Fall Courses and Workshops

An exciting season of creative adventures await you in the studio this Fall!

I am pleased to bring you a variety of adult  and family workshops, art retreats and a six week Intuitive Painting course.

The September-October session of the 6 week Intuitive Painting course, filled up quickly. Registration is now open for the November-December session, so don’t delay.

A special evening filming in the studio

On Tuesday, August 22, the talented Steph Hayes came to the studio for a special evening of filming.
While I led an Intuitive Painting workshop, Steph worked her magic as she captured us creating and the evolution of our pieces. It was remarkable to have these wonderful people gather and have an artist who’s work I greatly respect work on this project.

A new journey. A new adventure. A new life.

Photo Credit: Matt + Steph Photography

I am a firm believer that it is never too late to do what you wish to do.

This past year has been the biggest wake up call I have had. In life I have worked my way towards my dreams and have overcome many obstacles (just like everyone else). But I didn’t do this entirely on my own. I owe a great deal to my family, they have helped me every step of the way. I wouldn’t be who I am or be where I am without them.
Not to forget all your amazing support! Thank you every single one of you for coming to workshops, courses, art shows, giving my art the most amazing homes to be in and everything else you do. You are the ones who help support my dreams and make them a reality.

The next step of my journey is beginning and boy, can that leap every be scary. But, it truly feels amazing. It reminds me what it is to be alive and to continue pushing forwards.
I am no longer teaching intuitive painting with The Art School of Peterborough.
I am thankful for everything I have learned while being there. After 9 years of growing; first starting out as a volunteer to then creating my own courses, to being a board member, being chair of the marketing committee, to being the receptionist for a short duration, its been an amazing adventure.
But I know the time to move on to the next chapter of my life is here. Over the past few years I have been growing my career in the studio as an artist, then offering my own courses in the style I teach.

Photo Credit: Matt + Steph Photography

Moving forwards, I will be continuing to offer Intuitive Painting courses out of my studio, along with other creative workshops.
Plans to grow the studio are already underway as well as the search for the perfect commercial space. Additional workshops featuring a wide variety of local creatives are in the works!

I am extremely excited for this next chapter of my life and hope to see you in the studio! 
If you are interested in joining forces for a special project you have in mind or collaborating for a show, please don’t hesitate on sending me a message.

Photos of July Workshops in the STUDIO

A visual glimpse into June’s workshops at the STUDIO!

Thank you everyone for attending. I greatly appreciate everyone who comes out to join in on the creative fun and for the support.

If you are interested in attending a workshop, please head on over to the classes section to see what adventure awaits you!

A Special Commission for Trent University

In May, I was approached by Trent University  to create a large scale piece for their recently renovated student health centre. This mixed media piece was inspired by the serene landscape of the campus and its known association with nature, which has been a great influence in my work.
The Trent University campus has always been an inspiring environment to me. The way the unique architecture harmonizes with nature and to have a river flowing directly through the campus, its surreal. Its beautiful to see how we can embrace nature for all its beauty.
Over the duration of June, I worked layer by layer as this painting evolved, beginning to take a life all of its own on.

I invite you to take a look into the process of this piece and hope you enjoy.
I am extremely honoured and happy to of had this opportunity and for my piece to be established in its new home.

If you are interested in having a piece created for you, please send me a message to discuss what unique piece awaits you.

MPP Jeff Leal helped Trent University open its newly renovated health clinic Tuesday morning.

The Trent alumnus (Class of ’74) was on hand with Trent staff and students and members of the Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation and Peterborough Kawartha Rotary Club, for a tour of the student health clinic, all as part of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s (RNAO) Take your MPP to Work initiative.

“I am thrilled to welcome our partners who funded some unique projects this year. As a result of their support, we are fulfilling our goals for an inclusive space that meet students’ clinical needs – but also helps them feel welcome,” stated Ruth Walker, manager of Student Health Services at Trent, in a release.

“When students arrive to Trent, many are accessing healthcare for the first time on their own. We want this to be a place where they feel comfortable asking for help.”

Two new features, based on the Student Wellness Centre’s Biopsychosocial model of care, were highlighted: an accessible barrier-free exam table, funded by the Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundations; and therapeutic artwork, funded by the Peterborough Kawartha Rotary Club.

The Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation, also known as Your Family Health Team Foundation, funded the barrier-free exam table.

“We are very pleased to be able to support Student Health Services at Trent,” stated Laura Kennedy, executive director, GPHSF, Your Family Health Team Foundation. “A barrier free examination table is a basic need of every primary care clinic in order to ensure all patients can appropriately access the care they require.  The team at Trent Health Services has done an exceptional job of creating an inclusive, safe space and we are proud to be a partner of their patient circle of care.”

Financial support from the Peterborough Kawartha Rotary Club led to the creation of nature-based art pieces for the clinic. Artist Cherylanne James, an Anishinaabekwe from Rama First Nation, is creating two art pieces, while a large piece has been created for the waiting area by local artist Brianna Gosselin.

The Peterborough Examiner Article can be accessed here.

 

 

Thanksgiving Workshop Special

In honour of the first day of fall, you will be able to receive 10% off all thanksgiving workshops taking place on Saturday, October 1.
This special discount will automatically be added to your order upon completion of registration.

There is an exciting line up of youth and teen projects awaiting your child, I look forward to creating with them in the studio!