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Capitol Arts Market 13 Norfolk St. South, Simcoe, Ontario

Robbin Pulver-Andrews
Classes updated July 16th

Register at the Capitol Arts Market in person at 13 Norfolk St South, Simcoe, Ontario
or contact Robbin through her Email
Instagram: robbinsart100

Introduction to Drawing with Soft Pastels                        
Materials list available from Robbin or at the gallery.
Introduction to the basics of working with the glorious colours and versatility of soft pastels. Over 4 weeks students will be given an overview of basic drawing techniques and colour processes that will offer a good foundation for designing and making pastel landscape drawings. We will discuss various technical aspects of working with soft pastels, some of the different papers and drawing accessories available for this medium
Sept 22nd, 29th
Oct. 6th, 13th
11 to 2 pm
Cost: $165.00

Introduction to Acrylic Painting
Material list available from Robbin or at the gallery
Acrylic paints are the perfect starting medium for anyone interested in taking up painting. They are very forgiving and uniquely versatile! Over the course of 4 weeks, students will learn about composition, colour choices, mixing and glazing. Different materials and mediums brushes and various techniques will be discussed and demonstrated to help students gain confidence in handling acrylic paints and mediums, so they can create and complete their own compositions

Mondays Oct 18th, 25th, Nov 1st, 8th from 11 to 2 pm

Cost $165.00

Encaustic Painting Techniques Workshops 

Materials supplied
In this introductory workshop, students will learn the basic techniques of painting with melted beeswax and resin. We will explore the creative possibilities of working with this ancient medium. Layering, incising, collage and image transfer techniques will be demonstrated.

Encaustic Painting Techniques Workshops

Saturday Oct 30th or Nov 13th from 10 to 2 pm
Cost $75.00 per workshop

Susan Bennett.
Classes updated July16th

Register at the Capitol Arts Market in person at 13 Norfolk St South, Simcoe, Ontario. Call Susan at 519-586-9762

Palette Knife Oil Painting

Explore the art of palette knife painting,
see the range of effects from textured impasto to areas of blended colours.

Cost is $50.00 per session 10am to 3pm every other Friday starting September 10 Materials list provided upon registration.  Start a journey that you will enjoy for the rest of your life.

Ingrid Zyma-Irvin
Classes for 2021 to be updated

Stay tuned

Register at Capitol Arts Market in person at 13 Norfolk St South, Simcoe, Ontario OR Contact Ingrid at or cell #519-428-0695

Phyllis Zapadinsky
Classes for 2021

Classes being updated

Linda Campbell

Linda will be running classes in September. Details will be posted on Home page soon

Pat Haftar Classes

Contact Pat at or home 905-732-9252

Acrylic Glazing Techniques Workshop
Saturday, Oct 2nd 10 to 12pm
Cost $90.00

Applied Acrylic Glazing Techniques continued
Combined class of ABSTRACT & REALISM
Sat. Oct 9th
10 to 3pm
Cost $170.00

Collage Workshop

Students learn about different collage techniques as well as different types or genre of collage. Some examples of subjects are landscapes, expressing feelings, art, floral, family or climate

Nov 6&7
Sat & Sun 10 to 3pm

Cost $240.00

Collage Workshop 2 day at CAM

Materials List

This is a long list use as many found items as you can and things from your own art practice. You do not require every single thing listed, this is to be used as a guide. Highlighted items are a must have.

Modge Podge Matte and Gloss or Golden heavy gel medium

Canvases 4 – 9 x 12 , 10 x 10, 12 x12 etc. or 4 sheets Strathmore Mixed Media Paper 11 x 14

Watercolour paper 140 or 300 lb. ½ sheet

Hair Dryer

Scissors, exacto knife with a fresh blade

Ideas of what to collect prior to workshop.

Various papers/ found papers/ purchased papers/ prepared papers/ photographic images i.e. newspaper, Japanese rice papers ,old books, paper towel, wrapping paper, paper bags, handmade papers, old cards, tickets , photos, magazines, paper napkins with a design ie flowers etc.

Other materials, fabric , burlap, weaves, canvas, , metallic surfaces, foils. Shingles, pieces of wood and fibers

Glass, mirror, wires, string, cords, thread

Sand, shells, stones, powder pigments

Type Faces

Old magazines, books, newspapers, postage stamps calendar pages, flyers, theatre tickets, candy wrappers, boxes, labels book jackets

Leaves, grass, flowers, feathers, twigs

Cheese cloth, plastic netting ( from onions etc.)

Items to make marks

Acrylic paint / watercolour paint/ inks / pens coloured pencils crayons etc

Brushes old flat that can be used to spread glue, brushes for paints

Credit card, brayer ( if you have one)

Roll of paper towel

Container for water


I will supply –

Acrylic paint, decorative paper pads to share, charcoal, stamps and pads, etc.

DAY ONE Basic Collage

What is Collage

Careful Preparation

Elements of Design

Integrated Surfaces – Claude Simard image


Continue working on Integrated surfaces Collage

Discuss Elements of Design and how they pertain to the current collage.

Day 2 Collage Workshop

Personal Collage / Collaging the Human Figure


Collect images, papers, cards, tickets, cloth etc. that have a connection to the person you are making your collage about.

List the qualities of the person

List their favourite things to do

List how they impacted your life

Where did they live city, town, country, over seas etc

When making your lists what colours, textures and patterns come to mind.


See Materials list


Social Commentary

Theses collages are made to express an idea/ opinion provoked by the conditions of society both globally and locally ie. Climate Change, Morality, Mass starvation, indigenous residential schools, black lives matter, equal pay for equal work etc.

Decide on which topic you are passionate about, do not worry if it is not in the list above. If you are passionate about it EXPRESS IT in your collage.

Look through your materials pick out what items you think will work well together to present your case’ Think about textures, colours , patterns that will draw attention and add interest as you build the layers n your collage.

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