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with Andrew Cheddie Sookrah

Thursdays, March 3
to April 14

3 to 6 pm (EST)

I … really liked watching the demo by Andrew. I felt quite engaged—in some ways even more so than in face-to-face classes as I felt I could see “up close” what Andrew was doing in terms of paint mixing and brush strokes Online Participant

Andrew Sookrah is that rare combination of an accomplished artist who is also a gifted teacher. He clearly explains and demonstrates his process, while also giving ample individual attention to each student in the class. Andrew always strikes the right balance between making class challenging and making it fun.  – Peter Fairweather 


Program Description

This virtual class includes live online interaction with artist Andrew Cheddie Sookrah and will offer instruction to artists working to refine their technique in the subjects and styles of their choice. Sookrah will provide live demonstrations in acrylics, watercolors and water-mixable oils, with individual conversations and guidance regarding the works in progress. Topics covered include rendering effective form, mastering perspective, rendering reflections in water, patterns, texture, skies and clouds, rocks, ice, snow, dramatic light, controlling depth and negative space, with special attention given to expanding your repertoire of effective brushstrokes, including painting with a palette knife and found objects. Basic drawing techniques such as composition, color and texture will be explored. This class will be delivered via the video conferencing app, Zoom.


Program Details

6-week online session!

Date: March 3 to April 12, 2022 (no class March 17)

Time: 3 to 6 pm (EST)

Cost: $270 for public and $216 McMichael Members.

Level: Open to all skill levels. Our experienced instructor will adapt his teaching style to his students’ experience.

Maximum 18 participants.

Please note: fees are non-refundable. Classes are not recorded.


Materials: Not included. View a list of suggested materials.

Requirements: Access to internet, updated Zoom client, microphone and camera.

How to join: Once you have purchased the classes you will be sent an email with all necessary information and details about how to access the class online. If you have any questions please contact our programs department or call 905.893.1121 ext 2216.



About the Instructor

Andrew Cheddie Sookrah is a professional artist and an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, the Society of Canadian Artists, the Ontario Society of Artists, and the Portrait Society of Canada. He was a runner up contestant in Landscape Artist of the Year Canada 2020. Sookrah uses a combination of painting demonstrations and individual guidance to create a fun, supportive and collaborative atmosphere.


Works by previous participants:

Artist: Hazel Hartley
Title: The Elder, acrylics

Artist: Peter Fairweather
Title: Local, acrylics peterfairweather.com

Artist: Kerrie Curran
Title: Woodland Stream, acrylics


March 3, 2022
April 14, 2022
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Kleinburg, Ontario L0J 1C0 Canada
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