art workshops kingston ontario
danielle folkerts artist

I work with people like you. 

I serve the dreamers, doers, and entrepreneurs by delivering quality, educational, and modern creative workshops . I’ve found that most people are curious about exploring their artistic side, but struggle in knowing how and where to start! Good news, the desire and decision to begin exploring your own creative potential is the first step. Now, it's time to take action!

I create custom arts programming, instruct unique educational classes, and provide valuable resources along the way. My goal is to provide you with a comfortable space to create, and an opportunity to build a strong artistic foundation, while developing your creative tool kit - surrounded by a like-minded local community. I work with all ages and skill levels, and teach a variety of mediums including: watercolour, acrylic, mixed media, printmaking, drawing, collage, weaving and more!

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Meet the Instructor: Danielle Folkerts

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Welcome! I’m Danielle Folkerts. As an artist, art educator and creative mentor. I strive to create engaging, educational, and simply enjoyable artistic experiences. I aim to inspire and instill creative confidence through innovative opportunities that allow you to explore and experiment with art. You don’t have to be an artist or have previous experience to create. I am happy to provide you with the support you need at your own level. When attending my classes, I don’t want you to simply go home with a new piece of art, I want you to go home buzzing with inspiration and a sense of creative potential and community. All you need to do is show up with enthusiasm and an open mind, and the rest in taken care of. Through creating a comfortable and upbeat learning environment, supporting local businesses, and sharing my own skills and experience I hope to provide you with a unique and unforgettable experience!

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I have organized and created workshops for schools, community centres, small businesses, wellness centres, military groups, home parties, fundraisers and more! I work with all ages and I am happy to adapt each workshop for the appropriate audience and experience level. With my wide range of experience I am able to organize and tailor workshops that fit your specific needs and interests. I work with a variety of mediums including: acrylic, watercolour, collage, printmaking, fibre art, and kid's crafts. I work hard to be a continued creative resource for all of my students and community. Currently, you can find me running my own workshops all around Kingston, Ontario and area. See below for all upcoming events, previous classes, and great "workshops in action" shots! 

Let's collaborate! I love bringing communities together through creativity. I am open to working with different mediums, venues, groups and businesses! Are you interested in taking a workshop, arranging a private group party, or in working with me? Send me an email! I am happy to answer your questions, or give you a quote. For all event, workshop, and project inquires please expect to budget for materials and a Professional Artist Fee. Please note, I am a one-woman-show, my availability is limited. Thank you for your ongoing support. Let's make some magic! – Danielle Folkerts

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CREATE. EDUCATE. CELEBRATE.

BOOK A PRIVATE WORKSHOP!

Pick from a selection of projects below, or INQUIRE about custom group classes below. 

No experience required. My workshops aim to educate you with the basic skills and tools you need to create, plus I’ll share some of my favourite techniques. Each class I will walk you through step-by-step to complete a creative objective. You are encouraged to explore your own creativity in the process. I am here to help build your creative confidence and provide feedback. You have full freedom to explore the chosen medium and discover your inner artist.

ART PARty. Ladies Night Out. work party. Birthday Celebration. Date Night. Fundraiser. School Groups. Team Building. artist training.

I have multiple venue options available. Already have a location? Let me come to you! (Minimum of 10, maximum of 32 people.) - Limited availability. 

For all inquiries or questions please fill out the INQUIRES FORM below. 


CHOOSE YOUR WORKSHOP

Every image and project can be fully customized. Change the colours, layout, and brushwork and completely alter the image. These workshops are about learning new skills and creating an image that works for YOU. All classes can be tailored for a variety of ages,  groups, and skill levels.

Custom images + projects available upon request.

 MODERN WATERCOLOURS - BEGINNERS WORKSHOP

MODERN WATERCOLOURS - BEGINNERS WORKSHOP

 KINGSTON / WOLFE ISLAND - PAINT NIGHT OUT

KINGSTON / WOLFE ISLAND - PAINT NIGHT OUT

 PINEAPPLE PAINT WORKSHOP

PINEAPPLE PAINT WORKSHOP

 FLORAL VASE - PAINT NIGHT OUT

FLORAL VASE - PAINT NIGHT OUT

 LITTLE HOOTS - PAINT NIGHT OUT

LITTLE HOOTS - PAINT NIGHT OUT

 WILDFLOWERS - PAINT NIGHT OUT

WILDFLOWERS - PAINT NIGHT OUT

 BIRCH TREES - PAINT NIGHT OUT

BIRCH TREES - PAINT NIGHT OUT

 WINTER PENGUIN - PAINT NIGHT OUT

WINTER PENGUIN - PAINT NIGHT OUT

 BEGINNERS PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP - LINO BLOCK 

BEGINNERS PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP - LINO BLOCK 

 MODERN WATERCOLOURS - INTERMEDIATE INTRO

MODERN WATERCOLOURS - INTERMEDIATE INTRO

 BARN YARD LANDSCAPE - DRAWING + PAINTING WORKSHOP

BARN YARD LANDSCAPE - DRAWING + PAINTING WORKSHOP

 PUMPKIN PATCH PAINT WORKSHOP

PUMPKIN PATCH PAINT WORKSHOP

 WATERCOLOUR CAT PAINTING

WATERCOLOUR CAT PAINTING

 CUSTOM ACRYLIC PAINTING PROJECT 

CUSTOM ACRYLIC PAINTING PROJECT 

"I'm so thankful you put this list together for us. It is really nice to have guidance on buying good supplies that won't break the bank to get started. I really enjoyed the workshop last night. It was great to be introduced to watercolours, but more than that it was wonderful to be in a room of lovely people and... painting is SO relaxing! It totally took my mind of work. Thanks for offering your continued help. I'll be sure to share a photo of a future painting!" - Sandra, April 2017


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"And since creativity is still the most effective way for me to access wonder, I choose it."

― Elizabeth GilbertBig Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

WORKSHOPS WITH DANIELLE FOLKERTS

“And while the paths and outcomes of creative living will vary wildly from person to person, I can guarantee you this: A creative life is an amplified life. It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life. Living in this manner – continually and stubbornly bringing forth the jewels that are hidden within you – is a fine art, in and of itself. Because creative living is where Big Magic will always abide” 

― Elizabeth GilbertBig Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Previous Workshops

 

May 23rd, 2018: Modern Watercolours at the Tett - Adult, Tett Centre for Creativty + Learning, Kingston, ON

May 12th, 2018: Starting a Creative Business - Work in Culture, Rideau Heights Community Centre, Kingston, ON

February 15th-April 26th, 2018: Thursdays, CRASH STUDIO - Teen Program, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, ON

April 25th, 2018: PiCATso Watercolour Workshop ROUND 2 - Adult, Southpaw Cat Cafe, Kingston, ON

April 14th, 2018: Private Paint Party: Little Hoots, Ottawa, ON

March 24th, 2018: Kid's Creativity Club - Family, Tett Centre for Creativity + Learning, Kingston, ON

March 8th, 2018: PiCATso Watercolour Workshop ROUND 1 - Adult, Southpaw Cat Cafe, Kingston, ON

February 19th, 2018: Family Day at the Tett, Tett Centre for Creativity + Learning, Kingston, ON

February 18th, 2018: Log Cabin Quilt Square Project - Family Day,  Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, ON

January 6, 2018: Kid's Creativity Club - Family, Tett Centre for Creativity + Learning, Kingston, ON

October 25, 2017: Modern Watercolours: Beginner's Workshop - Adult, The Kingston Collective, Kingston, ON

September 26, 2017: Pumpkin Patch Paint Workshop - Adult, The Kingston Collective, Kingston, ON

August 10, 2017: Modern Watercolours for Beginners - Adult, The Kingston Collective, Kingston, ON

July 19, 2017: Pineapple Paint Workshop - Adult, The Kingston Collective, Kingston,. ON

July 13, 2017: Modern Watercolours for Beginners - Adult, The Kingston Collective, Kingston, ON

July 4, 2017: Printmaking Demo - All ages, Mac Pherson House, Napanee, ON

June 23, 2017: Watercolour Jellyfish - Grade 8, The Tett Centre, Kingston, ON

June 21, 2017: Watercolour Jellyfish - Students, The Tett Centre, Kingston, ON

May 31, 2017: Modern Watercolours - Adult Beginners, The Kingston Collective, Kingston, ON

May 19, 2017: PA Day: My Bug Collection -  Ages 8-13, The Tett Centre, Kingston, ON

May 11, 2017: Little Hoots Painting Workshop - Adult, The Kingston Collective, Kingston, ON

May 2, 2017: Small Business for Creatives: Social Media 101 - with Jesse Whale @Closettcandyy, The Kingston Collective, Kingston, ON

April 10, 2017: Acrylic Floral Workshop - Elementary, Sydenham Public School, Kingston, ON

April 6, 2017: Modern Watercolours - Adult Beginners, The Kingston Collective, Kingston, ON

March 29, 2017: Small Business for Creatives: Websites + Blogs - with Tianna, The Kingston Collective, Kingston, ON

Feb 23, 2017: Small Business for Creatives: Branding Yourself, The Kingston Collective, Kingston, ON

Feb 14, 2017: Valentine's Paint Date - Kingston Landscape - Adult, The Kingston Collective, Kingston, ON

Feb 3, 2017: PA Day at the Tett: Watercolour Jellyfish - Ages 9-13, The Tett Centre, Kingston, ON

Dec 4, 2016: Art in the Atrium: Shoe-boxes for Shelters – All ages, 2pm-4pm, Fundraiser, The Grand Theatre, Kingston, ON

November 25, 2016: PA Day at the Tett: Winter Critters - Ages 9-13, The Tett Centre, Kingston, ON

October 28, 2016: PA Day at the Tett: Little Hoots - Ages 6-13, The Tett Centre, Kingston, ON http://www.tettcentre.org

August 9, 2016: Wine & Wildflower Paint Night Out! – Adult, Lacombe Memorial Centre, Lacombe, AB

July 14, 2016: Paint Night Out! Little Hoots with Danielle Folkerts – Adult, Lacombe Memorial Centre, Lacombe, AB

July 7, 2016: Paint Night Out! Little Hoots with Danielle Folkerts– Adult, Lacombe Memorial Centre, Lacombe, AB

May 24, 2016: Canvas & Cabernet 2 with Chateau Wine & Spirits – Alberta Landscape – Adult, Lacombe Memorial Centre, Lacombe, AB

April 27, 2016: Printmaking Workshop: Block Printing – Adult, To the Stars, Lacombe, AB

April 7, 2016: Canvas & Cabernet with Chateau Wine & Spirits – Floral – Adult, Lacombe Memorial Centre, Lacombe, AB

April 6, 2016: Paint Night Out! Floral – Adult/teen, To the Stars, Lacombe, AB

March 9, 2016: Watercolour Workshop – Adult, To the Stars, Lacombe, AB

March 2, 2016: Watercolour + Wine Workshop – Private Group, To the Stars, Lacombe, AB

March 1, 2016: Ladies Paint Night – Adult, Earthy Accents, Bentley, Alberta

February 17-19, 2016: Printmaking Workshop – Grade 7+8, Lacombe Christian School, Lacombe, AB

February 16, 2016: Acrylic Paint Night with the Lacombe Art Guild – Adult, Lacombe Memorial Centre, AB

February 10, 2016: Watercolour Wine + Cheese Night with Chateau Wine + Spirits 18+, To the Stars Occupational Therapy, AB

February 10, 2016: Watercolour Workshop: Tree Project – Grade 5, Lacombe Christian School, Lacombe, AB

February 8-9, 2016: Watercolour Workshop: Landscapes – Grade 4, Lacombe Christian School, Lacombe, AB

February 8-9, 2016: Acrylic Workshop – Grade 6, Lacombe Christian School, Lacombe, AB

January 23, 2016: Party Paint Night! – Adult – Private Group, Edmonton, AB

January 19, 2016: Watercolour Workshop with the Lacombe Art Guild – Adult, Lacombe Memorial Centre, AB

January 20, 2016: Acrylic Paint Night Out! – Adult, To the Stars, AB

January 13, 2016: Watercolour for Beginners – Adult, To the Stars, AB

November 4, 2015: Watercolour Workshop – Adult, To the Stars, AB

June 23, 2015: Watercolour Workshop – Kids, Private, Woodynook Church, AB

May 12, 2015: Watercolour for Beginners – Adult, To the Stars OT, AB

May 27, 2015: Watercolour for Beginners – Grade 10-12, To the Stars OT, AB

May 29, 2015: Watercolour for Beginners – Grade 4-6, To the Stars OT, AB

May 29, 2015: Watercolour for Beginners – Grade 7-9, To the Stars, OT, AB

April 21, 2015: Ceramics Chime Project, Grade 4, Lacombe Christian School, Lacombe, AB

February 17-19, 2015: Printmaking Relief Workshop, Grade 7-8, Lacombe Christian School, Lacombe, AB

February 19, 2015: Intro to Watercolour, Grade 6, Lacombe Christian School, Lacombe, AB

November 24, 2014: Intro to Printmaking: Relief Carving, Central Alberta Christian High School, Lacombe, AB

May 1, 2014: Mono Printing Demo Night, Kensington Art Supply, Calgary, AB

February 18-21, 2014: Printmaking Relief Workshop, Lacombe Christian School, Lacombe, AB

October 2013: “Mentor for a Day” Program,  Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB

February 2013: Printmaking Relief Workshop, Lacombe Christian School,  Lacombe AB

February 2012: Printmaking Relief Workshop, Lacombe Christian School,  Lacombe AB

February 2012: Introduction to Printmaking, Central Alberta Christian High School, Lacombe, AB

February 2011: Beginners Printmaking Workshop, Lacombe Christian School, Lacombe AB

February 2011: Introduction to Ceramics: Mask Project, Lacombe Christian School, Lacombe AB

 

“Making connects the hand, eye and brain in a very special way. It’s empowering for both maker and viewer. The act of making is optimistic; it’s an act of faith. People of all ages feel better for doing it… If we want a world full of creative, entrepreneurial thinkers, we need to enable and sustain making from a very young age. Not all of us will become sculptors or engineers or designers, but we will become more connected, rounded and creative people. So while making may sometimes seem inconvenient, we need to find the time, space and resources to make it happen.” Paula Briggs

 

 

*All images were taken by and are the property of Danielle Folkerts. Using them in any way without my permission is a strict violation of Copyright Law. All images + artwork may not be reproduced for any purpose without written consent from the artist, before and after purchase. Thank you.