Art Lessons with Mirja Vahala

Art Workshops

Mirja offers art workshops for all levels that can be customized for your art group. Are you curious about the types of workshops you can take? Download a PDF list of workshop options, or email Mirja with your questions and requests.

Location: Sessions take place at the Mirja Vahala Art Studio or online, unless otherwise arranged.

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Art Classes WINTER 2024

VIA SELKIRK COLLEGE CONTINUING EDUCATION

Each semester, Mirja Vahala offers specialty art classes in conjunction with Selkirk College. All classes take place at the Mirja Vahala Art Studio. Please click on the class titles below to register online.


Drawing for Your Brain
Saturday, January 27, 2024
9:30 – 12:30
$45 + GST
Note: The class is now Saturday.

Discover why anyone can learn to draw. Drawing is great for the brain and has the benefits of meditation. We introduce basic drawing concepts such as line drawing, negative space, angles/proportion and shading.

This is for new artists and non-artists alike
Bring a pencil, eraser and paper.


Paint a Sunset with Trees
Sunday, February 11, 2024
9:30 to 3:30
$85 + GST

Learn tips and techniques for painting a warm, glowing sunset with backlit trees. A great Valentine’s gift! Some painting experience is helpful.

Contact Mirja for a supply list and sunset photos or use your own photo.

Note: Mirja demos with acrylics, but can assist oil painters.


Paint Snow on Trees
9:30 to 3:30
Sunday, March 3, 2024
$85 + GST

Learn techniques for painting heavy snow on trees using beautiful shades of blues or purples. Some painting experience is helpful.

Contact Mirja for a supply list and photos of snow on trees or use your own photo.

Note: Mirja demos with acrylics, but can assist oil painters as well.


Paint Waterfall Rocks
Sunday, April 14, 2024
9:30 to 3:30
$85 + GST

Learn techniques to paint water flowing through rocks. We cover colour choices and design. Some painting experience is helpful.

Contact Mirja for a supply list and photos of waterfalls or use your photo.

Note: Mirja demos with acrylics, but can assist oil painters as well.


Fix & Finish Your Paintings 1
(All levels)
Sunday, May 5, 2024
9:30 to 3:30
$85 + GST

Fix & Finish Your Paintings 2
(All levels)
Sunday, May 19, 2024
9:30 to 3:30
$85 + GST

Have paintings that are almost done or not quite right? Get feedback and helpful tips and techniques for fixing and finishing your paintings. Valuable, most-know insights will allow you to assess your own work with more confidence and ability.

Bring your paintings and usual supplies including a sketchbook.

Mirja can assist you with acrylics, watercolours, oils, soft pastels, conté, charcoal, pencil crayon and more. She can also provide drawing and painting lessons of many types.