• Mar/Apr workshops now open for registration.  See below.

  • Introducing online classes for the beginner/first time painter on Japanese art paper (masa).  Try the first lesson free.  Comes with online coaching (see below). 

  • Paint Cruise, April 25, 2018, 10-Day Pacific Coastal round-trip Vancouver onboard Star Princess.  Stops at Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Monterey and San Francisco.  $1,820 Cnd (double occupancy, interior cabin: includes all taxes, four watercolour classes and art supplies).  Ask for detail.

  • Looking for workshops/demos to give.  Will travel.  Inquiries






"Watercolour on Masa Paper" (All new subject matter)

1.  Esquimalt Rec. Centre, Victoria, 250-412-8500 (Register in-person or call-in)

  • All Levels (New Subjects): Mon. Next session starts Sept., 2018.

  • All Levels (New Subjects):  Weds. Next session starts Sept., 2018.

  • Continuing Studio Classes (Individual Coaching/Small Group):  Next session starts Sept., 2018.

2.  Panorama Rec. Centre, Saanich, 250-656-7271 (Open for registration)

  • All Levels (New Subjects) Sun. Next session starts Sept., 2018.

3.  James Bay New Horizon (In-person registration).

  • All Levels (New Subjects) Tues.  Next session starts Sept., 2018.

Online Classes for beginners/first time painters on masa paper (New)

  • Try the 1st lesson free.

  • Start anytime.  $62.50/6 instead of $75/6, or $15 by the lesson.  Comes with online coaching.

  • Registration: email/interac e-transfer within Canada, major credit cards elsewhere.    Contact me for details.



527 Fraser St., Victoria

Watercolour on Masa Paper

(Registration in person or by phone (250) 412-8500)

1. "Techniques”, Sat. Mar. 10, 10:00am-3:30pm, ($48 tuition + $5.00 handout fee = $53.00 before tax)

The “Techniques” workshop will be of interest to those wanting to improve their masa paper paintings. This workshop is offered once a year. I’ll be focusing on how to matte your paintings (getting rid of the curling/wrinkles) as well as defining/creating a variety of “edges” to give your paintings more “punch”. Mastery of the spray bottle will also be covered. Questions are encouraged, so we’ll have broad coverage as well. Handouts with notes will be provided. 

- Bring some snacks/refreshments to tide you over lunch. Cookies will be provided.
- Bring an old, 8x10” masa paper painting for the matting exercise, and a 1” flat brush to apply glue. I’ll provide the glue and 140lb support paper.

2. “Chinese New Year of the Dog”, Sat. Mar 17, 12:00pm – 3:00pm ($28 tuition + $2.00 handout fee = $30.00 before tax)

The “Chinese New Year of the Dog” workshop is in celebration of the new Chinese lunar year for 2018, which is represented by the “Dog”. The lunar year cycles through 12 animals (Chinese Zodiac). I dedicate a workshop each year to the animal that’s celebrated. This year we’ll be working on an image of our “Lab”. She passed away a few years ago. You’ll learn how to paint pets “portrait” style, essentially how I do pet commissions.

- Bring what you need for refreshments. Cookies will be provided.

3. “Birds”, Sat. Mar 24, 12:00pm – 3:00pm ($28 tuition + $2.00 handout fee = $30.00 before tax)

For our “Birds” workshop, we’ll be working on a “Yellow Wood Warbler”, a beautiful songbird that can be found locally. This one is for those of you who love colourful subjects! You’ll learn how to depict songbirds with vibrancy and softness within a serene backdrop.

- Bring what you need for refreshments. Cookies will be provided.

4. “Year-End Social, Luncheon & Workshop – Holly Hobbies”, Sat Apr 7, 11:00am – 3:30pm, ($28 tuition + $2.00 handout fee + $0 lunch = $30.00 before tax)

You are all invited to join me for our last event of the year, “Year-End Social & Workshop”, as we celebrate end-of-year classes and student achievements. Lunch is included in the tuition. This year’s theme is “Holly Hobbies”, the characters with the big bonnets. You’ll learn how to depict clothing on figures, and you’ll have a chance to meet other students and see what they are doing.

- Feel free to invite a friend or introduce someone who has never painted on Japanese art paper.
- Begins with morning social/luncheon. Then settle in for a fun afternoon painting “Holly Hobbies”.
- Bring some of your favourite paintings to share.


10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney

Watercolour on Masa Paper
(Registration: In person or by phone (250) 656-5537)

1. “Soft Naturescapes”, Sat. Mar 31.
12:00noon – 1:00pm, Lunch (optional) in the Shoal Centre Dining Room, ($10.00 before tax)
1:00pm – 4:00pm, Workshop ($30.00 tuition + $2.00 handout fee = $32.00 before tax)

Our "Soft Naturescapes" workshop will be of interest to those who like landscapes.  It'll be our first workshop held in Sidney!  You'll learn how to combine soft and hard to capture a "dreamy" landscape at its best.

Come enjoy a light lunch in the SHOAL Public Dining Room before spending a relaxing afternoon painting soft “Naturescapes”. I’ll take you through step-by-step. All levels welcome. Beginners are especially encouraged.

Paint kit rental for additional $5.00 + tax when registering. Must let reception know!

Bus: Take #72. Get off in front of the Sidney Public Library. SHOAL Centre is across the street.