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OAG workshops are held on a Saturday, from 10am to 4pm. Students are asked to arrive 20 minutes early for set up.

Workshops take place at the Victoria Park Community Centre in Mono Mills at Highway 9 and Airport Rd. Turn south on Airport Rd., then turn right on the first street which is Calmon Dr., then immediately right onto Victoria Cres., and then left into community centre parking lot.

Members $60.00 / Non-Members $95.00.

Registration for a workshop will commence maximum 7 weeks prior to the date.

2023 Schedule

The schedule of future workshops is as follows:

28 Jan 2023:

 Vicki Carruthers “Come Paint With Me!” -  cancelled, to be rescheduled

25 February 2023:

JohnDavid Anderson on "How to Get the Best from a Photo to Make the Most Out of Your Painting" (see below for more information)

18 March 2023:

Marianne Broome on “Close Up Flora”

15 Apr 2023:

Sue Miller on “Palette Knife Painting”


Coming Up:
JohnDavid Anderson Workshop

Workshop: How to Get the Best From a Photo to Make the Most Out of Your Painting

Saturday 25th February, 2023 

In this workshop, local artist JohnDavid Anderson is supplying the subject matter of a spring theme with references from where the scene was painted. This is a great colour study and interpretive exercise to teach you how to paint as if you were not painting from a photo reference.

This workshop is suitable for acrylics, oils or even watercolour and pastel… the principles remain the same.

JohnDavid is a resident of Stayner and an award-winning artist and teacher. He conducts many workshops including teaching in the summer program at Haliburton campus of Fleming College, and recently led an en plein air painting trip to the south of France.


Minimum number of colours:

Alizarin Crimson or Permanent Rose or Quinacridone Rose,

Ultramarine Blue

Cadmium Yellow Light

Titanium White

Additional colours that I use a lot:

Cadmium Red Light

Cadmium Yellow Medium

Cadmium Orange

Red Violet  – I use Quinacridone Violet

Transparent Earth Red, Gamblin or Transparent Red Oxide or Transparent Burnt Sienna

Helpful colours but not necessary:

Dioxazine Violet

Viridian or Pthalo Green

Additional Items to bring:

Brushes – bring many: large Flat, firm bristle, natural bristles for oils or synthetic bristles for acrylics


Palette:12 x 16 wood, glass or Palette paper, no foam plates

Palette knife, 2” blade, diamond shape, bent handle

Rags or paper towels

Artist Grade only Odourless mineral spirits for oils

Liquin Light Gel for oils

Matte Medium, (not Gel)  for acrylics

Canvas: 12 x 16 is a good size, up to a maximum 16 x 20


Please remember to bring a plastic sheet to cover the table, and only odourless solvents (no turpentine).

Bring smiles and joy!


When:  Saturday, 25 February 2023 

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Where: Victoria Parks Community Centre, Mono Mills (see top of page for directions)

Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow time for set up.  Please bring your own lunch.


To register, please send an email to Barb Sawicki


Payment is required to secure your spot in the workshop. You can pay using PayPal (options are below) or mail a cheque, made payable to:


The Orangeville Art Group

23 Starrview Crescent, Mono L9W 3A8. 

Alternatively you can pay via eTransfer to

Please mention which workshop you are registering for.


Please contact us at to if you have any questions.

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