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All of my demons tell me to give up, 16" x 20" oil on board © Sarah Marie Lacy

5 Day Figure Painting workshop: February 2023

Join me at the Kanata Art Club for a five day deep dive into figure painting.

Get practical skills & knowledge to make immediate improvements in your figure painting! This 5 day workshop is suitable for serious beginners through advanced students.   It will focus on colour, value and brushwork and how to use these elements to create more realistic and accurate figure paintings.

By working on one painting over a few days, students will get the opportunity to practice many different skills, with support and feedback from the instructor. Students will leave with a deeper understanding of mixing skin tones, accurately seeing and painting value, effectively using the paintbrush, and creating figure paintings that feel three-dimensional and alive, not flat and stiff.

Dates: February 22nd to 26th, 2023 (Wednesday to Sunday inclusive, snow date – March 4th).

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a break at 12:00 p.m. for lunch

Fees: KAC members: $540, non-members: $575, payable at the time of registration.

About Sarah Marie Lacy

I make art for the brave but wary.
I make art for the wounded but walking.
I make art for the courageous yet jaded.
I make art for the people who want to feel more at home in their bodies.
I make art for the survivors figuring out how to thrive.
I make art to comfort, to nourish.
I make art to face the darkness.
I make art to embrace the light.
I make art to be honest with myself.
I make art to be honest with each other.
I make art for the messiness that is life: fragile/strong/broken/healed.
I make art to honour your journey, whatever that is.

I make art to honour you. Your body. Your strength. Your wounds. Your scars. Your triumphs.

I am a painter, draughtswoman and teacher who is endlessly fascinated by the human body in all of its intricacy, subtlety, grace and vulnerability. I am an observer of light and shadow, both literal and metaphorical.


I create portraits on commission: everything from small pencil sketches at an affordable price to family oil paintings to large-scale official commissions for institutions and businesses. Click the button below to find out more and contact me today to find out how you can create your legacy.