Port Dover Library
713 St. George St.
The Artist Workshop provides a place for members to learn and practise their artistic skills. Members can also participate in art classes, art shows and sales.
Through open studio time there is the opportunity to socialize with other members.
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Classes are presently restricted to members only.
The September 2022 class was held in the greenhouses at Eising Garden Centre, Renton. Instructor Michelle Snively-Jefferies taught "Flowers in Acrylics" emphasizing use of cool and warm colours to create depth. Participants were able to select plants from the greenhouse.
The May 2022 class featured member Marty Newman teaching an abstract acrylic workshop.
This 4-hour workshop focused on creating abstract paintings using brushes and palette knives. The way to create something that we “don't know what it will be", was discussed as we painted.
Each participant created 2 paintings, one using brushes only and one using palette knives.
The March 2022 class featured artist Pat Haftar teaching how to create lovely fur and feather effects using watercolour as the base along with some other "tricks of the trade". Many fine animal and bird paintings were created by the participants.
The February 2022 class was a landscape in acrylic by Garry Walker. (See photo at left). His paintings feature rural landscapes with bold use of colour in a strong composition that is loosely realistic. An artist for over 40 years, Garry studied at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and the Bradford Regional College of Art in England.
The November 2021 class was a winter scene in acrylics given by Robbin Pulver-Andrews. A local Acrylic-Encaustic-Mixed Media Artist living in Simcoe, she attended Sheridan College and graduated from the Classical Animation and Fine Arts Program.