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Adult Art Workshops


We believe everyone is an artist at the Creative Palette.  Our mission is to provide a safe, nuturing environment where both beginners and advanced artists can come and relax and create art using different methods and materials with an experienced artist.  Come and experience a home-based studio for smaller more specialized classes.  We will be offering "en plein aire" classes, figurative classes using live models, and different art forms including sculpture, mixed media and painting both indoors and out.  Check regularly for new workshops!  Our workshops for adults ages 16 and older are usually Tuesday mornings or Friday nights for adults!  


2 Day Dimensional Interpretive Tissue Art

A great class to take some time for yourself and to bring out your inner child.  Tear, cut, fold, roll tissues add some gel medium and form peaks and valleys in your art.  The second class apply paints, strings, glitter, and washes to your art.  Come, relax, play and create!

Tuesdays January 23rd & 30th, 2018 from 10:30 am to 1 pm

or Fridays January 19th, and 26th, 2018 from 6:30 to 9 pm 

Cost is $115 and includes all supplies

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2 Day Beginner Watercolour Batik- Cardinals

There is no better way to learn how to blend complimentary colours and layer wax and watercolours then with this beautiful drawing of cardinals in a tree. Follow along step-by-step as we explore the beauty of this unique technique using a pen & ink drawing on rice paper.  Great class to see how colour moves and to gain an understanding of colour theory.  All supplies other then paper included.  More details with registration.

Fridays February 2nd and 9th, 2018, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm

Cost is $125 and includes all supplies

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3 Day Barns & Horses Pen & Ink with Watercolour Batik

Start at the beginning and learn how to apply tone and texture with pen & ink on day one.  Day 2 and 3 develop colour and tone with watercolours and wax on rice paper.  Follow the artist step-by-step and bring your own drawing for a second batik.

Tuesdays February 13th, 20th and 27th, 2018, from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm

or Fridays March 23rd, Apr. 6th and 13th, 2018 from 6:30 to 9 pm 

Cost is $165 and includes all supplies 

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 Drawing a Face - Shading & Proportion

Come and join this one day class and learn how to accurately draw a face from a photograph.  Elements of proportion using anatomy will be demonstrated with the basics of shading and toning.  Great class for beginners! 

Friday February 23rd, 2018, from 6:30 to 9 pm

or Tuesday March 20th, 2018 from 10:30 am to 1 pm

Cost is $48 plus HST and includes all supplies

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 Polymer Clay - Figurative Art Sculpture

Learn how polymer clay works as you build a figurative scupture (approx. 6-8" tall) using molds and hand building.  Caning will be demonstrated.  The first class is for building and shaping your character, the second class you can learn how to paint, glue and add fabrics and decoration to your character.  Recommended age of 12 or older.  Great class to do with a teen.  Animals, fantasy figures, creatures, whatever your imagination dreams up you can make! 

Saturdays March 17th and 24th, 2018 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am 

or Tuesdays March 27th and April 3rd, 2018 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Cost is $95 plus HST and includes all supplies

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3 Day Drawing and Acrylic Painting Flowers in the Garden 

Now is the time to think spring as we watch our gardens grow!  Here is a great 3 day class where you will follow the artist step-by-step as we learn how to think in shapes in our drawing and then start to apply acrylics in a thick, painterly manner.  Bold strokes of colour will be used as we learn to work form both life and photos as we develop our painting styles together.  Great class for beginners to learn how acrylics work.

Tuesdays April 24th, May 1st and 8th, 2018 from 10:30 am to 1 pm 

or Fridays April 27th, May 4th and 11th, 2018 from 6 to 8:30 pm

Cost is $185 plus HST and includes all supplies

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More workshops are added frequently, so please check regularly.  A minimum of 5 participants for a class to run.  Our single day or evening workshops are designed to give adults a chance to just come out and try an art class in a relaxed, step-by-step environment.  Why not come out and see what you can do in just a few hours!  All supplies are included.  (Exception is the nuno-felting class where bubble wrap and a rolling pin is required.) 

Price Schedule

All supplies included in first workshop. Prices negotiable for continuing workshops.

Private Lesson $75 per hour
2-4 participants $35 per person per hour
5-8 participants $25 per person per hour

If you wish to participate with other creative people in a medium of your choice you are welcome to give us a call and we will do our best to put a group of people together for you!

"Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing."
-Marc Chagall

"The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable."
-Robert Henri

"When it is working, you completely go to another place, you are tapping into things that are totally universal, completely beyond your ego and your own self. That's what it is all about."
-Ketih Haring


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Shelly Melnyk

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"One word: 'Awesome!' Heather’s skills & talent as an artist combined with her warm, enthusiastic inclusive approach have afforded my daughter to grow and explore her creative passion. The variety of mediums helped her to try new things and create pieces she is truly proud to show. The technique and theory help to round out her whole learning experience. Thank you Heather!" Shelly Melnyk

Ruth Rankin

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"Our daughter has thoroughly enjoyed every class that she’s taken with Heather. So much so, that she invited friends to an art class birthday party. Lots of fun! It’s been a great balance to add a creative activity to her extra-curricular activities." Ruth Rankin

Pamela Schellling

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"She loves art. We love framing her work. We love the oil pastels and the watercolors. A beautiful smile after every class to go with a fantastic piece of art!" Pamela Schellling

Tracy Link

Posted:29-04-2013 Hits:256 Feedbacks Super User

"My daughter loves coming to art class with Heather. She loves it so much she has asked to join a second class per week. The pieces she has brought home are beautiful. Our favorite painting is on our fireplace mantel so we can see and enjoy it every day. Heather is very talented and works well with the children. We would recommend this class to everyone." Tracy Link


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