Artist Director, Anita Gilray B.A.Hon.,B.F.A

What Our Students Say…

Positive reinforcement and consultation method very empowering. Very satisfied with your guidance to help me  identify goals, as well as hands on exploring color and technique.  Anita, your positive attitude and calmness is transmitted in a multitude of ways – your love of Art, color and experiencing life through art is very evident and contagious.  Thank you !  Susan M., Ottawa

My Year One:  I am particularly interested in drawing rock, water, shores and sky, and I learned a lot.  Demonstrations are very thorough, organized, and clearly presented with lots of excellent tips.  Good quality materials all included to experiment with.   Very positive – it goes far beyond what I expected.  I’ll be back !  Tiuu J., Toronto

My Year Two: Excellent  material resources and location.  Very encouraging  and learnd to do a wash mask in acrylic paint.  The Thornbury Harbor is is an inspiring  location and comfortable as well as conveniences.  I can’t imagine what else you could do to improve my experience.  Tiuu J., with her nephew, Toronto

I was very satisfied.  You talked with me about what I wanted to do in the workshop and planned it out together.  Acrylics paint, foling paper paintings into Airplanes sculpture and building moving Sculpture.  Lots of really good art supplies.  And My Birthday Party – thank you for the cupcakes and surprise party!   August J., Age 10  with his Aunt, Toronto

Being brand new, I learned a lot and couldn’t wait to learn more, and have returned a second year.  Class discussions and demonstrations really supported the new material, techniques and ideas and gave good visual aids.  I understood the process more, and was able to expand on that much more the second year.  Janet T., Year One and Two, Thornbury

I was so happy to learn an organized and methodical way to organize my colors and my palette.  You present things so well and were so helpful in getting me started again.  Felt like home at the waterfront studio – and nice and bright natural light.   Great listening in when you were working with others, and understanding those principles which were the same for both mediums – oils and acrylics.  So understandable.  I hope to take another workshop in the future.  I’ll get my easle out and we’ll celebrate !  Linda G., Clarksburg

I now have three wonderful paintings, when I expected no more than one !  I learned tons about mixing and different styles of painting, and stuff I didn’t know before.  The variety of included art materials were a really good artist’s quality Windsor Newton paints and supplies.  They were so good we even bought some to keep us painting at home too.  Shannon, Age 10 – a Mother Daughter Team  

Every effort was made to ensure our custom family workshop experience was positive all around.  Our expectations were met and we learned new things. The materials were very good and nice to work with for the family – adults and children both.  Toba S. with daughter, Blue Mountains.

Very successful workshop, and lots of fun as well.  Location, facility and surroundings inspiring, and the classes were just great.  I found the discussions and demonstrations helpful and was very satisfied with my week of painting from landscape and waterfont setting for new ideas.   Linda S., Swiss Meadows in Town of Blue Mountains

Thank you !  I had such a great time !  Well organized and good delivery.  Great having art materials included to experiment and challenge new techniques and demonstrations.  Carole S., Summer Vacation

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