About our Art Workshops

Wakefield Quebec

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Workshops & Classes with Live Music 

Create your own one-of-a-kind work of art!

Want to paint or collage? How about making your own wrapping paper or flower pot?

16 fun and creative workshops led by Artist Stella Pagani, accompanied by Mathew Falvai’s live music!

Conveniently located at our Studio, or on-location at your home/office!

Workshops

(click class for description)

NEWS! We have just moved to Wakefield Quebec and we are working on new exciting workshops for the fall 2017 season! keep your eyes on the website or email us at

-> thepaintedphotograph@gmail.com to be part of our mailing list!


 *NEW* Mixed Media Watercolour – Free work class

 *NEW* Watercolor Flowers – Step by Step class

Traditional Collage – Free work class

*NEW* The Painted Photograph– Step by Step class

The Painted Photograph Family Portrait– Free work class

The Art of Mixed Media (3 part class)

 Wrapping-Paper Making – Free work class

Flower Pot Painting – Free work class

 Mason Jar Meals – Step by step class

*NEW* Not So Traditional Mobile Making – Free work class

 The Special Occasion Book (group scrapbooking) – Free work class

 Ladies & Lads Nite (18+) – Free work class

 Tassel Time (18+) – Step by step class

 HeadPiece Making – Free work class

 Mask Making – Free work class

 Mask Making from Scratch – (2 part class) Step by step class

Book now! Email or call/text 416 629 6504

Our events are Perfect for

An afternoon with friends

Ladies night

Singles gathering

Birthday party

Anniversary party

Going-away party

Baby shower

Bridal shower

Holiday events

Get togethers

Corporate functions

Team building

And many more!


Our Reccomendations for:

Special Occasions for the ladies!

Baby showers! Bridal showers! Birthdays! Going-away parties! And everything in between!

The Special Occasion Book (group scrapbooking) – Free work class

The Painted Photograph Family Portrait – Free work class

Wrapping Paper Making – Free work class

Ladies & Lads Nite (18+) – Free work class

Tassel Time (18+) – Step by step class

Head Piece Making – Free work class

Bachelorette party (see Ladies & Lads Night & Tassel Time for a sexy event)


The kiddies! age 6 and above

 Head Piece Making – Free work class

Mask Making – Free work class

Mask Making from Scratch – (2 part class) Step by step class

Mobile Making – Free work class

The Special Occasion Book (group scrapbooking) – Free work class

Wrapping Paper Making – Free work class

Terrarium Making – Free work Class

Flower Pot Painting– Free work class

Traditional Collage– Free work class

Book now! Email or call/text 416 629 6504

Cant wait to see you!

Stella & Mathew


Detailed description of all Workshops 

Watercolour Flowers 

A traditional watercolour step by step painting class. Come learn the basics of watercolour painting in 2 short hours and leave with your very own one of a kind flower painting. A great beginners class. All supplies included. This class will be accompanied by live music by Mathew Falvai.

Mixed-media watercolour 

We are doing things a little different today!

In our 2-hour mixed-media watercolour class, we are incorporating stamps, watercolour paint, watercolour pencil crayons, pastels, acrylic paint, AND collage all into one work of art! This class is amazing and really different. Great for beginners, children, and experienced artists! We are encouraging you to let loose, enjoy your time, and make something truly different!This class will be accompanied by live music by Mathew Falvai.

Traditional Collage   

A fun 2-hour collaging class. Guests learn how to incorporate different paper textures, photographs, magazine clippings and fonts together to make standalone images. This class is a great way to learn to use everyday material at home to make cool new artwork. All guests are encouraged to bring any personal mementos that they would like to use as well as photographs however there will be lots of supplies available at the class as well. This class will be accompanied by live music by Mathew Falvai.

The Painted Photograph Family Portrait 

*Stella’s Signature Class

for an extra $10 we scan & print your photos.

In this 3 hour class, guests learn how to combine treasured photographic imagery, and collage with paint to make a cohesive 18 x 30 inch work of art. Each guest is asked to bring 3 photographs with them, colour or B&W, between the sizes of 4×6 – 8×10, printed off before the class. NOTE (if you do not have a printer you may bring hard copies and for $10.00 we can scan and print off 3 B&W 8×10 photographs).  In the beginning of the class you will combine and collage the photographs you have brought to tell your desired story or memory. You will then learn how to adhere the images. After a short break, the guests will learn how to embellish and blend their photographs with paint/crayons/pastels/embroidery and more to leave with a finished unique work of art, based around family, friends, or your pets.  This class will be accompanied by live music by Mathew Falvai.

The Painted Photograph*Stella’s Signature Class!

In this 2.5 hour step by step class, guests learn how to combine black & white photographic imagery and collage with paint to make a cohesive 18 x 30 inch work of art. Each group will chose a theme-> Themes ->Urban Toronto ->CN Tower->Boat on the water ->Surfer Beach – A Diptych painting In the beginning of the class, guests will combine and collage the photographs that are related to their chosen theme. Each guest will then learn how to adhere their images to the art paper. After a short break the guests will learn how to embellish and blend the photographs with paint/crayons/pastels and more to leave with a wonderful finished and unique work of art ready to hang in your home. This class will be accompanied by live music by Mathew Falvai.

The Special Occasion book 

This class is geared toward special-occasion events such as a bridal shower, baby shower, birthday, or going away party. In this 2-hour class all the guests will make a single page of a book (similar to a scrapbook page) that will go into a larger book for the guest of honor at the end of the class. All guests are encouraged to bring any personal mementos that they would like to use as well as photographs however there will be lots of supplies available at the class as well. This class will be accompanied by live music by Mathew Falvai.

Ladies & Lads Night

This class is for the ladies and lads over 18. We offer a sexy art class using X-rated imagery from magazines and newspapers to create your fantasy scenario in a one-of-a-kind work of art combining collage and paint.  All guests are encouraged to bring any personal mementos that they would like to use as well as photographs, and there are always lots of supplies available at the class as well.  This class will be accompanied by live, seductive music by Mathew Falvai.

Tassel Time 

This is a class for the ladies and gents over 18. This is a 2-hour sexy art class about making nipple tassels! In this step by step workshop each guest will leave with 2 handmade nipple tassels with all the personal taste and style of its maker.  All guests are encouraged to bring any personal mementos that they would like to use as well as photographs, and there are always lots of supplies available at the class as well.  This class will be accompanied by live, seductive music by Mathew Falvai.

Wrapping Paper Making 

In this 2 hour class guests learn how to make homemade Wrapping paper by using these stamps & stencils from scratch using household and affordable store-bought materials. This class is light easy and FUN! Plus everyone needs wrapping paper at some point. This class will be accompanied by live music by Mathew Falvai.

Mask Making

In this 2-hour class, guests paint and embellish pre-made facial masks using paint, collage, flowers, beads, and more.  All guests are encouraged to bring any personal mementos that they would like to use when making their mask such as fabric, special papers, photographs, beads, etc, and there are always lots of supplies available at the class as well.  This class will be accompanied by live music by Mathew Falvai.

Mask Making from Scratch – Two-Part Class

Learn how to make a paper-maché mask from scratch! This is a messy but fun class.  In the first 2-hour class guests prep the paper-maché and make a mould of their face. Note this is sometimes a messy deed so please wear something you don’t mind getting dirty.  In the second 2-hour class guests paint and embellish their very own personal mask. Using paint, collage, flowers, beads, and more to bring you one step closer to their very own carnival!  All guests are encouraged to bring any personal mementos that they would like to use when making their mask such as fabric, special papers, photographs, beads etc, and of course there will be lots of supplies available at the class as well.  This class will be accompanied by live music by Mathew Falvai.

Please note -All guests will have to adhere vaseline to the facial skin so please be mindful if you have any sensitivities or allergies. If this is the case please contact us and we can work out other arrangements)

Headpiece Making – 

Clips, Headbands, Crowns, Mini-Hats! It’s your head, what do you want to put on it? In this 2-hour self-directed class, you are able to let your creativity shine and make something special to place above your pretty face. Guests are directed in the basics of embellishing headpieces but are given the freedom to create openly. All guests are encouraged to bring any personal mementos that they would like to use when making their mask.  Fabric, sequins, beads, etc are all welcome, and there will also be lots of supplies available at the class.  This class will be accompanied by playful live music by Mathew Falvai.

The Mixed-Media Class – (3 part class)

This is a 3 class workshop. In this workshop guests learn a wide variety of skills and leave with a true mixed-media work of art. Guests will learn how to combine collage, paint-stamps, embroidery, and found material into one artwork.  All guests are encouraged to bring any personal mementos that they would like to use as well as photographs, and there will be lots of supplies available at the class as well.  This class will be accompanied by live music by Mathew Falvai.

Flower Pot Painting & Planting 

With fall in the air there’s no reason to say goodbye to your plants! We are just going to bring them inside and enjoy them in all of their glory. When it’s cold and dreary outside there is nothing that will brighten your day more then seeing the bright colours of nature’s plants. So now is the time for you to make their pots just as special as the life inside of them!

In our 2-hour Flower Pot Painting & Planting workshop each guest will get the chance to dress up and fill 2 mid-size terracotta flower pots. We will use paint, beads, fabric, glue, varnish and much more.

In this free-work workshop, guests have the chance to really dress up their pots and let their personality shine while Stella assists you in starting your very own indoor garden.Each guest will leave with:

  • 2 custom flower pots (4 in total)
  • 1 plant for each pot (4 in total)
  • a customized gift bag to carry them in

Bouquets of flowers are a beautiful gesture but potted plants are live and grow with your love. Our work shop creates a funny story and a wonderful memory.Mathew Falvai will accompany this class with live music.

Mason Jar Meals 

This workshop was inspired by a dear friend of mines love for crock pot cooking. She loved the idea of making healthy home cooked food but didn’t know where to start when seasoning the the soups and stews. So this year for her birthday I made her custom jars with each meals seasoning pre made. Now all she has to do after putting her vegetables in her crock pot is put in 2 Tb of her pre made seasoning.

In this 2 hour workshop we are going to take that theie  to the next level. Each guest will make one small mason jar of seasoning and one large jar of dried ingredients to accompany it. Each guest then had the chance to make their jars gift ready with a custom recipe tag and lable. Now you have everything to make the perfect warm winter soup or stew at your fingertips. This class will be accompanied by live music by Mathew Falvai.

Mobile Making – 

What is a mobile? I like to call it a hanging work of art!

This is a wonderful workshop where everyone is encouraged to work together and challenge themselves to make a piece of hanging art.  In this 2-hour class each person will work to make one unique hanging work of art. They can be hung inside, outside, or the traditional spot above the cradle!  

By combining all sorts of materials such as: String, beads, feathers, crystal, paint, branches, wood, metal, and a variety of found objects, guests will create their very own hanging work of art with Stella’s guidance and encouragement

This is a free-work class. Stella will work with everyone when arriving to determine what kind of mobile they would like to make and where they plan to hang it. Is it for an adult’s living room?, a child’s playroom? Is it a gift? Are you drawn to an organic neutral tone or a more colorful concept? The possibilities are as vast as your personality and can fit a variety of occasions.

Once the concept is decided on, the guests are guided through hanging and assembling techniques as well as selecting from a wide variety of materials. We encourage and build off of each other’s ideas to make the ultimate piece.

Guests will leave with one hanging work of art. Mathew Falvai will accompany this class with live music.

Decorative Bowls – (2 part class)

In this 2 part class guests will make their very own paper mache bowls from scratch! We bring back the joy of childhood with this fun, messy and hands-on class. Definitely one of my favorites! In the first 2 hour class everyone will cover 3 balloons with hand made paper mache and leave it to dry. In the second class each guest will have the chance to paint their bowl to make it truly unique. This is such a fun workshop; you have the chance to get messy and then not have to deal with any of the clean up

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Acsending- 4ft x 6 ft Mixed Media on wood panel – Stella Pagani

View more of Stella’s work

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