Resource Directory

Here you will find helpful websites, educational videos, and other useful links, all recommended by our members. If you have a link that you would like to share with the group please email us at

  • Water colour – Joanne Thomson is a water colourist from Victoria and has instructed workshops for CAG that have been very well received, and she now has a teaching  Youtube channel for subscribers.  There is a cost to subscribe but it does offer all of her teaching videos, two of which deal with painting glass.  The cost to subscribe is $60.  Below is an example of her channel and her contact information if you are interested. Recommended by Wanda Truesdell

  • Richard Wong is a water colourist from Victoria. He was our guest demo artist in January 2021. He has many on line workshops focusing on specific techniques.


  • Life Drawing - If you are interested in life drawing, there is a web page that is free to subscribe which has models specifically for artists.  Croquis Café on Vimeo. Recommended by Wanda Truesdell 

  • Here is a handy virtual paint mixer by Golden. Recommended by Colleen Graham

  • Intuitive Painting - Betty Franks-Krause paints glorious abstract flower gardens on very large canvases.  Her use of colour is inspiring and she demonstrates the importance of layering. She has many instructional YouTube videos demonstrating her process. Here is a link to her channel:


  • In My Studio with Cheryl Wilson is an very thorough and organized youtube channel.  Cheryl is an abstract  expressionist mixed media artist. She has a lot small doable projects.

  • Alison Watt: Alison joined us last year in Studio 16. She also teaches in her own studio on Protection Island. Since the pandemic she has been working on developing a series of online courses in acrylics, mixed media and travel journals. She also has a lovely blog. Visit her website at:  and join her newsletter. It is very inspiring.


  • Sandrine Pelisssier: Sandrine is a super talented mixed media artist from North Vancouver who offers inspiring online courses.  CAG member Mary Ann Gerwing recommends her. Sandrine's website is:

  • All about Paint Brushes!Here is a very detailed and informative article about paint brushes shared by CAG Member Elaine Grodaes  

  • Strathmore has a very thorough website with all sorts of instructional videos in a very well organized layout. Lynda Sangster recommends this one.

  • Mindful Art Studio is the creation of Amy Maricle. She has many online workshops and a lovely blog and newsletter. Her focus is on developing a practice for stress relief, intuition, mindfulness, and finding freedom in your art work. She also has some great workshops on Fluid Acrylics. Heather Kent has been following Mindful Art Studio for a few years now, and loves the slow drawing workshops!

  • Learning to See is a free 3 part workshop online that looks at how to work with a reduced colour palette and composition. Astrid Notte is taking these workshops and recommends them.


  • For those who use iPhones and iPads, here is a useful app. It's called the Notanizer and it takes any photo in your photo library and reduces it to black and white and levels of grey. It's a great way to break down your composition in the field. Check it out at here at the apple app store. 

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