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:

  • Wed

    Expressive Drawing and Painting Level 3

    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