painting workshops & classes


All workshops and classes are suitable for oil and acrylic painters of any level unless otherwise noted.



8-Week Classes - Okanagan, BC - October & November

Jerry is offering 2 classes this fall on Wednesday's for 3 hour sessions. They are:


1) Receive personal instruction as you paint your choice of subject matter. This class is a relaxed environment that allows you to learn at your own pace.


2) A more indepth class where you will learn how to see what you really see, not what you think you see, by learning to observe with a keen sensitivity through weekly exercises of painting from life, as well as demonstrations, critiques and homework. This class is designed to challenge you and provide you with the tools of observation to be able to paint any subject matter.

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Comments From Workshop Participants

Thank you to Jerry for a great workshop. I think it has really helped my painting. Jerry set me up to do better painting than I think I've done before. Thank you!

Lara Taubner
Hamilton, Montana


I enjoyed the workshop very much. Jerry is an excellent instructor. I hope that I will return to one of his workshops one of these days.

Viviane Grenier
Orleans, Ontario

Jerry is truly gifted both as an artist and teacher. His approach to the subjects he paints, and the knowledge he shares with his students, make his workshops a delight. To be so enthusiastic, yet patient enough to teach others, is a rare combination. Thank-you for the opportunity to participate in the workshop.

Happy Barlow
Calgary, AB


I really enjoyed the 5-day workshop at Beaverfoot Lodge in September 2009. I learned so much about the value of plein air painting. Jerry shared his wealth of knowledge with the group regarding painting the landscape. I really appreciated the individual instruction. The scenery was majestic. What a great week it was!!

Sherry Kalloch
Salmon Arm, BC

Jerry's 5-day plein air workshop was amazing. I really like his personality, big smile, great sense of humour, but best of all his teaching ability. He has such a nice way of guiding you through pointers to change ugly paintings to something that makes you want to continue.

Dale Wheeler
Whitby, Ontario 


The entire week of the outdoor painting workshop in Golden was terrific. Jerry's enthusiasm was infectious! And he did a great job encouraging everyone and dashing from easel to easel with timely tips and corrections.

Rob Prince
Emerson, Manitoba


I wanted to thank you for a wonderful weekend workshop - all of your words of wisdom are still fresh in my thoughts and I am seeing "value" everywhere!!!

Perhaps our paths may cross again in the future, if not, please know that you have opened my eyes to a true appreciation of work in oils.....thank you.

Warm regards,
Rosanne Yaskowich
Calgary, AB



I really enjoyed myself at your 3-day intensive workshop in BC. It was fun, had a relaxed learning atmosphere, just the right amount of structure, so much information, lots of practice, EXCELLENT instruction, and with having a small group I got more than my money's worth.

Thank you,

Elizabeth Egan
Calgary, AB


If you have an art group in Canada or the USA and are interested in Jerry coming to your area to teach a workshop, please call Leah at (250) 558-0350 or email to discuss.