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Start Painting!

A Three-Part Workshop Series

January - March 2020

Get maximum value in this series of three workshops led by award-winning artist Lyse Deselliers.


Starting from the basics, these workshops will give participants a good grounding in painting. Each session will build on the learnings of the previous session, and at the end, participants will have developed a body of work of which they can be proud.


Session 1: The Basics and Getting Started
Session 2: Make It Pop! Colour Theory and Application
Session 3: Paint With Confidence! Creating An Image of Your Own

Participants will also receive two coaching sessions between classes to be sure they are able to apply their learnings when they return to their home studio environment.

Saturdays and Sundays, January 18-19, February 8-9 and March 14-15

Saturdays 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sundays Noon to 4 p.m.


Coaching sessions February 1 and February 29

Location: Leir House Cultural Centre - 220 Manor Park Avenue, Penticton BC


Cost: $500


Lyse Deselliers was born and raised in Quebec City. Her early career focused on working with animals - first as a veterinarian, and later, after relocating to Alberta, with wildlife and companion animals. All along she pursued her interest in painting, taking night classes at the Alberta College of Art and studying three years with Karen Swearengen at the Swinton’s studio. Lyse also joined the Federation of Canadian Artists and the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists and regularly participated in group shows, did commissions and displayed her work in a number of galleries.

Lyse moved to Penticton, BC in 2016, and has continued to deepen her skill and talent. Her paintings are easily recognizable because of the vivid colours she loves to use and modern treatment of her subjects. Working with acrylic, she likes experimenting with texture, mixed media and light dancing on surfaces.

See more of Lyse’s work on her website at


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