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

    Explore the Connection between Painting and Music

    10:00 am - 4:00 pmmary pfaff studio - 15 Bridge Street, Almonte Ontario

    Engage   Collaborate   Create   Discover

    Our November workshop was such so much fun - we’re offering it again! Share two fabulous days exploring the connection between visual arts and music. This inspiring workshop encompasses expressive collage, finding music in words, painting to music, exploring sound and colour. All you need is curiosity and a sense of fun. Everyone is welcome. 

    $330 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 painter/teacher/creativity coach and arts and health consultant has extensive experience designing and facilitating programs and workshops

    To register contact or call 613 257 9777

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