Acrylic Painting with Stephen Snider


May 20 – June 24, 2021

Thursdays. 6 week session.

New and returning students are invited to join Stephen Snider for his popular acrylic class. The atmosphere is relaxed and the projects are always interesting. This class will run as a combination of photos, email and consultation with Stephen due to the current lockdown. Stephen will send each week’s project out on Thursday afternoons (Friday morning at the latest). Students can work on their painting at their own pace and even save it for a rainy day.

If you are new please request a supply list in advance.

Member Cost: $75.00
Non-Member: $100.00

Registration is a two-step process:

1. Fill out and submit the online version of the General Program registration form by clicking the “Register online” button.
2. Pay online using the appropriate “Buy Now” button.

If you would prefer to register offline, please email A Gift of Art or call us at 905-987-2264.

Members cost: $75

Non-Members cost: $100

Meet your instructor

Stephen graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design and has worked as a freelance illustator for 36 years. He has worked for advertising agencies, book and magazine publishers, Canadian War Museum, and many corporations. He’s been teaching for 15 years now and is busy with regular classes, demos and workshops. Also busy with ongoing commissions for private and corporate clients. He’s married with two children and works out of his Port Hope studio…



I’ve always been drawing and painting since I can remember. I started off studying Fine Arts at the University of Ottawa and then transferred to The Ontario College of Art in Toronto where I’ve always wanted to go. They had the top designers and illustrators in Canada teaching there back in the ’70’s and an illustrator is what I wanted to be. Graduated after four years of studying illustration and design in 1982 and became a freelance illustrator for the next 35 years working for book and magazine publishers and advertising agencies as well as corporate clients.


I Starting teaching in 2005 and have enjoyed it ever since. It’s fun and a privilege to share what I’ve learned from my instructors and from experience as well. I think it’s our job to pass it on. I enjoy keeping my classes fun and comfortable. Beginners are always nervous to try and afraid of making mistakes, but I make sure that everyone is comfortable and they soon realize that we’re all in it together and we’re all making mistakes, having fun and learning to paint.


~ Stephen Snider

Sample of Stephen’s artwork

Sample of Stephen’s artwork

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