Tuesday Open Studio Summer Hiatus
Please note the Tuesday open studio sessions will be on a summer hiatus from July 3 to August 28, 2018. Regular weekly Tuesday open studio sessions will resume on September 4, 2018.
Open Studio Sessions are a welcoming, inclusive place where new and experienced artists can gather, chat, share tips and tricks of the trade, work on projects and leave feeling encouraged.
An experienced artist is on hand to offer advice, help you with your current project and understand your artistic vision. Work in the medium of your choice and explore your personal expression.
Many artists find our Open Studio Sessions perfect for setting aside dedicated time every week to work on projects, while getting away from the distractions at home.
Weekly Session Times & Prices:
- Thursday Morning - 10:00am - 2:00pm with Zan Barrage or Filomena Kandola
- $15 per session, $10 with membership (Cash Only)
- Thursday Evening - 7:00pm to 9:00pm with Stephanie Czolij
- $7 per session, $5 with membership (Cash Only)
Skill Level: Artists of all skill levels are welcome
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Instructor: Zan Barrage
Instructor: Stephanie Czolij
Instructor: Filomena Kandola
Instructor: Stephanie Czolij
What Students will Learn
While there is no formal instruction, you can learn though osmosis by seeing and doing.
About the Instructors
A classically trained artist, Zan is the recipient of several awards for plein air painting in Ontario. He is the founder and past president of Ontario Plein Air Society, a group of Ontario painters dedicated to painting the Canadian landscape from life.
I paint because I fall in love with a moment. Sometimes I capture it successfully, and other times, too many times, I fail. I am proud to say that my artwork has seeped into private collections from Australia through Europe to North America. I cherish all my collectors and value their choice to own my artwork. In a way, a work of art is not whole.
Filomena Kandola studied art formally from 1993 to 2000 at the Ontario College of Art & Design University in Toronto, Ontario. Over the years during her artistic career, Filomena explored the many traditional artistic media to express her creativity, including: acrylic paint, chalk, charcoal, coloured pencil, conté, oil paint, pastel, pen and ink, pencil and mixed media. Today, Filomena enjoys painting exclusively in oil paint on canvas. Her subject matter is most often the landscapes and the smaller spaces that surround her where she lives in the City of Vaughan, Ontario. In numerous venues across Toronto and the GTA, Filomena has shown her artwork, whether independently or in collaboration with other like-minded artists. She hopes to continue sharing her artwork and love for art in this manner and through teaching in the years to come.
Stephanie attended Visual Arts Brampton in her teens, earning two youth awards. After graduating from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Studio Art and Art History, she returned to VAB as an adult member, board member and occasional instructor. She has exhibited artwork in the Zavitz Gallery at the U of G, the Rose Theatre, Artway Gallery, and the CNE. Stephanie currently works in graphic design and print in Brampton.
Drawing horses and boards are available at the studio. We recommend you come equipped with the medium of your choice (pencil, charcoal, conte, ink, paints etc. No solvent based oil paints, please).