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Unfortunately, as of now, (Oct 2016) we are suspending our popular in-person painting and drawing workshops.

Apologies to everyone who’s expressed interest, whom we haven’t had a chance to meet.

Here’s the back story:

My step-father has been afflicted with progressive dementia for a while now, and in recent months his condition has become more severe. We’ve decided to stop travelling for all of 2017 at least, and until we see how things develop. The only possible exception would be the 2017 USK symposium in Chicago. More news on that in the spring.

HOWEVER :) While we are no longer offering the full multi-day workshop experience,  I am making myself available for short term travel – things such as guest lectures, demonstration paintings, exhibition jurying, or other such overnight-to-long-weekend type of expeditions.

If your organization is interested in a public appearance, please contact me at marc(dot)taro(at)gmail(dot)com to discuss timing, travel expenses and honorarium.


Thanks so much to everyone who has come to our sketching workshops over the years. We’ve enjoyed meeting so many of you face to face. Travel and teaching has been a huge part of my artistic development. I often feel it has been more rewarding for me than it has been for the students :)


Meanwhile, I’ll still be painting and sketching around Montreal, so I expect to keep the blog going at the same exciting pace. I hope we’ll be able to keep in touch online. And of course, my classes with remain open, and we are working on new online projects that I hope to announce in the next few months.



~Marc and Laurel

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