMeer
Sat, January 07, 2017 $WEW Capturing the Basics of Light and Shadow with Sharon Black
Sat, November 26, 2016 Postponed: $WEW Capturing the Basics of Light and Shadow with Sharon Black
Thu, November 03, 2016 $WDW Deb Grise: Challenges for Speed, Skill, Confidence
Thu, October 20, 2016 $WDW Kim Martin - Pastel Pet Portraits II
Sat, October 15, 2016 $WEW Leslie Staple - Botanicals in Watercolour
Sat, September 17, 2016 $WEW Atanur Dogan - Expressive Watercolour Portraits
Thu, September 08, 2016 $WDW Barbara Stofast: Techniques with Acrylic Gel Medium
Sat, August 20, 2016 $WEW Tom Campbell - Secrets of Master Painters (Oil)
Thu, August 04, 2016 $WDW Carol Thomson - Chinese Brush Painting (Watercolour)
Sat, July 16, 2016 CANCELLED: $WEW Sharon Barfoot - Exploring Cold Wax (Oil)
Thu, July 07, 2016 $WDW Lisa Rankin - Awaken your Inner Artist (Oil)
Sat, June 18, 2016 $WEW Kal Honey - Intro to Composition
Mon, June 06, 2016 $WDW Margaret Ferraro - Soft Pastels Plein Air Workshop
Thu, June 02, 2016 $WDW Mary Makrilias - Watercolour Dreamworks
Thu, June 02, 2016 $WDW Lois Green: Media Exploration (Acrylic & Watercolour)
Sat, May 21, 2016 $WEW Sheila Butler - Acrylics: Transparent & Opaque
Thu, May 05, 2016 $WDW Lois Green - Expressive Drawing
Thu, April 07, 2016 $WDW Cathy Boyd - 37-minute Paintings
Sat, March 19, 2016 $WEW Brian Smith - Abstracting the Figure
Thu, March 03, 2016 $WDW Merv Richardson - Watercolour for the Love of it
Mon, February 29, 2016 $WDW Alice Edwards- 30 Paintings in 30 Days
Sat, February 20, 2016 $WEW Margaret Ferraro - Soft Pastels


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