previous workshops: 2009

Open Art Class
with artist Pat Fairhead, M.A., M.Ed., R.C.A., C.S.P.W.C., O.S.A.

Painting In Muskoka Painting In Muskoka

Pat Fairhead, a widely travelled artist, has recently made Muskoka her home.  She has lectured and taught art in many Canadian universities and colleges – she’s an exciting teacher!

At the Muskoka Place Gallery

1182 Foreman Road, just west of Port Carling in a woodland setting

January 27 - March 17

Materials List - indoor

Colours: Artist Quality watercolour, acrylic, or water soluble oil

I buy colour by the quality of the pigment, intensity, transparency and permanence, and suggest this list to you:

Plus - anything that you have!

Brushes: acrylic brushes are great, natural hair is best but expensive

Selection of rounds and flats – each medium has its own

Watercolour/round brushes – include Big i.e. #20 and a flat wash brush

Acrylic & oil – keep them separate – round & flats – at least 1 Big

Palette: white with mixing wells for watercolour, paper palette for acrylic or oil


Paper and Supports of your choice

Selection might include:


Pencils: 2B and 6B, conte crayon or ‘woodless’ pencils, charcoal

Sketch Book: good for keeping notes and for sketches


Also bring paper towels, water container, masking tape and 2 bulldog clamps.

*Martin’s Art Supplies Custom Framing Gallery, Bracebridge (discount): 645-9444

*North Art in Huntsville gives a 10% discount: 1-800-628-5681

*Curry’s in Barrie give quite a good discount: 1 877-525-0505 (will mail out orders)

*Woolfitt’s in Toronto – good discount – mention that you are Pat Fairhead’s student

Cost: $125

To register or for more information contact:

Gayle Dempsey, Gallery Director 765-1048 or email

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Acrylic and Gesso Painting
with artist Haysam(Sam) Haytaoglu

Painting In Muskoka

Haysam (Sam) Haytaoglu has a master's degree in fine arts from the University of Istanbu, and has been producing commissioned works of art for over 20 years. He has exhibited and sold his sculptures, and paintings internationally, including comissioned work for the Royal Family of Dubai.
As versatile as he is creative, Haysam enjoys working with a broad range of mediums including painted surfaces, clay, stone, wood, marble, bronze, reconstituted stone and acrylic. Over the years Haysam has also perfected a variety of faux finishing techniques.
Always seeking to express a spiritual aspect or essence in his art, he possesses the abilty to capture and create an atmosphere of serenity and aesthetic sophistication in simplified and sensual forms.

We will provide gesso, putty knives, acrylic paints and masonite boards. Participants can bring their own canvas and brushes if they like.

Oct 22 - Nov 5, 2008.
Classes are held weekly Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm

To register or for more information contact:

Gayle Dempsey, Gallery Director 765-1048 or email

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