Orangeville Art Group

John has exhibited throughout Europe and North America, has won numerous awards, and has many corporate and private commissions to his credit. His work is full of light, colour, expressive movement with wonderful play of values and compliments.  He is able to capture the heart of our iconic Canadian landscape, our lakes and rivers and their natural beauty.  He has taught classes all over North America from Ontario to British Columbia, and down to the sunny south, West Palm Beach, Florida – lucky him!  To view his work see

Agenda for the course

The agenda is to discuss and clarify simplified methods to produce a successful painting using Oil and Acrylic pigments. 

To apply these basics in practical assignments combined with hands on demonstration and personal attention.

When: Saturday September 19, 2015

Time: 10am – 4pm

Where: Victoria Parks Community Centre, Mono Mills

(west side of Airport Road; from Hwy 9 turn south on Airport Road and then turn right at the first street (Calmon Drive) and immediately right onto Victoria Crescent and left into the Centre)

Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for set up. Tea/coffee and snacks will be complimentary but please bring your own lunch (optionally your own coffee cup).

Suggested material list.

Limited palette: (This a minimum palette designed to reduce cost and still achieve most colours needed. )

Alizarin Crimson. Cobalt Blue. Cadmium Yellow Middle. Titanium White and Black.

Full Palette: Lemon Yellow. Cad. Yellow Middle. Cad. Red light. Alizarin Crimson. French Ultramarine Blue. Cobalt Blue. Prussian Blue. (Thalo Blue) Viridian Green. Sap Green. Yellow Ochre. Burnt Sienna. Titanium White and Black.

For Acrylics I suggest a Wet Palette container and a large mixing tray

Retarder. Small vaporizer to keep palette moist.

12” x 16” canvas or panel. 16” x 20” canvas.

Easel (Optional but preferred)

Recommended sizes and type of brushes. 

Oil Brushes:

Hog’s hair and synthetic. various shapes and sizes. e.g. Flat. Filbert and Angle.


Synthetic brushes: Flat. Filbert and Angle. various sizes

These are suggested only but if you have other brushes that you are comfortable with please use them.

Lint Free Blue paper towels. (Available at Can Tire auto dept.)

Plastic table cloth / drop sheet to cover your working area.

Workshop Fees:

2015 OAG members: $50 Non-members: $80

To register, please send a cheque (payable to Orangeville Art Group) to Orangeville Art Group Workshop, 106 Hunter Rd., Orangeville, Ont., L9W 5C2. Mention this workshop when sending cheque

Register early – registrations are limited to 15, with a short waiting list.

For further information, please contact Donna Bigonzi at or (519) 546-9224

For information on the Orangeville Art Group, see