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The Agony and ecstasy of colour

Colour is one of the most appealing aspects of painting but getting the colour right is often a major source of frustration for artists. How to choose a palette? How to mix colours?

Participants will be reviewing the distinctive qualities of colour including: value, hue, chroma and temperature. With this base class will explore how any colour can be mixed from primary colours and how to create a palette which will illuminate and strengthen their painting while reflecting artists personal style.

This workshop is on March 21 6:30-9:30PM at the Baxter Art Centre, 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield.

Visit Baxter’s webpage to sign up, cost $55. If you require further information please email Jodi

The Agony and ecstasy of colour
May 31

Studio Mentoring

Led by Elizabeth Hutchison, Studio Mentoring will help painters gain new practical knowledge, solve common painting problems, and learn to paint quickly and with confidence. Bring your work in progress, or your ideas and materials for new work to this class for encouragement, mentorship, and practical instruction to get your ideas on the canvas.

Three different sessions are available: March 22, 29, and April 5, 10-1PM; April 26, May 3 and 10, 10-1PM; and May 31, June 14 and 28, 10-1PM.

Sessions are held at the Baxter Art Centre, 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield. To register please visit the Baxter’s website. Cost: $90 for a three week session.

Studio Mentoring
Family by Elizabeth Hutchison

Master copy

Using the time-honored tradition of the master copy, painters will select a masterwork to copy in either oil or acrylic. Instruction will focus on how to unlock and interpret the rich and useful information each master painting/reference has to offer. Painters will select masterworks from a list provided and will be guided, step by step through the process and techniques needed to complete the painted copy. Students are expected to bring their own paints and other materials.

The dates for this three week session are: March 22,29, and April 5, 2-5PM. Taking place at the Baxter Art Centre, 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfield. Cost is $90, to register please visit Baxter’s website.

Master copy

Life Drawing with Kerry Kim

Before students begin to draw from life, artist and instructor Kerry Kim will demonstrate his ‘line dancing’ approach to drawing so that students can observe his gestural movement imbuing volume and form to the key structures of the human figure.

Working with live models, the daylong workshop will be divided into two sections, with a lunch break in between. A simple lunch is provided with the fee. To register for this workshop please visit County Art Workshops. Cost: $115.

Taking place on March 24 from 10-4:30PM at the Baxter Art Centre, 3 Stanley Street, Bloomfiled.

Kerry Kim graduated form Ontario College of Art and Design in 1981 and is the current Director of the Mississauga School of Art & Design.

Life Drawing with Kerry Kim
Patrick by Kerry Kim

Swing into Spring

Presented by the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival, Swing into Spring is the culminating concert for the festival-sponsored Jazz Education Program, in which 70 high school musicians from across Central and Eastern Ontario gather for a working-music weekend under the tutelage of some of Canada’s finest jazz stars. This year’s mentors include Kelsey Grant (trombone), Jason Logue and Blair Yarranton (trumpet), Heather Bambrick (vocal), and Marika Galea (bass).

The 2019 program will take place from March 22 – 24. Capping off the three days of workshops, performances, and clinics will be a concert on March 24 at 2PM at the historic Regent Theatre featuring the Brian Barlow Big Band along with the four participating high school ensembles and JUNO nominated vocalist Heather Bambrick.

This concert is reserved seating. Accessible seating available by calling or visiting the Regent Theatre Box Office. Tickets are $34 for adults and $20 for students and can be purchased at the box office or online. The Regent Theatre, 224 Main St, Picton.

For information about the Jazz Education Program, please visit

Swing into Spring

Songs by Schubert

The Parrott Gallery, in partnership with Douglas Rice, founder of the Quinte Mozart Festival, presents a new classical music series titled Quinte Concerts. Second in the series will be The Songs by Schubert.

This event will take place on March 27 12:15-1:15 PM at the Parrott Gallery, 254 Pinnacle street, Belleville.

Free Admission- donations appreciated.

For more information call (613) 968-6731 or visit

May 15

Spring Art in the community

Join QAC for the opening reception of the Spring Art in the Community show at the Gallery and Gift Shop on March 28, 4-7PM. The show will run until May 15. This Larger than Life exhibit showcases large works of art by Robert Tokley and it is complimented by other emerging artists in the community. For more information visit or call 613-962-1232.

Located at Quinte Arts Council Gallery and Gift Shop, 36 Bridge St. East, Belleville.

Apr 30

renew: art auction

A new opportunity to purchase incredible pieces of art from Prince Edward County and beyond, all while supporting your local library! RENEW is an online auction of a 100 pieces of curated contemporary and historic art.

Kicking off the auction is a Gala Launch Party at the Drake Devonshire Inn on March 31 from 6 to 10PM. Come and view some of the spectacular artworks and enjoy a glass of wine with canapés in support of the Picton Library Time To Renew Expansion Campaign. Online auction starts April 1 at midnight and closes April 30 at noon.

To purchase Gala Launch Party tickets, or to find out more, visit the Picton Library website.

Launch Party at the Drake Devonshire Inn, 24 Wharf Street, Wellington.

renew: art auction

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