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
    15
    Jun
    2016

    7:00 pmSt Paul’s United Church, 3760 Carp Road

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  • Fri
    17
    Jun
    2016
    Sat
    18
    Jun
    2016

    1:30 pm15 Bridge Street & 112 Queen Street

    glassworkshop

    Drawing and Glass is a collaborative venture with painter Mary Pfaff and glass artist Jennifer Anne Kelly. They have joined forces to bring you an inspired workshop that has the makings for you to explore two different yet beautifully complementary mediums.

    The drawing portion on Friday afternoon at 1:30, open to all levels, will be held at 15 Bridge Street in Mary’s new studio space. Students will explore a spontaneous, expressive approach to drawing from nature. Using the basic elements of drawing – line, colour, shape, tone and texture in fresh and liberating ways you will create several drawings that access your inner artist. Your Friday will be complete at 4:30 leaving you ample time to enjoy dinner at one of the yummy restaurants in Almonte and the option of staying over night at Menzies House B&B. On Saturday morning your favourite drawing will be transformed into glass in Jennifer’s studio at 112 Queen Street from 10:30-1:30. You will be introduced to expression through glass as an exciting new medium. Unique painterly techniques will be introduced to both new and experienced glass artists. Your Saturday morning will start with an optional yoga practice at 9:00am at the riverfront of Menzies B&B with instructor Charlotte Pragnell. Charlotte will be guiding students in a yoga practice that will help them to unleash their inner artist by opening up their energy for creative expressions to flow more freely. Prepare to be inspired and rejuvenated!

    You can find Mary’s work http://marypfaff.ca

    You can find Jennifer’s work/ http://www.currentworksofglass.com

    Friday June 17th

    Drawing Artistry with Mary 1:30pm - 4:30pm

    Saturday June 18th

    Yoga at Menzies House B&B 9:00am - 10:00am

    Glass Creation with Jennifer 10:30am - 1:00pm

    Cost: $160/Student (Includes all supplies and tools. Meals and choice of lodging, if desired, is an additional charge).

    Book this course online

     

  • Sat
    23
    Jul
    2016

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    getthebigpictureGo BIG! This experiential abstract painting workshop is for all levels of creators. If you have even wanted to let loose and paint with passion this is your chance.

    After a series of warm ups which will relax and invigorate we’ll move into expressive painting using acrylics in large-scale format. In just the one day you will complete your masterpiece.

    $135.00 art supplies included 

    *Bring large format canvas or substrate of your choice

    TO REGISTER:  marypfaffartist@gmail.com  |  613.257.9777  

    www.marypfaff.ca

  • Tue
    02
    Aug
    2016
    Sun
    04
    Sep
    2016

    1285 Wellington Street W.

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  • Thu
    04
    Aug
    2016
    Sun
    04
    Sep
    2016

    Santini Gallery, 169 Preston St, Ottawa

    Out of the Blue came out of a lively chat about summertime and blue skies one wintery day in spring.

    It was quite a remarkable set of coincidences that brought Jennifer and I together. We both joined Santini gallery at exactly the same time and it is fitting that a year later we are having a show together.

    Opening: August 4th, 6pm-9pm

    Come enjoy this collabrative show, take in new work, and enjoy complimentary refreshments. We hope to see you there.

    Santini Gallery
    169 Preston St, Ottawa
    Show runs from Aug 4 - Sept 4

    Santini Gallery

  • Mon
    08
    Aug
    2016
    Fri
    12
    Aug
    2016

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm15 Bridge Street & 112 Queen Street

    SUMMERRETREAT

    Yoga & Drawing & Painting 

    A joint workshop with painter, teacher and art coach Mary Pfaff and chill guide Amelia Ah You

    Monday, Aug 8 – Friday, Aug 12
    10 am to 4:00 pm

    Join Mary and Amelia for an inspiring week.

    Explore in-depth colour, texture, movement, yoga and meditation with a small group. Draw and paint in two fabulous locations: Mary’s studio on 15 Bridge Street  Almonte and outdoors at Amelia’s beautiful countryside haven in Cedar Hill, just 15 minutes from downtown Almonte.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to relax, unwind and
    Draw closer to nature.

    Start each morning by coming home to your bliss. Explore your flow with moving meditation, using postures and movements inspired by Yoga and Qigong, to open your heart and your body. Go beyond the usual boundaries. Be Open. Be Fearless. Be Fun.

    Immerse yourself in expressive drawing and painting where you can work from the landscape both in and outdoors. Gain an understanding of personal imagery and explore your interior landscape.

    Treat yourself to the enchanting experience of creating on location. Acquire a range of techniques and inventive encounters that can be applied to the making of powerful work. Participants will look at contemporary approaches and complete a number of drawings and original acrylic paintings as well as some found object creations.

    $500.00 including supplies

    TO REGISTER marypfaffartist@gmail.com  |  613 257 9777

    See website for more details on accommodation, highlights of the Almonte area and directions.

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  • Thu
    18
    Aug
    2016
    Sun
    02
    Oct
    2016

    General Fine Craft, Art and Design

    TheGeneral_exhibitionadAugust 16 – October 2, 2016

    More information to come...

    General Fine Craft, Art and Design

    LETA CORMIER  reduction-fired ceramics
    MARY PFAFF  paintings and mono-prints

    Please join us for the opening and meet the artists: Thursday August 18, 6-8pm 

  • Wed
    21
    Sep
    2016
    Wed
    26
    Oct
    2016

    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm15 Bridge Street

    Departure.

    Wednesday evenings 6:30 to 9:30
    September 21 to October 26

    Explore different approaches and non-traditional techniques to expand your visual vocabulary.

    This thorough, enjoyable six-week program will employ basic elements - line, colour, shape and texture - in fresh unusual ways. You will create several comprehensive drawings and paintings true to your unique expression.

    6 week program $250 most supplies included 

    TO REGISTER marypfaffartist@gmail.com  | 613 257 9777 

    * All levels welcome. Space limited to 6 students.

     

  • Sat
    24
    Sep
    2016

    8:30am - 4:00pm

    Drawing and Glass WorkshopDrawing and Glass is a collaborative venture with painter Mary Pfaff and glass artist Jennifer Anne Kelly. They have joined forces to bring you an inspired workshop that has the makings for you to explore two different yet beautifully complementary mediums.

    Yoga starts at 8:30. The drawing portion on Saturday morning from 9:30 to 12:30, open to all levels, will be held at 15 Bridge Street in Mary’s new studio space. Students will explore a spontaneous, expressive approach to drawing from nature. Using the basic elements of drawing – line, colour, shape, tone and texture in fresh and liberating ways you will create several drawings that access your inner artist. Your Saturday will leave you ample time to enjoy lunch at one of the yummy restaurants in Almonte and the option of staying over night at Menzies House B&B. On Saturday afternoon your favourite drawing will be transformed into glass in Jennifer’s studio at 112 Queen Street from 1:30 to 4:00. You will be introduced to expression through glass as an exciting new medium. Unique painterly techniques will be introduced to both new and experienced glass artists.

    Cost: $160/Student (Includes yoga and all supplies and tools. Meals and choice of lodging, if desired, is an additional charge).

    Book this course online.

  • Sat
    08
    Oct
    2016
    Mon
    10
    Oct
    2016

    10am - 5pm15 Bridge Street, Almonte Ontario

    The 20th Crown and Pumpkin Studio Tour will take place on the Thanksgiving weekend, 8 – 10 Oct 2016, from 10am – 5pm daily.  There will be 19 Studio stops with works from over 45 creators.

    crownandpumpkin.com

     

  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2016
    Sun
    16
    Oct
    2016

    10:00 am to 4:00 pm15 Bridge Street Almonte and Cedar Hill

    SUMMERRETREATYoga & Drawing & Painting 

    A weekend workshop with painter and art coach Mary Pfaff and chill guide Amelia Ah You

    Saturday, October 15 – Sunday, October16
    10:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Join Mary and Amelia for an inspiring creative weekend.

    Explore in-depth colour, texture, movement and meditation with a small, motivated group. Draw, photograph, relax and paint in two fabulous locations: Mary’s studio on 15 Bridge Street Almonte and outdoors at Amelia’s beautiful countryside haven in Cedar Hill, just 15 minutes from downtown Almonte.

    Treat yourself to the delightful experience of creating on location.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to unwind and

    draw closer to nature.

    $250.00 including most supplies

    To register email marypfaffartist@gmail.com | 613 257 9777

  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2016

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm15 Bridge Street

    _ monoprints on BFK Rives paper_jpgSign up for a day of experimentation and fun. Using a gelatin printing plate this printmaking approach is easy, adventurous and addictive. For beginners there will be instant gratification, as you will pull lots of prints that promise to please. For the more experienced this workshop offers techniques that will send you off in new directions. Create fine art prints or use the prints for mixed media art, art journals, making cards, scrapbooking, quilting, fiber arts, and jewelry. The possibilities are wide and wonderful. 

    $135.00 supplies included. All levels welcome.

    TO REGISTER marypfaffartist@gmail.com  |  613 257 9777

    PRINTMAKING

  • Sat
    05
    Nov
    2016

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm15 Bridge Street

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    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 marypfaffartist@gmail.com  |  613.257.9777

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