Adult Education

Cancellation Policy: Quest Art School + Gallery reserves the right to cancel a class. Advanced registration is required as Quest Art classes require a minimum number of registrants to run each workshop. Decisions are made to cancel a course one week prior to the start date in order to give fair notice to students and instructors. If participants cancel, there will be no refund of fees unless we are in receipt of written notification two weeks prior to the course start date. Such refunds are subject to a 20% administration fee. If Quest cancels, a full refund will be given. 


Watercolour 101:  The Basics with Hazel Ferry

Date:  January 14 – February 18, 2020

Time:  Tuesdays 6pm - 8:30pm 


This six-week introductory evening course will explore the foundation of watercolour painting and colour mixing.  Students will explore the medium and create several finished paintings


  • how to build a colour palette

  • how to mix the perfect colour

  • watercolour techniques

  • composition 

  • value


All Materials Included

Member: $240.00

Non Member: $290.00

The Real Colours of Snow with John Anderson

Date:  January 25th and 26

Time:  10am to 4pm



This workshop will focus on the blending of colours in winter landscape paintings. This is the perfect workshop for artists who wish to develop their skills with colour.

Member: $200.00

Non Member: $250.00

$5.00 material fee paid to John Anderson on day of workshop. 

Everyone loves Bob Ross!  In the middle of the winter doldrums what could be more fun than learning to paint happy little trees.  Join us for this fun loving, beginner class using acrylic paint.  To quote Bob "There are no mistakes only happy accidents".


Happy Little Trees

February 22, 2020

Time:  1pm - 3pm


  • Painting with acrylic paints

  • step by step instructions

  • different paint techniques

  • painting background, middle ground, foreground

  • how to paint "Happy Little Trees"

All materials provided.

Ages 12 to 99

Cost:  $20 

Register here

Cut, Paste, Innovate with Rod Prouse

Saturday & Sunday, March 28, 29, 2020

Time:  10am - 4pm


This exploratory workshop invites you to get creative through collage using various papers, maps, magazines and paint.  The manipulation of content, a strong component of collage, is relevant to discovering new avenues of exploration and design in your painting.


  • exploring various papers and acrylic paint

  • using collage as an image developing strategy

  • possibilities and solutions in composition and design 

Member: $200.00

Non Member: $250.00

Materials List provided


Also $20 materials fee paid to Rod Prouse 

Register here


Painting Copeland Creek

Saturday & Sunday, May 2 & 3, 2020

Time:  10am - 4pm


This course will start with a walk along the Copeland Creek trail where you will sketch and learn sketch painting set up.  These preparatory drawings and/or sketch paintings will be the foundation for your larger painting which will be painted back at Quest Art Studios.  Walking the Copeland Creek Bridges trail provides many exciting viewpoints, all situated on one trail accessed from Penetanguishene. Interpretation of these sites can be translated in any form from realism to abstraction, in either acrylic or oil paints.


Note: spring temperatures should allow for En Plein Air paint sketching. Quick paintings or drawn sketches can be accomplished depending on the climate of the day. It is recommended that students have some sort of photo device to record their chosen sites for future reference.


  • outdoor sketching and sketch painting setup

  • imagery development

  • translating image to larger in-studio painting

  • enhanced painting skills in acrylic or oil


Member: $200.00

Non Member: $250.00

Register here

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