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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In-Person Acrylic Painting Studio with Andrew Cheddie Sookrah

In-Person Acrylic Painting Studio with Andrew Cheddie Sookrah Program Description The McMichael and art instructor Andrew Cheddie Sookrah are pleased to offer a new series of in-person studio acrylic painting sessions where beginner and intermediate artists will focus deeply on colour hues, tonal values shape, and form in acrylic painting. Using live [...]

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 [...]

Online Oil Painting Studio with Judy Sherman

ONLINE OIL PAINTING STUDIO with Judy Sherman Program Description This virtual studio experience led by artist Judy Sherman will offer instruction to emerging artists on working with the challenging but rewarding medium of oil paint. Sherman will guide participants through basic techniques and demonstrate how to apply advanced finishing touches to take their [...]

From Drawing to Painting: Developing your Signature Style

IN-PERSON STUDIO PROGRAM From Drawing to Painting: Developing your Signature Style   Program Description This new studio program is designed for beginner and intermediate artists who wish to paint with greater freedom and become more expressive. Under the guidance of professional artist and instructor Dominik Modlinski, this two-day workshop is intended to [...]