Four days of “Landscapes and Florals – Colour Them Skillfully”, a workshop with acclaimed artist, SUSAN CHATER, in picturesque Prince Edward Island. July 7 – 10, 20


Call Lorraine Vatcher at 902-962-2327 for more information on this workshop with water colourist Susan Chater or email Lorraine at

Adventures in Stone Carving at Parrsboro There is still time to experience this magic at Lawson’s upcoming workshops

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Stone Carving Magic!
 There is still time to experience this magic at her upcoming workshops in Parrsboro:
      SAT MAY 21 & SUN MAY 22 
For beginners and the experienced alike. All are welcome!

Heather Lawson not only knows how to breathe life into stone, she also knows how to put the fun in teaching.

She’ll put you right at ease, and by the end of the weekend you’ll have created your own stone carving to take home with you.

Be sure to check out Heather’s award-winning short film, STONE, by Breakwater Studios, for a fascinating look at Heather and her work:

For Course Details and Registration, just go to:



Saturday June 11th, 9:30 to 3:00
Price: $35.00
45 Connolly Road, Lower Sackville, Community Ctr.
(On left past Kent Homes)

Demo Landscape: Distance, Mountains, Trees, etc…using Knife and Brush.

Tea/coffee provided. Bring lunch and cover for your table.

You may paint along or paint from your own photos/pictures.

Also I would be happy to discuss with you any painting you are having trouble with at dinner hour.

2 seats available on our workshop soapstone carving in Melvern Square

Poster 2016

There are 2 seats available on our workshop soapstone carving in Melvern Square:

Saturday May 21

We start at 9.30am and the day will end around 4.30pm.

Cost of the workshop is $75.00 before taxes.
Included is the use of all the tools, explanation on stones and how to use the tools, homemade lunch and beverages.

Not included is the stone, you can choose from many different colors and hardness. Prices vary.

“Paint a Bloom, Enjoy a Cuppa” at NovelTea with artist Andrea Pottyondy!


“Paint a Bloom, Enjoy a Cuppa” at NovelTea with artist Andrea Pottyondy!

Sunday, May 22nd from 2:00pm – 3:30pm
To RSVP contact NovelTea at (902) 895-8329, , or drop by in person!
622 Prince Street, Truro, Nova Scotia

$20.00 includes:
6″ x 6″ canvas board
acrylic paint and materials

Space is limited so sign up today!

This is an all ages event! 5-up.

Upcoming Spring Workshops with VANS

Sign Up for Spring Workshops

Reminder that our free Peer Discussion, “Earning Opportunities for Artists” takes place in Halifax this Wednesday, May 11, from 6-9pm.  Call 902-423-4694 or 1866-225-8267 to register, or email

We are also hosting Pricing Your Work with Stacey Cornelius on Saturday, May 14 from 1-4pm in Annapolis Royal at ARCAC/ARTsPLACE. Register online at, or call the number above. Discounted registration fees are available to members for individual workshops ($40 for members, $55 for non-members), and for bundles of 2 or more workshops.

Visit for details on workshop topics, registration, schedules, and becoming a VANS member to access discounts on workshop fees along with programs serving visual artists.

VANS’ Workshop Series covers a diversity of topics across commercial and public sectors, in an effort to keep members and visual artists informed of best professional practices in the visual arts. In offering these workshops, VANS supports the visual arts in Nova Scotia by keeping artists apprised of methods and opportunities to develop artistically and professionally.

Register here

For more information, please contact:
Kathleen M. Higgins, Education and Outreach Coordinator
902.423.4694 | 1.866.225.8267 |

‘Home’ Group Art Show opens this Saturday + May workshops at Visual Voice


Visual Voice Fine Art gallery presents ‘HOME’ a group art show around the theme of belonging and place. Artists Twila Robar-DeCoste, Louise Baker, Lynn Johnson, Diana Baldwin, Maria Doering, Carol Morrison, Betty-Anne Gaetz, Carol Smeraldo, Judy Arsenault, Kath Rutherford, Nora Gross, and introducing Joanne Solway, interpret the theme in their own way with some surprising results.
Featuring paintings, prints, watercolours and sculptures, touching on the theme of home literally and figuratively.
Come to the gallery to meet and toast the artists on May 14th at the free opening reception from 7-9 pm. Visit Visual Voice Fine Art at regular hours from May 16th to June 18th to view this great collection of artwork.


Join us for another fun day of printmaking at Visual Voice. Monotype is a very experimental and direct process of image creation through the use of printmaking equipment. You will not be creating an edition of multiples but instead remove ink from a plate with various rags, Q-tips, and brushes and found materials to create a single print. You may create up to 5 different images during this workshop.

You can come prepared with an image idea or spend the day experimenting with found materials with this much more direct and painterly printmaking technique. You do not need previous knowledge of printmaking to participate in this workshop. Please bring an apron or old t-shirt and any thin/flat found materials like dried leaves, thread, paper cut outs. If you can’t think of anything, not to worry, there will be materials supplied as well.

The instructor is artist and printmaker Maria Doering, who teaches at NSCAD and has taught 2 other workshops at Visual Voice. See Maria’s bio here. *Includes the use of a press!

Sun, May 22th 10:00 am – 3:30 pm for $75+tax per person
ALL materials included.
Lunch $8+tax extra (soup & half sandwich), or bring your own.
PreRegistration Required call 902-843-9464


Painting Workshop with artist Carol Morrison! For beginners or for those wanting to try a different approach to painting, try an expressive painting style with artist Carol Morrison, using one of Tom Thomson’s small plein air paintings as inspiration. Carol will supply a reproduction of one of Tom’s paintings to work from, and an 8X10” canvas with a colored ground like that used by Tom.

Although Tom painted in oils, this workshop will use acrylic paints only. Carol suggests the following colors: ultramarine blue, burnt umber, cadmium yellow pale, cadmium red medium, titanium white, and sap or chrome oxide green. Please bring an apron (or clothes that you don’t care about), a size 6 or 7 brush and, if you have it, an easel.
See Carol’s bio here

Thurs, May 26th 10:00 am – 3:30 pm for $55+tax per person
Prepared canvas included.
Lunch $8+tax extra (soup & half sandwich), or bring your own.
PreRegistration Required call 902-843-9464.

Visual Voice is located at 128 King St, Truro, NS – get directions here.