Painting Workshops

Explore the joys of watercolour, have fun and learn the process from design through to a finished painting. We will paint plain air (weather permitting) at Jennifer’s studio – the oldest house in Cowichan, with stunning views of the river, estuary, bay and Mt. Tzouhalem.

Discover many experimental ways of painting: come & enjoy a really unique experience – in one of B.C.’s most beautiful locations!”

Each workshop is two days long, and includes all materials as well as snacks and an organic hot lunch. All you need to bring is yourself! We work together step by step, from initial concept and sketching on-site through to completed painting. I keep the group small enough so that I have time to work one-on-one with each painter as required; this means you can be at any level, from beginner to experienced.

Uncovering the Artist Within

We all have the ability to learn to paint, and to continually grow in our capacity. Take the plunge – you won’t regret it! Here are some comments from former students:

“It was a lovely class on a beautiful weekend ( the last of summer I think ) in your peaceful picturesque garden ~ a memory I will treasure. It was wonderful to spend the time with you, to get to know you better and to leave inspired. Above all my goal was to get painting again and I feel that I will do that now. It was such a friendly easy group ~ sheer pleasure. And again, thank you for your care and encouragement.”
~ Sharon

“I want to thank you so much for sharing your gift with us. I considered it a privilege to have had the opportunity to learn from you – there is so much to take in, but you made it very enjoyable as well as informative. It was much like what I expected, having only met you once – but I thought it would be a very relaxed atmosphere for a first taste of painting. You are very patient & a relaxed & gracious host. I am so excited to have finally begun this adventure, and I’m looking forward to exploring & learning more.”
~ Alison

“Thank you for a very instructive and successful three days of your watercolour workshop! Having taken several drawing courses, and one other watercolor course, I felt that your practical and relaxed teaching technique was helpful for really solidifying many concepts and opening up new ideas. Thanks for opening up your home and making us feel so very welcome! Best regards.”
~ Carol

How nice to get your letter, so friendly, just like you. I loved your watercolour course.”
~ Naomi

Jennifer sometimes hosts workshops in her home, garden and studio. Watch for upcoming 2024 dates. Please email if interested..