Favourite Photos Make Fun Paintings

July 20 - July 21


This is a 2-day workshop. All classes run 9 – 4 pm each day with lunch included from 12 – 1 pm.

Favourite Photos Make Fun Paintings

Favourite Photos Make Fun Paintings

In this workshop, students will use the pursuit of pleasure to create FUN artwork. Bring one or two printed or online photographs that you like, art supplies that you like to use, and a childlike wonder about making art for an exciting fun filled, friendly weekend at MISSA this summer.

Barry will guide you step by step through a fun & easy creation of your project.

Using their own preferred art materials, students will learn how to quickly and easily make CONTOUR DRAWINGS and paintings from their photos. Students will learn how to express their feelings (pleasure) about their photo subject matter. (Learn to express with Content, Value, Color). Students will learn how to make artwork that is fun, easy and enjoyable rather than a stressful, difficult task. (Use a Childlike Awe Now approach).

Expect to go home with artwork you had  lots of fun creating.


  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Course Level: All Skill Levels
  • Course Prerequisites: No previous experience is necessary other than an open mind and a strong desire to have fun making art.

Price: $372

This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.


Barry is a full time working artist and fine art teacher who currently operates his own art school out of his studio at Saltair BC. Strasbourg-Thompson has been teaching art since 1980 in Ottawa, has retired from full time employment as an art instructor out of the Art Department at the Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre in Ottawa, taught art for the Ladysmith Arts Council, and TD Bank Nanaimo Arts Council, Art in the Schools, and with a Vancouver Island PaintNite.com 2023 contract.

Click here to read more about BARRY STRASBOURG-THOMPSON

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MISSA Course Withdrawal & Refund Policy

All requests for course withdrawals and/or accommodation cancellations must be made through MISSA’s online form. Requests made in person or by phone, text or email will not be accepted.

Refunds and credits are subject to the course withdrawal and accommodation cancellation deadlines and fees outlined below. Please note, no refunds will be processed during the MISSA Summer Arts Program.

Click HERE for the form.

Course Withdrawal Deadlines

Forms received on or before May 3, 2024 – Pre-paid tuition and material fees will be refunded. A $50 administrative fee applies for each course withdrawal. Material fees will be refunded in full.

Forms received on or before June 14, 2024 – A credit will be issued for pre-paid tuition, less a $50 administration fee per course withdrawal. Pre-paid material fees are not eligible for refund.

Forms received after June 14, 2024 – Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for refund or credit of tuition and material fees.

Tuition credits are issued in the form of a code to be used for registration in future MISSA workshops and/or for on-campus accommodations. Credit codes may be transferred to another person. MISSA credit codes have no cash value and cannot be refunded.

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2024 program is completely cancelled (due to COVID restrictions or any other force majeure), a full refund will be given (tuition, material fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

Accommodation Cancellation Deadlines
On-campus accommodations may be cancelled up to 14 days prior to the first day of MISSA and pre-paid accommodation fees will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee. Accommodation cancellations made after the deadline are not eligible for refund.

Click HERE for the form.


If you must withdraw from a course and/or cancel your accommodations due to exceptional circumstances, you may request a refund on the basis of hardship and/or compassionate grounds. All requests must be made in writing using the online form. Approval of such requests may only be made by the MISSA Board of Directors and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.