In an effort to engage our local community, and involve our clients and friends in art-making, South Main Gallery is now offering a series of classes and workshops.
Want to be a part of it? Check our schedule below and join us!

Sketch & Chill
Join artist Paula Barrantes on Tuesday afternoons in October for a relaxed session of drawing and painting on location around the Mount Pleasant area. The group will usually walk to a nearby park or café and get busy painting the scenery or small details in the surroundings. You’ll find a friendly atmosphere that encourages sharing ideas and experiences on art and life while you paint the afternoon away. All skill levels welcomed.

Start date: Tuesday, October 9th, 2018.
Schedule: Every Tuesday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
(October 9 – November 27, 2018) 
Location: Meet in front of South Main Gallery. Depending on the weather, you will sketch outside or indoors.
Supplies: Please bring your own supplies and a small mixed media sketchbook.
Cost: $25 per class. Drop-ins welcome! 
Contact: For more information, and to sign-up, contact or (778) 855-5585

Realism Oil Painting Course

Be instructed by artist Kellie Orr to create a contemporary still life oil painting using realism painting techniques. Kellie will share her process, tips, and tricks, and will coach you to build skills in a relaxed and encouraging environment. You'll have creative license and will take your own reference photo, with assistance as required. You'll be coached as you paint, building skills in colour, tone, brushwork, blending, and detail. All skill levels welcome.
Kellie is an award-winning contemporary artist from Australia, with recent press features including The Jealous Curator, Booooooom, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, and Supersonic Art, and her work is held in numerous private collections. See her work at

Start date: January 24, 2019
Schedule: Every Thursday, January 24 - March 21, 2019, with a mid-course break on 21 February (8 weeks of tuition in total)
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
Location: South Main Gallery (279 E 6th Ave)
Supplies: The course includes a pre-prepared canvas and a materials list will be provided. Cost: $520 (including stretched canvas)

Want to host a class at South Main Gallery? Get in touch!