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CURRENT WORKSHOP

Workshops at Viva Vida Art Gallery include a wide range of topics, from technical art courses to artist talks with our in-house and special guest artists, as well as unique opportunities such as yoga and lifestyle conferences hosted by various specialists.

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Pastel Workshop with Nasim Alavi 

Fall is approaching and here we have an amazing workshop for you all to enjoy the colours as it changes to a beautiful scene. Come and explore fall Colors in this workshop  through painting the fall leaves using soft pastels. You can even bring your own leaves and make your own composition for this painting workshop!

75$ 

(materials included)

Tuesday, September 26th

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Past Workshops

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Clay Sculpture & Building dragons with George Hsiung

Join us at Viva Vida Art Gallery for a full day workshop taught by artist George Hsiung! This workshop is available for both beginners and advanced students, who can choose between making a Western or Eastern dragon. Refreshments will be served.

120$ 

($90 for workshop + $25 for clay,firing and glazing materials included)

Saturday, September 23rd

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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Impressionist Acrylic Painting
with Patricia Morris 

Follow easy step by step instructions to recreate your own version of the original painting, “A Field of Poppies”, by Claude Monet, using acrylic paints.

75$ 

(materials included)

Sunday, August 20th

2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

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Landscape Workshop with George Hsiung

Experience and learn how to work with watercolours to create landscapes that are beautifully curated by our Master Artist Goerge Hsiung. 

 

In this workshop you will learn how to draw trees, rocky, mountains , meandering river, cloudy sky, thatched houses. 

115$ 

(materials included)

Thursday, August 31st

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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Oil Painting Workshop with Artist
David Kelavey

One day workshop with artist David Kelavey!

 

You will get “hands-on” experience with:

  • Canvas preparation

  • Scene selection

  • Composition

  • Use of colour with a limited palette

  • Using a selection of brushes

  • Adding drama


You will also learn about the importance of varnishing and framing.

 

This workshop would be helpful for all levels of artist and particularly for those who want to “loosen-up” and gain confidence.

175 $
(includes 25 $ materials fee)

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Scavenger Hunt
Drawing Workshop with
Artist Patricia Morris

This workshop is about the process of observation and creation, focusing on botanical elements found in the beautiful Pointe-Claire Village. You'll begin with sketching exercices at the gallery, then head out for a botanical scavenger hunt for one hour. Bring your collection of sketches back to the gallery and proceed to create your own composition. This workshop is open for all levels and great fun for families.

95 $

(materials included)

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Watercolour, Pen and Ink with Micheline Sansregret 

Hard to imagine sometimes these two media on the same painting! But come and experiment how the softness of watercolour can still accompany the strength of ink! It is all in the approach, the subject and the intention! The paper can make all the difference also! 

65 $

(materials included)

Tuesday, July 4th 2023

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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Design and Pastel Drawing with Viva Vida & Fig Fleurs

Viva Vida Art Gallery and Fig Fleurs are teaming up for a uniquely creative event. No design or sketching experience needed, just come and have fun. You’ll create a floral design in a beautiful tea cup then cross the hall and learn how to sketch it! Come discover your hidden gifts or just enjoy something new.

125 $

Wednesday, April 26th 

6:30 pm  to 9:00 pm

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Clay Sculpture & Building dragons with George Hsiung

Join us at Viva Vida Art Gallery for a full day workshop taught by artist George Hsiung! This workshop is available for both beginners and advanced students, who can choose between making a Western or Eastern dragon. Refreshments will be served.

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Chinese Brush Painting
with George Hsiung

  This traditional Chinese brush painting workshop is taught by artist George Hsiung! For potters and painters, participants will work with both ink and watercolour. Potters can work with their own bisqued pots. Refreshments will be served. Materials are included.

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Watercolour with
Heather Boyd

Create beautiful watercolour seascapes with Heather Boyd. Beginners will learn basic watercolour techniques and experienced painters will hone their skills. Option to add wire embellishments to your work for mixed media cards. Participants will be guided step-by-step through an ocean waves seascape and a lighthouse landscape.

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Wire Jewelry Making with Heather Boyd

Exploring wire jewelry with Heather Boyd. Learn how to twist and bend wire into beautiful shapes to create rings, earrings, pendants and more in this informative and fun workshop. With over 125K subscribers on her Heather Boyd Wire YouTube channel and 33 years of experience she will guide beginner and advanced students to make unique wire creations. No jewelry-making experience is necessary. All materials provided.

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Mixed Media Workshop: Colour and Emotion with Artist Micheline Sansregret 

Inspired by renowned artist Robert Burridge, this workshop will use a dominant colour with accompanying colours to convey varying moods and emotions in the creation of a beautiful mixed-media piece.   

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Social Media for Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs with Heather Boyd Wire

Join Heather Boyd to discover how you can grow your reach with social media and build a community around your brand. Heather has 23K subscribers and over 2 million views on her YouTube channel and has grown a Facebook community of fellow wire Art and jewelry makers to over 2000 members over the course of a few months. 

Learn how sharing your work with the intent to inspire others will create a buzz around your brand and motivate people to invest in your creations and your services. SHARING is the new SELLING! Discover how Heather paid her mortgage with Etsy sales thanks to listening to clients and finding her niche. 

Opportunity to network with fellow creatives and be motivated to explore a variety of social media platforms. 

*includes refreshments, networking and an e-book Social Media for Artists & Creative Entrepreneurs *

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Watercolour Journaling Workshop with
Micheline Sansregret

Come join us at Viva Vida and live the passion of colours. In this workshop, we will practice the art of journaling, by turning memories from pictures taken on your trips into beautiful watercolour souvenirs. 

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Chinese Brush Painting with George Hsiung: Plum and Cherry Blossoms

A full day workshop taught by artist George Hsiung! For potters and painters. Potters can work with their own bisqued pots. Workshop will consist of Tai Chi to relax the mind and body, traditional Chinese brush painting, and get your Chinese horoscope read! Refreshments will be served.

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Workshop: Mix Media with Artist Micheline Sansregret

Come and enjoy playing with colour in a new way. Combine important elements of design effortlessly. Dominance, focal point, direction, mouvement will have no more secret for you. Supplies included

75$ 

(materials included)

Wednesday,August 2nd

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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Pastel Workshop for Beginners with Artist
Nasim Alavi

Summer is finally here and it is time to explore new possibilities! Come and join us in a workshop to paint some birds and summer flowers with soft pastel. This workshop is thought by our artist Nasim Alavi and it is for beginners and anyone who wants to learn and discover the joy of painting with pastel.

65 $

(materials included)

Sunday, July 30th

12:00 pm to 2 pm

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