Playing in the studio

Mississippi Mills School of the Arts and in the greater Ottawa community with Artswell for 10 years. It seems like a extensive and rewarding time.

My teaching now involves giving workshops from my studio in painting, drawing and mixed media. I also offer 1:1 coaching and seasonal art retreats.

I love to paint and it's a delight to share my joy with others. It is an honour to help people connect deeply through art and creativity.

All workshops are located at 15 Bridge Street in Almonte

Gift Certificates are available.

Events & Workshops

  • Wed

    6:30 - 8:30 pmMary Pfaff Studio - 15 Bridge Street

    Expressive Drawing Workshop Level 3Continue to explore in more depth intuitive approaches to your artwork this inspiring program is designed to expand your visual vocabulary.

    This extensive eight-week program will employ the basic elements of design in fresh exciting ways. Over the eight weeks you will develop several comprehensive drawings and paintings true to your unique expression. The focus of the course is on accessing your inner creative source and creating your own ideas and concepts.

    $295 - most art supplies included (list will be provided on the first day)

    Space limited to 8 students per class. 

    To register  | tel.613 257 9777

  • Sat

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm15 Bridge St., Almonte (across from the Old Town Hall)

    Counting Sun Days by Mary Pfaff

    Engage   Collaborate   Create   Discover

    Spend two fabulous days exploring the connection between visual arts and music. As a first-time offering, this inspiring workshop encompasses expressive collage, finding music in words, discovering your musical voice, painting to music, sound and colour.

    Everyone is welcome. All you need is curiosity and a sense of fun.

    $270 includes all materials

    When she’s not leading Rhythm & Song community choir, Almonte-based visual artist/musician/teacher Jennifer Noxon is in her studio furthering her art practice.   

    Rhythm & Song Community Choir

    Mary Pfaff is an Almonte-based visual artist/teacher/creativity coach and arts and health consultant has extensive experience designing and facilitating programs for all ages.

     To register contact or call 613 257 9777

    Mary and Jennifer believe that engagement in the arts and the creative process leads to a greater sense of well-being for individuals and the communities in which they live.

  • Tue


    We are seeking women who have completed acute treatment for cancer who are interested in being part of creative group and would like to participate in workshops.

    Participation consists of:

    • Partaking in 3 (3-4 hour) group arts-based workshops, once per week for 3 weeks
    • Providing our team with feedback to improve the program
    • Workshops will encompass fusion art activities and some discussions


    This research may help health professionals to better support people and may help those living with cancer. Space for the workshops has been generously provided by the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.

    Refreshments and all materials will be provided!

    For more information, please contact:
    Viviane Grandpierre



  • Sat

    10:00 - 4:0015 Bridge Street, Almonte Ontario

    Abstract Painting WorkshopEnter a world of intuition, imagination and excitement to achieve results as unique as you are. The day will cover basic information relating to picture elements, composition, theme and design together with an exploration of the meaning of abstract painting, and its importance as a means of self-expression and creativity.

    We will touch on the history of abstract painting its methods, techniques and materials. Study inspiring examples of abstract work by 20th century and contemporary masters. 

    You'll learn to explore the use of color and the importance of underpainting, layering and glazing to bring structure and depth to your art. 

    Treat yourself to a spirited, adventurous time filled with innovative techniques, inventive approaches and breakthrough results.

    $135.00 most supplies will be provided. You are requested to bring a 16x20 canvas (stretched or panel), cradled wood panel or paper of your choice

    Registrants will receive an outline prior to the workshop.

    Location: 15 Bridge Street, Almonte Ontario

    To register or 613 257 9777

  • Sat

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm15 Bridge Street, Almonte, ON

    In this workshop you will learn to use colour with confidence.

    Become familiar with the key properties; hue, saturation/intensity, value and temperature. Explore contrast, complements, glazing and staining. Learn about the history of colour and explore some of the colour palettes of masters. Paint with the colours you love, try using the ones you avoid and be surprised by what you discover.

    If you want to be more comfortable with colour in any art form this workshop is for you.
    $135.00 – supplies included

    TO REGISTER  |  613.257.9777