County museum announces line-up for art workshops this summer

Since 1995, adult art students have had the opportunity to study with some of Ontario’s most talented in­structors.

The Wellington County Mu­seum and Archives has an­nounc­ed the program for this summer’s art workshops in Elora.

There are 20 week-long courses offered between July 6 and 31.

Teachers will lead classes in watercolour, oil, acrylic, book arts, fibre arts, chalk pastel, drawing and print-making. Clas­ses take place at the Elora Public School.

New this year is a week of oriental brushstroke painting led by Roslyn Levin, who has taught for several years in the Toronto and Guelph area.

Trina Koster, owner and creative director of Trina Kos­ter Photography, in Guelph, will be teaching the workshop’s first-ever photography course. Students will learn the tech­nical and creative ingredients for making compelling, excit­ing images.

Those interested in the fibre arts can learn from two teachers who are new to the program.

Elaine Quehl will share her process for making an original art quilt from start to finish.  Creating Nature’s Beauty with thread painting July 13 to 17, will be led by Sheila O’Hagan from the Ottawa region.

A complete list of all in­structors and descriptions of each workshop are available by visiting the Museum website  Brochures are also available at the Well­ing­ton County Museum & Archives and all Wellington County libraries.

Call (519) 846-0916 ext. 221 or email   for information. Each five-day course costs $208.95 (GST included).