Art Workshops & Classes


Start creating in the Haliburton Highlands

Re-fuel your creative juices at art workshops & classes, and live-demonstrations by talented makers working with paint, metal, glass, clay, fibre, cardboard, and even music and theater.

Get up close and personal with the minds that drive the Haliburton Highlands arts industry.  A number of artisans offer workshops & classes to visitors throughout the year, sharing their knowledge, love and passion for the visual arts with guests.


Experience the Arts

Fleming – Haliburton School of Art + Design – Village of Haliburton

Known for providing unique and flexible programs taught by professionals who have shaped art, craft, design, music, media and heritage studies in Canada. No other college offers students this breadth of creative programming.

Whether you’re interested in completing a diploma, learning a new skill, or looking for art workshops & classes your family will enjoy, they have the program for you including week-long and weekend courses.  Check out their upcoming courses.

Yours Outdoors – Throughout the Haliburton Highlands

Unique learning vacations and outdoor adventures that explore the rich natural and cultural heritage of Haliburton County. Yours Outdoors packages are original, engaging, enlightening, and will connect you with communities and the great outdoors.

Try one of their Glass Blowing or Pottery experiences. They also offer “Plein Air Painting” with local artist Harvey Walker as one of they many cultural and creative giving’s.

Sourcing Local Artistic Centers…

Below are some of Haliburton Highlands studios & cultural centers where you can find art workshops & classes, and artist talks that will help feed your creative yearnings.  You may also want to visit some of our local galleries & museums.

How(e) Creative

Tiffany Howe is a multidisciplinary artist who creates mixed media paintings, sculptures, earrings and installation art using recycled materials, found objects, design skills and tech wizardry…

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Blackbird Pottery

April Gates, with a background in image making and a concern for function, Blackbird Pottery was born! She is largely influenced by landscape, all things vintage, nostalgia, and prose…

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Ivy Cottage Fusion Arts

Joyce Pruyser – Emmink shares her passion for the arts, transforming her extensive knowledge and skills into fused glass work and mixed media art quilts.

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the hot shop – artech studios

Interested in glassblowing? Sign up for one of our workshops and experience first-hand this molten and magical craft. We offer half-day, full-day and weekend workshops…

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Deep Roots Adventure

Join local artist Gary Blundell of Hotspur studios for a paddle up the York River in a kayak, to a beautiful section full of tumbledown, moss covered boulders, crevasses, beautiful flora and fauna and waterfalls!…

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Selbie art studio

Jane Selbie’s work is created from many pieces of fabric, beginning with a heavy cotton “canvas.” Layers of fabric establish the image, build the subject, and form subtleties, shading and detail…

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Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre

The gateway to craft and art from the Haliburton region. They will introduce you to the rich and varied cultural landscape of Ontario’s Highlands with demonstrations, artist talks & workshops…

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White Pine studio

Gord Jones has always been an artist. After experiencing many different mediums such as oils, pastels, acrylics, even egg tempera he returned to his greatest love, transparent watercolour…

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Earth & Fire Pottery

Come and explore your creativity at our PLAY WITH CLAY workshops! Everyone is successful and you come away with many pots. Spend a day with Debbie and Grahame (aka The Hairy Potter) playing with clay…

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Below are some great pictures of the #myhaliburtonhighlands that might inspire you.

More about the Arts…

The Arts Council – Haliburton Highlands

They strive to provide a strong voice for the arts in Haliburton County; serve as a catalyst for community economic development through the arts; & contribute to the vibrancy of the arts and community life.

Look on their website to find listings for studios, events, artists, performing arts and support bussinesses.

Haliburton Art & Craft Festival

July 22,23,24 in Head Lake Park, hosted by the Rails End Gallery. It’s a well curated art fair that’s been a highlight of summer in the Haliburton Highlands for over 55 years…

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Tour de Forest

A summer studio tour that takes place on the August long weekend. It is a road trip, an experience and an opportunity…

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The Studio tour

The first two weekends of October. Thirty participating studios with a vast variety of original paintings, pottery, jewelry, textile art, sculpture, metal work, glass blowing, glass fusing, figural art…

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Highlands summer Festival

Community theatre company, producing live dramatic and musical productions utilizing the facilities of the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion and other venues. …

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Producing contemporary plays and musicals outside of the classic cannon that both entertain and challenge their audience….

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Highlands Opera Studio

A professional performing arts mentoring program for emerging professional operatic artists with live performances….

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