Art in the Marsh

Join Lisa Harpell - known to our Wye Marsh Art Critters as 'Sunshine' to celebrate the beauty found in nature, discover your artistic talents, and develop your skills! Participants will be insprired by Wye Marsh's natural setting to create wonderful works of art. 

Artists are welcome to register for one workshop or all three - there are no pre-requisites. 

 

Stone Carving

This is an introductory class for carving alabaster & soapstone. Participants will breathe life into soapstone or alabaster, and learn how to use tools and techniques to sculpt a small pendant - or sculpture - inspired by the biodiversity of Wye Marsh.

Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
When: Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 1:00pm-3:00pm 
How much: $65.00 
Price includes admission to our interpretive centre and trails for day following the workshop.
Who: Artists of any ability, aged 14+.

Pre-registration is required.

Please register using the link below which will take you to Eventbrite to complete your purchase. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact 705-526-7809 or events@wyemarsh.com. 

 


Clay Sculpting

This is an introductory class for clay sculpture. There is something special, healing, and fun about molding clay with your hands. Discover the gratification that comes when imagination takes shape in physical form. This a great class for artists of all skill levels. Materials provided.

Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
When: Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 1:00pm-3:00pm 
How much: $65.00 
Price includes admission to our interpretive centre and trails for day following the workshop.
Who: Artists of any ability, aged 14+.

Pre-registration is required.

Please register using the link below which will take you to Eventbrite to complete your purchase. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact 705-526-7809 or events@wyemarsh.com. 

 


Watercolour Painting

This is an introductory watercolour painting class. Participants can be inspired by the blossoms and new life all around us at Wye Marsh. Learn basic techniques, and a few tips and tricks, that spark your creativity. No matter your level of skill, you are welcome to share an afternoon of discovery with Lisa. 

Ideas and compositions will be relevant to artists of all skill levels. All materials are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if you would like. You need only bring your enthusiasm! 

Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
When: Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
How much: $55.00 
Price includes admission to our interpretive centre and trails for day following the workshop.
Who: Artists of any ability, aged 14+.

Pre-registration is required.

Please register using the link below which will take you to Eventbrite to complete your purchase. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact 705-526-7809 or events@wyemarsh.com. 

Registration coming soon!

 


Hand Printmaking

This is an introductory class to hand print making techniques. Mimic rhythmic patterns, found in nature, to create wonderful dynamic prints under the tutelage of Lisa Harpell. All materials are provided, and no experience is nessecary. You need only bring your enthusiasm! 

Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
When: Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
How much: $55.00 
Price includes admission to our interpretive centre and trails for day following the workshop.
Who: Artists of any ability, aged 14+.

Pre-registration is required.

Please register using the link below which will take you to Eventbrite to complete your purchase. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact 705-526-7809 or events@wyemarsh.com. 

Registration coming soon!

 


About the Artist/ Instructor

Lisa Harpell is the owner /founder of  Creative Madness Art Studios and has been teaching all ages to find their creative centre in order to express themselves and discover their unique style for over 20 years . She specializes in programming for people with disabilities, autism, mental health, grieving and elderly clients as she has taken her Intuitive Art Therapy to many retirement homes and organizations in and around the area. Located on 25 acres in Elmvale, Lisa runs art classes, camps & retreats. Creativity is paramount and has the power to change the world that's why Lisa has made it her mission to bring creativity into everyone's daily lives!