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Unfortunately, as of now, (June 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 few years, and in recent months his condition has become more severe. We’ve decided to stop doing workshops for the time being. The only exception would be the 2017 USK symposium in Chicago. More news on that in the spring.


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 around Montreal and in the studio. I expect to keep the blog going at the same exciting pace, and I hope we’ll keep in touch in the comment sections.

As well, my classes with remain open, and we are hard at work on a third book project that I hope to announce in the next few months.



~Marc and Laurel

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