Marion R. Anderson  

Fall 2019 Classes


4 Monday Nights - 4 Acrylic Painting Techniques
Nov. 18, 25 & Dec. 2, 9, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Alder Creek Studio
Cost: $56.50 per session or $226.00 for the course

Suitable for the beginner or painter with some experience.

Class 1 - Landscape in a painterly or impressionistic brushstroke style
Class 2 - Abstract design using a palette knife
Class 3 - Defining the floral forms with solid colour negative painting
Class 4 - The 'paint over' - using a finished painting you are unhappy with as your underpainting.

Materials list:
  • 4 -18x18” gallery style canvases
  • Palette knife
  • Long handled, soft bristle, flat brushes
  • Hard body acrylics in Primary colours plus white
  • Peel able pad of palette paper
  • Paper towels
  • Matt gel medium
  • Plastic bottle with pointed tip
  • Pencil and white plastic eraser, sharpie markers (ultra fine and fine point)
  • Sketchbook
  • Old magazine that can be cut up

Watercolour Wednesdays
Dates: Wednesdays

Fall 2019: Oct. 2 - Nov. 6, 2019  Sorry, Class Full!
Winter 2020: Feb. 19 - Mar. 25, 2019

Time: 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Cost: $75.00 (+HST) for the 6-week session
Class size is limited to 8 adult participants.

No instruction, just painting time!

Spend Wednesday afternoons with artist Marion R. Anderson at Alder Creek Studio, New Dundee. Join fellow watercolour painters in this beautiful studio environment, enjoy the view, the camaraderie and establish your weekly dedicated painting time.

Floral Fireworks
Dates: Monday evenings, Oct 21 & 28, Nov 4 & 11, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30pm
Location: Alder Creek Studio
Cost: $226.00
Note: The class size is limited to 5.

This 4 day adult, acrylics class will result in a single colour, floral fragment on a textured canvas surface similar to the work shown. Marion will systematically guide you through each stage of creating your version with weekly demonstrations and practice exercises.
Materials list:
  • A regular or gallery style canvas no larger than 30x30" or 24x30"
  • a tear off paper palette
  • White acrylic paint and 2 other colours of your choice for for your background
  • Long handles soft bristle brushes , size of your choice
  • A 2-3" sponge brush
  • a plastic trowel usually used when applying caulking around ceramic tile
  • Matt gel medium
  • Molding paste
  • Gesso
  • Paper towels
  • Water container - low, such as a cool whip container
  • 2 plastic squeeze bottles with a pointed lid (dollar store, used for condiments or a hair dye bottle or a plastic honey bottle)
  • Sketchbook, pencil
Note: other items will be required but we will discuss this on the first day.

Poinsettia Party
Date: Saturday, Nov.2, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost: $98.00 (+HST)
Pot Luck Lunch

Working from live plants or from the designs provided, you will create a ½ sheet or full sheet drawing. Following the demonstration, you will finish in your own painting style.

Winter 2020 Classes

Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner
Dates: Saturday mornings, Jan 4 to Feb 8, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 noon
Location: Alder Creek Studio
Cost: $250.00 (+HST)

This course for the absolute beginner gives you an opportunity to create 6 small paintings without needing drawing skills. Lessons will be demonstrated step by step.

Class 1 - Summer Skies
Class 2 - Fall Leaves
Class 3 - Winter Birch
Class 4 - Outdoor Painting Techniques
(practice now, try later)
Class 5 - Fantasy Landscapes
Class 6 - "Spirit Card" Daisies

Watercolour kits ($165.00) available from the instructor at the first class. Kit includes all materials necessary for the 6 weeks except a carry-all for your equipment and extra paper.

Watercolour Flowers - just when you need them most!
Fri. March 6, 2020, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Sat. March 7, 2020, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Sun. March 8, 2020, 9:30am - noon
Location: Alder Creek Studio
$75.00 (+HST) (bring your own paints and brushes
- paper provided)
$85.00 (+HST) (just show up)

Surround yourself in a garden like studio atmosphere filled with light and colour. Watch Marion's painting demo, practice the techniques, watch a second demonstration, then create your own 22 x 10" floral panel on arches 140 lb cold press paper. All materials are provided including the paper ,paint and brushes plus a glass of cheer to celebrate your accomplishment. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow artists and soak up the spring like atmosphere at Alder Creek Studio.


For Classes at Alder Creek Studio

To Register, please e-mail:
Or call: 519 - 696 - 2265
Classes held at:

Alder Creek Studio
Box 142
121 Casselholme Cres.
New Dundee, ON   N0B 2E0

Note: New Dundee is near Kitchener, Ontario


Private and Semi-Private Classes Now Available

Private classes are $60 an hour.
Semi-private classes are $45 an hour per person and will consist of two students.

An appointment to review your previous work and/or establish the lesson topics you would like to register for is highly recommended. Fee $30.


Payment Policy

When registering for courses with Marion at the cottage or home/studio, payment is due at the time of registration. Please keep in mind that there are no refunds.

Payment methods:

Cheque: Please make cheques payable to Marion Anderson.
e-transfer: e-transfers may be sent to