Open Studio, Classes, Workshops


FASM offers a wide variety of art classes and workshops throughout the year.

Most notable of these is the FASM Youth Visual Arts Mentoring Program, the artwork from which is now on display at the FASM at the Mall Gallery.

FASM Gallery Open Studio


Monday Art Journaling Drop-In

with Tina Clancy

“Simply put, Art Journaling is a visual diary–it’s record-keeping combined with creativity! It’s a place to record your thoughts, memories, and emotions through images, art and words. The number one rule about Art Journaling is that…there are NO rules.” []

While art journaling can always provide an outlet for free-form creativity and self-expression, for many established artists it can mean even more: a systematic way to generate and catalogue images for a series of paintings, a format to practice and keep up drawing skills, a place to log illustrations needed for a specific project, a place to sample different paints and other mediums, and yes, a place to break free and just play and try new things.

Join me on Mondays from 1 to 3 in the Creative Corner of the FASM Gallery and let’s journal together.  Bring your own materials (sketchbook, scrapbook, pencils, pens, etc.) and I’ll bring the cookies.


Tuesday Alcohol Inks Drop-In Sessions

with Ursula McDermid

Started an alcohol inks project and didn’t have a chance to finish?  Looking to paint more tiles for hostess gifts?  Join Ursula in the Creative Corner of the FASM Gallery for more fun with Alcohol Inks!

When:  Tuesdays

Time: 1 pm to 3 pm

Cost: $20 per session, unlimited use of alcohol inks and other supplies

Note!  No sessions on the following Tuesdays:  July 30 or August 6, 2019.


Wednesday “Life Drawing and Still Life”

with Cheryl Norton

When:  Every Wednesday

Time: 10 am until noon

The Life Drawing models will be clothed because of the public access and viewing in the Milton Mall.  Sessions are free for Still Life sessions, when there is no model available. Artists will be asked to help pay for the model’s fees –  $10 per person – or, to keep costs down, ask each other to take turns posing.

FASM members and non-members are welcome to attend.  Coffee provided.

NOTE:  If you or anyone you know would like to model (sit for a couple hours), please contact us at


Thursday Pastels

with Sheila Mitchell

Is pastel your thing? Or have you ever wanted to work with it but don’t want to take lessons? We now have a Thursday afternoon Drop-In – come in and meet other pastellists who are happy to share their experience. 

Or, do you like to draw in coloured pencils? If so you are welcome to come and draw with any style of pencils. One of our members uses coloured pencils to draw animals, eg, rabbits with personality!

FASM at the Mall is the location!  Time is 1:00 to 4pm

No charge!  Contact  for more info and possible car pooling.



Stay tuned for more classes resuming in the Fall.



NOTE:  “Watercolour Landscapes,” a full-day workshop with Shelley Prior, took place on Friday March 29th at the FASM at the Mall Gallery

Click here for photos and a summary of the day



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