In each workshop you will learn key principles of composition, colour and application that will allow you to handle these mediums with confidence. Learn to simplify complex images and build in layers to render accurately and create atmosphere and expression in your paintings.
Each course is open to ALL LEVELS
In this workshop, we learn to make sense of the colours in our palette and use them to build pastel work that is fresh and bright, avoiding work that is muddy and over worked. Begin to understand your light source so you can make creative decisions that pay attention to colour harmony and balance, while infusing energy and atmosphere into your work. Group discussion and a pastel demonstration will guide you through all the important stages of building your pastel and will include:
Each workshop includes booklet on all concepts discussed in class, demonstrations, individual tutoring to deal with your specific needs and goals, group discussion and a final critique to provide you with great "next steps". Exercises are designed to develop new skills and challenge your approach to working.
*Materials not included (see materials list button below for details on what to bring)
MARCH 23-34 (FULL)
JUNE 8-9, 2024 (FULL)
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm
(the section JUNE is now full but - you can contact me to join my waitlist)
My studio: 100 Crimea Str, Unit C2Guelph On.
Cost for 2 day work:
$300 + HST = $339.00
Learn to organize and simplify the complexity of colour and build oil paintings that are engaging and impactful. In this workshop you will learn colour concepts such as colour temperature, simplified palettes, and colour harmony that will deepen your understanding of how colour works and put strategy and intention into your practice.
As with all my class there is a focus on principles of composition, brush handling and paint application as these are key aspects of a successful painting.
See materials list button below, or scroll to bottom of page.
My studio at: 100 Crimea Str, Unit C2
WORKSHOP DATES (2 available dates)
APRIL 5-7 (4 SPACES AVAILABLE)
MAY 3-5 (1 SPACE AVAILABLE)
Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Cost for 3 day work:
$400+ HST = $452.00
To register please email: email@example.com or call 1-519-829-0641 and provide the following information:
*Payment in full secures your spot
*If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
I require 30 days notice for any cancellation to receive full refund. However, I will do my best to fill your spot -and if I can - I will provide a refund.
Please note: Jessica reserves the right to cancel any class that is under-subscribed and, in such a case, guarantees a full refund of tuition. Jessica is not responsible for travel expenses. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact
"Oh my goodness Jessica, you’ve gone above and beyond. These resources are fabulous! Thank you so much for being so incredibly supportive and generous with your time and expertise. You really are one of the greatest instructors I’ve ever had, I can’t thank you enough! I now feel a lot more confident about oil painting." Michelle Purchase
"I want to thank you once again for such a great weekend workshop! I really enjoyed it and learned some great new things...several AHA moments!!!!
You are a very effective instructor! You create a relaxed atmosphere where people feel emotionally safe even when pushed out of their comfort zone. I love your party analogies, they always make me chuckle and drive the point home. You clearly know your stuff; materials, skills, theory! I always learn a lot from you and have fun doing it, so thank you!" Renata Bradshaw
Thank YOU for an awesome weekend! I had an absolutely wonderful time being creative, learning new things and remembering past ones with a great group. I can't thank you enough for waking up my curiosity, my reason why and my desire to paint! Your knowledge, experience, incredible talent and words of wisdom were truly appreciated! Yup! I really had a great time... even tho my brain is still trying to process it all.. lol
I look forward to the adventure ahead of me and I am positive you will see me again".
"Jessica's insight and encouragement helped me discover the bold, painterly style that had been eluding me". Susan Typert
"Jessica is not only a wonderful teacher and artist but she is also the most welcoming host...and that makes her workshops something truly special. I had so much fun while I was learning, I can't wait for the next time. " Andrea Pyman-Varangura
"I attended Jessica Master's July, 2017 workshop held in Thornbury, Ontario, and can very much recommend Ms. Master's approaches to using pastels and teaching. Jessica is a terrifically generous teacher with materials and her demos, and has developed the uncanny ability to work with each participant at the right level. Great planning and execution provided comfortable working spaces. Fit this workshop into your schedule." Catherine
"I really like your teaching style (not too fast) and your friendly, approachable personality made for a very relaxed atmosphere. Your new space is great and I felt sufficiently distanced from the other participants.
All in all, a very positive experience where I felt that I really learned a lot. Colleen
Oil paint colours:
(If you wish to use a smaller palette, please email me for a simplified version of this list)
Selection of hog hair oil brushes
I believe it's important to have proper brushes, but they don't have to expensive ones. In my painting practice and teaching I use the squared shape of a Bright or Flat. Please bring:
*We will talk about how to clean and care for your brushes so you have them for years to come.
*My source for all art materials is WYNDHAM ART SUPPLIES in Guelph On. They have great service, will ship, and have a complete list of the materials needed for my workshops on hand to answer any questions.