AX Workshops

Programs at AX 

AX is pleased to offer programming for children, youth, and adults in a number of disciplines, including painting, metal working, art history and theory, fine craft, writing, and coming this summer, pottery and ceramics.

Our workshops range from half day classes to multiple gatherings over several weeks, and we offer instruction from beginner to advanced professional development.


Photo by Brock Jorgensen

Approaches to Abstract Painting ~ Bonny Hill

Dates and Times: 3 Sunday afternoons, April 25, May 2 and 16 from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Join Bonny Hill as she introduces you to the art of abstract painting. You will review basic colour theory to create a custom colour palette and will also experiment with different acrylic mediums such as modelling paste and gloss gel mediums.

Visit the webpage for more information.


Inspired by Natural Elements — Ceramics Workshop ~ Emilie Grace Lavoie

Dates and Times: May 8, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and May 22, 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a 2-day workshop hosted by ceramic artist Emilie Grace Lavoie. In this workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals of ceramic sculpture hand-building, the slab-roll technique and glazing processes.

Visit the webpage for more information.


Workshop Proposals

Deadline: April 30, 2021

AX is currently seeking proposals for in-person, virtual, plein air and ceramics workshops for July to December, 2021. 

AX seeks workshop proposals in Fine Art, Fine Craft, Writing, Music, and the Creative Process for youth and adults all year long. If you’re a professional artist and would like to teach at AX, please download our Workshop Proposal Form. If you’re interested in teaching a ceramics workshop, please fill out this additional form. Contact us for more information.


Workshop Cancellation

Our workshops require a minimum number of registrants to break even after costs, and last-minute cancellations can result in entire workshops being cancelled for all participants – no fun for our instructors or for those who’ve registered for the class. Please review AX’s workshop cancellation policy before you register for a workshop.