Art Workshops at The Black Spruce Gallery

The Black Spruce Gallery endeavors to support Saskatchewan artists and to encourage visitors to the Lakeland to enjoy the beautiful boreal forest expressed through art.  After great demand, we are expanding our activities to include workshops conducted by some of Saskatchewan’s foremost artists and instructors.  The hands-on workshops are suitable for the beginner through to intermediate and experienced artists.  Workshops provide anyone with an interest to explore a new media such as encaustic, watercolour or painting on silk and glass.

Space is limited, and classes will fill quickly.  Classes are 6 hours of instruction/hands-on time with ½ hour for lunch (provided). You may use your own materials and art supplies will be available. Cost is $125 per one day workshop ( Or $110 for 2 or more workshops).  Workshops are designed for adult or older teen participants. All classes are 9am to 3:30pm at the Black Spruce Gallery location.

Fri June 22nd  Lets start at the Beginning  Acrylic Painting no experience required.  Introduction to acrylic painting,  the materials and how to use them.  Lots of hands-on experience to build confidence.  Instructor: Cheryl Tuck Tallon  Learn more

Sat  June 23  Painting En Plein Air (painting outdoors)  Students should have some experience with acrylic or oil paints.  This class will focus on the spontaneity of en plein air painting plus cropping and other challenges.  Instructor: Rolf Krohn Learn more

Sat July 14     Introduction to Encaustic 1 media.  Beginner level to advanced painters will benefit from the introduction to this exciting media.  Instructor Kathy Bradshaw   Learn more

Fri July 20  Open Studio Individual Instruction   Students should have some experience such as the “Start at the Beginning” workshop.  Instruction is personalized so every level of painter will benefit. Instructor: Degen Lindner  Learn more

August 9th, DUE to Popular Demand an additional class has been added

Splash and Squiggle  Pat Katz, spaces now available. Learn more

Fri August 10,  Squiggle and Splash Watercolour – Learn the basics and methods with this most versatile media.  Want to paint during your travels?  Only have a small area to paint?  Watercolour is ideal for you.  No experience required. Instructor: Pat Katz  Learn more

Sat Aug 11  Composition, Light  Students should have some experience in drawing, painting (any media including oils, watercolour or acrylic) and wish to add another level to their art knowledge. Instructor: Cheryl Tuck Tallon  Learn more

Sat  August 18  Encaustic 2 Some experience with encaustic is best as this will be focused on advanced techniques with encaustic  media.  Encaustic 1 recommended or prior encaustic experience. Instructor Kathy Bradshaw  Learn more

Sept 7 & 8:  Painting on Silk  Learn the technical and artistic aspects of painting on this exciting textile   Instructor: Bonny McNabb  Learn more

Sept 10th to 14th   5 day Open Studio Intensive   Cheryl Tuck Tallon plus guest instructors.  Each day will begin with a formal lesson/topic and the remainder of the day for participants to paint with individualized instruction available throughout the session.  Lunch provided  daily  Cost $125 per day, $500 for all 5 sessions.  Learn more


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