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With over twenty years experience, I enjoy to inspire creativity in others, may they be children, teens or adults. I have been teaching art and demonstrating painting and sculpting techniques in elementary and high school settings, in art schools, art galleries, community events and senior homes. My teaching style is to show possibilities and bring out each student’s individual talents. I look forward to creating with you.

Art Classes in 2019:  

Location: Kincardine, Victoria Park Gallery, 707 Queen St.

Acrylic Inks Workshop

Date & Time: June 29th, 9 am – 4 pm    ADULT/TEEN         All Skill Levels

Price $60.00 – plus $20.00 materials fee payable to instructor

Please register directly with Victoria Park Gallery Ph: 519-396-6699 — Email:

Find beauty in the unexpected as you watch colour spread across the paper, then control ink’s vivid character by giving it direction and purpose. You will experiment with different brands of acrylic ink, tools and techniques such as outlining, layering, spraying and splattering. I will demonstrate techniques and provide reference photos and individual guidance, but students are encouraged to create a unique art piece of their own. Cost is $60. All materials (paper, ink and tools) will be provided for a materials fee of $20 per student.

Location:  Southampton

Southampton Art School – Southampton Arts Centre

201 High St. Southampton, Ontario N0H 2L0

(519) 797-5068 or 1 (800) 806-8838 


Diving Deep into Watercolour
Date & Time: July 8-12th, 9 am – 12pm
Price: $140        Age Range: 6-8
Date & Time: August 6-9th, 12:30 – 3:30pm
Price: $115         Age Range: 6-8
Only the brave dive deep into the water, but what a colourful world might they see! Children will splash with watercolours, looking for coral reefs and special artsy effects. Air bubbles might come to the surface as schools of fish swim by. Are there places to hide behind seaweeds and shipwrecks? Are there games to play with mermaids and seahorses and whales? – A week of painting, stories and play awaits. What art you waiting for?

Animalia with Antje Martens-Oberwelland

Date & Time: July 8-12th, 12:30pm-3:30pm

Price: $150           Age Range: 8-12


Date & Time: August 6-9th, 9am-12pm

Price: $125           Age Range: 8-12             No class Monday!

It’s a jungle out there, so get ready to explore! With a diverse selection of reference sculptures and images, students will learn to draw and paint animals of their choice in a variety of materials. Students will begin with the basic skills of drawing with pencil, ink, and charcoal, while learning about the anatomy and characteristics of different animals. As the week progresses they will move into painting with watercolour, soft pastels, and oil pastels bringing their creations to life with colour!

Modern Art

Modern Art with Antje Martens-Oberwelland    NEW!

Date & Time: August 12-16th, 9am-4pm       FULL DAY PROGRAM!

Price: $310           Age Range: 11-14

Explore the world of Modern Art! In this course, students will learn about artists such as Hundertwasser, Oppenheim, and Dali. Through the discussion and observation of these artists, students will use them as inspiration in creating their own works of art. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with two-dimensional materials such as drawing, printmaking, and painting, as well as three-dimensional materials such as papier-mâché and plaster rolls. This class will not only provide students with art history education, but also a focus on learning through experimenting. Please note that parental permission will be required to attend an offsite afternoon to sketch and visit the ice cream parlor!


Location: Southampton

Antje Martens-Oberwelland - Paper Art

Paper Art – Cuts and Collage (3-day workshop) with Antje Martens-Oberwelland

Date & Time: September 18-20th, 9am-4pm

Price: $270        Skill Level: All Levels     Adult/Teen

Material Fee: $35 payable to the instructor

Many people may not know, but Henri Matisse was known for his paper art and collage. We will examine his work, along with Antje’s, and other contemporary paper collage artists to learn about design, what makes a good pattern, and how to use paper and scissors creatively. Participants will start out with paper cuts and create patterns using a variety of papers which will be glued onto a paper substrate. If desired, finished work can be enhanced using ink or items found in nature. Participants will create a landscape or still life using ripped paper either from magazines or richly textured and tinted handmade paper. Additional to the fee of $35, participants will need to bring a pair of scissors and an extractor knife.


“My daughter loved it ! She was excited to come each day and really enjoyed what she learned and the lovely instructor!”

“Our daughter really enjoyed her week making animals. She said her teacher was very nice and helped everyone with their work. Very pleased with this class!”

“Antje has now taught this art course to both of my granddaughters – they both enjoyed it very much. Antje and her daughter are very enthusiastic, creative teachers who inspire and make the paper mache creations fun to do for all of the students!”

“My daughter greatly enjoyed the week. Noticable development of art skills!”

“This was a wonderful class – great instructor and wonderful pieces of animal art were created! See you next summer !”

“The animals were so creative and fun for my daughter.”


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