This Saturday September 19th, 2-5pm ~ Take a 3-hour online workshop with Henry Tian

How to paint FAST and GOOD – a 3-hour online workshop with Henry Tian

Hello all! My name is Henry Tian and I am a professional oil painter working in the tradition of realism. I display at Art 1274 Hollis gallery. I am excited to offer an online workshop where I will show you how to simplify your subject so that you can capture the essence of the subject in a short amount of time. (The examples shown here – my son and the owl, were each painted in just 1.5 hours). Now, this is not about speed at all. It’s about developing your ability and skill to see the important visual elements that make up your subject and capture them with your paint. The speed and efficiency of how I paint is only a by-product of how I see and what I know. And I want to share that with you in this online workshop.

You will learn:

How to use your peripheral vision to get the gestalt of your subject before the details

How to see shapes abstractly instead of concretely

How to see the transition between any two shapes (a key for realism)

How to mix any color in the visual world with a basic 12-color palette

How to make your brushstrokes effective and interesting (no more aimless dabbing, I have been there…)

How to use the above knowledge in a painting

The structure and detail of the workshop is as follows:

3-hour online video session over Skype ( you can ask me questions live as I go)

First hour is a discussion of key concepts and techniques in oil painting

Second hour is a demo with commentaries

Third hour is finishing the demo and group discussion

When: Saturday September 19th, 2-5pm (video replay will be provided afterwards so you can watch it over and over again if needed)

Fee: $33 (e-transfer is the preferred method of payment)

Bonus: I will send you the real-time video of how I painted my son and the owl, each in 1.5 hours only, so you can watch every step of my process. You can even watch these videos before the workshop so you can ask specific questions during the actual workshop.

Please email me at to register! Thank you.

Henry Tian, figurative artist based in Halifax, NS.


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Represented by: Art 1274 Hollis Gallery

1274 Hollis St, Halifax NS B3J 1T6



New Show at Jack’s Gallery ~ A Virtual Tour of Nova Scotia by Bruce Dienes

A Virtual Tour of Nova Scotia, Photography by Bruce Dienes

September 13– October 18, 2020

Jack’s Gallery

450 Main St Wolfville, NS B4P 1E2

Jack’s Gallery is always looking for new work to display.

For submission forms please email

Wheelie Wednesdays start next week! Only a few spots left!

Wheelie Wednesdays start next week!
There are only a few spots left — don’t miss out!

Anyone who has taken a previous wheel throwing class is welcome to join us for this workshop with one of LSA’s favourite instructors, Marla Benton! This is a great opportunity to explore next steps in wheel throwing like creating complex forms and assembling multiple forms together.

‘Wheelie Wednesdays: Advanced Wheel Throwing’ with Marla Benton
Wednesdays, Sept. 23 – Oct. 28 / 5 sessions + pick up / 9am – 1pm / $350

Only a few spots left — don’t miss out! 

To learn more or to register please visit:

To see our full Fall 2020 Schedule, please visit:

Our mailing address is:

Lunenburg School of the Arts

6 Prince St., PO Box 610

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0


Round Hill Studio Exhibit: Sandra Pedersen, “Broken and Beautiful” – Sept 18 to Oct 15

We are very excited to introduce you to Sandra Petersen, a self taught artist living in Halifax NS. For her exhibit at Round Hill Studio, titled “Broken and Beautiful”, Petersen opens her heart through her collection of work that explores both the very painful experience of loss and yet, shows the profound, beautiful feelings of Love.

Jaime Lee Lightle B.A., CHRP, DTATI, Cand.

Gallery Director, Round Hill Studio |

PRINTMAKING CLASSES every Wednesday Evening

(Updated with new dates)

Hainstock Gallery
The Printmaker Studio
1688 Brow of Mountain Road
Centreville, Nova Scotia, B0P1J0
Telephone: 902-599-3450

THE TIME of OUR LIVES in Georgetown PEI til Sept.19

The Time of Our Lives – Art Exhibition

The Kings Playhouse

The Annual Seniors’ College Art Show and sale with over 90 paintings at the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown PEI from August 22 to September 19

This is the eighth year for this group show, with some old favourites exhibiting and lots of new artists as well. The show is usually held at The Guild in Charlottetown in the spring but had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19 strain) pandemic. The Playhouse graciously offered to take on the show.

Participants say they are at “a time in their lives” when work and family commitments are reduced, and they are thrilled to have the time to put into making art. The show will feature works from all the art classes, including watercolour, acrylic, pastel, drawings and multimedia.

Seniors college is open to anyone over 50. It provides an opportunity to learn something new in a wide variety of topics. The camaraderie among the students adds a lot to the enjoyment, participants say.

Fall classes are cancelled for 2020, but watch for a decision about the winter classes in 2021. A full list of seniors college courses, schedules and descriptions is available at

The Playhouse is located at 65 Grafton St., Georgetown. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m daily. COVID-19 regulations will be in effect.

For more information, contact Marion Copleston at 902-675-4093 or or The Kings Playhouse at (902) 652-2053. Toll-free: 1 (888) 346-5666.


Opening Exhibit of Roch Bourque’s newest works, Thursday, September 17th at Apple Art Gallery

Join us for an all day Opening Exhibit

Thursday, September 17th

11am – 7pm

We’ve curated a beautiful exhibit of Roch Bourque’s newest works, his beach ladies and some of our favourites.

Drop in to view the exhibit anytime during the day.

(Note: We will be monitoring foot traffic for your safety and hand sanitizer is always available throughout the gallery)

Septembre Hours

(Starting Thursday, Sept 10th)

Thursday 11-5

Friday 11-5

Saturday 11-4

contact to book appointment


We Offer: Private Appointments, Free Local Delivery, Installations, Financing Options

*Original Artwork is Always Tax Deductible

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Apple Art Gallery

333 St. George Street, Suite#200 – 2nd Floor, Moncton, NB, Canada


Sarah Reesor, “Self Contamination”, mixed media painting and ceramic plates

Sarah Reesor, “Self Contamination”, mixed media painting and ceramic plates, September 12 – October 3, 2020, Lucky Rabbit & Co. Annapolis Royal, NS

Lucky Rabbit & Co.
15 Church Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, B0S 1A0

Tuesday through Saturday, 10-4
Sunday, 12-4
Monday, closed

Call: 902-532-0928