Artist Workshops

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

All Workshops Are Held At

The Lighthouse Community Centre,
240 Lions Way,
Qualicum Bay, BC
Vancouver Island

Current Workshops

Dynamic Brushwork
Instructor Dominik Modlinski

Dominik Modlinski
Coastal Route

SOLD OUT - Waiting List Only

Dominik Modlinski’s work reflects his travels into remote areas of Canadian wilderness with it's never-ending supply of material that nature affords. He uses dynamic brushstrokes to paint the brilliant hues of Canada's West Coast.

Join us for an inspiring weekend. This is a workshop for artists who wish to expand their knowledge of painting techniques while enhancing their perception and creative visualization.

Dominik will present exercises that introduce the students to colour mixing while achieving unlimited colour harmonies. He will expand on several colour contrast principals, which are bases for successful painting.

He will also inspire your creativity with his travel stories and digital presentations.

Weather permitting Dominik will demonstrate his approach to sketching and painting outside, where the aim is to capture the essence of the subject matter through quick and dynamic brush work.

Dominik was born Warsaw, in 1970. He studied printmaking and attended the School for Artistic Crafts and Design in Warsaw. In 1987 he immigrated to Canada and studied fine arts at Ontario College of Art in Toronto, where he graduated with honours in 1993.

His painting journeys are wilderness experiences based upon weeks of traveling rugged and barren lands to capture, in paintings, the majesty of nature. Some of the most extreme painting expeditions took him across continents and hemispheres such as Antarctica, High Arctic, Greenland, Patagonia, Nambia and South Africa and most recently in to the wilds of Peru and Bolivia.

When he is not traveling, you can find Dominik painting at his home studio in Nanaimo BC. When he is not painting he follows his second passion, martial arts and currently holds a rank of 5th degree black belt.

This workshop is appropriate for: Oil & Acrylic painters – intermediate level

Cost: $320.00 (+ GST) includes lunch daily
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, April 16 & 17th, 2016 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily

"Mastering Acrylics"
Instructor — David Langevin, SFCA

Langevin Valley Falls

Trees and rocks, water and sky, mountains and snow; these elements, combined with distinctive painting methods and an audacious style, have characterized the paintings of David Langevin. His striking use of light and unique painting methods creates a captivating vision of Canada's landscapes.

David Langevin is a modern day Old Master. He has a Masters of Art Education degree specializing in methods and materials for the painter.

"I teach the kind of thing I wanted to learn as a young painter, and it is the kind of information that is much harder to come by. I call it the craft of painting; the knowledge that gives you complete mastery over the materials and techniques of painting.

My contention is that you can make good paintings if you follow some good recipes, but you will be bound to the rules and never have the understanding it takes to go beyond those formulas. Conversely, good painters consistently make good paintings. Like a good cook, a great painter has a profound understanding of the materials and methods of painting and so improvising on a recipe and making changes to suit a certain aesthetic criteria is a simple matter."

David's painting style is unique as he uses an elaborate system of layers of transparent and translucent paint that create dramatic images of his subjects.

Cost : $400. (+ GST) includes lunch daily
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 1 - 2, 2016, 9:00 - 4:00 daily

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.

  • Alan Wylie, March 2017


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.