Fall Palette Knife Workshop

October 19 or 20

Two Fall Palette Knife Workshops will be held - Friday, October 19, 9-noon OR Saturday, October 20, 1-4 p.m., at the Manotick Community Centre Activity Room (upstairs), 5572 Dr. Leach Dr., Manotick, with local artist, Jacky MacDonald.

Learn palette knife techniques with an emphasis on mixing colour, light and shadow (cool and warm shadows) and painting using primary colours.

Bring your own easel, acrylic or oil paints, canvas, and inspiration. Work collectively from a common picture/photo, or bring your own.

Jacky is a local artist and former MAA member.  Having studied the works of the Great Masters on display in the museums of Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and Madrid, Jack studied fashion design with Richard Robinson, taught at Algonquin Collect and the Ottawa Board of Education. In 2015 Jacky’s design, The Autumn Express, was chosen by the Royal Canadian Mint for the $20 silver coin. Jacky works predominantly in oils, but has recently begun to experiment with acrylics.  Today Jacky’s paintings are in a growing number of private and corporate collections, and on display at a number of galleries across Canada, including Koyman Galleries.

The workshops will be held in the Activity Room on the second floor of the Manotick Arena and Community Centre located at 5572 Leach Drive, Manotick ON, K4M 1L7. There is an elevator at the entrance that services the second floor, as well as plenty of parking at the facility.


Workshop 1:    Friday, October 19, 9-noon
Workshop 2:    Saturday, October 20, 1-4 p.m.

The same approach will be used in each workshop so choose the timing that works for you.

The cost for this demonstration is $30.00 per participant. Payment must made by Saturday, September 15, 2018 to hold your spot.  Payments are non refundable, unless we can replace you with someone on the waiting list.  Payments can be made;

  • by cheque to the Manotick Art Association and mailed to Brian Graham at 87 Halley Street, Nepean ON K2J 3R5, 
  • via e transfer to Treasurer, or
  • via Pay Pal to Treasurer

Each workshop is open to 14 participants who are paid up Manotick Art Association members.  A waiting list will be maintained to the extent required.  If we do not have sufficient member participation, we will open registration to non-members on October 15.

Please register via email at workshops@manotickart.ca if you are interested in attending this Demonstration.