Artists In Residence

Muskoka Chautauqua offers daily, hands-on workshops with professional artists for kids & adults at Clevelands House resort and The ‘New’ Baldwins Resort on the shores of Lake Rosseau.

Summer 2018 Artists in Residence Program

This summer, Muskoka Chautauqua is offering Artists in Residence programs at two local resorts, Clevelands House in Minett and The ‘New’ Baldwins Resort in Windermere.

Art Workshops run daily, Monday to Friday, from 1:00 pm–3:00 pm. They are free for resort guests, and $25 for the general public. Weekly Art Parties take place on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 pm–7:00 pm. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased via Eventbrite.

Clevelands House Schedule

Week 1: July 2–6

Artist: Brittany Johnston

Bio: 

Brittany Johnston is a 21 year old artist and graphic designer from Hillsdale Ontario. Growing up in a family wedding and event design firm called Eventdecorator.com she has always had a close connection with the arts and creativity. 
At a young age she was taught by well known Canadian Landscape artist A.W. Bruce Sherman of the Paint Box Gallery, in the art of oil painting. However over the years she found herself focussing more on watercolour and drawing. 

Brittany began her education in the fine arts program at Georgian Collage. After 1 year of study she decided to switch into the graphic design program in order to mix her passion for the arts with business and explore a new style of design. Brittany plans to graduate in 2019.

Workshop description: 

Brittany believes that each and every person is creative. By beginning her workshops with a lesson in techniques and demonstrations allows participants to feel comfortable with the tools they will be using. 
During her lessons she will offer different levelled artists different teaching methods that will best suit each individual, these include; Stencil painting, follow along, and freehand. 

Don’t miss out on Brittany’s Art Party where you have the chance to get involved in a workshop of trading card design! Great for a cottage activity for all ages! 

Week 2: July 9–13

Artist: Larry Brown, Author

Bio:

Larry Brown lives in Brantford, Ontario. He attended writing workshops at the University of Iowa and the Humber School For Writers. His stories have appeared in magazines across Canada, including The Malahat Review, Prairie Fire and The Fiddlehead. His story collection Talk was published by Oberon Press in 2009. His story Triangle (published first in the Berlin-based Sand Journal) appeared in the international anthology Best Small Fictions 2017. He teaches writing workshops throughout southwestern Ontario, and recently completed his second story collection, Satellite.

Workshop description: 

You’ve had the adventures, now get them down on paper!

In this hands-on workshop you will pick and poke through your life, stirring up memories and examining the details and significance of these memories with fresh eyes. You will tell your life stories in a variety of ways, experimenting with dialogue and action and structure, making each tale vibrant and alive. By the end of the workshop you will have several adventures down on paper, as well as notes for many more, and have a better idea of how to bring a spark to your storytelling.

Bring pencil/pen and paper or your laptop.

Week 3: July 16–20

Artist: Sabina Rock

Bio:

Sabina Rock is a twenty-five year-old artist entering the graduating year of her bachelor’s degree in fine arts.  During the beginning of her studies she attended Lakehead University in Thunder Bay; and it was there that she garnered a true appreciation for the natural Canadian environment. 

In addition to her artistic career she has also spent a majority of her working life as an aquarist and has a passion for all creatures great and small.  Her works, primarily mixed paint and linoleum prints, are centered almost entirely around nature and wildlife.  Her upcoming paint works include an oil series of ‘teenyverses’, natural landscapes created from very small specimens.  In addition to this she has begun a series of species specific watercolour reference paintings inspired by the images found in historical scientific journals; binomial nomenclature and all. 

Her print works will include selections from an already begun series of animals native to the Canadian Arctic including orcas, belugas, and other ‘well-blubbered critters’.  The aim of this series is to capture the majesty and tranquility of life in these otherwise barren places.

Workshop description:

Drawing, oil paint, acrylic paint, linoleum print

Week 4: July 23–27

Artist: Jennifer Murphy

Bio: 

The well known Canadian musician, artist, poet and author, Kenneth G. Mills is the source of my inspiration. His example of unlimited creativity in agreement with an Ideal or Principle is my guide. Dr. Mills once said, “An artist is usually a handyman in the service of Inspiration.” That is the foundation of my arts practice.

I have been teaching both children and adults, beginners and experienced, since 1995. My emphasis is on observation, the art of seeing as an artist sees, and the wonder of discovery. I have shown my work in Brazil, the US and Canada, and this year won first prize in the Lloyd Gibson Juried Exhibition at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, Sarnia, Ontario.

My training comes from six years of private study with the outstanding artist and teacher, Greg Hindle. 2018 will be my second year as Muskoka Chautauqua Artist in Residence at Cleveland’s House and I’m delighted to be invited back.

For further information please visit my website, arbutisgrace.com

Workshop description:

‘Thank the Lake’ colour design collage with guidance from artist with a variety of art materials.

Week 5: July 30–August 3

Artist: Sean-William Dawson

Bio: 

Sean-William Dawson was born in 1974 in the beautifully large and robust country of Canada. He lives and works between Beeton and Barrie, Ontario, and through his artwok has extensively spread his prowess far and wide across ths great land. Recently winning an Ontario Arts Council grant for Emerging Artists, Sean has successfully made art a living by teaching, curating and producing art in his own community and abroad.

Workshop description: 

An educator, performer, painter, drawer, sculptor and overall keen observer of the world and its culture Sean-William Dawson is a brave soul who knows no boundary to his art.  Sean has a travelling printing press and is returning for a fourth summer.

Week 6: August 6–10

Artists: Greg and Sue Hindle

Bio: 

Greg and Susan Hindle are back for their 11th year as artists in residence.  In 2014 they lead the famous community mural painting on the wall across from the office at Clevelands House.

Workshop description: 

The art of plein air painting.

Week 7: August 13–17

Artists: Peter Jarvis & Steve Houston

Bio: 

Peter Jarvis has been an entertainer & performance artist since 1979. Facilitating artistic mime, dance, clown, mask and music have allowed Peter to work extensively in film, theatre and television. Peter has worked as a writer and performer on such shows as Sesame St., Cirque du Soleil, Cannes Award Winning Vid Kids (CBC) and Mission Reading (TV ON.) Peter Jarvis continues to enjoy performing internationally with stage performances and street festivals internationally including the USA, England, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Poland, and Turkey.

Workshop description: 

Art from repurposed materials.

Week 8: August 20–25

Artists: Peter Jarvis & Kevin Hunt

Bio: Peter Jarvis has been an entertainer & performance artist since 1979. Facilitating artistic mime, dance, clown, mask and music have allowed Peter to work extensively in film, theatre and television. Peter has worked as a writer and performer on such shows as Sesame St., Cirque du Soleil, Cannes Award Winning Vid Kids (CBC) and Mission Reading (TV ON.) Peter Jarvis continues to enjoy performing internationally with stage performances and street festivals internationally including the USA, England, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Poland, and Turkey.

Kevin Hunt makes paintings and mixed media artworks. By creating situations and breaking the passivity of the spectator, Hunt creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles. His works are based on inspiring situations: visions that reflect a sensation of indisputability and serene contemplation, combined with subtle details of odd or eccentric, humoristic elements.

Workshop description: 

Week 9: August 27–31

Artists: Sabina Rock

Bio:

Sabina Rock is a twenty-five year-old artist entering the graduating year of her bachelor’s degree in fine arts.  During the beginning of her studies she attended Lakehead University in Thunder Bay; and it was there that she garnered a true appreciation for the natural Canadian environment. 

In addition to her artistic career she has also spent a majority of her working life as an aquarist and has a passion for all creatures great and small.  Her works, primarily mixed paint and linoleum prints, are centered almost entirely around nature and wildlife.  Her upcoming paint works include an oil series of ‘teenyverses’, natural landscapes created from very small specimens.  In addition to this she has begun a series of species specific watercolour reference paintings inspired by the images found in historical scientific journals; binomial nomenclature and all. 

Her print works will include selections from an already begun series of animals native to the Canadian Arctic including orcas, belugas, and other ‘well-blubbered critters’.  The aim of this series is to capture the majesty and tranquility of life in these otherwise barren places.

Workshop description: 

Drawing, oil paint, acrylic paint, linoleum print

The New Baldwin’s Schedule

Week 2: July 9–13

Artist: Barbara Klunder

Bio:

Barbara Klunder has many years of teaching drawing, from the AGO to all art schools in Toronto and private lessons. She has won numerous awards and prizes for illustration and graphics, as well as exhibiting her work in galleries and museums across Canada.

Her work may be viewed in the ROM, the AGO, and the Textile Museum. Many other galleries and private collectors showcase Barbara Klunder’s works as well

Workshop description:

Barbara will be teaching Drawing at the ‘New’ Baldwins with the philosophy that every person draws differently, and in their own way. What participants might ass to their knowledge during these lessons is, composition, emotion, tone and colour techniques.

 

Week 3: July 16–20

Artist: Peter Jarvis and Steve Houston

Bio: 

Peter Jarvis has been an entertainer & performance artist since 1979. Facilitating artistic mime, dance, clown, mask and music have allowed Peter to work extensively in film, theatre and television. Peter has worked as a writer and performer on such shows as Sesame St., Cirque du Soleil, Cannes Award Winning Vid Kids (CBC) and Mission Reading (TV ON.) Peter Jarvis continues to enjoy performing internationally with stage performances and street festivals internationally including the USA, England, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Poland, and Turkey.

Workshop description:

Cloud painting and art from repurposed materials

 

Week 4: July 23–27

Artist: Peter Jarvis and Kevin Hunt

Bio: 

Peter Jarvis has been an entertainer & performance artist since 1979. Facilitating artistic mime, dance, clown, mask and music have allowed Peter to work extensively in film, theatre and television. Peter has worked as a writer and performer on such shows as Sesame St., Cirque du Soleil, Cannes Award Winning Vid Kids (CBC) and Mission Reading (TV ON.) Peter Jarvis continues to enjoy performing internationally with stage performances and street festivals internationally including the USA, England, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Poland, and Turkey.

Workshop description:

Cloud painting and art from repurposed materials

 

Week 5: July 30–August 3 

Artist: Dianne Sonnenberg

Bio: 

Dianne is a mosaic artist from Austin Texas. Her passion stems from creating beauty through the art of mosaics, creating fine art, installations, commissions, garden art and large scale designs.

Workshop description:

Throughout the week workshops will consist of building leaves in a large comulative project for all residence and guests at the ‘New’ Baldwins to enjoy. 

Dont miss out on the unique opportunity to make your own take home mosaic leaf at the Art Party.  If that’s not your speed, try your hand at mosaic jewelery for yourself or that special someone!  

Week 6: August 6–10 

Artist: Sean William Dawson

Bio: 

Sean-William Dawson was born in 1974 in the beautifully large and robust country of Canada. He lives and works between Beeton and Barrie, Ontario, and through his artwok has extensively spread his prowess far and wide across ths great land. Recently winning an Ontario Arts Council grant for Emerging Artists, Sean has successfully made art a living by teaching, curating and producing art in his own community and 

Workshop description: 

An educator, performer, painter, drawer, sculptor and overall keen observer of the world and its culture Sean-William Dawson is a brave soul who knows no boundary to his art.  Sean has a travelling printing press and is returning for a fourth summer. 

Week 7: August 13–17

Artists: Greg and Sue Hindle

Bio: 

Greg and Susan Hindle are back for their 11th year as artists in residence.  In 2014 they lead the famous community mural painting on the wall across from the office at Clevelands House.

Workshop description: 

The art of plein air painting.

Week 8: August 20–25

Artists:Sarah Lock

Bio:

Sarah Locke is a 25 year old artist originating from Oakville, Ontario. From an early age, Sarah quickly identified herself through the arts, having grown up with both parents in the art industry. She attended Sheridan College for visual arts and illustration but as her father had, Sarah decided to follow her creativity into the film industry, working as a scenic artist for film and television.

Sarah has always associated the intrigue and beauty of nature into her own drawings, specializing in animal drawings, incorporating realism and abstract patterns through ink and acrylic painting. Sarah has also developed a love for calligraphy and sign lettering, that she uses with her various pieces. She enjoys spending as much time as she can in nature, looking to see where it leads her next.

Workshop description: 

Being a nature lover, Sarah believes that we all should explore the beauty of being outdoors. She feels as though we are all talented artists, who need to be able to express ourselves and our own styles. In her workshop she will be incorporating her love of nature, bringing wood pieces, while teaching calligraphy and her favourite styles. Sarah looks forward to meeting you all and sharing her love of art with you.

Week 9: August 27–31

Artist: Debora Hui and Ahleli Pimienta

Bio: 

Workshop description: 

Join us for a fun and engaging five-part workshop on Western classical music! We will examine the evolution of music since the 18th century from its cultural and theoretical standpoints. Each workshop is designed to broaden your understanding and enjoyment of classical music in all of its diverse forms, through live performance, interactive lectures, and stimulating discussions. Topics to be explored include: music history, literacy and classical music’s role in modern society.

Each session be facilitated by pianist Dr. Deborah Hui and Ahlelí Pimienta, executive director of the Toronto Latin American Flute Festival (TLAFF).