Classes, workshops and more

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Studying eyes

My 10-12 yr old students have been studying eyes. 
Clay work, and water colour. 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Kids classes at Gutheries

This fall I'm really excited be teaching kids classes at Guthrie's. 

4 weeks for $70.00

The magic of salt painted mandalas. 
The circular design of traditional mandalas will be explored. Participants will design their own mandala and then paint it using salt and dyes.

Blotting paper transfer paintings 
Participants will create an art piece on blotting paper that will be transferred using capillary action  resulting in a soft focus dreamy looking painting.

Texture paintings
Participants will create marks in a wet responsive surface, then glaze the work with colour, resulting in a rich and interesting looking contemporary art work.

Photo soon

Participants will create a colourful ‘stained glass’ window hang using tactile techniques.

Also I'll be teaching two 4 hour Family Fun Saturday work shops. 

October 17th
Printing and collage for kids and adults. 
Colliagragh: creating a printing plate from papers and found objects  
Gelli printing and collage: 
November 21st
Crazy Critters, creating an assemblage critter from wire, clay, and found objects. 

Picture soon

 If you'd like more information contact Olga 519-652-1066
Or at 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Samples of Projects in Long Term Care


mask and paint

St Patricks Day combination monoprint/collage

Collage using bleeding tissue

Combination paint and collage 
Combination stamping and watercolour painting

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Residents of Saint Mary's and Marian Villa art program.

The focus of the art program I run at St Mary's and Marian Villa is on maintaining and improving fine motor skills, cognitive skills, and on pure recreational enjoyment.

The residents I work with have varying levels of physical and or mental impairment. I have prepared for each session, two projects of different challenge levels.

I passionately feel that the act of creation is as important to those at the end of life's journey as it is for those at the beginning. One only has to see the look of joy in the eyes of a dementia patient who is creating, to see the value of these activities. Often no other program has the ability to hold the attention of these patients except for their weekly art program.

I also have found, that the resulting 'art' is a bridging tool for families to connect with their loved ones in care.

"C" and "L" 's work

"C" and "L" 's clay reliefs.

"C" had lots of fun with a pallet knife and acrylic paints on this one.

I love the perspective "L" put into this painting, I feel like I'm standing at the foot of the tree, and looking up, way up.

Frank Stella inspired work

marionettes -body proportion study

"G" 's work

clay work at 6yrs


claywork at 7 yrs 
"G"'s Mom says: Our six year old son loves to attend art classes with Robin. He has so much fun with her. He can hardly wait to see what he will be working on next. She has a wide selection of medias (materials) and resources, which has broadened our son's interest in different art techniques. He often chooses the direction of a session and the one-on-one teaching focuses directly on his learning pace.
here we are 4 years later with a knife painted abstract .

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fund Raiser for Canadian Red Cross, Disaster Fund

Saturday, June 18th, 1-4 pm
At Robin's Studio in Belmont
Cost $25.00 per person, all profits go to the Canadian Red Cross Disaster Fund for the victims of the Slave Lake wildfires, and the floods in both the west and in Quebec.
The event:
This 3 hour workshop is for all ages and abilities. You are welcome to drop in for one hour or for the entire 3 hours.
I'm going to set up the canopies around the pond, if Mother Nature is unco-operative we'll have to squeeze into the house so pray for a nice day.
I'll supply the art material, and instruction, all you need to bring is your sense of fun and a willingness to experiment.
Please e:mail me or call 519-644-0546, to reserve a spot, space is limited
Edit June 19th: We had a perfect day for our work shop. Everyone had lots of fun and went home with a very personal piece of art.
We raised $100.00 which has been sent to The Canadian Red Cross to add your donation click here