Specialty Art Workshops for Teens & Adults

Full & Half Day Professional Development for Artists

Indulge your inner Art Nerd this summer with a series of one-day art workshops designed for adults and teens 14+. Create stunning textures with palette knives, learn about animation principles, oil painting techniques, concept art and composition, and the art of plein air painting! Our Art Workshops are designed to be beginner-friendly but are great for those with some prior art experience too. 

All summer art workshops are scheduled for Saturdays, and range from 3 - 6 hours.



Palette Knife Painting with Elena Dinissuk

Sun Jan 5, 2020

Plein Air Painting with Fei Lu

Summer 2020

Animation Principles with Jesse Denobrega

Coming soon

Landscape Painting in Oil with Raffi Anderian

Coming soon


Art Workshop

Palette Knife Painting Workshop

Sun, Jan 5 |  10:00am - 1:00pm or 2:00 - 5:00pm

Learn how to create a stunning, vibrant abstract landscape painting using only palette knives — no brushes required! With Elena’s guidance, you’ll explore how to add texture and dimension with acrylic paint and gel mediums. She’ll cover layering techniques, choosing the right knife, expressive paint application and more.

What You’ll Take Home

A colourful painting full of rich texture, one palette knife so you can continue to create at home and a 1-page resource guide of Elena’s top techniques.

About the Artist

Elena Dinissuk primarily works in acrylic, using palette knives to create lush, richly textured abstract landscape paintings full of vibrant colour. She is part of the Winged Canvas Collective group of artists and has been in exhibitions at the Winged Canvas Gallery, Propeller Gallery, Art House Toronto and more. You can find her work on Instagram and Etsy.

What’s Included:

One 12 x 16” canvas, all art materials, and your very own palette knife to take home!



Plein Air Painting Workshop

with Artist Fei Lu

June 2020

Learn to paint en plein air (outdoors) with Winged Canvas co-founder and award-winning artist Fei Lu. Historic Main Street Unionville will provide the beautiful scenery and Fei will provide the guidance. She’ll teach a step-by-step lesson in the AM, followed by open painting at two locations in the PM.

10:15am - 12pm (lesson)

12 - 1pm (lunch break, pack a lunch or get something close by)

1 - 4pm (guided painting, open subject)

Meet at 10:00am at the Starbucks on Main Street Unionville.

What You’ll Take Home

1-2 completed paintings, postcard sketches and a 1-page resource guide featuring Fei’s tips and techniques.

About the Artist

Fei Lu is the creative director and co-founder of Winged Canvas. She earned her BA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Prior to Winged Canvas, she was an illustrator, graphic designer, and advertising art director. Among Fei's favourite lthings to do is travel and paint en plein air.

What’s Included

All art materials including portable easels.

Please pack a lunch / buy lunch in the area

$128/person +HST


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Markham, Ontario L3P 7R4


(905) 205-1231

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Tue – Thu  :   12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fri - Sun  :   9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Closed on statutory holidays and long weekends. On Camp Days, we open

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