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The Hunter and Gatherer in me has superseded the Artist and Instructor and Traveler in me!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: artist@artonlocation.ca
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



10 Weeks of Summer too long?

Ask any Mum, single, working, or stay at home Mum… they will all tell you that their children are bored after the first month of summer and missing their friends and school routine. Kids need to be scheduled into summer camps — costly after you have done a few or if you have more than one child.

IMG_5288So Back-to-School comes around and its the “Happiest Time of the Year”! For who? For everybody.

At Art-On-Location, we would like to welcome our new and returning students, including those moving up a class from our Little Kandinsky’s (5-10 yrs.) to our T/Ween PicARTso program. — so exciting! It is very encouraging to see such
enthusiasm and growth when a student returns for 5 or more years to practice and develop new skills.

So for the Fall Focus, we have, Figure Drawing, Extreme pastels and Stained Glass Painting! A little sketching, a little drawing and a little painting to round off a 13- week  fine art course to finish just before Christmas.

girls on desk looking at notebook
Little Kandinsky Fine Art  Program for 5- 10 year olds.

Looking forward to registering all Teen/Tween students on Monday or Wednesdays, September 24 & 26; Little Kandinsky’s, aged 5 – 10 years on Tuesdays starting September 25, and  Thursdays from  September 27 for Adults painting Made Simple Class.

person sketching a kitten
Teen/Tweens PicARTso Fine Art  Program


Summer Fine Art Camps, final week

Extremely proud of our students art and personal accomplishments! Thank you to our volunteers too! Instructors in training.

Art-On-Location with Dawn-Angela Seeley

Well, here we are, into the home stretch of our long busy days of Summer! At Art-On-Location we have taught classes in Tuscany on the annual Tuscan Getaway, and in schools and on-location at the Oakville Harbour, closer to home here in Canada. A wealth of knowledge, memories, artistic habits and friendships have been formed during the creative weeks of summer.

With Labour Day weekend and Back-to-School looming, some of us are still enjoying plein air painting classes at the Harbour and the Erchless Estate in Oakville this last week of August (while Mums are frantically checking to see what clothing still fits and who in the family needs a geometry set or and new backpack!). Watercolours, acrylics and pastels are on our minds!

Assisi-skyline IMG_0393 IMG_9512Learning to paint in Assisi, Anghiari, Tuscany. Art-On-Location with Dawn-Angela

As registration opens for our Fall Fine Art Courses which will take us Creatively…

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