Open Studios

We have a busy week of Open Studio sessions.

Open studios sessions operate on a drop-in basis.  Members who attend pay $3 for the use of the studio (and also sometimes a model fee) and you join in with whatever activity is scheduled at that time.  If you don’t come you don’t pay.  There is no instruction with these sessions.  It is a time to work from the model, or an art set-up, or work on a project.   It is also a time to socialize and share knowledge and ideas with other artists.

Non-members are welcome to join in to experience these sessions as a guest. The studio fee is $5 for guests.  (There may also be a model fee).  After three visits, a guest would decide whether or not to become a member.

 TUESDAY Life Drawing - OPEN STUDIO - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm



This Tuesday Life Drawing Open Studio is open to artists of all skill levels.

Respect for artists and models is expected.  If in doubt about specifics, ask.

All media are welcome, but no solvents other than water or odourless vegetable oils (such as linseed or walnut oil) are to be used in the studio.

The cost to members is $15 per session including studio fees. Non members may attend up to 3 open studios before applying for membership. The fee for nonmembers life drawing is $17.

The usual format is:
20 minutes of gesture drawing
5 and 10 minute poses until 10 am.
30 minute break
1 1/2 hours of a single pose with short breaks every 20 minutes for the model.

Contact Judith or just show up, preferably by 8:45 am so you are ready to start at 9 am.

Contact Judith if you would like to be added to the email list where cancellations, shows, social events around KAGS life drawing open studios are announced.

Life Drawing Contact  -    email:


Please view the attached file:  Life Drawing AS Privilege


WEDNESDAY Portraits - OPEN STUDIO - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

KAGS’ members are very welcome to join us for drawing and painting sessions from the clothed model.  Non-member artists are also encouraged to attend – see the note at the top of this page.  Some participants focus on the head and shoulders and others on the full figure.  There is no instruction but we are constantly learning from each other.  All levels of ability are welcome.

The total fee for members to participate is approximately  $10 – $12 for each session.  If you have any questions please contact the people listed below, or just come to the studio to participate on a Wednesday afternoon. 

Please arrive by 12:45 – the sessions start at 1:00 pm.

Portraits Contact  -    email: 

THURSDAY Still Life - OPEN STUDIO - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


This open studio has evolved from the usual bowls, bottles and glassware to encompass many interesting themes including: collections, cultural objects, hunting, and gardening, etc.  Every class is an adventure and all are welcome to join.  There is a $3 studio charge for members.

Still Life Contact  -    email:


THURSDAY Outdoor Painters (Paint-Outs & Paint-Ins)

If you love to paint or sketch outside, or would like to give it a try you are welcome to join the friendly, active Outdoor Painters.

Paint Outs - From mid May until October we are out on location 9:30 AM until mid afternoon.  There is no charge to paint outdoors.

Outdoors goes Indoors at KAGS studio in bad weather.  Studio fee is $3.00 when indoors for members, $5.00 for guests.

Paint Ins – Open Studio – 1:00 – 4:00 PM - From October until May we are at the gallery.  Studio fee is $3.00 for members, $5.00 for guests.  

Outdoor Painters Contact  -    email: