Payment/Cancellation/Refund Policy
A non-refundable deposit of $200.00 is required in order to register for each class (unless otherwise specified - above). The balance of the class fee is due 3 months before the first day of each class. When registering include either a post-dated cheque for the balance of the seminar fee or give permission for Hearthspun to deduct full payment for the seminar(s) from a credit card 3 months prior to the seminar.  Monthly deductions can also be arranged.  Cancellations received in writing 90 days before the first day of class will receive all funds paid less initial deposit of the $200.00. No refunds will be given within 90 days of the class starting date. Deposits are not transferable from class to class or person to person.  Please call if you have any questions about this policy.  Surface costs, if any, are due upon receipt. 

*Students should note that in these uncertain economic times we reserve the right to adjust prices for workshops with American instructors should our costs (including the value of our currency relative to the US Dollar) change precipitously.   

 WORKSHOPS  With Internationally Renowned Artists!
Elizabeth Robbins 
Fine Artist 
Oils Representational Realism
 Returning in November 2018 
We have had wonderful seminars with Elizabeth in 2010, 2012 and 2015 and looking forward to 2018. 
More information will be posted later this year when we work out workshop details. 

Artist statement:    I believe that in the beginning one learns to paint what one sees.   It isn't until one learns to interpret what one sees into an emotional statement and translates that onto the canvas that one begins to create true art.
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Elizabeth is a member of the Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists, the Kansas City Art League, and a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society. Her works can be found in private collections throughout the United States. 

It is an exciting and challenging opportunity to paint with one of America's award winning still-life artists. She is a wonderful teacher, sharing her knowledge and expertise and it is fun to be with her in class.

Please read more about Elizabeth and view her work  at 
Azaleas and Jade
Seminar Fee:  $800 CDN + HST
Fees include instruction, snacks and coffee/tea in the morning and afternoon, daily lunch and a social evening with dinner at our home usually on the first evening after class.

David Kitler Wildlife Art

Elizabeth Robbins Fine Art

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Seminar Location: Tom Chater Baseball Clubhouse 3195 The Collegeway Mississauga, Ontario L5L4Z6.  
This location has plenty of parking. Everything is on one level, there are two washrooms and the room is quite spacious with plenty of good lighting. The nearest main intersection is Winston Churchill and the Collegeway.  The QEW, 401 and the 403 highways have exits for Winston Churchill.
Artists of all skill levels are invited to register for this workshop. Whether you have always wanted to try acrylics but did not know where to start, or whether you have already been using this versatile medium, but want to further develop your technique, this is the hands-on workshop for you! 

While working on a wildlife subject of your choice, David will review drawing and painting basics, while also teaching techniques that are specific to painting with acrylics. You will learn how to recognize the basic shapes that make it easier to draw any subject; how to mix most colours by using a few basic ones; how to achieve smooth gradations; and how to create optical texture by using David’s signature method of applying transparent washes over opaque layers. 

Classes will have a maximum of 15 participants, allowing David to give each one a significant amount of individual attention, while fostering an environment where participants also learn from each other. 

Learning will be further facilitated by live demonstrations.  Critique sessions (optional) of one another's work is also another very valuable learning experience.

See more examples of David’s work at 

is Thursday Oct. 12th. 
Eye demo from our last workshop with David.
Below is a picture of one of David's latest works. It is the cover of the magazine Arabella’s current issue. David is the author of a 10 page article in International Artist’s current issue as well.
This is the third workshop that we will be hosting David Kitler.  We invited him back by popular request as he is a skilled artist and teacher who has inspired and encouraged artists in the workshops.  Artists have witnessed amazing progress in their work after even one workshop with David.  If you have any questions or wish to register after reading the information below, please email  or call Louise at 416 997 0345.