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Welcome to ArtSpark

Experience the wondrous state of being creative. 

Whether you are a complete stranger to artistic pursuits, or a practising artist, we endeavour to light some creative sparks.
Come and play!

Welcome to ArtSpark

Our Workshops

Workshops ArtSpark workshops are offered in ½, 1 & 2 day formats to fit into
resident’s busy lives and visitor’s plans.   
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Our Philosophy

Philosophy Everyone can experience the joys of creating! It is a part of life not to be missed.


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Our Location

Location ArtSpark workshops are offered at 2 locations; the main street of
Collingwood, and in the countryside near Thornbury Read More
Upcoming Workshops
Upcoming Workshops




BIG things are happening at ArtSpark

ArtSpark has a new home in Thornbury.   We just fell in love with this place with its pond, river and woods. There is a bigger space for the studio with big doors that open to the outside.  We will start up again in May, so watch for our new schedule. It should be ready mid February.

In the meantime, ArtSpark will be partnering with the BMFA (Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts) to offer a selection of workshops in January and February at the Arts Centre - 163 Hurontario St Collingwood. These workshops are listed in the workshop section or click the Art Calendar tab to see what's on.

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About ArtSpark
Art Matters

Providing a wide variety of exciting creative workshops in convenient affordable sessions is our goal.

ArtSpark is the vision of artist Barb MacLeod, who brings her 30 years experience in multimedia and textile art to teach Acrylic painting, mixed media, fabric collage and fabric painting.

Professional photographer and writer, Robert Burcher will share his love of photography in workshops to help you with all your problems, and improve your skills. You can even arrange private sessions.

Artist Ann Ziegler, brings 20 years teaching experience at Sheridan College and her special joy of art and discovery to her Creative Drawing Workshops.

Artist Barbara Hotson, brings her energy and experience as a successful watercolour painter and teacher to make you love watercolour. A one day beginner workshop starts you out.  Watercolour Coaching sessions once a month give ongoing learning and support.

Peter John Reid, artist and author (How to Paint with Acrylics) brings his humour and experience to his Acrylic classes and his Acrylic painting sessions.

Fibre artist and certified Zentangle instructor Chari-Lynn Reithmeier brings her expertise and creative playfulness to all her ArtSpark workshops.

2016 Season

ArtSpark will partner with the BMFA (Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts) to offer winter workshops at the Arts Centre - 163 Hurontario St,.  Collingwood.

We will be opening our new studio in Thornbury May 2016. Look for our Spring/Summer schedule to be available late February 2016.





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