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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


Thank you for a wonderful year of creativity at ArtSpark. There are no workshops run during the winter.  We will start up again in April.  Our new shedule will be ready at the end of January.

The past 2014 schedule is still posted to give you an idea of what we do here at ArtSpark. You can enjoy workshops, taught by experienced Artist/Teachers on topics such as: Acrylic painting, Watercolour, Photography,  Drawing, Zentangle, Miixed Media,  Fabric Collage,  and Fabric 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 creative exercises, low-relief casting, 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 Coaching sessions.

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

This Summer we are very pleased to have 2 new instructors.

Sharon Barfoot will teach three 2 day workshops.... 'Abstracting the Landscape' and 'Embracing Wabi Sabi'.  Abstracting the Landscape has 2 dates.

Marlene Bulas will teach two 1 day workshops...'Wonderful Whimsical Art' and 'Bold Beautiful Florals'.  Check the workshops section for details

Other topics and teachers will be added as we go along.   Be sure to check our workshop listings regularly.


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