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Modern Markers: Spirit Bear Workshop

Teen & Adult Workshop

Date: Sunday May 7, 2017

Time: 10am-2pm


Markers aren't just for kids anymore. Explore the unique and versatile medium of transparent, permanent markers. Discover how to effectively layer markers for a bold and distinctive look. This unique class will cover marker blending techniques while focusing on colour theory and how to get the most out of your markers. 

This workshop will focus on developing blending and layering skills to give your artwork a more 3-dimensional feel. 

All experience levels welcome, and remember: markers aren’t just for kids anymore!

Art Instructor Bio - Ashley Gaboury

Even before graduating with a BFA in Studio Arts in 2003 at The University of Lethbridge, Ashley Gaboury worked as an instructor at The Prairie Art Gallery in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Over the past fifteen years, she established herself as a 2-dimensional art instructor, while simultaneously developing as a professional artist. She exudes enthusiasm and passion about drawing and is continually pushing boundaries within her artwork. She creates in a myriad of mediums including watercolour pencils, alcohol-based markers, and acrylics.

The bulk of her work has spiritual undertones, often playing with the dualism of light and dark, and the dichotomy of good and evil.

For the past few years her artwork has evolved to reflect the dramatic impact humans have had on our surroundings, specifically, the domestication of Canis Lupus (wolves) into Canis Lupus Familiars (dogs). In order to better understand the instinctive behaviour patterns of dogs and wolves, she began a comprehensive study and collaboration with The Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary in Cochrane, Alberta. She creates drawings using watercolour pencil on canvas, with the intention of capturing their instinctual nature, curiosity, and stoicism. She sells fine art prints to raise funds and awareness for the sanctuary.

Ashley Gaboury - Artist Website

Supply List (Download PDF)

  • Marker paper – Strathmore suggested
  • Colorless Blender
  • 03 Black Pen - Micron Suggested
  • White soft colored pencil

Variety of Artist Quality Markers: (Prismacolor or Copic)

Light Gray:

  • Warm Gray 10 PB99 or Brick White E40 or Warm Gray 0

Light Blues:

  • Sky Blue Light PB202 or Frost Blue B00
  • Light Cerulean Blue PB48 or Pale Porcelain Blue B000

Medium Blue:

  • True Blue PB39 or Process Blue B05

Medium Green:

  • Light Olive PB26 or Moss Green YG67


  • Canary Yellow PB19 or Lemon Yellow Y13 or Yellow Y06

Warm Yellow:

  • Spanish Orange PB123 or Golden Yellow Y17


  • Crimson Red PB4 or Lipstick Red R29

Red Orange:

  • Terra Cotta PB82 or Tuscan Orange YR27 or Sanguine YR18


  • Orange PB16 or Chrome Orange YR04


  • White gel pen
  • Any other colours you like (Note: Try to get a light and a medium in each colour and bright colours to accentuate.)


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