Studio Workshops

All classes are held at my studio “Passion4ART” in Parksville. For out of town participants, I can help you with accommodations.  The street address will be provided when you register.  A deposit will hold your spot. To reserve your seat you can pay in full or make a deposit with a credit card by using the buy now button or you can send a cheque or call me with your credit card. If you have questions please call me at 250-248-2775  or send me an email using the contact form on the website. Registration will be honored in the order they are received. If you are sending a cheque please inform me of your registration so I can hold your space. Beverages and snacks supplied. Please bring your lunch. Please click on the picture for more information. 

What Students are Saying

I have never taken a course by an instructor who has made me feel so capable and so proud of my and our group’s efforts. Patt is not only professional and highly talented, she is a warm, enthusiastic and supportive instructor.

Marlet Ashley

Art Group of the Comox Valley

It was really a fantastic workshop! A bit overwhelming for me as I am new to this. The workshop was extremely informative, lots of fun and very well presented.

Maureen Coltman

Art Group Comox Valley

That was an awesome weekend workshop. We all learned a great deal and had fun.Your instruction was very clear and well organized and consequently the art produced by the students improved tremendously.
Thank you for all your work.

 Kate Brown


Art Group of the Comox Valley

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

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


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