The Mill Pond Gallery
314 Mill Street,
Richmond Hill, Ontario
L4C 4B5
905 770 7449

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Upcoming Events


DEMO – Painting Animal Portraits in Oil/Acrylic – Linda ShawL_Shaw_1

Monday, January 19, 2015 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Workshop: Sunday, February 22, 2015 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Welcome back! We hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season.
This demonstration will walk the student through the process of painting a portrait in oils/acrylic of an animal subject. The student will learn how to light and pose the subject, gather suitable photographic reference material and transfer the final image to canvas. The instructor will paint a portrait from beginning to completion, applying the underpainting in acrylic, and then laying in subsequent coats in oil paint. She will explain the proper use of oil paint and suitable mediums, choice of colour, lighting and value structure. The characteristics of oils and its advantages over other mediums, and the materials required such as grounds, brushes, mediums and varnishes, will also be demonstrated.

Please see Demo/Workshop page for completed schedule


DEMO – People in the Landscape, Watercolour – Atanur DoganA_Dogan_15

Monday, January 26, 2015 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Workshop: Sunday, March 1, 2015 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

We welcome Atanur back to the gallery for a watercolour demonstration with the theme the figure in the landscape.
Atanur Dogan is an internationally recognized Turkish-Canadian artist, instructor and judge. He is a graduate of the Fine Arts program with a teaching degree from the Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey, where he specialized in watercolor and sculpture.

 Please see Demo/Workshop page for completed schedule



Sunday, February 1, 2015 – 1:00 pm
Saturday, February 14, 2015 – 10:00 am

The Mill Pond Gallery is closed annually for 2 weeks in February during the Richmond Hill Winter Carnival.  On Sunday, February 1, at 1:00 pm we will need volunteers to help us prepare the gallery for the Winter Carnival team.  On Sunday, February 14 we will paint the gallery and be ready for another great year of gallery shows!

For more details please see our Members Info page


Weekly Events


Monday Open StudioStill_Life_OS

Monday Days 11 am – 4 pm

Come in and create in an informal and supportive environment. All members are welcome.
Daytime Coordinatior – Jette Cott -

Monday Evenings  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Still Life/Open Studio. All members are welcome.
Daytime Coordinatior – Christine Lippa -

Please check the Calendar of Events for Paint-In dates