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Coming Events

Les AMIS Concert Danses Bohémiennes

April 9th, 3 PM at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Cobourg

Three of Canada’s finest musicians team up to perform original pieces by top modern composers. Assistant concert master of The National Ballet Company, Lynn Kuo (violin), pianist for the Canadian Opera Company Rachel Kerr and Winona Zelenka, Assistant Principal cellist for the Toronto Symphony join for a rare performance of the works of Dvořák Erwin Schuloff, Michael Osterle and Michael Pepa.

Words do it Justice: nature in verse

Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:30 p.m. – doors open at 7
Meet at 66 King, Cobourg

Cobourg Poetry Workshop invites you to our 3rd Thursday Reading Series celebrating Poetry Month!

Watercolour Art Workshop

Come and have fun learning to sketch and paint in watercolour. 4 WEEKS $120 Includes Workshop & Supplies Maximum 12 students

In this workshop we will explore basic drawing and composition, colour mixing, watercolour washes and several painting techniques. Various subjects in landscape will be covered. There will be demonstrations, step-by-step instruction and individual feedback.

This course is designed to lay down a solid foundation in watercolour painting so that you will be able to create your own wonderful works of art.

Dates: Saturdays April 22nd, & 29th May 6th , 13th. Time: 1:00 to 3:00

Location: Campbellford Library (upstairs) 98 Bridge St. East Campbellford

Class size is limited to 12 so register early by calling or emailing Dania Madera-Lerman Tel: 705-778-3023 email:

Cobourg Poetry Workshop

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
7:00 p.m.
The Cat & Fiddle Pub, second floor

Join us at our regular monthly meeting celebrating Poetry Month. Our writing and/or discussion topic this month: Why write? Why poetry? Write about writing, a poem about poetry.

Outdoor Painting Festival – Call for Artists (and of course, Visitors)

For photos of last year’s event
Workshop: Sept. 28, Plein Air 29, 30 and Quick Paint on Oct. 1
Also on Oct. 1, Awards Reception and Fresh off the Easel Sale of artists’ paintings.

Main event – The festival celebrating artists and their Plein air work on the hills of Cavan and in historic village of Millbrook where the movie, Anne, was filmed. The awards total $3500.

New events: Quick Paint and Plein Air Workshop with Sam Paonessa. Free to visitors, free hands-on art activities for children, Quilting workshop.

Sam Paonessa workshop is $75. Limited space register early. Visitors are encouraged to visit the Festival without charge and interact with the artists.

Sponsors: (prizes) OPA
705 944 9444

Brought to you by Cavan Art Gallery and Galerie Q
Please Register ASAP – Limited Numbers

Fleming College Courses

Photography 1: Exploring Your Camera with Cindy Taylor
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 to Wednesday, May 10, 2017
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Fleming College – Cobourg Campus 1005 Elgin St. W. Cobourg, ON

Bring your digital camera to learn the basics hands-on: basic terminology, composition and framing, color schemes, aperture and shutter priority, natural lighting versus fill flash photography, and the process of taking a good technical and artistic picture. This is a beginner level course.


To register please contact 905-372-6865 ext. 5000

Photography – Abstract Workshop with Cindy Taylor
Sunday, May 07, 2017
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Fleming College – Cobourg Campus 1005 Elgin St. W. Cobourg, ON

Explore how the abstract photographer uses creative imagination to produce stunning works of art. Abstract photography disregards the regular rules of photography and avoids symbolic representation, rejecting the notion that something identifiable must be depicted by a photograph.


To register please contact 905-372-6865 ext. 5000

Photography: Natural Light Portraiture Workshop with Cindy Taylor
Sunday, April 09, 2017
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Fleming College – Cobourg Campus 1005 Elgin St. W. Cobourg, ON

You will discover ways to set up a portrait and establish a comfortable rapport as you capture intimate and revealing moments of your subject’s true character. Cindy will talk about lighting challenges and selecting interior and exterior locations.


To register please contact 905-372-6865 ext. 5000

Call For Artists – Warkworth Sculpture Garden

Announcement Date: Wednesday, June 08, 2016

This is a shout out to all the sculptors in Spirit of the Hills. Warkworth sculptor, Georgie Schaeff, has contacted the Trent Hills Development Board with the idea of creating a sculpture garden in Warkworth. They love the idea and would like feedback from Northumberland sculptors to determine their level of interest in such a venue. Please contact Georgie at for information.

Deadline: June 1, 2017

The Spirit of the Hills group is dedicated to promoting ALL creative art forms and traditions in Northumberland County, including the performing and visual arts, media, design and the literary arts.