Workshops

Artist Who Influenced Susan


Ward Schell workshop

Susan continues to grow artistically by organising and attending workshops in watercolours, acrylics and photography. Often on her travels she will come across a particularly interesting workshop. Some of the more recent workshops she has attended include:

  • Nicholas Pearce – March 2015 – Limited Palette
  • Suzanne Northcott – Nov 2014 – Working Big
  • Brian Buckrell – May 2014 – Fundamentals of En Plein Aire
  • David Langevin – April 2014 – Mastering Acrylics
  • Carey Anderson - October 2013 - Working Big
  • Maureen Walker - August 2013 - Painting on Silk
  • Mike Svob - April 2013 - Designing with Colour
  • Janice Robertson - February 2013 - Intermediate Acrylics
  • Donna Baspaly - October 2012 - Mixed Media
  • Mark Hobson - April 2012
  • Brian Buckrell - April 2011 & February 2012
  • 'Art is your Business' with Ruth Payne — Marketing for the visual arts at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, 2008.
  • Brian Simmons — Acrylic Workshop in Victoria, BC 2009
  • Roger 'Mzungu' Moore — Digital Photographic Workshop at TOSH in Qualicum Beach where Susan learned how to 'make' a photograph, 2008
  • Peggy Burksoky — west coast watercolours at TOSH in Qualicum Beach, 2008
  • Ann Falconer Packham — realistic floral watercolours, Fort Qu'Appelle SK. 2007
  • Ward Schell — several workshops on colour theory and application, Good Spirit Lake SK. 2006, 2007
  • Elje Diegenhart — Susan's first experience in abstract art and so much fun, Melville SK. 2006
  • Rolland Daum — acrylic workshop, where Susan learned to go beyond her comfort zone, Melville SK.
  • Bonnie Deis — a fun class in water media, Melville SK.
  • Susan Brooks — acrylic class that Susan attended in Hawaii — a wonderful experience — had to work fast as the paints dries quickly on the islands
  • Beth Gaffney — watercolour, Fort Qu'Appelle SK.
  • Myrna Gibbens — Susan's first introduction to watercolour — from that point she was hooked, Fort Qu'Appelle SK.

Susan says:

I love to organize artists' workshops. It gives me a chance to meet and greet artists, plus brings in those instructors from whom I am interested in learning. It gives everyone who attends a chance to share the same experience while learning something new. With any group of artists you are inspired by each other's creative energy.