Art on Location with Dawn-Angela Seeley

Arts and Academic Achievement in Kids

NEW Course : Art4Tots starts January 15, 2019, 10.30 to 11.30am.In recent years, school curriculums shifted heavily to core subjects, math, reading, writing. What about the arts? Creative activities are building blocks of child development and learning, to create and appreciate visual art is more important than ever as children grow up in an age heavily dependent on technology. Its time for balance.  

Developmental Benefits:

Motor Skills + Language Development Decision Making + Visual Learning + Inventiveness + Cultural Awareness = Improved Academic Performance: Studies show a correlation between art and other achievements. Studies have shown that young people who participate regularly in the arts (three hours a day on three days each week through one full year) are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, to participate in a math and science fair or to win an award for writing an essay or poem than children who do not participate.

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A Storm in Antique Teacups !

Donations from Sale of Paintings & 38 Candles in Antique Teacups.
November 18 was set for my annual HOME STUDIO SHOW, and I promised to donate 10% of profits the the Children of Promise Orphanage in Guyana. My daughter, Angelica was not going to be left out as she was born in Guyana and she pledged all proceeds from making scented candles in antique teacups.
Initially we sourced 7 teacups and glasses and lovingly filled them with Vanilla Bean scented wax. At the show, Angelica sold out in 1/2 an hour and continued to take up to 38 orders! God bless her efforts! She raised over $600 and also had a very kind donation from a gentleman who wrote a cheque for $500!
Please contact me if you would like an invitation for a private showing of watercolours, acrylics, oils and mixed media with sterling silver & 14 kt gold, before my Spring Studio Show in April:
Here are some of the paintings that sold and went to good homes! LOL.


Ensemble of Poppies

Title:Ensemble of Poppies. Location: Tuscany, Italy. Medium: Embellished giclee, acrylic on canvas. Artist: Dawn-Angela Seeley Size: 22 x 18″. Price: $295


Title: Biblioteca Bouganvillea. Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Medium: Oil on original black & white photograph. Artist: Dawn-Angela Seeley Size: 11 x 14″ Frame: Triple acid free mat with silver frame Price: $395

Lavender, Rosemary and Fig

Title: Lavender, Rosemary and Fig, Location: Tuscany, Italy. Medium: Oil on gallery canvas. Artist: Dawn-Angela Seeley Size: 12 x 12″ Price: $395

Poppie Painting-Step 2

Passionate for Poppies, acrylic on canvas.


Title: Possibly Poppies? Acrylic on canvas,                                                                                Dawn-Angela Seeley. Size: 8 x 16″. $350.

I am Hunting and Gathering!

The Hunter and Gatherer in me has superseded the Artist and Instructor and Traveler in me! Much to my chagrin! With the date (and associated deadlines) of November 11 set for my annual HOME STUDIO SHOW, I am tracking down, selecting and tweeking (not to be confused with tweeting or twerking) all my art work.
As you know I love to travel and paint on-location on our annual Art-On-Location Getaways (especially my favourite – Toscana)! At my Home Studio Show this year I will have quite a variety of art. There will be watercolours, fluid acrylics, oils, a series of mixed media gildings with 22 karat gold & sterling silver, and hand painted photographs.  My subject matter is diverse too: shoes, flowers, still life, landscapes and architecture are the Spice of My Life!
I will be donating 10 % of sale proceeds to the Children of Promise Orphanage in Guyana. So please consider doing your Christmas shopping here. I will also have series of Art Cards and Prints and my daughter is making candles! Competition is good!?
Please contact me if you would like an invitation:
Here is a slideshow of a few samples of some of the paintings available. I hope one will bring you pleasure:

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We Teach Courses in Your School

Today students from the MacLaghlan College, MAC ART CLUB experimented in graphite shading techniques in their 10 week multi medium course. The class is for 5-11 year olds.
Tomorrow we will be at the John Knox Christian School for our after school 13 week Wednesday course for 10 to Teens. You can book us for a course at YOUR SCHOOL or

-for Special Occassion Workshops,

-Teacher Training or

-Team Building Events.

Fall Vine with Berries:



Falling in Love with Fall Fine Art

Probably my favourite season! Our Fine Art programs are off to an exciting start with after school courses for children (Little Kandinsky’s Program), Teens (PicARTso program), and adults Painting Made Simple on Thursday mornings and Thursday nights. See our Lessons page for details if you would like to join.

Our 13 week focus this Fall for Children & Teens is on Landscapes, Florals & Architecture:

    Drawing:  in graphite, conte and charcoal

    Extreme Soft Pastels, incorporating the colours of Autumn, and

    Stained Glass Painting: Leading and flooding on glass

Changing of the Guard

Our 6 week Painting Made Simple courses (start October and November) for Adults  focus on water based media of choice:


    Acrylics: Heavy body or fluid

    Water based oil



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