Dragonfly Dreamers Workshops (Spring schedule includes Gelli Plate layers) offered by Wendy Southin – Sun. May 11th, 10 am-4 pm

Dragonfly Dreamers Workshops 
offered by Wendy Southin

Check out her Gelli Plate workshop
Sun. May 11th, 10 am-4 pm

“In this full day workshop we will be exploring monoprinting on a Gelli Plate. Use stencils and texturing elements with acrylic paint to build layers of interesting designs. A variety of plate sizes will be available to use. All supplies included.”

Gelli Plate Layers workshop


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Five ACP members are part of the 2019 Maple Run Tour, APR 6-7, 10am-5pm

Five ACP members are part of the
Maple Run Tour- April 6-7,  10am-5pm

Artist stops  #1-10 are green maple leaf
Eating stops  #11-15 are black maple leaf 
(See map below)

Stop #1   Stonebridge Haven, 4839 Kinburn Side Road
Colleen Gray  (Metis Art)

Stop #6    St. Andrew’s United Church, 2585 County Road 29
Nadine Sculland  (Textile Art)

Stop #7    Cartwright Springs Brewery, 239 Deer Run Road
Barb Sohn  (Landscape Artist)

Stop #10   Cedar Hill Church School, 270 Cedar Hill Road
Lis Allison  (Pine Ridge Studio pottery)
Natasha Peterson  (Children’s Book author)

To find out more and get the official brochure, go to:




Introduction to Painting in Oils and Acrylics With Strachan Johnston

Introduction to Painting in Oils and Acrylics
With Strachan Johnston    $125.00 

Eight classes – Monday mornings 10am-12pm

WHEN: Monday March 25th – Monday May 27th  (Holidays excluded)
LOCATION:  Indoors at Surrounding Memories, 77 Bridge St., Carleton Place.

SIGNUP:  at Surrounding Memories

The course is designed to apply to all genres of painting including still life, figure, portrait and landscapes.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advance level students are all welcome. The course will be flexible and meet the needs of each participant, with individual feedback and general class discussion.

Students are expected to provide their own materials including paints, palettes, brushes, easel and protective clothing such as a smock. A list of supplies will be made available at the time of registration. 

(If you are not a member of Arts Carleton Place, you are reminded that membership in ACP comes with a discount of 10% at DeSerres.  See the ACP Membership page for membership details.  Once you register for membership, print the DeSerres Letter (link on membership page) and then pickup your membership card at Surrounding Memories (allow 1 week for processing).

Students are encouraged to bring objects of inspiration they would like to paint.

Mr. Johnston will demonstrate; beginning with suitable preparation of canvasses right up to termination of a painting. 

Depending on weather, there could be some outdoor sessions.


MUDDS Musical – ‘We Will Rock You’ Apr 26, 27, 28, May 3

Sometimes there’s absolutely nothing better than a jukebox musical – a show made up of hit songs from a popular music group. There’s a special kind of excitement and energy created when the entire audience knows every word and anticipate each and every song that we grew up with on the radio. The Mississippi Mudds have started working on their spring production, ‘We Will Rock You’ – the jukebox musical with each of its big numbers a song by the rock group, Queen. It’s guaranteed to blow your mind.
“She’s a killer queen. Gunpowder, gelatine, dynamite with a laser beam. Guaranteed to blow your mind. Anytime.” ~Killer Queen/Freddie Mercury (1974)

We Will Rock You is a story with an earnest message about the importance of individuality, creativity, and music. A cast of over thirty actors, singers, and dancers are currently learning the textured harmonies, the choreography, and the script, which is filled with humour and pop culture references. They are having a good time. They are having a ball.
“Don’t stop me now, I’m having such a good time, I’m having a ball.” ~Don’t Stop Me Now/Freddie Mercury (1978)

Bringing We Will Rock You to Carleton Place is thrilling. It’s rock and roll. And rock and roll is all about individuality and creativity.
Tickets are available right now from www.ticketsplease.ca

ACP Workshop – Abstract Art Workshop with Mary Pfaff, April 20

Abstract Art Workshop with Mary Pfaff
Saturday, April 20th, 2019 from 9:30am to 4pm (date changed from the 6th)
Carleton Place Arena, 2nd floor  (limited to 15 participants)
ACP Member Cost: $60,  (Non-members welcome, Cost: $70)

This full day workshop will cover basic information relating to composition and theme and explore the meaning of abstract painting, and its importance as a means of self-expression and creativity. 
We will touch on the history of abstract painting, its methods, techniques and materials.  We’ll have an opportunity to see inspiring examples of abstract work by past and contemporary masters. 
You’ll discover the importance of underpainting, layering and glazing to bring structure and depth to your art. 
* All supplies are provided by the instructor however you are welcome to bring some favorite tools if you wish … and bring your lunch and notepad! 
Please bring a photograph of a piece of abstract work you admire.  It can be your own work or a favorite artist or both. You can also can bring a piece of unresolved work along.

To learn more about Mary Pfaff see – www.marypfaff.ca

Free Plein-Air Sessions – Finished for 2018 – start thinking of 2019!

The Plein-Air season for 2018 is now over, but we can still look forward to next year.  If you would like to be on the list of participants and receive information directly, contract Barb to have your name added to her list.  laubar@sympatico.ca

Barb Dickson leads a casual group of artists, mostly pastel artists, who decided to get together for Plein-Air painting.  These sessions start at 10am and go usually until 1pm. An email is sent prior to the Thursday session as a reminder of location.  If you are interested, please contact Barb at laubar@sympatico.ca

September / October Location Schedule

Sept  6th – Blakeney Rapids  ….. Blakeney near Almonte
Sept 13th – Hogs Back Falls ….. parking on site
Sept 21st – Galillee Retreat  …..Arnprior—off John Street
Sept 27th – Watson’s Mill Manotick ….. park in front of Mill
Oct 4th  – Mulvihill Lake in Gatineau Park ….. suggest car pooling
Oct 11th – Forest Row Farm , Ashton  …..  8751 McCaffrey Trail
Oct 18th – Champlain Lookout—Fall Colours plus river vista  ….. suggest car pool ( cancelled due to expected poor weather)