New Ways of Seeing Abstraction


In this four-week hands-on creative workshop, instructor Sally Jackson will explore colour, texture and design, using innovative techniques with gesso, embossed paper, pastels, and free application of fixative, improvising and working abstractly. Throughout, participants will look at and talk about art now and through the ages, with specific reference to current exhibitions at Oakville Galleries. This course will focus not only on fostering personal artistic growth, but on encouraging participants to see more when they look at artists' work and at the world around them.

Please wear a smock or apron and bring a small towel to keep hands and pastels clean; otherwise, all materials are provided.

  • Ages 18+
  • $153 ($180 for non-members) + HST



Saturdays, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
22 April – 13 May 2017


Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens
1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville

Instructor bio

Sally Jackson, MPAC, considers colour her first passion. Working primarily with soft pastels, her approach to the medium is exploratory and innovative, drawing on the spontaneity and experimentation that pastels make possible. Much of her recent work explores depictions of rock, along with fossils, lichens, erosions, petroglyphs and other markers of time, as well as explorations in pure colour abstraction. She has taught at the Art Gallery of Burlington, Visual Arts Mississauga, Beaux-Arts Brampton, the Oakville Art Society and Joshua Creek Studio as well as many workshops for Pastel Artists Canada, where she is a Signature Member. Her paintings are held in collections in Canada, the US and the UK.