Unleash your inner artist, fuel your inspiration with new skills and energy, travel to Manitoulin Island, a truly magical and beautiful destination for a wide variety of art workshops that will challenge, stimulate and inspire. Perivale Gallery's workshop instructors are professional artists, leaders in the field, who have extraordinary skill and a passion to introduce and share their knowledge of new materials and methods and, with encouragement and supportive collaboration, invite you to develop your abilities and enjoy a transformative creative experience.
Our 3 day weekend workshops run from 9:30 – 3:30 and are held at the Spring Bay Community Centre 92 Hwy 542 in Spring Bay, right in the centre of Manitoulin Island.
To register, first email your intention to reserve a spot to ensure availability & then send an e-transfer to Perivale Gallery, firstname.lastname@example.org or a cheque to Perivale Gallery, Box 58, Spring Bay, ON, P0P 2B0 .
3 day workshop fee is $265 (234.51 + 30.49 HST) Registration is complete when payment is made.
If you would like a list of nearby accommodations, be sure to request one.
We cap the registration for each workshop at about 12 participants, so be sure to register soon. Many workshops fill early. Any questions? Call Shannon at 705 210 0290.
Yupo, Watercolour, Alcohol Ink and Stamp making with Brigitte Bere June 24 - 26
Explore the possibilities of Watercolour and Alcohol Ink, (Gouache and Pastels as a final touch with watercolour) on Yupo with your own, carved stamp at part of your theme. Each day unfolds differently as you learn stamp making to incorporate the intricate designs into your landscape, abstract and figurative themes, with day 1 – stamp carving, day 2 - watercolour, day 3 - Alcohol Ink.
Fabric & Stitch - Mixed Media Landscapes with Catherine Timm July 8 – 10
Learn new techniques while building your interpretation of a scene, or if you are a free spirit, this class can be used to discover and explore the artist within. Using fibre, texture, embellishments (that you will create) fabric adhesive, and quilting (machine or hand) you will create your individual art piece. Be prepared to break the rules and colour outside the lines.
Botanical Impressions with Sarah Earley July 15 – 17
Capture stunning one of a kind botanical prints from the local landscapes of Manitoulin Island. Using leaves and flowers that we harvest together, in this eco-printing workshop we will explore the alchemy of water, plant pigments, heat and metal to create beautiful botanical impressions onto paper, silk and cotton. It is the unpredictable and surprising results that makes this process so magical. All levels welcome.
STILL LIFE, STILL LIVELY with Christie Pearson Anderson July 22 - 24
Move your watercolour painting to the next level - departing from rigid realism to as far as your imagination wants to take you. In this workshop you will be viewing still life with eyes
open to colour & design possibilities, and stretching - just a bit - into the exciting realm of impressionism. Watercolour has the means to take you there.... slowly or jump right
in with a big splash. You decide. All
Kinky Colours with Cathy Boyd July 29 – 31
Chartreuse, magenta, and periwinkle blue? Why not use these colours in your paintings and show how fearless you are! Each day you will be given a new palette combo to explore as you paint that day. The subject matter is up to you, but we need to see those kinky colours in all their glory! Colour theory and colour mixing exercises will be fun and you’ll be amazed to see how your new adopted colour palette will add immense excitement to your paintings! Oil, acrylic and watercolour painters, all levels welcome.
Paint like Tom Thomson & The Group of Seven with Mark HopeAugust 5 – 7 or August 12 – 14 or September 16 - 18
Learn how Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven painted the northern landscape using colour, shape, style and concepts, pushing to find your own creative voice. These guys painted outdoors - so with weather permitting, our last day will be outdoors to test our newfound skills. We will learn how to edit and simplify, to paint with passion in preparation for that final day. You will leave with a few finished pieces that will make you proud. Oils or acrylics. All levels welcome.
Painting Without Limits 1,2 & 3 with Lauren Satok
It’s a great year to open your heart through painting and sketching in the open air and in studio. Let’s find the magic and build confidence in your new or seasoned art practice. Group & individually guided sessions, plenty of techniques and ways to stay present will expand and relax your creative mind without limits! With our intentions toward landscape, we’ll explore flow, colour and abstraction. All levels and media welcome.
Destination Northern Ontario announced in October, 2021 that Perivale Gallery is the winner in the category of Marketing & Communications for the 2021 Northern Ontario Tourism Industry Leader Awards. Such an honour to receive this prestigious award!
We are very proud to announce that Perivale Gallery's very talented contemporary artist, Tammy Shane is featured in the Spring/Summer 2018 edition of Arabella Magazine - Canadian Art, Architecture & Design. A Fine Arts Graduate of Brock University, Tammy finished the final year of her degree at Queen’s University in order to travel abroad. Tammy works in acrylic on canvas creating works from landscapes with turbulent skies to local wildlife. With a strong background in illustration, each piece has its own personality, often presenting a very whimsical interpretation of her subject matter in a realistic approach with a very contemporary background.
We are very proud to announce that Perivale Gallery's very talented contemporary artist, Cathy Boyd is featured in the Winter 2017 edition of Arabella Magazine - Canadian Art, Architecture & Design.
We are very proud to announce that Perivale Gallery's very talented contemporary artist, Jay Favot is featured in the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of Arabella Magazine - Canadian Art, Architecture & Design, "Energy and Vigour" celebrates Jay's approach to his art. "When I am in my studio I feel a calmness and tranquility. I am single-minded in trying to get all the elements of a painting just right." He certainly knows how to do that!
We are very proud to announce that Perivale Gallery's very talented contemporary artist, Lisa Free is featured in the Summer Harvest 2016 edition of Arabella Magazine - Canadian Art, Architecture & Design, "It's All about the Light" celebrates Lisa's journey and evolution as an outstanding artist. "Paint what gets you excited!" Lisa certainly does that with gusto!
We are so proud to announce that Perivale Gallery's outstanding stained glass artist, Hadyn Butler is featured in the current edition of Arabella Magazine - Canadian Art, Architecture & Design, Canada's foremost art magazine. This excellent article, "Hadyn Butler, Artist to Collect: enLIGHTened Portraits", written by Sudburian Hugh Kruzel, celebrates the unique talent and kaleidoscopic playfulness of the work of Hadyn Butler. Plan a visit to us to view Hadyn's magic!
We are so proud to announce that Manitoulin and Perivale Gallery artist, Ivan Wheale is featured in the current edition of Arabella
magazine. Arabella Magazine - Canadian Art, Architecture & Design, Canada's foremost art magazine, is featuring an article, "Artist to Collect",
celebrating Perivale Gallery 's prolific Manitoulin artist, Ivan Wheale. Given Ivan Wheale's iconic status in the North as an award winning
landscape painter, this excellent article, written by Sudburian Hugh Kruzel, is certain to generate a lot of interest beyond the obviously artistic, and extend perhaps, to an increased touristic
interest in our magical and inspiring Manitoulin and Georgian Bay vistas.
Arabella magazine will be available in bookstores across Canada and beyond, beginning this weekend.
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1320 Perivale Road East,
Manitoulin Island, ON
Looking forward to our 41st season's opening on May 20th, 2022 to celebrate the work of so many exceptional & creative Canadian artists! Shannon McMullan & her staff look forward to your visit. Open online year round. Embrace the unique!