"Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits."

                                                                                               Twyla Tharp

I believe everyone grows from expressing their creativity. At Scrivener Workshops you will enjoy a safe and encouraging sense of community and sharing.

By using extensive "show and tell" demonstrations, you will experience the process before trying it yourself. This has proven to be an excellent way for students to learn new skills and techniques quickly and easily. 

You will benefit from constructive observation, from myself and your fellow students. Together we will all share in the joy of creativity!

Patt Scrivener 



As a veteran participant in art workshops and a retired educator/ evaluator I am pleased to highly recommend Patt as an exceptional art instructor. Inspiration combined with perfect preparation, presentation, pacing and production were excellent.Her interpersonal skills are both encouraging and effective dealing with challenges with wit and wisdom. I would welcome opportunities to learn from Patt in the near future.


                                                                      Pam Turner,                                                                         Port Alberni


I really enjoyed my 2 day ‘Playshop’ with Patt. She is creative and fun, and highly committed to helping her students learn whatever they need to take the next steps forward in their painting. I really appreciated that during our 2 days in her studio, she never once spent time working on her own pieces, other than to take them to the next stage/phase, to help us better understand what she was teaching us.

Though much of her work and art items in her studio were for sale, she never once spent our class time promoting her own wares and I can’t tell you how much I appreciated that. I felt that her time was our time and she was most generous with it.


                                                             Lynn O'Brien                                                                             Nanaimo

Patt has a wide variety of ideas to apply to individual work. I was impressed with the many extras as we worked eg. small bottles to write with/outline with. very supportive as we worked.


                                                  Tina Mander, Art Group Comox Valley

Patt has a great balance between direction and encouraging creativity. Instruction is clear and organized. Loved being introduced to strategies for working with acrylic.


                                                             Sharon  Lalonde, Comox




Learning to draw and paint can be challenging and making mistakes is part of the process. It is my goal to ensure that my workshops nurture students and encourage them to take risks and reach for new levels of achievement. If students mess up that is a good thing - it means they are not playing safe!

"And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

Anais Nin