To have fun while painting! And to learn by exploring drawing and painting techniques of all kinds.
Art Lessons: Art courses for all levels are provided, such as drawing, acrylics, oils, colour mixing, composition, landscape painting, portrait drawing, creative starts and fun painting techniques of all types.
Since 2007, Selkirk College Continuing Education and Mirja Vahala Art Studio team up to offer a variety of workshops such as Drawing for True Beginners, Acrylics for True Beginners, plus a variety of design and painting methods for intermediate to advanced painters.
Art Mentoring: Guiding artists in developing personal style and greater creative expression through the deliberate practice of continuous learning.
Fun Sundays: A 3.5 hour guided painting session with Mirja Vahala. We paint something new each month and use fun techniques.
Free Art Lessons on YouTube: Visit Mirja’s YouTube channel to discover painting lessons and demonstrations.
The 1200 sq. ft. studio contains: ten full-size easels and side tables; art studio lighting; book resources; electronic resources; demonstration studio; many lesson plans and inspirational materials; kitchenette; music; plus supportive, fun and energized artists.