1 part workshop
Inspired by the gorgeous Autumn Foliage painting by Tom Thomson from 1919, we will honour the beloved painter who helped to shape the Canadian artistic identity. And here's the best part: you don't need to worry about staying inside the lines! This painting is perfect for beginners and for anyone who wants to try something new or make something beautiful for their home. Who says trees can't have purple leaves? – It's your artwork, and we celebrate creativity in all its forms!
There's something undeniably magical about autumn in the Great White North. Inspired by the majestic wilderness of Canada’s shimmering lakes, we'll learn to wield our brushes and mix paints to recreate the magic of the northern landscape we call home. Join us in the studio for a beautiful autumn painting and celebrate the turning of the leaves. 🍂🍁
Our workshops are not just about the finished painting, but rather about cherishing the process, savouring each brushstroke, and enjoying quality time with your loved ones. You’ll love learning about the colour wheel, colour mixing and different brush techniques to recreate a Canadian masterpiece.
1 hour of instruction, stay up to 1 hour after to finesse.
Adult: 15+ / Family 6+
11" H × 14" W
Materials: acrylic paint, canvas, brushes
1 part workshop
Draw the outline of painting.
Paint it in!
2 days later—pick up!
Tom Thomson (1877–1917) holds a profound significance in Canadian culture. He is one of the greatest Canadian artists ever, yet much of his life remains a mystery. He is not only an artist but a symbol of the untamed spirit and awe-inspiring beauty of the Canadian wilderness. His art captures the essence of the vast landscapes, untrodden forests, and shimmering lakes that define the Canadian identity.
As one of the early pioneers of Canadian art, Thomson played a crucial role in shaping the Group of Seven, a renowned collective of artists who celebrated the unique landscapes of Canada. His bold and vibrant paintings, characterized by their vivid colours and expressive brushstrokes, captured the raw energy and emotional power of the Canadian wilderness. He loved painting the trees, forests and lakes of Ontario, especially in Algonquin Park. He was an accomplished outdoorsman, fisherman and canoeist. While he painted, he also earned a living as a guide in Algonquin Park, a lifestyle that freed him to work in the natural setting he loved.