Create with Joanne - Acrylic Techniques


Sun Jun 11 2023 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Joanne Probyn Art at Eastside Atelier | Vancouver, BC

Paint a beautiful, peaceful, abstract landscape painting in one morning!
About this Event
Create with Joanne - Acrylic Techniques

Join us on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 10:00am for a fun and informative in-person workshop on acrylic techniques with Joanne Probyn. Learn how to create stunning landscape paintings with acrylic paints. Get hands-on experience with different techniques including glazing and sfumato. This workshop is perfect for beginners and experienced artists alike.

Paint a forest scene with gentle light and soft edges in one afternoon. Take home a beautiful painting you'll feel proud to hang on your wall. Follow the step-by-step instruction or create your own way with Joanne's on-the-spot guidance, as needed.

The event will be held in Joanne's studio at Eastside Atelier,10B - 1310 William Street, Vancouver. We will provide all the necessary materials, so all you need to bring is your creativity and enthusiasm. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from a talented artist and meet other art enthusiasts.

Spaces are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot now. We can't wait to see you there!

"I volunteered at this event (Squeegee Paint Nite) and it was such fun. Everyone had a unique painting. Plus Joanne took time to share techniques and do quite a bit of on the spot teaching. I highly recommend you take one of her art classes. Everyone was so highly engaged and came away with some beautiful and mindful masterpieces. Well done !" ~ Natalie Wai, Vancouver School Board Special Education, English Language Arts and Ell; Summer School Administrator, Secondary Completion and Skills Development; Community Schools Teacher; and Ell Department Head – International Student Advisor – Vsta Representative
*Images are from Joanne's recent event, Amazing Squeegee Paint Nite
Event Photos

Peaceful Forest

14 in x 11 in

Acrylic on Canvas





Glazing has its roots in oil painting. Acrylic painters use a similar layering technique to create depth, variety and luminosity.

Sfumato softens edges and uses consistent values and colours. When employed in a landscape, it creates a sense of peacefulness while allowing for abstraction, expression and interpretation.


  • Hosted by a senior-level, experienced, professional artist who will help you do your best.
  • Take home a beautiful work of art to enjoy for years to come
  • Create great memories
  • Be inspired long after the workshop
  • Have fun with a friend, date or come alone to make new, like-minded friends
  • Get away from it all... leave feeling joyful, empowered and relaxed
  • Work in a one-of-a-kind, artist's studio in Vancouver's famous art district

Joanne brings years of art and teaching experience to the classroom, ensuring you get the tools and guidance you need to reach your goals. You'll feel supported, relaxed and delighted to be part of a very special class.

"Joanne is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic teacher. Her compassion and patience combined with excellent communication skills ensured that all the students had a truly meaningful artistic experience." ~ Diana Buric, Director of Leisure Services


Sunday, June 11

10:00 am - 12:00 pm (please arrive 10 minutes early to get set up)


Joanne's studio at Eastside Atelier

10B - 1310 William Street

Vancouver, BC

Last, single, glass door on at Clark and William. Go up the stairs. Follow the yellow line to Studio 10B. Free street parking available.



Minimum six people to proceed. Maximum of eight students. No refunds.

Joanne's vast knowledge and ability to guide/inspire/engage the participants was amazing! Jo-Anne HarrisonManager of Therapeutic Recreation Services


Joanne taught in therapeutic art for over eight years guiding large groups while overseeing multiple volunteers. She has also taught privately including children, adults and palliative care. Consulting includes painting commissions and film work such as CBS-TV. Joanne was invited to present at Canadian Federation of University Women. Her talk "Daring to Create" was their most attended talk to date. Her 2022 Eastside Culture Crawl painting demonstration, Easy Abstract Painting, was at capacity with over 25 people in attendance.

Joanne Probyn is a contemporary artist best known for her acrylic, abstract paintings and hand embroidery. She often explores themes of growth, the human condition and interconnection. Probyn's creative pursuits have been exhibited and published widely including Fun Size, an art book by Jen Tough Gallery, New Mexico. She works from her East Vancouver art studio, Eastside Atelier, one of Vancouver's largest and oldest art collectives. Probyn has collaborated on multiple murals including two in the Vancouver Mural Festival. Career heights include local and international awards such as North Vancouver Arts Council Award for Excellence in Painting. She completed her IDEA School of Design education at Capilano University and holds a certificate in marketing management from UBC Sauder. Probyn has studied with teachers including renowned painter, Kiff Holland, and Governor General Award recipient, Eric Metcalfe. She sits on the First Saturday steering committee and forged their Creative Mornings Vancouver partnership.

This workshop was a great introduction for non-artists. Joanne was informative and patient throughout the workshop, giving helpful tips and encouragement. Highly recommend this small-size class! ~ Anonymous “Happy Participant” :) Amazing Squeegee Paint Nite


Wear clothes that are fine to get a bit dirty. Sometimes painting can be messy. Joanne is not responsible for damages of any kind.

Select a landscape you would like to paint. Bring 1-3 images that inspire you. Or, you may choose the painting on this page and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Bring your curiosity and a willingness to share encouraging comments with others.


  • Paint
  • Brushes
  • Canvas 14 in x 11 in
  • Water containers
  • Tables and comfortable seats
  • Paint palettes
  • Paper towels
  • Aprons
  • Color laser printed teaching booklet

I'm no longer scared to pick up a paintbrush. Joanne explained the art of mixing paints, blending on different mediums and brush stroke techniques, among many other topics. She crammed a lot of useful information into our 3 classes. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Joanne for private lessons! ~ Cheryl Ziola, Private Art Lessons Client (adult and child)Joanne's last workshop was rated 5 stars! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐LIMITED SPACE

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Where is it happening?

Joanne Probyn Art at Eastside Atelier, 10B - 1310 William Street, Vancouver, Canada

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CAD 65.00

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