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.



'Still Life in an afternoon'

Saturday, April 4th, 1pm – 5pm

Instructor: Gaetanne Lavoie


Learn the basic techniques of Alla Prima painting in oil and complete a vibrant 12″x12″ floral canvas in an afternoon! Geatanne will discuss everything from setting up your palette to mediums, paint and colour mixing and of course application.  (You will also learn the importance of colour pattern and light/shadow shape when studying a still life composition.)  All materials included.

Drawing workshop

'Head, Hands & Feet'

3 weeks: Wednesday April 15,22,29 6pm-9pm

Instructor:  Gaetanne Lavoie



Heads, hands and feet have often been thought of as the most challenging parts the figure to draw. This workshop condenses the necessary information and techniques so that you will leave equipped to render these challenging forms beautifully and with anatomical accuracy. Charcoal on paper. All supplies included. 


Saturday, April 18th, 1pm – 5pm

Instructor: Linda Norton

Explore the enchanting possibilities and spontaneous effects of watercolour as Linda leads you through a step by step building process to design and create your own multi-layered cosmic creature. All supplies and a 10″x10″ shadow box frame included. Suitable for all levels.

oil painting workshop

'Chasing the Light'

Saturday May 2, 1pm-5pm

Instructor:  Michelle Reid


Learn techniques to capture the light of the forest with Kingston ON artist Michelle Reid. Michelle will discuss the fundamentals of composition, colour theory and properties of the materials. 12×16 oil painting, all supplies 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.