Fall Workshops


Chiaroscuro Skills: Intro
Learn skills to improve your ability to paint the effect of light from a single source, and extreme darkness. The first lesson will review how to see tone, and its effect on form.  The second lesson you will sketch a subject lit from the interior of the composition and in the third session will paint a still life lit in the chiaroscuro style.
Tuesdays, Nov 14/21/28                  7– 9:30PM        $85

Kid’s Drawing and Design
A workshop for self-motivated kids, ages 9-12 who have a genuine interest in learning drawing and creative design skills.  These sessions include drawing exercises and design projects. Materials provided.

Mondays, Nov 27 – Dec 20, 4 – 5 pm, $45

Figures Drawing at the Garafraxa Café
Sketch from unclothed models.  These sessions will begin with a short talk with historic examples of figures, basic direction to get you started, and minimal instruction as needed. Bring your own supplies and work in pencil, conte, pastel or watercolour. Easels provided. Classy drinks available for purchase.

Tuesdays, Dec 5/12/19                   6:30-9:30PM        $95

First Fridays

continues December 1, 4:30 to 7:30pm. All ages (kids below 11 years need accompaniment) and we encourage parents and adults of any age to come as well. A nearly-free event: $2 per person. We plan fun and accessible activities like painting and printing. Call 519-369-1283 or check Facebook for an update. Here’s a plug for our Friday night food-friends: The Garafraxa Cafe, Riverside, and Young’s Garden. Please Like Durham’s BIA Facebook page.

Space is limited for all classes. Payment is required in advance (except for First Fridays), at The Colour Jar in cash, credit / debit cards. Sign up for our notification mailing list on our home page.



Co-owner Barbara Dyck offers piano lessons to all ages and levels; call or stop in to make an appointment. She

occasionally hosts concerts right here in the store. See our mailing list on the Home page!