Painting the Ontario Landscape (In Your Degree of Abstraction) with Andrew Cheddie Sookrah

Renowned Canadian artists from Tom Thompson to Robert Genn, Wendy Birmingham, Monica Burnside and Ryan Sobkovich, have all represented the Ontario landscape in their own unique voice.  In this two day intensive workshop, Andrew Sookrah will help you to refine and strengthen your own personal style, working in the medium of your choice. 

He will demonstrate painting rocks, trees, skies, water and everything in between, in acrylic and watercolour.  We will be painting at a farm in Dunrobin, which has outdoor shelter in the event of inclement weather. There will be a brief presentation on drawing techniques, perspective, composition, colour, texture, use of material, and brushstrokes, as well as the different approaches needed when working in studio or en plein air.  However, most of the time, you will be painting, with plenty of guidance and support from Andrew.

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Sookrah is a raw colourist whose free brushwork is confident and powerful. His strengths are his sense of design, his use of effective composition, the confident presentation of bold colours… and in his figurative and portraiture work, his capturing the essence of the human spirit.

His is a masterful expression of the unity of nature.

Andrew Cheddie Sookrah was born in Guyana, immigrating to Canada in 1974. 

He studied at the Ontario College of Art (OCA), George Brown College and Ryerson University. He started up what became a successful design development studio and advertising & marketing agency in Toronto.

He conducts workshops and teaches painting techniques in oil, acrylic and watercolour at various institutions including Loyalist College, Richmond Hill Art School and The Lodge on Amherst Island.  He has been an active member of the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto for twenty-four years.

Sookrah’s work is in Corporate and Private Collections in Canada and the US.  For more information, see his website, at:

Dates: August 21st and 22nd, 2021

Time: 9:30 am -4:30 pm

Location: Plein air location (a farm) in Dunrobin.  Details and location to be shared with registrants.


Registration:  limited, on a first-come, first-served basis.  

The workshop is full.

Fees: $240.00. 

Kanata Art Club reserves the right to cancel a workshop where there is insufficient registration.  You will be notified and issued a cheque for a full refund.

To withdraw prior to the start date, please contact the  A cheque for a full refund less an administrative fee of $25.00 will be issued if a written request is received by July 24th, 2021.  There will be no refund issued beyond July 24th, unless we are able to fill your spot from a waitlist.