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Adult Art Lessons

No experience necessary! In this course you will learn to create truly meaningful art pieces through the use of mixed media. You will discover and learn to develop your own imagery by experimenting with a variety of art techniques and media, discovering your own vision and direction:

  • Drawing techniques – charcoal, pencil, conte crayon, and oil pastels
  • Painting techniques – acrylics paints and mediums, water-colour inks
  • Print-making techniques - demonstrated in conjunction with painting and drawing.
  • Other art techniques including photo transfers, skins and textures 
  • Color mixing and brush work

Currently, ongoing Mixed Media Adult lessons are offered on:

Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Thursdays 10:00 p.m. - 1:00p.m.

Students are required to sign up for a group of eight three hour lessons for $375 + gst. I can supply you with Art supplies for $70/session. This does not include wood panels (we work on wood because it is more stable) and more expensive supplies that we may require for some projects. This does not happen often.

My philosophy is very much "go with the flow". I want you to feel relaxed and free to experiment with the processes and mediums while you are with me. I teach based on each of my students' individual needs. Because a high percentage of my students are long-term, I am constantly coming up with new projects to challenge and inspire.

Don't worry if you are "new". Almost all of my students were at one point. In the supportive and encouraging environment of my studio at 1000 Parker Street, you will relax, learn and express through the transformative process of art. 

My classes are acrylic based and we only use the highest quality artists materials so that we can produce the best possible work.

I also offer periodic workshops, workshops for other groups and private lessons.

Stay in touch with my Events page for information on new classes or workshops coming up.

For more information or to sign up for classes please feel free to email me at:



Sonya is an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher and it's obvious she wants the best for her students. The vast number of techniques she teaches are fun, stimulating and full of wonder. She has a natural way of creating community in her classes and I love them! I wish there were ten of me in the room!                            Sarah Hoye - student since 2011

Sonya is truly a creative soul, who is always expanding her fascinating art practice through hours of work and creative research. She amazes me with her use of unconventional art materials such as old rusted metals, found objects and recycled items. She expertly applies them to her art and creates aesthetic and truly meaningful pieces. She is also highly capable using art media; she often uses a mixture of many medias to create her vision.                                                                                                            Denna Erickson - Past Employer