Courses & Workshops

Something for everyone

Ron Hayes shares his years of painting experience teaching students of all ages. Whatever your skill level, his instruction can help you to become a better artist.

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Oil Painting Course on Thursday Mornings

Begins Thursday, October 14th for 4 consecutive weeks from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Focused on the introduction of various techniques and applications of oil paint, this class allows artists to explore their own self-expression. With one-on-one instruction from Ron Hayes, artists are encouraged to explore a variety of subjects while working to develop their own artistic styles.

This is a great way to get you connected to an art group and can be the creative boost you need to get going again. The studio environment is relaxed, yet challenging, providing the perfect opportunity for personal growth as a painter at any level.

This class requires you have your own materials. We have everything available in our store. If this is your first course at ArtCan, materials are provided to give you the opportunity to try this medium (with the exception of your canvas).

For more information please contact us at (902) 582-7071 or email Ron@artcan.com

Intro to Oil Painting Course in Landscapes on Saturday Mornings

Begins Saturday, October 16th for four consecutive weeks from 9 am to 12 noon.

The course is designed to break down the basics so you will clearly understand each stage of the oil painting process. You will be painting a landscape from a good photographic reference. You may be new to oil painting or have been at it for a while. This is a small class with opportunity for lots of one-on-one with Ron Hayes.
If this is your first course at ArtCan, all materials are supplied except the canvas you choose to paint on. Canvases are available here so you do not need to bring anything.
Cost is $200 plus HST = $230 for 12 hours of instruction. Register with a $115. deposit.

NEW Course: Abstract Landscape Oil Painting on Saturday Afternoons

Begins Saturday, October 16th for four consecutive weeks from 1 pm to 4 pm.

In this course Ron Hayes will guide you on an exploration of contemporary painting and the way abstraction is used to create visual interest.
Different oil painting techniques and a range of mediums are demonstrated during this course.

The studio environment is relaxed, yet challenging, providing the perfect opportunity for personal growth as a painter at any level.

If this is your first course at ArtCan, all materials are supplied except the canvas you choose to paint on. Canvases are available here so you do not need to bring anything.

Cost is $200 plus HST = $230 for 12 hours of instruction. Register with a $115 deposit.

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Available by appointment

Private Lessons in Drawing or Painting

Private lessons. 

Ron Hayes offers students of all levels an opportunity to learn to draw and paint. Drawing can be viewed as an end in itself or can be used to build a stronger foundation to becoming a better painter. Private lesson is $100. and 2 hours studio time with all materials included. Call to book an appointment at 902 582 7071

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