Winter Classes. Registration now open!

Introducing Pastel Master Classes!

4 TUESDAY days only for WINTER (Feb 11- March 4th) 
4 TUESDAY days only for SPRING THAW (March 25- April 15th)

Large scale (20 x 24") vivid rural winter scenes. I LOVE working lights on top of rich velveteen, coloured paper… and I think you will too. These classes run 10am - 3:30 pm with a 30 min lunch break. $175 plus tax for each (4 class) session.

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session one  WINTER PASTEL CLASS
session two: SPRING THAW PASTEL CLASS

Also on the Menu:
Wednesday and Thursday morning and afternoon watercolour classes yours for the taking! READ MORE HERE

Here are some images we'll be working from...

I'll  be off to Mexico to teach in a week.

Stay tuned with updates on my travel BLOG!
We'll be raising glass to you all from sunny San Miguel de Allende :)


All the best to you and I hope your year is off to a great start!


~ Crystal

Painting Workshop: Newfoundland (part deux)

Painting Workshop: Newfoundland (part deux)

We needn't stray far from our headquarters at the top of the hill at Fishers Loft to find beauty. We'd fill our lungs with crisp, cool, sunlit air, meander along the blueberry path and in plunking our bags anywhere would find inspiration. 

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Painting workshop: Newfoundland (Part 1)

Painting workshop: Newfoundland  (Part 1)

We arrived in Trinity exalted. Energized after the infusion of St. John’s glorious colour, energy and spirit (and possibly the sugar rush). The tiny white churches peeked in and out of the rolling hill side as we bumped through the rocky terrain on our shuttle, just as I had envisioned this place for years, it unravelling right before my eyes. We all cheered when the signs for FISHERS' LOFT , our final stop and home for the next 7 days appeared.  We drove to the top of the hill to our brand new conference centre, wheels spinning on the gravel. At the top the view made our long journey worth it. Sprawled out before us, a little piece of paradise. A short moment of breathless silence and then squeals of delight.

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Floral Workshop at the Central Experimental Farm

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A great time today with my ladies. Teaching them some simple tips on how to take better photos for their own painting reference.A great time with