Mixed media painting workshops with Jeanne Krabbendam

Jeanne, Middle Beach

Jeanne offers gift certificates for art or art classes in any amount.

Instructs at Emily CarrYou have never painted before, but you still have the wish to try it? You had your last art experience in high school and you are thinking of picking it up again? You've been painting for years and you feel the necessity to bring your work to another level? Sign up for one of Jeanne's art courses! Jeanne also instructs at Emily Carr University in Vancouver. Her course "The Built Surface" runs four to six times a year with Level 1 and Level 2 series of weekly classes open to the public. See below for more information and registration.

Here is a general overview of what will be taught in her classes:

You will get instruction, techniques and tips on how to 'translate' your ideas into a piece of mixed media art. These workshops and courses include information and lots of hands on exercises in painting with acrylics, colour, composition and texture. Jeanne will introduce you to the use of:

  • Spackle
  • Different gels and mediums
  • Transfers
  • Monotypes / printing techniques
  • Lifting techniques
  • Collage
  • Cheese cloth and other fabrics
  • Tissue paper, news paper, magazine paper
  • Washes and Glazes
  • Antiquing techniques
  • Faux encaustics
  • Oil sticks
  • Inks

  • Listen to students talk about courses with Jeanne.

A notes about my Studio, Salt Water Studio, on Granville Island, and Emily Care Univeristy, which is moving from Granville Island and start their Fall 2017 Programs at their new location on Great Northern Way. With this move, Emily Carr is changing their course offerings. The courses that Jeanne previously provided through Emily Carr will not be be provided in their venue.

Jeanne will be able to provide the content of those courses through private and semi-provate classes at her Studio on Granville Island. Just send Jeanne an e-mail and she will be able to get back with information on options for days and times. Jeanne can also arrange to come to specific locations to provide workshop. Just send her an e-mail.


Exciting Collages

An intensive two-day workshop in which participants learn to build a collage with different materials and tools while keeping the 'glow' in their art work. This workshop is for everyone who wants to learn about the steps in the collage process. Jeanne will guide the participants through hands-on and technical advice in making an exciting piece of art in two days!

We will work with:
acrylics / liquid acrylics
gels and mediums,
collage material such as magazines, photographs, artefacts
stamping, stencilling
glazing, lifting
and more

October 25 and November 1, 2017
5:30 PM-09:30 PM
$ 110 + tax / 2 sessions


February 8 - February 22, 2018
Three (3) Thursday Afternoons
12:30 - 3:00 pm

Registration and information Coal Harbour Community Centre - refer to workshop 103905:
W: / P: 604 718 8222

Maplewood Farm - North Vancouver

One day workshop October 21, 2017

Express Mixed Media
Learn in a short workshop of one day a ton of new and exciting mixed media techniques.

For information and registration please contact North Vancouver Community Arts Council, 604-988-6844

Get to Know your Painting Tools

Of course you can paint with a brush, but don't let that withhold you from trying other tools. This weekend we will be exploring a range of different tools and techniques to create an interesting texture and great designs. The base of our work will be acrylics. We will work with the usual tools such as brush and palette knife, but you will also get introduced to less usual tools for paint application. Be ready for a festival of tools and come prepared for an extra fun weekend of experimentation and creation. Bring cover-up and yourself. The rest will be waiting for you in the Art Room!

A two afternoons at Coal Harbour Community Centre (at the bottom of Broughton street), downtown Vancouver:

November 15 and November 22, 2017
Two Wednesday evenings
5.30 - 9.30 PM


March 1 - 15, 2018
Three (3) Thursday afternoons
12:30 - 3:00 pm

$ 110 + GST all materials and use of tools included

Registration and information Coal Harbour Community Centre - refer to workshop 103912:
W: / P: 604 718 8222

Let it Glow, Let it Glow, Let it GLOW!

During the dark days of the beginning of the year we want to light up our art work!

Ever wondered how the old masters were able to get their pieces glowing? How some artists are able to catch the light in their artwork? Come and join Jeanne at Coal Harbour Community Centre for a hands-on day of glazing, washing, dry brushing, burnishing, scumbling and other old techniques to make a new and glowing piece of art. You will love to master these classic techniques and learn to use them in your art work. From now on you will think: how did I ever paint without???

Sunday January 14, 2018
12.30 - 4.30 PM

Feel for a Sunday afternoon of playing with specialty paints, creating a small art work? Sign up at Coal Harbour Community Centre: or phone: 604 718 8222

$ 55 + GST - materials included! $55 + GST, materials included.

Fantastic Acrylics / Abstract Painting, Colour and Composition

Four Wednesday nights playing with acrylic paints and learning how to start, create exciting layers and finish a piece of abstract art.

You will be introduced to ways of creating a design for your piece, textures, dry brushing, lifting and glazing.
Come an join us for a four-week course in the most beautiful art room in Vancouver, right at Coal Harbour, with views of the water, Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains!

January 11 - February 1, 2018
Four (4) Thursday afternoons
12:30 - 3:30 pm
$155+tax -    All use of tools and materials included!

For information and registration on line refer to workshop 103045: or phone: 604 718 8222


Cabo - Mexico

April 7 - 13, 2018

A one week mixed media painting course. More information and registration:

The Built Surface

A course at Emily Carr University: Six sessions of introduction to collage and mixed media, working with non-traditional art materials to build exciting layers on your art work. For beginners and intermediate students.

Information on future workshop will be published.

Working in Large Scale   

Go BIG Or Go Home! A favourite under the workshops: Challenge yourself with this intensive short course on making the move to large scale pieces. Experiment with acrylics and mixed media as you disrupt your creative process and expand your work into new dimensions. Learn to use bigger gestures and tools (knives, brushes and more) to match the scale of the work you are creating. 

Discover how to alter your approach when working with large surfaces and gain a new level of confidence. Prepare to work hard in order to leave with a completed piece.

Dates to be announced.

Open Studio Layering Techniques

This open studio course will allow you to create your own work in mixed media layering techniques while being supported and coached by a mixed media art instructor. Students will further develop their painting techniques and the opportunity to use of new and different materials and tools. Through discussion, critiques and individual guidance, you will be challenged to develop your style and grow in your art practice.

Dates to be announced.

Anything But the Brush

Emily Carr University, Granville Island campus
Vancouver, BC

This course is for students who want to broaden their horizon, who would like to be challenged in their art making and who are not afraid for experimentation. During the four sessions of the course students will expand their use of the brush by introduction to a broad range of usual and less usual art tools, from knifes and rollers, to tile setting tools, brooms, sticks and trowels. We will work on larger projects, focused on creating art in a non-conventional way.

No  prerequisites

Dates to be announced.

Jeanne comes to you!

Did you know that when you organize a group of artists, Jeanne is willing to travel to you to conduct a workshop in your own town?

Planning of these kinds of workshops and courses is simple, just email Jeanne at, or connect per phone: 604 434 1367 and together you can get your workshop going!

Private Classes and Mentor Hours

By appointment, $80 per hour ($60 sharing with a second person, $50 sharing with three).

Give art a first try or learn new skills in the privacy of Jeanne's studio. From acrylics to photo transfers, collage, antiquing or alteration techniques, you can get private lessons in any water medium or mixed and experimental technique. Trying new techniques for the very first time? Preparing for an art show or art school? In need of feedback on your work? Anything is possible, just arrange a date and time with Jeanne. Use of tools and materials included.

For more information on all these workshops please call or email: 604 434 1367 /

Painting Party!

Jeanne presented a workshop in which participants all painted a small canvas as part of a larger picture.

Over the course of a few hours during the party 24 people were involved; they created together this multi-paneled piece.

Would you like Jeanne to be involved in something like this at your place? Call or email her and she will arrange the activity with you! Call 604.434.1367 or e-mail:

Jeanne Krabbendam - A Panel
Panel Workshop
Panel Workshop
Jeanne Krabbendam - Finished Panel



Jeanne Krabbendam


Jeanne enjoys to receive comments on her art or her web site. Please send her an e-mail.



Jeanne accepts payments by VISA or Mastercard for her art, or any of the Workshops. Just contact Jeanne.


Some comments from participants in Jeanne’s workshops:

“Inspiring information in a safe environment for creation!”

“Amazing workshop! Thank you for the great experience. My first time painting since high school (many decades ago).”


“My intention was to just let the creative spirit take over – thank you for encouraging me to play and play some more! A wonderful, stimulating workshop!”

“I am not a very ‘artsy’ person, but the ideas you give us make me feel ‘artsy’. You are very inspirational and not just in the way you explain things! You’ve inspired me to continue painting and explore new techniques.”

“I’ve learned so much and actually created something cool that I am proud of (pretty good for someone who can only draw stick people! All the info is clear and your input was very constructive and easy to follow!”

Jeanne Krabbendam - Artist

“Best workshop I have attended ever! The teacher was attentive and fun to be with - Very perceptive! I had a great time!"

“I haven’t had an art course since University, so this was very inspirational. I was impressed with the level of the instructors’ teaching.”

“It was such a fun and informative weekend: food for the soul. Loved it!” “This was the best class I have ever taken and it’s because of a combination of factors: the beautiful location, the positive attitude and high level of commitment of all participants, the materials available, the wonderful enthusiastic, warm, talented instructor, to name a few, Thank you!”


“I’ve been waiting for this course for 6 years!”

“Can’t wait to redo some of my work. You have inspired and supported us to try all these great techniques.”



Flores Island Workshop

Flores Island Workshop

By the water - Flores Island

By the water, Flores Island Workshop

Flores Island Workshop

Flores Island Workshop

Flores Island

Flores Island

Youngest member of Jeanne's workshop

Youngest member of Jeanne's workshop

Student work from workshops

Student work from workshops

Red Deer College

Teaching at Red Deer College, "Art with a Story"

Jeanne at the Salt Water Studio

Jeanne at the Salt Water Studio

Red Deer College

Red Deer College

Painting in the Garden

Painting in the Garden