Mark Making on Paper and Glass


Gestural intuitive marks all made by you. What is your mark? 

This is an exciting and very liberating method of creating beautiful art.

Join accomplished calligrapher and abstract artist Karen Wynne Mackay for a morning of discovery. Work on paper with handmade and machine made tools, ink, gesso and paint -explore your creative mark making side.

We will have a break for lunch (weather permitting) by the river. Please bring your lunch or you can pop out to Carleton Place for something (fifteen minute drive from the studio). Complimentary beverages are provided.

Then in the afternoon you will discover how to translate your mark making into glass. Each student will create two 4″x6″ glass art pieces that sit in a cork wood base. These are unique sculptural pieces that look wonderful in natural light or with a candle. We will use powdered glass, hand pulled glass, and crushed glass with a variety of tools.

Fee per student: $110 includes all materials and supplies.

Saturday July 7th 10am – 3:30 BOOK ONLINE


For the past 25 years Karen Mackay has been studying, practicing, teaching and working in Calligraphy and Abstract Art.

Most of her work is done for Government, Universities,  Academies, Churches and Private Business.

 Her fine art is a wonderful abstraction of the very precise lines she has perfected over the years mixed with her fresh colour pallet. Karen is inspired by words, writing them, reading them and using them to spur on creativity. Her work evokes specific themes, or influences such as Nature, Poetry, Seasons, People, Emotions, Stories and plain old “lightning bolts”. 

Karen is a generous and playful teacher. You will be set for a very enjoyable day!

See Karen’s work here Karen Wynne Mackay

Saturday July 7th 10am – 3:30 BOOK ONLINE

Some snaps of Karen’s Mark Making Workshop:

Examples of Mark Making with glass: