GEM Art Meets

Also check for updates on FACEBOOK EVENTS HERE

For all skill levels, come join introvert-friendly art meets on Thursdays, 10:00am-12:00pm/COST: $10pp

During the winter, we will alternate between several public locations and my home studio space

BRING Sketchbook, Fine Tipped Markers, Oil Pastels ; Optional: Folding chair or towel to sit on (for outdoor locations when weather permits) , water for watercolour. MEET inside the front doors/lobby! 


NOVEMBER (all indoors):

Thursday Nov. 2 Assiniboine Park Conservatory

Thursday Nov. 9 GEM’S Home Studio

Thursday Nov. 16 St.Vital Mall (meet at food court fireplace)

Thursday Nov. 23 GEM’s Home Studio

Thursday Nov. 30 The Forks (meet at Pancake House lobby)

DECEMBER (all indoors):

Thursday December 7 GEM’s Home Studio

Thursday December 14 Assiniboine Park Pavilion Gallery

Thursday December 21 GEM’s Home Studio

JANUARY (all indoors)

Thursday Jan. 4 Assiniboine Park Conservatory

Thursday Jan. 11 GEM’s Home Studio

Thursday Jan. 18 Polo Park Mall (meet first floor elevator/escalators)

Thursday Jan. 25 GEM’s Home Studio

FEBRUARY (all indoors)

Thursday Feb. 1 The Forks (meet Pancake House lobby)

Thursday Feb.8 GEM’s Home Studio

Thursday Feb. 15 St. Vital Mall (meet at food court fireplace)

Thursday Feb.22 GEM’s Home Studio

MARCH (all indoors)

Thursday March 1 Assiniboine Park Pavilion Gallery

Thursday March 8 GEM’s Home Studio

Thursday March 15 The Forks (meet at Pancake House lobby)

All you need is a sketchbook, oil pastels, fine-tipped markers and GEM’s friendly guidance!

LOCATION: Varies each week, sometimes inside, sometimes outside depending on Manitoba weather & bugs! Check Facebook Events for updates, or EMAIL 🙂

 FOCUS & CHALLENGES: to get your creativity turned on to seeing the world through the eyes of an artist! Most often, it is about learning a new skill, challenged by an activity that takes us away from realism and into the world colour, shape, texture, line, pattern and the emotion it evokes within us.


UPCOMING DATES & LOCATIONS: If possible send GEM an email to know that you would like to participate, so she knows to wait for you.


Thanks to folks that cycle to my classes, and  inspire not only creativity, I will try out:



(9:30-noon, $10) Locations:This week Cycle & Sketch we will be meeting at 9:30am at ASSINIBOINE PARK DUCK POND, FRIDAY JULY 14. We will cycle the Wellington Crescent Greenway towards St.Mary’s Academy , with guided sketching experiences suited for this beautiful architectural urban environment along the way!

Also check the Facebook Events

We will have a meeting point on one of Winnipeg’s cyclist friendly urban routes to a sketching destination. Simple Supplies- water bottle, ink pens, sketchbook, with facilitated sketch activities or driven by your own inspiration. Great way to enjoy Winnipeg through the eyes of a tourist!


SUMMER ART CLASSES I AM OFFERING AT THE FORUM: contact them to register; contact me with questions :

MIXED MEDIA COLOUR MIXING: 5 wks, $75, Wednesdays 7-9:30, Starts July 5

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY on PERSONAL DEVICES (composition, editing, storage): 5 wks, Wednesdays, 9:30-noon, $75, starts July 5

MIXED MEDIA ABSTRACT STILL-LIFE: 5 wks, $75, Thursdays 7-9:30, starts July 6



Watch for other dates soon to be announced!



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