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Bicycle Canvas Painting Class

Bicycle Canvas Painting Class

Unleash your inner artist as you embark on a colourful journey to paint a delightful whimsical bicycle canvas adorned with a basket full of vibrant flowers. My relaxed and friendly atmosphere will make you feel right at home as you explore your artistic talents. No...

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7 Benefits of Taking an Art Class

7 Benefits of Taking an Art Class

Are you aware of the many benefits of taking an art class?! Embarking on the journey of art education offers a myriad of benefits that extend beyond the strokes of a paintbrush. Let's delve into the canvas of advantages that an art class can bring into your life....

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Why I Create Whimsical  Village Art

Why I Create Whimsical Village Art

My artistic journey began in 2007, and over the years, it has evolved into a celebration of whimsy, imagination, and the power of self-acceptance. For years, I painted diligently in pursuit of technical perfection, emulating the revered masters of the craft. However,...

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Managing Your Expectations For Success In an Art Class

Managing Your Expectations For Success In an Art Class

Are you excited to embark on your artistic journey but feeling the pressure to create a masterpiece in your first art class? It’s time to take a step back, breathe, and understand that managing your expectations is an essential part of the creative process. In this...

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Creativity – What I Believe

Creativity – What I Believe

What is creativity? Creativity is the act of taking a new idea and transforming it into a reality. As an art educator, I hear repeatedly from people “I don’t have a creative bone in my body”. This is simply untrue. We are creative beings, designed a very specific way...

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Essential Tools For Bookmaking

Essential Tools For Bookmaking

Are you ready to dive into the enchanting world of bookmaking, where words transform into tangible art? Whether you’re a creative journal keeper, or simply someone with a love for crafting, bookmaking is a delightful art that allows you to bind your thoughts and...

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Do Dollarama Art Supplies Really Work?

Do Dollarama Art Supplies Really Work?

I've been wondering for a while every time I am in the Dollarama, do Dollarama art supplies really work? In order to test out my hypothesis, I had to purchase some of them!  I bought about $16 worth of supplies. I purchased some acrylic paints, a watercolour pad, and...

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How To Care For Your Tubes Of Watercolour Paint

How To Care For Your Tubes Of Watercolour Paint

Do you struggle to care for your tubes of watercolour paints? I certainly do! I don't want you to experience what has happened to me, several dried out tubes of paint!! There are a few things you can do to prevent your paints from drying or exploding upon opening. In...

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How To Find Good Reference Photos To Paint

How To Find Good Reference Photos To Paint

As a watercolour artist, I am always trying to find good reference photos that I can use as subject matter to paint. When I am traveling, I take lots of photos (way too many photos!) simply for the purpose of painting them at a later date. The photo below is of a...

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How NOT To Overwork Your Watercolour Paintings

How NOT To Overwork Your Watercolour Paintings

How not to overwork your watercolour paintings is a question I get asked by most first time painters. Overworking your watercolour paintings happens when you put so much paint on your page, it loses its sense of light and spontaneity. If you are first starting out,...

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Using Dollarama Art Supplies

Using Dollarama Art Supplies

When it comes to buying art supplies, not every artist can afford to purchase professional quality paints or brushes from the local art store. But does that mean you really need to sacrifice the quality of your finished painting? Not at all! You can still create a...

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