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I love sharing my knowledge with others and have instructed both children
and adults in many disciplines of art and design....View instruction CV>>

Keep your eye on this page for upcoming workshops. Please contact me if you would like to be notified of upcoming classes.

Bloomin'-Spectacular acrylic painting

Bloomin' Spectacular - Acrylic on canvas board - 8" x 6"

Palette Knife Landscapes

16+ yrs
Instructor: Evelyn Kirkaldy
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - FULL
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - FULL
Location: 6046 Lund St. Powell River

Great fun for both beginners and experienced artists! Join Powell River artist Evelyn Kirkaldy for step-by-step instructions on creating luscious, textured paintings using a palette knife. Participants will go home with a ready-to-frame “work of art”!

Cost: $45 - Includes canvas board

Supply List - Supplies can be included for an extra $10.


Twilight Birches Acrylic

'Twilight Birches' - Acrylic on Canvas- 16" x 20"

Painting Birches in Acrylic

16+ yrs
Instructor: Evelyn Kirkaldy
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Time: 1-4pm
Location: 6046 Lund Street, Powell River

Great fun for both beginners and experienced artists! Join Evelyn Kirkaldy for step-by-step instructions on creating lively, colourful birch trees using a simple acrylic painting technique. Some basic sketching skills can be helpful. Participants will go home with a finished work of art - a simplified version of the painting on the left. Unless you choose to bring your own paint and tools, all materials, except canvas can be supplied.
Please bring a canvas or primed panel, approximately from 9” x 12” to 11" x 14".

Cost: $45 or $55 with supplies included.

Supply List - Refer to paint lists only. Please bring a variety of brushes, a blunt palette knife for mixing, rags or shop towels, and a large palette or palette pad.


Jedediah Island Inlet Watercolour

'Jedediah Island Inlet' - Watercolour on paper- 8.5" x 5.5"

En Plein Air Watercolours

16+ yrs
Instructor: Evelyn Kirkaldy
Location: TBA

Watercolour is the lightest, most compact media to bring along for an outdoor painting and hiking adventure. Evelyn will share a fun, quick method of capturing the amazing landscapes you experience along the way. These small works are great for journaling your outdoor experiences....more images>>

All you will need is a small sketchbook, quality watercolour set, 2-3 brushes, small plastic pill bottle for water, pencils, eraser, sharpener....and snacks/lunch. Bring a camera if you like. A folding chair can make the experience way more comfortable.



Valley of the Grizzlies oil painting

'Khuzeymateen - Valley of the Grizzlies' - Oil on Canvas - 24" x 8"

Make it 3-D
Perspective Drawing
and Painting

16+ yrs
Instructor: Evelyn Kirkaldy
Location: TBA

Learn how to create the feeling of 3-D space in your paintings. This workshop will be done in two phases. In the first class, we will use pencil, paper and ruler to grasp how structures diminish in size and disappear into the distance and how spaces between fences and windows can be divided believably, and more. Next, using acrylic paints, we will explore the use of colour, tone, value, and compositional elements to create depth within landscapes. Many materials supplied.




Workshops on working with oils, acrylics, watercolours and pastel,
with pencils, pen and ink, brushes, palette knives and even painter’s
stir sticks, include pointers on composition and design.

Palette Knife Painting – Fun for for novice as well as experienced
artists. Go home with a ready to frame ‘work of art’. Many students
have told me that they were so excited by this workshop that they immediately continued to produce more paintings in this style.

Illustration for Graphic Design – Brainstorming and ‘problem solving’, client presentation from concept roughs and through to the final product.

Art and Adventure! - Plein Air - outdoor painting adventures
and instruction.

Kids' Stuff! - Kids workshops – from cartooning to novelty
jewelry making to ‘painting the masters’….go>>

Get your art on! - Customized art instruction or parties available for adults or kids.


Individuals, groups or organizations interested in instruction or workshops, please send me a here>>

Plein air sketching in the Kootenays

Plein air sketching in the Kootenays