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Oil & Cold Wax Workshop with Laurie Skantzos (to be rescheduled)

March 21 @ 11:00 am - March 22 @ 4:00 pm


This workshop will be rescheduled – date TBD

We understand the growing concern around the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)and as promised we are closely monitoring the evolving health reports from reputable sources.  The health of our community, staff and volunteers are the utmost importance to us.

We are following the advice of local public health agencies and other leaders in our community as information unfolds rapidly.  This morning our Executive committee made the tough decision to cancel our March Break program for this coming week.  In making these difficult decisions, we hope to reduce the risk of spreading the virus, and, in turn, protect our vulnerable populations.  Our hearts go out to all those impacted in Canada and across the world, and we will do our part in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We will resume normal programming as soon as local health officials indicate it is safe to do so and another date will be set for this 2-day workshop with Laurie.

Thank you for your help and support of these difficult decisions.


This 2-day weekend workshop will appeal to painters of any level, who wish to deepen or rekindle their relationship to their inner muse. Over two days, you will venture deeper into your painting process and develop your personal expression in a safe, non-judgmental and playful space. Demonstrations using oil and cold wax, along with a variety of implements, will give you extra tools to assist you in your exploration.

We will be layering, scraping back, using solvent reductions, adding pastels, stamps, stencils, and much more. Experimenting with a variety of tools such as brayers, clay modeling tools and “squeegies”, we will create beautifully rich surfaces.

Note: A $25 kit fee is payable in cash to the instructor at the start of class.

Ages 16+

$225 per person, plus HST

Max 12 participants

Student Supply List:

Oil paints, variety of colours (water soluble is fine), palette knives, rigid surfaces such as cradled panel or plywood (with 2 coats of gesso), Arches oil paper (1 or 2 full sheets or a pad), Creative Catalyst Wedge (straight edge, beige sold at Wyndham Art Supplies or Curry’s) AND OR Messer Meister Bowl Scraper from Amazon, masking tape, paper towel, wax paper, paleete for mixing.

Optional: oil or pigment sticks (R & F are the best), Pan Pastels, soft rubber brayer, and any other materials you would like to experiment with.

About the Instructor:

Laurie’s contemporary, process driven painting is largely inspired by the interactions of colour, form and application. Two-dimensional shapes that appear in her paintings have recently morphed into three dimensions, becoming sculptural, painted “objects”.

Laurie studied fine art at the University of Waterloo and her work is displayed in galleries throughout Ontario. She regularly participates in shows such as the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair and International Affordable Art Fairs with Spence Gallery. Laurie’s work is included in private and public collections across North America, Europe and Asia. She works from her studio in Guelph Ontario.

Laurie teaches sessions at the Guelph School of Art, Elora Centre for the Arts, and a week long intensive during the summer at the Wellington County Museum. She also offers classes from her studio. The focus is on building a visual vocabulary of tools and techniques while further establishing each participant’s unique voice.




March 21 @ 11:00 am
March 22 @ 4:00 pm
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