Playing in the studio

My paintings are displayed in solo and group exhibitions and are represented in the City of Ottawa public art collection and in private collections nationally and internationally. Click my CV for details.

Along side of working in the studio the other part of my creative journey is about teaching fine arts, creativity mentoring and coaching.

I have had a rewarding time designing and leading workshops since 1978, through the City of Ottawa, The Ottawa School of Art, Algonquin College (Creative Arts program), Halliburton Summer School of the Arts (Expressive Arts Program), Mississippi Mills School of the Arts and in the greater Ottawa community with Artswell, an arts and health charity organization for 10 years.

Currently, I teach a variety of workshops in expressive drawing and abstract painting for small groups from my studio situated in the heart of Almonte Ontario. Occasionally, I’m part of unique collaborative workshops designed for students for example Glass and Drawing with Jennifer Kelly, Music and Painting with Jennifer Noxon, and Seasonal Yoga and Drawing retreats with Amelia Ah You.

I also offer 1:1 coaching/mentoring. Contact me if you would like to customize a class or art party.

It’s a joy to help people connect deeply through art and creativity. It is important to me to provide my students with an uplifting, inspiring experience in a friendly bright environment where they can discover and explore techniques, materials and share ideas.

Gift Certificates for workshops are available.

Events & Workshops

Event Information:

  • Sat
    22
    Apr
    2017

    Abstract Painting

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

    Enter 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. In addition you'll begin to understand how to work in a series and how this can help you develop your own personal style.

    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 larger size canvas (stretched or panel), cradled wood panel or paper of your choice

    Registrants will receive an outline prior to the workshop

    TO REGISTER marypfaffartist@gmail.com  |  613 257 9777

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