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For more information on any of the following workshops and to register, contact Susan.

Fearless Painting

Sat Jan 27, 2024— Sun Jan 28, 2024
10:00am — 2:00pm
Cost: $175

Acrylic painting class - all levels

Unleash your inner creativity in the new year with our "Fearless Painting" workshop. 
Embrace the power of big brushes and bold strokes using bright, thick colours.

Under the guidance of Susan Schaefer, a seasoned instructor, you'll learn various acrylic painting techniques and develop your own artistic style.

Our workshop is a great way to escape the winter blues and spend a rejuvenating weekend exploring your creativity.

Upon registration, we will email you a suggested list of supplies.
If you have any questions or are interested in signing up, please Contact Susan

Where: Parksville, BC

Florals - Big and Bold

Sat Mar 9, 2024— Sun Mar 10, 2024
10:00am — 2:00pm
Cost: $175

Acrylic painting class - all levels

Let's welcome the spring season with fresh and vibrant floral paintings.
Join us for a relaxing workshop where we'll capture the beauty of Mother Nature in all her glory.

Our seasoned instructor, Susan Schaefer, will guide you through the process of working with acrylic paints, using bold brush strokes and larger canvas to help you develop your artistic style.

Spend an enjoyable weekend with fellow artists, exploring the beauty of florals.

Upon registration, we will email you a suggested list of supplies. 
If you have any questions or are interested in signing up, please Contact Susan

Where: Parksville, BC

Introduction to Landscapes

Sat Mar 11, 2023
10:00am — 3:00pm
Cost: $115

In this workshop we will discuss some on the key elements in making your landscape work: composition, planning, simplifying and execution.

We will work on smaller tonal paintings to establish design until the student becomes confident to tackle a bigger piece.

Where: McMillan Gallery
Parksville BC
Website: Register Here

Limited Palette

Wed Apr 19, 2023
10:00am — 3:00pm

There is something freeing and exhilarating about working with a limited palette.  It simplifies the thought process and the work tends to have more harmony as the colours flow and compliment each other. Monet loved to use a limited palette to paint some of his amazing outdoor impressionistic work. 

          

Where: The Old School House
122 Fern Road West,
Qualicum Beach BC V9K 1T2
Contact: (250) 752-6133
Website: register here

Exploring Florals

Mon Apr 24, 2023
10:00am — 2:00pm

Exploring florals with their showy colours, curvy lines and forgiving designs.
Susan will show you how to bring your painting to life, one layer at a time.

Where: McMillan Gallery
Parksville BC
Website: Register Online

Through Forest into the Light

Sat May 6, 2023
10:00am — 2:30pm
Cost: $125.

In this workshop the student will be encouraged to loosen up and use bold and bright colours to paint the background light as it shimmers through the forest. You will have fun working on the foreground with the tangle of twisted branches and interplay between light to dark.

~ all levels of acrylic painters welcome ~

Register by calling 250- 724-3412‬

Where: The Grove

Harbour Quay
#7-5440 Argyle St.
Port Alberni, BC

Sunflowers - FUN Flowers

Sat Jul 15, 2023
10:00am — 2:30pm
Cost: $125

What says summer more then warm and brightly coloured sun-flowers? They are the perfect subject to paint offering showy colours, curvy lines and forgiving designs. Be prepared to have some summer fun as Susan shows you how to bring your painting to life, one layer at a time.

Where: The Grove

Harbour Quay
#7-5440 Argyle St.
Port Alberni, BC

West Coast Trees - SOLD OUT

Sat Jul 29, 2023
10:00am — 2:30pm

Cost $125.
Join artist Susan for a fun day of painting west coast trees. She will have you looking for the shapes and patterns, simplifying the lines while exaggerating the flow and curves of the trees. 

Register by calling 250-724-3412

Where: The Grove

Harbour Quay
#7-5440 Argyle St.
Port Alberni, BC

Barns, Sheds and Old Relics

Sun Nov 12, 2023
10:00am — 2:30pm
Cost: $110

Acrylic painting class - beginners welcomed

This is the first time teaching this class in BC and I am really excited to offer it to my students.

Everyone has a memory of days gone by, reminiscent of a simpler time. Now's your chance to capture it on canvas.

Whether it's an old country shed, an antique car, or a funky old door from a holiday, we are going to have fun exploring these subjects.

For a list of supplies please see General Information.

Where: TBA
Parksville BC