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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!  

 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! 

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

Cost is $48 plus HST and includes all supplies

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 Spring Arts & Crafts for Everyone - Clay and/or Felting

Have you always wanted to create your own little spring fairy or perhaps learn the art of needle felting? Just in time for easter come and learn how to begin to create and enjoy the art of 3-dimensional sculpting. All materials and instructions are provided along with guidance.  Some projects may need additional time to complete at home. 

 Friday March 23rd from 6 to 8:30 pm

or on Tuesday March 27th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Cost is $55 plus HST and includes all supplies

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"En Pleine Aire" - Outdoor Landscape Drawing 

Believing spring will come early come, join us outside to choose a spot in the garden and learn how to begin a preliminary drawing for an outdoor painting.  Large outdoor area with fences, birdhouses and garden sculptures is available.  Learn how to simplify and draw from life by choosing an appropriate composition, working in pencil and beginner tones.  Great class in preparation of the outdoor painting class that starts the following week.  (In the event of bad weather photos will be provided.) 

Tuesday April 17th, 2018 from 10:30 am to 1 pm 

or Friday April 20th, 2018 from 6 to 8:30 pm

Cost is $55 plus HST and includes all supplies

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"En Pleine Aire- Outdoor Acrylic Landscape Painting 

Great class for beginners as we follow the artist step-by-step and learn how to paint outdoors and apply acrylics in a thicker, painterly manner.  Impressionistic use of bold strokes of colour will be demonstrated as we learn to work from both life and photos to develop a painting style together.  (On bad weather days we work indoors.)

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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2 Day Beginner Watercolour Batik- Pets & Animals

There is no better way to learn how to blend watercolours then by trying watercolour batik.  Bring a photo of your favourite animal or pet and turn it into a work of art in this 2 day class.  There will be options for subject matter provided or you can bring your own reference.  Just ask for details.

Tuesdays May 29th and June 5th, 2018 from 10:30 am to 1 pm

or Fridays June 1st and 8th, 2018, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm

Cost is $130 and includes all supplies

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Intuitive Art - Experiments in Alcohol Ink 

 Learn how these amazingly vibrant paints work by dripping, smudging, throwing, spattering, scraping, and pouring with inks.  Follow your inner creative child on a journey and see what beautiful and intuitive painting you can create.  You will create two separate images that may be representational or abstract in nature.  (Please note the use of rubbing alcohol may cause strong odours so caution is recommended if you are sensitive.) 

Available on Tuesdays June 12th and 19th, 2018 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

 or on Fridays June 15th and 22nd, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Cost is $95 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:262 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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