artist demonstrations

Doors Open

Doors Open happens all over Ontario on various weekends. It is fun way to see inside buildings and learn some of the history and heritage of an area.

The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville is participating in this event June 1st, 2013. Twelve sites will be opened to the public from 10 am to 4 pm. Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville will also have an added feature, Stouffville Studio Tour Artists will be demonstrating their art.

Drive out of  town to the Willowgrove Camp where Carin Bacher will be carving a totem pole.

Find Deb Grove-Kirk chasing copper in the repoussé  technique at the office of Paul Calandra, MP. 

In the Town Offices you will  find Jane McLellan painting beautiful wine glasses.  Jane is one of our new artists on the Tour for 2013.

Jane McLellan hand painted glasses

John Roberts will creating pencil portraits at the Renew Integrative Health building with the small fee that he charges going to one of his favourite charities, an orphanage in Uganda. 

Lis Simpson will be at the Stouffville train station demonstrating how she makes art glass beads on a torch. 

Lis Simpson making her bead
Red Caboose Bead that Lis will have at the Train Station

Come see how these artists create their work and visit some interesting sites in Whitchurch-Stouffville.

To see some of the work that these artists create visit our 2012 website.

Round Robin Paint Off May 9th 2013

On Thursday May 9th, 2013 the Whitchurch-Stouffville Studio Tour participated in a "Round Robin Paint Off" of York Region Studio Tours hosted by the York Region Arts Council.

The "Arts after Hours" event was a way for artists to meet and network with their peers. Creating art can be isolating so these events are excellent ways to "talk shop" with fellow artists. 

The entertainment of this evening was the round robin painting tournament.

For the "paint off" each team of 3 artists had 30 minutes to complete a collaborative painting. Four tours were represented, King Studio Tour, Newmarket Studio Tour, Richmond Hill Studio Tour and Whitchurch-Stouffville Studio Tour. 

Our team consisted of artists Ray McNeice, Colin Whitebread and Diana Bullock

They chose to depict a kettle lake at the bottom of the painting surrounded by houses and with hills and farmland in the background. Collaged into the houses was an area map of the farms from the late 19th century. 

As well as painting, our team took a video of their work. Looks like they had fun!


Here is a picture of all of the paintings created by the artists that evening.

Richmond Hill, Whitchurch-Stouffville, King, and Newmarket Studio Tours