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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" 

6 May 2023:

Marianne Broome on “Painting Poppies: Close Up Flora” (see below for more information)


To register, please send an email to Barb Sawicki, or register using the links at the bottom of the page.

Payment is required to secure your spot in the workshop. You can pay using
PayPal or credit cards using the links at the bottom of this page, or mail
a cheque, made payable to the Orangeville Art Group, to: 23 Starrview Crescent,
Mono L9W 3A8, or via eTransfer, to

Please mention which workshop you are registering for.

For further information please contact Barb Sawicki at the above email address or
phone (519) 806-5900.

Coming Up:
Painting Poppies With Marianne Broome
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Come and explore a vibrant, realistic flower painting in acrylics. Marianne will demonstrate step
by step from a photograph, explaining a variety of techniques including soft blending on petals,
hard and soft edges, achieving depth, handling the background and overall colour harmony.
Marianne gives lots of individual attention and extra tips to help you with your own painting.
Suitable for all levels.

Note: In order to give us more painting time, PLEASE TONE YOUR CANVAS AND DRAW OUT

To tone the canvas apply a thin coat of Burnt Sienna or Quicaradone Nickel Azo Gold. The
canvas can be spritzed before applying the paint so that it goes on in a very thin coat and is not
too dark.

The flowers should be drawn with the petals going off the edges as in the reference photo seen above. 

Chalk or white charcoal can be used for your drawing. No need to draw in any leaves or
background – flowers only. The photo can be printed in black and white for this purpose. A good
colour version of the reference photo will be provided at that workshop.

Please download the full required supply list here.

Marianne’s website may be viewed at or

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