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Upcoming Classes for 2017:

July 10-14: Marine Life – Ages 6-8

12:30 – 3:30pm at the Southampton Art School

Let’s discover the lake! Using their imagination, the children will create magnificent seascapes by using watercolours and by crafting a fishpond, which they will fill by designing and adding beautiful fish prints. By the end of the week children will bring home their marine inspired paintings and a fishing game to be played with family and friends.

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July 31 -August 4: Colourful Collages  – Ages 6-8

9am – 12pm at the Southampton Art School

Get your glue sticks out and paste a colourful world. Instead of paint students will use various shades of coloured paper to create their mesmerizing masterpieces. They will learn different methods to create distinctive effects, from a more impressionistic to a rather realistic style. Each day students will be introduced to different artists and their work inspiring their own artwork for the day


July 31 – August 4: Beachtown Treasures – Ages 9-12

12:30 – 3:30 at the Southampton Art School

Children will have the opportunity to make little sculptures and treasure boxes from and for their favourite summer (beach) memories. We will work in paper Mache and plaster and all treasures will be beautifully painted and decorated on the last day of class. If you don’t mind to get your hands dirty (gooey and gluey) this workshop guarantees a lot of fun!


August 14-18: How to Draw Cats – Ages 9-12

9am – 12pm at the Southampton Art School

Cats have long been a preferred subject matter when it comes to drawing pets. Cats are also surprisingly hard to capture. In this class children will not only learn many different ways to draw a cat, they will also explore different drawing material, from pencil to ink, from charcoal and pastel to watercolour pencils, making the young artists not only experts when it comes to cats, but familiarizes them also with various drawing techniques.


August 14-18: Around the Farm – Ages 6-8

12:30 – 3:30pm at the Southampton Art School

Come discover the farm! Children will learn about and paint different animals and whatever they wish to fill their barn with. The various animals, crops, and machinery will then be cut out and collaged around their ‘Big Barn’ and finally decorated with a printed border.


September 5-7: Everyone Can Draw – Adult/Teen

9am -4pm at the Southampton Art School

Materials Fee $10 payable to the instructor + Material List

You don’t need to be “talented” in order to draw. In this workshop participants will learn the confidence to pick up a pen and start drawing what they see, from everyday items to basic knowledge about perspective and figures to drawing in nature. We’ll stay the first day in the classroom for drawing exercises then on day two and three venture out into town to find motives that inspire us. Please bring a folding chair as we’ll draw outside. This is a non-judgemental, easy-going class, so please be brave and step out of your comfort zone.

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September 25: Painting With Gouache – Adult/Teen

9am -4pm at the Southampton Art School Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Materials Fee $30 payable to instructor


Gouache is a very versatile paint, allowing us to paint transparent or opaque. In other words it’s like a mixture between watercolour and acrylic, just better! Although gouache is one of the oldest paints in history, it is unfortunately not particularly known of today. In this course I will give you a hands-on overview of what gouache is and how you can enjoy its many qualities. You will experience first-hand why it is such a popular paint among designers and illustrators by creating a few very cool paintings. –Warning: you might fall in love with this medium.

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To register please call the Southampton Art School  519-797-5068


“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.”


September 16 & 17: Wild for the Arts 

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Outdoor Artists Studio Tour and Art Classes at Mac Gregor Point Provincial Park, Port Elgin, ON

A Festival of the Arts in the Woods

On September 16 and 17, Wild for the Arts once again celebrates nature as a source of creative inspiration. The Festival gives artists of all disciplines the opportunity to share, display and sell their work in an outdoor environment surrounded by MacGregor Point’s autumn beauty.

Wild for the Arts, is a community based cultural event sure to be a memorable and entertaining experience. Our popular Campsite Studio Tour lets you leisurely stroll from artist to artisan viewing paintings, pastels, collages, photography, sculpture, stained glass, decorative art, pottery, jewelry, quilting, weaving, woodworking and even written works.

Admission is free. Come for the art. Come for the entertainment.

Our festival also includes live music, art workshops, theatre workshops and family fun! The Campsite Studio Tour is scheduled to run Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Nipissing Campground’s electrified campsites in the Fox Way Loop.


To participate in the Wild for the Arts festival as an artist, performer or volunteer, please contact: The Wild for the Arts Committee
, 519-797-5365
 – – or – – for complete registration information and a site map.

Wild for the Arts – September 16 & 17 – MacGregor Point Park

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Every PA Day I’m lucky to be involved with the Children’s Art Collective in Kincardine, Ontario, where artists Athina Gatos-Hunter, Andrea Zimmer and I have amazing art activities planned for children between the ages of 6 to 14. To save your child’s spot please contact Athina at her store: Artemis Art Studio, 286 Harbour Street, Kincardine, Ontario (519-396-5463)



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