News & Classes

NEW! Outdoor Introductory Watercolour Classes 2022!

Taught by Cathy Earle, professional artist and illustrator

Enjoy the sunshine and paint beautiful scenery!

Each week we will paint at a different outdoor location around the city. 

This session will consist of five weekly 3 hour classes.

Whether you have experience or not I will take you through step by step from learning how to mix all of your own colours from three tubes of paint, to achieving a 3 dimensional object by adding the proper values to your painting.

Every class you will learn how to paint something new using this special mixing method.

Each class I will do a demonstration to show you how to get started. Then I go around and give personal one on one instruction to each student as needed.

First class Starts Thursday July 21th 9:30 am-12:30 pm,
Second class Friday July 29th 9:30 am-12:30 pm,
Third class Thursday August 4th 9:30 am-12:30 pm,
Fourth class Thursday August 11th 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Fifth class Thursday August 18th 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Spaces are limited

Cost is $210.00 for the 5 weekly sessions, not including supplies

To register, please email

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Supply list will be provided upon registration.

I also offer private one on one classes as well, As of January 2022 prices are as follows  $60.00 for 2hr classes.

*Gift certificate available for purchase.

To register or inquire please call Cathy at (519) 331-6197 Facebook:@learntheartofwatercolour | Instagram: cathy_earle_art

Student Reviews of the New Zoom Art Classes

“I have really enjoyed taking virtual art classes with Cathy Earle on Zoom. The 2 1⁄2 hour time period gives you enough time to complete a good portion of your art project plus have enough time for tips for improvement from Cathy. Cathy is excellent at moving at a reasonable pace and is always available for questions. I appreciate the recordings of class she sends me. Those videos give me a chance to replay what we did in class and helps me complete my art project on my own time afterwards. I would highly recommend taking a virtual art class with Cathy Earle to any art student!”  Margaret Leger February 2021  “I have been attending Cathy’s water colour classes for over two years and I think the Zoom classes are a great addition. Cathy is able to show us step by step how she creates a painting. Starting from sketching out the composition and mixing paints through to the finishing touches she guides us through each step of creating our own interpretation of the subject matter. The class members are able to discuss their work with Cathy and she is able to demonstrate techniques and make suggestions to each student throughout the class. In these times of lock downs and social distancing Zoom classes have been a welcome way to keep learning.” Pam Giancarlo February 2021 “Cathy is an easy going teacher whose classes deliver solid techniques to improve your ability.  Her classes push your ability and improve all of your projects. The constructive suggestions she provides have really helped me in improving my painting.”  Martin Smith January 2021

Students experiences taking the Introduction to Watercolour class:

1- What did you most enjoy about this class?
“I enjoyed the small class size that allowed for a lot of interaction with Cathy for feedback and assistance.  It was also very laid back and comfortable atmosphere to paint in.  Cathy is very patient and very positive and I was always excited to be painting again.”
2-What was your biggest accomplishment?
“Pushing past the “ugly duckling” stage of a painting because I felt confident enough that I could finish it and make it something I am proud of.”  Rachel A. February 4th 2020
1- What did you most enjoy about this class?
“The relaxed vibe. The small group. The essential techniques. And the support one on one.”
2-What was your biggest accomplishment?
“I really enjoyed making things look 3D via using values of the same color. And creating perspective in a landscape.”
“Thank you Cathy it was so much fun and I learned a lot as well! Still have a lot of learning to do but as much as possible I will try and keep it up and remember all the things you have taught me” .Nadia O. February 4th 2020