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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
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Upcoming Workshops



Upcoming Workshops


Our 2015 shedule is now posted. Classes will start up in April.

We hope you find some exciting possibilities for you to experience this year.

You can enjoy workshops, taught by experienced Artist/Teachers on topics such as: Acrylic painting, Watercolour, Photography,  Drawing, Zentangle, Miixed Media,  Fabric Collage,Fabric Painting and Sumi-e painting.

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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.

2015 Season

We are pleased to welcome back Sharon Barfoot and Marlene Bulas who taught last year to rave reviews. This season Sharon will teach three 2 day acrylic and mixed media workshops (Painting the Spirit of Nature, Printmaking for Painters and Pushing Boundaries) and one 1 day workshop ( Expressive Mark Making).

Marlene has three 1 day acrylic workshops ( Funky Figures, Bold Beautiful Florals and Whimsical Landscapes).

We are pleased to have Roslyn Levin (Sumi-e Painting) Art Cunanan (Watercolour) and Linda Montgomery (Photo Transfer) joining us this year to bring their exciting workshops.




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