Art on the Go Workshops!

Art on the Go!: Summer Workshop Series

We’ve heard you and we’ve listened! You want more opportunities to really experience art and the making of it. So we’re delighted to be launching a series of workshops this Summer season called “Art on the Go!”

Basically these workshops provide a unique, fun and affordable opportunity for you to learn something new with a professional Argyle Fine Art artist while also being outside and on location for inspiration! We will provide your “art box” which is a wooden cigar box supplied by our business neighbours, Sieverts Limited. We will transform this little box into everything you need to paint or draw on the go! Each workshop will cost $50. Payment is required at time of registration and nonrefundable. Workshops will go on, no matter rain or shine, but not to worry! We’ll give you shelter. Each class is limited to 8  individuals.

The Four Confirmed Workshops for this Season are below.
More detailed information will be provided upon request and registration for particular workshops such as where to meet and any specifics the instructor asks us to send to participants.*


Wednesday, June 14th, 6pm-8:30pm
Art in the City: Walk About and Draw with artist Craig Baltzer
Draw using pencils and pens, while exploring downtown Halifax by foot, noticing the contrasting old and new developments.
Sunday, June 18th, 1pm-3pm 
Art on the Farm: Taking place at Cole Harbour Heritage Farm with artist Sharon Cave
Draw using soft pastels while among various animals, old fashioned gardens and more!You are responsible for you own transportation to the venue, but this location is on a bus route.
Saturday, July 15th  12:45pm-4pm
Art in Transit: Take a trip using Halifax Transit’s Ferry from the Halifax terminal to the Dartmouth terminal, lead by Assistant Director of Argyle Fine Art and artist, Caitlin McGuire. Spend time creating acrylic paintings from Dartmouth looking to the Halifax skyline and everything in between. Tickets for the ferry are provided.
Sunday, August 20th, 2pm-4pm
Art at the Beach: Taking place at Lawrencetown Beach and lead by popular gallery artist Gordon MacDonald. This is one of Gord’s favourite places to paint and to be, so it only seemed natural to do a workshop here. Gordon will be using acrylics for this workshop, and the focus will be on sky and surf. You are responsible for you own transportation to the venue.
No  previous experience is necessary to attend any of the workshops, however it’s always an asset. The main objective is to get more of you trying to create art and growing an appreciation of art while having fun!

Mostly all supplies are provided, which include your very own “art box” which you will use to hold your surface (canvas board or paper attached to top inside cover) and any paints or other supplies you need supplied in bottom of box and palette surface. There is no pressure to complete a work in this time frame of the workshop, as you can take your box home and continue creating!  We do request you bring a small foldable chair or cushion to sit on, where appropriate footwear and clothing, a jar (mason jar with tight fitting cover for water for your brushes) . All canvas, paper, paint, pastels and pencils, ferry tickets, will be provided by the gallery and our other wonderful business neighbour, Deserres.

Argyle Fine Art
1559 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS
B3J 1Z7

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