Classes and Workshops


Marianne has over 30 years of art teaching experience, both for children and adults. Details of her teaching history may be found on the “About the Artist” page on this website.

“Marianne is a knowledgeable, creative, hard working and tenacious instructor and mentor. Her demos are ‘to die for’. She is easy to approach and always gives constructive advice on how to improve our paintings.”
– Haliburton student

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DATES FOR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS ARE LISTED BELOW

Join Marianne for an inspirational journey in acrylics or watercolours. She teaches full day workshops for various art groups and organizations and week-long programs at locations such as Haliburton School of the Arts. Classes and workshops focus on Flowers, Landscapes, Abstracting the Landscape, Loosen Up Your landscapes, Non-objective Abstracts or sometimes a combination of all these in longer courses.  All levels of painting experience can be accommodated.

Evaluation/critique of paintings and Online Mentoring

Individual assistance is available to you from an experienced teacher and supportive mentor, no matter where you live.

Painting Critiques or more In Depth Consultation for beginners or more advanced painters

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Private Classes

One-on-one attention with a knowledgeable and encouraging teacher can really help to bring your skills to the next level. You may wish to learn new techniques, start a new project or finish paintings that need some inspiration.

Whatever your level of painting, beginner to advanced, I can provide individual instruction and mentoring that focus on exactly what you would like to learn. t my studio or your location.

Semi-private classes for two or three people, or a private workshop for your group can also be arranged.

Contact Marianne for more information and to discuss your needs and aspirations: m@naturesedgestudio.ca or (905) 939 7007

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ONLINE WORKSHOPS WITH MARIANNE

From my studio to your computer!

Marianne teaches online workshops from her studio and classes through Craftsy  and other online venues.

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Past online workshops are available as DVDs or downloads.

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View Craftsy workshop on painting trees 

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2017 PAINTING WORKSHOPS. WATERCOLOURS AND ACRLICS

SEMI-PRIVATE CLASSES at NATURE’S EDGE STUDIO Every Monday morning in February

DON VALLEY ART CLUB  February 18,19 ABSTRACTING THE LANDSCAPE IN ACRYLICS

STUDIO TOUR KING April 22, 23 Come and visit me at my studio!

HEARTHSPUN, MISSISSAUGA  May 2,3 ACRYLIC FLORAL WORKSHOP

 STUDIO SIX, MARKHAM  May 4,5 WATERCOLOUR FLORAL WORKSHOP To register call (905) 475 1136

NATURE’S EDGE STUDIO, SCHOMBERG

I am taking a summer off from teaching at Haliburton and will be running one, two and three day workshops at my studio for various subjects.

Workshops are limited to 10 participants. I always give a demo and lots of individual help. Quality reference photos are provided. Overnight accommodation is available at a nearby B and B if required.

All workshops run from 9.30 to 4.30. and cost $75.00 per day. Deposit of $25.00 required to save a space.

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

If you have questions please contact me by email. m@naturesedgestudio.ca

 June 3,4 TWO DAY ACRYLIC FLORAL WORKSHOP.  Come and paint a large, close-up floral and learn my techniques for soft blending on petals, the background, depth and harmony, composition, brushwork and more.

June 10 ABSTRACTING THE LANDSAPE IN ACRYLICS. Learn how to convey the essence of the landscape by simplifying, eliminating, designing and choosing an exciting colour palette.

June 11 NON-OBJECTIVE ABSTRACTS in ACRYLICS. We will cover ways to kick start your abstract, composition, colour schemes, tools, texture and more. Two demos, two paintings!

June 24 LOOSEN UP YOUR LANDSCAPE, ACRYLICS. My techniques for loose brushwork, exciting colors and pzazz in the landscape painting.

June 25 WATERCOLOR FLORAL. We will cover  colour selection, masking and soft washes to achieve a close-up floral that makes the most of this unpredictable medium. A key feature is handling the amount of water in the paint for different effects and different stages of the painting.

July 11,12,13 ACRYLIC FLORAL WORKSHOP. Large close-up flowers. Learn my techniques for soft blending on petals, the background, depth and harmony, composition, brushwork and more.

July 18,19,20 ABSTRACTING THE LANDSCAPE, ACRYLICS. Several different ways to convey the essence of the landscape by simplifying, eliminating, designing, using texture, different tools and using an exciting colour palette.

 TO REGISTER FOR NATURE’S EDGE WORKSHOPS CLICK HERE

 

HUMBER VALLEY ART GROUP October 4,11,18, 25 WATERCOLOUR MULTI SUBJECT WORKSHOPS

HAMILTON AREA DECORATIVE ARTISTS September 29,30, October 1  THREE DAY WORKSHOP, LANDSCAPE AND FLORAL

BARRIE ART CLUB October 5,12,19,26 MORNING CLASSES – LOOSEN UP YOUR LANDSCAPES

MORE WORKSHOPS WILL BE ADDED AS THEY ARE CONFIRMED. STAY TUNED!

 

 

2016 WORKSHOPS

MARKHAM GROUP OF ARTISTS 
February 24  FULL DAY ACRYLIC FLORAL WORKSHOP

HUMBER VALLEY ART CLUB
March 2,9,23,30 FULL DAY WORKSHOPS

MARSH STREET PAINTERS, Clarksburg
March 22 FULL DAY WORKSHOP

STUDIO TOUR KING April 23,24 COME ABND VISIT ME AT MY STUDIO!

MEAFORD CREATIVE ARTS ASSOCIATION
May 2 ACRYLIC FLORAL WORKSHOP

STUDIO SIX, MARKHAM
May 4,5 ACRYLIC LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP
See  http://www.studio-six.com/classes or call 905 475 1136 to register

TOWN OF RICHMOND HILL
June 25 FULL DAY ACRYLIC FLORAL WORKSHOP

HALIBURTON SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
July 4 to 8 “CHANGING THE SUBJECTS” An exciting multi subject course in acrylics
July 9 One day workshop “ABSTRACTING THE LANDSCAPE”
July 18 to 22 “ABSTRACTING THE LANDSCAPE” Creating with the essence of the scene
July 23  One day workshop “NON OBJECTIVE ABSTRACT”
October 24 to 28  “FLORALS BIG AND BOLD” A whole week of huge close up florals in acrylics
For more information or to register go to www.hsta.ca  or call 1 866 353 6464 ext 3

STUDIO SIX, MARKHAM
September 28,29 ACRYLIC LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP
November 16,17 WATERCOLOUR FLORAL WORKSHOP
See  http://www.studio-six.com/classes or call 905 475 1136 to register

See my ongoing class at Craftsy on “PAINTING TREES THROUGH THE SEASONS”
Painting Trees Through the Seasons

More online classes and workshops at Nature’s Edge Studio and other online venues are in the works.

Acrylic florals at Southampton
Acrylic floral demo at Toronto Botanical Gardens
Watercolours at Haliburton
Lunch at Nature's Edge Studio
Watercolour florals at Nature's Edge Studio
An acrylic landscape workshop
A landscape class in Whistler
Floral Workshop at Nature's Edge Studio
Painting skies at Haliburton
Marianne Demonstrating at her studio