Mixed media painting workshops with Jeanne Krabbendam

Jeanne, Middle Beach

Jeanne offers gift certificates for art or art classes in any amount.

You have never painted before, but you still have the wish to try it? You had your last art experience in high school and you are thinking of picking it up again? You've been painting for years and you feel the necessity to bring your work to another level? Sign up for one of Jeanne's art courses! Jeanne also instructs at Emily Carr University in Vancouver. Her course "The Built Surface" runs four to six times a year with Level 1 and Level 2 series of weekly classes open to the public. See below for more information and registration.

Here is a general overview of what will be taught in her classes:

You will get instruction, techniques and tips on how to 'translate' your ideas into a piece of mixed media art. These workshops and courses include information and lots of hands on exercises in painting with acrylics, colour, composition and texture. Jeanne will introduce you to the use of:

  • Spackle
  • Different gels and mediums
  • Transfers
  • Monotypes / printing techniques
  • Lifting techniques
  • Collage
  • Cheese cloth and other fabrics
  • Tissue paper, news paper, magazine paper
  • Washes and Glazes
  • Antiquing techniques
  • Faux encaustics
  • Oil sticks
  • Inks

  • Listen to students talk about courses with Jeanne.

A notes about my Studio, Salt Water Studio, on Granville Island, and Emily Care Univeristy, which is moving from Granville Island and start their Fall 2017 Programs at their new location on Great Northern Way. With this move, Emily Carr is changing their course offerings. The courses that Jeanne previously provided through Emily Carr will not be be provided in their venue.

Jeanne will be able to provide the content of those courses through private and semi-provate classes at her Studio on Granville Island. Just send Jeanne an e-mail and she will be able to get back with information on options for days and times. Jeanne can also arrange to come to specific locations to provide workshop. Just send her an e-mail.



Elements of Composition

This two day composition course touches on the way an artwork gets put together. The choices that the artist has in placing shapes, lines and colour in their art work. We will speak about the difference in horizontal, vertical and oblique art pieces, explain the 'Golden Edge' and how to lead the viewer's eye into your art work. Working on an abstract landscape piece, the participants will come home with a piece of art of their own compositional choices. A great base for anybody who paints or draws! A worry free course: I will bring all your supplies!

March 14th and March 21st, 2019
2 Thursday afternoons, 12.30 - 3.30 PM

$ 90+tax -    All use of tools and materials included!
For information and registration on line : or phone: 604 718 8222
Registration Code: 199812


Exciting Collages

An intensive workshop in which participants learn to build a collage with different materials and tools while keeping the 'glow' in their art work. This workshop is for everyone who wants to learn about the steps in the collage process. Jeanne will guide the participants through hands-on and technical advice in making an exciting piece of art in three afternoons!

We will work with:
acrylics / liquid acrylics
gels and mediums,
collage material such as magazines, photographs, artefacts
stamping, stencilling
glazing, lifting
and more

April 4th and April 11th, 2019
2 Thursday afternoons, 12:30 -4:30 pm

$120 + GST.
This course will be offered by both Jeanne Krabbendam and Sandra Bowen.

Registration and information Coal Harbour Community Centre - refer to workshop 212504:
W: / P: 604 718 8222

Weekend Festival of Tools

Saturday April 27th, 12:00 - 5:00 pm; and Sunday April 28th, 1:30 - 5:00 pm
This is a weekend course with artists Sandra Bowen and Jeanne Krabbendam.

Of course you can paint with a brush, but don't let that withhold you from trying other tools. This weekend we will be exploring a range of different tools and techniques to create an interesting texture and great designs. The base of our work will be acrylics.

Come prepared for an extra fun weekend of experimentation and creation. Bring cover-up and yourself. The rest will be waiting for you in the Art Room!

$150 + GST all materials and use of tools included in course fee. Course: 212539

For information and registration on line : or phone: 604 718 8222


The Power of Colour

Come and explore the power of colour in this short workshop which will introduce you to colour temperature, value, transparency, colour mixing and using colour in a painting 2 X 3 hrs. We will work in this course with acrylic paint. Participants come home with a basic knowledge of colour and what they can achieve by using colour in their art work. Every participant will receive a colour wheel A fun and great course for anybody who paints in any medium!

A worry free course: I will bring all your supplies!

May 2nd and May 9th
2 Thursdays afternoons, 12.30 - 3.30 PM

$ 120+tax -    All use of tools and materials included!
For information and registration on line : or phone: 604 718 8222
Registration Code: 212537

Off the Wall!

Saturday May 11, 10.00 AM - 4.30 PM
a mixed media painting workshop with Jeanne Krabbendam

What better present for your mom than giving her a day of mixed media painting?

Make Mothers Day this year special and join us at Maplewood House for a workshop in mixed media painting techniques. From paints to plaster, from image transfers to stencilling, from collage to embossing....

In one day you will be offered a large range of techniques and will come home with a cool piece of mixed media art!

This course is for anybody: people who have never touched a brush, or those who have and want to incorporate mixed media in their art work, mothers, sons, daughters and anybody in between, bring a canvas or cradled wood panel, your painting tools and off we go!

Basic material list will be sent with registration; specific mixed media materials will be provided by instructor

Address: Maplewood House,  399 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver, V7H 1S6

$ 148  info and registration at:


Fantastic Acrylics - an Abstract painting course

Three Thurs afternoons playing with acrylic paints and learning how to start, create exciting layers and finish a piece of abstract art. You will be introduced to ways of creating a design for your piece, textures, dry brushing, lifting and glazing.

Come an join us for a three-week course in the most beautiful art room in Vancouver, right at Coal Harbour, with views of the water, Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains!
A worry free course: I will bring all your supplies!

May 30th, June 6th and June 13th
3 Thursday afternoons, 12:30 - 4:30 pm

$165+tax -    All use of tools and materials included!
For information and registration on line : or phone: 604 718 8222
Registration Code: 199810

The Acrylic Adventure

Saturday June 1, 2019, 9.00 - 6.00 PM
at The KUBE gallery in Gibsons (Sunshine Coast)

A full Saturday of playing with acrylic paints and learning how to start, create exciting layers and finish a piece of abstract art.

You will be introduced to ways of creating a design for your piece, adding textures, plus techniques like scumbling, lifting and glazing. Jeanne will introduce you to Heavy body Acrylics, Liquid Acrylics, Acrylic Inks and Acrylic mediums of all kinds.
Come an join us for a fun-filled, hands-on day of painting experience!

(1-hour lunch break)
$155+tax -   Basic material list will be sent when registered.
To register: come to The KUBE or email:
Register early; Space is limited!

The Kube, 104-875 Gibsons Way, Gibsons, BC


Cabo - Off the Wall - April 2018

Open Studio Layering Techniques

This open studio course will allow you to create your own work in mixed media layering techniques while being supported and coached by a mixed media art instructor. Students will further develop their painting techniques and the opportunity to use of new and different materials and tools. Through discussion, critiques and individual guidance, you will be challenged to develop your style and grow in your art practice.

Connect with Jeanne for the next series of Open Studio times at the Salt Water Studio on Granville Island.
email: / phone: 604 434 1367

Jeanne comes to you!

Did you know that when you organize a group of artists, Jeanne is willing to travel to you to conduct a workshop in your own town?

Planning of these kinds of workshops and courses is simple, just email Jeanne at, or connect per phone: 604 434 1367 and together you can get your workshop going!

Private Classes and Mentor Hours

By appointment, $80 per hour ($60 sharing with a second person, $50 sharing with three).

Give art a first try or learn new skills in the privacy of Jeanne's studio. From acrylics to photo transfers, collage, antiquing or alteration techniques, you can get private lessons in any water medium or mixed and experimental technique. Trying new techniques for the very first time? Preparing for an art show or art school? In need of feedback on your work? Anything is possible, just arrange a date and time with Jeanne. Use of tools and materials included.

For more information on all these workshops please call or email: 604 434 1367 /

Painting Party!

Jeanne presented a workshop in which participants all painted a small canvas as part of a larger picture.

Over the course of a few hours during the party 24 people were involved; they created together this multi-paneled piece.

Would you like Jeanne to be involved in something like this at your place? Call or email her and she will arrange the activity with you! Call 604.434.1367 or e-mail:

Jeanne Krabbendam - A Panel
Panel Workshop
Panel Workshop
Jeanne Krabbendam - Finished Panel



Jeanne Krabbendam


Jeanne enjoys to receive comments on her art or her web site. Please send her an e-mail.



Jeanne accepts payments by VISA or Mastercard for her art, or any of the Workshops. Just contact Jeanne.


Some comments from participants in Jeanne’s workshops:

“Inspiring information in a safe environment for creation!”

“Amazing workshop! Thank you for the great experience. My first time painting since high school (many decades ago).”


“My intention was to just let the creative spirit take over – thank you for encouraging me to play and play some more! A wonderful, stimulating workshop!”

“I am not a very ‘artsy’ person, but the ideas you give us make me feel ‘artsy’. You are very inspirational and not just in the way you explain things! You’ve inspired me to continue painting and explore new techniques.”

“I’ve learned so much and actually created something cool that I am proud of (pretty good for someone who can only draw stick people! All the info is clear and your input was very constructive and easy to follow!”

Jeanne Krabbendam - Artist

“Best workshop I have attended ever! The teacher was attentive and fun to be with - Very perceptive! I had a great time!"

“I haven’t had an art course since University, so this was very inspirational. I was impressed with the level of the instructors’ teaching.”

“It was such a fun and informative weekend: food for the soul. Loved it!” “This was the best class I have ever taken and it’s because of a combination of factors: the beautiful location, the positive attitude and high level of commitment of all participants, the materials available, the wonderful enthusiastic, warm, talented instructor, to name a few, Thank you!”


“I’ve been waiting for this course for 6 years!”

“Can’t wait to redo some of my work. You have inspired and supported us to try all these great techniques.”



Flores Island Workshop

Flores Island Workshop

By the water - Flores Island

By the water, Flores Island Workshop

Flores Island Workshop

Flores Island Workshop

Flores Island

Flores Island

Youngest member of Jeanne's workshop

Youngest member of Jeanne's workshop

Student work from workshops

Student work from workshops

Red Deer College

Teaching at Red Deer College, "Art with a Story"

Jeanne at the Salt Water Studio

Jeanne at the Salt Water Studio

Red Deer College

Red Deer College

Painting in the Garden

Painting in the Garden