Painting Classes Spring 2019

Acrylic on canvas and panel

Learn to paint beautiful landscapes and expressive florals using pallet knives.


Option 1:   Package of 3 lessons – 3 hours each. $320 per person. Includes all supplies.


Option 2:   Package of 2 lessons – 3 hours per lesson. $260 per person. Includes all supplies.


Option 3:   1-3 Persons, 1 day package (Saturday) – 10:30 to 4:30.. $250 per person. Includes all supplies.


Option 4:  1-3 Persons, 2 day package (Saturday/Sunday) – 10:30 to 4:30. $480 per person. Includes all supplies.


In these private and semi private sessions, I will help you develop your creative style through a variety of knife techniques, while also exploring new stylistic territory interpreted through your own artistic vision.


Oil Painting Classes

Beginning in the February, 2019, I will be teaching oil painting techniques using palette knives and cold wax, a non toxic and less labour intensive oil painting practice. I will be doing small classes in my studio, and one-on-one sessions. If you are interested in organizing a class in your studio or taking classes in mine- please contact me at

Palette knives can open an exciting new world of possibilities for painters. Painting with knives lends itself to a creative freedom entirely different from that achieved using brushes.

During the sessions you will learn how to build surfaces and depth, and incorporate mark making into your compositions. Some colour theory and composition will also be covered.


Come and play – enjoy some creative time in the intimacy of my studio in the iconic 1000 Parker Street Studios.

Workshop testimonial

As a complete beginner I was slightly apprehensive but Claire is an amazing instructor and the day was simply great. I will be recommending the experience to my friends and look forward to our next session!

B. Kidd

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