Art happens here, for everyone!

Whether you’re a dabbler or a seasoned pro, our art classes for adults combine a friendly and casual atmosphere with focused professional instruction. Classes are offered in a range of disciplines including acrylic, oil and watercolour painting, pastels, drawing and sketching fundamentals, en plein air and landscape painting, and more, in our fully equipped on-site studio. Master the principles of colour theory, value and temperature, application techniques, brushwork and other skills with the encouragement and coaching of our award-winning professional instructors. Classes range from introductions for absolute beginners to rigorous masterclasses for experienced artists.

Participants must be 18 or older. 

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Sunday Sip and Create

Sunday Sip and Create Adult Artmaking Workshops Relax and unwind with a sociable Sunday afternoon of artmaking at the McMichael, sustained by warm coffee or tea served in heritage china, sweet treats and sparkling beverages. This informal artmaking class is designed for artists of all skill levels and [...]

Thinking in Colour: Pastel Workshop with Clarence Porter

Thinking in Colour: Pastel Workshop Two-day In-Person Workshop with Clarence Porter Program Description If you have been looking for ways to expand your facility with pastels, this workshop will take you out of your comfort zone by challenging the way you think about colour and their value relationships – high key, low [...]

In-Person Oil Painting Weekend with Judy Sherman

In-Person Oil Painting Weekend with Judy Sherman Saturday & Sunday, July 8  & 9 Program Description This in-person weekend program will offer artists of all skill levels an intensive weekend of study in oil painting technique.  Artist Judy Sherman will cover a wide range of skills, including how to understand values, composition, colour, [...]