Art Classes

I teach art classes!! If you are interested in a private lesson please contact me.

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WINTER 2018 CLASSES! First four are….

ABSTRACT CLASS Jan 21 & FLOWER POWER Jan 28

Sign up for one or do em all:)

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ABSTRACTS Sunday January 21, 12:30 – 4:30

Unleash your inner artist! We will be creating with colour and shape! I will help guide you and give some prompts but in this class, nothing is wrong:) Start the year with some colour and creativity!!

We will be painting with acrylic paint on 11 x 14′ birchwood “canvas” or maybe you might choose to do two smaller works:) They have deep 1.5″ sides and therefore are ready to hang when finished. You can use as much artistic license as you please to make it yours. I will cheer you through it step by step:)  NO experience needed but if you do have experience and want to join us for a fun day, all the better!

Please bring an apron or wear something an errant drop of paint might enhance. Casual comfortable,crafty clothing encouraged.

Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided free of charge and maybe even a glass of wine for those inclined. Great music,  good company and at the end of the day a work of art to hang and perhaps some new friends:)

To register CLICK HERE! ONLY 6 spots of limited earlybird registration available $75 until Jan 7. Last day to purchase class is Jan 19. Regular registration fee is $88

The class will be held at the historic George Wright House on Young Avenue. It was bequeathed to the Local Council of Women-Halifax by the billionaire upon his death which sadly happened as a result of the Titanic disaster.

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FLOWER POWER! Sunday, January 28 12:30-4:30

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Flower Power!

This is a do-it-your-self flower class You can paint flowers in a vase, flowers in a meadow, flowers straight and tall, any colour combination you want! Or you can follow along and paint what I will paint, step by step. We all need pops of colour and the vibrancy of flowers this time of year:) Meander through the meadow you create, get lost in your own personal garden:) Paint yourself bouquet of flowers! You deserve it:) These images here are for painting INSPIRATION! You will paint the colour combos and configurations you want.

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We will be painting with acrylic paint on 11 x 14′ birchwood “canvas”. They have deep 1.5″ sides and therefore are ready to hang when finished. You can use as much artistic license as you please to make it yours. I will cheer you through it step by step:)  NO experience needed but if you do have experience and want to join us for a fun day, all the better!

Please bring an apron or wear something an errant drop of paint might enhance. Casual comfortable,crafty clothing encouraged.

Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided free of charge and maybe even a glass of wine for those inclined. Great music,  good company and at the end of the day a work of art to hang and perhaps some new friends:)

To register CLICK HERE! ONLY 6 spots of limited earlybird registration available $75 until Jan 14. Last day to purchase class is Jan 26. Regular registration fee is $88

The class will be held at the historic George Wright House on Young Avenue. It was bequeathed to the Local Council of Women-Halifax by the billionaire upon his death which sadly happened as a result of the Titanic disaster.

 

Sunday, February 11, Valentine Cottage

February 11, we will be doing a version of this little Valentine Cottage. Everyone will do their own thing:) Are you ready to Unleash your inner artist?? ONLY 6 spots of limited earlybird registration available $75  Regular registration fee is $88  For more info on this class and to register, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/valentine-cottage-painting-workshop-with-shelagh-duffett-february-11-tickets-42003113443

 

Sunday, February 25  Sea and Sky…..

Sunday, February 25, Sea and Sky… in this class we will be exploring sunsets and skyscapes over the ocean. A peaceful and reflective painting. The image displayed here is just for inspiration only. You will be creating your own seascape…..with guidance from me:)  ONLY 6 spots of limited earlybird registration available $75  Regular registration fee is $88 For more info on this class, and registration, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sea-sky-painting-workshop-with-shelagh-duffett-february-25-tickets-42001616967

 

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Autumn 2017 classes

Next two class dates  are Nov 12 and Nov 18, 2017

November 12 registration page:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/secret-cottage-paint-day-nov-12-tickets-37496152000

November 18 registration page:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hidden-cottage-paint-day-november-18-tickets-37496343573

Learn about them in the post below….

Paint Day in a hidden city cottage….

Join me for a relaxing day of painting, chatting  and listening to music with kindred spirits. We will be spending the day in a charming cottage over one hundred years old tucked in a lovely garden. Only 5 minutes from the Armdale roundabout (near the Dingle) We will break at noon for soup and a delicious vegetarian meal. Tea and coffee provided also. Byob if you would like wine with your meal.

If you wish, you can take a stroll along the water or through the pretty neighborhood.

We will be painting with acrylic paints on 11 x 14′ birchwood “canvas.” Ready to hang. You can use as much artistic license as you please to make it yours. I will guide you through it step by step:) NO experience needed but if you do have experience and want to join us for a fun day, all the better!

Please bring an apron or wear something an errant drop of paint might enhance. Casual comfortable,crafty clothing encouraged. To see what we will be painting and to register.. click on Sunday November 12  or Saturday November 18  Space limited to 10 people per class.

ALL materials and lunch included!

TESTIMONIALS

” Thank-you Shelagh, I learned so much. You are an excellent, patient teacher and a wonderful artist. “

“Wicked fun class! Thank-you!”

“Just a blast!~ Off to buy paint! Amazing results for the whole class!”

“Great day! I am thrilled with my painting!. The venue was nice and bright and the tunes were inspiring:)”

“Shelagh this was wonderful! The energy was so positive and I am feeling very accomplished. I can’t wait for another!”

“Thank- you so much Shelagh, this was such a fun relaxing and inspiring day away from the regular routine”

“I will definitely like to do another one and would highly reccommend to anyone to do!”

“Loved the whole day! Will definitely come to another workshop. Thanks so much!”

November 12 registration page:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/secret-cottage-paint-day-nov-12-tickets-37496152000

November 18 registration page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hidden-cottage-paint-day-november-18-tickets-37496343573

November 12 registration page:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/secret-cottage-paint-day-nov-12-tickets-37496152000

November 18 registration page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hidden-cottage-paint-day-november-18-tickets-37496343573

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Next Class March 26th 2016 ! Tickets available HERE

This will be a fun day of painting and chat and good music and food! NO experience necessary but if you have some and want to participate and enjoy a day of painting, you are absolutely welcome. We will be painting this great image using acrylic paint on an 10 x 10 cradled birch support. OF course artistic license is welcomed and you can make it your own:) This painting might take a wee bit longer to complete but most painters can get it done in time. If you take longer, no problem, we will allow you to finish.

ALL Supplies included AND a yummy vegetarian lunch. Soup AND either a wrap, quiche or sandwich will be served. It is a dairy free zone, so almond milk and soy milk are used for coffee and tea.

Wear something comfortable that an errant drop of paint won’t hurt. If you have a craft apron or old t-shirt, might be a good idea to wear it:)

WHERE: Fruition Cafe, Coburg Professional Centre
6389 Coburg Rd, Halifax. (corner of Oxford St. and Coburg Road)

PARKING is free in the lot at Dalhouse across from Fruition on Coburg or on the side of the bldg on Oxford.

WHEN: Sunday March 26 10-4pm

Registration in advance is required, space is limited. Price is $99 plus tax.

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TESTIMONIALS:

” Thank-you Shelagh, I learned so much. You are an excellent, patient teacher and a wonderful artist. ”

“Wicked fun class! Thank-you!”

“Just a blast!~ Off to buy paint! Amazing results for the whole class!”

“Great day! I am thrilled with my painting!. The venue was nice and bright and the tunes were inspiring:)”

“Shelagh this was wonderful! The energy was so positive and I am feeling very accomplished. I can’t wait for another!”

“Thank- you so much Shelagh, this was such a fun relaxing and inspiring day away from the regular routine”

“I will definitely like to do another one and would highly reccomend to anyone to do!”

“Loved the whole day! Will definitely come to another workshop. Thanks so much!”

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We will be spending the day at Fruition Cafe which will be closed for us. It is a bright sunny space with lots of room. Fruition Cafe is wheelchair accessible, with gender-neutral and has accessible washrooms on-site.

PARKING is abundant. The Dalhousie University lot across the street is open for public use on Sundays.

Registration in advance is required, space is limited. Price is $99 plus tax.

Shelagh Duffett can be contacted with questions by email

TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH EVENTBRITE

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-day-with-shelagh-duffett-sunday-march-26-tickets-30312468409