Nature Collage Art Workshop | LVL 1 - Beginner 
Instructor: Alan Pippy | Included: 2 hrs of instruction & supplies

Let your imagination run wild during a fun and explorative craft class.

The best thing about mixed-media art is that the creative possibilities are endless! From paper and paint, to fabric, stitching, and found objects, you can make your own creations with just about anything you can think of.

Using a variety of different nature inspired materials, you will learn how to to assemble dynamic collage art, though building texture and balancing spontaneity with technical construction.


During this workshop we will experiment with new methods of working with texture and combinations of traditional and non-traditional materials on a canvas. Participants will create a fun and whimsical canvas art, to take home and proudly display in their home at the end of this workshop


Artistic Workshops inspired by the beauty of the nature & all of it's creatures.

Palette Knife Painting Workshop - LVL 1 - Beginner

Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | Included: 2 - 3 hrs of instruction & supplies


During this workshop you will learn how to paint a beautiful design, using acrylic paints and a palette knife. Each month we create a different painting inspired by the beauty of mother nature.

A great way to add impact to a painting is to use a palette knife, to create layers of textured color. With a palette knife you can create effects that aren't possible with a paint brush. During this workshop you will be guided through the steps, one at a time to create your own mesmerizing masterpiece to take home with you!

Learn how to:

  • Use a palette knife

  • Create thin lines using the edge

  • Scraping Method

  • Dragging/Blending Technique

  • Multicolored Palette Paint Strokes

Mixed Texture Butterfly Art | LVL 1 - Beginner friendly 
Instructor: Alan Pippy | Included: 2 hrs of instruction & supplies


During this fun and explorative workshop participants will learn about the magical world of mixed media art, with a primary focus on textures.
Local artist Alan, will carefully guide you through the steps to creating a mesmerizing canvas art. No previous experience is needed, just the willingness to learn!

Using a wide range of different materials, you will learn various mixed media art techniques to creating textures to bring your artwork to life.

If you are looking for a way to take your artwork to the next level, this is a class that you won't want to miss!

Wooden Canvas Art Workshop | LVL 1 - Beginner friendly

Instructor: Alan Pippy | Included: 2 hrs of instruction & supplies 


Each month we will offer a different painting and theme, this will be updated bi-monthly to reflect a 2 month time period.


October: Luna Moth

November: Wings

Using a wooden panel to act as our canvas, we will use acrylics to create a whimsical insect inspired painting. Local Artist, Alan will guide you through the steps with ease, to creating your own stunning artwork to take home.

Watercolors & Ink Workshop | LVL 1: Beginner friendly

Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | Includes: 2 hrs of instructor & supplies


During this class, we will create a beautiful combination of simple doodles & loose watercolor washes to create whimsical animal designs. Explore various styles, color mixing, blending and layering techniques to create beautiful results. Create a beautiful nature inspired artwork through guided step by step instruction. Participants will leave with their completed painting to proudly display in their home.


This is a great workshop for beginners who want to get started with the beautiful art of working with watercolor paints. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of art and creativity at Sparkles n' Sawdust Studio in downtown Halifax!

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Hours of operation

Open during scheduled workshops & private events

Walk-in's are not permitted at this time 

Closed: Sunday's, Monday's & Tuesday's

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Sparkles n' Sawdust Studio

1574 Argyle Street, Suite 4 

Halifax, NS B3J 2B3

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