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Fall 2018 Classes


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Watercolour Wednesdays
Dates: Wednesdays

Session 1: Sep. 19 - Oct. 24, 2018
Session 2: Oct. 31 - Dec. 5, 2018

Time: 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Cost: $75.00 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.















Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner
Dates: Saturday mornings, Jan 5 to Feb 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 noon
Location: Alder Creek Studio
Cost: $225.00

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 Wednesdays
Dates: Wednesdays

Session 1: Jan. 9 - Feb. 13, 2019
Session 2: Feb. 20 - Mar. 27, 2019
Session 3: Apr. 3 - May. 8, 2019

Time: 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Cost: $75.00 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.















Super Bowl 'Sundae'
Date: Sunday, February 3, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Alder Creek Studio
Cost: $87.00

Working from a live sun flower or a photograph, you will spread colour on a ½ sheet or full sheet drawing using a credit card. Negative shapes, individual petals and an eye catching center finish the work. Linger after class to create elaborate ice cream or sherbet sundaes!














Floral Fireworks - Sorry, Class Full!
Date: Monday evenings, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Alder Creek Studio
Cost: $150.00

This 4 week 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 night.







"Architextural" Details in Watercolour
Dates: Monday evenings, April 1 - May 6, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Alder Creek Studio
Cost: $235.00, includes HST, plus a $10.00 materials fee

Join us for this mixed media watercolour course to explore the many and varied techniques used to reproduce texture of some of your favourite pieces of architecture. Bring along photos of buildings old and new including barns, cottages, villas and chalets. You will need your regular painting gear plus approximately six smaller sheets (10" x 10") of 300 lb or 140 lb cold press or rough Arches watercolour paper.

Materials included:
  • matte gel medium
  • black gesso
  • small inches of white silk (fabric)
  • pieces of handmade paper
  • unryu paper

Materials list:
  • your regular painting gear plus
  • ultra fine blacks sharpie marker
  • 4 to 6 pieces of 10x10", 140lb or 300lb arches paper
  • one of your incomplete or unsuccessful watercolour paintings
  • small water spray bottle
  • black India ink and a calligraphy pen with a sharp nib







Colour Paradise
1209 Bleams Road, Mannheim
1-519-745- 0200





Full Sheet Watercolour Floral
Three Dates:
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Workshop Fee: $98.00
Optional Catered Lunch: $13.00
Workshop + Catered Lunch: $111.00

Best suited for watercolour painters with 'some' experience.









Summer Classes 2019

6 South Rankin
Southampton, ON



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Watercolour Vignette Plein Air Painting
Dates: July 8-12, 2019
Location: 6 South Rankin, Southampton
Time: 9:00 am to 12 noon
Fee: $225.00 (includes HST)

Do you admire the watercolour painting style of Charles Reid and Judi Whitton? This class looks at the drawing techniques, palette and brushstroke used by these masters while creating vignette style piece. We will be working at the marsh, the beach and in a garden so remember your hat and stool.
A 10" x 14" watercolour block is suggested, but not necessary. Bring your regular painting gear and 140lb cold press watercolour paper ripped into 5 or more 10" x 14" sheets plus a support for your paper.
This class is best for painters with 'some' experience.






The 'Pixeled' Watercolour
Dates: July 15-19, 2019
Location: 6 South Rankin, Southampton
Time: 9:00 am to 12 noon
Fee: $225.00 (includes HST)

This week, explore the use of geometric shape in your loose, organic watercolours. Each day we discover a unique way to give your work that additional edge in florals, landscapes or waterscapes. Bring you regular painting gear, good (Arches) watercolour paper, a non-porous board to paint on and of course a variety of rulers!







"Architextural" Details in Watercolour
Dates: Mornings, July 22 - 26, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - noon
Location: Alder Creek Studio
Cost: $225.00, includes HST and a small materials fee

Join us for this mixed media watercolour course to explore the many and varied techniques used to reproduce texture of some of your favourite pieces of architecture. Bring along photos of buildings old and new including barns, cottages, villas and chalets. You will need your regular painting gear plus approximately six smaller sheets (10" x 10") of 300 lb or 140 lb cold press or rough Arches watercolour paper.

Materials included:
  • matte gel medium
  • black gesso
  • small inches of white silk (fabric)
  • pieces of handmade paper
  • unryu paper

Materials list:
  • your regular painting gear plus
  • ultra fine blacks sharpie marker
  • 4 to 6 pieces of 10x10", 140lb or 300lb arches paper
  • one of your incomplete or unsuccessful watercolour paintings
  • small water spray bottle
  • black India ink and a calligraphy pen with a sharp nib






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For Classes at Alder Creek Studio

To Register, please e-mail: aldercreekstudio1@sympatico.ca
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

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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.

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Payment Policy


When registering for courses with Marion at the cottage or home/studio, please post date your cheque to one week before the class start date. 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 aldercreekstudio1@sympatico.ca

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