Wet and Wild! Painting with Panache

Oct 1-2, 2016, 9-4 pm

Are you ready to get bold and loose with your art? Awaken your creative spirit at Shirley’s exciting workshop. Learn new techniques with acrylics and/or watercolour. This includes using hardware store materials and melting fabric into your paintings. By layering, gelling, texturizing, stamping and collage you will create stunning abstractions that will amaze you. Shirley will include easy ways to turn these into luscious representational works. She will simplify the confusing array of acrylic mediums and grounds. Composition and design will be emphasized. There will be plenty of helpful demonstrations and personalized coaching.

As a treat, Michael will make his oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! Scrumptiously good!

Workshops are suitable for beginner to advanced artists.

Workshops are limited to 8 participants.

Fee is $200.00 for the two-day workshop and includes the paint colours and selected other supplies.

How to register: Early registration will secure your spot. By cheque: Mail a $200.00 cheque payable for  to Shirley Mancino at 68 Rebecca Lane, Westport ON K0G 1X0.  Or send an e-money transfer if you do online banking.

NB: If you need to cancel for whatever reason, there is no charge if you notify us a minimum of 21 days in advance of the start date. After that date, there will be no refund.

Contact Info Tel:
Email: smcgroup@yahoo.com

See http://shirleymancino.wordpress.com/ for a suggested materials list

Workshop Location: Workshops take place in Shirley’s stunning lakeside studio in Westport. Enjoy the wonderful scenery, shopping, and hiking – a truly breathtaking destination. Great B & Bs are a short walk away. Don’t want to spend the money for a traditional B and B…..Stay for $50 a nite at the Grist Mill art gallery and artist residence right on the water in downtown Westport.

On request, Shirley conducts workshops and demonstrations for art groups at your preferred location.


Participant Comments

“Enjoyed myself very much and shall recommend your sessions”, Marie.T,   Quebec City

“I am truly inspired by your work and your style of teaching”, Bev, St Catharines

 “Shirley’s knowledge gave me permission to be bold”, Anne, Manotick

 “I extended my holiday in Canada just to take part in this magnificent workshop” Thai, Thailand

 “Great experience with a warm, intelligent, and talented woman!” Judith, Innisville

 “Fresh, exciting, committed, great teacher- wow!” Danielle, Ottawa

 “All were ‘infected’ by her enthusiasm. Helpful and attentive to everyone’s needs.” Elinor, Chaffey’s Locks