2019 SUMMER ART WORKSHOPS for painters

~ taught by professional artists who are experienced instructors


Gibsons School of the Arts

Improve your artistic abilities by enrolling in one of six summer workshops for painters at the Gibsons School of the Arts on the scenic Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, Canada.

Classes vary in length from 4 to 5 days and starting on different days of the week. Fees are adjusted to reflect the length of the workshop.

Instructors are drawn from the international art community. They are successful,  professional artists. Many are well-known, with established reputations; all have demonstrated a high level of artistic talent and the ability to teach techniques and principles of painting. (Past instructors are listed here and in the link which appears in each page of the footer.)

Classes are small (usually 15 maximum) and held in a comfortable setting with lots of individual attention. Artists of all skill levels  will find classes which will educate, challenge and inspire them. Typically, about 30% of our students are local (from the Sunshine Coast), with the balance coming from other parts of BC, Canada and the US, and as far away as Singapore.

Gibsons, a small community on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, is located 45 minutes from Vancouver, B.C. via a scenic ferry ride. The Sunshine Coast is made up of peaceful rural areas and small communities rich in visual artists, galleries, musicians, and summer festival events. The Coast also provides excellent hiking and an abundance of outdoor activities. Partners who wish to accompany students to enjoy a holiday locally will find many activities to entertain them.

 The Gibsons School of the Arts is a not-for-profit organization made up of dedicated volunteers who present a series of high quality art workshops each summer. These workshops have been presented since 1998.