Workshops & Events

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 $15/day or bring your own. Nearby accommodations include motels, B&Bs, inns, camping and excellent restaurants.

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

Workshops 2018


Sunday August 12, 2018

No experience required.


Sunday August 19, 2018

Some experience required, or attendance at any previous watercolour workshop with Joyce.

Both watercolour workshops take place at a beautiful, private waterfront cottage in huge pines near Wilno. $125./day includes some materials.

Oils and/or Acrylics

All levels
Saturday and Sunday, September 15-16, 2018

$300, includes two delicious homemade lunches and some materials.

In this workshop, Joyce will be encouraging everyone to work BIG! Even beginners and experienced painters may find that painting on a large scale—sizes such as 20×24”, 30×30”, 30×36”or 30×40”—is easier than they thought! We will start with a warm-up 9×12” to learn techniques and plan a composition, and then move on to one large canvas (your choice of size, not supplied).

Takes place at Madawaska Kanu Centre (MKC) on the Madawaska River rapids with a large, beautiful studio near Barry’s Bay.

For this workshop, MKC offers B&B accommodation for $70/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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Participants Feedback…

“I certainly overcame some of my fear of painting, and can’t begin to tell you how awesome it was to finally pick up a paint brush after what seems like an eternity.”


“What a great group of people! It was such an enjoyable day Joyce, I really hope you had as much fun as we did. Thank you for giving us such a wonderful day, for sharing your beautiful and magical space, and for introducing all of us to the wonder of watercolour!”


“I have received very good feedback about your teaching style and the ambiance in the workshops as well Joyce….just so you know! Many students expressed having learned a great deal from you.”

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