Paint and sketch the Canadian fall colours in Algonquin Park


Copyright © 2014 by May Georgina DeLory

The Group of Seven travelled to Algonquin Park in the early nineteen hundreds to sketch and paint the terrain of their homeland — Canada — and Ontario’s northland wilderness. The genius of the Group of Seven covered 1920 to 1933 and consisted of members’ Fred Varley, Frank Carmichael, A. Y. Jackson, Lawren Harris, Frank Johnston, Arthur Lismer and J. E. H. MacDonald — all very young men when they began to paint as members of a group. Thom Thomson, artist, woodsman and wilderness guide, was never a member of the Group of Seven. Had Thomson not died early he himself surely would have been brought into the fold. “…his contribution to the movement…cannot be measured.” - A. Y. Jackson.

The Algonquin Art Centre in Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada is approximately a twenty-minute journey by automobile or taxi from the town of Huntsville into the park and on to the art centre.


The Algonquin Art Centre is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year with special events.

August 1st to August 31st.  Through the Trees: The Art of Tim Packer. Immerse oneself in Tim Packer’s landscapes at this special exhibition. Free admission.

September 2 to 15.  My Life is Wild. Artist Lori Dunn. Free admission.  September 6th meet Lori Dunn 11:am to 4:pm. 

September  20th meet fiber artist Sylvia Naylor for a discussion on embroidery art.  11:am to 4:pm.

Oct. 4th: 11 am-4 pm
Meet the Artist:
Meet master artist Michael Dumas as he discusses his solo show, “Inspired by Life”

Workshop 2: Three Days with Tony Bianco

Dates: Sept 25 – 27

Location: Arowhon Pines

Participants will spend three full days with Tony and spend two nights at beautiful Arowhon Pines in Algonquin Park. The workshop is designed for more advanced artists, but beginners are welcome. Tony will teach the fundamental principles of painting—shape, value, and colour – while adapting these principles to the student’s own individual expressions. He will teach, too, how to interact with one’s surroundings by painting on site and seeing the potential in the Algonquin landscape. Students will be working mainly in acrylics, but oil paints can also be provided. Includes accommodations, six meals, art supplies, and access to recreational facilities at Arowhon Pines.

Price: $1,300 per person (Price includes tax and gratuity). Deposit required

Inquiries and Booking Information: For inquiries and booking information, call Arowhon Pines at 1-705-633-5661 or 1-866-633-5661


Algonquin Art Centre

Algonquin Art Centre open June 1 – October 19th, 10 to 5 daily
located at km 20 on Hwy #60, Algonquin Park
(705) 633-5555 / 1-855-221-2278

Bartlett Lodge on Cache Lake in Algonquin Park
Since 1917, award winning and one of the finest lodges in Algonquin park. To contact Bartlett Lodge by phone please call (705) 633-5543
or use Bartlett’s toll free number 1-866-614-5355

Accommodation in luxury furnished canvas tent with bathroom, deck and privacy. Views to Cache Lake.  Or stay in one of the tastefully decorated furnished cabins on Lake Cache.  Wood stove, screened porch, free use of canoe and water toys. Peace and calm ambiance.  Inquire about accommodation ideally suited to the art lover of the Group of Seven artists.



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