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.


Smartphone Photography Workshop

Dimanche, le 19 juin, 14h30 - 15h30

Sunday, June 19, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

$75.00 Participants must supply their own iPhones or Android phones.

The camera on your phone is the one that is always with you, so it’s the best one to become familiar with.  It’s small, discrete, and incredibly versatile. It’s great for portraiture, landscapes, food photos, street photography and more. 


This hands-on workshop is designed for amateur photographers who want to improve their smartphone photography skills. The photos you take for family, friends and social media will improve immediately with just a few helpful hints and handy tips. 



- Basic principles of artistic photography.

- Know our camera.

- Prepare to shoot.

- Quick and easy post processing on your phone.

- Explore a few apps that offer endless creative capabilities.


Once you learn how easy and entertaining it is to work with images on your smartphone, your creativity will soar to another level. 

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Mixed Media Workshop: Colour and Emotion with Artist Micheline Sansregret 
Dimanche, le 22 août de 13h00 à 15h30 
Sunday, August 22nd, 1-3:30 pm
$40 - materials included

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.   


Fundamentals of Drawing with Marcello Giorgi

This course will focus on the fundamentals of drawing: elements of line, composition, proportion, light and space by using different drawing materials. Marcello will evaluate the skills of each student at the beginning of the course and help them to establish their objectives. The lessons are integrated with conversations on art and the history of drawing.


Sculpting the Face - 1 day workshop
Spend a great day sculpturing the face under the guidance of Marcello Giorgi, Master sculptor from Italy.  During the workshop we will explore the features of the face, as well as structure, volumes and expressiveness. Clay, materials and firing included.   


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 *




Join us Saturday, September 21 from 10-4 pm 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. In addition to building your own dragon, the workshop will consist of Tai Chi to relax the mind and body, and get your Chinese horoscope read! Refreshments will be served.




Join us Sunday, September 15 from 10-4 for 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.


Watercolour Journaling Workshop with Micheline Sansregret

Come join us on Sunday, August 25 from 1 - 4pm 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. 



DESIGN and SKETCH 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. 


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Oil Painting Workshop with 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.


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