Online Oil Painting Studio Classes at the McMichael


In this virtual studio experience, taught live through the Zoom platform, professional artist Robert Strickland will demonstrate his approach to floral still-life painting. Using demonstrations and personalized instruction, he will guide students through realistic painting techniques. Strickland will review key concepts such as shape, value, form and colour theory, and reinforce how incorporating such concepts is essential for intermediate painters looking to take their skills to the next level.

4-Week Online Oil Painting Studio
Saturdays, June 12 to July 3 | 12:15 to 3:15 pm EST | with Robert Strickland
Level: Advanced. This workshop is not recommended for beginners.


The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is an agency of the Government of Ontario and acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, and the McMichael Canadian Art Foundation. It is the only major museum in the country devoted exclusively to Canadian art. In addition to touring exhibitions, the McMichael houses a permanent collection that consists of more than 6,500 works by historic and present-day Canadian artists, including Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, Indigenous artists and artists from the many diasporic communities. The Gallery is located on 100 acres of northern landscape and hiking trails at 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, north of Major Mackenzie Drive in the City of Vaughan.

Please note that the McMichael Canadian Art Collection is closed until further notice while Ontario is under province-wide emergency and stay-at-home measures. The McMichael’s grounds and trails remain open while the Gallery is closed. For more information, including the most recent updates to ticketing, shopping, programs and virtual offerings, please visit our FAQ page.

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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