Open Painting Studio

Four Saturday afternoons: April 25, May 2, May 16 & 23

Four Sunday afternoons: April 26, May 3, May 17 & 24

This energizing workshop is for students with some painting experience who want to hone their craft under the guidance of a professional painter in her private studio. Bring a new project, or complete something you have on the go if you’re feeling stuck! Val will help you work through any painterly problem you might have be it technical or conceptual.

Each session begins with a 30 minute drawing or painting warmup exercise.

Oil or acrylic. $278 includes GST Drop-ins when available: $73.50

Loosen Up Painting Weekend May 30/31

Are you ready to loosen up your painting practice? In this inspiring painting weekend workshop, participants will be assigned fun and challenging timed painting exercises to build confidence to take risks and discover new strategies to their painting practice. Includes blind-contour drawing, semi-blind painting, collaborative painting, limited palette, mark-making, experimental colour, and other approaches to make the process more playful and exciting.

Oil and acrylic

Location: #322b-1000 Parker Street, East Vancouver

Tuition: $278 includes GST

Max 8 students


5 Day Art Vacation in Historic Moosejaw: Jun 26-Jun 30

An ideal pairing of inspired learning and blissful relaxation amidst authentic heritage architecture and stunning Prairie landscape.

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Friday, June 26 to Tuesday, June 30, 2020

We are fascinated with the idea of the Prairies with its generous skies, clarity of light and spaciousness. We think we are familiar with it, but do we really know what the heartland has to offer us as artists?

Do you ache to be inspired by a new experience—and to be able to paint or sketch in a bold and direct way? This workshop will help you find your own expression, whether you’re an experienced painter, or just beginning your painting exploration.

Intrigued to learn more? For more information:


Contact: val@valnelson.ca   778-865-2650