Marion R. Anderson  

Fall 2019 Classes


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

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

Winter 2020 Classes

Watercolour Wednesdays
Dates: Wednesdays
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.

Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner
Dates: 6 Saturday mornings
Jan 18 to Feb 1, 2020
No class Feb 8, 2020
Feb 15 to Feb 29, 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.

Acrylics from A to C
Dates: 6 Monday evenings
March 2 - April 13th, 2020
Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Alder Creek Studio
Cost: $300.00 (plus HST)

So you've taken a few acrylics classes or been to a social paint night and realize you love to paint? Then this class is for you. Each week we will tackle a different painting while exploring the uses of various mediums, both heavy body and fluid acrylic, both palette knife and brushwork through a variety of painting subjects.

Materials List ( this is the absolute basics - you will add as you go)

6 - 18x24" regular style canvas (this size and shape is just a suggestion)
The primary colours plus white in heavy body/ tube acrylics
3 bottles fluid acrylic in the primary colours
Gloss medium, matt gel medium, Molding paste and gesso
Long handled, soft bristled, flat brushes
A pad of pealable palette paper
Low plastic water containers
Paper towels
Sketchbook and pencil
Printed Photos for reference, not on your phone or ipad.

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
Cost: $75.00 (+HST)

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 two 15 x 7" panels 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