Rodman Hall Art Centre is closed until further notice and all programs and events through June 1 have been cancelled as part of Brock University’s ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and the community in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Adult workshops and studio programs are designed for beginner through intermediate artists ages 18+ and are delivered in a creative & supportive environment by passionate instructors.

Exploring a variety of media, Rodman Hall offers programs in painting (acrylics & watercolours) drawing, printmaking and mixed media techniques. Specialized workshops are offered seasonally and feature art & fine craft techniques like textile arts and bookbinding. The limited class size for all Adult Programs allows for personalized one-on-one instruction. Lessons change each time a class is offered, so returning participants are always welcomed. Class fees include materials unless otherwise specified.

How to Register

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February 27 to March 19, 2020

Thursdays 6:15 pm to 8:45 pm
Instructor: Robin Nisbet

Taking inspiration from our Canadian landscape, this course will introduce some techniques using acrylic paints, mediums and unusual ways to make marks to put a different spin on how we interpret the world around us. Working from photographs, we will breakdown and simplify compositions to make work that’s interesting and unique. Registration with this class will include a starter set of paints, brushes and a palette.

All required materials will be provided by Rodman Hall Art Centre, however, you are always welcome to bring your own materials if you prefer.
*Rodman Hall is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings.



Candace has been working as a practicing artist at the national and international level for the past twelve years. Her practice focuses on painting,  textile and video work, which has been included in numerous gallery shows across Canada, the USA, UK, Switzerland, Italy and India. She has been teaching, leading workshops and conducting research for the past 7 years and teaches at Brock University in the Visual Arts Department. Candace earned her MFA from The University of Calgary. She is currently working towards her PHD at Brock in the field of Interdisciplinary Humanities.

Image left: Candace Couse, Detail image from Bathtub Opera – Florentine Watersports, 2014
Image right: Candace Couse, Detail image from Landlocked, 2010  




Playing with the Landscape

Robin is an Artist and Educator who works across a diverse range of mediums including  painting, illustration, photography, sculpture and digital. The layers of acrylic which bring life to her  paintings, mirror the layers of life experience which are reflected in her work. Robin holds a degree in Studio Arts from Brock University. Her paintings have been exhibited in Trinidad and Ontario and she has received numerous awards for her work in Graphic Design.

Image right: Robin Nisbet, detail from A Walk in the Woods, 2016



Jana is a local artist who specializes in scenic painting. Besides teaching for Rodman Hall she also paints scenery for the Shaw Festival and other local theatre companies. She received her BA in studio art from McMaster University and is currently focusing on a series of large paintings based on St. Catharines. In her  personal work she enjoys integrating forms of drawing and printmaking.