OBO studios

our beautiful obsession

Our Story

OBO studios is a creative sanctuary where we are obsessed with the beautiful joy of creating. Emily and Tracy, along with their collected tribe of creative guides, would love nothing more than to empower you to say “yes” to your creative potential.


Mixed Media

All Things Washi
'Elegant Surfaces'

Saturday October 19th, 1pm – 5pm

Instructor:  Sharlena Wood

Fall in love with the creative process, developing a free and playful mindset while drawing as you experiment with pencil, ink, and soft pastels on beautiful washi, Japanese hand made paper. Delight in graceful lines, delicate surfaces, and capturing the spirit of nature in a relaxing, healing environment. Materials included. All skill levels welcome.

mixed media

All Things Washi
'Magical landscapes'

Sunday, October 20th, 10am – 5pm

Instructor: Sharlena Wood

This fun-filled workshop explores acrylic painting combined with washi, and how they work together to create beautiful results. Explore a variety of fine Japanese papers, using the patterns and textures collaged within a whimsical landscape composition on a wooden birch panel, taking mixed media painting to new heights of imagination! Materials included. All skill levels welcome. 

Painting Workshop


Saturday November 2,  1pm – 4pm

Instructor:  Krista Kankula

Overcome perfection and ignite your creative spark with Krista Kankula, ‘Revel in the Mess’ This workshop is all about reminding you of your creative potential and letting go of the pressure to make something “perfect”. You’ll leave with 3 pieces of your very own abstract art and the resources and tools to bring more creativity into your life!   Materials included. Absolutley no painting experience required!

linoleum block printing

*holiday Edition*

Sunday, November 10th, 10am – 4pm

Instructor: Emily MacLeod & Tracy-Lynn Chisholm


Create charming hand carved images that can be used to print your own cards, gift tags, decorations, gift wrap… the possibilities are endless.   Materials included.  All skill levels welcome. 

acrylic painting

'pet Portraits'

Saturday December 7,  1pm – 5pm

Instructors:  Emily MacLeod and Tracy-Lynn Chisholm

Create a one of a kind GIFT for the ‘pet lover’ on your list!

Love comes in all different shapes & sizes & there’s nothing more special than the bond between you and your pet!  Capture YOUR beloved critter in this wildly colourful afternoon of acrylic painting 20×20 canvas.  Materials included.  Suitable for all levels.


We Believe You Can

private Group Bookings

Interested in hosting a private group workshop at OBO studios? We’d love to have you! Please tell us more about your event and we’ll get in touch to discuss further. 

Our Cancellation Policy

If a participant chooses to cancel their confirmed registration or cannot or does not attend the workshop the following refunds will apply:

1. The registered participant may invite another person to substitute their place in the workshop at any time for no charge.

2. If notice is received 14 days before the scheduled workshop date a 50% refund will be offered.

3. If notice is received less than 14 days before the scheduled workshop date no refund will be offered.

4. Please note, these classes are for adults and mature teens. 

*In the unlikely event that the workshop is cancelled all confirmed participants will be notified and receive a full refund.