Classes and Events

I love the dark days of winter. They invite us to slow down a bit, allowing us to connect with our desire to create. With that in mind, here are the classes and workshops I’m offering over the next several months.

I’m proud to be teaching at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. I’m running both adult and children’s classes, with many new and exciting options for art making! Classes take place at the cozy AGGV Studio, located at 1040 Moss Street.

To register, and for further information, contact Hilary Potosnak, Studio Coordinator at, register online at, or call 250-384-4171 ext. 0.

Mixed Media Monoprints (adult workshop) 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 | 6:00 – 8:00pm
$60 non-members | $50 members

Learn how to to combine paint, textural materials, and mark making to create beautiful, multi layered prints.

artful: Block Printed Birds and Beasts (adult workshop) 
Thursdays, February 16 and 23, 2023 | 6:30 – 8:00pm (2 classes)
$120 non-members | $110 members

As a follow-up to my popular “Botanical Prints” block printing workshops, this time I invite you into the studio to make block prints featuring birds and animals….delightful!

artful: Sophisticated Scratchboard (adult workshop) 
Thursday, March 2, 2023 | 6:00 – 8:00pm 
$60 non-members | $50 members

Create your own scratchboard, then learn skills that will enable you to produce charming art reminiscent of wood block printing.

NEW! artful: 55+ Art Social (adult workshop) 
Wed, February 1 and Wed, March 1, 2023 | 10:00am to 12:00pm Free with AGGV Admission | Free for members | Pre-registration required

Bring your art projects and create in the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of the studio. Have a great time socializing and art making in the company of other creative folks. I will be there to offer support, guidance and hot tea!

artful: Drawing with Paint and Marker (adult workshop) 
Thursday, March 9, 2023 | 6:00 – 8:00pm 
$60 non-members | $50 members

For anyone who loves to draw, this workshop’s for you! You will learn how to introduce colour into your creations, and how to let paint take your drawings to new and unexpected places.

artful: Watercolour Transfer Prints (adult workshop) 
Thursday, March 16, 2023 | 6:00 – 8:00pm 
$60 non-members | $50 members

Make nuanced, elegant prints with this unusual (and fun) technique, which can be readily adapted to a home studio (or kitchen table!)

Family Workshop- Make your own V-Day cards! (ages 5 and up) 
Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 5:30 – 7:00pm
$60 non-members | $50 members
One adult and up to 2 children

Come together as a family and make Valentine’s Day cards for the folks you love! I’ll have an array of delicious materials on hand to ensure your cards will be gorgeous and original.

Spring Break Mornings – Art Camp (ages 6-10) $160 non-members | $150 members (5 mornings) Monday, March 27 – Friday, March 31, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm

This is a fun filled mixed media camp which celebrates the joy of experimentation, exploration and discovery, arising from independent and collaborative art activities. PLUS, we’ll have several visits to AGGV exhibitions….a week of artful mornings awaits!

Spring Break Afternoons – Art Camp (ages 6-10) $160 non-members | $150 members (5 mornings) Monday, March 27 – Friday, March 31, 2023 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm

As with my morning camp, we’ll be diving into mixed media experimenting, exploring and discovering with an array of 2D and 3D media. There will be both independent and collaborative art activities, and visits to the AGGV gallery exhibits. A week of artful afternoons awaits!

At the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill, I’ll be running art programs for youth and adults all through the winter. To register:

Creative Kids: Mondays, Jan 23 – Mar 13, 2023 | 4:00-5:30 | 8 classes – $130.00 Mondays, April 17 – June 19, 2023 | 4:00-5:30 | 9 classes – $150.00 (no class May 22)

Young artists aged 6-8 will enjoy expressing their creativity though painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, print making and the ever-popular building station, all in the spacious Cedar Hill art room! Focus is on developing skills and confidence in this process based class, designed to stimulate imagination and excite the senses.

Art Adventures Thursdays, Jan 19, 2023 – Mar 16, 2023 | 10:00-11:00 | 9 classes – $90.00

In this joyful art journey, young ones aged 2-4 (along with one caregiver) will be guided in their discovery of colour, texture and shape, in a range of materials including painting, collage and sculpture.

As the Family Sunday Coordinator for the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, I have the pleasure of helping to design, coordinate and facilitate our monthly art making event at the gallery. It’s been fulfilling to experience the return of in-person gatherings at the AGGV!

An especially gratifying part of my art life is facilitating workshops in conjunction with the Salvation Army, who run a program for men who have been incarcerated and are recovering from addiction. Equally exciting has been designing and facilitating art programs for Victoria’s Cool Aid Society, the Intercultural Association of Victoria, and Bridges for Women, a Vancouver Island community agency which offers support to women who have been impacted by violence or abuse.

It is a joy to be designing and instructing art programs for Kindergarten to grade 4 at St. Margaret’s School, an exceptional private girl’s school in Saanich established in 1908.

In my studio, as always I’m illustrating for publications, organizations and events, plus creating my own art for shows.

If you have questions, comments or suggestions I’d love to hear from you. Have a full and happy winter season!



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