I teach workshops in Calgary & surrounding areas, and on location when requested. Come join me and discover (or rediscover!) a love for painting! All my workshops have a few fundamentals: you’ll explore using design, color, temperature, value, saturation, and shape/edges. We also discuss light and shadow patterns, perspective, form and of course, drawing. My workshops are open to painters working in oils or acrylics.

My studio is in SE Calgary, right by the corner of Macleod Trail & Hwy 22X (Stoney Trail). The address will be provided, along with a full supply list, upon registration. All workshops in my studio include a one-hour break for lunch (use our fridge to store your bagged lunch) – you can enjoy some fresh air on our back deck, or hang out in our kitchen/living area.  If you prefer, there are a couple of local restaurants and fast-food spots within a 5 minute drive. Students are welcome to bring their supplies the night of the demo, and leave them in my studio for the workshop day. I also have a full stock of supplies, in case any materials are forgotten.

To Register for All Workshops at Cheryl Peddie’s Studio: Please Call Cheryl directly at 403-201-6532. Online Registration Coming Soon!

In the Smallest of Places – 24″x36″ oil on canvas by Cheryl Peddie

Date: Saturday May 19, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Paintworks Art Studios and Supplies
112 Elizabeth St.
Okotoks, Alberta
Course Fee:

Florals are often a favourite subject because of their beautiful colour and pretty forms. However they can often end up more challenging than students expect. In this class you’ll learn how to:
– see the structure and design of a floral arrangement through the use of light and shadow
– block in your composition so that you’ll end up with interesting planes and form
– and then proceed upwards through layers of paint to add volume, loose brushwork and final, sparkling details
We’ll also be talking about the importance of color temperature, value, saturation, and edges. Open to oils and acrylics, novice to experienced.

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When All the World Wakes – Plein Air, Big Hill Springs Park – Plein Air -8″x10″


Uncover the secrets of painting outside. Plein Air painting is a richly rewarding experience. Learn how to select a location and scene, manage changing light conditions, and to simplify what you see. We’ll also discuss how to optimize your plein air study for further development in studio. Students will receive a handout of supplies and suggestions, and more details about meeting location, upon registration.

As Seasons Change – 12×16


Friday Sept 21, 2018 – Demo 6-9pm (*Refreshments served…come hungry & thirsty!)
Saturday Sept 22, 2018 – Workshop 9:30-4:30
Cheryl Peddie Studio

Course Fee: $150.00
Max Number of Students: 4

Revel in the warm tones of painting the autumn landscape. Learn to mix those tricky oranges and reds without creating mud! And as with all my courses, learn to use value sketches and notans to create a successful design with a compelling light and shadow pattern. You’ll also learn how to deal with trees, as they begin to shed their leafy foliage and expose their bare branches and structure. Many students struggle to maintain a sense of form and volume when painting bare trees – and begin to dread it. But I’ll teach you how to see and handle them without fear – you’ll begin to love painting them as much as I do!

1890’s Farmhouse – 12″x16″ SOLD

URBAN SCENES – Houses & Street Scenes

Friday Nov 9, 2018 – Demo 6-9pm (*Refreshments served…come hungry & thirsty!)
Saturday Nov 10, 2018 – Workshop 9:30-4:30
Cheryl Peddie Studio

Course Fee: $150.00
Max Number of Students: 4

This workshop is great for students who wish to understand and improve their ability to draw in perspective. Learn about the different types of perspective, and how to draw more accurate proportions, angles and shapes. Students will also learn to create the right balance between simplification and detail for architectural elements (such as windows & doorways, stairs, balconies, gables, columns and porches). We’ll also work on creating beautiful, coloured neutrals and create a solid plan for lights and shadows. Beginning students can choose a more simplified scene, such as the front of a house; more advanced students are welcome to choose a scene with more elements and perspectives, such as the view down a roadway.

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