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County Art Workshops brings art instructors to Prince Edward County to engage with art students seeking high quality instruction in an inspiring destination. Group workshops allow participants to enjoy the camaraderie of learning with other like-minded students. From photography to painting, pottery to hand-blown glass, art is everywhere in The County. Be sure to visit.

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Weekend workshops permit intense focus, drawing on the teaching expertise of established Canadian instructors.

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Because of the demand for accommodations in The County from early spring through late fall, we urge you to book accommodations early.

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Prince Edward County emphasizes ‘farm to table’ which has lead to an impressive number of excellent restaurants. 


Life Drawing Workshop: September 14, 2019

"Applying Colour to the Human Figure"

with Kerry Kim

After a successful late winter workshop, Kerry Kim returns to the Baxter Arts Centre on Saturday, September 14, 2019. This one-day workshop will focus on exploring the human form with local skin tones as seen in the works of Singer Sargent and Lucien Freud. Alla prima techniques and practical methods of mixing skin tones will be emphasized, based on a refined version of Sargent’s palette.

Colour portrait painting of a woman


Oil Workshop: April 18-19th, 2020

"Oil Painting for Artists New to the Medium"

with Ruth Rodgers, MPAC

This workshop is designed to support a transition to oils from other media (pastels, watercolour, acrylics) and will focus on understanding and using supports, paints, solvents, mediums, and tools associated with oils. It is best suited to intermediate/advanced painters with experience in another medium. Good painting practices (such as concept, composition, and value planning) will be included, as will an extended session on colour mixing. This is a studio class, working from students' own photo references.

Stay tuned for more information.

Painting of a snowy tree


Oil/Acrylic Workshop: May 8-9th, 2020

"Applying the Zorn Palette to Portraiture"

with Brian Smith

Brian Smith will return to the County to teach portraiture using the Zorn palette on Friday May 8 and Saturday May 9, 2020. Anders Zorn (1860-1920) is arguably Sweden's most important painter. Throughout most of his illustrious portrait career he limited himself to a very simple palette of just four tubes (Vermillion, Yellow Ochre, Titanium White and a blue black). By utilizing this seemingly basic palette, the decisions around colour, intensity, and value became much simpler.  Perfect flesh tones are easily achieved.  Artists will work in acrylic or oil (odourless solvents only please) or water soluble oils.

Stay tuned for more information.

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Instructor Archive

For more information and a full list of the artists that have come to teach with County Art Workshops, please check out our Instructor Archive.

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