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Joyce Burkholder, Canadian Wilderness Artist, Algonquin Park, Painting Workshop Instructor, Wilno, OntarioPainting Workshops with Canadian wilderness artist Joyce Burkholder

Joyce’s Adventure Painting Workshops take place in beautiful rural and wilderness settings near Wilno, Ontario.

They are designed for all levels of experience so everyone works at their own pace. With lots of demonstrating and encouragement, she skillfully guides each student from the beginning to the end of the painting process with many examples to follow, or some choose to do their own compositions using the techniques she teaches. Joyce encourages painting outdoors in nature and as well there is a large comfortable studio space provided for painting indoors…either way, it is always fun, educational and an adventure!

One-day workshops are $125, including some materials. Deposit required. Maximum 12 students. Materials and equipment are $20/day or bring your own. Nearby accommodations include motels, B&Bs, inns, camping and excellent restaurants.

Click here to download a printable version of Joyce’s workshop poster for 2019, or see details below.

For more information or to register, please email or phone 613-756-9283.

Painting Workshops, with Artist Joyce Burkholder, 2019

For more information call 613-756-9283, or to register please email

Beginners/Intermediate Oils/Acrylics
Sunday August 11
, 2019 • $125. Private waterfront cottage in huge pines near Wilno.

Intermediate/Advanced Oils/Acrylics
Sunday August 18
, 2019 • $125. Some experience required. Log cottage on a beautiful lake near Wilno.

Saturday, September 14, 2019
All levels • 8:30 am to 12 noon
$45 plus$20 for materials, if needed
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Saturday and Sunday, September 21–22 
• $300. All levels. Includes two delicious homemade lunches. MKC, Madawaska River rapids with large beautiful studio, near Barry’s Bay.

Workshop Details
  • Materials and equipment $20/day or bring your own. Materials list supplied.
  • Nearby accommodations include motels, B&B, inns, camping and excellent restaurants.
  • For the September workshop, Madawaska Kanu Centre ( offers B&B for $85/person (based on double occupancy).
  • AND… we always go to the Wilno Tavern for a wonderful dinner out on the Saturday night!

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Rave reviews of Joyce’s workshops!


“Thank you so much for a fabulous day Joyce! I am still smiling about the day. It was perfect! The weather was amazing, the location was ideal and the company was fantastic and inspiring! I learned so much and feel a little more confident to try experimenting with watercolour on my own. I look forward to the next workshop with you!”

“Your encouragement and personalized coaching helped me to get over my fear and to also break through a personal painting barrier. I knew that there was always something that was missing in my paintings… that spark, that light… but I couldn’t quite figure out what it was. You helped me find it and finally move forward to achieve more life in my painting. I still need a lot of practice!! But, I’m excited to do that now! And of course, I would love to come to another class!”

“Joyce—I really enjoyed your class, learned a lot and I’m eager to keep going. Thanks for your patience and guidance. It was great to meet everyone and a fun (and delicious) weekend!”

“Hi Joyce—just a quick note to tell you how much I enjoyed yesterday. The setting was so perfect and you made us feel so much at home. I love how you teach – lots of encouragement and reassurance, great techniques that make beginners feel very accomplished, very clear directions and exercises – the workshop was paced beautifully and I am very proud of my first attempts with watercolour!”

“I wanted to say thank you, again, for the past two wonderful Sunday workshops. There are so many things I appreciated about those days spent at your cottage, not the least of which was the inspiration you gave me.”

“When I moved to the Valley, my vision was to reignite the creative spark in me that has been neglected for so long. My first year of settling in felt chaotic and I didn’t make the time to put paintbrush or pencil to paper. But after these past two weekends, learning from and being inspired by you, I now want to commit to making creative time a priority for myself.”

“Thank you again for such a wonderful workshop. I learned a lot and am so grateful for all your gentle and encouraging help. I’m a learner who always has lots of doubts and questions – thanks for being there.”

“Thank you! You always inspire me to keep painting. You are a fabulous painter and a fantastic teacher. You imparted so much information in such a short time. I am at the cottage now, and you were right, I am looking at shadows, reflections, and branches in a completely different way. You gave us so much inspiration.”

“OMG Joyce!!! Where to begin? You’re workshop was EVERYTHING and more than I ever could have imagined!!! THANK YOU for sharing all of your talent, your skills and your passion!!! The list goes on!”

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