Virtual Open Studio is a welcoming, inclusive place where new and experienced artists can gather, chat, share tips and tricks of the trade, work on projects and feel encouraged.
Artist Zan Barrage is on hand during the Thursday sessions to offer advice, help you with your current project, understand your artistic vision and provide weekly prompts or reference images for those looking to get started.
Work in the medium of your choice and explore your personal expression. Virtual Open Studio is perfect for setting aside dedicated time very week to work on projects while chatting and sharing your passion with others.
While these virtual sessions are offered free of charge, donations to our organization are always appreciated.
Virtual Open Studio is open to all adult artists. Kids and Teens may join our Programs for Kids & Teens.
How to Join
Virtual Open Studio is offered through the Zoom Cloud Meetings platform on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00am - 2:00pm.
All that is needed to connect is a laptop, tablet or mobile device with a camera and microphone. We recommend that the Zoom Cloud Meetings app from the App / Google Play store is installed in advance. For those connecting via a PC or Mac, there will be a prompt to download and install the program upon following the meeting link.
To receive access to the meeting, please complete the request form below. A meeting link and instructions will be sent to the email address provided.
About Zan Barrage
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.