Workshop – Painting Reflection on Water

Artist Name

Harold Allanson

Dates & Time

May 13-14, 2023 (Saturday and Sunday, 2-Day Workshop)

9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day


McTavish Academy of Art

1720 McTavish Road, North Saanich

Artist Bio – Harold Allanson


Harold showed an interest in drawing from a young age and attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for a year and a half in his late teens. Still needing more training to work as a commercial artist, lack of finances and a need to make a living he went to work in the trucking industry for the next 30-odd years.

He was fortunate enough to be able to retire at fifty-six and he and his wife built a new home on their seven-acre Gabriola Island property. It was there that Harold turned back to drawing and painting. Watercolour classes were available and twenty some years later is still his passion. He became deeply involved with the Federation of Canadian Artists, in other art groups and events, and has Instructed classes in Canada, US, and Spain. Harold’s paintings have shown locally and internationally and have won many awards. His work can be found in collections in various countries.

Harold and Merrily now live in the small town of Crofton on Vancouver Island where he paints from his Gallery.

Class Description

Harold is designing a workshop just for us!  He promises an interesting (and busy!) 2 days. Keep your eye on this page as more information on the class content is on its way. 


$300 per member.

Supply List

Will be provided after registration.

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