In-Person Acrylic Painting Workshop at the McMichael


This special 2-day in-person acrylic workshop is led by Ojibwe artist Don Chrétien whose distinctive painting style is inspired by a rigorous observation of natural patterns and the traditional teachings of Ojibwe people. The artist will share his insight about his approach to painting and introduce the formal elements of Woodland-style expression. Topics covered include mastering perspective, color theory, patterns, texture, light, depth and negative space, with special attention given to foundation training on composition, colour, texture and brushstrokes. This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as intermediate artists. Please note that this in-person class is capped at 9 participants to maintain social distancing and all York Region public health protocols will be followed.

2-Day In-Person Workshop
Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25 | 10 am to 4:30 pm | with Don Chrétien


The McMichael is home to iconic Canadian art including works by the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, Indigenous, Métis, Inuit and contemporary artists. While you’re here, explore 100 acres of woodland and hiking trails in the Humber River Valley, wander the Sculpture Garden, dine in the café, and shop Canadian-made gifts in the Gallery Shop.

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McMichael Canadian Art Collection
10365 Islington Avenue
Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada, L0J 1C0
905.893.1121 or toll-free 1.888.213.1121
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