Ready to Roll - Painting Marbles with Danielle Beaulieu

Danielle Beaulieu is an award-winning artist, juror, watercolour instructor and accomplished gardener. Her artwork has been exhibited in solo shows and galleries in Canada and the US, and she is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists. A few months ago, her artworks were featured in Arabella Magazine.  One of Danielle’s paintings was published in UPPERCASE magazine, and she has been recognized in the Art of Watercolour magazine’s Readers’ Competition. 

You can learn more about Danielle and see additional examples of her work, at  https:\\

From her students:

“Thanks so much- excited to keep learning”

 “…you are the most helpful teacher we’ve had! Your enthusiasm and support are so motivating!”

“I feel that I have been stuck at a certain level for a long time not knowing how to get to the next level and you’ve helped with this.”

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Watercolors can be vibrant and translucent.  Marbles are a perfect subject for this medium! Learn techniques and approaches for painting glass marbles.  Looking at light, color and contrast, Danielle will guide you through the process, step-by-step.

In this class, Danielle will introduce you to getting clean colours in your artwork. Participants will learn glazing techniques and color theory to paint beautiful colours.  Learning values and the use of subtle color and nuances will allow participants to paint round marbles. Danielle will share her method for noticing small details, choosing colours and painting techniques.  

For two hours each week, you will receive advice on the necessary steps for each painting involving marbles. All participants will then paint along to apply the demonstrated techniques that can be reapplied to other types of glass. The focus will be on interactive and individualized instruction, and you will be encouraged to ask questions throughout.

Between classes, you may send photos of either in-progress or completed paintings to Danielle for a private critique or advice to take your painting to the next stage.  You will have a bit of “homework” each week.

If you cannot attend any of the live classes, don't worry.  All the presentations and recordings will be available to you after each class.  You will have lifetime access.

You will be painting 3 projects with each being more progressively challenging during this 6-week class.  Participants are more than welcome to paint from their own photos.

Painting experience is desirable. 

You will need to download the ZOOM app. There is an online tutorial available at:  

Dates:  Thursdays, September 28th - November 2nd (6 weeks)

Times:  Evenings, 7:00-9:00 p.m.   

Class fee:  $150.00 for KAC members; non-members, $185.00

Registration will open for KAC members on August 15th.  It will open to the general public on August 22nd.  To register, please email the the registrar at:  You will receive an email advising if a spot is available, and information regarding payment.

Registration is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  Fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.

The Kanata Art Club reserves the right to cancel a class where there is insufficient registration.  To withdraw prior to the start date, please contact the  registrar at  A cheque for a full refund less an administrative fee of $15.00 will be issued if a written request is received no less than 48 hours prior to the start of the first class.  There will be no refund issued beyond that date.