Brush Strokes With Lesley - Fun for all ages!
If you would like to register just fill out the form on the "Contact Us" tab including the date and name of the session for which you wish to register.

Beginning January 2016 we will be changing our policies in an effort to cut down on costs associated with students registering for, but not showing up for class.  While we understand that life happens and people get sick etc.  this is a business and when people cancel last minute or simply do not show up this means empty seats and decreased profit for your instructor. 

Going forward if you cancel your seat with less than 24 hours notice or simply do not show up for class 3 times, you will be required to pay a 50% non-refundable deposit for any sessions you wish to register for after the 3rd cancellation/no show. 

Let's get you into this chair!
Brush Strokes Group Acrylic Painting Classes

Kids Classes:
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Studio Acrylic Classes

July 6th 630-930pm  (2 seats left)
Work on three 4x4 canvas blocks in this 3 hour workshop
$20 per person

July 10th 700pm
This one was so popular I had to add a 2nd session!
Paint a sunset of Signal Hill a St. John's Landmark!
11x14 canvases just $16 each

July 27th 700pm (4 Seats Left)
Have you seen the fantastic Iceberg paintings on my Students work (Acrylic Tab)?  Check them out and then register to paint your own!  12x12 canvases just $16 per person

July 31st 700pm (1 Seat Left)
Join me for monochromatic night! 
Learn to paint this pretty little dory! 
11x14 canvases for just $16 per person

Drawing Composition Workshop June 29th 7 to 10pm (2 seats left)
Do your sketches lack depth?  Not able to get a feel for where to start when faced with a drawing project?  Perhaps my  new Drawing Composition Workshop can help.  In this 3 hour workshop you will learn about the 5 basic elements of drawings, how to add tone and balance your drawings, how to add movement as well as much more! Just $25 and includes all  materials!

September 26th 630pm-930pm $30 per person (3 Seats left)
Have you ever struggled to choose the colors for your paintings?  Sometimes use a certain color and then wish you hadn't?  Want to understand color a little more?
Includes all materials as well as a take home color wheel!
My new color theory workshop can help!

We will look at:
- How colors work together
- How to use a color wheel to choose colors
- How to analyze color, understand color relationships
- Increasing your understanding of color harmony and how to improve your  

Full Day Workshops

July 8th 9am to 4 pm St. Nicholas Hall Torbay Newfoundland (6 Seats Left)
Learn to draw animals!  Learn how to transpose your images to your canvas or sketchbook.  How to add realism to your drawings by thinking about light source and direction of fur growth etc.  All supplies included for just $60 per person.  $20 deposit due June 1st to hold your seat. 

July 29th 9am to 4 pm St. Nicholas Hall Torbay Newfoundland (7 Seats Left)
Learn to paint landscapes while overlooking the beautiful view of Torbay!  Learn to paint trees, sky, water, rocks, grasses and bushes.  All supplies included for just $60 per person.  $20 deposit due June 15 to hold your seat. 

August 6th 9am to 4 pm St. Nicholas Hall Torbay Newfoundland
Have you always wanted to learn how to paint people?  Well this workshop is for you! learn to paint facial features in acrylic pants. We will learn to paint eyes, ears, mouth and nose of a human form.  All supplies included for just $60 per person.  $20 deposit due June 15 to hold your seat. 

September 16th 10am to 4pm Admiralty House Museum
Palette Knife workshop. (4 Seats Left)
During this workshop we will create 2 11x14 palette knife paintings.  Learn the basics of palette knife, impasto etc.  $40 per person.

October 22nd 10am to 4pm Admiralty House Museum
Drawing Nature $40
During this workshop we will learn to draw, sky, clouds, trees, water, grasses and bushes, rocks etc.  Students are to bring with them a picture of nature that they would like to have some coaching/direction on drawing.  The morning will be spent learning the components and then the afternoon we will move to individual projects. All materials included.

Oil Painting Classes

Summer Semester Availability:
June 7th, 14th and 21 (630-930pm) (Full)
June 28th, July 5th and 12th (630-930pm) (1 Seat Left)

Fall Semester Availability:
September 10th, 17th and 24th (10am to 1pm) (5 Seats Left)
September 10th, 17th and 24th (2pm to 5pm) (6 Seats Left)
September 5th, 12th and 19th (630pm to 930pm) (1 Seat Left)

Pick any three nights for $60 per person

Art Retreat 2017 (SOLD OUT)

July 14th -16th 2017 Ochre Pit Cove Newfoundland
All supplies, meals and 2 nights accommodations for just $250 per person!
Healthy meals provided on site by the talented Lisa Porter.
Join Lesley at "Ochre House" for a weekend art retreat.  Learn new drawing skills, acrylic paining techniques, and print making.  Take in the Scenery of the area, including beautiful Northern Bay Sands, have a cove fire in the outdoor fire pit and enjoy the company of other art students!
If you would like to attend any of the above classes you must pre-register to ensure that we have enough supplies.
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