Chautauqua Artist

Artists in Residence

Clevelands House, Minett, Muskoka

Workshops for kids & adults with professional artists on the shores of Lake Rosseau. Wednesday night art parties on the verandah offer guided instruction, art appreciation and cocktails.

Muskoka Chautauqua offers weekly Artists-in-Residence programs for July and August. Adults and children may register with the resident artist for morning or afternoon art sessions.

Every Wednesday at 6:00pm the artist will host an Art Party, including guided instruction and art appreciation. Cost is $35 per person or $60 per family and includes all materials and instruction time.

For information on specific Artshops with Resident Artists, or to express interest in becoming an Artist in Residence please email or call 705.765.1048 or 1.888.311.ARTS (2787)

Artist in Residence 2017 Season!

Michael BentonMichael has been a working artist since 1998. His creative life has afforded him the opportunity to live in both urban and rural environments. Presently and quite fortunately, he is a year round resident of Muskoka, and is the sole proprietor of a property management business. Michael holds a Culture and the Arts degree and a Bachelor of Education degree from Nipissing University. The emphasis of Michael’s workshop is on a personal sense of creative play. He is offering is own experiences, time, space, and materials to play and create as only you are able. This is about your creative magic and summertime fun. Michael is at Cleveland’s House from July 3rd – 7th, 2017.

Donald Chretien: The unique style and impact of Aboriginal fine artist Donald Chrétien springs from his combined passion for colour and woodland-style expression. His ongoing exploration of his heritage has him concentrating on distinct features of Ojibwe clans acrylic on canvas. Donald is the Artist in Residence from July 10th – 14th, 2017.

Greg & Susan Hindle: Greg and Susan are back for their 10th year as artists in residence. The two are visual artists and graduates of the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. They met during a year of off-campus year of study in Florence, Italy, where they also attended drawing classes at the Accademia di Belle Arte. The couple will lead workshops in Mural Painting and Plein Air between July 17th and 21st, 2017.

Sarah Lundy: Sarah received a Bachelor of Music from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2005.  A professional violinist, church pianist and music teacher, Sarah has a wealth of knowledge to share.  She has performed in various groups from orchestras, choirs, musicals, and small ensembles.  Sarah also recently began a children’s choir out of Port Carling as a co-director. Come learn a new song each day of the week!  All you need is a singing voice.  No experience required.  Enthusiasm a must.  Music and lyrics will be provided.  Guitars or ukuleles welcome.  Come have fun with Sarah from July 24th – 28th, 2017.

Sean William Dawson: Nationally exhibited Canadian Artist Sean-William Dawson will focus on the artistic medium of intaglio printmaking. Interesting parties will explore, examine and come to a better understanding of a artistic practice utilized since the masters. Using such things as plexieglass, scribers and ink, participants will create their very own print edition. Sean has a travelling printing press and is returning for a third summer, between July 31st and August 4th.

Peter Jarvis: Peter is the producer of SilverElvis live collaborative murals which celebrates the roots of street art with a contemporary art passion as its counterpoint. Peter will be exhibiting his cloud canvases and clothing series “sky is the limit “The mandate of the mural team is to acquire repurposed materials as a conscious footprint in the act of creating. Peter will be working with Steve and Kevin for the weeks of August 7th-11th, and 14th-18th, 2017.

Jennifer Murphy: Jennifer has been teaching both children and adults, beginners and experienced, since 1995. Her focus is upon observation and technique.  It has been said that you can’t ‘teach art’ because we are all innately creative.  She offers the techniques necessary to engage that creativity and to see as an artist sees.  Jennifer shows her work in local and regional galleries and sells internationally.

Steve Houston: Steve has enjoyed 30 years in commercial and fine art; clients include Jazz FM Toronto, Heritage Stick Company, SilverElvis live mural painting, Socan Music Toronto. Steve Houston enjoys working with a wide range of innovative media and subject matter. Steve’s bold use of acrylics, watercolour, sculpture, fiberglass, and mixed media pushes the boundaries of visual art. Peter Jarvis, also known as SilverElvis, primarily focuses on performance, collaboration and functional art.

Audrey Jolly: Audrey Jolly MA RP is an interdisciplinary artist. She has studied movement for over 50 years, authentic movement for over 12. She has her Masters in psychology and movement from York University and uses creativity and movement in her body-centered psychotherapy practice in Toronto. Audrey exhibits as a painter and performer yearly and is currently writing a book on creativity and healing.

Susan Lynn Reynolds: is a writer, teacher and practicing psychotherapist. She teaches writing through workshops in the community, in college continuing education programs, and in social services settings. She writes and has won awards for her YA novel, short stories, poems and non-fiction. She has been leading writing workshops for female inmates at Central East Correctional Centre for twelve years, a program for which she received the June Callwood Award. Sue also leads professional training for Amherst Writers International and the Toronto Writers Collective and is the Executive Director of Amherst Writers Canada. She is passionate about the power of writing to change lives

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