recent paintings and news

recent paintings and news

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

New season classes:

I have just updated new class dates-info below....

Mentoring Mondays

These sessions are primarily self directed. You can work inside the studio or outdoors ala plein air. I will be available to guide you and address your individual needs in a mentorship approach. These sessions are ideal for those just starting out or for the more seasoned artists who wish to push themselves in a new direction. This is also an inspiring environment for those who simply need time to work. Participants provide their own materials. If you are new to art-making I will be happy to recommend materials and media most suitable for your needs.

Ongoing Mondays:

6:30 -9PM

Spring/Summer series begin
Monday, May 15
$85 for a series of 4 sessions.

Exploring the Surface: Painting with Cold Wax.

Encaustic painting is not the most convenient way to work-especially if you have limited space or are travelling. Texture, depth, movement and fluidity can still be achieved via working with cold wax, oil paint and drawing materials. I will show you how to mix your own cold wax medium and share techniques and materials used for this versatile painting technique. Recommended for artists with some painting experience.

Workshop 1:

Saturday, June 9

$70 includes most materials. A list will be provided upon registration
Workshop 2

Wednesday, June 13

$70 includes most materials. A list will be provided upon registration

Plein Air in the Vineyard

Jan Yates has been painting Niagara’s Vineyards for over fifteen years and is a well-known instructor in the Niagara region.

Each session will be held outdoors in Niagara’s beautiful vineyards and participants will enjoy a complimentary glass of Niagara wine to enhance the ambience of the plein air experience. These sessions are enjoyable for those with no previous art-making background as well as more seasoned artists who want to push beyond their comfort level. For a full course description please contact the artist. Sessions are in oil or acrylic and a materials list will be provided upon registration.

Workshops are held *Fridays:

*You can opt to take 1, 2, 3 or all 4 classes. $45 per class

June 15

July 13

August  10

September 14


Plein Air Painting for the Experienced Artist

*All sessions are held on the Niagara Escarpment, a Unesco  world biosphere reserve. Orchards, fields, vineyards and big skies are abundant!

These in-depth sessions will address challenges specific to the outdoor painter. After my trip to Ireland I have learned about packing light, working with a simplified pallet, preparing surfaces and working fast before the rain comes! I will share techniques including pre-mixing predominant seasonal pallets, building composition and economy of brushwork. You will be responsible for your own supplies and a list is provided upon registration. Some outdoor easels are available.

Workshops are held  *Saturdays

*You can opt to take 1, 2, 3or all 4 classes. $50 per workshop


May 26

June  16

July 14

August 11

Encaustic Painting

Dates and Times

  Wednesday, June 6, 1-4PM
$65 includes most materials

 Saturday, June 23, 10 – 1PM
$65 includes most materials

Class size is limited and students have ample time to work hands on with this fluid and luscious medium.

*registration can be paid securely online via paypal