Welcome to MassieArt

Please click the links above and to the right to find out about watercolour painting classes, see photos and to contact me. Below you will find my blog.

Zoom Art Classes-2021

There will be a Beginner/Intermediate Watercolour Class, Wednesday, 7 weeks, October 13- November 24 from 1:30- 3:30 pm. Registration fee: $140.00
The Advanced Watercolour Class begins October 14, 7 weeks, to November 25, 9:30- 12:00, Thursdays. Registration fee: $150.00  For more information: info@massieart.com. Accepting Etransfer or Cheques to: Massie Art, 1001-9th Ave., Canmore, AB. T1W 1Z5

Canmore Watercolor Classes- 2019 and 2020

The schedule for the s:Canmore Weekday Classes:
Dates: Fall Session, 2019: October 16-17 to November 27-28
Winter Session, 2020: January 8-9 to February 19-20
Spring Session, 2020: April 8-9 to May 20-21
All classes meet at: St. Michael’s Anglican Church Hall, 7th St., Canmore
Beginner/intermediate Classes : Wednesday and Thursday afternoons 130 to 3:30 PM
Advanced Classes: 930-12:00 noon
Fees: ( includes GST) $130 .00
To Register: Mail a check with your class information to:
Massie Art, 1001-9th Avenue, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1Z9

Fall 2018 Classes

Although it is Summer, the Brochure for Fall 2018 Classes has been posted on this website. There are 7 week sessions, Wednesday or Thursday Afternoon for Beginner/Intermediates, or Thursday Morning for the Advanced Class.
I hope you are out finding great reference material to paint and/or sketching on location…Hope to see you this Fall !!

The Joy of Mountains

Two  Books were published by Rocky Mountain Books in June, 2017!  The Joy of Mountains is new and is on- location sketches of trips along the Rocky Mountains from New Mexico to Alaska. There are pages about painting supplies, how to get started,  colour schemes, Inspiration pages, location information and more…

A Rocky Mountain Sketchbook is a classic for painting mountains and is in its fourth Printing. There are new pages that include sketches from plein air painting trips.

The books are available from Rocky Mountain Books, Amazon, local bookstores, museums and shops. There was a wonderful launch and Art Show at Canada House Gallery in Banff…and future book signings will be posted here….


Fall Watercolour Classes

The Fall Watercolour Classes in Canmore begin October 14-15 and go to November 18-19, 2015. The Beginner/Intermediate Classes are Wednesday and Thursday Afternoon from 1:30-3:30 and the Advanced Class is Thursday Morning, 9:30-Noon. The fee is $110.00, to Preregister mail -along with your class time and contact information- to: Massie Art, 1001-9th Ave., Canmore, AB. T1W 1Z5.

The Art Of Class…

My friend, and well known musician-songwriter, Cori Brewster recently asked me what I would tell people who wanted to start art later in life. She was scheduled to present a workshop to Seniors in Calgary and thought I had probably addressed this with some of my students over my 25 years of teaching.

I thought for a while of all the cliches..” You’re only as old as you think”, ” Age is only a number”, or “time passes anyway”. But, what I know, and said to her was this…”Tell them, seriously, your  brushes don’t know how old you are!” So, if you have always wanted to paint…..pick up that brush and let it think you are 18, or 46, or whatever you want….


A New View

Opabin Plateau at Lake O’Hara

Sometimes landscape artists can visit the same place many times and not see the obvious.
I have visited, and hiked, at Lake O’Hara every year since 1991 and have been on this trail often, but, only on July 10th did I sit with a friend at this place and have lunch. I looked up and there it was…this view. I immediately came home and painted it…perhaps it was the time of year, weather, light, time of day…whatever, this time I saw it with fresh eyes. Perhaps there is a place you have often been that is holding a new view for you…