Artist Workshops

The following art workshops are now open for on-line registration. Space is limited so reserve early. Payment must be received in full to reserve your spot. Please review our Refund/Cancellation policy.

Current Workshops

Acrylic Tonal Study with Oil Glazes
Instructor – Alan Wylie, C.S.P.W.C., AWS D.F., SFCA., NWWS., CIPA.,CWA, LWS

Alan Wylie was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1938. In 1960, he graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with a degree in Mural Design and Mosaics. He immigrated to Nova Scotia in 1967 and began a career as a full-time artist and teacher. In 1974, he moved to British Columbia and now lives in the historic village of Fort Langley with his artist wife, Janice Robertson.

In this workshop we will be painting “Grisaille”: a term for painting entirely in monochrome, usually in shades of grey. This technique gives you a better understanding of tonal values.

The painting is completed by glazing in transparent oil colour – (oil paint and medium will be supplied by the instructor).

Cost: $365. (+ GST)
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, March 18th & 19th, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: McMillan Arts Centre,
133 McMillan St.
Parksville BC

Finding your Creative Muse
Instructor – Lori Goldberg

bee painting by goldberg

One Day Painting Workshop ~ ALL Mediums Welcomed

  • Explore
  • Experiment
  • Trouble Shoot
  • Push Your Paintings to the Edge

With guided exercises and demos, Lori Goldberg will help you push your paintings to the edge, while focusing on the creative process. Vancouver artist, Lori Goldberg is an instructor at the Emily Carr College or Art and Design. She also teaches workshops at Whistler, Hollyhock and the Okanagan School of the Arts. Her painting practice has evolved since the 1980’s from large, semi­ abstracted works to more intimate still lifes noted for their meditative qualities. She has received critical attention for her paintings, through support and awards including a Canada Council Grant, and the Tony Onley Artists’ Project Scholarship.

Cost: $125.00 (+ GST)
Dates: Saturday April 8th from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Location: McMillan Arts Centre,
133 McMillan St.
Parksville BC

Artist’s Talk
Lori Goldberg

Lori Goldberg

“I believe that teaching students the fundamentals of art by developing their understanding of proper techniques, use of traditional and non traditional tools and the creative process, enables them to achieve artwork that is academically sound and authentic.”

Lori, a successful artist, will be talking about her career with time for Q&A.

Cost: $25.00 (includes GST)
Dates: Friday April 7th, 7-9 pm
Location: McMillan Arts Centre,
133 McMillan St.
Parksville BC

Upcoming Workshops

Details for these workshops have not yet been finalized. Once everything for a workshop is confirmed, registration will open so come back often.

  • Mike Svob - Spring 2018


For more information on these and upcoming workshops and to register please visit our online store.

Payment must be received in full to reserve your spot.

Payment may be credit card, cheque or money order. Credit Card payments are processed by PayPal - you do NOT need a PayPal account.

Refund/Cancellation Policy for Classes and Workshops:

  • Notification of withdrawal must be made in writing to the Island Arts Magazine. A $50 administration fee will be charged on all withdrawals.
  • Full tuition less the $50 administration fee is refundable up to two weeks prior to the first day of the workshop.
  • No refunds are allowed thereafter unless the class is full and your space is easily filled from our waiting list.
  • No refund will be given after the event due to a no-show.
  • The Island Arts Magazine reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop for any reason and in this case a 100% refund will be given.